“This is an encyclopedia of movies that have rock and roll soundtracks. Listing films chronologically from the 1950s through 1991, the authors offer plot synopses, production and marketing information, box office and record album receipts, and a summary of critical reviews for a couple hundred films… For general readers.”
—L. Rabinovitz, Choice
"This is the most ambitious book on rock-and-roll and films so far published. It is valuable in two ways. First as a work of reference. . . . Second, as a guidebook through the corridors of the culture industries, it traces the history of the ways the media have become totally integrated as industries. . . . A veritable treasure trove of information that will be indispensable for the foreseeable future."
—David James, Film Quarterly
"What sets this text apart from all other studies on rock film is thoroughness. . . . A landmark study."
—B. Lee Cooper, Journal of Popular Culture
"In their analyses of the cross-fertilization among media industries, Denisoff and Romanowski offer both original and significant contributions to the contemporary popular music literature. Their examinations—of the economics of production, marketing, and distribution—offer very useful insights into those hybrid mechanisms of late capitalism designed to eliminate all risk from the business of mass entertainment."
—Journal of Communication