Punk Slash! Musicals

Punk Slash! Musicals

by David Laderman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292728851
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

DAVID LADERMAN is Professor of Film at the College of San Mateo in California. He is the author of Driving Visions: Exploring the Road Movie and was featured in the IFC documentary Wanderlust.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Let's Do the Time Warp: Welcome to the Punk Musical Film Cycle
  • Chapter 2. Situating Slip-Sync: In/authenticity, Singin' in the Rain, A Hard Day's Night, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Blank Generation, Illusions, Nice Coloured Girls, Neocon 1980s
  • Chapter 3. The Queen Is Dead: Jubilee
  • Chapter 4. The Punk Meets the Godfather: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
  • Chapter 5. Your Face Is a Mess: Breaking Glass
  • Chapter 6. American Slip-Sync Remix: Blank Generation, Rock 'n' Roll High School, Out of the Blue, Smithereens, Liquid Sky
  • Chapter 7. Talk of the Town: Times Square
  • Chapter 8. Uh Huh Her: Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • Chapter 9. Now Entertain Us: Starstruck, Sid and Nancy, True Stories
  • Postscript: Slip-Streaming
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index

What People are Saying About This

Bishnupriya Ghosh

It is rare indeed to encounter such a lucid, entertaining, yet highly theoretical book that promises to say something new about punk. Punk Slash! Musicals updates the celebration of punk to present a nuanced reading of the punk musical's richly complex negotiations of the popular.
Bishnupriya Ghosh, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

David E. James

David Laderman's sterling book is one of the most intelligent and creative contributions to the literature on the rock 'n 'roll film I have read. He surveys the cycle of punk musical films that ran from Derek Jarman's underground Jubilee (1978) to Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy (1986) through the optic of two wonderful original critical coinages: '(s)lip-sync' and 'in/authenticity.' These enable him to manage with great verve the interdependence of resistance and collusion that makes punk (along with rap) prototypical of popular culture in the era of late capital. Punk Slash! Musicals will be of major interest to scholars of both cinema and music, but it's so engagingly written, it deserves a wide popular reception. (David E. James, Professor, Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California)

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