The Music of Counterculture Cinema: A Critical Study of 1960s and 1970s Soundtracks

The Music of Counterculture Cinema: A Critical Study of 1960s and 1970s Soundtracks

by Mathew J. Bartkowiak, Yuya Kiuchi

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ISBN-13: 9780786475421
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mathew J. Bartkowiak, formerly an associate professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County, is now a senior manager at Nelson-Jameson, Inc. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of American Studies at Michigan State University. Yuya Kiuchi is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Michigan State University. His research interests include popular culture, youth culture, African American Studies, technology, and sexuality.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

1. Framing Utopia: Monterey Pop and the Heart of the Counterculture 7

2. Creating the Downfall: Gimme Shelter and the “End” of the Counterculture 20

3. Searching for the Real Times, Baby: Head and the Unmaking of the Monkees 34

4. Love in Counterculture Film: Music’s Diplomatic Role in Harold and Maude 47

5. Space Is the Place: Barbarella and Hearing the Future 58

6. Did the Soundtrack Also Blow It?: Using Rock to Capture Counterculture Generational Identity 71

7. Setting the Escapist Scene with Music: Sex and Comedy in an Exotic World 83

8. Generational Genocide: Selling Youth Rebellion in Roger Corman’s Gas-s-s-s 95

9. African American Artists in Hollywood: Isaac Hayes’ Contribution to Shaft 107

10. I’m Watching It for Its Music: Deep Throat and Its Soundtrack 118

11. Challenging Normativity and Pushing Boundaries: Midnight Cowboy and Cultural Resistance 133

12. Ambiguous Meaning of Music: Combining Technology and Music in the Dystopian World of A Clockwork Orange 145

13. Understanding Country Ways: A Talk with Country Joe McDonald About Counterculture Film 166

14. Bringing the 1960s to Life: An Interview with Director Robert Greenwald 182

Coda 190

Works Cited 193

Index 203

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