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Hollywood Rock Paperback – February 1, 1994
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Pre-order today
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This book has a vast amount of info about R&R in Hollywood movies...a R&R Movie Encyclopedia!
Arranged alphabetically, the 300+ films each rate a write-up ranging in length from 1/3 to 1/2 page. Very brief cast listings are followed by a comprehensive summary with basic plot, characters, featured artists and songs. Each entry is also rated on 'Music,' 'Attitude' and 'Fun.' Despite its title, the book is international in scope, including English, Australian and German films among others. An appendix on 'More Rock Films' lists more titles that didn't get a full review for various reasons.
Most of the usual suspects' are here - BLACKBOARD JUNGLE, AMERICAN HOT WAX, HARD DAY'S NIGHT, THE T.A.M.I. SHOW, WOODSTOCK, ROCKY HORROR SHOW, GIMME SHELTER, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, THE LAST WALTZ, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, YELLOW SUBMARINE, HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL, ROCK AROUND THE WORLD, ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS, CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, THAT'LL BE THE DAY, LA BAMBA, ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL and BEACH PARTY. As mentioned, not all the flicks were winners, witness Paul McCartney's GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADSTREET, TOMMY and SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. You wonder why some films made the listing like DSEPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN but it's Crenshaw's call.
Film and music buffs will enjoy HOLLYWOOD ROCK It's a wide-ranging and entertaining guide to rock movies. Recommended.
I've had it for 15 years or so and I end up checking it all the time-- even if you haven't seen the films, it makes for amusing and informative perusing. Recommended.