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Pop Music in British Cinema: A Chronicle

Donnelly, K. J.

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ISBN 10: 0851708633 / ISBN 13: 9780851708638
Published by BFI (British Film Institute) Publishing, London, 2001
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Title: Pop Music in British Cinema: A Chronicle

Publisher: BFI (British Film Institute) Publishing, London

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Pop music stars in many of the most exciting and successful British films--from Performance to Trainspotting, from A Hard Day's Night to Human Traffic. Other films using pop music might be more obscure but include many demonstrating a boldness and imagination rarely matched in other areas of British cinema.
Pop artists (David Bowie, Cliff Richard, Spice Girls, Patsy Kensit, Sex Pistols) could be said to be captured at their most iconic on celluloid. And of course there are the rare but prized cameos from a huge variety of other musicians and their songs in the most unexpected of places. This book tells the story and records the facts of the pop-film relationship decade by decade. It is the most systematic guide to where and how pop appears in British cinema.
Pop in British Cinema includes:
* Decade by decade commentary and systematic listings of films with pop music
* Comprehensive referencing of all British feature films using music from the 50s to the end of the century
* Illustrations and descriptions of the changing ways of using pop in British film
* Listings of "band" movies and indexes to musicians, directors, and film titles
For researchers and the curious alike this is an easy and fascinating reference source. It represents both a first history of pop music in British cinema and a mine of trivia questions for music and film buffs of all descriptions.

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Pop music "stars" in many of the most successful of British films, such as "Trainspotting" and "Human Traffic". Even pop artists themselves have been known to appear in British movies, including a young Cliff Richard to the more recent Spice Girls. This is a systematic guide to where and how pop music appears in British cinema. It references all British feature films using pop music from the 1950s to the end of the 20th century. There are listings of "band" movies, such as The Beatles' "A Hard Days Night", and indexes to musicians, directors and film titles. The book also illustrates and describes the changing ways of using pop in British film.

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