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♦ ♦ “The Motion Picture You’re About to See Is a Story of Music”: The Migration of Cinema into Rock ’n’ Roll

Kay Dickinson

in Off Key: When Film and Music Won't Work Together

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195326635
eISBN:
9780199851676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326635.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on rock 'n' roll films in the U.S. during the mid-1950s. The story lines of these films, often starring and largely made for teenagers, revolved around the music industry with a ... More


Presley, Yes-Ulbricht, No?: Rock ‘N’ Roll and Female Sexuality in the German Cold War

Uta G. Poiger

in Jazz, Rock, and Rebels: Cold War Politics and American Culture in a Divided Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211384
eISBN:
9780520920088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211384.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When rock 'n' roll crossed the Atlantic to Germany in the second half of the 1950s, it brought only rioting young men and young women into the public eye. Three interconnected concerns shaped East ... More


Music and Rakyat: Constructing “the People” in Dangdut

Andrew N. Weintraub

in Dangdut Stories: A Social and Musical History of Indonesia's Most Popular Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395662
eISBN:
9780199863549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395662.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

In the early 1970s, the Indian-based music played in orkes Melayu described in chapters two and three crystallized into “dangdut.” The notion of dangdut as the music of “the people”–the majority of ... More


Rock ’n’ Roll

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the romantic genealogy of rock 'n' roll and how its style resulted from the happy integration of white hillbilly music with black “race music” or, as it came to be known in the ... More


“Still Talking About My Generation!”: The Representation of Youth in Popular Music

Andy Bennett

in The Changing Portrayal of Adolescents in the Media Since 1950

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195342956
eISBN:
9780199894284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342956.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Rock and Roll became an important form of popular music, entering mainstream youth culture by white translators of black music such as Elvis Presley. Youth readily identified with the themes of Rock ... More


Jukebox Musicals

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Since rock ’n’ roll was expected to be a brief—and very disreputable—fad, the major studios ignored it, and only exploitation producers attempted to cash in. Motivated by Blackboard Jungle’s profits, ... More


Introduction: Rock ‘n’ Film

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Rock ’n’ roll was initially regarded as a threat that combined aesthetic and social delinquency. Its energies were, however, primary to utopianism of the emerging cultural movements. Just as rock ’n’ ... More


Rock ‘n’ Roll: From Rebellion to Consumption

Zhou Xuelin

in Young Rebels in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098497
eISBN:
9789882207707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098497.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the development of rock ‘n’ roll music in China and its links with the emergent youth culture. It focuses on how young rebels use their own rock music as a means of reflecting ... More


Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

David E. James

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In the mid-1950s, rock ’n’ roll amalgamated earlier black and white working-class musical traditions to displace the Great American Songbook’s hegemony over Anglophone popular music. At the same ... More


Dictionaries of Youth

Coleman Julie

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Slang only becomes associated with young people in general during the period covered by this volume. The production of dictionaries of youth slang was fuelled by fears of juvenile delinquency and by ... More


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