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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


The Golden Age

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the musical tastes of the motor-bike boys. Pop music was a manifest and ever-present part of the environment of the motor-bike boys: it pervaded their whole culture. However, ... 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


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


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


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 on the New Long March”: Cui Jian and the Voices and Moving Images of Chinese Rock Kids

Ying Xiao

in China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812605
eISBN:
9781496812643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812605.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter observes the conflation of Chinese rock ‘n’ roll music and film at the end of the twentieth century. The chapter begins by probing the genesis of this cinematic-musical alliance on the ... 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


The Motor-Bike Boys

Paul E. Willis

in Profane Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter presents the politics and experiences of identity as exercised by the motor-bike boys. It first discusses the author's approach to studying the motor-bike boys' culture at large, by ... More


“Loves Me Like a Rock” (1960–1976)

Jerry Zolten

in Great God Aʼmighty! The Dixie Hummingbirds: Celebrating the Rise of Soul Gospel Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152722
eISBN:
9780199849536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152722.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the middle 1960s, doo-wop and the early rock 'n' rollers were supplanted by new styles. While many white artists including Bob Dylan and the Beatles were changing rock music, the African American ... More


Rock ’n’ Roll Noir: Elvis Before the Army

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/9780199387595.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Elvis Presley was the greatest of rock ’n’ roll performers, combining both black and white cultural traditions and the secular and religious components in the music of his own family. His early ... More


Profane Culture

Paul E. Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163697
eISBN:
9781400865147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163697.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

A classic of British cultural studies, this book takes the reader into the worlds of two important 1960s youth cultures — the motor-bike boys and the hippies. The motor-bike boys were working-class ... More


East of the Wall, South of the Sea

Richard Ivan Jobs

in Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226438979
eISBN:
9780226439020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439020.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores the centrality of music and rock ‘n’ roll to these travels and how the geopolitical limits of the Cold War circumscribed them but also, importantly, how youth culture and youth ... More


Rock It

Nathan D. Gibson and Don Pierce

in The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738308
eISBN:
9781621037620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738308.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores the early success of Starday Records in country music. When Starday was first established in the 1950s, it was the only label that released solely country music. Jack Starns ... More


Psychedelic Illusions

Jonathan Weinel

in Inner Sound: Altered States of Consciousness in Electronic Music and Audio-Visual Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190671181
eISBN:
9780190671228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190671181.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explores how music technologies and electronic studio processes relate to altered states of consciousness in popular music. First, an overview of audio technologies such as ... More


The Double-Edged Diplomacy of Popular Music

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

in Music in America's Cold War Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520284135
eISBN:
9780520959781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284135.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

At first the State Department’s Music Advisory Panels rejected popular music, but the Department eventually used blues, rock ’n’ roll, and folk music to attract worldwide audiences. Musicians who ... More


‘Promiscuous Living.’ Youth Culture and the Permissive Society, 1951–70

Martin Johnes

in Wales since 1939

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086663
eISBN:
9781781705988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086663.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter four examines the emergence and increased importance and impact of youth culture in the 1950s and 60s, a culture that was both delighted and horrified people. For most young people sex and ... More


From Socialist Realism to the Prague Spring

Trever Hagen

in Living in The Merry Ghetto: The Music and Politics of the Czech Underground

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190263850
eISBN:
9780190263881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263850.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

Chapter 2 explores aesthetic models, forms, and materials of creative practices in Czechoslovakia from the 1940s to the 1960s. It centers on how people made available aesthetic resources: the ... More


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