Lights, camera, sound tracks

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Canongate, Aug 27, 2008 - Education - 916 pages
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Spanning over five decades of history, "Lights, Camera, Soundtracks "surveys more than two thousand rock-and-roll movies, musicals, and performance films. Identifying the top guns involved in each film and the factors underlying each movie and film score's success, Martin Strong provides an authoritative, complete, and critical review of each film and accompanying soundtrack, along with:
-A brief history of each movie and soundtrack
-A list of the actors, directors, and musicians involved
-A film synopsis Key facts and background information
-Movie and soundtrack ratings
-Track lists
From pop and rock musicals, like the classic Elvis Presley vehicle "Jailhouse Rock, Moulin Rouge, "and "Shrek!, "to performance films and documentaries like I>Woodstock" and "Almost Famous, "Strong includes all forms of rock and popular music.
In addition, Strong lists the top thirty pulp-fiction films whose soundtracks massively impacted their success, such as "Trainspotting, Reservoir Dogs, "and "The Full Monty, "with a special mention of the rock and pop luminaries who have written film scores, like Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, and Ry Cooder.
"Lights, Camera, Soundtracks "is the ultimate, indispensable compendium for film and music aficionados alike.

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Strong is an observer rock-music writer and fan.