Best Movies About The Rock Epochs
The notion of “best” is very personal and inaccurate. Especially when it comes to movies, music and art. However, there are movies that everyone music lover should watch because they express the spirit of entire epochs. Represent to your attention films about music, idols, musicians and history of music.
A film about the era of the British glam rock in early 70th of the 20 century. On creation the characters of the main heroes film director was inspired by such musicians as David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and their lives. The film’s title was borrowed from a Bowie song “Velvet Goldmine”, 1971.
Now a little about the plot. The plot shows history of relationship between Bowie, Iggy Pop and Lou Reed in the 70th-80th years.
The main film characters are Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and Curt Wilde (Ewan McGregor), whose life is a mixture of biographical facts from life of famous rock musicians.
The film is very unusual but, without a doubt, one of the best movie about scandalous epoch of 70th. Mixed extraordinary facts and fictions, glam rock, drugs – this film has all attributes of the “sweet 70th”. Definitely, every true music lover will enjoy viewing.
‘Across the Universe’
Do you love the Beatles? If yes – then this movie is for you!
The plot of the film is based on the lyrics of Liverpool quartet and includes 34 original compositions by the Beatles. The idea to create this film came to Julie Taylor’s mind, the film director, while listening to her favorite band.
A young man Jude in 60th left from Liverpool to the United States to find his father. Further story unfolds against the backdrop of war in Vietnam and anti-war movements pacifists.
Participation in the musical accompaniment took many famous musicians such as Joe Cocker, Bono, Eddie Izzard and others.
This film create wonderful mood and spirit of 60th. Remember the great epoch of ‘children of flowers’.
This film needs no introduction. “Party Monster” is one of the most exciting films about musical era. The movie is based on a true biographical facts from the life of Michael Alig, a New York organizer of the most crazy parties. In the plot center – New York City during the dawn of club life and ecstasy, crazy costumes and fearlessly young people.
Film was made in the style of tragicomedy, full of bright colors and dynamic music. No one will be left untouched.
Control is a biographical film about the life of Ian Curtis, lead singer of Joy Division. The film tells about the life, work and death of one of the idols of the 70th’s.
The film was made in black and white, what helps to convey the mood of the last few years of musician’s life. Immerse yourself in the life of Ian Curtis and Joy Division.
‘Sid and Nancy’
Beautifully staged film about abnormal, self-destructive relationship between punk rock star of the 1970′s Sid Vicious (from “Sex Pistols”) and American Nancy Spungen, which led them to the tragic and untimely death. Game Oldman and Webb are so convincing that the film seems documentary.
The director Alex Cox wanted to create movie about “Sex, drugs and rock’n'roll” and he perfectly coped with this task.
The film begins from the moment when police arrest Sid for the murder of Nancy at Hotel Chelsea. According to Sid’s words, he don’t remember anything and was on drugs. Then the story goes back to earlier events and tells how Sid and Nancy were those who they have now – the idols and symbols of punk rock.
The main roles are played by Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb.
Long live rock and roll!
The film is based on the famous musical, which today can be seen on Broadway. Film tells about the era of the 50′s, when was no crisis or war in Vietnam. All that was left the youth is to sing, dance and love.
At first glance, the plot is banal – Danny Zuko and Sandy fall in love, break up and then reunited loving heart. But this is not just a movie – it’s a musical with songs, dances and shows. ‘Grease’ has become a classic of American cinema, and opened to the world stars such as John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.
‘Sweet and Lowdown’
The film of genial Woody Allen.
It recounts about life of Emmet Ray (Sean Penn) - outstanding musician 30′s, whose recordings have had a strong influence on the development of jazz. He considers himself the greatest guitarist in the world after a gypsy – Django Reinhardt. When he was in Europe on several Jango’s conserts every time he lose consciousness or sobbing. Emmett was led a wandering life, playing before the public in bars and at parties on the East Coast. Despite his grandeur, he was very vulgar and unpleasant person. The film also focuses on his relationships with women: mute Hattie (Samantha Morton) and luxurious Blanche (Uma Thurman).
Nothing extraordinary – just truthful film about the brilliant musician, but a very weak man. If the name “Elvis Presley” attracts you and you do not know where to begin acquaintance with his biography – you have to watch this biopic!
The scenario covers the period from the early 50′s until 1968 – the most active period of Prestley’s creativity.
Each scene is sustained just perfect. There are no unnecessary details, no unnecessary dialogue. And the music … it’s beautiful! She can not be bad, because the film features such well-known Elvis songs as «Love Me Tender», «One Night», «Don” t Be Cruel “, and many others.
The film ‘Elvis’ tells the story of one of the greatest singers of the XX century Elvis Presley, the man whom everyone called King. King of Rock and Roll!
Author bio: Joe Craven, writer on Essay-Point.com.