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The British Pop Music Film

The Beatles and Beyond

Authors: Glynn, S.

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The first detailed examination of the place of pop music film in British cinema, Stephen Glynn explores the interpenetration of music and cinema in an economic, social and aesthetic context through case studies ranging from Cliff Richard to The Rolling Stones, and from The Beatles to Plan B.

About the authors

Stephen Glynn is Associate Research Fellow at De Montfort University, UK. He is author of A Hard Day's Night: The British Film Guide (I.B. Tauris, 2004) and a monograph on Quadrophenia (forthcoming).

Reviews

'This book should be read with profit by film scholars and students of genre studies, as well as enjoyed by pop music and movie fans. Glynn provides expert commentary on the most significant films in the British rock movie genre, deftly weaving insightful discussions of popular music, counterculture politics, and British social history into his narrative. His enthusiasm and deep interest in the topic is everywhere apparent.' - Barry Faulk, Florida State University, USA

'A must read for anyone remotely interested in Britain's contribution to rock'n'roll on film.' - David Marx Book Reviews

'This book is a first of its kind and, although small in scope, is a very welcome addition to studies of British cinema and, more specifically, the British musical film. It offers thoughtful interpretations of the industrial, cultural and economic contexts that gave rise to the musical film, and is written in a clear and engaging style that would appeal to scholars and general readers interested in British cinema, music films and genre.' - Julie Lobalzo Wright, Journal of British Film and Television

'Most of the analysis made by Stephen Glynn concentrates on each film's main themes, its socio-historical context, the comments made afterwards by directors and actors, excerpts from critiques of the moment and some selected scholarly comments, plus how each film performed financially. Obviously a fan himself, Stephen Glynn often finds the accurate interpretations and revealing quotes.' - Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Genre, Academia and the British Pop Music Film

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 1-9

  • The Primitive Pop Music Film: Coffee Bars, Cosh Boys and Cliff

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 10-68

  • The Mature Pop Music Film: Bombs, Beatlemania and Boorman

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 69-115

  • The Decadent Pop Music Film: Politics, Psychedelia and Performance

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 116-163

  • Afterlife: The Historical Pop Music Film

    Glynn, Stephen

    Pages 164-209

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-39222-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The British Pop Music Film
Book Subtitle
The Beatles and Beyond
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39223-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230392236
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39222-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 258
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