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‘The Film Should Be Played Loud’: Rockumentary Films

K.J. Donnelly

K.J.Donnelly is a Reader in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film (2013), British Film Music and Film Musicals (2007), The Spectre of Sound (2005) and Pop Music in British Cinema (2001); and editor of Film Music: Critical Approaches (2001) and co-editor (with Phil Hayward) of Music in Science Fiction Television: Tuning to the Future (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Magical Musical Tour : Rock and Pop in Film Soundtracks

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...The opening screencard for The Last Waltz (1977) reads: ‘The Film Should Be Played Loud’. The development of the rock documentary was where rock music, and to a lesser degree perhaps pop music, found its own specific film form, derived from...

Symphonic Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...As a sub-genre of progressive rock, symphonic rock became dominant in the late 1960s and by the mid-1970s had virtually disappeared. Also known as ‘classical rock,’ ‘orchestral rock,’ ‘baroque and roll’ and other similar labels...

Progressive Rock

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...Progressive rock (often abbreviated to prog rock or prog), which emerged out of the ashes of late-1960s British psychedelia, is rock music’s most epic and ambitious style; from 1970 to 1975, the period of its greatest vitality...