|Bookrelease: Film, Popcorn & Rock And Roll 1955-1965
Author: Henri Smeets, ISBN: 9789462549753
Hi there, all you greasers, 'chicks' and movie nerds,
After months of precisely work alle puzzle pieces have been glued together to become a true artwork with the title: Film, Popcorn & Rock And Roll 1955-1965.
The very first book at all that lists all rock & roll-songs per film and, even though the focus is on songs, additionally shows commented snapshots from the movies plus film posters! Of course everything is in black & white and color! In three languages: English, Dutch and German (comments: in English only).
Most films don't show songs in the opening credits and even don't state artists or bands! However the author figured it out for you with a lot of research! The information in this book is mainly taken directly from the movies and complemented with a lot of interesting facts, from which the author can draw on with his rock & roll-experience of over 32 years.
The snapshots (directly taken from the movies) transcend the common presentation of bands and artists and show the typical teenager attributes and teenage whereabouts of the time as well: Mopeds, suitcase recordplayers, arcades, bars, motorcycles, hot rods, youth clubs, records shops etc. etc. In short, those scenes form the movies one normally doesn't pay any attention to. With this the author intends to show the 50s and 60s from the perspective of the teenagers of the time.
Gaze at artists, you don't expect it from, who were rocking till the party was getting hot. Or even movies you don't expect to include rock & roll!
Get an impression of how they sang and danced (to) rock & roll in the movies, not just in USA and UK, but in Germany (including Austria and GDR), Italy, France and The Netherlands as well.
With these 'dry' figures down here, this book truly can be treated as a standardwork for rock & roll films. Some: 65000 words, 675 pages, 2050 songs, 350 films, 380 filmposters, 780 snapshots and 260 true rock & roll-artists/bands. One can search on artist/band and film.
Watch and read (to restrict myself to less obvious matters):
Hot rod fans are well catered (even in color!) and if you're into motorcycles, motorscooters or mopeds, then you'll also enjoy the book.
From completely unknown films up to the classics like Rock Around The Clock, The Girl Can't Help It, The Wild One, The Hot Rod Gang and Rebel Without A Cause. Everything neatly laid down in this very thick book, that Santa Claus should not forget in his bag full of rock & roll-treats.
More information and even a preview animation, in which you can see how the book really looks like and in which you can browse through the book back and forth!
Press Release by Henri Smeets