Firefly Pointer Fiberglass Jacket: Rock Inspired Movies [Rock Films Part 4]

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rock Inspired Movies [Rock Films Part 4]

Almost Famous by Cameron Crowe
Almost Famous by Cameron Crowe
A great story based in real life about a young aspiring rock journalist in 1970's San Diego. He finally gets his big break and has a chance to interview Black Sabbath. He gets advised to keep it professional and not become a rock stars friends...but he does anyway. He joins the opneing band "Stillwater" on their American tour and learns about the rock and roll lifestyle first hand. And that it isn't what it seems to be.

Rock And Roll High School by Allan Arkush
Rock And Roll High School by Allan Arkush
The life and times of a Ramones and rock n' roll loving high school girl who is just dying to break out. All she wants to do is listen to music and day dream about Joey Ramone. She decides to skip school to wait in line for Ramones concert tickets. Unfortunately for her, the new evil principal is anti-rock n roll music and is trying to turn parents against their children. When the principal takes it too far and burns the students vinyl records, Riff calls on the Ramones for help. Great concert footage of The Ramones and a great soundtrack to boot.

Hedwig and The Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell
Hedwig and The Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell
A transgender rock star who grows up inspired by the music of Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. A young man who gets a sex change to marry a man and leave Germany for America. Not long after he arrives, his husband leaves him and the Berlin wall falls. He starts a band with his new gender identity and is eventually ripped off by a pupil who is also his lover.

Velvet Goldmine by Todd Haynes
Velvet Goldmine by Todd Haynes
Characters and story directly drawn from the actual relationship between David Bowie and Iggy Pop (Mick Jagger too) and Bowie's wife Angie. Brian Slade is a glam rock star while at the top of his game stages his death. He created an identity bigger than himself; a character that inspired young people to dress androgynously and explore their sexuality. Years after Slade burns away a British journalist hunts him down for the whole story.

The Pick Of Destiny by Liam Lynch

The Pick Of Destiny by Liam Lynch
A chubby kid grows up in the Mid-West inspired by rock music and heavy metal. After the advisement of Dio, he runs away from home in pursuit of creating the world's greatest rock band. He joins forces with his best friend and room mate. Together they hit the road after hearing about a super secret powerful guitar pick used by all the great guitarists. While in pursuit of the pick of destiny they encounter Satan and some characters that don't want them to get the pick. Dio and Meatloaf appear in this movie.

Absolute Beginners by Julien Temple
Absolute Beginners by Julien Temple
A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. The storyline incorporates elements of the 1958 Notting Hill race riots. A young photographer is pining for an attractive fashion designer who only cares about her career. Later this changes to fame and fortune only. To win her over, he also seeks fame and fortune. David Bowie appears in the movie, along with Ray Davies.

Honorable mentions: Detroit Rock City

Please note: If you have a question about any of these movies, or would like to add more to the list, feel free to contact me -or- join in the conversation on my facebook page. We love talking about this stuff!

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