And yet, they all feel like they should be categorized under the old devil horns in some way. They boast a common ethos, carry a certain swagger, and feel rebellious in their own, often unlikely, ways. From the crackerjack editing to the perfect scene-by-scene placements, rock music becomes an extension of the storytelling. Good rock and roll has a sense of humor amid the cynicism and melodrama of the music. Phantom sardonically skewers the music industry, turning a record contract into a Faustian deal with the devil. That Thing You Do! Top-notch set design and costuming paint the snappy tale of the one-hit Wonders.
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Hollywood studios have several music biopic movies in development, and here are all the ones we know about. While musicals, music-themed movies, and music biopics are nothing new, it seems there's a new trend afoot, in which studios are starting to make music biopics a cornerstone of their yearly releases. So while films like 8 Mile , Walk the Line , and Straight Outta Compton have dazzled audiences and critics in the past, there's been a big push into music biopics within the past year or two. Since high-profile music biopics make big money and lots of headlines, they're an ideal platform for up-and-coming stars as well as studios that want to diversify their lineup. Apa in the lead role. In , Camp married Melissa Lynn Henning-Camp, who was subsequently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and passed away the following year. Respect is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to release in theaters on August 14, Callie Khouri will also co-write the screenplay for a music biopic about bluegrass musician Bill Monroe. However, it doesn't yet have a cast or director attached. Luhrmann previously directed Moulin Rouge!
24. Refused – New Noise (Friday Night Lights, 2005)
But smart Hollywood producers recognized right away that there was money to be made from putting the music into motion pictures: Just take simple, primal stories about young dreamers, and add a catchy tune with a good beat. Here are 10 of the best movies made about the kind of music that gets kids moving — from hip-hop to British Invasion pop to that ol' time rock and roll. Based on writer-director Cameron Crowe's experiences as a teenage Rolling Stone reporter, this sprawling cross-country dramedy captures what it was like for a smart, shy kid to spend the early Seventies traveling around with rock bands. The bad gigs, the bickering, the meddling record label lackeys, the friendly groupies, the late-night telephone conversations with gonzo critic Lester Bangs … Almost Famous has it all. At its core, this movie is about the sense of community that develops between devoted fans and their all-too-human musical idols. Crowe knows that everyone — superstar and hanger-on alike — just wants to be in the place where "it's all happening.
The film's score was composed and conducted by Cliff Eidelman. Originally scheduled to enter production in summer for a release, it eventually commenced production in May and was released on June 15, The related film soundtrack also did critically well, certified Gold in Canada. Sherrie's suitcase is stolen, and Drew gets her a job as a waitress at the Bourbon Room. They book Stacee Jaxx Tom Cruise , a detached and self-indulgent rock star preparing for his final gig with his band, Arsenal. Constance mentions rumors of Stacee's difficult behavior and implies he was kicked out of Arsenal, which Stacee denies " Wanted Dead or Alive ". Stacee sends Sherrie for a bottle of scotch from his limo. Constance lashes out at the once-great Stacee; they recognize their mutual attraction and are about to have sex when Stacee sings " I Want to Know What Love Is ". Ashamed, Constance leaves as Sherrie enters and collides with Stacee. Drew mistakenly believes that Sherrie and Stacee had sex, and is angrily inspired to sing " I Wanna Rock " for the opening act.