Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Top 5 Rock Movies

Being a fan of rock music, I also go for movies with great rock soundtracks or movies which are based on the rock music scene. Some rock movies feature the lives of great artists who've left an indelible mark in the music industry, and it is great that we not only know how great the artist is in making music but also the story behind the fame, the struggles and the challenges he encountered on his way to stardom. These kind of movies inspires a lot of us, especially those who aim for being a "rockstar" because these movies show that everything is possible if you just believe in your self and do what your heart really wants to do. Here is a list of rock movies you can watch if you wanna have a rockin' movie marathon over the weekend.


1. Across The Universe For every hardcore The Beatles Fans who cant get enough of the fab four, this movie is for you. The movie features 34 of the original compositions of The Beatles including Strawberry Fields Forever, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, dear prudence, and a lot more. The story was about Jude, A guy from Liverpool who enlisted for the Merchant Navy and Lucy, an advocate of an Anti-war movement whose boyfriend was killed while serving the marines during the Vietnam war. Lucy and Jude met through Lucy's brother Max, the privileged and rebellious student who later dropped out of school and drafted in the army.


2. I'm not there A Biographical film inspired by the different facets of Bob Dylan's Life. The film's title was taken from Dylan's 1967 basement tape recording "I'm not there", which was not release until it was included in the movie's soundtrack. Six actors depict Dylan's Life and Persona: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben. The movie was released two months before Heath Ledger's death and was one of his last movies.


3. Sid and Nancy A 1986 British biographical movie directed by Alex Cox which portrays the tragic and self-destructive lives of Sid Vicious, the notorious bassist of the punk rock band The Sex Pistols and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Sid Started dating Nancy when she sold him heroin. They fell inlove deeply but their addiction affected Sid's relationship with his band which eventually broke up in the midst of their American tour. Sid's career went down and was dismissed as a has-been when he attempted to start a solo career. Nancy's addiction led to a deep depression and tragically ended in an argument when Sid announced he will stop using heroin. The suicidal Nancy begged him to kill her,  which he did by stabbing her. Starring in the movie was Gary Oldman as Sid and Chloe Webb as Nancy.


4. Killing Bono is a 2011 British-Irish comedy film directed by Nick Hamm, based on Neil McCormick's 2003 memoir Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelgänger. The film loosely recreates the story of young Irish rocker McCormick and his younger brother, Ivan, who attempt to become rock stars but can only look on as their secondary school friends form U2 and become the biggest band in the world. The film stars Ben Barnes as Neil McCormick, Robert Sheehan as Ivan McCormick, and Martin McCann as Irish singer Bono. It also features the late Pete Postlethwaite in his final film role. The movie, which was shot in Northern Ireland, was funded by Northern Ireland Screen  and was released by Paramount Pictures (the distributor of U2's film Rattle and Hum) in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2011. Sony Music Entertainment released the movie's soundtrack worldwide. The European premiere was held in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. (wikipedia)



5. A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British black-and-white comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring The Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr—during the height of Beatlemania. Halliwell encapsulates the plot as "Harassed by their manager and Paul's grandpa, The Beatles embark from Liverpool by train for a London TV show." Having escaped a horde of fans, once aboard the train and trying to relax, various interruptions begin to test their patience, prompting George to go to the goods van for some peace and quiet. On arrival in London, The Beatles are driven to a hotel where they feel trapped. After a night out during which Paul's grandfather causes minor trouble at a casino, the group is taken to the theatre where their performance is to be filmed. The preparations are lengthy so Ringo decides to spend some time alone reading a book. Paul's grandfather, a "villain, a real mixer," convinces him that he should be outside experiencing life instead of reading books, so Ringo goes off by himself. He tries to have a quiet drink in a pub, walks alongside a canal and at one point rides a bicycle along a railway station platform. Meanwhile, the rest of the band frantically (and unsuccessfully) attempts to find Ringo. Finally, however, he returns, after being arrested by the police along with Paul's grandfather, and the concert goes ahead as planned.

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2 comments:

  1. Nice list you got here. I like Sid & Nancy. That was one tragic love affair. I wish that someone will do a movie about RHCP soon. I read Scar Tissue & find it really good. Drug, sex, drug, sex, drug, sex. Love it!!! Kiedis is king!

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    1. thanks for the comment the mommist! and nice addition, will try to read those soon. thanks for the info! :D

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