It’s no secret that fresh musical trends have always had a fairly strong influence on various spheres of human life. Popular bands performing rock and rock’n’roll rose to prominence in the middle Twentieth century and directly influenced the development of cinema. Today we are honoring performers who have become legends, numerous biopics and free interpretations of directors are the best confirmation of this.
What makes a picture of the music of the “lost generation” really good? It is difficult to answer this question unambiguously, but sincerity is definitely included in the recipe for a good tape. For some, high-quality music is an endless source of inspiration, while others are happy to plunge into the atmosphere of reckless fun and spiritual freedom.
Director: Penelope Sphyris
Year of issue: 1992
When the general public had not yet heard of the cult project Austin Powers, Michael Myers starred in a comedy Wayne’s Worldand it was a crazy commercial success. This film tells the audience about two passionate hard rock fans who run their own show and come to the attention of a major broadcast network.
Although the central line of the narrative is love, there are enough moments in the tape that reflect the ottyness of the main characters, as well as their inner freedom. The picture exceeded expectations and became an example for many subsequent projects.
Director: Danny Boyle
Year of issue: 2019
Relatively fresh picture “Yesterday” possesses a rather non-trivial plot that the public liked. The fans of the group especially warmly received the film. The Beatles, because the tape is dedicated to her. Danny Boyle does not hesitate to experiment and creates a whole alternative reality, where only a few have heard of the legendary “Liverpool four”.
This circumstance is used by Jack Malik Is a talented musician who has already despaired of achieving success. The man remembers the songs of the Beatles, passes them off as his work and gains worldwide fame. However, Malik will soon have to make a difficult choice – love or fame.
Choice of destiny
Director: Liam Lynch
Year of issue: 2006
When it comes to rock, directors suddenly think of a comedian Jack Black… This is not surprising, because the man has his own group, which is still popular in certain circles. In the picture “Choice of Fate” Jack Black, as well as his bandmate, Kyle Gass embody themselves and play with their own desire to become famous with a fair amount of humor.
However, Liam lynch did not allow the picture to become a biopic, saturating it with mystical details. The main characters also do not repeat their path to the top of the charts, but start from the very bottom, courageously overcoming adverse circumstances.
I’m not there
Director: Todd Haynes
Year of issue: 2007
This is not to say that the tape “I’m not there” gained wide popularity, but an independent director Todd Haynes managed to collect the stars of the first magnitude under the banner of their project. Christian Bale, Cate blanchett, Heath Ledger and Richard Gere play the role Boba dillan at different periods of his life. The film impressed the jury Venice Film Festival and received the highest marks.
In the domestic open spaces, Bob Dillan is not so popular, but for Western society he is a star of the first magnitude. He became famous for performing musical compositions in various genres, ranging from folk to rock.
School of rock
Director: Richard Linklater
Year of issue: 2003
A touching comedy about rock ‘n’ roll just could not do without participation Jack Black, who again appeared before us in the form of a desperate musician. The film not only collected a solid box office, but also attracted the critics, who gave the picture the highest ratings. We watch history on the screen Dewey Finn, who for the first time gets the opportunity to do something really important.
The musician is kicked out of the group, and he begins to lead an anti-social lifestyle. Everything changes with a random call, which allows Dewey to pretend to be another person and go to work at school. Unbeknownst to him, Finn helps students find themselves through a love of music.
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Year of issue: 2019
Elton John will forever remain a controversial figure in the music industry. This talented artist has achieved unprecedented heights, despite a number of destructive addictions, misunderstanding of parents and toxic relationships. At the heart of the film “Rocketman” there are real facts from the biography of the singer – and although Elton cannot be proud of his lifestyle, his name is forever carved in gold letters in the firmament of show business.
The picture became a kind of tribute to the performer – throughout the entire timing we hear the cult musical compositions that made Elton famous. The game was especially noted Theron Edgerton, a relatively unknown actor who brilliantly coped with the role of the idol of millions.
Become John Lennon
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Year of issue: 2009
It cannot be said that about The Beatles Indeed, a lot of films have been filmed – directors sometimes avoid such projects, trying to get more promising from a commercial point of view films for development. However, by all accounts, the picture “Become John Lennon” – one of the best examples of cinema on the formation of the “Liverpool Four”.
The tape does not cover the Beatles’ popularity period, so you will not hear many cult songs here. The plot revolves around the adolescent stage of life John Lennonwhen he became interested in music and started with Paul McCartney and George Harrison create a team.
Director: Oliver Stone
Genre: Drama, Biography
Year of issue: 1991
One of the most iconic Western rock bands The doors back in the early nineties she got her own film. The plot reproduces the main milestones in the life of a team leader, Jim Morrison, who even today is considered one of the most charismatic and talented performers Twentieth century… Unfortunately, The Doors frontman was destined to live only 27 years – his health was undermined by drug addiction.
Surprisingly, The Doors was not a commercial success, although the game Val Kilmer and direction Oliver Stone deserved high marks from critics. You can hear a lot of The Doors songs in the tape, which is a kind of magnet for the band’s fans.
Director: Cameron Crowe
Year of issue: 2000
About it road movie almost every film fan knows and although the plot is mostly a fantasy Cameron Crowe, there is a real basis behind it. When the director was young, he toured with several well-known musical groups. Crowe used his own experience, wrote a script and directed a movie that failed at the box office, but was warmly received by the audience.
Teenage William goes on tour with a rock band to write an article for the magazine. The guy has no idea what adventures await him in the future. Subsequent events unceremoniously introduce William into adulthood, depriving any alternative.
Director: Brian Singer
Year of issue: 2018
It’s hard to overestimate the group’s contribution Queen in the development of the music industry. Team leader, Freddie Mercury still remains one of the most popular performers, although he has not been with us for a long time. Biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” – a tribute to the frontman. Thanks to the picture, the viewer got the opportunity to get to know the idol of millions a little better and draw his own conclusions about his difficult creative path.
The film predictably became one of the most high-profile cinematic events of the year. He got a crazy cash register, got 4 Oscar and 2 Golden Globes… The game Rami Maleka, who performed the main role, was highly appreciated not only by the audience, but also by critics.
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