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Rock ‘N’ Film. Cinema’s Dance With Popular Music by David E. James (2016)

Rock ‘N’ Film. Cinema’s Dance With Popular Music by David E. James (2016)

While already in the 1940s the Hollywood musical artistically integrated film, acting, dancing and singing, it also had another very important feature. „With sound, the movies had become the major means of disseminating popular songs, both those composed for Broadway musicals that were subsequently filmed and those written by the studio’s own teams of lyricists.“ […]

Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of ‘Consensus’ by The Subcultures Network (2015)

Youth Culture, Popular Music and the End of ‘Consensus’ by The Subcultures Network (2015)

The seven concise chapters of the book at hand actually represent a special issue of Contemporary British History (26.3) from 2012. They were conceived as the results of a symposium devoted to examining youth-associated cultural responses to the political, economic and socio-cultural changes that transformed Britain in the aftermath of WWII. The post-war consensus (1945-1979), […]