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Punk Slash! Musicals: Tracking Slip-Sync on Film

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Punk Slash Musicals is the first book to deal extensively with punk narrative films, specifically British and American punk rock musicals produced from roughly 1978 to 1986. Films such as Jubilee, Breaking Glass, Times Square, Smithereens, Starstruck, and Sid and Nancy represent a convergence between independent, subversive cinema and formulaic classical Hollywood and pop musical genres.

Guiding this project is the concept of slip-sync. Riffing on the commonplace lip-sync phenomenon, slip-sync refers to moments in the films when the punk performer slips out of sync with the performance spectacle, and sometimes the sound track itself, engendering a provocative moment of tension. This tension frequently serves to illustrate other thematic and narrative conflicts, central among these being the punk negotiation between authenticity and inauthenticity.

Laderman emphasizes the strong female lead performer at the center of most of these films, as well as each film's engagement with gender and race issues. Additionally, he situates his analyses in relation to the broader cultural and political context of the neo-conservatism and new electronic audio-visual technologies of the 1980s, showing how punk's revolution against the mainstream actually depends upon a certain ironic embrace of pop culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292721708
Author:
Laderman, David
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Subject:
Rock films - Great Britain -
Subject:
Rock films - United States
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.20x6.20x.70 in. 1.05 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Genres
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Punk

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