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a look at "rock and roll" and other pop music based film of the 1970s.

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    • Author: Amhirishes
    If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have believed it. This documentary, in two hours, manages to include every major rock music movie released in the '70s. I can think of only one movie that was left out: "The Song Remains the Same" (no big loss in my opinion). One thing that impressed me after seeing this is that there was a lot of movie experimentation in the '70s. Something that probably wouldn't happen now (TV - yes, movies - no). The documentary kind of bogs down in the last half hour going on about disco; did we really need to have a segment on "Roller Boogie"? That minor criticism aside, for a time period where rock and roll really broke free of the earlier conventions, I would be hard pressed to find a better example of its impact in the movies.
  • Credited cast:
    David Bowie David Bowie - Narrator (voice)
    Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
    Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand - Esther Hoffman (archive footage)
    Donna Summer Donna Summer - Nicole Sims (archive footage)
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