The Music Documentary offers a wide-range of approaches, across key moments in the history of popular music, in order to define and interrogate this prominent genre of film-making. The writers in this volume argue persuasively that the music documentary must be considered as an essential cultural artefact in documenting stars and icons, and musicians and their times – particularly for those figures whose fame was achieved posthumously.
In this collection of fifteen essays, the reader will find comprehensive discussions of the history of music documentaries, insights in their production and promotion, close studies of documentaries relating to favourite bands or performers, and approaches to questions of music documentary and form, from the celluloid to the digital age.
Introduction: Music Seen: The Formats and Functions of the Music Documentary Part I: Evolutions of the Music Documentary Part II: Scenes from the Sixties Part III: Punk Cultures Part IV: "Mockumentaries" and "Rockumentaries" Part V: New Directions in the Music Documentary
The Routledge Music and Screen Media Series offers edited collections of original essays on music in particular genres of film, television, video games and new media. These edited essay collections are written for an interdisciplinary audience of students and scholars of music and film and media studies.