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— ——– (A Rock and Roll Movie)

Thom Andersen , Malcom Brodwick

USA, 1964 - 1965
11 minutes, Colour, Sound, 4:3
Original format: 16mm film
Available formats: 16mm / DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file
— ——– (A Rock and Roll Movie)

Projection instructions: play as loudly as possible. A documentary about rock ‘n’ roll. The Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes , Llyn Foulkes , Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl, Seeburg , Wurlitzer , The Trip, The Lynch Bldg ., Top’s, Pandora’s Box, Maverick’s Flat, someone’s backyard. Riot in cell block number nine, riot on Sunset Strip. Hotrod, coin slot, go cart, bomp club. Hound Dog Man, King Creole. Kim Weston, The Shangri-Las , The Supremes , Earl – Jean. The Rainbows, Wolfman Jack, Ernie Bushmiller , Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, The Who, The Coasters. Standing at the crossroads of love. Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, John Cale , Screaming Jay Hawkins, Howlin Wolf, James Brown – The King. Wax reclamation. Frankie Avalon, The Beatles, The Yardbirds , Great Balls of Fire, an early clue to a new direction. Standing, walking, jumping, singing, surfing. Radio, jukebox, scopitone , pinball, poolhall . Mick Jagger /Earth Angel. Documentary material organised by a predetermined structure. A sequence of picture-sound equations with randomly chosen terms: vertically, – is completely structured, horizontally, it is completely random. A pastiche of cinematography, a parody of montage.