Influence of American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show On Rock and Roll During the 1950’s the musical genre of rock and roll was becoming vastly popular (Charlton). The television helped increase this genre’s fame by broadcasting new rock and roll music to the country. By 1954 about 83.2 percent of American households owned a television set (Baughman). TV was a fast and effective way of reaching millions of people which became quite useful to up and coming musical artists. Two television shows that dominated the air in the 50 's were, American Bandstand and The Ed Sullivan Show.
George Lucas spoke in one of his interviews about remaking the film and spending more money- but it was worth it! Having studied a range of theories, I now think that Star Wars was so successful because of a combination of all four of these theories. Without one of them, I don't think that it would have been as ground breaking to its viewers. Although there is a strong fairytale storyline and many special effects and aliens without the religious aspect of the 'Force' Star Wars wouldn't be as appealing. This proves just how popular the film was both in the seventies up until today.
What can explain the fact that millions of Americans--grown-up Americans--have flocked to see a movie version of what its own author called a fairy tale? The Return of the King remains at the top spot in box office sales, and this third and final entry in The Lord of the Rings trilogy deserves top billing. Behind the movie's success stands the enduring popularity of author J. R. R. Tolkien and his fantasy world of Middle-earth. Those who consider themselves too sophisticated for these fairy tales reveal a tragic lack of moral imagination--and Christian imagination. J. R. R. Tolkien [1892-1973] was one of the twentieth century's greatest scholars of language and the culture of pre-Christian England.
The productions and rodeos added action and frivolity to the Western film genre. The American film industry’s early attempts at the narrative Western were limited and in the early years were produced mainly in the east. During this early time in the film industry the... ... middle of paper ... ...he years from a classic plot to including aliens, but the basic recipe is the same. A lone cowboy on the edge of society, placed in some predicament that causes him to have to use the violence he has the capability to use, but doesn’t like using to get himself or others out of the predicament. Works Cited Sturges, J.
Fleetwood struggled with many of their problems, but won a Platinum and Grammy award for their music, and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Fleetwood Mac one of the most emotional and one one of the greatest bands of the 20th century. Most people think Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but that’s not how they started. Fleetwood didn’t start as a rock and roll band, they actually started as a blues band (Lowe, 2004). They were originally a blues band, but a bit later in their career they changed into a rock and roll band. Jeremy
Movies are a wonderful thing that can sometimes clear our minds and show us it is okay to have an imagination that is infinite. Thanks to technology, we can enjoy watching our favorite movie of our choice pretty much whenever and wherever we want. The main ways of watching a movie is going to the theater with friends and/or a significant other, or watching at home. The question is which is better; watching a movie through your home television screen or in the theater? I would rather go to the theater to see a movie and be captivated by the big screen and have that exciting experience.
The movie The Magnificent Seven had only modest success in the USA, while it was a huge hit in Europe. Therefore, Europeans started looking into making westerns, and many countries made western films, which were hugely successful at the box office, such as the film adaptations of immensely popular German writer, Karl May (Hughes, xii). Many westerns were filmed in Europe and due to the success; big Hollywood movie stars went over the water and filmed in the old continent, such as Tarzan’s Lex Barker and an emerging star named Clint Eastwood. Leone filmed his movies, as many other European directors did, in the Andalusian province of Almeria, Europe’s only desert; “At La Calahorra, the town of ‘Flagstone City’ was built beside the railway line to film Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)” (Hughes xviii). Leone was so successful filming the “Dollars Trilogy” with Clint Eastwood, which consisted of A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More and The G... ... middle of paper ... ... why America is such a gun loving country, people are nostalgic for the seemingly easier times of the western frontier?
Music of the 1970’s saw the rise of disco, which became one of the biggest genres of the decade, especially in the mid-to-late 1970s. Although the hype was short lived many great hits formed from this genre. The Bee’s Gee’s released their well known song “Stayin’ Alive,” The Village People released the “YMCA,” and “Macho Man,” plus many more. Other than disco, funk, jazz fusion, smooth jazz and soul continued to prominent throughout the decade. One major genre that played an important part in the Western music scene was Rock.
Revolution of Music Music has continued to change throughout each decade, but the 1960s was the most influential decade in the history of music. Starting in the early 1950s, rock music was first introduced. Major record labels were releasing new “cover songs” which were originally made by black artist, but now by white artist (Rock and Roll). These cover songs changed a few lyrics from the original songs to avoid copyright issues and to also make the song more appropriate for the white listeners. The biggest star of the 1950s was Elvis Presley, who was known as the “King of rock n’ roll”.