Monday, March 3, 2014
Five Movies About Obsessed Band Fans
There is no shortage of rock n' roll movies in the last 50 years, but most of them are either biopics or movies about fictional bands playing together and breaking up. It's rare that the movies are told from the perspective of the fans. Here are five movies that attempt to portray how and why we have loved certain bands. Results vary.
Robert Zemeckis is designed as a tribute to Beatlemania, following a group of teenagers as they try to get a piece of the Fab Four on the day they first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. There's a lot of Zemeckis on display, from the overly busy comic anarchy to the way he attempts to marry fiction with real historical events, though the movie mostly reduces Beatlemania to "screaming." The movie has an enjoyably raucous spirit and some fun moments, but it all becomes numbing after a while.