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Rock 'n' Roll Sound Tracks and the Production of Nostalgia

David R. Shumway
Cinema Journal
Vol. 38, No. 2 (Winter, 1999), pp. 36-51
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225623
Page Count: 16
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Rock 'n' Roll Sound Tracks and the Production of Nostalgia
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Abstract

Music plays a central role in the production of nostalgia in the nostalgia film genre. An analysis of some of these films--especially "The Graduate", "Easy Rider", "American Graffiti", and "The Big Chill"--and their respective music tracks demonstrates that the genre should not be associated with a particular politics.

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