By Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
The Rocky Horror photograph Show is undeniably the world’s most renowned “cult film,” but it has got little or no scrutiny or attention from scholars.. interpreting Rocky Horror is the 1st edited assortment dedicated to The Rocky Horror photo Show and makes up for academia’s forget of this cult vintage through assembling quite a few available contributions that learn the movie from various views together with gender and queer reviews, incapacity reports, cultural stories, style experiences, and movie studies.
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3 In Rocky Horror, to look ahead a bit to the following discussion, an analogous form of intertextuality is expressed through movie references (as opposed to musical ones), such as the long list of science fiction films and stars in the opening number “Science Fiction/Double Feature,” but musical references exist as well. For instance, in the floor stomping number “What Ever Happened to Saturday Night? (Hot Patootie),” Meatloaf ’s Eddie notes that “a saxophone was blowing on a rock and roll show” and “Buddy Holly was playing his very last song” as the adolescent male in the song makes his move on his date in the backseat of his car.
1 Although glam rockers shared the sonic landscape with artists of all kinds in the United States, they dominated the UK charts for the brief period from 1971 to 1975 until being superceded by punk and disco. Despite its chart-topping popularity with music fans, glam rock proved troubling and controversial in many respects, especially in the rock press. Much of the denigration of glam came from the genre’s winking, reflexive awareness of popular music as being an inauthentic image driven commodity.
Called glitter in the United States because of the propensity of the glam rockers to wear face paint and put sparkles in their hair and on their clothes, the musical genre was primarily a British phenomenon. As the term itself indicates, glam—short for glamour—placed star image and fashion on equal footing with the music itself. 1 Although glam rockers shared the sonic landscape with artists of all kinds in the United States, they dominated the UK charts for the brief period from 1971 to 1975 until being superceded by punk and disco.