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Rock 'n' reel

Bands on film deliver drama and fun, amped to 11

“SID & NANCY’’ Gary Oldman (with Chloe Webb) played Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in the 1986 film. “SID & NANCY’’ Gary Oldman (with Chloe Webb) played Sex Pistol Sid Vicious in the 1986 film. (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / April 4, 2010

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The movies have had a tricky relationship with rock ’n’ roll. For one thing, both draw on the same demographic, making them financial competitors as well as cultural kin. For another, movies have been a top-down operation from early on. How early? Thomas Edison was the first mogul. Rock ’n’ roll has been more inside-out than top-down. One geographical location, ... (Full article: 1150 words)

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