Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The off-and-on "romance" between the movies and rock & roll is entertainingly detailed in this made-for-cable documentary. In the tradition of earlier AMC network specials which covered the 1950s and 1960s, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s demonstrated Tinseltown's efforts to keep apace with the myriad changes in musical tastes during the decade of mood rings and pet rocks. Among the musical films represented herein are The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saturday Night Fever, Gimme Shelter, The Last Waltz, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, and even the classic "mockumentary" This Is Spinal Tap. Narrated by Ziggy Stardust leading man David Bowie, Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The 1970s first aired on August 30, 2002.