Six Pix: Rock Feature Films

Six Pix presents a sextet of movie posters representing a particular actor/director/genre. You pick the one you feel is visually the most artistic or best sums up the film.

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Rock Posters

Included are: Viva Las Vegas (1964); Yellow Submarine (1968); Tommy (1975); Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979); Pink Floyd The Wall (1982); and Purple Rain (1984).

These are scripted films either starring or prominently featuring musical artists and their songs. Not included here are concert films nor documentaries. The King frolics in Sin City with Ann-Margret. Tommy, The Who’s rock opera, gets the Silver Screen treatment. Prince makes his film debut in Purple Rain. The Ramones “hey ho, let’s go” back to school. Pink Floyd breaks down The Wall. And an animated Fab Four all live in a…, well, you know. Those last three make for the best posters of the sextet. They have great graphics that capture the mood of their respective movies. I give an A+ to Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Gabba gabba hey!


Which one do you think is the winner? Should I have included something else? Tell me about it below! (And please feel free to suggest future topics.)

  • Jeffry Heise

    No A HARD DAY’S NIGHT? Really? Seriously?

    • Jason Marcewicz

      Nope, no Hard Day’s Night. Really. The above poster for Yellow Submarine is much much better than the drab one for Hard Day’s Night. Seriously.

  • Gord Jackson

    As I recall, the poster for Universal’s ROCK PRETTY BABY was kind of neat. Of those on display, PINK FLOYD, THE WALL!

  • Wayne P.

    Its gotta be Yellow Submarine by the Be-at-les! I heard about that french twist to their name a long time ago (les means ‘the’ in english, just in case you didnt know;). A close second would be Purple Rain as its perhaps the best rock anthem film, with a great plot to boot, of all time.