Springsteen as Soundtrack

The Sound of the Boss in Film and Television

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About the Book

A catalog nearly fifty years in the making, Bruce Springsteen’s music remains popular and a frequent subject of study yet little critical attention has been given to its inclusion in film and television. This book examines a selection of films and TV shows from the 1980s to the present–including Mask, High Fidelity, The Sopranos and The Wrestler–that feature Springsteen’s music on the soundtrack.
Relating his thematic preoccupations with religion, the Vietnam War, the promise of the open road, economic disparity and blue-collar malaise, his songs color narrative and articulate the inner lives of characters. This book explores the many on-screen contexts of Springsteen’s work from Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. to Springsteen on Broadway.

About the Author(s)

Caroline Madden is a film critic based in New Jersey who has written for Backstreets, Reverse Shot, IndieWire, Screen Queens, and more.

Bibliographic Details

Caroline Madden
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 10 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7285-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3787-7
Imprint: McFarland