Who would have thought back in 1984, a little low-budget film starring an artist that most of the general public didn’t know about, would become a cult classic. Not only the film, but its fantastic soundtrack. Well, Purple Rain did just that. Regarded as one of the best rock films ever made, Purple Rain would go on to redefine the genre and make Prince a pop superstar. Award winning author John Kenneth Muir takes a look at the phenomenon that was and still is associated with the film.
Through interviews with several members of the film crew and other people with insights to the film, Music on Film: Purple Rainwill discuss various issues with the project, from the beginning to the release of the film. We sit down with John and take a deep look at the inner workings of this cult classic. You can buy the book through John’s official page or via Amazon. Links are posted below!
It’s not often that a fan has the chance to speak to someone whose work you admire, but I have had the pleasure over the past several years to speak with author John Kenneth Muir. I first spoke to John when I contacted him for an interview about the television series Millennium. After that first encounter, we’ve had John back several times to discuss the series. John also has written numerous books on the science fiction and horror genre. John is not only and award winning writer, but he also created a web series called The House Between.
The interview today is about the third book in a series called Horror Films of the 1990s. 714 pages of reviews and discussions of over 300 films from the 1990s. It’s a wealth of information and a book that all true horror fans need to have in their collection. In the interview, we discuss the horror genre in general, society’s affect on horror and I pick out several films that we take a closer look at.
If you are interested in knowing more about John and his work after you listen to the interview, here are a few places to check out his work:
To order the book Horror Films of the 1990s, you can go to his publisher’s website McFarland by clicking here or call an order the book at (800)253-2187.