Jazz Anxiety Movies of the 1960s

I'm out here making new genres up for your sins. Learn all about this one on the latest episode of Cinema60.

What IS a Jazz Anxiety Movie? Well it's a little bit of many things, but the basic tenets are that you have a notable jazz soundtrack and a movie about an anxiety inducing situation. But there's more to it, because all of these films seem to incorporate their soundtracks into their filmmaking, resulting in abstract visual punches to non-linear plots. The soundtrack itself becomes a character, seemingly shaping the direction of the film, regardless to if it was written before or after the movie was shot.

I think I manage to sum to quite eloquently in the last few minutes of the podcast, so give it a listen!

  • The Connection
  • The Hustler
  • Too Late Blues
  • Paris Blues
  • All Night Long
  • Pressure Point
  • The Cool World
  • Repulsion
  • Mickey One
  • Mister Buddwing
  • A Man Called Adam
  • Blow-Up
  • Sweet Love, Bitter