Britrock on film

'A Hard Day's Night', 'Control', 'This Is Spinal Tap' and beyond...
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The Independent Culture

It's a good time for British music on screen. Sam Taylor-Wood's Nowhere Boy, a biopic of a young John Lennon, is released on Friday and has received widespread critical praise. Next comes the release in early January of Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, a biopic of Ian Dury, with No Distance Left to Run, a feature-length documentary about Blur hitting UK cinemas shortly after that.

These follow in a long line of films about UK music - documentaries, mockumentaries, fiction, comedy, drama, all shot through with a dose of Brit pop and rock. Here we look back at some defining moments of British music in cinema.

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