Sunday, April 15, 2012
New Reviews for Purple Rain: Music on Film
Well, the reviews of my new book, Purple Rain: Music on Film are starting to come in and the news is good.
The Seattle P.I. printed a Blogcritics review of my latest book Friday afternoon. The reviewer writes:
"In 132 pages, Muir manages to put the film into context...Muir does a good job of explaining just how nervous Warner Bros. was to bankroll a summer movie starring a non-actor. Prince had a few very significant, then-recent hits under his belt ("Little Red Corvette," "1999," "Delirious"), but as Muir explains, Warner executives were convinced they were making a niche movie no one would see...the research Muir has put into the book make it worth reading even for those who think they know everything about the film..."
Meanwhile, The Tampa Bay Times' critic Steve Spears had this to say in "Worth Reading: Music on Film: Purple Rain" shows why the film endures:"