From time to time, we all need a drop of inspiration and a guitar story to make us dream big. From Hollywood-romanced biographies of famous performers like Johnny Cash, Spinal Tap, Ritchie Valens and even a stylized Django Reinhardt to epic journeys in search of musical success, lost love or a new reason to live – I’ve gathered the greatest guitar movies I’ve ever seen in a very personal top – feel free to add your own!
10. School of Rock (2003)
Ever since I saw him in “High Fidelity”, I thought Jack Black really deserved a feature movie – and it had to be a musical! My wish was granted three years later, when Jack portrayed Dewey Finn, a rock star wannabe sinking into debts. Desperation pushes him to take up a substitute teacher job at a private school. He ends up teaching the kids history… rock history! From there to a Battle of the Bands contest, it’s only a small step. [Read more…]