Author: Stephen B. Armstrong
Publisher: Backbeat Books
The first of its sort, I Want You Around: The Ramones and the Making of Rock 'n' Roll High School provides readers with a detailed production history of this beloved film that draws upon extensive interviews the author has conducted with many of the people who contributed to the movie's creation, including lead actress P. J. Soles, director Allan Arkush, second-unit director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, the Ramones' tour manager Monte A. Melnick, and Roger Corman.
"Rock 'n' Roll High School is a refreshing burst of teenage anarchy. P. J. Soles shines, Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov represent the faculty, and the Ramones supply the rock 'n' roll! Raucous and funny, one of my favorite New World Pictures movies.--John Landis, American filmmaker and actor