Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen

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Wallflower Press, 2005 - Performing Arts - 125 pages
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Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen is a detailed look at the depiction of teens on film and its impact throughout film's history. Timothy Shary looks at the development of the teen movie -- the rebellion, the romance, the sex and the horror -- up to contemporary portrayals of ever-changing youth. Films studied include Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Carrie (1976), The Breakfast Club (1985), and American Pie (1999).

 

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Contents

introduction
1
the teen film in its infancy 18951948
5
the teen film matures 19491967
17
youth film rebels 19681979
37
teen cinema is reborn in abundance 19781995
53
the teen film takes on a new century 19942004
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conclusion
109
notes
111
bibliography
113
index
119
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Timothy Shary is assistant professor of screen studies at Clark University, and the author of Generation Multiplex: The Image of Youth in Contemporary American Cinema.

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