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Introduction – The Adolescent Industry: ‘Teen’ and ‘Film’

Catherine Driscoll

Catherine Driscoll is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, and author of Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory (2002) and Modernist Cultural Studies (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teen Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...As a teenager in rural Australia I saw many films that now appear in studies of teen film. I remember seeing Grease (1978), Friday the Thirteenth (1980), Little Darlings (1980), WarGames (1983) and many more that are included in some...

Inventing ‘Teen Film’

Catherine Driscoll

Catherine Driscoll is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, and author of Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory (2002) and Modernist Cultural Studies (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teen Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Jake’s grandfather: ‘He’s plenty old and people don’t mature anymore. They stay jackasses all their lives.’Turning to teen film after the 1950s, Thomas Doherty (2002: 190) summarizes the next forty years as ‘a series of postclassical phases...

Classification

Catherine Driscoll

Catherine Driscoll is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, and author of Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory (2002) and Modernist Cultural Studies (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teen Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Dave: With no power, comes no responsibility. Except, that wasn’t true.The three chapters that make up the final part of this book involve a change of direction. Instead of overviewing the genre and scholarship and commentary on teen film...

Introduction

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

Book chapter

...How do films achieve eminence? The question has troubled me ever since a friend admitted that he found Citizen Kane boring. My guilty secret was that I shared his feelings. This was sufficient reason for reappraising the film canon....

Teenage Wasteland

Catherine Driscoll

Catherine Driscoll is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, and author of Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory (2002) and Modernist Cultural Studies (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teen Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...Teen film does not accurately portray the lives of adolescents despite its use of the ‘fabulously consuming trivia of everyday teen life’ (Martin 1994: 65). But as John Frow argues, every genre entails a particular ‘structure of address...

Adaptability

Catherine Driscoll

Catherine Driscoll is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney, Australia, and author of Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory (2002) and Modernist Cultural Studies (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Teen Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...This chapter asks if teen film can be defined by its audience – not in the sense of reflecting particular values and expectations but in the sense of referring to a specific marketplace. Rick Altman (2004: 681) suggests as much in a telling...

Conclusion

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...This book has attempted to celebrate the richness of an incredibly productive national cinema. Conventional film criticism ignores the often very interesting work that art film directors had to accomplish to make films. All too frequently...

Introduction to Popular Asian Cinema

Contemporary Asian Cinema : Popular Culture in a Global Frame

Berg, 2006

Book chapter

...In terms of sheer volume, Asia is by the far the most prolific producer of cinematic fictions; and increasingly, Asian movies have captured audiences’ attention all around the world. This book examines the most universally popular (and...

Introduction

Michael Ryan

Dr Sean Michael Ryan is a Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Heythrop College, University of London Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Melissa Lenos

Melissa Lenos is Assistant Professor of English, Donnelly College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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An Introduction to Film Analysis : Technique and Meaning in Narrative Film

Continuum, 2012

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...Meaning in Movies A movie is a marriage of technique and meaning. Whenever filmmakers lay out a set, direct actors to act in a certain way, place the camera in particular positions, and assemble the resulting mass of shots into a coherent...

Introduction

James Walters

James Walters is Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Birmingham and author of Alternative Worlds in Hollywood Cinema and co-editor of Film Moments: Criticism, History, Theory. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fantasy Film : A Critical Introduction

Berg, 2011

Book chapter

...What is fantasy film? The search for any kind of definitive answer can often seem only to present more questions. Indeed, the very term ‘fantasy’ can become troublesome in discussions of cinema – something that Deborah Thomas usefully...