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Introduction

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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...The first decade of the twenty-first century saw an exponential increase in media aimed at tweens. During this time the films, television programmes, paratexts and celebrities that made up tween popular culture spilled beyond the parameters...

Narratives of Father–Daughter Transformation

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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...OK, life lesson: a lot of people think that the moment a parent lets go of their child is at the wedding – not me. […] Truth is, he said goodbye years ago, the day she left home. The trouble starts here: college application season. (My...

Two Victorian Girls (Yesterday’s Witness)

Patrick Russell

Patrick Russell is Senior Curator (Non-Fiction), BFI National Archive, UK. He is the author of 100 British Documentaries (2007) and co-editor of The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (BFI 2004) and Shadows of Progress: Documentary Film in Post-War Britain (2010) and has been a regular contributor to BFI Screenonline. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 British Documentaries : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2007

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...In 1968, Stephen Peet persuaded his BBC superiors Richard Cawston and David Attenborough to commission six films under the title Yesterday’s Witness, arguing that they would make interesting but inexpensive television, filmed...

Elizabethtown (2005)

Directed by

Cameron Crowe

Written by

Cameron Crowe

Screenplay

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...Mercury Shoe Corporate Helicopter – Day Drew Baylor is twenty-seven. He sits rigidly upright, a man facing his destiny, even though he’s seated backwards. He’s the only passenger in this company helicopter whistling over...

The Reconciliation of Femininity and Feminism

Melanie Kennedy

Melanie Kennedy is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. Her research examines media representations of gendered, age-defined, classed, raced identities (in particular tweens, young female celebrities, and teenage mothers), and the popular culture that addresses these subjects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tweenhood : Femininity and Celebrity in Tween Popular Culture

I.B.Tauris, 2019

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...The 2000s saw the release of a number of tween films centred on same sex friendship between girls, seemingly offering viewers a variety of representations of femininity. This is epitomized by Bratz (2007): a film that opens with a montage...
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...Street. Day. Posner, a seventeen-year-old boy, is cycling towards school, headphones on, listening to some Ivor Novello (‘I can give you the moon’, say). It is summer, mid-1980s. He stops outside a church, where...

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Jason Wood

Jason Wood is a writer, film programmer and filmmaker. He is Artistic Director of Film at HOME, Visiting Professor at MMU and Visiting Professor at University of Salford, UK, and the author of a number of books including The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema (2006), Nick Broomfield: Documenting Icons (2005), 100 Road Movies (BFI 2007) and Talking Movies: Contemporary World Directors in Interview (2006). He contributes to a range of publications including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, Vertigo and Little White Lies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 American Independent Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Such was the impact of Welcome to the Dollhouse on the independent landscape that it was mistakenly believed to be New Jersey-born Solondz’s debut feature. In fact, he’d made his first feature six years earlier, the studio-produced Fear...

Adolescence and Coming of Age in Claude Miller’s Intimist Cinema

Isabelle Vanderschelden

Isabelle Vanderschelden is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages, Information and Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her main research interest is contemporary French cinema. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying French Cinema

Auteur, 2013

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...La Petite voleuseEach period in French cinema seems to be marked by the emergence (or resurgence) of some prominent genre conventions which can be linked to the specific social preoccupations of that period. The New Wave favoured...

Bringing It All Together: Studio Ghibli

Raz Greenberg

Raz Greenberg is a teaching fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. He has published both academic and popular articles on animation, including Literature Film Quarterly, The Journal of Film and Video, Animated Views and ASIFA, among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hayao Miyazaki : Exploring the Early Work of Japan’s Greatest Animator

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Several months after the Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind manga started its run in 1982, Miyazaki was hired, along with his colleagues Isao Takahata, Yasuo Ōtsuka, and Yoshifumi Kondō, to take part in the production of Little Nemo...

Conclusions and Future Research

Samantha Colling

Samantha Colling is Lecturer in Film and Media at Manchester School of Art and Research Degrees Development Tutor in the Arts and Humanities Graduate School, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Aesthetic Pleasures of Girl Teen Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The House Bunny provides us with a very clear example of a film that represents post-feminist culture and neo-liberal ideals. When Natalie is made over, she goes from second-wave feminist to post-feminist via the magic of commercial...