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Murder on the Dance-floor

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Blood Money : A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...All-American teenagers huddle around a bonfire as a summer camp counselor tells them a story. A young couple speed from a nearby lovers’ lane, he explains, after hearing a radio news bulletin warning that a hook-handed killer has just...

Musical Address: Expansion, Confinement and Kinaesthetic Contagion

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

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter I explored how the spectacle of the body in sports performances invites particular kinaesthetic pleasures. The musical numbers in girl teen films rely on similar pleasures that bring the body in action...

Music Video Aesthetics: The Affects of Spectacle

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

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter I explored the ways that musical address offers a unique form of enchantment: unbound by the confines of expression and perception found in classical continuity, musical address draws on the affective...

Bad News Jodie, or How the Disney Family Got Freaky

Barbara Jane Brickman

Barbara Jane Brickman is an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of West Georgia, where she is developing a Film Studies program. She has previously published articles on the pathologization of female teens, fantasy and the teen spectator, and the queering of fandom. Her current project focuses on the depiction of adolescents in the films of the 1970s. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New American Teenagers : The Lost Generation of Youth in 1970s Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In a documentary bonus feature on the 2004 DVD rerelease of Freak Friday (1976), entitled “A Look Back with Jodie Foster,” the actress, director, and producer considered to be one of the most powerful women in Hollywood looks back...

Conclusion

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Blood Money : A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...After several miserable failures, frustrated high school senior Edward ‘Pee Wee’ Morris (Dan Monahan) is about to lose his virginity. His buddies are all on hand to impart words of encouragement as their diminutive friend slopes...

Filmography

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

Book chapter

...10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Gil Junger, USA, Buena Vista13 Going on 30 (2004), Gary Winick, USA, Sony Pictures16 Wishes (2010), Peter DeLuise, USA, Disney ChannelA Cinderella Story (2004), Mark Rosman, USA, Warner BrothersA Star...

A Slay-Ride to Small-Town, USA

Richard Nowell

Richard Nowell teaches American Cinema at the American Studies Department of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. He has served as a guest editor of the journal Iluminace, and he has published articles in several journals including the New Review of Film & Television Studies, Post Script, the Journal of Film and Video, InMedia , and Cinema Journal. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Blood Money : A History of the First Teen Slasher Film Cycle

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Terry ‘The Toad’ Fields (Charlie Martin Smith) waits nervously in a lover's lane. His date has just described to him the latest crimes of a mysterious slasher said to prey on young people in the secluded make-out spots of southern...

Brothers, Sisters, and Chainsaws

Barbara Jane Brickman

Barbara Jane Brickman is an Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of West Georgia, where she is developing a Film Studies program. She has previously published articles on the pathologization of female teens, fantasy and the teen spectator, and the queering of fandom. Her current project focuses on the depiction of adolescents in the films of the 1970s. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New American Teenagers : The Lost Generation of Youth in 1970s Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...To miss out on the importance of the sibling is to miss out on the place of death. Even without a sibling death, the wish to kill siblings or the sense of being annihilated as a unique subject by their presence is a crucial aspect...

Cinderella’s Pleasures: The Power and Pleasures of Costume

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

Book chapter

...Introduction The first known literary version of Cinderella, ‘Yeh-hsien’, comes from ninth-century China. Sociohistorical permutations of the tale abound but its essential structure has become a gendered script used and reused most...

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

Book chapter

...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...