London: Constable, 2018.
Call No: 451-058.6 KIN
Author: King, James
PhysDes: xi, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Subject: TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; BACON, KEVIN; COPPOLA, FRANCIS FORD; BRODERICK, MATTHEW; CROWE, CAMERON; CRUISE, TOM; DILLON, MATT; ESTEVEZ, EMILIO; FOSTER, JODIE; HECKERLING, AMY; HUGHES, JOHN (US); LEE, SPIKE; LOWE, ROB; MUSIC TELEVISION
UF MTV; PENN, SEAN; RINGWALD, MOLLY; TRAVOLTA, JOHN; ZEMECKIS, ROBERT; BACK TO THE FUTURE (US, Robert Zemeckis, 1985); FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (US, Amy Heckerling, 1982); GREASE (US, Randal Kleisner, 1978); GREMLINS (US, Joe Dante, 1984); LOST BOYS, THE (US, Joel Schumacher, 1987); OUTSIDERS, THE (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1983); PRETTY IN PINK (US, Howard Deutch, 1986); RISKY BUSINESS (US, Paul Brickman, 1983); RIVER'S EDGE (US, Tim Hunter, 1986); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (US, John Badham, 1977); SIXTEEN CANDLES (US, John Hughes, 1984)
Summary: "Take a trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS and 'Axel F'; of outsiders, lost boys and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields and the Brat Pack; of three Porky's, two Coreys and one summer when everyone called her Baby . . .
Fast Times and Excellent Adventures goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers and where ambitious future superstars Sean, Demi and Tom all got their big break. Music, comedy and politics - all play a part in the surprisingly complex history of the '80s teen movie. And while the films might have been aimed primarily at adolescents, the best tackle universal issues and remain a magnet to all ages. Time of your life, huh kid?
From a late '70s Hollywood in flux to an early '90s indie scene that gave youth cinema a timely reboot, respected film expert James King smartly highlights the personal struggles, the social changes and the boardroom shake-ups that produced an iconic time in movie history" -- BOOK BACK COVER
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index