Australasian Cinema (22/7/1983) vol.12 iss.13 p.6 More info
Fast times and excellent adventures : the surprising hisory of the '80s teen movie / James King
London: Constable, 2018.
Call No: 451-058.6 KIN Author: King, James Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Constable PubDate: 2018 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 ISBN: 9781472123725 More info
personality microfilm collection
Call No: PERSONALITY CLIPPINGS FILE; PERSONALITY MICROFILM COLLECTION PhysDes: Clippings Subject: PENN, SEAN More info
Roger Ebert's video companion
Kansas City: Andrews and McMeel, c1993.
Call No: 03 EBE REF Author: Ebert, Roger Place: Kansas City Publisher: Andrews and McMeel PubDate: c1993 PhysDes: v. ; 23 cm Subject: VIDEO, FILMS ON; EBERT, ROGER; MITCHUM, ROBERT; Stewart, James; BRANAGH, KENNETH; CLARKE, ARTHUR C.; JORDAN, MICHAEL; MADONNA; NOVAK, KIM; PENN, SEAN; THORNTON, BILLY BOB Summary: A collection of Roger Ebert's reviews that originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times Notes: Reviews originally appeared in the Chicago sun-times ISSN: 1072-561X Frequency: Annual LON: 10600884 More info
Shining in shadows : movie stars of the 2000s / edited by Murray Pomerance
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, c2012.
Call No: 802.27 SHI Author: Pomerance, Murray Source: US/UK Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c2012 PhysDes: ix, 268 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Series: Star decades: American culture/American cinema Subject: ACTORS; STARS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; Damon, Matt; DEPP, JOHNNY; DOWNEY, ROBERT, Jr.; EASTWOOD, CLINT; FREEMAN, MORGAN; Aniston, Jennifer; FEY, TINA; BLACK, JACK; SANDLER, ADAM; STILLER, BEN; BARDEM, JAVIER; DEL TORO, BENICIO; HOFFMAN, PHILIP; SWANK, HILARY; ZELLWEGER, RENEE; LEDGER, HEATH; DICAPRIO, LEONARDO; PENN, SEAN; WINSLET, KATE; BLANCHETT, CATE; PITT, BRAD; JOLIE, ANGELINA; CLOONEY, GEORGE; FERRELL, WILL; GYLLENHAAL, MAGGIE Summary: "In the 2000s, new technologies transformed the experiences of movie-going and movie-making, giving us the first generation of stars to be just as famous on the computer screen as on the silver screen. Shining in Shadows examines a wide range of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the film industry and for America itself.
Perhaps reflecting our own cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood's star personas sent mixed messages about Americans' identities and ideals. Disheveled men-children like Will Ferrell and Jack Black shared the multiplex with debonair old-Hollywood standbys like George Clooney and Morgan Freeman. Iconic roles for women ranged from Renee Zellwegers's dithering romantics to Tina Fey's neurotic professionals to Hilary Swank's vulnerable boyish characters. And in this age of reality TV and TMZ, stars like Jennifer Aniston and "Brangelina" became more famous for their real-life romantic dramas - at the same time that former tabloid fixtures like Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. reinvented themselves as dependable leading men.
With a multigenerational, international cast of stars, this collection presents a fascinating composite portrait of Hollywood stardom today. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Formerly CIP
Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780813551487 Donation: Donated by Senses of Cinema, 2013 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- Introduction: stardom in the 2000s / Murray Pomerance -- The wonder boys: Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, and Robert Downey, Jr. / Dominic Lennard -- Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman: million dollar seniors / Robert Eberwein -- Jennifer Aniston and Tina Fey: girls with glasses / Victoria E. Johnson -- Puerile pillars of the Frat Pack: Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller / Brenda R. Weber -- Javier Bardem and Benicio Del Toro: beyond machismo / Mary C. Beltra´n -- Philip Seymour Hoffman: a´ Jesus of uncool / Jerry Mosher -- A postfeminist primer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, and Rene´e Zellweger / Corinn Columpar -- Heath Ledger: I'm not there / Claire Perkins -- Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn: acting authentic / Michael K. Hammond -- Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett: the performance is the star / Charlie Keil -- Brangelina: celebrity, credibility, and the composite u ¨berstar / Linda Ruth Williams -- George Clooney: The Issues Guy / David Sterritt -- In the Wings / Murray Pomerance -- works cited -- contributors -- index -- More info
Australasian Cinema (23/07/1982) vol.11 iss.13 p.7 More info
Young stars for "Bad Boys"
Australasian Cinema (6/8/1982) vol.11 iss.14 p.11 More info