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
Hard hates, rednecks, and macho men : class in 1970s American cinema / Derek Nystrom
New York: Oxford University Press, Inc, 2009.
Call No: 451-01(73) NYS Author: Nystrom, Derek Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Oxford University Press, Inc PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: x, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: MASCULINITY IN FILMS. USA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA; WOMEN IN FILMS. USA; HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA. USA; WORKING CLASS IN FILMS. USA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA. USA; CRUISING (US, William Friedkin, 1980); DELIVERANCE (US, John Boorman, 1972); FIVE EASY PIECES (US, Bob Rafelson, 1970); LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR (US, Richard Brooks, 1977); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (US, John Badham, 1977) Summary: "Hard Hats, Rednecks, and Macho Men examines a wide range of American films from the 1970s and argues that their persistent depictions of white, working-class masculinity provided a powerful class fantasy, one that spoke to middle-class anxieties provoked by the period's social and political upheavals. Drawing on iconic films from the era Nystrom presents an incisive, evocative study of labor, class, and American cinema in the wake of Vietnam, women's and gay liberation, the rise of the New Right, and other events that defined the decade" - TAKEN FROM BACK COVER ISBN: 9780195336771 Donation: donated by Senses of Cinema, 2012 Contents: Introduction. Making Class Visible in Film and Cultural Studies -- Pt. I. Hard Hats and Movie Brats -- 1. Class and the Youth-Cult Cycle -- Pt. II. Rednecks and Good Ole Boys: The Rise of the Southern -- 2. Deliverance, An Allegory of the Sunbelt -- 3. Keep On Truckin': The Southern Cycle and the Invention of the Good Ole Boy -- Pt. III. Macho Men and the New Nightlife Film -- 4. Saturday Night Fever and the Queering of the White, Working-Class Male Body -- 5. Extra Masculinity: Looking for Mr. Goodbar and Cruising -- Conclusion: Working-Class Solidarity and Its Others -- Afterword: Hard Hats Revisited: The Labor of 9/11. More info
The Hollywood film musical / Barry Keith Grant
West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Call No: 751.1(73) GRA Author: Grant, Barry Keith Source: UK Place: West Sussex, UK Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell PubDate: 2012 PhysDes: xiii ; 182 p. ; 23cm Series: New approaches to film genre Subject: HOLLYWOOD; USA; MUSICALS; MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; HOLLYWOOD IN FILMS; GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1933); TOP HAT (US, Mark Sandrich, 1935); PIRATE, THE (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1948); WEST SIDE STORY (US, Robert Wise, 1961); SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (US, John Badham, 1977); WOODSTOCK (US, Michael Wadleigh, 1970); PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (US, Herbert Ross, 1981); ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (US, Julie Taymor, 2007) Summary: "American film musicals are a central genre in the evolution of cinema as an art form and popular entertainment. With an impressive range of films produced to meet an ever-growing consumer demand, musicals have proven to be a powerful formula for box-office success. Written in an accessible style and with substantial depth of analysis, this engaging new title offers an overview of the history of, and critical literature on, this popular genre." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: inc. references and index ISBN: 9781405182522 Contents: -- List of plates -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Historical overview --Critical overview -- Gold diggers of 1933 (1933) -- Top hat (1935) -- The pirate (1948) -- West side story (1961) and Saturday night fever (1977) -- Woodstock (1970) -- Phantom of the paradise (1974) -- Pennies from heaven (1981) and Across the universe (2007) -- References -- Index More info
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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER : (US, John Badham, 1977)