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
Rethinking the Hollywood teen movie : Gender, genre and identity / Frances Smith
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017.
Call No: 451-053.6(73) SMI Author: Smith, Frances Source: UK Place: Edinburgh Publisher: Edinburgh University Press PubDate: 2017 PhysDes: viii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm Subject: TEEN FILM; HUGHES, JOHN (US); REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955); HEATHERS (US, Michael Lehmann, 1989); TWILIGHT (US, Catherine Hardwicke, 2008); AMERICAN GRAFFITI (US, George Lucas, 1973); MEAN GIRLS (US, Mark Waters, 2004); SHE'S ALL THAT (US, Robert Iscove, 1999) Summary: "Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie is the first academic monograph to consider the aesthetic and narrative potential of this highly popular, yet often overlooked, film genre. Reconsidering tropes such as the male juvenile delinquent figure, the makeover and the teen vampire, the book uses a series of detailed case studies of films like Rebel Without a Cause, Grease, Heathers and Twilight to explore the genre's relation to critical concepts of intersectionality, postfeminism and the posthuman. This book is an innovative overview of the Hollywood teen movie and its construction of teen identity." -- taken from back cover Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-202), filmography (pages 203-208), and index. ISBN: 9781474431729 Contents: List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- 1.Introduction -- 2.Rethinking the Teen Movie -- 3.Acting Up: Performing Masculine Delinquency in the Teen Movie -- 4.Making Over: Gender and Class at the High School Prom -- 5.Looking Back: Nostalgia, Postfeminism and the Teen Movie -- 6.Becoming Other: The Posthuman and the Teen Movie -- 7.Conclusion: Not Another Teen Movie? -- Bibliography -- Filmography -- Index More info
Teen Dreams : reading teen film from Heathers to Veronica Mars / Roz Kaveney
London ; New York: I.B. Tauris, copyright 2006.
Call No: 451-053.6 KAV Author: Kaveney, Roz Source: US/UK Place: London ; New York Publisher: I.B. Tauris PubDate: copyright 2006 PhysDes: viii, 191 p. ; 24 cm. Subject: DRUGS IN FILMS; FAMILY IN FILMS; RACE AND THE CINEMA; SEXUALITY AND THE CINEMA; TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; CLUELESS (US, Amy Heckerling, 1995); HEATHERS (US, Michael Lehmann, 1989); VERONICA MARS [TV] (US, 2004) Summary: "Starting with the groundbreaking John Hughes movies of the 1980s, and with Lehman and Waters' sardonic comedy Heathers, Kaveney discusses the evolution of themes like the Mean Girl and the loss of virginity. She examines the metamorphosis of Jane Austen's novel Emma into the Beverly Hills comedy Clueless and the way the American Pie trilogy has subverted the gross-out sex comedy into a lesson in sexual manners. She looks at the link between these films and some of the most innovative teen television of the last two decades, including Popular, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the teen detective show Veronica Mars. In the process, she demonstrates how teen films and tv series deal with the tragic and comic undersides of the American dream."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Includes indexes. ISBN: 9781845111847 Contents: Teen dreams: the critic at the prom -- John Hughes and the creation of a genre -- The friends who are bad for you: Heathers -- The heirs of Heather: Cordelia, Nicole and other mean girls -- The canon as teen dream: Clueless and others -- The trouble with boys -- On being good at things: female competence and sexuality -- Watching the teen detective: Veronica Mars. More info
Teen Movies : American youth on screen / by Timothy Shary
London ; New York: Wallflower Press, copyright 2005.
Call No: 451-053.6(73) SHA Author: Shary, Timothy Source: US/UK Place: London ; New York Publisher: Wallflower Press PubDate: copyright 2005 PhysDes: 125 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm Series: Short Cuts ; 28 Subject: TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. USA; BREAKFAST CLUB, THE (US, John Hughes, 1985); REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (US, Nicholas Ray, 1955); CARRIE (US, Brian De Palma, 1976); HEATHERS (US, Michael Lehmann, 1989) Summary: "Teen Movies: American Youth on Screen is a detailed look at the depiction of teens on film, of the influence they have had in and on cinema and the different impact they have had throughout film's history. Timothy Shary looks at the development of the teen movie from the earliest days of cinema - the rebellion, the romance, the sex and the horror - up to the modern-day portrayal of ever-changing youth. Films studied include Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Splendor in the Grass (1961), Carrie (1976), The Breakfast Club (1985), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and American Pie (1999)."--BOOK BACK COVER Notes: "A Wallflower paperback"--T.p. verso; Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-118) and index ISBN: 9781904764496 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1 The teen film in its infancy, 1895-1948 -- 2 The teen film matures, 1949-1967 -- 3 Youth film rebels, 1968-1979 -- 4 Teen cinema is reborn in abundance, 1978-1995 -- 5 The teen film takes on a new century, 1994-2004 -- conclusion -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
You couldn't ignore me if you tried : the Brat Pack, John Hughes, and their impact on a generation / by Susannah Gora
New York: Three Rivers Press, 2010.
Call No: 451-053.6 GOR Author: Gora, Susannah Edition: First Paperback edition Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Three Rivers Press PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: xiv, 367 pages ; 25 cm Subject: TEEN FILM; TEEN FILMS; YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE CINEMA; YOUNG PEOPLE IN FILMS; CRITICISM; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; HUGHES, JOHN (US); SIXTEEN CANDLES (US, John Hughes, 1984); BREAKFAST CLUB, THE (US, John Hughes, 1985); PRETTY IN PINK (US, Howard Deutch, 1986); FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (US, John Hughes, 1986); SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (US, Howard Deutch, 1987); SAY ANYTHING (US, Cameron Crowe, 1989); ST. ELMO'S FIRE (US, Joel Schumacher, 1985) Summary: " From Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo's Fire to Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Say Anything, the films of the Brat Pack have influenced an entire generation who still want to believe life always turns out like an eighties movie. You Couldn't ignore Me If You Tried takes us back to that golden age of youth cinema, telling for the first time the complete story behind how these films were made. Through original and revealing interviews with scores of key players like Molly Ringwald, Matthew Broderick, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Cameron Crowe, and Ally Sheedy, author Susannah Gora has crafted a sweeping tribute to a body of films that stirred an entire generation and a gripping account of the people who brought these films to life." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780307716606 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- Nothing compares to Hughes: teen cinema and the man who would change it forever -- Eternal flame: Sixteen Candles lights up the screen -- Breakfast of champions: The Breakfast Club": "breaks the rules, bares their souls," and revolutionizes the teen film genre -- Not just for Breakfast anymore: inside the heat of St. Elmo's Fire -- Becoming "The Brat Pack": a magazine writer coins the term that permanently labels young Hollywood -- Sitting Pretty: Ringwald and Hughes reteam for Pretty in Pink, a rose-tinted look at teenage love -- We got the beat: behind the music of the Brat Pack films -- I love Ferris in the springtime: Ferris Bueller crafts the perfect day off before graduating from high school, and John Hughes graduates from directing teen films -- Teens in Wonderland: the drama behind Some Kind of Wonderful -- The end of the innocence: the Brat Pack makes the tough transition to adulthood, while John Hughes's power in Hollywood grows -- -- Anything, and everything: in the last of the great eighties youth films, Cameron Crowe and John Cusack Say Anything about the passion of young love -- Pack to the future: the eighties become the nineties, John Hughes becomes the creator of one of the highest-grossing comedies of all time, and the Brat Pack actors become the people they are today -- Life moves pretty fast: John Hughes's final years -- Don't you forget about me: how the Brat Pack and their films changed a generation -- When the light gets into your heart -- notes -- index -- More info