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Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950's (Media and Popular Culture)

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Pages: 288

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (13 Oct. 1988)

By: Thomas Doherty (Author)

The decline of classical Hollywood cinema and the rise of the teenager are dealt with in this book, precipitating the 'juvenilization' of film content, the operative reality of the US film industry today and the rise of the 'teenpic' in the 1950s - an exploitation film targeted at teenagers to the exclusion of their elders. Both individual films and distinct film 'types' within the genre are examined in terms of their impact on the movie industry and their role in validating the emerging teen subculture.
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