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  • Rock around the Clock

    Exploitation, Rock 'n' roll and the Origins of Youth Culture, 1st Edition

    By Yannis Tzioumakis, Sian Lincoln

    Rock around the Clock examines one of the earliest films made specifically for young audiences in US cinema, paying particular attention to the exploitation film production company that made the film, the ways it represented young people, especially in terms of their association with rock ‘n’ roll…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • American Graffiti

    George Lucas, the New Hollywood and the Baby Boom Generation, 1st Edition

    By Peter Kramer

    Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Peter Kramer explains how American Graffiti came into existence, paying close attention to the small-town upbringing and previous films of its director George Lucas. The book also explores the film’s story, style and themes; its marketing, critical…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Breakfast Club

    Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of Teen Film, 1st Edition

    By Elissa Nelson

    The Breakfast Club is often classified as a quintessential teen film. The film spoke to the generation coming of age at during the 1980s with a story that got to the heart of the conflict between adults and young adults, that understood both the camaraderie and the pressures of peer…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy, 1st Edition

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Daniel Biltereyst, Richard Maltby, Philippe Meers

    The Routledge Companion to New Cinema History presents the most recent approaches and methods in the study of the social experience of cinema, from its origins in vaudeville and travelling exhibition to the multiplexes of today. Exploring its history from the perspective of the cinemagoer, the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • Halloween

    Youth Cinema and the Horrors of Growing Up, 1st Edition

    By Mark Bernard

    John Carpenter’s 1978 film Halloween, a landmark of American horror cinema, kick-started the slasher film cycle in the early 1980s. Slasher films appealed to youth markets, but this is only one example of how the idea of "youth" is central to understanding Halloween in its many contexts. This book…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Screening Characters

    Characterization in Film, Television, and Interactive Media, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johannes Riis, Aaron Taylor

    The contributors to Screening Characters draw on archival material, interviews, philosophical enquiry, and conceptual analysis in order to give a robust and multifaceted account of characterization in moving image fictions. Areas of investigation include the importance of performer and stars, the…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    AFI Film Readers

  • Found Footage Horror Films

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Peter Turner

    This book adopts a cognitive theoretical framework in order to address the mental processes that are elicited and triggered by found footage horror films. Through analysis of key films, the book explores the effects that the diegetic camera technique used in such films can have on the cognition of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • New Approaches to Cinematic Space

    1st Edition

    Edited by Filipa Rosário, Iván Villarmea Álvarez

    New Approaches to Cinematic Space aims to discuss the process of creation of cinematic spaces through moving images and the subsequent interpretation of their purpose and meaning. Throughout seventeen chapters, this edited collection will attempt to identify and interpret the formal strategies used…

    Hardback – 2019-01-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Heavenly Creatures

    Queer Fantasy and the Coming-of-Age Film, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Scahill

    Heavenly Creatures (1994), an early film by blockbuster director Peter Jackson, chronicles the true story of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, two adolescent girls in 1954 New Zealand. In the film, the girls develop a deep romantic friendship based in shared fantasy, but their forced separation…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Narratives of Place in Literature and Film

    1st Edition

    Edited by Steven Allen, Kirsten Møllegaard

    Narratives of place link people and geographic location with a cultural imaginary through literature and visual narration. Contemporary literature and film often frame narratives with specific geographic locations, which saturate the narrative with cultural meanings in relation to natural and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

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