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Teen Dreams Reading Teen Film and Television from 'Heathers' to 'Veronica Mars'

ISBN-10: 1845111842
ISBN-13: 9781845111847
Edition: 2006
Authors: Roz Kaveney
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Description: 'Teen Dreams' charts the development of the teen movie, from a marketing category to a full-blown genre obsessed with answers to its own past. The book discusses the evolution of themes like the 'mean girl' & 'the loss of virginity' & shows how teen  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 7/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

'Teen Dreams' charts the development of the teen movie, from a marketing category to a full-blown genre obsessed with answers to its own past. The book discusses the evolution of themes like the 'mean girl' & 'the loss of virginity' & shows how teen films & TV series deal with the tragic & comic undersides of the American dream.

Introduction: Some Thoughts on Genre and the Market
Setting out the Board: John Hughes and His Competitors
The Friends Who Are Bad for You 1: Heathers
The Friends Who Are Bad for You 2: Cordelia, Nicole and the Other Mean Girls
The Trouble with Boys: American Pie and The Girl Next Door
Classical Musings: Clueless, Ten Things I Hate about You and Cruel Intentions
On Being Good at Things: Bring It On and Bend It Like Beckham
Voices from the Outside: Genre Teen Films and Films about Teenagers
State of the Teen Nation: Veronica Mars and Trusting the Tropes
Index

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