Teenagers And Teenpics
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Teenagers And Teenpics

Juvenilization Of American Movies

Thomas Doherty

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Teenagers And Teenpics

Juvenilization Of American Movies

Thomas Doherty

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Teenagers and Teenpics tells the story of two signature developments in the 1950s: the decline of the classical Hollywood cinema and the emergence of that strange new creature, the American teenager. Hollywood's discovery of the teenage moviegoer initiated a progressive "juvenilization" of film content that is today the operative reality of the American motion picture industry.The juvenilization of the American movies is best revealed in the development of the 1950s "teenpic, " a picture targeted at teenagers even to the exclusion of their elders. In a wry and readable style, Doherty defines and interprets the various teenpic film types: rock 'n' roll pictures, j.d. films, horror and sci-fi weirdies, and clean teenpics. Individual films are examined both in light of their impact on the motion picture industry and in terms of their important role in validating the emerging teenage subculture. Also included in this edition is an expanded treatment of teenpics since the 1950s, especially the teenpics produced during the age of AIDS.

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Table of contents

  1. Contents
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. 1. American Movies as a Less-than-Mass Medium
  4. 2. A Commercial History
  5. 3. The Teenage Marketplace
  6. 4. Rock ’n’ Roll Teenpics
  7. 5. Dangerous Youth
  8. 6. The Horror Teenpics
  9. 7. The Clean Teenpics
  10. 8. Generation after Generation of Teenpics
  11. Notes
  12. Selected Filmography
  13. Index to Film Titles
  14. General Index