Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s

Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s


youngsters and Teenpics tells the tale of 2 signature advancements within the Fifties: the decline of the classical Hollywood cinema and the emergence of that unusual new creature, the yankee teen. Hollywood's discovery of the teenage moviegoer initiated a innovative "juvenilization" of movie content material that's at the present time the operative truth of the yank movie undefined. The juvenilization of the yankee videos is healthier printed within the improvement of the Fifties "teenpic," an image unique at kids even to the exclusion in their elders. In a wry and readable type, Doherty defines and translates a few of the teenpic movie varieties: rock 'n' roll photos, j.d. motion pictures, horror and sci-fi weirdies, and fresh teenpics. person movies are tested either in mild in their influence at the movie and by way of their very important function in validating the rising teenage culture. additionally integrated during this variation is an improved therapy of teenpics because the Fifties, particularly the teenpics produced through the age of AIDS. writer word: Thomas Doherty is affiliate Professor of yank reviews and Chair of the movie reviews software at Brandeis University.
He is the writer of 2 prior books, together with Pre-Code Hollywood: intercourse, Immorality, and insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934, which was once a brand new York occasions remarkable publication for 1999.

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