Children, Teens, and Families in the Movies and TV:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Acland, Charles R.
"The Body by the River: Youth Movies and the Adult Gaze." In: Youth, murder, spectacle : the cultural politics of "youth in crisis" Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995.
MAIN: P94.5.Y72 A25 1995
PFA : P94.5.Y72 A25 1995

Bain, Alison L.
"White Western Teenage Girls and Urban Space: Challenging Hollywood's Representations." Gender, Place and Culture, 2003, 10, 3, Sept, 197-213
"This article explores fictional cinematic representations of the world of white female adolescents in the US. It argues that Hollywood has disseminated an oversimplified image of teenage girlhood that reinforces the notion that girls participate only peripherally in the daily life of exterior urban spaces. An analysis of nine Hollywood teen movies, from the 1980s & the 1990s, reveals a limited palette of spaces appropriated by predominantly white middle-class American adolescent girls. The analysis, within the broad categories of retreat space, liminal space, & interaction space, suggests alternatives for understanding how adolescent girls use urban space." [PsychInfo]

Barson, Michael.
Teenage confidential: an illustrated history of the American teen /Michael Barson & Steven Heller. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998.
UCB Main PN1995.9.Y6 B37 1998

Battema, Doug (ed. and introd.), Levine, Elana (ed. and introd.). Sieving, Christopher (ed. and introd.).
"Children, Teens and the Media." Velvet Light Trap. 48:1-86. 2001 Fall

Benjamin, Richard
"The Sense of an Ending: Youth Apocalypse Films." Journal of Film & Video; Winter2004, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p34-49, 16p
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Benton, Michael. Dolan, Mark. Zisch, Rebecca.
"Teen Films: An Annotated Bibliography." Journal of Popular Film & Television. 25(2):83-88. 1997 Summer
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Bernstein, Jonathan.
Pretty in pink: the golden age of teenage movies / Jonathan Bernstein. 1st St. Martin's Griffin ed. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1997.
UCB Main PN1995.9.Y6 B45 1997

Bodroghkozy, Aniko.
"Reel Revolutionaries: An Examination of Hollywood's Cycle of 1960s Youth Rebellion Films." Cinema Journal. 41(3):38-58. 2002
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Boozer, Jack, Jr.
"Entrepreneurs and 'Family Values' in the Postwar Film." In: Authority and Transgression in Literature and Film / edited by Bonnie Braendlin and Hans Braendlin. pp: 89-102. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, c1996.
Main Stack PN56.A87.A87 1996

Borrie, Lee Adam
Wild Ones: Containment Culture and 1950s Youth Rebellion. [Dissertation, University of Canterbury. American Studies, 2007]
My study seeks to fill a void in Cold War historiography by situating the emergence of 1950s youth culture in the context of containment culture, evaluating the form and extent of youth's cultural 'rebellion'. The pervasive cultural discourse of 'containment', which operated as both a foreign policy to restrict the Soviet Union's sphere of influence and a domestic policy to stifle political dissent, mandated that America propagate an image of social harmony and political plurality during the early years of the Cold War. Yet the emergence of a rebellious youth culture in the middle of the 1950s challenges the notion that America was a 'consensus society' and exposes the limitations and fissures of the white middle class hegemony that the containment narrative worked to legitimate. In examining the rise of rock n roll, the emergence of the drive-in theatre as a "teen space," and the significance of "style" to the galvanization of 1950s youth culture, this study examines the ways in which youth culture of the period variously negotiated, resisted, and accommodated containment culture.

Bowman, James
"Ain't Gettin' Any Older: The bizarre triumph of youth." (recent spate of youth-oriented movies reflects a culture that refuses to grow up)(Critical Essay) National Review Nov 8, 1999 v51 i21 p44
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Boyle, Karen
"Not all angels are innocent" : violence, sexuality, and the teen psychodyke." In: Film studies : women in contemporary world cinema / edited by Alexandra Heidi Karriker. New York : P. Lang, c2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.F52 2002

Brickman, Barbara Jane.
"Riot in Girls Town: Remaking, Revising, and Redressing the Teenpic." Journal of Film and Video. Winter 2007. Vol. 59, Iss. 4; pg. 20, 17 pgs
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Bulman, Robert C.
Hollywood goes to high school : cinema, schools, and American culture New York : Worth Pub., c2005.Contemporary social issues
Moffitt PN1995.9.S253 B85 2005
Using the movies to make sense of society : a sociological introduction -- Middle-class individualism and the adolescent frontier : what high school films reveal about American culture -- Fighting the culture of poverty : the teacher as the urban school cowboy -- Expressing oneself in a culture of conformity : contradictions in suburban school cinema -- Challenging the culture of privilege : class conflict in the private school film -- Cinematic study abroad : high school films in comparative perspective -- Film fantasies as cultural myths : applying the sociological imagination.

Caniglia, Julie
"Reel slack: it didn't start with 'Slacker'; a look at two decades of blank generation cinema." Utne Reader May-June 1994 n63 p24(2)
" Several US films portray slackers, who are purposeless and lack creativity or ambition. Slacker movies can be traced to the 1955 'Rebel Without a Cause,' although the term came from Richard Linklater's 1991 movie 'Slacker.' In the 1980s and 1990s, more movies reflected the slacker mentality." [Expanded Academic Index]

Cardullo, Bert.
"Dangerous liaisons, or sex, lies, and burlesque." The Hudson Review, Spring 1998 v51 n1 p197(9)

Cateforis, Theo.
"Rebel Girls and Singing Boys: Performing Music and Gender in the Teen Movie." Current Musicology, Spring2009, Issue 87, p161-190, 30p
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Chambers, Veronica, et al.
"High School Confidential: Sex, drugs and box-office dollars." A wave of steamy R-rated movies is guaranteed toexcite teenagers-and torment their parents. (teenagemovies) Newsweek, March 1, 1999 v133 i9 p62(1)
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Chopra-Gant, Mike.
Hollywood genres and postwar America : masculinity, family and nation in popular movies and film noir London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Pub. ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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Clark, Randall.
"Teenage Films." In: At a theater or drive-in near you : the history, culture, and politics of the American exploitation film New York : Garland Pub., 1995.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S284 C63 1995
MOFF: PN1995.9.S284 C63 1995

Cole, Thomas R.
"Aging, home and Hollywood in the 1980s." The Gerontologist 31.n3 (June 1991): 427(4).

Conroy, Tom.
"The zit-geist: what today's teen shows tell us about today's teenagers." (Fall TV)(Cover Story) Rolling Stone Sept 16, 1999 i821 p92(3)
"The new line-up of teenage oriented programming is analyzed for what kind of teenager the shows depict. Many of the shows portray boys with bare skin, relatively few minority characters, teenagers with no parental involvement, teenagers that do not go to college, and teenager who are not violent." [Expanded Academic Index]

Considine, David M.
The cinema of adolescence / David M. Considine. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1985.
UCB Main PN1995.9.Y6 C661 1985
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.Y6 C66 1985

Corliss, Richard.
"Is There Life after Teenpix?" Time 125 (18 Feb. 1985): 90.

Davis, Hugh H.
"I Was a Teenage Classic: Literary Adaptation in Turn-of-the-Millennium Teen Films" Journal of American Culture, Mar2006, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p52-60, 9p
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Denby, David
"High-school confidential: notes on teen movies." (the world of teenagers as portrayed in motion pictures)The New Yorker, May 31, 1999 v75 i13 p94(5)
"The teenage movies of the 1990s differ from those of the 1950s due to the contrast in rebellion motifs. The former reflect a rebellion against adult authority. The latter show conflicts between and among teenagers and the,expectations they impose upon each other. Although these genre films demonstrate ambivalence towards values of materialistic accomplishment, their stories tend to validate socially accepted order and reward. There is, also, a darker component of violence that underscores the need for revenge, even when it generates tragic consequences." [Expanded Academic Index]

Dennis, Jeffery P.
Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television New York : Harrington Park Press, c2006.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.D45 2006
Contents: Devil on wheels: the rise of teen culture -- Father knows best: learning girl-craziness on TV -- Sal Mineo and friends: the juvenile delinquent films -- Teenage zombies from outer space: monster movies -- Heartbreak Hotel: the teen idols -- How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies -- Easy rider: the love generation -- American graffiti: 1950's nostalgia and teenage androgyny -- Real men and psycho-slashers -- The brat pack: teen nerds and operators -- Teencoms and teensoaps.

DeVaney (Becker), Ann.
"Critical Viewing: The Depiction of Women in John Hughes' Teen Movies." Feminist Collections. 8(2):4-6. 1987 Winter

Dixon, Wheeler W.
"'Fighting and Violence and Everything, That's Always Cool': Teen Films in the 1990s." In: Film genre 2000: new critical essays / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. 125-41. Albany: State University of New York Press, c2000. SUNY series, cultural studies in cinema/video.
Main Stack PN1995.F45787 2000

Doherty, Thomas Patrick.
Teenagers and teenpics : the juvenilization of American movies in the 1950s / Thomas Doherty. Rev. and expanded ed. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.D53 2002

Doherty, Thomas Patrick.
Teenagers and teenpics : the juvenilization of American movies in the 1950s / Thomas Patrick Doherty. Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1988. Media and popular culture ; 3
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.D531 1988

Douglas, Susan J.
Where the girls are : growing up female with the mass media New York : Times Books, c1994.
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Ellsmore, Susan.
Carry on, teachers! : representations of the teaching profession in screen culture Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books, 2005.
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Family affairs : Ansichten der Familie im Film
Herausgegeben von] Margrit Frolich, Reinhard Middel, Karsten Visarius.Marburg : Schuren, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.F35 F34 2004

Fantoni Minnella, Maurizio
Bad boys: dizionario critico del cinema della ribellione giovanile / Maurizio Fantoni Minnella; prefazione di Aurel... Milano: B. Mondadori, c2000. Dizionari (Saggiatore (Firm))
Main Stack PN1995.9.J87.F36 2000

Foster, Harold M.
"Film in the Classroom: Coping with "Teenpics" The English Journal, Vol. 76, No. 3 (Mar., 1987), pp. 86-88
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Friedmna, Michael D.
"Introduction: "To think o' th' teen that I have turned you to': The Scholarly Consideration of Teen Shakespeare Films." Shakespeare Bulletin, Summer2008, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p1-7, 7p
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Gallagher, Brian.
"Howard Hawks's The Big Sleep: A Paradigm for the Postwar American Family." North Dakota Quarterly, vol. 51 no. 3. 1983 Summer. pp: 78-91.

Garrison, Joshua
"'The Teenage Terror in the Schools'." American Educational History Journal; Spring2009, Vol. 36 Issue 1/2, p3-21, 19p
The article discusses the portrayal of youth in the media during the 1950s in the U.S. Why the public was instructed on the dangers teen's posed on social order is explored.

Gates, Anita
"Teenagers on TV, from Dobie and Patty to Dawson and Buffy." (Generations)(television life versus real life) The New York Times March 8, 2000 pD13(N) pH13(L) col 2 (30 col in)

Gilbert, James B.
"Juvenile Delinquency Films." In: A Cycle of Outrage: America's Reaction to the Juvenile Delinquent in the 1950s New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HV9104 .G5451 1986
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Goldstein, Ruth M.
The screen image of youth : movies about children and adolescents / Ruth M. Goldstein and Edith Zornow Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1980
Main Stack PN1995.9.C45.G6

Green, David.
"Dude, where's my gender? Contemporary teen comedies and new forms of American masculinity." Cineaste Summer 2002 v27 i3 p14(9)
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Hanson, Stuart
"Children in Film." In: Childhood studies : a reader in perspectives of childhood / edited by Jean Mills and Richard Mills. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ767.85 .C483 2000

Harwood, Sarah.
Family fictions : representations of the family in 1980s Hollywood cinema New York : St. Martin's Press, c1997.
MAIN: PN1995.9.F35 H37 1997
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Hay, James.
"Rethinking the Intersection of Cinema, Genre, and Youth." Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies

Hay, James.
"'You're tearing me apart!': the primal scene of teen films." Cultural Studies 4:3 (1990:Oct.) 331

Hendershot, Cyndy.
"Images - Monster at the Soda Shop: Teenagers and Fifties Horror Films." Images

Hentges, Sarah Duncan.
"Teen Girls and Pop Culture Come of Age." In: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference (10th: 2000: Colorado Springs, Co. The image of the twentieth century in literature, media, and society. pp: 134-42 Pueblo, Co.: The Society, 2000.
Main Stack CB425.S63 2000

Hentges, Sarah Duncan.
Pictures of girlhood: modern female adolescence on film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2006.
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"The "coming of age" tale has been a popular genre of film for decades. However, young women have been forced to consume stereotypical versions of themselves in these movies. This study provides the reader with a variety of cultural reference points regarding the individual and collective American coming of age story"--Provided by publisher. Contents American adolescence: girls' mainstream terrain ; A possessive investment in the mainstream ; Coming of age narratives: some mainstream contours -- Negotiating American culture: traversing our own paths ; Coming of age narratives: girls' experiences from the margins ; Negotiating sex and sexuality.

Hine, Thomas.
"TV's teenagers: an insecure, world-weary lot." (television programs about teens) The New York Times Oct 26, 1997 v147 n299 s2 pAR1(N) pAR1(L) col 2 (42 col in)

Jackson, Kathy Merlock
Images of children in American film : a sociocultural analysis / by Kathy Merlock Jackson. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1986.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C45.J271 1986

James, Caryn.
"Growing up is hard to put in focus: recent films illustrate the difficulty of capturing adolescence." The New York Times June 11, 1989 v138 s2 pH1(N) pH1(L) col 1 (26 col in)

Jenkins, Tricia
"'Potential Lesbians at Two O'Clock': The Heterosexualization of Lesbianism in the Recent Teen Film." Journal of Popular Culture; Feb2005, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p491-504, 14p
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Johnson, Brian D.
"Cool Intentions: Today's teen flicks have come a long way from '60s fare like Beach Blanket Bingo." Maclean's March 22, 1999 p48(1)
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Kakutani, Michiko
"What is Hollywood saying about the teen-age world today? In many recent films about young people, the 60's never happened and the 50's are the place to be." The New York Times April 22, 1984 v133 s2 pH1(N) pH1(L) col 4

Kaveney, Roz.
Teen dreams : reading teen film from Heathers to Veronica Mars London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : In the United States of America and in Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
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Keller, Marjorie
The untutored eye : childhood in the films of Cocteau, Cornell, and Brakhage / Marjorie Keller. Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1986.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C4.K41 1986
Moffitt PN1995.9.C4.K4 1986

Lamb, Lynette
"Teenage girls in the movies: A depressing spectacle. New Moon Network: For Adults Who Care About Girls 10/31/2001 p. 14
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Landy, Marcia
"Movies and the Family." In: American cinema of the 1940s : themes and variations New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2006.
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Larson, Mary Strom.
"Sibling Interactions in 1950s versus 1980s Sitcoms: A Comparison." (family relationships in television comedies)(Processes of Communication) Journalism Quarterly v68, n3 (Autumn, 1991):381 (7 pages).

Leibman, Nina C.
Living Room Lectures: The Fifties Family in Film and Television / Nina C. Leibman. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995. Texas film studies series.
Main Stack PN1992.8.F33.L45 1995
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Leibman, Nina C.
"Leave Mother Out: The Fifties Family in American Film and Television." Wide Angle, vol. 10 no. 4. 1988. pp: 24-41.
The portrayal of the family in US films and tv programmes of the 1950's, such as "Rebel without a cause" and "Giant", stresses the negative influence of the mother. [FIAF]

Leitch, Thomas M.
"The world according to teenpix." (new treatments of teenagers in films) Literature-Film Quarterly Jan 1992 v20 n1 p43(5)
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Lewis, Jon
The road to romance & ruin: teen films and youth culture / Jon Lewis. New York: Routledge, 1992.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.L49 1992
Moffitt PN1995.9.Y6.L49 1992

Low, Brian John
NFB kids: portrayals of children by the National Film Board of Canada 1939-89 / Brian J. Low. Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2002. Studies in childhood and family in Canada.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C45.L68 2002

Lury, Karen.
"Here and Then: Space, Place and Nostalgia in British Youth Cinema of the 1990s." In: British cinema of the 90s / edited by Robert Murphy. pp: 100-08. London: BFI Publishing, 2000.
Main Stack PN1993.5.G7.B686 2000

Manning, Toby
"The teening of culture." (adults' fascination with television shows, motion pictures, and commercials featuring teenagers) New Statesman & Society Oct 20, 1995 v8 n375 p32(1)
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"Many adults watch shows and movies featuring teenagers. Adults may be drawn to these shows so that they can escape from job insecurity and the financial excesses of the 1980s. Advertisements featuring teens may also make adults feel younger. The teen culture of the 1990s reinforces adults' values." [Expanded Academic Index]

Martin, Adrian
"The Teen Commandments: Why bother with the teen movie? Cinema Papers 75 (1989:Sept.) 10

McGee, Mark Thomas
The J.D. films : juvenile delinquency in the movies Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1982
MAIN: PN1995.9.J87 .M33 1982

Medovoi, Leerom
"Identity Hits the Screen: Teenpics and the Boying of Rebellion." In: Rebels : youth and the Cold War origins of identity Durham : Duke University Press, 2005.
MAIN: E169.12 .M425 2005
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Mintz, Steven.
"The Family" In: The Columbia companion to American history on film : how the movies have portrayed the American past New York : Columbia University Press, c2003.
MRC: PN1995.9.U64 C65 2003
DREF: PN1995.9.U64 C65 2003

Moseley, Rachel.
"Glamorous Witchcraft: Gender and Magic in Teen Film and Television." Screen. 43(4):403-22. 2002 Winter

Mousoulis, Bill
"Show Me Love." Senses of Cinema Issue 11, Dec 2000-Jan 2001

Nash, Ilana.
"Teenage girls in motion pictures." In" American sweethearts : teenage girls in twentieth-century popular culture Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2006.
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"Teenpix." In: Genre and Hollywood Genre and Hollywood / Steve Neale. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1993.5.U6 N436 2000

Olson, Beth, and William Douglas.
"The family on television: evaluation of gender roles in situation comedy." Sex Roles: A Journal of Research 36.n5-6 (March 1997): 409(19).
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"This study investigated whether television domestic comedies' depictions of gender roles within the family have changed in the past 40 years. Ten domestic comedies were selected based on their popularity and the inclusion of siblings. These series were divided into two groups - pre and post 1984, given the time span covered by the series and the series' setting. College students screened three representative episodes and made subsequent judgments on the portrayals of similarity, equality, and dominance, family satisfaction and family stability in the spousal, sibling, and familial relationships. Results indicated the depictions of gender roles fluctuated throughout the period, with peaks in satisfaction and stability ratings in the 1950s and mid-1980s. More recent domestic comedies contained less positive depictions, specifically displaying more dominance and less satisfaction and stability. Subjects reported families that were more distressed were less desirable and less like their own." [Expanded Academic Index\

Pareles, Jon.
"They're rebels without a cause and couldn't care less." (how teenagers are portrayed in motion pictures) The New York Times July 16, 1995 v144 s2 pH1(N) pH1(L) col 1

Paul, Dierdre Glenn
"The Blackboard Jungle: Critically Interrogating Hollywood's Vision of the Urban Classroom." MultiCultural Review, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 20-27, 58-60, March 2001.

Rapping, Elayne.
"Hollywood's Youth Cult Films." Cinema, vol. 16, no. 1-2, pp. 14-19, 1987.

Reade, Keithr.
"'Tous les garcons et les filles de leur age': representations of youth and adolescence in pre-new-wave French cinema." (100 Years of French Cinema) French Cultural Studies Oct 1996 v7 n3 p259(12)
"French filmmakers during the Fourth Republic, which ran from 1945 to 1958, dealt much more frequently with the problems of adolescence than did the New Wave filmmakers who followed them. Fourth Republic filmmakers faced less stringent censorship than their New Wave counterparts, and some, by adapting literary works to the screen, were able to portray adolescence as a sexual rite of passage between childhood and adulthood. Other films made during the Fourth Republic dwelt on the problems of groups of young people caught in an oppressively paternalistic Cold War society they wished desperately to escape." [Expanded Academic Index]

Rueschmann, Eva
Sisters on screen : siblings in contemporary cinema Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2000.
ED-P: PN1995.9.S55 R84 2000
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Savage, Jon.
"Boomers and busters." (movies for teenagers) Sight and Sound July 1994 v4 n7 p18(3)

Scheiner, Georganne.
Signifying female adolescence : film representations and fans, 1920-1950 Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
MOFF: PN1995.9.Y6 S34 2000

Scheiner, Georganne.
"Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee: Beyond a White, Teen Icon." Frontiers: Journal of Women Studies. 22(2):87-106. 2001
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Schneider, Steven
"Kevin Williamson and the rise of the neo-stalker." Post Script; Vol.XIX nr.2 (Winter-Spring 2000); p.73-87
Examines the horror films made for teenagers, focusing on the films of scriptwriter Kevin Williamson and the stalker theme.

Schober, Adrian
Possessed child narratives in literature and film : contrary states New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
MAIN: PS374.D35 S36 2004

Shary, Timothy.
"Angry Young Women: The Emergence of the 'Tough Girl' Image in American Teen Films." Post Script: Essays in Film & the Humanities. 19(2):49-61. 2000 Winter-Spring
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Shary, Timothy
Generation multiplex: the image of youth in contemporary American cinema / by Timothy Shary; foreword by David Considine. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.S53 2002

Shary, Timothy
"The Teen Film and Its Methods of Study." Journal of Popular Film & Television. 25(1):38-45. 1997 Spring

Shary, Timothy
Teen movies : American youth on screen. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.Y6 S53 2005
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Sinyard, Neil.
Children in the movies / Neil Sinyard. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992
Main Stack PN1995.9.C4.S57 1992

Sloniowski, Jeannette.
"A cross-border study of the teen genre: The case of John N. Smith." Journal of Popular Film and Television Fall 1997 v25 n3 p130(8)
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"Canadian director John Smith's films 'Sitting in Limbo,' Train of Dreams,' and 'Dangerous Minds,' are compared in light of various criticisms concerning the representations of youth in motion pictures. The films focused on several problems and difficulties encountered by teenagers such as personal freedom, family life, social and adult responsibility. Moreover, Smith's movies promote the socialization of teenagers and depict all children as basically good kids." [Expanded Academic Index]

Speed, Lesley.
"Loose Cannons: White Masculinity and the Vulgar Teen Comedy Film." Journal of Popular Culture, Aug2010, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p820-841, 22p
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"The article discusses the representation of white masculinity in vulgar teenage comedy films and how these films reflect the changing social status of male youth. The author argues that this subgenre of film reflects production strategies and changes in youth's social and economic status. Films referenced in the article include "Porky's," "American Pie," and "Spring Break." The male sexual quest in these films is explored. The author explains that teen comedy films in the late 1990s emphasized the pursuit of sexual intercourse over the undermining of authority." [Ebsco]

Speed, Lesley.
"Moving on up: education in black American youth films. Journal of Popular Film and Television v. 29 no. 2 (Summer 2001) p. 82-91
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Speed, Lesley.
"Together in Electric Dreams: Films Revisiting 1980s Youth." Journal of Popular Film and Television Spring 2000 v28 i1 p22
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"African-American movies that portray college life address social and economic dimensions of youth by highlighting the experiences of less-affluent students. The juxtaposition of didactic and entertainment modes of address in the movies is symptomatic of an investment in cultural authority. This authority is evident in the films' presentation of the benefits of education in relation to changes in the African-American community. Through a critical analysis of educational institutions, these African-American films also bring attention to the value of mediation during youth. In particular, the authority of young African-American women is shown as providing alternatives to patriarchal leadership." [Art Index]

Speed, Lesley.
"Tuesday's Gone: The Nostalgic Teen Film." Journal of Popular Film & Television. 26(1):24-32. 1998 Spring
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Speed, Lesley.
"A World Ruled by Hilarity: Gender and Low Comedy in the Films of Amy Heckerling." Senses of Cinema

Sweeney, Kathleen.
"Maiden USA: representing teenage girls in the '90s."Afterimage Jan-Feb 1999 v26 i4 p10(4)
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Tanner, Litsa Renee, Shelley A. Haddock, Toni Schindler Zimmerman, and Lori K. Lund.
"Images of couples and families in Disney feature-length animated films." The American Journal of Family Therapy 31.5 (Oct-Dec 2003): 355(19).
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"Media have the potential to serve as sources of information regarding couples and families for many children. One of the more popular forms of children's media is the Disney animated feature-length movie. To date, no research has examined images of couples and families in a wide sampling of Disney feature-length animated films. This study was designed to identify themes about couples and families portrayed in 26 Disney animated classics and recently released movies. In general, four overarching themes were identified: (a) family relationships are a strong priority, (b) families are diverse, but the diversity is often simplified, (c) fathers are elevated, while mothers are marginalized, and (d) couple relationships are created by "love at first sight," are easily maintained, and are often characterized by gender-based power differentials. Clinical implications for family professionals are addressed." [Expanded Academic Index]

Thomas, Sari; Callahan, Brian P.
"Allocating Happiness: TV Families and Social Class." Journal of Communication Volume 32 Issue 3 Page 184-190, September 1982
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Trencansky, Sarah
"Final Girls and Terrible Youth: Transgression in 1980s Slasher Horror." Journal of Popular Film and Television Summer 2001 v29 i2 p63
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"In the slasher horror films of the 1980s, the "Final Girl," the girl who fights back against the monster after the deaths of her friends, is more powerful than ever before. Unlike the 1970s slasher heroines, who usually survived apparently at random, based on their ability to scream, run, and avoid the chasing monster, the new generation of Final Girls are notable for their unflinching determination and strength. While the supposedly more progressive 1970s ancestors are said to exude characteristics that allow them to survive, the heroines of the 1980s series go much further than simply defending themselves; they match or exceed the powers of the monster with their own." [Art Index]

Tropiano, Stephen.
Rebels and chicks : a history of the Hollywood teen movie New York : Back Stage Books, 2006.
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Whatley, Mariamne H.
"Raging Hormones and Powerful Cars: The Construction of Men's Sexuality in School Sex Education and Popular Adolescent Films." Journal of Education; 170(3): p. 100; Nov 1988, 22p
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Where the boys are : cinemas of masculinity and youth
Edited by Murray Pomerance and Frances Gateward. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2005.
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Williams, Tony,
Hearths of darkness : the family in the American horror film Madison [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1996.
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MOFF: PN1995.9.H6 W46 1996

Willis, Susan.
"Teens at Work: Negotiating the Jobless Future." In: Generations of youth: youth cultures and history in twentieth-century America / edited by Joe Austin et al. 347-57. New York: New York University Press, c1998.
Main Stack HQ796.G4173 1998
Moffitt HQ796.G4173 1998

Wilson, Emma.
Cinema's missing children London ; New York : Wallflower Press, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.C45 W55 2003
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Wood, Robin.
"Party time or can't hardly wait for that American pie: Hollywood high school movies of the 90s." (Critical Essay) CineAction Wntr 2002 p2(9)

Youth culture in global cinema
Edited by Timothy Shary and Alexandra Seibel. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
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Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.Y68 2007

Zwischen Bluejeans und Blauhemden : Jugendfilm in Ost und West
Herausgegeben von Ingelore Konig, Dieter Wiedemann und Lothar Wolf. 1. Aufl. Berlin : Henschel, 1995.
Main Stack PN1995.9.Y6.Z89 1995

Articles on Individual Films

Juno (Dir. Jason Reitman)

Haines, Megan; Ruby, Jennie; McCaslin, Dawn; Mantilla, Karla; Rodgers, Melissa.
"Juno: Feminist or Not?" Off Our Backs, 2007, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p70-73, 4p
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Kine, Starlee
"About a Girl: Jason Reitman's Juno Grows Up before Your Eyes" Film Comment, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 48-50, 2007 Nov-Dec
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Saltau, Margaret.
"Not just another teen movie: Juno." Screen Education, Summer2008, Issue 52, p110-116, 7p
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Spines, Christine; Collis, Clark; Pastorek, Whitney; Schwartz, Missy; Sperling, Nicole; Young, John.
"Juno Nation." Entertainment Weekly, 2/8/2008, Issue 977, p24-29, 6p
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Tueth, Michael V.
"Here Comes My Baby." America, 5/19/2008, Vol. 198 Issue 17, p18-21, 4p
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Whitehead, Barbara Dafoe
"Sex and the Teenage Girl: The Insights of Juno." Commonweal, vol. 135, no. 3, pp. 8, 2008 Feb 15
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Willis, Jessica.
"Sexual Subjectivity: A Semiotic Analysis of Girlhood, Sex, and Sexuality in the Film Juno." Sexuality & Culture, Dec2008, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p240-256, 17p
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Kids (Dir. Larry Clark)

Bear, Liza
"Kids." (movie reviews) Art in America Oct 1995 v83 n10 p57(2)

Blake, Richard A.
"Kids." (movie reviews) America August 12, 1995 v173 n4 p30(2)
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Buss, Robin
"Kids." (movie reviews) Times Educational Supplement May 24, 1996 n4169 pB7(1)

Doherty, Tom.
"Clueless kids." (adolescence on film) Cineaste Fall 1995 v21 n4 p14(3)
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" Larry Clark's 'Kids' and Amy Heckerling's 'Clueless' present contrasting views of adolescence on film. 'Clueless' avoids significant social commentary by focusing instead on the trivial pursuits of a group of wealthy teenagers. It shows youths more occupied with fashion since they have become afraid of the health risks that accompany sexual activity. Meanwhile, 'Kids' argues that more teenagers engage in unsafe sex and are likely to do so at a young age." " [Expanded Academic Index]

Engdahl, Jesse; Jim Hosney.
"Kids." (movie reviews) Film Quarterly Winter 1995 v49 n2 p41(4)
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Gabriel, Trip
"Think you had a bad adolescence? (Larry Clark talks about his new film, 'Kids') (Living Arts Pages) The New York Times July 26, 1995 v144 pB1(N) pC1(L) col 1 (36 col in)

Giroux, Henry A.
"Hollywood, Race, and the Demonization of Youth: The "Kids" Are Not "Alright"." Educational Researcher Vol. 25, No. 2 (Mar., 1996), pp. 31-35
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Goldberg, Jonah.
"Kids." (movie reviews) Commentary Dec 1995 v100 n6 p55(3)
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Hirschberg, Lynn
"What's the matter with 'Kids' today?" (motion picture)(Cover Story) New York June 5, 1995 v28 n23 p34(8)

Leland, John
"Kids." (movie reviews) Newsweek July 24, 1995 v126 n4 p52(2)
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Margaronis, Maria
"Talking about 'Kids.'" (movie on adolescence) Index on Censorship March-April 1997 v26 n2 p134(5)
" Larry Clark's 'Kids,' a movie which records one day in the lives of a group of friends, stirred controversy when critics claimed that it encourages teenagers to behave as its characters did. Its supporters, on the other hand, hailed it as an honest depiction of adolescent life in New York City. Produced amid an unprecedented panic about children and sexuality, it elicited calls for censorship. Despite its flaws, however, 'Kids' is better than the adult silence rooted in ignorance and isolation which has destroyed many adolescent lives." [Expanded Academic Index]

Klawans, Stuart
"Kids." (movie reviews) The Nation August 28, 1995 v261 n6 p216(1)
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Rafferty, Terrence
"Kids." (movie reviews) The New Yorker July 31, 1995 v71 n22 p80(3)

Romney, Jonathan.
"Kids." (movie reviews) New Statesman & Society May 17, 1996 v9 n403 p35(1)
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Savage, Jon.
"Now Larry Clark's 'Kids.'" Sight and Sound May 1996 v6 n5 p6(4)
"Larry Clark's film 'Kids' follows his other attempts at visualizing the negative side of teen life. A powerful film, 'Kids' subverts images of teenage sex fantasies and unsettles audiences by a visual display of traumatized adolescence. Unprotected sex among teenagers living on the edge prompted him to make what the media criticizes as a kid porn film. 'Kids' lacks in aesthetics, but abounds in the authentic portrayal of raw New York teen life. Clark's handling of the unhealthy nexus between youth, sex, and death is unnerving." [Expanded Academic Index]

Schrader, Paul.
"Babes in the hood." (film by Larry Clark)(Interview) Artforum International May 1995 v33 n9 p74(7)
"Director Larry Clark has made a perceptive film on the violent and sensual lives of urban teenagers entitled 'Kids.' Clark believes that he has maintained an empathy for the youth since their experiences are similar to what he experienced as a teenager. 'Kids' was made from a script made by a teenager, Harmony Korine, and has been acclaimed at the Sundance Film Festival. Clark has also produced collections of photographs taken in the 1970s and 1980s, but believes that film is a more expressive medium." [Expanded Academic Index]

Simon, John.
"Kids." (movie reviews) National Review August 28, 1995 v47 n16 p47(2)
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Steckler, Danielle M.
"Spoiled children." (KIDS) Films in Review May-June 1996 v47 n5-6 p67(2)
"Larry Clark's 'KIDS' portrays a narrow version of the true life in the city by glamorizing defiant behaviour, and racist/sexist stereotypes. The movie's depiction of violence, sex and lack of respect is exploited by the media. The kids who portray the male and female characters have become embodiments of the limited gender roles they play. The reviews received by the movie make it a radical quasi-social documentary, encouraging young adults to be influenced by it." [Expanded Academic Index]

Slacker (Dir. Larry Clark)

Steyn, Mark
"Baring all." (movie review) Spectator May 11, 2002 v288 i9066 p45(1)

Pierson, John.
Spike, Mike, slackers & dykes : a guided tour across a decade of American independent cinema / by John Pierson. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion, 1995.
Main Stack PN1998.2.P56 1996
Moffitt PN1998.2.P56 1996

Radwan, Jon
"Generation X and Postmodern Cinema: "Slacker"." Post Script, 19:2 (Winter 1999-Spring 2000) p. 34-48
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Tierney, R.
"Slacker." (Film Review). American Film v. 16 (August 1991)p. 51

Walters, Ben .
"Slacker" (movie review) Sight and Sound April 2002 v12 i4 p60(2)

The Graduate

Bapis, Elaine M.
"The graduate : representing a generation." In: Camera and action : American film as agent of social change, 1965-1975 / Elaine M. Bapis. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 B294 2008

Berliner, Todd; Furia, Philip.
"The sounds of silence: songs in Hollywood films since the 1960s." Style, 2002, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p19-35, 17p
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Beuka, Robert
"'Just One Word ... 'Plastics: Suburban Malaise, Masculinity, and Oedipal Drive in The Graduate." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 12-21, Spring 2000
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Brown, John Lindsay
"Pictures of Innocence." Sight and Sound 41:2 (1972:Spring) p.101
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Profile of Mike Nichols

Cardullo, Bert
"Look Back in Bemusement: The New American Cinema, 1965-1970." Cambridge Quarterly, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 375-386, 2008
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Celeste, Reni
"The Sound of Silence: Film Music and Lament." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 113-24, Apr 2005
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Coles, Robert
"Bonnie and clyde & the graduate: Hollywood's new social criticism." Society Volume 5, Number 6 / May, 1968
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Cooley, Aaron.
"Reviving Reification: Education, Indoctrination, and Anxiety in The Graduate." Educational Studies, Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p358-376, 19p
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Costanzo, William V.
"The Graduate." In: Reading the movies : twelve great films on video and how to teach them / William V. Costanzo. Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English, c1992.
Pacific Film Archive PN1993.7 .C6 1991

Fairchild, B. H.
"'Plastics': The Graduate as Film and Novel." Studies in American Humor, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 133-141, Fall 1985

Farber, Stephen; Changas, Estelle
"The Graduate." Film Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Spring, 1968), pp. 37-41
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Foley, M.W.
"Turning thirty with The Graduate." America v. 137 (August 13 1977) p. 78-80

Geller, B.
"Dear Benjamin." English Journal v. 58 (March 1969) p. 423-5
Dissecting Mike Nichols' The Graduate

Georgakas, Dan
"From Words to Images: An Interview with Buck Henry." Cineaste - America's Leading Magazine on hitthe Art and Politics of the Cinema 27:1 (Winter 2001)
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"The Graduate." Monthly Film Bulletin 35:408/419 (1968) p.131
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Grindon, Leger
"Counter conventions and cultural change in The graduate (1967)." In: The Hollywood romantic comedy : conventions, history, controversies / Leger Grindon. Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 G75 2011

Harris, Mark
Pictures at a revolution : five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood / Mark Harris. New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
PN1993.5.U6 H37 2008
[Explores] the epic human drama behind the making of the five movies nominated for Best Picture in 1967-Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, In the Heat of the Night, Doctor Doolittle, and Bonnie and Clyde-and through them, the larger story of the cultural revolution that transformed Hollywood, and America, forever.--From publisher description.

Lyman, Rick.
"Ron Howard on The Graduate." In: Watching movies : the biggest names in cinema talk about the films that matter most / Rick Lyman. New York : Times Books, 2003.
Pacific Film Archive PN1993.5.U6 L96 2003

Man, Glenn
"1967-1968, the wonder year, part II : The Graduate and 2001: a space odyssey." In: Radical visions : American film renaissance, 1967-1976 / Glenn Man. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
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Metz, Walter
"Consuming the graduate: a post-feminist analysis of Mother, Laurel Canyon, and Moonlight mile." In: Engaging film criticism : film history and contemporary American cinema / Walter Metz. New York : P. Lang, c2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 M47 2004

Rollin, B.
"Mike Nichols: wizard of wit." Look v. 32 (April 2 1968) p. 71-4

Schuth, H. Wayne.
Mike Nichols / H. Wayne Schuth. Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1978.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 N487

Shumway, David R.
"Rock 'n' Roll Sound Tracks and the Production of Nostalgia Rock 'n' Roll Sound Tracks and the Production of Nostalgia." Cinema Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Winter, 1999), pp. 36-51
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Sluyter, Dean.
"The Graduate (1967): whaddaya got?." In: Cinema nirvana: enlightenment lessons from the movies / Dean Sluyter. New York : Three Rivers Press, c2005.
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Starfield, Penny
"Duality in The Graduate: The Reconciliation to Two Thematic Constants in American Film, Romeo & Juliet, and Lochinvar." Caliban, vol. 32, pp. 89-102, 1995

Van Gelder, Peter
"The Graduate." In: That's Hollywood : a behind-the-scenes look at 60 of the greatest films ever made / Peter van Gelder. New York, NY : HarperPerennial, c1990.
Pacific Film Archive PN1998 .V8 1990

Williams, Linda Ruth
"The Graduate." In: Contemporary American cinema / edited by Linda Ruth Williams and Michael Hammond. London ; Boston : Open University Press, c2006.
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