The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie

The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie
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Publisher : Diversion Books
Total Pages : 571
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ISBN-10 : 9781635765830
ISBN-13 : 1635765838
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Book Synopsis The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie by : James King

Download or read book The Ultimate History of the '80s Teen Movie written by James King and published by Diversion Books. This book was released on 2019-03-19 with total page 571 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For fans of The Movies That Made Us, a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making the favorite blockbuster films of the 1980s. A trip back to the era of troubled teens and awesome soundtracks; of Reagan, rap, and Ridgemont High; of MTV, VHS, and “Axel F”; of outsiders, lost boys, and dead poets; of Bill and Ted, Brooke Shields, and the Brat Pack; of three Porky’s flicks, two Coreys, and one summer when “Baby” refused to be put in a corner. The Ultimate History of the ’80s Teen Movie goes behind the scenes of a genre where cult hits mingled with studio blockbusters, where giants like Spielberg and Coppola rubbed shoulders with baby-faced first-timers, and where future superstars Sean, Demi, and Tom all got their big break. Music, comedy, and politics all play a part in the surprisingly complex history of the ’80s teen movie. And while the films might have been aimed primarily at adolescents, the best tackle universal issues and remain relevant to all ages. From a late ’70s Hollywood influx to an early ’90s indie scene that gave youth cinema a timely reboot, film expert James King highlights the personal struggles, the social changes, and the boardroom shake-ups that produced an iconic time in movie history. “Admirably opting for analysis over nostalgia and gossip, King examines the origin, production, and cultural afterlife of seemingly every youth-centric 1980s movie you've ever heard of and more . . . An excellent adventure through a distinct and genre-spanning era in cinema history. For casual movie fans and industry-minded cinephiles alike.” —Library Journal


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Language: en
Pages: 571
Authors: James King
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-19 - Publisher: Diversion Books

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