Teen Movies

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Teen Movies

A Teacher's Guide

Teacher's Guides and Classroom Resources


December 25th, 2008





Teen movies' have been massively popular with their target audience for half a century yet they remain among the most unexamined, in large part due to their unpretentiousness, but also because the genre itself is contested just what is a 'teen movie'? In his Teacher's Guide to Teen Movies, author Rob McInnes explores the social, institutional, economic, cultural and political contexts of the genre from the 1950s to the present day from Rebel Without a Cause (1955) to American Pie (1999) which reflects recent Media/Film Studies specifications to study genres as part of a more integrated study of cultural theories and movements. Chapters focus on 'exploitation' film, rock 'n' roll film, nostalgia and teen horror.


Author Information

Rob McInnes teaches Media Studies in South-East London.