By Thomas Doherty
"Teenagers and Teenpics" tells the tale of 2 signature advancements within the Nineteen Fifties: the decline of the classical Hollywood cinema and the emergence of that unusual new creature, the yank youngster. Hollywood's discovery of the teenage moviegoer initiated a revolutionary "juvenilization" of movie content material that's this day the operative fact of the yank movie undefined. The juvenilization of the yankee video clips is healthier published within the improvement of the Nineteen Fifties "teenpic", an image distinctive at young children even to the exclusion in their elders. In a wry and readable sort, Doherty defines and translates many of the teenpic movie varieties: rock 'n' roll photos, j.d. movies, horror and sci-fi weirdies, and fresh teenpics. person motion pictures are tested either in mild in their impression at the movie and when it comes to their vital function in validating the rising teenage tradition. additionally integrated during this variation is an extended remedy of teenpics because the Fifties, in particular the teenpics produced through the age of AIDS. writer be aware: Thomas Doherty is affiliate Professor of yankee experiences and Chair of the movie stories software at Brandeis college. he's the writer of 2 past books, together with "Pre-Code Hollywood: intercourse, Immorality, and rebellion in American Cinema, 1930-1934", which was once a "New York Times" awesome publication for 1999.