Youth Culture in Global Cinema

Indeed, as the contributors to this volume make plain, films about young people open a very revealing window on the attitudes and values of cultures across the globe.

Author: Timothy Shary

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292774919

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 363

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Coming of age is a pivotal experience for everyone. So it is no surprise that filmmakers around the globe explore the experiences of growing up in their work. From blockbuster U.S. movies such as the Harry Potter series to thought-provoking foreign films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Whale Rider, films about youth delve into young people's attitudes, styles, sexuality, race, families, cultures, class, psychology, and ideas. These cinematic representations of youth also reflect perceptions about youth in their respective cultures, as well as young people's worth to the larger society. Indeed, as the contributors to this volume make plain, films about young people open a very revealing window on the attitudes and values of cultures across the globe. Youth Culture in Global Cinema offers the first comprehensive investigation of how young people are portrayed in film around the world. Eighteen established film scholars from eleven different national backgrounds discuss a wide range of films that illuminate the varied conditions in which youth live. The essays are grouped thematically around the issues of youthful resistance and rebellion; cultural and national identity, including religion and politics; and sexual maturation, including gender distinctions and coming-of-age queer. Some essays engage in close readings of films, while others examine the advertising and reception of films or investigate psychological issues. The volume concludes with filmographies of over 700 youth-related titles arranged by nation and theme.

The Child in World Cinema

Journal of African Cultural Studies 26, no. ... Annie E. Steffenson, Catherine MacPhail, Lindiwe Hlongwa-Madikizela, Kerry Vermaak, and Nancy S. Padian; “Young People's Sexual Health in South Africa: ... Youth Culture in Global Cinema.

Author: Debbie Olson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498563819

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

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This volume offers compelling analyses of children and childhood in non-Western films.

Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema

A Cultural Construction of Adolescence. New York: Routledge Falmer, 2001. Print. Podalsky, Laura. “Out of Depth: The Politics of Disaffected Youth and Contemporary Latin American Cinema.” Youth Culture in Global Cinema.

Author: Carolina Rocha

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739199527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema is the first book to examine how Latin American filmmakers represent the subjectivity of children and adolescents in an adult medium. The chapters analyze children’s developing agency in diverse social contexts across Latin America.

Generation Multiplex

Generation Multiplex (2002) was the first comprehensive study of the representation of teenagers in American cinema since David Considine's Cinema of Adolescence in 1985.

Author: Timothy Shary

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292756625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 435

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Generation Multiplex (2002) was the first comprehensive study of the representation of teenagers in American cinema since David Considine's Cinema of Adolescence in 1985. This updated and expanded edition reaffirms the idea that films about youth constitute a legitimate genre worthy of study on its own terms. Identifying four distinct subgenres—school, delinquency, horror, and romance—Timothy Shary explores hundreds of representative films while offering in-depth discussion of movies that constitute key moments in the genre, including Fast Times at Ridgemont High, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Breakfast Club, Say Anything . . . , Boyz N the Hood, Scream, American Pie, Napoleon Dynamite, Superbad, The Twilight Saga, and The Hunger Games. Analyzing developments in teen films since 2002, Shary covers such topics as the increasing availability of movies on demand, which has given teens greater access to both popular and lesser-seen films; the recent dominance of supernatural and fantasy films as a category within the genre; and how the ongoing commodification of teen images in media affects real-life issues such as school bullying, athletic development, sexual identity, and teenage pregnancy.

Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema

The “Smart” Teen Film 1990–2005: Identity Crisis, Nostalgia, and the Teenage Viewpoint Laura Canning As a site for the negotiation of coming-of-age dilemmas and crises of identity, the teen film may be seen to have manifested certain ...

Author: Silvia Dibeltulo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319901343

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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Rethinking Genre in Contemporary Global Cinema offers a unique, wide-ranging exploration of the intersection between traditional modes of film production and new, transitional/transnational approaches to film genre and related discourses in a contemporary, global context. This volume’s content—the films, genres, and movements explored, as well as methodologies used in their analysis—is diverse and, crucially, up-to-date with contemporary film-making practice and theory. Significantly, the collection extends existing scholarly discourse on film genre beyond its historical bias towards a predominant focus on Hollywood cinema, on the one hand, and a tendency to treat “other” national cinemas in isolation and/or as distinct systems of production, on the other. In view of the ever-increasing globalisation and transnational mediation of film texts and screen media and culture worldwide, the book recognises the need for film genre studies and film genre criticism to cast a broader, indeed global, scope. The collection thus rethinks genre cinema as a transitional, cross-cultural, and increasingly transnational, global paradigm of film-making in diverse contexts.

Visions of Vienna

'Visions of Vienna' explores the cinematic city of Vienna in international filmmaking in order to provide a fresh perspective on the works of canonized auteurs such as Erich von Stroheim, G. W. Pabst, Ernst Lubitsch, and Max Ophüls.

Author: Alexandra Seibel

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048531684

Category: Art

Page: 261

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'Visions of Vienna' explores the cinematic city of Vienna in international filmmaking in order to provide a fresh perspective on the works of canonized auteurs such as Erich von Stroheim, G. W. Pabst, Ernst Lubitsch, and Max Ophüls. By elaborating the intimate connection between their Vienna-set films and an urban experience bound up with the cultural specificity of the city, the book adds a new contribution to the study of Viennese modernity in cinema. It argues that Vienna's common association, on film, with anti-modern imagery of the nostalgic glorification of the Habsburg Myth is directly tied to crucial issues of modernity. Films set in Vienna persistently articulate the experience of displacement due to emigration, changing gender relations and anti-feminism, class distinction, and anti-Semitism. These themes are all tangibly evident in the representations of this city in cinema - despite the ongoing mystification of Vienna as the incarnation of 'waltz dreams' and schmaltz.

The Social Network

Reframing the meaning of youth cinema, this volume in the Cinema and Youth Culture series is ideal for students, researchers and scholars of cinema studies, youth culture and digital cultures.

Author: Neil Archer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367753103

Category:

Page: 112

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This in-depth study of one of the 21st century's most acclaimed films, The Social Network: Youth Film 2.0, considers the contribution of David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's film to the understanding of 'youth' in a contemporary, digital age. The book starts by situating The Social Network within the contexts of 'youth film', arguing that it challenges and reshapes the boundaries of this genre by rethinking the notion of 'youth' itself in the present century. It goes on to consider in detail the aesthetics at work in the film, arguing for its critical and reflexive use of an 'accelerated' audio-visual style, in order to capture both the new visual regimes of the personal computer era, and the ethical and intellectual ambiguities of Facebook itself as a creation. Finally, it locates the film within the broader visual styles and fashion codes of a late 20th- and early 21st-century consumer culture that incorporates and commodifies rebellion and dissent: qualities that underpinned Facebook's emerging, paradoxical identity as at once the epitome of 'hacker' culture and also a multi-billion-dollar global company. Reframing the meaning of youth cinema, this volume in the Cinema and Youth Culture series is ideal for students, researchers and scholars of Cinema studies, Youth Culture and digital cultures.

The Motorcycle Diaries

The first monograph to examine Walter Salles' The Motorcycle Diaries, this book explains the significance of Salles' film with respect to the specific category of 'youth culture' as a historically and culturally situated concept.

Author: NADIA. LIE

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1032126132

Category:

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The first monograph to examine Walter Salles' The Motorcycle Diaries, this book explains the significance of Salles' film with respect to the specific category of 'youth culture' as a historically and culturally situated concept. The Motorcycle Diaries looks at the film's engagement with 'emerging adulthood', the importance of travel as a source of self-discovery, and the film's impact on the iconicity of Che Guevara, the international emblem of a restless, rebellious youth. Combining insights from transnational film studies, tourism studies, and affect theory, as well as drawing on extensive historical materials, this book provides not only a necessary addition to existing scholarship on this popular movie, but also an inspiring model for the analysis of film in relation to youth culture -- a burgeoning field of interest in Latin American scholarship. It will interest any scholar in film studies, specifically transnational cinemas, global cinema, Latin American cinema, Latin American history, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, tourism studies and global politics.

Fade to Gray

Fade to Gray offers one of the first extended studies of the portrayal of older people in American cinema from the silent era to the present.

Author: Timothy Shary

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477310632

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Americans are living longer and reinventing both work and retirement, but Hollywood movies barely hint at this reality of contemporary society. In many popular films, older characters fade into irrelevance, inactivity, or absurdity, or else they stay in the background as wise elders while younger characters provide the action. Most American films do not attempt to portray the rich variety of experiences or the sensitive aging issues that people confront in the years beyond fifty. Fade to Gray offers one of the first extended studies of the portrayal of older people in American cinema from the silent era to the present. Writing in an accessible style for both general audiences and scholars, Timothy Shary and Nancy McVittie examine social attitudes toward aging through an analysis of hundreds of individual films, including such classics as You Can’t Take It With You (1938), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Grumpy Old Men (1993), and Nebraska (2013). They show how representations of the aging process and depictions of older people embracing or enduring the various experiences of longer lives have evolved over the past century, as well as how film industry practices have both reflected and influenced perceptions of aging in American society. Exposing the social and political motivations for negative cinematic portrayals of the elderly, Fade to Gray also gives visibility to films that provide opportunities for better understanding and appreciation of the aged and the aging process.

Millennial Masculinity

Examines male representation in films released at the turn of the twenty-first century, from 1990 to present.

Author: Timothy Shary

Publisher:

ISBN: 0814334350

Category: Art

Page: 367

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Examines male representation in films released at the turn of the twenty-first century, from 1990 to present.