Youth Culture in Global Cinema0292709307, 9780292709300

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"""Description: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
Categories: Art Cinema
Year :2007
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 347
File Info : pdf 3 Mb