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Society and Culture-: Teen Films

Year 12 Society and Culture

Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Screening the Past


In film buff histories, the retrospective compilations produced for awards shows, and in commentary on youth culture, there are two commonly cited histories for teen film. One begins in the 1950s and the other in the 1980s.

The Guardian

As Juno rolls into town, we conduct a thorough investigation of the key criteria for membership of the teen movie pantheon

You Tube


The Atlantic


Generations of Americans can still remember a time when parents and their kids could go to the multiplex and enjoy original youth-oriented films that weren’t either animated, part of a billion-dollar superhero franchise, or adaptations of overwrought young adult novels.

New York Times

Teens are more likely to be influenced by what they see on the big screen