Stranded at the Drive-In

Stranded at the Drive-In

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Acclaimed writer of This is Uncool and Popcorn turns his attention to the (first ever) look at the teen movie Everyone undergoes some kind of teenage trauma, and a fundamental way of coping, or rite of passage, is the teen movie. Yet until now there has been no book that explores this successful movie sub-genre with any depth. Step forward Garry Mulholland, who, taking his cue from his previous, hugely acclaimed pop culture list books (This is Uncool and Fear of Music), seeks to create a pantheon of the very finest teen movies, or in Garry Mulholland's words: 'I'll be doing what film critics have been loathe to do since the 1950s, and taking the entire subculture of teen movies seriously, making a constant and compelling argument that Grease and A Nightmare on Elm Street tell us a great deal more about modern life and human nature than Citizen Kane and The Godfather.' From Kes to Fame, Badlands to the Breakfast Club, and National Lampoon's Animal House to Twilight, Garry Mulholland re-evaluates a much maligned genre, and brings it all back again: the good, the bad and the traumatic.They have just graduated from high school, and Ghost Worlda#39;s difference from other teen movies is immediately established by the fact that ... clothes and play the game, and Enida#39;s immediate reaction is to dye her hair green and adopt a studiously observed a#39;70s punk look. ... who takes a laptop into the coffee shop where Becky works so he can answer the obscure trivia question that wins a free coffee.

Title:Stranded at the Drive-In
Author: Garry Mulholland
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2011-11-24

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