• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Has The Teen Movie Evolved?

Extracts from this document...


Has The Teen Movie Evolved? Teen movies have evolved over the years, most of teen movies have a lot of digetic sound, also some of the older films such as 'The Breakfast Club' and 'Footloose' are set in quite societies and are based around school life. The main characters in these vary, they generally quite confident although there may be the occasional quiet character. You usually get a girl that two guys are fighting over or that is involved in some kind of romance. Then there is a rebel, also there tends to be a nerd or a girl/boy that is slightly strange in some way. There are quite a lot of themes that run through out most teen movies. Some of these are rebellion, dreams and aspirations, violence, relationships, dance and sexuality. 'Rebel Without A Cause' is the first teen movie in the whole genre created in 1955. Jim was the main character in this film; he was the new comer in the town and was classified as a bit of a rebel, as he didn't know any of the rules of this new town so therefore subconsciously brakes a few of them. ...read more.


This film has some very important key scenes, one of which is when Wren and Willard first meet, at first they take the mickey out of each other then the become friends. This is important because this is the most common way that boys will analyze each other in films of this genre. Also another key scene is when they are driving tractors toward each other in a game of chicken there is some non-digetic music playing in the back ground to create tension. Wren gets his shoelace tangled with the accelerate pedal forcing him to drive at speed toward the other tractor. 'Rebel Without A Cause' and 'Footloose' are very similar, in both of the films a male character comes into an isolated area and rebels against the rules set, parents and the law. The way the boys meet other boys in both films is very macho and testosterone fuelled. A main similarity with in the films is when they are racing/ playing chicken in both films a person is restricted by an item of clothing, which prevents them from escaping the vehicle. In 'Rebel Without A Cause' the villain gets trapped in the car door by his sleeve and in 'Footloose' Wren gets entangled in the peddle which forces him to keep going not allowing him to brake free. ...read more.


The music in this film is mainly digetic due to the music in the club where she works or her singing. An important scene in this film is when she applies to become a coyote. This is because who she is as a person when she frustrated and then starts to question why she has not been given the job immediate this shows her determination to be somebody. This film is very different to the rest of the films, as the main features of the traditional teen movie have been changed to create a more modern and realistic film. The similarities between the films are that they are all trying to make something happen to create a more fun and appealing environment for hem to live in. In answer to the essay question I think that the teen movie has evolved over the years. The range of films has proved this that we have watch, it shows that the films have changed over time just like teenagers have evolved to become who they are today. If they had not evolved over the years they would of lost the minds of teenagers today. ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - Louise Derham 10SC ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Audience and Production Analysis section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Audience and Production Analysis essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Breakfast Club

    Another funny moment was when Andrew screamed and a window smashed. "Rebel without a Cause" was slightly different. It contained many more serious moments and not much humour. The whole film involved police, guns and knife fights. The films have many things in common one of which is the teenager's rebellious disregard for authority and regulations.

  2. Compare the way cultural difference is represented in two films (East is East and ...

    He is basically referring to the 9/11 attacks and thus assumed the middle-eastern father and daughter to be Arabic. This racial remark is a sign of his sensitive views on the 9/11 attacks as he does not know how to react to the father and daughter as he may feel threatened by them or merely wants to offend them.

  1. Discuss how the events in New York on September 11th 2001 have been adapted ...

    Stone chose to show the date because he wanted the viewers to be ready to face and watch the characters go through their worst day of their lives. However the music plating seemed rather happy and bubbly. The desired effect from this was to make the audience wary that none of these characters know what was about to happen.

  2. Analysis of Metropolitan Police Advert Knife City Coursework

    The shot also uses the sun as a way of saying that you are always being watched; as Jay sprints through the scene it is almost as if the sun is keeping an eye of him; its harsh brightness, which stands out amongst the dull of the grey, concrete buildings,

  1. The lyrical, slow-moving opening sequence is a dazzling combination of cinematography, music and hallucinatory ...

    Kurtz's patrols in the highlands coming under frequent ambush. The camp started falling apart. November: Kurtz orders the assassination of three Vietnamese men and one woman. Two of the men were Colonels in the South Vietnamese army. Enemy activity in his old sector dropped off to nothing. Guess he must have hit the right four people.

  2. Analysis of G.I JIM

    Next Jim says "Hochi I think we've lost them" (classic action film line) then Hochi says; " Yes Jim but I think someone is following us" Jim then yells at him and beats him. We did this because the "I think we lost them" line a convention of action films

  1. Television Rots the Brain

    Imagine what it would be like if there was no TV. Dad would be in the back shed making furniture. Mum would be in the kitchen (where all women should be anyway) and the kids may even be upstairs doing their homework.

  2. Analysis of the Movie "The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas"

    a barren land with nothing. We then start to compare the lives of the boys?. We see the contrast between the two. The meetings between Bruno and Schmuel show us the contrast between their livelihood and life. Bruno is (most of the time)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work