scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,941
The Eighties Teen Movie Vs The Nineties Teen Movie In John Lewiss book The Road to Romance and Ruin he defines the teen movie as the principle mass mediated discourse of youth a discourse that rather glibly and globally re-presents youth as a culture p 2 In using the term teen movie this does not refer to a movie geared towards teens but instead to movies about teens The 1980s gave us many teen movies such as Pretty in Pink Better Off Dead Say Anything The Breakfast Club and Cant Buy Me Love which have become classics to the twenty-somethings of today These were movies usually involving two teens from different classes most likely and the impossible love that they find not-so-impossible Joseph Reed in American Scenarios believes that the ongoing popularity of these movies is that they call up something primal in all of usHigh school pictures tend to be about public high school but they know this even if I went to private school I can be every teen in this picture I can be because I have been victim or failure or nerd p133 The late 1990s gave birth to a new breed of high school movies Freddie Prinze Jr replaced John Cusack Jodie Lynn OKeefe replaced Molly Ringwald Though on the outside these new movies have all the makings of the old eighties high school movie a close look will show you that not only are they very different but they in fact enforce the opposite ideals and problems that high school teens face in real life Though the plot lines are very similar and many of the characters have many of the same traits when we examine them we see how different they really are Pretty in Pink written by John Hughes tells the story of Andie Walsh Molly Ringwald an unpopular lower middle class girl who dresses in thrift shophomemade clothes In the opening scene we learn
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA