1950sIn the 1950’s Elvis Presley became famous and introduced the role of teenagers, thiswas because the invention of rock and roll and the rebellious nature of teenagers .Many parents disliked Elvis as he influenced there kids with his music and dancing.Elviss first film was called ‘Love me Tender’ it was the only film that his character waskilled on screen.
1950sJohn Hughes Birth – John Hughes was born in 1950, he was one of the major directorsthat produced Teen Movies. The films he created were ‘Ferris Buellers Day off and‘The Breakfast Club’.
1960sTeen Movies of the 60s – The 60’s was the main period for Teen Movies, the hippiemovement created emphasis on the hippie freedom and music. Films such as WildBikini were released in this period but were restricted through censorship, theproducers had to be careful on what they could show.
1970sTeen Movies of the 70s – The 70’s introduced a new genres that included teenagers,an example of these genres are, Teen Horror, Teen Comedy and Teen Romance
1978Grease Released – Grease is a well known film watched by all ages but its mainaudience were teenagers, it was emphasised on high school life and teen romance.
1980sTeen Movies in the 80s – The 80s was the golden age for Teen Films, the filmsemphasised on parents being clueless and suburb. Films released in this era are TheBreakfast Club, Girls Just Want To Have Fun and Pretty Pink.
1990sTeen Movies in the 90s – In the 90s the laws that restricted Teen films were les strictwhich saw an increase in he number of teen films. The focus of the films were sex,nudity and drugs. An excellent example of this would be American pie.
2000High School Musical – In the previous decade teen movies became more popular withmultiple films being released every year.In the last decades, Teen movies have become more and more popular with severalbeing released every year. Although teen musicals had died down; High SchoolMusical, showed the return of this and became one of the most popular moviefranchises ever. Films such as Thirteen showed the increase in controversial themes.
2007Juno – Juno is an indie film that has quirky features to it, certain films have started todo this in the last five years including Napoleon, Dynamite and Scott Pilgrim VS theWorld. The film focuses on the unusual events that happens in high school in relationto teenagers.
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