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101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies

Celebrating movies made for teenagers and movies about teenagers, Ryan recalls stars like Shirley Temple and James Dean, reminding us why we love so many of these pictures and introducing more that we don’t want to miss. A perfect read for film lovers of any age, this book is for everyone who looked for role-models and sought comfort in the friendships on screen during the tumultuous times of growing up.

Ryan also takes a look at what it was like to be young in each decade since the 1920s, and he outlines the evolution of film-making techniques and technology. This movie guide shows how social trends influenced what could and would be shown on the silver screen, especially as Hollywood increasingly identified “youth” as a lucrative market.

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