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Teenagers on Film

Francine Stock explores the spirit of the teenager on film through the decades, with Kim Newman, Pamela Hutchinson, Hadley Freeman and Charlie Lyne.

Francine Stock explores the spirit of the teenager on film through the decades with Kim Newman, Pamela Hutchinson, Hadley Freeman and Charlie Lyne. From Andy Hardy to The Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen, the programme charts the rise of the teenager from pre-war in-betweeners to fully fledged rebels. The director Matt Wolf discusses his documentary Teenage which takes a look at adolescence in the first half of the 20th century. There's debate about the conservatism of teen film guru, the director John Hughes whose work includes The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Weird Science. And we unpick why 1995 marked the beginning of a ten year boom in teen flicks, from Clueless to Mean Girls.

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28 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Francine Stock
Interviewed Guest Kim Newman
Interviewed Guest Pamela Hutchinson
Interviewed Guest Hadley Freeman
Interviewed Guest Charlie Lyne
Producer Elaine Lester
Producer Jane Long

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