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“Loving and Cruel, All at the Same Time”

Girlhood Identity in The Craft

Emily Chandler

its target audience so poorly, why has it continued to be influential and successful? I argue that The Craft ’s subversion of teen film tropes allows it to explore girls’ desire for understanding and companionship rather than what is known as

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Back in Time Yet of His Time

Marty McFly as a 1980s Teenage Boy Role Model

Daniel Smith-Rowsey

hear the phrase 1980s teen film, we tend to think of John Hughes productions like Sixteen Candles (1984) and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and images like Tom Cruise lip-synching “Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll” in his underwear (in Risky Business

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Claudia Mitchell

“ The Craft ’s relevance to girls arises from its subversion of teen film tropes” in its exploration of “girls’ fear of isolation.” Bernice Loh, in “Beyond the Discourse of Sexualization: An Inquiry into the Adultification of Tween Girls’ Dressing in

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The Rumble of Nostalgia

Francis Ford Coppola’s Vision of Boyhood

Molly Lewis

troubling; Jon Lewis views Rumble Fish as evidence of the teen film’s increasing “penchant for nostalgia” (1992: 151) in a broader critique of postmodernism. Indeed, Rumble Fish ’s black-and-white photography, its sometimes excessive use of smoke and

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Cinemas of Boyhood Part II

Timothy Shary

cinema. Molly Lewis takes a somewhat auteuristic approach in her examination of Francis Ford Coppola’s two teen films of 1983, both based on novels by S.E. Hinton— The Outsiders and Rumble Fish —finding significance in the director’s own boyhood