Fast Times and Excellent Adventures

Fast Times and Excellent Adventures

The Surprising History of the '80s Teen Movie

Paperback464pp Illustrated23x152mm

9781472123725     Product Code: 514327


With late 1970s productions such as Saturday Night Fever and Grease proving the younger market to be lucrative, the 1980s became an iconic period for teen films. From cult hits to studio blockbusters, James King’s overview reveals the role played by music, comedy and politics in the genre’s success and the intricacies of casting and timing that led to unknown actors such as Winona Ryder, Tom Cruise and Keanu Reeves becoming A-list celebrities.

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