101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies

101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies

Film Critique, Non-Fiction – 2016, Algora

From Shirley Temple in ‘The Little Princess,’ to ‘The Breakfast Club,’ ‘Almost Famous’ and other more contemporary takes, simultaneously illustrating how the movie industry itself came of age; having selected the most moving and representative films of each decade, the author did more than just look at the movie angle. In this book he takes a look at what it was like to be young in each era since the 1920s, simultaneously tracking the evolution of film-making techniques and technology, and social trends that influenced what could and would be shown on the silver screen, especially as “youth” came to be identified as a lucrative market for the entertainment industry.

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“Ryan Uytdewilligen does an amazing job at capturing the movies that have helped to shape my life and many others! The 101 Most Influential Coming of Age Movies is very well written in Ryan’s easy going writing style. He tells about each movie and how it pertains to coming of age. It is an amazingly interesting book to read and I highly recommend it to anyone!”

– Tammy Meachin, Amazon Review

“I flew with my daughter who just turned 13 recently and is an avid movie buff. The flight gave us the opportunity to have her learn some movie history and discover older, still relevant films and giving her some contextual history of some of her favourite modern day movies. I enjoyed reliving some of my nostalgic faves from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Loved the chronological format making it easy to relate to. I would recommend this book to movie buffs and newbies to the genre!”

– Donna Irwin, Amazon Review
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