Space, interiors and 1980s Hollywood teen films

O'Neill, Patrick (2021) Space, interiors and 1980s Hollywood teen films. In: Kirkham, Pat and Lichtman, Sarah A, (eds.) Screen interiors : from country houses to cosmic heterotopias. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Visual Arts. ISBN 9781350150584


This chapter analyses the symbolic use of space and interiors in the 1980s Hollywood teen film with a focus on the key generic sites of the genre: the shopping mall, the high school, the teenage bedroom and the family home. Films under investigation include, 'Porky's' (1981), 'The Breakfast Club' (1984) and 'Rivers Edge' (1986).

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