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    “I don’t think of kids as a lower form of the human species.”-John Hughes. The films of the late John Hughes culminated the influence of a generation in comedy, while marking an advent of cinematic ingenuity during the 1980’s. Selling jokes and working in the offices of National Lampoon Magazine, Hughes arrived on-screen in his early 30’s. Ushering in a series of teen hits such as, Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and Pretty in Pink (1986), Hughes established himself as a storyteller by attracting an array of audiences. In exploring the limitations of comedic cinema, he created a masterpiece with The Breakfast Club; a simple, yet powerful film that projected humor through teenage drama in a…

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    The genre of teen films was born in the 1950’s but became a fixture in pop culture following on the heels of movies from John Hughes in the 80’s. The genre of teen films encompasses movies that are directed towards a teen audience and are generally also about teens. They encompass essential components that reflect the teen experience: a defined social hierarchy that is usually disrupted during the course of the movie, conflict stemming from rebellion, and a romantic interest. All of these are…

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    Compared to the 22% of such teens who do not watch any R-rated movies in a typical month, those who watch three or more in a typical month are: Nearly 7 times likelier to smoke cigarettes. more than 5 times likelier to drink alcohol, more than 6 times likelier to try marijuana.” (“CASA* 2005 Teen Survey: Teens Who Watch R-Rated Movies Likelier to Smoke, Drink and Use Drugs.”, 2016) This survey shows that teens who watch more R- rated movies are more likely to do drugs and drink alcohol.…

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    opinion results in teen relational aggression towards one another. Relational aggression among boys is typically physical. But between girls it becomes relational, leaving them feeling rejected, “less than” and with a damaged sense of self. Boys grow out of this phase by resolving issues physically, but girls don’t. Girls usually take out their anger among one another by bad mouthing and putting each other down. In my opinion relational aggression will get worst throughout the years, just as…

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    Juno Persuasive Speech

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    General Purpose: The general purpose of my speech is to persuade the audience. Specific Purpose: The specific purpose of my speech is to persuade the audience that the movie, Juno, is an impractical depiction of life as a pregnant teenager, it is jam-packed with fictitious or planned dialogue, and it has become an immoral influence on teenagers. I. While Juno may be considered a lighthearted and funny movie, it does not accurately portray the emotions and struggles that transform a teenager’s…

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    Syriana Movie Essay

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    Syriana The events that happened in the movie Syriana portray several events of the common overlay that we have been discussing in class, specifically: in regime changes, influence of big oil, and the disgruntled teens. There are four plot lines, they are, Bob, Connex Kaleen vs. U.S. government, the two Arab teens, and the two Arab princes. Bob is a CIA agent that is involved in foreign affairs, such as selling missiles. Connex Kaleen is an oil company that wants to expand their business into…

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    In the film “Merchants of Cool” a study of teenagers and what they believe is cool from their economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental point of view. This paper will explore the sociological part of the Merchants of Cool movie. Because this film is all about everyday human sociology as it features the true essence of the largest population which is that of teenagers. This paper is going to be an analysis of social interaction and social structure, sex and gender, marriage and…

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    visible. In Rebel Without a Cause, the themes of the 1950s were shown greatly throughout. Rebel Without a Cause is about a troubled teen, Jim Stark, who’s family moves constantly because of his rebellious actions. The movie begins with Jim in a police station drunk and his parents arguing about his drinking. This is where we see the first theme of the 1950s is introduced, the changing role of women. When Jim’s parents…

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    Star Cinema Grill is a movie theater and restaurant that has become very popular. While watching a movie, a person can order an entire meal and enjoy the meal during the movie. They have a large range of foods from burgers to spaghetti. It also has has a full bar and lobby for those who show up a little early for their movie. Is a combination restaurant and movie theater a positive alternative to dining out followed by a movie separately? The seats at Star Cinema Grill are wider and much…

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    “The Fault in Our Star,” directed by Josh Boone, is a typical story of the journey of two teens who are both fighting cancer. Josh Boone directs the spotlight on these two teens specifically as he pulls the viewers closer into their journey. This movie not only exposes the story of two teens with cancer but also includes real life symbols and great quotes throughout different scenes of these two teens specifically. This movie will pull viewers emotionally closer into a love story that defines…

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