Visual Media for Teens: Creating and Using a Teen-Centered Film Collection
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Visual Media for Teens: Creating and Using a Teen-Centered Film Collection

by Jane Halsall, C. Allen Nichols, R. William Edminster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591585449

ISBN-13: 9781591585442

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Dazzle teens with a film collection custom-designed to fit their interests and tastes! If you would like to build or develop a film collection with guaranteed teen appeal, this guide is for you. It discusses what's current, popular with teens, and available; and provides annotated core filmographies in categories of heroes, exploring issues of identity, strong

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Dazzle teens with a film collection custom-designed to fit their interests and tastes! If you would like to build or develop a film collection with guaranteed teen appeal, this guide is for you. It discusses what's current, popular with teens, and available; and provides annotated core filmographies in categories of heroes, exploring issues of identity, strong emotions: horror and humor, and educational entertainment. In addition, the authors address popular culture influences on teens, technology and format issues, how to get teen input, where to find reliable review sources, programming with films, and promoting and merchandising your collection. Packed with ideas as well as nitty gritty information; this guide fills a gap in the literature and a real need for the profession.

Dazzle teens with a film collection custom-designed to fit their interests and tastes! This guide is designed for those who would like to build or develop a film collection with guaranteed teen appeal. It discusses what's current, popular with teens, and available; and provides annotated core filmographies in categories of heroes, exploring issues of identity, strong emotions: horror and humor, and educational entertainment. In addition, the authors address popular culture influences on teens, technology and format issues, how to get teen input, where to find reliable review sources, programming with films, and promoting and merchandising your collection. Packed with ideas as well as nitty gritty information; this guide fills a gap in the literature and a real need for the profession.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591585442
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Series:
Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: The Teenage Years Are an Awkward Age &hellips; for Librarians xv

Audience xvii

Movie Ratings and Teen Film Collections xviii

Organization of Chapters xxi

1 Creating a Teen Film Collection 1

Teens and Popular Culture 2

The Librarian's Role 5

Arguing for a Teen Feature Film Collection 8

Organizing Your Teen Film Collection 9

General Guidelines for Selecting Films 10

Technology and Format 12

Trying New Formats 15

Technical Services and New Formats 16

The Future of Formats 17

Videogames and Films 18

2 Getting Teens Involved 21

Getting Teens to Talk to You 21

Programming 23

Obtaining a Public Performance License 23

Popular Film Screenings 24

Film Festivals and Marathons 25

Special Screenings at Local Movie Theaters 27

Movie Discussion and Appreciation Programs 27

Specialized Teen Advisory Boards 28

Programs for Teen Filmmakers 28

Library Displays 29

3 Exploring Issues of Identity: Suggested Films 31

"Who Am I?" Films 33

"Lost in a Group" Films 34

"Other Cultures, Other Times" Films 36

What to Look for When Selecting 38

"Issues of Identity" Films 39

4 The Appeal of Heroes: Suggested Films 53

Sports and Competition Films 54

What to Look for When Selecting 55

Sports and Competition Films 56

"Live Action Heroes Plus" Films 60

What to Look for When Selecting 61

"Live Action Heroes Plus" Films 62

Anime and Other Animated Films 68

What to Look for When Selecting 70

Anime and Other Animated Films 71

Selected Anime Television Series 76

5 The Appeal of Strong Emotions: Suggested Films 79

Horror and Suspense Films 80

J-Horror: JapaneseHorror Films 82

What to Look for When Selecting 82

Horror and Suspense Films 83

Comedy Films 91

What to Look for When Selecting 92

Comedy Films 94

6 Education and the Arts: Suggested Films 105

Filmed Shakespeare 106

Documentaries and Docudramas 110

What to Look for When Selecting 112

Documentaries and Docudramas 113

Performing Arts Films 117

What to Look for When Selecting 117

Filmed Performing Arts Performances 117

Films Made from Books 123

7 Film Reviews and Resources 133

Online Video Reviews and Review Sources 133

Other Online Film Information Sources 135

Critical Books on Films 136

Magazines and Ezines 136

Web Sites for Teen Filmmakers 137

Books on Filmmaking for Teens 138

Articles 140

Afterword 141

Index 143

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