Monday, July 28, 2008

Capturing (and detaining) the American Teen

A good friend of mine wrote a long, ponderous, didactic think piece on the new documentary American Teen and its place in both fiction and non-fiction films about high school. You can read the article here or -- if you hate clicking through "pages" of an online story -- here. It's a tad term-paperish, but it's dense with ideas. Try to stick with it til the end.

5 comments:

Nardin Academy Class of 2001 said...

Nice article. Much more informative than an American Teen review I read in TIME.

None of these documentaries capture resemblances of my high school experiences. Outside of porn, there are few nonfiction films on Catholic, all-girls high schools. (That I know of.)

elgringo said...

Tell your friend "Well done."

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