Category Archives: Blog #3. Thesis Statements

Mature Themes in a Teenage Film

Brick (2006) is a film combining the mature themes of the noir genre and the innocence of teenage life.  Although the majority of the characters are attending high school, they are intertwined in a deep mysterious plot of drugs, love, and … Continue reading

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The fault in our stars: thesis statement.

  “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves, that we are underling s.” This is the quote that inspired the title of the novel and consequentially of the movie. However, Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) … Continue reading

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This is Just a Perfect Dream

The film, High School Musical (Kenny Ortega, 2006), follows a group of young and energetic teenagers though their high school life and present the story in a musical style. Two protagonist went though obstacles and discovered they can explore their … Continue reading

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Destruction is a Form of Creation

Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001) is a psychological horror film surrounding the hallucinations, fears, and relationships of the title character, Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal). The story involves not only Donnie Darko’s personal life but also the concept of time travel, … Continue reading

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Growing Up too Fast

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Cameron Crowe, 1982) is truly a movie that needs to be experienced. It covers a year at Ridgemont High School and mainly follows a few main characters. Sean Penn plays Jeff Spicoli, a junior at … Continue reading

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“Whip It” Into A Mainstream Teen Film

Whip it (2009) is Drew Barrymore’s film directorial debut. The film Whip It  (dir. Drew Barrymore) revolves around the life of Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page), an unpopular, quirky, and timid teen from Bodeen, Texas. Her only friends work with her … Continue reading

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“Taming of the Shrew”, High School Edition

10 Things I Hate About You (Gil Junger, 1999), which has a striking resemblance to the play Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, begins with Cameron a new student being shown around the new school campus by the nerdy Michael Eckman and … Continue reading

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