The J.D. Films: Juvenile Delinquency in the MoviesMark Thomas McGee and R.J. RobertsonMcFarland & Co / 1982 / out of print / first edition / paperback / 6 x 8.9in / 197 pp / b+w / eng / ISBN: 9780899500386 / weight: 10.4 ozCondition: Poor, reading copy, ex-library copy, significant wear, grime, chips, and nicks on every surface, water damage on inside of paperback cover (see images above)Description:Film historians McGee and Robertson examine the portrayal of juvenile delinquency in films, tracing its evolution from the early 1950s to the 1970s. They explore the reasons for the popularity of J.D. films in the 1950s, discuss how this type of film has tackled serious and controversial themes dealing with juvenile delinquency, and questions why these films have rarely been taken seriously by either film critics or scholars. Among he films discusses are The Wild One, The Blackboard Jungle, Rebel Without a Cause, Saturday Night Fever, Rock and Roll High School, and The Wanderers.
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