- Coming-of-age film
Coming-of-age film is a film genre which focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood. Personal growth and change is an important characteristic of this genre, which relies on dialogue and emotional responses, rather than action. The main character is typically male, around mid-teen and the story is often told in the form of a flash-back. Themes of developing sexual identity, personal philosophy, and political opinions are often featured.
- Bildungsroman, a related literature genre
- ^ Benyahia, Sarah Casey; Gaffney, Freddie; White, John (2006). As Film Studies: The Essential Introduction. Essentials Series. Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0415393116. http://books.google.com/books?id=-pyveRuwHzsC&pg=PA271. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- ^ Fox, Levi (2002). "The Historical Coming of Age Genre". Were Those the Days? Historical Coming of Age Films in American Culture. American Studies, University of Virginia. http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug02/fox/genre.html. Retrieved 2011-05-05.
- Coming of Age on Film: Stories of Transformations in World Cinema. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2009. ISBN 144380987X.
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