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I won't grow up! : the comic man-child in film from 1901 to the present

Author: Anthony Balducci
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a comprehensive examination of the character of the man-child, from André Deed, who debuted on screen in 1901, to Seth Rogen. The author discusses changing cultural attitudes about maturity, what it means to be an adult, what it means to be a child and how those things are becoming increasingly confused"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Balducci
ISBN: 9781476662084 1476662088
OCLC Number: 908375478
Description: vii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The crib years --
Act your age --
I'm a baaaad boy!" --
Masculinity and the German occupation of France --
A major minor --
Further post-war immaturity --
Forever young --
Young again --
I know you are but what am I? --
Problem child --
Jack and Jill --
Girls --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Anthony Balducci.

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"This book provides a comprehensive examination of the character of the man-child, from André Deed, who debuted on screen in 1901, to Seth Rogen. The author discusses changing cultural attitudes about maturity, what it means to be an adult, what it means to be a child and how those things are becoming increasingly confused"--

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