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In front of the children : screen entertainment and young audiences

Author: Cary Bazalgette; David Buckingham; British Film Institute.
Publisher: London : British Film Institute, 1995.
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These essays by British and American writers, including Jack Zipes, Martin Barker and Maire Messenger Davies, explore such questions as: what is the appeal of "Ninja Turtles" or "My Little Pony"? What are the "Home Alone" movies really about? And does Disney liberate or enslave the imagination?
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In front of the children.
London : British Film Institute, 1995
(OCoLC)603903369
Online version:
In front of the children.
London : British Film Institute, 1995
(OCoLC)608179589
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Bazalgette; David Buckingham; British Film Institute.
ISBN: 0851704522 9780851704524 0851704530 9780851704531
OCLC Number: 32747379
Description: xii, 220 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The invisible audience / Cary Bazalgette and David Buckingham --
Babes 'n' the hood : pre-school television and its audiences in the United States and Britain / Maire Messenger Davies --
Watching with mother in the early 1950's / David Oswell --
On the impossibility of children's television : the case of Timmy Mallett / David Buckingham --
"The power is yours" : agency and plot in Captain Planet / Greg Myers --
Home alone in the 90s : generational war and transgenerational address in American movies, television and presidential politics / Marsha Kinder --
Unshrinking the kids : children's cinema and the family film / Cary Bazalgette and Terry Staples --
Once upon a time beyond Disney : contemporary fairy-tale films for children / Jack Zipes --
Turtle power : illusion and imagination in children's play / Cathy Urwin --
Room to dance : girls' play and The little mermaid / Chris Richards --
The empire of play : emergent genres of product-based animations / Stephen C. Kline --
Toy-based video for girls : My little pony / Ellen Seiter --
Mortal Kombat and computer game girls / Helen Cunningham --
Very nearly in front of the children : the story of Alternity / Martin Barker
Responsibility: edited by Cary Bazalgette and David Buckingham.
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These essays by British and American writers, including Jack Zipes, Martin Barker and Maire Messenger Davies, explore such questions as: what is the appeal of "Ninja Turtles" or "My Little Pony"? What are the "Home Alone" movies really about? And does Disney liberate or enslave the imagination?

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