'The authors do an excellent job of bringing together a well researched look at a film that is loved the world over. Between talking about the films commentary on the 1950's teen culture and the nods to popular film culture at the time the film was made, they put together what is one of this year essential reads for any fan of film. Of all of the BFI film classics that I have read, this has been one of the best.' - Cine Talk
About the Author
ANDREW SHAIL is Lecturer in Film at Newcastle University, UK. He is the co-editor of Menstruation: A Cultural History (2005) and Neurology and Modernity (2009) and the editor of Reading the Cinematograph (2010).
ROBIN STOATE is a Doctoral Candidate in English Literature at Newcastle University, UK. He has contributed articles to the Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Literary and Cultural Theory (2010).