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The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History and Controversies / Edition 1
     

The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History and Controversies / Edition 1

by Leger Grindon
 

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ISBN-10: 1405182652

ISBN-13: 9781405182652

Pub. Date: 04/19/2011

Publisher: Wiley

The most up-to-date study of the Hollywood romantic comedy film, from the development of sound to the twenty-first century, this book examines the history and conventions of the genre and surveys the controversies arising from the critical responses to these films.

  • Provides a detailed interpretation of important romantic comedy films from as early as 1932

Overview

The most up-to-date study of the Hollywood romantic comedy film, from the development of sound to the twenty-first century, this book examines the history and conventions of the genre and surveys the controversies arising from the critical responses to these films.

  • Provides a detailed interpretation of important romantic comedy films from as early as 1932 to movies made in the twenty-first century
  • Presents a full analysis of the range of romantic comedy conventions, including dramatic conflicts, characters, plots, settings, and the function of humor
  • Develops a survey of romantic comedy movies and builds a canon of key films from Hollywood's classical era right up to the present day
  • Chapters work as discrete studies as well as within the larger context of the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405182652
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
New Approaches to Film Genre Series , #18
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
505,460
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Acknowledgements.

1 Introduction.

2 History, Cycles, and Society.

3 Thinking Seriously About Laughter and Romance.

4 Trouble in Paradise (1932): What is the Trouble in Paradise?

5 His Girl Friday (1940): Jailbreak!

6 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944): The Home Front Romantic Comedy.

7 Adam's Rib (1949): Anatomy Lesson.

8 Some Like It Hot (1959): Riding Sidesaddle.

9 The Graduate (1967): Counter-Conventions and Cultural Change.

10 Annie Hall (1977): The Trials of Partnership.

11 When Harry Met Sally (1989): Friendship, Sex, and Courtship.

12 There's Something About Mary (1998): Parody and the Grotesque.

13 Waitress (2007): Women's Ambivalence.

A Chronology of Prominent Hollywood Romantic Comedies.

References.

Index.

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