It Happened One Night / Edition 1

It Happened One Night / Edition 1

by Linda Mizejewski
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405173882

ISBN-13: 9781405173889

Pub. Date: 12/22/2009

Publisher: Wiley

A movie that swept the 1934 Academy Awards and captivated Depression-era America, It Happened One Night challenged the ways Americans imagined marriage, romance, gender, and class difference. This book examines key scenes and formal features of It Happened One Night, and explores its lasting importance in film history and in cultural

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Overview

A movie that swept the 1934 Academy Awards and captivated Depression-era America, It Happened One Night challenged the ways Americans imagined marriage, romance, gender, and class difference. This book examines key scenes and formal features of It Happened One Night, and explores its lasting importance in film history and in cultural studies.

  • Consideration of the film’s role in establishing the genre of the romantic comedy film
  • Investigations into the film’s persistent sexuality and its creativity in avoiding Depression-era censorship
  • Establishment of the cultural, economic, and political context of a film that directly addresses the Depression and class issues
  • Exploration of how the film invokes and develops the stardom of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert and how this stardom intersects with the film’s topics of gender, genre, sexuality, and class

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405173889
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Series in Film and Television Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1.Rules and Unruliness: Screwball Comedy and the Road Movie.

2. The Production Code and the Wall of Jericho.

3. Contexts: Capra, Class, and Depression-Era America.

4. Stardom: Gable and Colbert

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