Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre

Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre

by Tamar Jeffers McDonald
     
 

Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns, and ideology. Chapters discuss important subgroupings within the genre: screwball sex comedy and the radical romantic comedy of the 1970s. A

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Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns, and ideology. Chapters discuss important subgroupings within the genre: screwball sex comedy and the radical romantic comedy of the 1970s. A final chapter traces the lasting influence of these earlier forms within current romantic comedies. Films include: Pillow Talk (1959), Annie Hall (1977), and You've Got Mail (1998).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905674022
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
04/03/2007
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
977,282
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Romantic Comedy and Genre2. Screwball Comedies3. The Sex Comedy4. The Radical Romantic Comedy5. The Neo-Traditional Romantic ComedyConclusionNotesAppendicesFilmographyBibliographyIndex

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