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Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre
     

Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre

by Tamar Jeffers McDonald
 

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ISBN-10: 1905674023

ISBN-13: 9781905674022

Pub. Date: 04/03/2007

Publisher: Wallflower Press

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

Overview

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).

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:
833,502
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 7.92(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Romantic Comedy and Genre
2. Screwball Comedies
3. The Sex Comedy
4. The Radical Romantic Comedy
5. The Neo-Traditional Romantic Comedy
Conclusion
Notes
Appendices
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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