Romantic comedy in Hollywood, from Lubitsch to Sturges

by Harvey, James, 1929-2020

Format: Print Book 1998
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1995.9.C55 H37 1998
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PN1995.9.C55 H37 1998
In 1934 four movies-- It Happened One Night, Twentieth Century, The Thin Man, and The Gay Divorcee --ushered in the golden age of the Hollywood romantic ("screwball") comedy. Slangy, playful, and "powerfully, glamorously in love with love," the films that followed were unique in their combination of swank and slapstick. Here are the directors--Lubitsch ( Trouble in Paradise ), Capra ( It Happened One Night ), Hawks ( Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday ), McCarey ( The Awful Truth ), La Cava ( My Man Godfrey, Stage Door ), Sturges ( The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story, The Miracle at Morgan's Creek )--and their stars--Carole Lombard, Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, William Powell, Myrna Loy, among others--all described and analyzed in one comprehensive and delightful volume.
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Subjects Lubitsch, Ernst, -- 1892-1947 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sturges, Preston -- Criticism and interpretation.
Romantic comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Love in motion pictures.
Publisher New York :Da Capo Press,1998
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1987.
Includes index.
Description xii, 716 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0306808323 (alk. paper)
9780306808326 (alk. paper)
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