The Hollywood romantic comedy : conventions, history, controversies

by Grindon, Leger, 1949-

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Summary
The most up-to-date study of the Hollywood romantic comedy film,from the development of sound to the twenty-first century, thisbook examines the history and conventions of the genre and surveysthe controversies arising from the critical responses to thesefilms. Provides a detailed interpretation of important romantic comedyfilms from as early as 1932 to movies made in the twenty-firstcentury Presents a full analysis of the range of romantic comedyconventions, including dramatic conflicts, characters, plots,settings, and the function of humor Develops a survey of romantic comedy movies and builds a canonof key films from Hollywood's classical era right up to the presentday Chapters work as discrete studies as well as within the largercontext of the book
Contents
Introduction
History, cycles and society
Thinking seriously about laughter and romance
What is the trouble in paradise? : Trouble in paradise (1932)
Jailbreak : His girl friday (1940)
The home front romantic comedy and The miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Anatomy lesson : Adam's rib (1949)
Riding sidesaddle in Some like it hot (1959)
Counter conventions and cultural change in The graduate (1967)
The trials of partnership in Annie Hall (1977)
Friendship, sex and courtship in When Harry met Sally (1989)
Parody and the grotesque in There's something about Mary (1998)
Women's ambivalence in Waitress (2007).

Additional Information
Series New approaches to film genre.
Subjects Romantic comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Love in motion pictures.
Publisher Malden, MA :Wiley-Blackwell,2011
Language English
Description xii, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [195]-200) and index.
ISBN 9781405182669 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1405182660 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781405182652 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1405182652 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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