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Grindon, Leger

The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History and Controversies

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The most up-to-date study of the Hollywood romantic comedy film, from the development of sound to the twenty-first century, this book examines the history and conventions of the genre and surveys the controversies arising from the critical responses to these films.
  • Provides a detailed interpretation of important romantic comedy films from as early as 1932 to movies made in the twenty-first century
  • Presents a full analysis of the range of romantic comedy conventions, including dramatic conflicts, characters, plots, settings, and the function of humor
  • Develops a survey of romantic comedy movies and builds a canon of key films from Hollywood's classical era right up to the present day
  • Chapters work as discrete studies as well as within the larger context of the book

Keywords: Film studies, humor, sex, romance, love, romcom, Annie Hall, The Graduate, When Harry Met Sally

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2010
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
New Approaches to Film Genre
Page amount
224 pages
Categories
Art, Art History
 
General Works
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781444395952
Printed ISBN
9781405182652

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