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The Hollywood romantic comedy : conventions, history, controversies / Leger Grindon.

By: Grindon, Leger, 1949-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New approaches to film genre: Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 214 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444395969; 1444395963; 9781444395945; 1444395947; 1283408368; 9781283408363.Subject(s): Romantic comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism | Love in motion pictures | Fine Arts | ART -- Film & Video | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference | Love in motion pictures | Romantic comedy films | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hollywood romantic comedy.DDC classification: 791.43/617 | 791.436543 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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.

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