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It Happened One Night

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ISBN-10: 1405173882

ISBN-13: 9781405173889

Edition: 2009

Authors: Linda Mizejewski

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What you really want to watch.There are certain films and shows that resonate with audiences everywhere-they generate discussion and debate about everything from gender, class, citizenship and race, to consumerism and social identity. This new 'teachable canon' of film and television introduces students to alternative classics that range from silent film to CSI. Its most famous prop is a blanket, and its star endorsement was that real men do not wear undershirts. The humble and even corny touchstones of Frank Capra's Academy-Award winning 1934 comedy It Happened One Night belie its power and consequential status in the history of classic Hollywood cinema. Through mad-cap action, spunky…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.30" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Little Picture, Big Classic
Legends and a Legendary Hit
Adaptation: "Night Bus" to Sleeper Hit
Capra and Authorship
Rules and Unruliness: Romantic Comedy
Gender and Genre
Screwball Characters Meet Cute
Intimacy, Violence, and Marriage
Sex and Censorship: The Wavering Walls of Jericho
The Hays Office and the Production Code
Censorship and the Power of "It"
Constructing the Walls of Jericho
The Walls Tumble Down
Capra, Class, and the Runaway Heiress
Hollywood and the Great Depression
The Runaway Heiress
Capra and Class Politics
Stardom: Shirtless Gable, Classy Colbert
Cave Man and a Menace to Morals
"Who Do You Think You Are? Clark Gable?"
Tough Dame, Lovely Frog
The Runaway Bride
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