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Hollywood Romantic Comedy Conventions, History, Controversies

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ISBN-10: 1405182652

ISBN-13: 9781405182652

Edition: 2011

Authors: Leger Grindon, Leger Grindon

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/18/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.25" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.748

Leger Grindon, Middlebury, Vermont, is a professor of film studies at Middlebury College where he has taught since 1987. He is the author of "Shadows on the Past: Studies in the Historical Fiction Film" and "Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History, Controversies."

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)