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Romantic Comedy
By Tamar Jeffers McDonald

Romantic Comedy

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Romantic Comedy by Tamar Jeffers McDonald

Book Description

"Romantic Comedy" offers an accessible introduction to the analysis of one of the most popular, but generally overlooked film genres. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining the iconography, narrative patterns and ideology which inform such films. Separate chapters discuss important sub-groupings within the genre: the screwball, sex comedy and the Radical romantic comedy of the 1970s. A final chapter traces the lasting influence of these earlier forms within current romantic comedies. Films discussed include "Pillow Talk" (1959), "Annie Hall" (1977) and "You've Got Mail" (1998).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905674022
ISBN-10: 1905674023
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tamar Jeffers McDonald

Tamar Jeffers McDonald is lecturer in film studies at Rutherford College, University of Kent, United Kingdom. She is the author of the forthcoming Hollywood Catwalk: Exploring Costume in Mainstream Film and editor of Virgin Territory: Representing Sexual Inexperience in Film.

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