Description - Unlikely Couples by Thomas E. Wartenberg
In Unlikely Couples, Thomas E. Wartenberg directly challenges the view that narrative cinema inherently supports the dominant social interests by examining the way popular films about unlikely couples (a mismatched romantic union viewed as inappropriate due to its class, racial, or gender composition) explore, expose, and criticize societal attitudes, boundaries, and prejudices. The films under considerationincluding King Kong, Pygmalion, It Happened One Night, Pretty Woman, White Palace, Some Like it Hot, Guess Whos Coming to Dinner, Mississippi Masala, Jungle Fever, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Desert Hearts, and The Crying Gameare examined both individually and as a whole to illustrate how the genre uses the figure of a transgressive couple to explore tensions in genres use of the figure of a transgressive couple to condemn social hierarchy as well as to raise a range of significant philosophical topics.
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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Westview Press Inc
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Author Biography - Thomas E. Wartenberg
Thomas E. Wartenberg is professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke College and was chair of the film program there from 1991-1999.