Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre


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Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns, and ideology. Chapters discuss important subgroupings within the genre: 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 include: Pillow Talk (1959), Annie Hall (1977), and You've Got ...

Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre 2007, Wallflower Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781905674022

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