The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History, Controversies

The Hollywood Romantic Comedy: Conventions, History, Controversies

Author(s): Leger Grindon

Published Online: 3 SEP 2012 05:42AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405182669

Online ISBN: 9781444395969

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395969

Series Editor(s): Barry Keith Grant

About this Book

The most up-to-date study of the Hollywood romantic comedy film, from the development of sound to the twenty-first century, this book examines the history and conventions of the genre and surveys the controversies arising from the critical responses to these films.

  • Provides a detailed interpretation of important romantic comedy films from as early as 1932 to movies made in the twenty-first century
  • Presents a full analysis of the range of romantic comedy conventions, including dramatic conflicts, characters, plots, settings, and the function of humor
  • Develops a survey of romantic comedy movies and builds a canon of key films from Hollywood's classical era right up to the present day
  • Chapters work as discrete studies as well as within the larger context of the book

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