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 Mail (1998).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherColumbia University Press
Number of pages144
ISBN (Electronic)9780231503389
ISBN (Print)9781905674022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007


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