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Terms of Endearment: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1980s and 1990s

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Taking into account romantic comedy's current popularity and the genre's adaptability to changing historical circumstances, as well as its powerful tendency to contain and assimilate social changes, this book explores the complex ways in which recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy. Focusing on a wide range of well-known films (including Working Girl, Murphy's Romance, Peggy Sue Got Married, When Harry Met Sally, Green Card) the chapters cover topics relating to formal, historical and ideological questions, including issues of romance, love and female subjectivity.

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This text examines how recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy. Using a range of popular mainstream films, the book explains how this situation has come about since the 1980s.

Synopsis:

Focusing on a wide range of well-known films (including Working Girl , Murphy's Romance , Peggy Sue Got Married , When Harry Met Sally , and Green Card ), this book explores the complex ways in which recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy.

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< P> Focusing on a wide range of well-known films (including < I> Working Girl< /I> , < I> Murphy's Romance< /I> , < I> Peggy Sue Got Married< /I> , < I> When Harry Met Sally< /I> , and < I> Green Card< /I> ), this book explores the complex ways in which recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy.< /P>

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-215) and index.

About the Author

Celestino Deleyto is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Zaragon, Spain

Table of Contents

Introduction : Surviving love / Peter William Evans and Celestino Deleyto — Love lies : romantic fabrication in contemporary romantic comedy / Frank Krutnik — 'I think I could fall in love with him' : Victor/Victoria and the 'drag' of romantic comedy / Steven Cohan — Murphy's romance : romantic love and the everyday / Deborah Thomas — Something wild : take a walk on the wild side (but be home before midnight) / Constanza del Râio — Time trips and other tropes : Peggy Sue got married and the metaphysics of romantic comedy / Bruce Babington — Working girl : a case study of achievement by women? New opportunities, old realities / Chantal Cornut-Gentille — Love and other triangles : Alice and the conventions of romantic comedy / Celestino Deleyto — The fever and the itch : matching plots in Spike Lee's Jungle fever / Isabel C. Santaolalla — Allison Anders's Gas food lodging : independent cinema and the new romance / Kathleen Rowe Karlyn — Meg Ryan, megastar / Peter William Evans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780748608850
Editor:
Evans, Peter William
Editor:
Deleyto, Celestino
Editor:
Evans, Peter William
Editor:
Deleyto, Celestino
Author:
Evans, Peter William
Author:
Deleyto, Celestino
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Location:
Edinburgh :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Comedy films
Subject:
Love in motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Romantic comedy films - United States -
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Series Volume:
1999-22
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.14x6.16x.50 in. .91 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Edinburgh University Press - English 9780748608850 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This text examines how recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy. Using a range of popular mainstream films, the book explains how this situation has come about since the 1980s.
"Synopsis" by , Focusing on a wide range of well-known films (including Working Girl , Murphy's Romance , Peggy Sue Got Married , When Harry Met Sally , and Green Card ), this book explores the complex ways in which recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy.
"Synopsis" by , < P> Focusing on a wide range of well-known films (including < I> Working Girl< /I> , < I> Murphy's Romance< /I> , < I> Peggy Sue Got Married< /I> , < I> When Harry Met Sally< /I> , and < I> Green Card< /I> ), this book explores the complex ways in which recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy.< /P>
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