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Hollywood romantic comedy : states of the union, 1934-65

Exploring the changing representation of the couple in romantic comedy and focusing on the key themes of marriage, equality and desire, this work analyses the discourses around heterosexuality, gender, romance and love
Print Book, English, 2006
Manchester University Press ; Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, Manchester, New York, 2006
Criticism, interpretation, etc
199 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
9780719070785, 9780719070792, 0719070783, 0719070791
Genre, cycles and critical traditions
The same but different : marriage, remarriage and screwball comedy
Making marriage fun : Myrna Loy and William Powell
A little difference : equality and the career woman comedy
Economy and excess : Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy
Possess me : consuming desires in the sex comedy
The must be a boy! Doris Day and Rock Hudson