Publisher description for The Hollywood romantic comedy : conventions, history, controversies / Leger Grindon.


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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


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Romantic comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Love in motion pictures.