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Pursuits of happiness : the hollywood comedy of re-marriage.

Author: Cavell Stanley.
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard Univ Press, 1984.
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During the '30s and '40s, Hollywood produced a genre of madcap comedies that emphasized reuniting the central couple after divorce or separation. Here, Cavell examines seven of those classic movies  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cavell Stanley.
ISBN: 067473906X 9780674739062
OCLC Number: 173092757
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Contents: Introduction: Words for a Conversation 1. Cons and Pros The Lady Eve 2. Knowledge as Transgression It Happened One Night 3. Leopards in Connecticut Bringing up Baby 4. The Importance of Importance The Philadelphia Story 5. Counterfeiting Happiness His Girl Friday 6. The Courting of Marriage Adam's Rib 7. The Same and Different The Awful Truth Appendix: Film in the University Acknowledgments Index


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No book about the art of Hollywood I have ever read can make its readers stop and think more effectively than this one. -- S. S. Prawer Times Literary Supplement This is a voice like no other in Read more...

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