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Pursuits of happiness : the Hollywood comedy of remarriage

Author: Stanley Cavell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
Series: Harvard film studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles.
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Cavell, Stanley, 1926-
Pursuits of happiness.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981
(OCoLC)562288609
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Cavell
ISBN: 0674739051 9780674739055 067473906X 9780674739062
OCLC Number: 7553146
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Cons and pros: The Lady Eve --
Knowledge as transgression: It happened one night --
Leopards in Connecticut: Bringing up baby --
The importance of importance: The Philadelphia story --
Counterfeiting happiness: His girl Friday --
The courting of marriage: Adam's rib --
The same and different: The awful truth --
Appendix: Film in the university.
Series Title: Harvard film studies.
Responsibility: Stanley Cavell.

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Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles.

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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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