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Terms of endearment : Hollywood romantic comedy of the 1980s and 1990s

Author: Peter William Evans; Celestino Deleyto
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using a wide range of popular mainstream films, this book looks at how recent cultural discourses on gender and sexuality have found their way into the apparently inflexible structure of romantic comedy.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Terms of endearment.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607003040
Online version:
Terms of endearment.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607714283
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter William Evans; Celestino Deleyto
ISBN: 0748608850 9780748608850
OCLC Number: 42888258
Description: xi, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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 Río --
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.
Responsibility: edited by Peter William Evans and Celestino Deleyto.
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