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978-0-674-73905-5 / 9780674739055

Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage (Harvard Film Studies)

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Publisher:Harvard University Press

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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During the 30's and 40's, Hollywood produced a genre of madcap comedies that emphasized reuniting the central couple after divorce or separation. And the female protagonists were strong, independent, and sophisticated. Here, Stanley Cavell examines seven of those classic movies for their cinematic techniques, and for such varies themes as feminism, liberty and interdependence. Included are "Adam's Rib," "Bringing Up Baby," and "The Philadelphia Story."

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