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


Publisher:Harvard University Press



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Cavell, Stanley. Pursuits of Happiness - the Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Massachusetts, Harvard University Press, 1981, 15.5 cm x 23 cm, 283 pages. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. From the library of philosopher Graham Parkes. Some erasable light pencil underlining and notation in places/ During the '30s and '40s, 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 varied themes as feminism, liberty and interdependence. Included are Adam's Rib, Bringing Up Baby, and The Philadelphia Story. (Amazon)

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