Romantic comedy is an enduringly renowned style which has maintained its attraction by means of regularly evolving, from the screwball comedy to the hot emergence of the bromance.
Romantic Comedy examines the historical past of the style, contemplating the social and cultural context for key advancements in new style cycles. It reviews the major issues and concerns at paintings inside romantic comedy movies, focusing specifically at the illustration of gender and the way the style acts as a barometer for gender politics throughout the 20th century.
Claire Mortimer presents the reader with a entire evaluation of the style, tracing its improvement, enduring allure, stars and the character of its comedy. Mortimer discusses either British and Hollywood vintage and modern romantic comedies, starting from canonical movies to more moderen examples that have taken the style in new instructions. In-depth case stories span a large choice of flicks, including:
- It occurred One Night
- Bringing Up Baby
- Annie Hall
- Four Weddings and a Funeral
- Bridget Jones’s Diary
- Knocked Up
- Sex and the City
This booklet is the fitting advent to the romantic comedy style and may be relatively important for all these investigating this sector inside movie, media or women's studies.