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

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

Harvard University Press, January 1984. Reprint. Paper Back. Used - Good. Item #269389
ISBN: 067473906X

During the '30s and '40s, Hollywood produced a genre of madcap comedies that emphasized reuniting the central couple after divorce or separation. Their female protagonists were strong, independent, and sophisticated. Here, Stanley Cavell names this new genre of American film--"the comedy of remarriage"--and examines seven classic movies for their cinematic techniques and for such varied themes as feminism, liberty, and interdependence.

Included are Adam's Rib, The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, It Happened One Night, The Lady Eve, and The Philadelphia Story.

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Octavo. Trade paperback with sun-bleached spine and cover margins. 5th paperback reprint. Some underlining on a few pages (10 or less... ) scattered through text. Sticker residue affixed front cover. [283 pp.]

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