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Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges - James Harvey

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Title
Romantic comedy in Hollywood from Lubitsch to Sturges
Author
James Harvey
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Da Capo Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19980322

In 1934 four movies, It Happened One Night, Twentieth Century, The Thin Man,
and
The Gay Divorcee ,ushered in the golden age of the Hollywood romantic ("screwball") comedy. Slangy, playful, and "powerfully, glamorously in love with love," the films that followed were unique in their combination of swank and slapstick. Here are the directors,Lubitsch ( Trouble in Paradise ), Capra ( It Happened One Night ), Hawks ( Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday ), McCarey ( The Awful Truth ), La Cava ( My Man Godfrey, Stage Door ), Sturges ( The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story, The Miracle at Morgan's Creek ),and their stars,Carole Lombard, Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, William Powell, Myrna Loy, among others,all described and analyzed in one comprehensive and delightful volume.

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James Harvey is a playwright, essayist, critic, and author several books on the movies. His most recent work has appeared in the New York Review of Books and the Threepenny Review. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st Da Capo Press Edition
Keyword Index
Romantic comedy films - United States - History and criticism.|Love in motion pictures.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
716

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