Unlikely Couples: Movie Romance As Social Criticism Thomas E. Wartenberg

ISBN: 9780813334387

Published: July 29th 1999

Hardcover

280 pages


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Unlikely Couples: Movie Romance As Social Criticism  by  Thomas E. Wartenberg

Unlikely Couples: Movie Romance As Social Criticism by Thomas E. Wartenberg
July 29th 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 280 pages | ISBN: 9780813334387 | 8.33 Mb

In Unlikely Couples, Thomas E. Wartenberg directly challenges the view that narrative cinema inherently supports the dominant social interests by examining the way popular films about “unlikely couples” (a mismatched romantic union viewed asMoreIn Unlikely Couples, Thomas E. Wartenberg directly challenges the view that narrative cinema inherently supports the dominant social interests by examining the way popular films about “unlikely couples” (a mismatched romantic union viewed as inappropriate due to its class, racial, or gender composition) explore, expose, and criticize societal attitudes, boundaries, and prejudices.

The films under consideration—including King Kong , Pygmalion, It Happened One Night, Pretty Woman, White Palace, Some Like it Hot, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Mississippi Masala, Jungle Fever, Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, Desert Hearts, and The Crying Game— are examined both individually and as a whole to illustrate how the genre uses the figure of a transgressive couple to explore tensions in genre’s use of the figure of a transgressive couple to condemn social hierarchy as well as to raise a range of significant philosophical topics.



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