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  • Romantic Comedyby Tamar Jeffers McDonald

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    Romantic Comedy offers an introduction to the analysis of a popular but overlooked film genre. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining iconography, narrative patterns, and ideology. Chapters discuss important subgroupings within the genre: screwball sex comedy and the radical romantic comedy of the 1970s.... more...

  • Hollywood Catwalkby Tamar Jeffers McDonald

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    The High School outsider takes off her glasses, puts on a dress, and becomes the Prom Queen; the dowdy woman has her hair done, buys some chic new clothes and starts to attract the men. Cinderella and Pygmalion stories still provide inspiration for the plots of Hollywood romantic comedies, dramas, and even action films. Their perennial use prompts... more...

  • Doris Day Confidentialby Tamar Jeffers McDonald

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 25.00

    Doris Day was a major star during the 1950s and ?60s. Today, forty years after her last film, the star (who was ninety in April 2012) is often still invoked as shorthand for a kind of sexuality now felt outmoded, being typecast as ?the forty year old virgin?. Close attention to the facts of Day's own life (three times married) challenges this assumption... more...

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