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SCREWBALL. HOLLYWOOD’S MADCAP ROMANTIC COMEDIES

Sikov, Ed. (Text) Haskell, Molly. (Foreword)

ISBN 10: 0517573024 / ISBN 13: 9780517573020
Published by CROWN., NY, 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: SCREWBALL. HOLLYWOOD’S MADCAP ROMANTIC ...

Publisher: CROWN., NY

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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A compilation, with commentary, critique, and summaries of plots and situations, and a discussion of some of the Hollywood stars who made them madcap

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During the 1930s and early '40s, Hollywood "screwball comedies" had their heyday. Characterized by the substitution of "comedic" animosity or violence for affection and sexuality in male-female interactions (sexuality was ruthlessly suppressed by the Production Code), well-known films of this style include Bringing Up Baby , It Happened One Night and Topper , with stars such as Cary Grant, Carole Lombard, William Powell and Myrna Loy. This oversize volume, illustrated with 240 black-and-white movie stills and publicity shots, examines the weird world of screwball comedy--a world where, as freelance film journalist Sikov writes, "hatred is no reason to give up on a relationship." Devotees of Unfaithfully Yours or My Man Godfrey will enjoy the author's breezily perceptive opinions and succinct plot encapsulations. A screwball filmography is included.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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