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Author Mizejewski, Linda.

Title It happened one night / Linda Mizejewski
Published Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 137 pages) : illustrations
Series Wiley-Blackwell studies in film and television
Wiley-Blackwell studies in film and television.
Contents Introduction : little picture, big classic -- Rules and unruliness : romantic comedy -- Sex and censorship : the wavering walls of Jericho -- Capra, class, and the runaway heiress -- Stardom : shirtless Gable, classy Colbert
Summary A movie that swept the 1934 Academy Awards and captivated Depression-era America, It Happened One Night challenged the ways Americans imagined marriage, romance, gender, and class difference. This book examines key scenes and formal features of It Happened One Night, and explores its lasting importance in film history and in cultural studies.: Consideration of the film's role in establishing the genre of the romantic comedy film; Investigations into the film's persistent sexuality and its creativity in avoiding Depression-era censorship; Establishment of the cultural, economic, and political
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject It happened one night (Motion picture)
Motion pictures -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1405173882 (paperback; alk. paper)
1405173890 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
144431016X (electronic bk.)
9781405173889 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781405173896 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781444310160 (electronic bk.)