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Author Basinger, Jeanine.

Title I do and I don't : a history of marriage in the movies / Jeanine Basinger.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  791.43655 BAS    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Non-Fiction - GALY-13  791.43 BAS    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  791.43 BASINGER    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  791.43 BASINGER    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  791.43655 BAS    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xxviii, 395 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [365]-366) and index.
Summary "From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of "the marriage movie": what it is (or isn't) and what it has to tell us about the movies--and ourselves. As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet Hollywood has always been cautious about how to label them--perhaps because unlike any other genre of film, the marriage movie resonates directly with the experience of almost every adult coming to see it. Here is "happily ever after"--except when things aren't happy, and when "ever after" is abruptly terminated by divorce, tragedy. or even murder. With her large-hearted understanding of how movies--and audiences--work, Basinger traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with this tricky subject, explicating the relationships of countless marriages from Blondie and Dagwood to the heartrending couple in the Iranian A Separation, from Coach and his wife in Friday Night Lights to Tracy and Hepburn to Laurel and Hardy (a marriage if ever there was one). A treasure trove of insight and sympathy, illustrated with scores of wonderfully telling movies stills, posters, and ads"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Marriage in motion pictures.
Marriage in popular culture -- United States.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Marriage & Family.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies.
ISBN 9780307269164 hardback
0307269167 hardback

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