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Published: 30 July 2013

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ISBN: 9780748680177

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Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema

Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

James MacDowell

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Defines key features of the Hollywood 'happy ending' through detailed textual analysis and theoretical debate
  • Traces the historical development of the scholarly approaches taken towards the cinematic 'happy ending'
  • Reassesses the concept of cinematic closure and its relationship to genre, ideology and 'unrealism'

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