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30 July 2013

224 Pages

ISBN: 9780748680177

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Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema

Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

James MacDowell

Published by Edinburgh University Press

This wide-ranging investigation probes traditional associations between the 'happy ending' and homogeneity, closure, 'unrealism', and ideological conservatism, testing widespread assumptions against the evidence offered by a range of classical and contemporary films.


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