Screwball Comedy:you can't compete a tidal wave. The emergence of a new model of heterosexual relationship

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Από το Κείμενο στη Σκηνή. Το Ελληνικό Θέατρο σε Διάλογο με το Παγκόσμιο
Library of the School of Philosophy
Deposit date:
2021-03-02
Year:
2021
Author:
Panagopoulou Konstantina
Supervisors info:
Μάνος Στεφανίδης,
Γιώργος Πεφάνης,
Γρηγόρης Ιωαννίδης,
Χρυσόθεμις Σταματοπούλου-Βασιλάκου
Original Title:
Screwball Comedy:δεν τα βάζεις με ένα παλιρροϊκό κύμα. Η ανάδυση ενός νέου μοντέλου ετεροφυλοφιλικής σχέσης
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Screwball Comedy:you can't compete a tidal wave. The emergence of a new model of heterosexual relationship
Summary:
The current thesis ventures to explicate comedy, one of the main film genres to date, focusing on the screwball comedy film cycle that came to rise between 1934 and 1942. These films didn’t come into existence overnight, but they were the product of social, economic and cultural unrest and reclassifications that took place in America after the First World War and the economic crash of 1929. The Great Depression, the imposition of the Hayes code, the advent of sound and the new morals that emerged in a timid yet sonorous fashion led to the replacement of the older standards by proposing a new view of the world, life and love. The attachment between the sexes, and specifically the battle of the sexes lies in the heart of the films. The female outguesses the male for the sake of verbal readiness and ease to thread her way through various serendipitous and unforeseen circumstances. By means of witty and shrewd dialogues bursting with innuendo, screwball comedy’s eccentric protagonists come into realization that the things they share are far more than those that draw them apart, and in the end they choose to turn to each other and together contend with the subversive but yet funny situations that lurk on the horizon.
Main subject category:
Fine arts - Entertainment
Keywords:
screwball comedy, film genre, Crash, Haze Code, The Lady Eve, It Happened one Night, Bringing up Baby
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
346
Number of pages:
95
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