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Marianne and the Puritan : transformations of the couple in French and American films /
David I. Grossvogel.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2005.
description
vi, 241 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0739109464
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2005.
isbn
0739109464
catalogue key
5466982
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-227) and index.
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Summaries
Long Description
As recent history continues to show, France and the United states enjoy a love-hate relationship. Expressions of admiration and dismissal of one culture by the other are usually based on superficial judgments derived from well-worn clich s that do little more than perpetuate perceived and real differences between the two societies. Those who study these differences inevitably examine them through their own cultural peculiarities. Marianne and the Puritan attempts to draw these various analyses together by contrasting the different ways each culture constructs the romantic couple through U.S. and French popular cinema. David I. Grossvogel's broad sweeping, comparative, and interdisciplinary study is conducted with great elegance and erudition. It is a must for film studies, literary criticism, francophone studies, art history, and cultural sociology and anthropology.
Long Description
As recent history continues to show, France and the United states enjoy a love-hate relationship. Expressions of admiration and dismissal of one culture by the other are usually based on superficial judgments derived from well-worn clich├ęs that do little more than perpetuate perceived and real differences between the two societies. Those who study these differences inevitably examine them through their own cultural peculiarities. Marianne and the Puritan attempts to draw these various analyses together by contrasting the different ways each culture constructs the romantic couple through U.S. and French popular cinema. David I. Grossvogel's broad sweeping, comparative, and interdisciplinary study is conducted with great elegance and erudition. It is a must for film studies, literary criticism, francophone studies, art history, and cultural sociology and anthropology.
Long Description
As recent history continues to show, France and the United states enjoy a love-hate relationship. Expressions of admiration and dismissal of one culture by the other are usually based on superficial judgments derived from well-worn clichZs that do little more than perpetuate perceived and real differences between the two societies. Those who study these differences inevitably examine them through their own cultural peculiarities. Marianne and the Puritan attempts to draw these various analyses together by contrasting the different ways each culture constructs the romantic couple through U.S. and French popular cinema. David I. Grossvogel's broad sweeping, comparative, and interdisciplinary study is conducted with great elegance and erudition. It is a must for film studies, literary criticism, francophone studies, art history, and cultural sociology and anthropology.
Main Description
Marianne and the Puritan provides a sociological, political, and aesthetic analysis of French and American cultures as seen through their respective cinemas. Author David I. Grossvogel focuses on highly popular and available French and American films which, taken together and through the 20th century, treat permutations of the couple.
Table of Contents
The comedy of romance in Francep. 15
The comedy of romance in Hollywoodp. 31
Romantic comedy in Francep. 53
Romantic comedy in Hollywoodp. 67
The comedy of marriage in Francep. 83
The comedy of marriage in Hollywoodp. 101
The drama of romance in Francep. 123
The drama of romance in Hollywoodp. 145
The tragedy of romance in Francep. 173
The tragedy of romance in Hollywoodp. 195
Epilogue : Paris, Texas (1984)p. 217
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