Tag Archives: romantic comedies

The (un)Changing Roles of Women and Romance in Early Narrative Cinema

November 17th, 2020

Though women have been present both in front of and behind the camera since the inception of filmmaking, it’s as actresses most are acknowledged in the mainstream history books, and only a few of the earliest of their ilk—such as Lillian Gish, Theda Bara and Mary Pickford—are generally remembered by name. Perhaps the reason so […]

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Why Rom-Coms Matter

October 13th, 2020

Tamar Jeffers McDonald, author of Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl, aptly defines any entry of the romantic comedy genre as “a film, which has as its central narrative motor a quest for love, which portrays this quest in a lighthearted way and almost always to successful conclusion.” I urge us to do the same. Otherwise, […]

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