Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

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Index
Adam’s Rib (1949), 65, 119
Affair to Remember, An (1957), 29, 59, 107, 108, 109, 145
Alex and Emma (2003), 101, 132n
All That Heaven Allows (1955), 155, 159–61, 165–8, 180, 202n, 206n
Along Came Polly (2004), 120, 190n
Althusser, Louis, 135, 154
Altman, Rick, 3, 17n, 18n, 54, 63, 65, 76–7, 97n, 115–16, 118, 121, 127, 131n, 170,
America’s Sweethearts (2001), 105, 120, 190n
Annie Hall (1977), 69, 93, 110, 132n
anticipatory emotions, 74, 77–8
appropriate cessation, 59, 61, 65–6, 70, 74, 77, 89, 90, 92, 134, 184
Aristotle, 64, 169
Armes, Roy, 6, 120
Awful Truth, The (1937), 27, 71, 73, 81, 98, 119, 123, 145–6
Azcona, María del Mar, 18, 78, 85, 87–8, 190n
Bachelor Mother (1939), 88, 92, 120
Barthes, Roland, 61, 72, 74, 152
Before Sunrise (1995), 15, 141–2, 145–8
Before Sunset (2004), 145–7
Benshoff, Harry M., 3, 11–12, 150–1, 186, 189
Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946), 12, 15, 77–90, 95, 118, 126, 131n, 138, 183, 190n
Bicycle Thieves (1948), 102–3
Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (1938), 90–1, 119, 141
Boone, Joseph Allen, 62, 115, 152, 188n
Booth, Alison, 4, 134, 188n, 189n
Booth, Wayne C., 149, 156, 166
Bordwell, David, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 17n, 18n, 19–20, 27, 29, 31, 54, 61, 63, 79, 81, 85, 87, 103, 111, 117, 124, 135, 154, 158, 161, 187
bracketing, 65–7, 96, 156, 183
Braudy, Leo, 21, 92
Breezy (1973), 128–31
Bringing Up Baby (1938), 119, 174–81, 187
Britton, Andrew, 9, 18n, 20, 56n, 69, 148, 169, 172, 175, 176, 178, 181, 192
Brooks, Peter, 39, 167
Brunsdon, Charlotte, 150, 152
Carroll, Noël, 48, 61, 70–2, 74, 76, 106, 111, 167
Casablanca (1942), 32–5, 37–40, 44, 47–8, 50–1, 56n, 105, 125, 198n, 205n
Caught (1949), 14, 38, 98, 169
Cavell, Stanley, 56n, 83, 118–19, 123, 125, 174–5, 177
Cawelti, John G., 48–9
Charade, 104, 119
Chatman, Seymour, 36, 61, 48, 49, 74, 91, 165
Cinderella (fairy tale), 118, 144
cliché, 2, 4, 7–11, 17n, 19, 29, 54–5, 63, 102–4, 109–10, 134, 137–8, 141–3, 148, 162–3, 172, 186, 191–3
Clock, The (1945), 29–31, 34–5, 39–40, 49–51, 118
closure, 4–5, 15, 17n, 55, 57–97, 99, 113, 116, 120, 131, 151–68, 185–6, 189n, 193–4
Clover, Carol, 18n
College (1923), 63–5, 117
continuation, promises of, 33–35, 50–1, 55, 62–5, 77–80, 115–17, 127, 183, 193
convention, 3, 5–16, 17–18n, 20, 23, 26, 29, 37, 48, 50, 54–5, 62–6, 69–70, 72–3, 79, 81, 86, 90, 96, 99–100, 102–5, 108, 111–12, 115–16, 120–2, 124, 127, 130–1, 133, 137–8, 145, 147, 149–51, 153–4, 158, 167–8, 171, 173, 180, 182–7, 191–4
Creed, Barbara, 10–11, 17n
Deleyto, Celestino, 18n, 63, 88, 106, 173, 182, 189n, 190n, 192
Desert Hearts (1985), 184, 211n
Double Wedding (1937), 85, 119
Down to You (2000), 84, 120, 190n
dual-focus narrative, 74–7, 90, 92, 97n

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