Unlikely Couples: Movie Romance as Social Criticism

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UNLIKELY
COUPLES
Movie Romance as
Social Criticism

Thomas E Wertenberg

Westview Press
A Member of the Perseus Books Group

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Filmography xiii
  • Preface xv
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • 1 - The Subversive Potential of the Unlikely Couple Film 1
  • Notes 16
  • Part One - Class 19
  • 2 Pygmalion - The Flower Girl and the Bachelor 21
  • Notes 43
  • 3 It Happened One Night - An Education in Humility 47
  • Notes 66
  • 4 - Pretty Woman a Fairy Tale of Oedipalized Capitalism 67
  • Notes 86
  • 5 - White Palace Dustbuster Epiphanies 89
  • Notes 105
  • Part Two - Race 109
  • 6 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - Does Father Really Know Best? 111
  • Notes 128
  • 7 Jungle Fever - Souring on Forbidden Fruit 131
  • Notes 151
  • 8 Mississippi Masala - Love in a Postcolonial World 153
  • Notes 170
  • 9 Ali: Fear Eats the Soul - The Privileges of "Race" 173
  • Notes 188
  • Part Three - Sexual Orientation 191
  • 10 Desert Hearts - Betting on Lesbian Love 193
  • Notes 205
  • 11 the Crying Game - Loving in Ignorance 209
  • Notes 226
  • 12 - Movie Romance and the Critique of Hierarchy 231
  • Notes 241
  • Bibliography 243
  • Index 249
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