I Do and I Don't: A History of Marriage in the Movies

By Basinger, Jeanine

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9780307269164
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Reviewed on February 15, 2013  |  Arts and Humanities

Director Frank Capra once said, "Embrace happy marriage in real life, but keep away from it onscreen." Here Basinger (film studies, Wesleyan Univ.; The Star Machine) asks: What is a marriage movie, and how has its depiction evolved from silent cinema to the 21st century? She defines marriage movies as primarily focused on the couple's relationship, particularly the reasons why one marries, what makes a good partnership, and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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