Marianne and the Puritan : Transformation of the Couple in French and American Films
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 cliches 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.
- Hardback | 248 pages
- 157 x 235 x 24mm | 490g
- 30 Dec 2004
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About David I. Grossvogel
David I. Grossvogel is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies at Cornell University.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Comedy of Romance in France Chapter 2 The Comedy of Romance in Hollywood Chapter 3 Romantic Comedy in France Chapter 4 Romantic Comedy in Hollywood Chapter 5 France Chapter 6 Hollywood Chapter 7 The Drama of Romance in France Chapter 8 The Drama of Romance in Hollywood Chapter 9 The Tragedy of Romance in France Chapter 10 The Tragedy of Romance in Hollywood Chapter 11 Epilogue Paris Texas (1984)