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Creating the Couple (edition 1993)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 069101535X, Paperback)So many of our ideas about romance are drawn from the movies. Virginia Wright Wexman claims that in the 20th century our notions of love, sexuality, and "the couple" have been defined by the Hollywood film. Creating the Couple unpacks such ideals. She shows how the cinema's conception of love has been transformed over the years by tracing its development from D. W. Griffith's silent masterpiece Way Down East to Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. Wexman explores the way images of couplehood changed when confronted by the Hollywood star system, by the love goddess craze, by the method actor, and by the destabilization of conventional ideas of romance in the 1970s and '80s. Creating the Couple offers thoroughly researched analysis, and is lucidly written and intriguingly argued.
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