Home » Nonfiction » Jeanine Basinger » I Do and I Don't

December 15 , 2007

I Do and I Don't

A History of Marriage in the Movies


From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of “the marriage movie”; what it is (or isn’t) and what it has to tell us about the movies—and ourselves.

As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet Hollywood has always been cautious about how to label them—perhaps because, unlike any other genre of film, the marriage movie resonates directly with the experience of almost every adult coming to see it. Here is “happily ever after”—except when things aren't happy, and when “ever after” is abruptly terminated by divorce, tragedy . . . or even murder. With her large-hearted understanding of how movies—and audiences—work, Jeanine Basinger traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with this tricky subject, explicating the relationships of countless marriages from Blondie and Dagwood to the heartrending couple in the Iranian A Separation, from Tracy and Hepburn to Laurel and Hardy (a marriage if ever there was one) to Coach and his wife in Friday Night Lights.
A treasure trove of insight and sympathy, illustrated with scores of wonderfully telling movie stills, posters, and ads.

Download txt

Read also

Fated Absolution

“You either go to this appointment or so help me I’ll make your life a living hell.” Madison Harm glared at her boss. She didn’t want to go, but short of him adding more time onto her contract there was little she could do about it. Little did she know that on the way there she’d run into her destiny.Kyle Dixon, a very old and powerful vampire is…

Show more...

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $12.99. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «I Do and I Don't»:

Download Adobe DRM:


Download MobiPocket: