Marriage and its representations in Classical Hollywood Comedy (1934-1945). Stanley Cavell, the concept of skepticism and Kierkegaard's legacy : Marriage and its representations in Classical Hollywood Comedy (1934-1945)

By: Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: Journal for Religion, Film and MediaPublisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] : Schüren Verlag, 2018Description: 1 Online-Ressource (23-38 p.)Online resources: In: “Who, Being Loved, Is Poor?” - Material and Media Dimensions of WeddingsSummary: This article explores the questions of marriage and divorce as discussed by Stanley Cavell in his study of Classical Hollywood comedies, dubbing what he considered as a popular subgenre of the American comedy of the thirties and forties: the “comedy of remarriage”. We will focus on Cavell’s analysis of a series of films, and the way these comedies belong to a specific American school of thought, with a case study of The Awful Truth (Leo McCarey, US 1937). We will then try to identify, in Cavell’s original approach of marriage and divorce in the light of his discussion of philosophical skepticism, traces of Kierkegaard’s moral legacy, by way of Wittgenstein’s influence on the American thinkerPPN: PPN: 177851832XPackage identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-94-OAB
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