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A ‘Special’ Relationship? The Coupling of Britain and America in Working Title’s Romantic Comedies

Honess Roe, A (2009) A ‘Special’ Relationship? The Coupling of Britain and America in Working Title’s Romantic Comedies In: Falling in Love Again: The Contemporary Romantic Comedy. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 1845117719

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Abstract

This chapter explores the 'special relationship' between Britain and the US via Working Title's romantic comedies that couple British and American characters. At first glance it would seem that these films are an attempt to reassert British dominance over America. However, close examination reveals a much more complicated attitude towards Americans and the US with the American as the object of the Briton's desire and narrative closure resulting from the union of man and woman, Britain and America. Films discussed include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill and Wimbledon.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Dance, Film and Theatre
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Date : 2009
Additional Information : Copyright 2009 I B Tauris. Full text may be available at a later date.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 23 Jan 2015 17:23
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2015 17:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/806766

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