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Plans Gone Awry, 1935–1938

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's relocation to Moscow in the spring of 1936, his reaction to the denunciation of Shostakovich in Pravda; the composition of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the ... More


Novel poetics

Stefan Tilg

in Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter four introduces the analysis of Chariton's poetics with an reconsideration of some remarkable characteristics singled out for one reason or another before: Chariton's general penchant for ... More


Unhappy endings: ‘The most accursed, unhappy, and evil fortuned’

Helen Cooper

in The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199248865
eISBN:
9780191719394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248865.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The happy ending is often taken as the definitive feature of romance; this chapter looks at the exceptions. Each of the motifs discussed in earlier chapters can impel disaster, as Judas and Mordred ... More


The ‘happy ending’ and homogeneity

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The most basic assumption about the ‘happy ending’ is that it represents a homogenous cliché that is repeated again and again across Hollywood cinema. This chapter addresses this notion by trying to ... More


Happy endings and ideology

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ is almost universally taken to be inherently ideological conservative, in part because of traditions in literary and film theory that portray narrative closure itself as ... More


Introduction: The ‘happy ending’: the making of a reputation

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introduction traces the negative reputation of the ‘happy ending’ in film studies’ discourses on Hollywood cinema, analyses the distinction between a cliché and a convention, establishes some of ... More


Happy endings and unrealism

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The assumption that the Hollywood ‘happy ending’ is inherently ‘unrealistic’ is extremely prevalent. Chapter 3 examines the association of happy endings with ‘unrealism’ in two main ways. Firstly, it ... More


Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

James MacDowell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Hollywood ‘happy ending’ has long been considered among the most famous and standardised features in the whole of narrative filmmaking. Yet, while ceaselessly invoked, this notorious device has ... More


Happy endings and closure

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It is very common for scholars to treat the ‘happy ending’ as inseparable from definitive narrative closure. Chapter 2 looks in detail at this association by examining the degrees of closure which ... More


The 1930s: A Genre is Born

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

The 1930s was still a time of experimentation, and novels were novels in their own right. Charles Boon did not impose many restrictions on his authors and, to a large extent, relied on the authors ... More


Conclusion Provisions for the future

James MacDowell

in Happy Endings in Hollywood Cinema: Cliché, Convention and the Final Couple

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748680177
eISBN:
9780748693825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748680177.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion reiterates the importance of distinguishing between the Hollywood convention of happy endings and the Platonic ideal of the Hollywood ‘happy ending’, and suggests some directions in ... More


Epilogue

Stephen Teo

in Director in Action

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews Johnnie To's enunciating role as an auteur of genre film through the convention of the happy ending, as a method of drawing certain conclusions about To's achievements to date. ... More


The 1940s: Flying the Flag

Joseph McAleer

in Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204558
eISBN:
9780191676345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204558.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In a time when reading increased along with the desire to escape from the harsh everyday reality, Mills & Boon's romantic fiction sold well. In all respects the basic tenets of the fledgeling Mills & ... More


Operatic Discoveries: The Complex Tragedy with a Happy Ending

Blair Hoxby

in What Was Tragedy?: Theory and the Early Modern Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198749165
eISBN:
9780191813283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749165.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

That the heroes of tragedies and the persons of operas are divided by a historical and philosophical chasm is a core belief that we have inherited from Nietzsche, Benjamin, and Adorno, who insist ... More


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