ISBN 9780719070761,Tears of Laughter: Comedy-drama in 1990s British Cinema

Tears of Laughter: Comedy-drama in 1990s British Cinema

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Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780719070761

ISBN-10 0719070767


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)

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Nigel Mather examines the interactions of comedy and drama in three vital thematic strands of British cinema during the 1990s: comedies exploring issues of class, culture and community in British society, "ethnic" comedy-dramas engaging with complex issues of identity and allegiance in modern Britain, and romantic comedies featuring characters searching for a suitable and desirable partner. Films to be discussed in detail include Brassed Off, The Full Monty, East is East, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and a post-1990s romantic comedy, Love Actually.