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Screen Couple Chemistry - The Power of 2 (Paperback, 1st ed) Loot Price: R912
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Screen Couple Chemistry - The Power of 2 (Paperback, 1st ed): Martha P. Nochimson
Screen Couple Chemistry - The Power of 2 (Paperback, 1st ed): Martha P. Nochimson

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Screen Couple Chemistry - The Power of 2 (Paperback, 1st ed)

Martha P. Nochimson

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Astaire and Rogers, Tracy and Hepburn. Just the mention of their names evokes the powerful chemistry between these screen couples, which utterly transcended the often formulaic films in which they appeared together. Indeed, watching the synergistic flow of energy between charismatic screen partners is one of the great pleasures of cinema and television, as well as an important vehicle for thinking through issues of intimacy and gender relations.

In this book, Martha P. Nochimson engages in a groundbreaking study of screen couple chemistry. She begins by classifying various types of couples to define what sets the synergistic couple apart from other onscreen pairings. Then she moves into extended discussions of four enduring screen couples--Maureen O'Sullivan/Johnny Weissmuller, Myrna Loy/William Powell, Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers, and Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy. Using theories of neuroscience, she demonstrates that their onscreen chemistry is a very real phenomenon, powerful enough to subvert conventional formulations of male/female relations. Material she has uncovered in the infamous Production Code Administration files illuminates the historical context of her contentions. Finally, Nochimson traces the screen couple to its present-day incarnation in such pairs as Woody Allen/Diane Keaton, Scully/Mulder of The X-Files, and Cliff/Claire Huxtable of The Cosby Show.

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Imprint: University Of Texas Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2002
First published: 2002
Authors: Martha P. Nochimson
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 408
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-75579-6
Barcode: 9780292755796
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Family & relationships
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LSN: 0-292-75579-1

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