aradia22 July 23, 2014 Share July 23, 2014 Romances and romantic comedies are probably my favorite movie genres but they're not ones that I spend a lot of time thinking about. Nevertheless I find myself periodically reading something or listening to something that revives my interest in the subject. Currently, Grantland is having a Rom-Com week. I find myself pushing back against a lot of the theories I've heard so far (full disclosure: I'm generally pushing back against male critics) and yet I haven't quite synthesized my own feelings on romantic comedies. So let's work on that together. I'm throwing everything in the bowl. Everything from the beginning of cinema to the present day. Let's figure out what counts as a romantic comedy and then look at some trends and developments over the years and how it reflects changes in the culture. My taste in rom-coms generally tends towards movies made in the 30's and the late 90's/early 2000's. Hopefully you'll be able to help me fill in the blanks. I thought we could start with a couple of lists to help us define what is and what isn't a romantic comedy. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=romanticcomedy.htm http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/romantic-comedies-you-need-to-see-before-you-die http://www.imdb.com/search/title?count=100&genres=comedy,romance&num_votes=10000,&title_type=feature Link to comment
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