- Series: Harvard Film Studies (Book 2)
- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Harvard University Press (January 15, 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 067473906X
- ISBN-13: 978-0674739062
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #800,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage (Harvard Film Studies)
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No book about the art of Hollywood I have ever read can make its readers stop and think more effectively than this one. (S. S. Prawer Times Literary Supplement)
This is a voice like no other in philosophy, today or ever. (Arthur C. Danto October)
The great achievement of…Pursuits of Happiness is that it finally provides a solid framework for the serious discussion of the great dialogue comedies of the thirties and forties, perhaps the most revived and loved movies of Hollywood's golden period. (Al LaValley American Film)
This just must be, in its close readings and its stunning associations, one of the most compelling accounts of its kind. The fact is, it just is its kind. (Geoffrey Hawthorn London Review of Books)
Stanley Cavell's book succeeds brilliantly…The individual 'readings' of the films and the general conceptual plan in which they are embedded are both so rich and rewarding that…'brilliant'…seems an understatement. (Gerald Mast Journal of Aesthetic Education)
From the Back Cover
Each of the seven chapters that follow contains an account of my experience of a film made in Hollywood between 1934 and 1949.
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