Contesting Marriage : The Finnish Unromantic Comedy

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Seppälä , J 2015 , Contesting Marriage : The Finnish Unromantic Comedy . in T Gustafsson & P Kääpä (eds) , Nordic Genre Film : Small Nation Film Cultures in the Global Marketplace . Edinburgh University Press , pp. 159-172 .

Title: Contesting Marriage : The Finnish Unromantic Comedy
Author: Seppälä, Jaakko
Other contributor: Gustafsson, Tommy
Kääpä, Pietari
Contributor organization: Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Date: 2015
Language: eng
Number of pages: 14
Belongs to series: Nordic Genre Film
ISBN: 9780748693184
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/344196
Abstract: The genre of the romantic comedy was domesticated in the studio era of Finnish cinema that lasted from the early 1930s to late 1950s by filmmakers who admired Hollywood films, an example of whom would be Valentin Vaala. This domestication was an easy process for the reason that romantic comedies are universal in tone, which means they can be set pretty much in any location, discuss context-specific problems related to relationships and be produced with the modest budgets of small nation cinemas. This has made the genre more than suited for Finnish cinema. Before analysing the Finnish films in detail, I am going to provide a quick background exploration of Finnish romantic comedies of the studio era in order to show the transformation.
Subject: 6160 Other humanities
Romantic Comedy
Marriage
Divorce
Happy Ending
Realism
Finnish Cinema
Peer reviewed: Yes
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: acceptedVersion


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