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Comedia cinematográfica



A Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology


by José Ángel García Landa

(University of Zaragoza, Spain)



Film comedy



Alberti, John. Masculinity in the Contemporary Romantic Comedy. Routledge, 2013.

Azcona, María del Mar, and Celestino Deleyto. Before Sunrise: Young Love on the Move. (Cinema and Youth Culture). London: Routledge, 2023.

Babington, Bruce, and Peter William Evans. Affairs to Remember. The Hollywood Comedy of the Sexes. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1989.

Barker, Anthony David. "Televisualising the 1950s: Appropriation and Anachronism in Recent Hollywood Comedy." In Memory, Imagination and Desire in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature and Film. Ed. Constanza del Río-Álvaro and Luis Miguel García-Mainar. Heidelberg: Winter, 2004. 175-85.*

Bergman, Andrew. "Frank Capra and Screwball Comedy, 1931-1941." In Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings. 2nd ed. Ed. Gerald Mast and Marshall Cohen. Oxford, 1979.

Caron, Jeme E. "Silent Slapstick Film as Ritualized Clowning: The Example of Charlie Chaplin." Studies in American Humor 3.14 (2006). Online at JSTOR.*



Cavell, Stanley. Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage. Cambridge (MA): Harvard UP, 1981.

Clausius, Claudia. The Gentleman Is a Tramp: Charlie Chaplin's Comedy. New York: Peter Lang, 1988.

Clayton, Alex. The Body in Hollywood Slapstick. Jefferson: McFarland, 2007.

Deleyto Alcalá, Celestino. "Men in Leather: Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado about Nothing and Romantic Comedy." Cinema Journal 36.3 (Spring 1997): 91-105.*

_____. "'They Lived Happily Ever After': Ending Contemporary Romantic Comedy." Miscelánea 19 (1998): 39-55.*

_____. "Between Friends: Love and Friendship in Contemporary Hollywood Romantic Comedy." Screen 44.2 (2003).

_____. "La comedia cinematográfica." Archivos de la Filmoteca.

_____. The Secret Life of Romantic Comedy. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2009.

_____. Woody Allen y el espacio de la comedia romántica. Valencia: Ediciones de la Filmoteca, 2009.

_____, ed. "La comedia romántica romántica estadounidense en la década de los noventa." Dossier. Archivos de la Filmoteca.

Díaz, Maximiliano J. "Slapstick: La comedia en el cine mudo." Antik New Concept.


Dixon, Briony. "The Good Thieves: On the Origins of Situation Comedy in the British Music Hall."  In King and Paulus, eds. Slapstick Comedy. New York and London: Routledge, 2010. 31-36.

Evans, Peter William. "Introduction: Surviving Love." In Terms of Endearment: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1980s and 1990s. Ed. Peter William Evans and Celestino Deleyto. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1998. 1-14.*

Evans, Peter William, and Celestino Deleyto, eds. Terms of Endearment: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1980s and 1990s. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1998.*

García Landa, José Ángel. "The Fundamental Things Apply." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 5 Feb. 2009.



_____. "La comedia romántica: Renovarse y vivir (The Fundamental Things Apply)." Ibercampus (Vanity Fea) 12 Feb. 2009.*



_____. "'The Fundamental Things Apply'—La comedia romántica: renovarse y vivir ('The Fundamental Things Apply'—Romantic Comedy: Renewing oneself in order to survive."Social Science Research Network 30 Jan. 2015.*



         Psychological Anthropology eJournal 30 Jan. 2015.*



         Cultural Anthropology eJournal 30 Jan. 2015.*



         Cognition & the Arts eJournal 30 Jan. 2015.*



         Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art eJournal 30 Jan. 2015.*



_____. "The Fundamental Things Apply." In García Landa, Vanity Fea 7 Feb. 2015.*



_____. "'The Fundamental Things Apply'—La comedia romántica: Renovarse y vivir." Academia 9 July 2016.*



_____. "The Fundamental Things Apply'—La comedia romántica: Renovarse y vivir." ResearchGate 9 July 2016.*



Grindon, Leger. The Hollywood Romantic Comedy. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Henderson, Brian. "Romantic Comedy Today: Semi-Tough or Impossible?" Film Quarterly 31.4 (Summer 1978): 11-23.

Horton, Andrew, ed. Comedy / Cinema / Theory. Berkeley: U of California P, 1991.

Karnick, Kristine Brunovska, and Henry Jenkins, eds. Classical Hollywood Comedy. New York: Routledge, 1995.*

King and Paulus, eds. Slapstick Comedy. New York and London: Routledge, 2010.

Krutnik, Frank. "Love Lies: Romantic Fabrication in Contemporary Romantic Comedy." In Terms of Endearment: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1980s and 1990s. Ed. Peter William Evans and Celestino Deleyto. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1998. 15-36.*

_____. "The Faint Aroma of Performing Seals: The 'Nervous' Romance and the Comedy of the Sexes." The Velvet Light Trap 26 (Fall 1990): 57-72.

Lent, Tina Olsin. "Romantic Love and Friendship: The Redefinition of Gender Relations in Screwball Comedy." In Classical Hollywood Comedy. Ed. Kristine Brunovska Karnick and Henry Jenkins. New York: Routledge, 1995. 314-331.

Luzón Aguado, Virginia. "Husbands, Lovers and Penguins: Alice, Moonstruck and Romantic Comedy." Actas del XXI Congreso Internacional AEDEAN. Ed. F. Toda et al. Sevilla: U de Sevilla, 1999. 271-75.*

Mast, Gerald. The Comic Mind: Comedy and the Movies. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1973. 2nd. ed. Chicago: U Of Chicago P, 1979.

McDonald, Tamar Jeffers. Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre. New York: Columbia UP, 2007.

_____. Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl Meets Genre. London: Wallflower, 2007.

_____. Romantic Comedy. New York: Columbia UP, 2012.

_____. Rev. of The Secret Life of Romantic Comedy. By Celestino Deleyto. Atlantis 31.2 (Dec. 2009): 163-68.*

_____. Rev. of Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the Fifties: A Critical Study of a Film Genre. By Manuela Ruiz. Miscelánea 50 (2014): 167-71.* Online:



Mortimer, Claire. Romantic Comedy. New York: Routledge, 2010.

Neale, Steve. "The Big Romance or Something Wild?: Romantic Comedy Today." Screen 33.3 (Autumn 1992): 284-299.

Neale, Steve, and Frank Krutnik. Popular Film and Television Comedy. London: Routledge, 1990.

Nelson, T. G. A. Comedy: The Theory of Comedy in Literature, Drama, and Cinema. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1990.

Oria, Beatriz. "Love on the Margins: The American Indie Rom-com of the 2010s." Atlantis 40.2 (Dec. 2018): 145-67.*



Poague, Lelanda. "As You Like It and It Happened One Night: The Generic Pattern of Comedy." Literature/Film Quarterly 5 (1977): 346-50.

Repullés Sánchez, Fernando. "Shrek: When Audiovisual Humour Becomes a Lingua Franca." In New Trends in Translation and Cultural Identity. Ed. Micaela Muñoz-Calvo, Carmen Buesa-Gómez and M. Angeles Ruiz-Moneva. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 337-56.*

Rodríguez Ramírez, María del Carmen. "A Story of Boy Meets Girl: (Un)Broken Romantic Comedy Conventions in (500) Days of Summer." In A View from the South: Contemporary English and American Studies. (34th AEDEAN International Conference). Ed. José R. Ibáñez Ibáñez and José Francisco Fernández Sánchez. CD-ROM. Almería: AEDEAN / U de Almería / Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, 2011. 201-206.* (Marc Webb, dir.).

Ruiz Pardos, Manuela. "Genre, History and Culture in the Screwball Comedies of the 1930s and Early 1940s: Holiday and The Philadelphia Story." Proyecto de Investigación de Tercer Ciclo. Universidad de Zaragoza, Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, 1997.*

_____. "Addicted to Fun: Courtship, Play and Romance in the Screwball Comedy." Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 13 (2000): 153-60.*

_____. "Trouble in Paradise: The Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the Fifties." Ph.D. diss. Zaragoza: Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, 2005.

Sarkhosh, Keyvan. "Metalepsis in Popular Comedy Film." In Metalepsis in Popular Culture. Ed. Karin Kukkonen and Sonja Klimek. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2011. 171-95.*

Skirov, Ed. Screwball: Hollywood's Madcap Romantic Comedies. New York, 1989.

Turim, Maureen. "Women's Films: Comedy, Drama, Romance." In Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies. Ed. Suzanne Ferris and Mallory Young. London: Routledge, 2008. 26-41.






Romantic comedies


50 Days and 40 Nights. Dir. Michael Lehmann. 2002.

 (500) Days of Summer. Dir. Marc Webb. 2009.

Annie Hall. Dir. Woody Allen. United Artists, 1977.

Bridget Jones's Diary. Dir. Sharon Maguire. Screenplay by Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richar Curtis, based on the novel by Helen Fielding. Cast: Renée Zellwegger, Hugh Grant, Colin firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones. Universal Pictures Studiocanal / Miramax / Working Title, 2001.*

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Dir. Beevan Kidron. Written by Helen Fielding; screenplay by Andrew Davies, Helen Fileding, Adam Brooks, Richard Curtis. Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett, Sally Phillips, James Faulkner, Celia Imrie, James Callis. Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. Cinematogrpahy by Adrian Biddle. Film ed. Greg Hayden. Prod. des. Gemma Jackkson. Art dir. Paul Inglis, Tommy Vögel, David Warren. Costumes by Jany Temime. Prod. Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Cavendish. Exec. prod. Debra Hayward, Liza Chasin. Universal, 2004.

_____. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. DVD. (SpeakUp Video). Barcelona: RBA / Universal, 2005.*

Closer. Dir. Mike Nichols. C. 2004.

The Graduate. Dir. Mike Nichols.  With Dustin Hoffman. 1969.

High Fidelity. Dir. Stephen Frears. 2002.

His Girl Friday. Dir. Howard Hawks. Cast: Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy. Columbia Pictures, 1940. (Spanish title: Luna nueva).

_____, dir. Luna nueva. Spanish DVD. DeAPlaneta-SAV, 2008.*

The Lake House. Dir. Alejandro Agresti. Written by David Auburn, based on the motion picture Il mare. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashlod, Christopher Plummer. Music by Rachel Portman. Co-prod. Sonny Mallhi. Ed. Lynzee Klingman, Alejandro Brodersohn. Prod. des. Nathan Crowley. Photog. Alar Kivilo. Exec. prod. Mary McLaglen, Erwin Stoff, Dana Goldberg, Bruce Berman. Prod. Doug Davison and Roy Lee. Village Roadshow Films / Vertigo Entertainment / Warner Bros, 2006.*

Lars and the Real Girl. Dir. Craig Gillespie. 2007.

Love, Actually. 2003. DVD. Universal, 2004.*

Play It Again, Sam. Dir. Herbert Ross. With Woody Allen. 1972.

Working Girl. Dir. Mike Nichols. Screenplay by Kevin Wade. Cast: Moonstruck. Dir. Norman Jewison. Written by John Patrick Shanley. Cast: Cher, Nicolas Cage, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso, John Mahoney, Louis Guss, Feodor Chaliapin, Anita Gillette. USA, 1987. (Oscars for Cher, Dukakis and Shanley).

Notting Hill. Dir. Roger Michell. Written by Richard Curtis. Cast: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerny, Gina McKee. UK, 1999.

Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith. Music by Carly Simon and Rob Mounsey (Academy Award). Prod. Douglas Wick. Twentieth Century Fox, 1988. Video CBS Fox.*


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