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Falling in Love with Romance Movies

Narrated by: Eric Williams
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Art

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Summary

Why have viewers always had a love affair with romance movies? From tragic love stories, like Romeo + Juliet, to feel-good rom-coms, like Sleepless in Seattle, people simply cannot get enough of these movies. Join Professor Eric R. Williams to analyze dozens of titles that fall under the scope of "romance films"—inviting students to see old favorites in a new light and introduce them to elements of romance in movies one might not consider to be part of the genre.

Explore traditional romantic titles, such as When Harry Met Sally, West Side Story, and Casablanca; controversial spins on the traditional genre, including Her, Harold and Maude, and Lars and the Real Girl; less conventional "romances," such as Blade Runner, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, She’s Gotta Have It, and yes—even Fight Club. Throughout, Professor Williams draws on a wealth of examples, revealing the DNA of these films.

Listeners will understand the difference between a love story and a romance; see how directors manipulate audiences’ emotions from opening credits to the final scene—keeping everyone on the edge of their seat; and be able to decode the underlying storytelling techniques. Students will see cinematic romances from a different point of view, deepening their understanding of the genre.

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  • Ranran
  • 22-10-19

Wonderful!

Informative and thoroughly enjoyable, I really hope Audible continues this series to encompass every film super genre! :)

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  • Daniel S. Sinclair
  • 09-04-20

Great breakdown of romance movies

Reviews the structure of movies and screenwriting in an entertaining way. Many specific examples help make this a fun course. Well done!!

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  • Carole Williams
  • 12-01-20

Surprise

Wanted to learn more about the Romance movie genre, so gave this a listen. wow! I learned way more than anticipated. Williams is one of the best narrators on Audible and through his excitement and knowledge, I'm ready to watch romance movies with new insight. When's his next offering available?!