Martha Nochimson, Film Critic and Writer / Covering David Lynch, Soap Opera, The Sopranos, David Chase, and Film Writing

Martha P. Nochimson, Film Critic and Writer

Screen Couple Chemistry: The Power of 2

2002. University of Texas Press.

Astaire/Rogers. Tracy/Hepburn. Mulder/Scully. They still excite audiences. This book traces the historical, psychological and economic origins of one of Hollywood's most wonderful inventions: the synergistic couple. It takes a fresh and 'synergistic' look at this poorly understood phenomenon.

"...often thrilling in its insights, Screen Couple Chemistry is an important piece of scholarship in the areas of gender and media studies.... It significantly enlarges the conversation about a vital, overlooked, and still nebulous dimension of popular film--the transcendent movie couple and its power to articulate trenchant concerns through formula fiction. "
Diane Negra, University of East Anglia (UK)

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