Name Professor Course Date Harold and Maude (1971) Movie Reflection The romantic comedy has existed since the genesis of the film. The genre began out in silent movies and gained fame in the 30s. Most Rom-com creates an impression by illustrating a courtship practice that is unachievable in real society. Romantic films exhibited the quixotic affinities of both new and long-term relationship concurrently. During the 50s and 60s; the World War II period the romantic comedy virtually disappeared ("Bound to Bond: Gender Genre And The Hollywood Romantic Comedy" pp 39). The current situation gave birth to a new sub-genre radical romantic comedy. The rad-com revived the genre by underlining the changes in courtship and marriage that were familiar in typical romcoms movies. A radical romantic comedy upside-down the layout structure peak and conclusion of the romantic comedy (Miles 96). Harold and Maude (1971) is a notable example of the studio system it is not surprising that the film has achieved cult status yet it garnered this status in a rather strange way In conclusion Harold and Maude (1971) have been named; the #9 romantic comedy film of all time the #69 Romance movie of all time and the #45 dark comedy of all time by the American Film Institute. The director and producer of the movie applied a broad variety of elements. The setting of the film costumes music and themes in the movie make it an excellent radical movie. The movie upturned all fundamental aspect of a romantic comedy film. Work cited "Bound to Bond: Gender Genre And The Hollywood Romantic Comedy". Vol 39 no. 06 2002 pp. 39-3297-39-3297. American Library Association doi:10.5860/choice.39-3297. Miles Tim. "Masculinity in The Contemporary Romantic Comedy: Gender as Genre By John Alberti". Comedy Studies vol 5 no. 1 2014 pp. 94-96. Informa UK Limited doi:10.1080/2040610x.2014.905073. [...]
Assignment: write a 1000 to 2000 word essay on how the movie reflects the four basic elements of the rom-com genre and what sets the film apart as its own sub-genre, i.e., what makes it a Rad- Com? Your paper's thesis should reflect this general topic. If at all possible, I would like to see and approve the thesis statement before the writer moves on to complete the rest of the paper.