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Thursday, July 02, 2015

GENRE Is the rom-com love affair over?

The article covers many points
- the lack of a genuine Brit star to succeed Grant, with possible contenders shunning the genre
- the UK industry once more operating as a mini-Hollywood, churning out multiple genres and franchises
- the rise of alternatives to the all-powerful Working Title, including a specific mention of Warp

And more...

What especially caught my eye: having noted that even the rom-com king's return to the fray saw Richard Curtis post fairly modest box office ... put into further context by the extraordinary killer stat that the last $100m+ rom-com was in 2011!!!!

That was a Jennifer Aniston vehicle, an actress ironically central to the narrative of the genre's box office decline!

Not love actually: why Britons ended their affair with the romcom http://gu.com/p/4ab37?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger

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