THE ROMANTIC COMEDY: An introduction
Romantic comedy has proved to be one of the most enduring cinematic genres. It has certainly undergone some ebbs and ﬂows in its popularity, but, as with all the major genres, it proves perennially resilient. Audiences still enjoy the blueprint of the romantic comedy, with all its traditional ingredients. Every year sees the release of new romantic
comedies, which are strongly in the mould of the earliest examples in cinema history.We want to see the same characters, the same situations, the same narrative trajectory, the same settings and dialogue, with new stars that speak to new generations, yet tell the same story.