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In the Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties, the United States imagined itself younger and in love in Europe. And Hollywood motion pictures of the period mirrored this romantic attract. From a tender and naïve Audrey Hepburn falling in love with Gregory Peck in Roman vacation to David Lean’s Summertime, featuring Katherine Hepburn’s sexual event in Venice, those sleek travelogue romances have been shot on place, and proven an exhilarating new style for Hollywood.


As Robert Shandley exhibits in Runaway Romances, these motion pictures weren't purely indicative of the ideology of the American-dominated postwar international order, yet in addition they represented a shift in Hollywood construction values. desirous to trap new audiences in the course of a interval of financial trouble, Hollywood’s eu output applied the widescreen strategy to augment cinematic event. The films—To seize a Thief,  3 cash within the Fountain, and Funny Face among them—enticed audience to go to remote areas for romantic escapades. within the technique, those runaway romances captured American fantasies for a quick, yet severe, interval that ended as audiences grew uninterested in outdated international splendors, and entered right into a new period of sexual awakening.

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