The Romantic Comedy Genre Conventions and the Audience's Reaction in American Romantic Comedy Movie -focused on the Difference of Acceptance of Korean and American Audience by Nationality and Gender-

미국 영화 <프로포즈>에 나타난 로맨틱 코미디의 장르적 관습과 관객의 반응 -한국, 미국 관객의 영화 수용 양상의 국적별, 젠더별 차이를 중심으로-

  • 송민호 (단국대학교 스토리텔링연구센터) ;
  • 염종희 (단국대학교 스토리텔링연구센터) ;
  • 우정권 (단국대학교 스토리텔링연구센터)
  • Received : 2013.02.01
  • Accepted : 2013.02.25
  • Published : 2013.03.28


This study is on Hollywood's latest romantic comedy movie , attempted to identify whether nationality or gender difference of the movie audience is affecting on their acceptance to the genre characteristics of Hollywood's romantic comedy. Most of Hollywood's romantic comedy movies are centered on attraction of female and male actors and its' formulated plot (boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl structure). Although the movie is following the formulated romantic comedy plot, it shows a variation from the typical romantic comedy genre. In this thesis, based on audience research data, statistics and interrelationship analysis on audience value orientation, we elucidate how Korean and American, Female and Male movie audience have different preference to actors and characters in the movie and representation of archetypal Hollywood romantic comedy happy ending such as propose and wedding scenes.


Romantic Comedy;Genre Convention;Audience Reaction;Gender;Cultural Acceptance


Supported by : 한국콘텐츠진흥원


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