Movies and Business

by Elaine Schwartz    •    Mar 31, 2010    •    610 Views

Having discovered a paper that explained why American films tend to present a negative view of business, I was especially interested in seeing which films were discussed.

“Evil” Firms and Capitalists: The Godfather (1972), The China Syndrome (1979), Norma Rae (1979), Wall Street (1987; remember Gordon Gekko?), Robocop (1987),  Pretty Woman (1990), A Civil Action (1998), The Constant Gardener (2005), Michael Clayton (2007), American Gangster (2007)

Pro-business: Schindler’s List (1993) Jerry Maguire (1996, Tom Cruise) You’ve Got Mail (1998, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) Pursuit of Happiness (2006, Will Smith)

Where would you place Eddie Murphy’s Trading Places? Others you might add?

My Source: “Wall Street and Vine: Hollywood’s View of Business”

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