Corporations, Wall Street, and Sundry Capitalism
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Labor Themes in the Movies
Lawyers in the Movies

Boozer, Jack. Career Movies : American Business and the Success Mystique Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.B87 B66 2002)
Dickenson, Ben. Hollywood's new radicalism: war, globalisation and the movies from Reagan to George W. Bush / Ben Dickenson. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York, NY : In the United States and Canada distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. (Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.P6 D53 2006)
Feldman, Stuart. "Business Gets a Bad Rap." Management Review, Nov92, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p49, 6p UC Berkeley users only
Kinkle, Jeff; Toscano, Alberto. "Filming the Crisis: A Survey." Film Quarterly , Vol. 65, No. 1 (Fall 2011), pp. 39-51 UC Berkeley users only
Ribstein, Larry E. "Wall Street and Vine: Hollywood's View of Business." University Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE05-010 March 8, 2009 UC Berkeley users only
Shugan, Steven M. "Antibusiness Movies and Folk Marketing." Marketing Science; Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p681-685, 5p
Surowiecki, James. "The Business-Movie Business." The New Yorker. October 11, 2010 UC Berkeley users only
Wiesenfeld, Batia, Cattani, Gino, "Business Through Hollywood's Lens." Harvard Business Review, October 2010, Vol. 88, Issue 10 UC Berkeley users only

American Psycho (2000)
Directed by Mary Harron. Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, Reese Witherspoon. A young, handsome man with a Harvard education, a stunning fiancee and success on Wall Street appears to have everything. But his circle of friends doesn't know his other side of terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. 101 min. DVD 3528
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The Apartment (1960)
Directed by Billy Wilder. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston, Jack Kruschen, David Lewis, Joan Shawlee, Naomi Stevens, Hope Holiday, Edie Adams. An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend. 125 min. DVD 1758
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Film from any source; Best Foreign Actor (Jack Lemmon); Best Foreign Actress (Shirley MacLaine)
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture, Comedy; Best Motion Picture Actor, Musical/Comedy (Jack Lemmon); Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (Shirley MacLaine)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director
Venice Film Festival - Best Actress (Shirley MacLaine)
National Film Registry Selection

Spector, Bert. "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in the executive suite: American corporate movies in the 1950s. Journal of Management History 14:1, 87-104, 2008 UC users only

L'Argent (Money) (France, 1928)
Directed by Marcel L'Herbier. Cast: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Pierre Alcover, Yvette Guilbert, Antonin Artaud. Business tycoons Saccard and Gunderman lock horns when the former tries to raise capital for his faltering bank. To inflate his stock, Saccard concocts a duplicitous publicity stunt involving the unwitting aviator Hamelin and a flight across the Atlantic, much to the dismay of his wife Line. The Hamelins become pawns in a high-stakes chess game played out by unscrupulous speculators. Based on L'Argent by Émile Zola. Special features: newly improvised musical accompaniment by French composer and pianist Jean-Francois Zygel ; About L'argent (1928) ; Jean Dréville's 40 min "making of" documentary ; Marcel L'Herbier: Poet of the silent art (2007) ; a 54 min documentary profile ; archival footage of Brigitte Helm arriving in Paris and screen-tests of the actors ; a demonstration of L'Herbier's innovative sound techniques. 165 min. DVD X6013
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Au bonheur des dames (France, 1930)
Directed by Julien Duvivier. Cast: Dita Parlo, Ginette Maddie, Andrée Brabant, Pierre de Guingand. Denise, an orphaned girl, moves to Paris where she hopes to find work at her uncle's store. But the glamorous department store 'Aux Bonheur des Dames' across the street crunches all the little businesses around. She finds a position there despite the fact that the store is threatening to put her uncle out of business. Based on a novel by Emile Zola. Bonus features: Introduction by French film collector Serge Bromberg; featurette on recording the music score; La ventre d'un magasin: a short documentary about a department store. 89 min. DVD X2002
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Walter, Klaus Peter. "La Rançon du progrès: Naturalistic discourse and two adaptation of Zola's Au bonheur des dames." In: Zola and film : essays in the art of adaptation / edited by Anna Gural-Migdal and Robert Singer ; with a foreword by Brigitte Emile-Zola. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PQ2538 .Z64 2005)
Wolter, Jennifer. "Viewing Au boneur des dames in the context of occupied France." In: Zola and film : essays in the art of adaptation / edited by Anna Gural-Migdal and Robert Singer ; with a foreword by Brigitte Emile-Zola. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PQ2538 .Z64 2005)

Baby Boom (1987)
Directed by Charles Shyer. Cast: Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, Sam Wanamaker, James Spader, Pat Hingle, Britt Leach, Kristina & Michelle Kennedy, Sam Shepard. An over-achieving businesswoman's life is changed by the arrival of a twenty-two pound bundle named Elizabeth. She tries to juggle a high-pressure career and instant motherhood in this fast-paced comedy about a woman who discovers what's really important in life. 110 min. DVD X2589
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Beach, Christopher. "Yuppies and Other Strangers: Class Satire and Culture Class in Contemporary Film Comedy." In: Class, language and American film comedy / Christopher Beach. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 B43 2002]
Desjardins, Mary. "Baby Boom: the comedy of surrogacy in film and television." Velvet Light Trap (Spring 1992): 21(10). UC users only
Ward, Carol M. "The Hollywood Yuppie: 1980-1988." In: Beyond the stars: stock characters in American popular film. / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990 vol 1)

The Bad Sleep Well (Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru) (1960)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa. Akira Kurosawa, the acclaimed Japanese director, adopts the American gangster-film style to weave a fascinating tale of corporate greed. The story focuses on a grieving son, (Toshiro Mifune), who seeks revenge for his father's murder as he infiltrates the corrupt construction company that was responsible for his father's death. 152 min. DVD 2834; vhs 999:2283
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Maxfield, James. "The Moral Ambiguity of Kurosawa's Early Thrillers." Film Criticism v. 18 (Fall '93) p. 20-35.

Barbarians at the Gate(TV, 1993)
Directed by Ben Younger. Cast: James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy. In the 1980s, everyone was making the big bucks and F. Ross Johnson, CEO of RJR Nabisco, wants to make his fortune. He decides to buy out the Nabisco shareholders and take over his company in order to escape the tyranny of the stockholders. Johnson is introduced to the master of the leveraged buyout, Henry Kravis, but afraid of losing the company to this sharp dealer, he decides to make his move with Peter Cohen. Kravis mounts his own buy-out campaign, which leads to a battle for control of Nabisco. Based on the book: Barbarians at the gate / by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar. 107 min. DVD X3878
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Boiler Room(2000)
Directed by Ben Younger. Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan, Ben Affleck. Seth runs a small-time casino operation out of his apartment. With his streetwise business smarts, he's recruited to join the city's newest and hottest stock brokerage firm, and quickly takes to his new job's instant riches and fast-life pleasures. When he wins the eye and heart of Greg's ex-girlfriend, everything seems too good to be true. Special features: Deleted scenes/alternate ending; commentary by director, producer, and cast member; isolated score with composer comentary, original theatrical trailer, cast and crew filmographies. 120 min. DVD 5714
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Gillespie, Nick. "Boiler Room Boilerplate" Reason, May2000, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p4, 2p UC users only
Schickel, Richard. "It's All in the Selling." Time, 02/28/2000, Vol. 155 Issue 8, p96, 2/3p UC users only
Weiss, Gary. "How Real is Boiler Room?" BusinessWeek, 02/28/2000, Issue 3670, p146-146, 1p UC users only

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Directed by Hal Hartley. Cast: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Morgan Freeman. A Wall Street wheeler-dealer has everything going his way. But one night, in the right car with the wrong woman, he took a wrong turn at the wrong place, and nothing has gone right ever since! Based on the novel by Tom Wolfe. 126 min. DVD 7619
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The Boss of It All (Direktøren for det hele (Denmark | Sweden | Iceland | Italy | France | Norway | Finland | Germany, 2006) )
Directed by Lars von Trier. Cast: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Fridrik Thor Fridiksson, Benedikt Erlingsson, Iben Hjejle, Henrik Prip, Mia Lyhne, Casper Christensen, Louise Meritz, Jean-Marc Barr, Sofie Gråbøl, Anders Hove. When decisions needed to be made at the office, the owner invented a nonexistent company president to hide behind. Now, forced to bring the "Boss" face-to-face with potential purchasers and employees, he hires a failed actor to play the part. Much to everyone's surprise, the unmasked boss plays the ultimate part by becoming a hero. Special features: Mockumentaries: "The actors (and the journalist) of it all" and "The foreigners of it all;" "The making of The boss of it all" featurettes; "The director of it all" featurette; "Automavision: the new dogma" featurette. 96 min. DVD X4073
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The China Syndrome (1979)
Directed by James Bridges. Cast: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Richard Herd, Peter Donat, Scott Brady. It started as just another assignment. Reporter Kimberly Wells and cameraman Richard Adams were covering the daily routine at an Los Angeles power plant when the unthinkable occurred: a nuclear accident that could have wiped out Southern California. And Richard caught it all on tape. When their TV station refuses to air the footage, Wells and Adams recruit plant supervisor Jack Godell to expose the terrifying truth: the facility is a ticking bomb. But with millions of dollars at stake, company officials cannot let the story break. When the trio attempts to broadcast live from the plant's control room, the utility company does everything in its power to silence Godell permanently, as the world watches. Special features: Two exclusive documentaries featuring new interviews with stars Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas ; deleted scenes ; filmographies ; previews. Associate producer, James Nelson ; executive producer, Bruce Gilbert. 122 min. DVD 8912
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actor (Jack Lemmon); Best Actress (Jane Fonda)
Cannes Film Festival - Best Actor (Jack Lemmon)

Citizen Kane (1941)
Directed by Orson Welles. Cast: Welles, Joseph Cotten, William Alland, Everett Sloane, Agnes Moorehead. When one of the world's richest and most influential men dies muttering the word "Rosebud", a newspaper's managing editor insists that Kane's obituary film is missing something and "needs an angle." He orders his top reporter Thompson (Alland) to discover what "Rosebud" means. Thompson searches for, finds, and interviews five key figures, but ulimately does not solve the mystery. Because Kane was purportedly based on newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, efforts were made to surpress the film, by 'Hearst hatchet woman' Louella Parsons, among others. 119 min. DVD 852; vhs 999:85
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

The Battle Over Citizen Kane DVD 555; vhs Video/C 4210<
"Citizen Kane." In: Best American screenplays 2 : complete screenplays / edited by Sam Thomas. New York : Crown Publishers, c1990. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.A1 B364 1990)

Class Action (1990)
Director, Michael Apted. Cast: Gene Hackman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Colin Friels, Joanna Merlin, Laurence Fishburne. A court of law becomes a battleground for a father and daughter as they find themselves facing each other as opposing attorneys in a multimillion dollar law suit involving a potentially defective auto design that could involve corporate corruption and violations of legal ethics. 110 min. DVD X2246
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Lucia, Cynthia. "Class Action." Cineaste; 1991, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p48, 2p UC users only
McCann, Michael; Haltom, William. "Ordinary Heroes vs. Failed Lawyers--Public Interest Litigation in Erin Brockovich and Other Contemporary Films." Law & Social Inquiry, Fall2008, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p1043-1070, 28p UC users only
Turner, Jenny. "Class Action" Sight & Sound, Jul91, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p40, 1p UC users only

The Clinging Vine (1927)
Directed by Paul Sloane; produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Cast: Leatrice Joy, Tom Moore, Robert Edeson, Toby Claude. The clinging vine: She works in a male-dominated industry and lives in a male-dominated society. But that doesn't keep determined career woman Antoinette Allen from rising to the top. Still, even a buttoned-down female executive like Ms. Allen can make mistakes, like taking part in a crooked business deal -- or falling in love on the job. Age of ballyhoo: A television documentary about the Twenties told through the use of Hollywood movies, audio recordings and newsreels of the period. Narrated by Gloria Swanson. 71 min. DVD X1996
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Addison, Heather. "'Do Go On!': Performing Gender in The Clinging Vine (1926)." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 334-345, 2008 UC users only

The Coca-Cola Kid(Australia, 1985)
Director, Dusan Makavejev. Cast: Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr. Becker, a wiz-kid marketing man, is sent to Australia to boost the famous soft drink's wavering sales. T. George McDowell is the ruling soda czar in this mini "pop monopoly." When Becker's offer to merge in the hope of tripling profits is rejected, an unlikely chain of events ignites and leads to an amusing solution to the cola war. Based on short stories by Frank Moorhouse. 105 min. DVD X3080
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The Company Men(2010)
Director, John Wells. Cast: Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello. Bobby Walker is living the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward and Gene McClary jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers. Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law that does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps there is more to life. 105 min. DVD X5985
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Atkinson, Michael. "The Company Men." Sight & Sound, April 2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p54-55, 2p UC users only
Baum, Bruce. "Hollywood's Crisis of Capitalism 2011: Inside Job , The Company Men , and the Myth of a Good Capitalism." New Political Science. Dec2011, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p603-612. 10p. UC users only
Eagan, Daniel. "The Company Men." Film Journal International, January 2011, Vol. 114 Issue 1, p31-32, 2p UC users only

Death of a Salesman(1985)
Director, Volker Schlöndorff. Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Charles Durning, Kate Reid, Stephen Lang, John Malkovich. A made for television version of the dark drama of a failed man, Willy Loman, whose life did not measure up to his expectations. Based on the play by Arthur Miller. 136 min. DVD 5487
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Death of a Salesman(1966)
Director, Alex Segal. Cast: Lee J. Cobb, Mildred Dunnock, James Farentino, Albert Dekker, Edward Andrews, George Segal. A made for television version of the dark drama of a failed man, Willy Loman, whose life did not measure up to his expectations. Based on the play by Arthur Miller. 120 min. DVD 1449; Video/C 8265
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Desk Set (1957)
Directed by Walter Lang. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell. A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius. Sumner, inventor of the Electromagnetic Memory And Research Arithmetical Calculator, is hired by the network to help computerize operations, with orders to keep his mission secret. Soon the rumor mill is working overtime as everyone fears being replaced by the computer. 103 min. DVD 8322
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Colatrella, Carol. "From Desk Set to The Net: Women and Computing Technology in Hollywood Films." Canadian Review of American Studies, 2001, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p1, 14p UC users only
Glitre, Kathrina. "Economy and excess : Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy." In: Hollywood romantic comedy : states of the union, 1934-65 / Kathrina Glitre. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Palgrave, 2006.
Malone, Cheryl Knott. "Imagining Information Retrieval in the Library: Desk Set in Historical Context." IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Jul-Sep2002, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p14, 9p UC users only
Schleier, Merrill. "Mid-century Corporate Renewal and Gender Realignment in Executive Suite and Desk Set" In: Skyscraper cinema : architecture and gender in American film / Merrill Schleier. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Environmental Design PN1995.9.S5535 S35 2009)

The Devil Wears Prada(2006)
Directed by David Frankel. Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier. Miranda, editor of "Runway" magazine, is a terror to everyone around her. Her first assistant strives to please her, but can't quite pull it off. Enter Andy, a young woman who knows nothing of the fashion industry and has never read the magazine. Nonetheless, Miranda, hires her as second assistant. When Miranda demands that she obtain the next unpublished Harry Potter manuscript, it forces Andy to dig it up in order to please her boss. With the help of one of the magazine's fashion editors, she gets a complete makeover and new security, and as she is whisked away to Paris with Miranda, Andy faces all of the glamor that could be hers and is forced to make the decision of where she wants to be in her life. Special features: Deleted scenes; commentary by director David Frankel, producer Wendy Finerman, costume designer, Patricia Field, screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, editor Mark Livolsi and director of photography, Florian Balhaus; "A trip to the big screen" featurette. 110 min. DVD 7488
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Awards

Golden Globes, USA - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Meryl Streep)
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Supporting Actress

Disclosure(1994)
Directed by Barry Levinson. Cast: Michael Douglas, Demi Moore, Donald Sutherland, Caroline Goodall, Roma Maffia, Dylan Baker. When an executive in a large company resists the advances of his new boss who is also a former love, she charges him with sexual harassment. Suddenly his marriage and his career are at risk, and his struggle to extricate himself leads to the exposure of an executive conspiracy. 129 min. vhs 999:3862
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Boozer, Jack. "Eroticized Success Mastry and Repetition Compulsion." In: Career Movies : American Business and the Success Mystique Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.B87 B66 2002)

Dorian Gray im Spiegel der Boulevardpresse (Germany, 1984)
Director, Ulrike Ottinger. Cast: Tabea Blumenschein, Irm Hermann, Magdalena Montezuma, Delphine Seyrig, Toyo Tanaka, Barbara Valentin, Veruschka von Lehndorff. Dr. Mabuse, the president of a multinational press conglomerate, has an unscrupulous plan to increase circulation. She wants to use her company to create a human being that she can shape and control according to the corporation's requirements. Enter Dorian Gray, a wealthy and handsome young man whom Mabuse leads on a nightmare journey through the Berlin underworld. "We shall let him experience everything the reader does not dare to dream," she explains. 150 min. vhs 999:3344
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Kuzniar, Alice A. "Allegory, Androgyny, Anamorphosis: Ulrike Ottinger's Dorian Gray." In: The queer German cinema Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2000. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: MAIN: PN1995.9.H55 K89 2000)

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Dynasty (TV, 1954)
Primetime soap of the 80s about the saga of a wealthy Denver family in the oil business. Most of the show features the conflict between two large corporations, Blake's Denver Carrington and Alexis' ColbyCo. Originally broadcast 1981. SEE TV Programs

Executive Suite (1954)
Directed by Robert Wise. Cast: William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Frederic March, Walter Pigeon, Shelley Winters, Paul Douglas, Louis Calhern, Dean Jagger, Nina Foch, Tim Considine. When Avery Bullard, President of the Tredway Corporation dies, it's discovered that he failed to name a successor. Now, it's up to the board to choose one. The result is a corporate power struggle. While some Board members politic for Loren Shaw, the skilled, if not slick, businessman. In the other corner, those in support of Don Walling duke it out. He's a talented engineer with a love for the corporation's product line. But while power-suited men maneuver, a woman (Barbara Stanwyck) may have the most clout. She's the founder's daughter and the company's major stockholder... and may be the velvet power behind the Tredway throne. Special features: Commentary by director Oliver Stone, vintage Pete Smith comedy short Out for fun, classic cartoon Billy boy, theatrical trailer. 104 min. DVD X3399
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Awards

Venice Film Festival - Ensemble Acting
National Board of Review, USA - Best Supporting Actress (Nina Foch)

Boozer, Jack. "The Classical Corporate Executive Film." In: Career Movies : American Business and the Success Mystique Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.B87 B66 2002)
Hawley, Cameron. Executive suite. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1952. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3558.A8233 E9 1952)
Schleier, Merrill. "Mid-century Corporate Renewal and Gender Realignment in Executive Suite and Desk Set" In: Skyscraper cinema : architecture and gender in American film / Merrill Schleier. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2009. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Environmental Design PN1995.9.S5535 S35 2009)
Spector, Bert. "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in The Executive Suite: American Corporate Movies in the 1950's Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2007, p1-6, 6p UC users only

Giants of Valdés (Gigantes de Valdés)(Argentina, 2008)
Director, Alex Tossenberger. Cast: Federico D'Elia, Alfredo Casero, Miguel Dedovich, Isabel Macedo, Mirta Wons, Jorge Sesan, Georgina Barbarossa. Thomas, a representative of an international company that shows no responsibility for natural resources, is sent to the Valdez Peninsula with the mission to gain the acceptance from the people of this region and to establish the installation of a huge tourism business to the detriment of the natural resources and the regional economy. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 100 min. DVD X4036
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The Girl From Monday (2005)
Directed by Hal Hartley. Cast: Bill Sage, Sabrina Lloyd, Tatiana Abracos, Leo Fitzpatrick. In the future the Human Values Reform Act renders citizens' bodies as public options on the stock exchange. The author of the law is filled with remorse after havoc ensues and goes underground to fix things. 84 min. DVD 7619
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Glengarry Glen Ross(1992)
Directed by James Foley. Cast: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Jonathan Pryce. A powerful story set in the world of real estate. Times are tough at Premiere Properties. Shelley "the machine" Levene (Lemmon) and Dave Moss (Harris) are veteran salesmen, but only Ricky Roma (Pacino) is on a hot streak. The new Glengarry sales leads could turn everything around, but the front office is holding them back until these "losers" prove themselves. Then someone decides to take matters into his own hands, stealing the Glengarry leads and leaving everyone wondering who did it. Based on David Mamet's Pulitzer prize-winning play. 100 min. DVD X3794; vhs 999:1072
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Awards

National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (Jack Lemmon)
Venice Film Festival - Best Actor (Jack Lemmon)

Berger, Jason. "Class and Power: Exploring with College Students the Ethics and Class Conflict Messages in the Films of David Mamet." In: The image of class in literature, media, and society : selected papers [of the] Society for the Inte Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference (8th : 1998 : Colorado Springs, Colo.) Pueblo, Co. : Society, University of Southern Colorado, [1998] (Main (Gardner) Stacks HT609 .S64 1998)
Crossings : David Mamet's work in different genres and media / edited by Johan Callens. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A4345 Z64 2009)
David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross : text and performance / edited by Leslie Kane. New York : Garland Pub., 1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A4345 G56 1996)
Lublin, Robert I. "Differing Dramatic Dynamics in the Stage and Screen Versions of Glengarry Glen Ross." American Drama, Winter2001, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p38-55, 18p UC users only

The Godfather Trilogy (1971-74)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. SEE Gangster movies

Hamlet Goes Business (Hamlet liikemaailmassa) (Finland, 1987)
Written and directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Cast: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Esko Salminen, Esko Nikkari. A farcical take on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Young Hamlet inherits a seat on the board of a company controlled by his uncle that decides to move into the rubber duck market. But Hamlet is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding his father's death, as boardroom battles and poisoned directors ensue. PAL (Region 2)format 85 min. DVD 6184
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Heartbeat Detector (La question humaine)(France, 2007)
Director, Nicolas Klotz. Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Michael Lonsdale, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Lou Castel, Laetitia Spigarelli, Valérie Dreville, Edith Scob, Delphine Chuillot, Nicolas Maury, Rémy Carpentier, Erwan Ribard. A psychologist working for the French branch of a German-owned petrochemical company discovers a startling link between big business and Nazism. The shadow of the Nazi death camps hangs over the late-capitalist world sketched in this film. 141 min. DVD X5328
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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
Directed by David Swift. Cast: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Anthony Teague, Maureen Arthur. A musical comedy that follows J. Pierpont Finch as he makes a meteoric rise from mailroom to junior executive, captures the heart of a pretty office worker and the admiring eye of the president -- all in the morning of his second day at work. It's only a matter of hours 'til his sights are set on the company boardroom. 121 min. DVD 568
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O'Barr, William M. "Hollywood Looks at Advertising." Advertising & Society Review, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2011 UC users

The Hucksters (1947)
Directed by Jack Conway. Cast: Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner, Keenan Wynn, Edward Arnold. The Hucksters is a slick but powerful, and at times darkly funny, indictment of the seamy side of advertising, radio, and big business. Clark Gable plays a World War II veteran who gets a job in advertising, and finds that his work requires him to often abandon his principles. Deborah Kerr, in her American film debut, plays an English widow Gable falls in love with, and Ava Gardner has one of her first important roles as a nightclub singer who's a former girlfriend of Gable's. Based on the novel by Frederic Wakeman. 115 min. DVD X6917
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O'Barr, William M. "Hollywood Looks at Advertising." Advertising & Society Review, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2011 UC users

The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Directed by Joel Coen. Cast: Tim Robbins, Charles Durning, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Newman, Jim True, John Mahoney. When Waring Hudsucker, head of a successful company commits suicide, the board of directors has a plan to make a lot of money, so they decide to appoint a moron to run the company. Mailroom clerk Norville Barnes is exactly what Hudsucker is looking for to be president. They hope that as soon as the stock falls low enough, the director and his friends will buy them up cheaply, take over the company and they will be successful again. However, a tough reporter is suspicious and decides to investigate Hudsucker. 111 min. DVD 3332
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In Good Company (2004)
Directed by Paul Weitz. Cast: Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Scarlett Johansson, Marg Helgenberger, David Paymer, Clark Gregg, Philip Baker Hall, Frankie Faison, Ty Burrell. A successful middle-aged ad executive suddenly find himself working for a young hotshot half his age, who also develops a romantic interest in his daughter. Special features: Deleted scenes ; "Real life" (Inside look into how some of today's most successful businessmen got to where they are) ; "New York locations" (A behind-the-scenes look at filming in the "Big Apple") ; Commentary with Topher Grace and the director.108 min. DVD X3796
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In the Country Where Nothing Nappens (En el país de no pasa nada)(Mexico, 2000)
Directed by Maricarmen de Lara. Cast: Julieta Egurrola, Maria Isasi, Fernando Lujan. The wife and mistress of a kidnapped businessman decide they are better off without him in this send-up of corporate failings and corruption. 98 min. DVD X6808
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The Informant! (2009)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Cast: Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale. The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre. The FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent. Based on the book by Kurt Eichenwald. 108 min. DVD X2893
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The Insider (1999)
Directed by Michael Mann. Cast: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall, Lindsay Crouse, Debi Mazar, Stephen Tobolowsky, Colm Feore, Bruce McGill, Gina Gershon, Michael Gambon, Rip Torn. Based on true events, this is the story of executive Jeffrey Wigand who was fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, when he expressed reservations about the tobacco industry's manipulation of the truth regarding the severe health consequences of tobacco use. He agreed to become a paid consultant for a story by 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what began as a temporary alliance led to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations and more. Based on the Vanity fair article: The man who knew too much / by Marie Brenner. 158 min. DVD 890
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Dzenis, Anna. "Michael Mann's Cinema of Images." Screening the Past: An International, Refereed, Electronic Journal of Visual Media & History; 11/6/2002, Issue 14
Rybin, Steven The cinema of Michael Mann / Steven Rybin. Lanham : Lexington Books, c2007. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.M3645 R93 2007)

Lamerica (Italy / France, 1994)
Directed by Gianni Amelio. Cast: Enrico Lo Verso, Michele Placido, Piro Milkani, Carmelo Di Mazzarelli, Elida Janushi, Sefer Pema, Idajet Sejdia, Marieta Ljarja. After 50 years of communist rule, a poverty stricken Albania finds itself overrun with exploitative capitalists, in particular two Italian businessmen looking to prosper in the changing economy. Forced to name an Albanian citizen as their company's acting chairman, they find the perfect pawn in a deranged former political prisoner. But when he suddenly disappears the Italians begin a journey that will ultimately reshape the integrity of their souls. Special DVD features: Deleted scenes (9 min.), alternate ending (5 min.); photo album; poster gallery; Italian theatrical trailers (2 min.). 135 min. DVD 8996; vhs 999:2660
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Agovino, Michael J. "Mind fixed on the moment, eyes on the past." Migration World Magazine; 1996, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p49, 1p
Crowdus, Gary, et al. "Gianni Amelio, Beyond Neorealism: Preserving a Cinema of Social Conscience." Cineaste; Dec95, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p6, 8p UC users only
D'Eliz-Zunino, Renee "The myth of whiteness and a changing Italy: historic memory and colonialist attitudes in Lamerica." In: At home and abroad : historicizing twentieth-century whiteness in literature and performance / edited by La Vinia Delois Jennings. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.3.W45 A8 2009)
Delaney, Kate. "Are We There Yet? Immigration to "America" in Post-Cold War Cinema." European Contributions to American Studies; Oct2005, Vol. 60, p49-56, 8p UC users only
Iordanova, Dina. "Balkan film representations since 1989: the quest for admissibility." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television; 1998, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p263-280, 18p UC users only
O'Healy, Áine. "Lamerica." In: The cinema of Italy
Edited by Giorgio Bertellini ; [preface by Gian Piero Brunetta]. London ; New York: Wallflower, 2004. (Main; Moffitt: PN1993.5.I88 C5677 2004)
Parvulescu, Constantin. "Inside the Beast's Cage: Gianni Amelio's Lamerica and the Dilemmas of Post-1989 Leftist Cinema." Italian Culture, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 50-67, 2010 Mar UC users only
Vitti, Antonio. The films of Gianni Amelio : the search for a cinema of social conscience, true to his roots Pesaro : Metauro, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.A52 V58 2009)

Amelio, Gianni Lamerica : sceneggiatura originale dell'omonimo film di Amelio / Gianni Amelio, Andrea Porporati, Alessandro Sermoneta. Mantova : Circolo del cinema, 1999.
Amelio, Gianni. Mantova : Circolo del cinema, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.L21123 A54 1999)

Local Hero (UK, 1983)
Directed by Bill Forsyth. Cast: Peter Riegert, Denis Lawson, Fulton Mackay, Burt Lancaster. A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland. 111 min. DVD X4175
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Benedictus, David. Local hero / David Benedictus ; based on a screenplay by Bill Forsyth. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1983. (NRLF (UCB) PR6052.Be47 L6 1983)

Lover Come Back (1961)
Directed by Delbert Mann. Cast: Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Edie Adams, Jack Oakie, Jack Kruschen. Business gets mixed with pleasure when two advertising executives go after the same account. 117 min. DVD 8875
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Bingham, Dennis. ""Before She Was a Virgin . . .": Doris Day and the Decline of Female Film Comedy in the 1950s and 1960s." Cinema Journal. Spring 2006. Vol. 45, Iss. 3; p. 3 (29 pages) UC users only
Krutnik, Frank. The Enterprise Of Seduction: Sex and Selling In 'Lover Come Back'. Journal of Popular Film & Television 1995 22(4): 180-191 12p.UC users only

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Mama, There's a Man in Your Bed (Romuald et Juliette) (France, 1989)
Directed by Coline Serreau. Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Firmine Richard, Pierre Vernier, Maxime Leroux, Gilles Privat. A manager of a dairy products company is being framed by two employees who are preparing for a boardroom coup. The manager finds an unexpected ally with the cleaning lady, who has overheard incriminating evidence against the two men. Eventually the manager realises that he has also fallen in love with his ally. 107 min. DVD X3929
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Directed by Nunnally Johnson. Cast: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Gene Lockhart, Marisa Pavan, Lee J. Cobb, Ann Harding, Keenan Wynn. An veteran of World War II (still haunted by its memories) gets a job in a public relations firm. With added tension at work and increasing personal problems, the rising young executive must decide as his boss did--what is the most important thing in life, family or success? This exceptional drama, acclaimed for its extraordinary realism is a classic commentary on the American Dream. From the novel by Sloan Wilson. (Main (Gardner) Stacks Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3573.Wi475 M3) 153 min. DVD 4690
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Boozer, Jack. "The Classical Corporate Executive Film." In: Career Movies : American Business and the Success Mystique Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.B87 B66 2002)
Cheever, Abigail. "'The Man He Almost Is': Performativity and the Corporate Narrative." In: Real phonies : cultures of authenticity in post-World War II America / Abigail Cheever. Athens : University of Georgia Press, c2010. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PS228.S36 C47 2010)
Lopate, Phillip. "Hollywood Looks At The Business Office." New Labor Forum. New York: Dec 31, 2001. , Iss. 9; pg. 79 UC users only
Sharrett, Christopher. "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit." Cineaste; Spring2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p66-68, 3p UC users only
Rosenberg, Emily S. "'Foreign Affairs' after World War II: Connecting sexual and international politics." Diplomatic History; Winter94, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p59, 12pUC users only
Spector, Bert. "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in The Executive Suite: American Corporate Movies in the 1950's Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2007, p1-6, 6p UC users only

Margin Call (2011)
Directed by J.C. Chandor. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, Mary McDonnell, Demi Moore, Stanley Tucci, Aasif Mandvi, Ashley Williams, Susan Blackwell, Maria Dizzia. Who cares about the suffering--existential, financial, or other--of those who blindly mismanaged our monies into this ever-expanding, verily bottomless pit of debt? No one, but this drama may help viewers understand A) the birth of current financial woes, and B) what it might have been like, in those first few hours within the confines of an early investment trading firm casualty. Fueled by a mass layoff, a thumb drive, and a rocket-scientist-cum-analyst who really understands the numbers, the last night of good times on Wall Street unfolds as rung by rung, up the executive ladder, travels news that is -- apocalyptic. For viewers who still have no idea of how 2008's meltdown happened, this film is one fiction that will make it ever so much more real. Special features: Director and producer feature commentary [optional audio]; Deleted scenes [with optional commentary] (5 min.); Revolving door: Making "Margin Call" (6 min.); Missed calls: Moments with cast & crew (1 min.); From the deck: photo gallery [slide show] (4 min.); Also from Lionsgate (8 min.). 107 min. DVD X6868
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Clover, Joshua. "Playing by Numbers." Film Quarterly, Spring2012, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p7-9, 3p UC users only
Cooper, Rand Richards. "Dead Men Walking." Commonweal, 12/2/2011, Vol. 138 Issue 21, p19-20, 2p UC users only
Feld, Bruce. "Margin Call" Film Journal International, Oct2011, Vol. 114 Issue 10, p51-52, 2p UC users only
Thompson, Hal. "Wall Street in Wide Screen." Financial History. Fall2011, Issue 101, p26-28. 3p. UC users only
Verini, Bob "They Gave Us the Business." Script , Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p32-37, 6p UC users only
Westwood, Christine. "Crash Course." Film Journal International, Apr2011, Vol. 114 Issue 4, p24-46, 3p UC users only

Michael Clayton (2007)
Directed by Tony Gilroy. Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Michael O'Keefe. Michael Clayton is an in-house fixer at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. A former criminal prosecutor, Clayton takes care of the law firm's dirtiest work at the behest of the firm's co-founder, Marty Bach. Burned out with his job as a fixer, his divorce, a failed business venture, and mounting debt have left Clayton inextricably tied to the firm. When the firm's top litigator goes from advocate to whistleblower, its up to Michael to undo the damage. 119 min. 96 min. DVD 9291
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Awards

Academy Awards, USA - Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton)
National Board of Review, USA - Best Actor (George Clooney)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Actor (George Clooney)

Alleva, Richard. "The Fixer." Commonweal, 11/9/2007, Vol. 134 Issue 19, p20-21, 2p UC users only
Blake, Richard A. "A Man for Our Season." America, 11/26/2007, Vol. 197 Issue 17, p19-23, 3p UC users only
Denby, David. "Michael Clayton." New Yorker, 11/12/2007, Vol. 83 Issue 35, p19-21, 2p UC users only
Jones, Kent. "Michael Clayton." Film Comment, Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p40-40, 1/6p UC users only
Kamir, Orit "Michael Clayton, Hollywood's Contemporary Hero-Lawyer: Beyond Outsider within and Insider Without." 42 Suffolk University Law Review 829 (2008-2009) UC users only
Kemp, Philip. "Michael Clayton." Sight & Sound, Oct2007, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p60-62, 2pUC users only
Nayman, Adam. "Up in the Air." Cinema Scope, Winter2010, Issue 41, p72-73, 2p UC users only
Rothaupt, Jeanne W.; Flom, Barb. "Michael Clayton." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy; 2008, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p277, 3p UC users only
Kamir, Orit. "Michael Clayton, Hollywood's Contemporary Hero-Lawyer: Beyond Outsider Within and Insider Without." (Part of Symposium: Legal Outsiders in American Film) Suffolk University Law Review, 2009, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p829-848, 20p UC users only
Salter, Chuck. "Trade Secrets." Fast Company; Apr2009, Issue 134, p43-45, 3p UC users only

Gilroy, Tony. Michael Clayton : [screenplay] / by Tony Gilroy. United States : Warner Bros. Pictures, 2006. (Pacific Film Archive PN1997.M523 G54 2006)

Money (L'Argent) (France, 1928)
Directed by Marcel L'Herbier. Cast: Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Pierre Alcover, Yvette Guilbert, Antonin Artaud. Business tycoons Saccard and Gunderman lock horns when the former tries to raise capital for his faltering bank. To inflate his stock, Saccard concocts a duplicitous publicity stunt involving the unwitting aviator Hamelin and a flight across the Atlantic, much to the dismay of his wife Line. The Hamelins become pawns in a high-stakes chess game played out by unscrupulous speculators. Based on L'Argent by Émile Zola. Special features: newly improvised musical accompaniment by French composer and pianist Jean-Francois Zygel ; About L'argent (1928) ; Jean Dréville's 40 min "making of" documentary ; Marcel L'Herbier: Poet of the silent art (2007) ; a 54 min documentary profile ; archival footage of Brigitte Helm arriving in Paris and screen-tests of the actors ; a demonstration of L'Herbier's innovative sound techniques. 165 min. DVD X6013
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The Navigators (UK | Germany | Spain, 2001)
Directed by Ken Loach. Cast: Dean Andrews, Tom Craig, Joe Duttine, Sean Glenn, Steve Huison, Venn Tracey, John Aston, Juliet Bates, Charlie Brown. In South Yorkshire, as big business takes hold of the British Rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up at the depot only to find there is no work for them. 95 min. DVD 5675
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Network (1976)
Directed by Sidney Lumet. Cast: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall. An incisive satirical comment on the sorry state of telecasting. Veteran newscaster Howard Beale drives up his network's ratings when he rants about the state of the world and threatens to commit suicide on TV. The nightly newscast becomes tawdry entertainment until Beale changes his tune, and when his ratings go down, the programming exec works with the head of a media-savvy terrorist group to assassinate the newsman during a broadcast. 116 min. DVD 5781; vhs 999:827
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Awards & Honors

Academy Awards - Best Actor (Peter Finch); Best Actress (Faye Dunaway)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actor (Peter Finch)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Director; Best Actor, Drama (Peter Finch); Best Actress, Drama (Faye Dunaway)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
National Film Registry Selection

Boyer, Jay. Sidney Lumet New York : Twayne ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.L86 B69 1993)
Cunningham, Frank R. Sidney Lumet : film and literary vision Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.L86 C8 2001)
Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. "Network: The Other Cold War." Film & History, 31.2 2001, 33-39 UC users only
Lumet, Sidney. Sidney Lumet : interviews / edited by Joanna E. Rapf. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.L86 S53 2006)
Tomasulo, Frank P. "Mediated America: Network." In: American cinema of the 1970s : themes and variations / edited by Lester D. Friedman. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A8577 2007)

One Two Three (1961)
Directed by Billy Wilder. Cast: James Cagney, Horst Buchholz, Pamela Tiffin, Arlene Francis. In one of his very best roles, Cagney plays C.R. MacNamara, a brash, top-ranking Pepsi-Cola executive stationed in West Berlin. When his boss's harebrained daughter falls in love and marries a fierce young Communist, Mac must break up the union or risk losing his chance for advancement. Before you can say "one, two, three," events are spinning out of control, and he is obliged to deal with ferocious Russians, heel-clicking Germans and his suspicious, exasperated wife. Based on the play "Egy, ketto, harom" by Ferenc Molnar. 110 min. DVD 1763; vhs 999:2702
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Other People's Money (1991)
Directed by Norman Jewison. Cast: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie, Dean Jones, Tom Aldredge, R.D. Call, Mo Gaffney, Bette Henritze. A comedy about a ruthless Wall Street deal maker who pursues the hostile takeover of a small manufacturing company, New England Wire & Cable, and during the buyout attempt becomes enamoured with the company's attorney. Based on the play by Jerry Sterner. 101 min. DVD X3789
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Feldman, Stuart. "Business Gets a Bad Rap." Management Review, Nov92, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p49, 6p UC users only
Graham, Lise; Peña, Leticia; Kocher, Claudia. "Other People's Money: A Visual Technology for Teaching Corporate Restructuring Cross-Functionally." Journal of Management Education; Feb99, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p53-64, 12p UC users only

Patterns (TV, 1955)
Directed by Fielder Cook. Cast: Ed Begley, Richard Kiley, Everett Slone, Elizabeth Montgomery. In this television drama corporate politics gnaw away at a new employee as he watches a tender-hearted colleague berated and bullied by the company president. Originally shown on January 12, 1955 on NBC's Kraft Television Theatre. 59 min. DVD X2374

Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999)
Directed by Martyn Burke. Cast: Noah Wyle, Anthony Michael Hall, Joey Slotnick, John DiMaggio, Josh Hopkins. This film is a semi-humorous docudrama about the men who pioneered an industry that literally transformed the entire world: Apple Computer founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak and Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Looks at their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up their global corporate personal computer empires. Based on the book: Fire in the Valley by Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine. 96 min. DVD X38
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Pittsburgh (1942)
Directed by Lewis Seiler. Cast: John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, Frank Craven, Louise Allbritton, Shemp Howard, Thomas Gomez, Ludwig Stossel, Samuel S. Hinds. Charles 'Pittsburgh' Markham rides roughshod over his friends, his lovers, and his ideals in his trek toward financial success in the Pittsburgh steel industry, only to find himself deserted and lonely at the top. When his crash comes, he finds that fate has dealt him a second chance. 96 min. DVD X6070
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Save the Tiger (1973)
Directed by John G. Avildsen. Cast: Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Patricia Smith, William Hansen, Norman Burton, Thayer David, Harvey Jason, Lara Parker. Harry Stoner is caught in a violent collision with his past and present life. He believes there is nothing significant in his life except survival, and that instinct pushes him beyond moral conduct. 100 min. DVD X4833
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Boozer, Jack. "The Entrepreneurial Impulse." In: Career Movies : American Business and the Success Mystique Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002. (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.B87 B66 2002)

The Secret of My Success (1987)
Directed by Herbert Ross. Cast: Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordon, Margaret Whitton, Christopher Murney, John Pankow, Gerry Bamman, Carol-Ann Susi, Elizabeth Franz, Drew Snyder, Christopher Durang, Fred Gwynne. In this lampoon of corporate business life, a kid from Kansas comes to New York, conquers the business world and maneuvers his way from the mailroom to the boardroom in a matter of weeks. 111 min. DVD X3797
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Ward, Carol M. "The Hollywood Yuppie: 1980-1988." In: Beyond the stars: stock characters in American popular film. / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990- (PN1995.9.C36 B49 1990 vol 1)

The Social Network (2010)
Directed by David Fincher. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Justin Timberlake. On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Based upon the book The accidental billionaires by Ben Mezrich. Special features: Disc 1. Audio commentary with director David Fincher ; audio commentary with writer Aaron Sorkin & cast -- Disc 2. How did they ever make a movie of Facebook? (feature-length documentary in four parts) ; David Fincher and Jeff Cronenweth on the visuals ; Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter and Ren Klyce on post ; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the score ; Ruby Skye VIP room (multi-angle scene breakdown) ; In the hall of the mountain king (Reznor's first draft) ; swarmatron. 120 min. DVD X5104
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Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Director; Best Editing; Best Screenplay
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
Directors Guild of America - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Golden Globes - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Film of the Year; Director of the Year
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay
National Board of Review, USA - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg)
National Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg) Best Screenplay
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Picture; Best Director
San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay, Adapted

Bolduc, Brian. "The Face of Ambition: A Harvard Grad Reviews The Social Network." Academic Questions, Mar2011, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p112-115, 4p UC users only
Sklar, Robert. "The Social Network." Cineaste, Winter2010, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p46-48, 3p UC users only

The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
Directed by Richard Quine. Cast: Judy Holliday, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark, John Williams, Hiram Sherman, Neva Patterson, Ray Collins, Arthur O'Connell ; George Burns, narrator. Laura Partridge, a small-time stockholder creates havoc at a board meeting, falls in love with the former chief executive officer, and wrests control of the corporation from its selfish, corrupt board of directors. From the play by George S. Kaufman and Howard Teichmann. 100 min. DVD X5045
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Spector, Bert. "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in The Executive Suite: American Corporate Movies in the 1950's Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 2007, p1-6, 6p UC users only
Teichmann, Howard. The solid gold Cadillac; a comedy, by Howard Teichmann and George S. Kaufman. New York, Random House [1954] (NRLF (UCB) PS3539.E24 S6 1954)

The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
Directed by David Mamet. Cast: Ben Gazzara, Felicity Huffman, Ricky Jay, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Campbell Scott. Joe Ross is the inventor of "The Process," a top-secret formula which promises to make his company unimaginably rich. But when Joe meets a successful, cynical businessman he begins to suspect that his boss will never share the profits. And with that seed of doubt planted, an intricate con-game soon falls into place. 110 min. DVD X4453
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Berger, Jason. "Class and Power: Exploring with College Students the Ethics and Class Conflict Messages in the Films of David Mamet." In: The image of class in literature, media, and society : selected papers [of the] Society for the Inte Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference (8th : 1998 : Colorado Springs, Colo.) Pueblo, Co. : Society, University of Southern Colorado, [1998] (Main (Gardner) Stacks HT609 .S64 1998)
Crossings : David Mamet's work in different genres and media / edited by Johan Callens. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A4345 Z64 2009)
Mamet, David. The Spanish prisoner ; and, The Winslow boys : two screenplays / by David Mamet. New York : Vintage Books, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A4345 S63 1999)
McIntire-Strasburg, Jeffrey O "Performing Pedagogy: Teaching and Confidence Games in David Mamet's House of Games and The Spanish Prisoner." Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, Spring2005, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p31-37, 7p

Swimming with Sharks (1994)
Directed by Jonathan Demme. Cast: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes. Kevin Spacey stars as Buddy Ackerman, "the boss from hell" who reigns over an entry-level corporate job anyone would kill for. The ambitious Guy (Frank Whaley), Buddy's personal assistant, finds himself ducking everthing from insults to paperweights as he tries to satisfy Buddy's needs. But when those "needs" involve Guy's girlfriend, he snaps. In a wicked twist of personnel payback, Guy takes Buddy as his "personal hostage" for a hilarious executive-suite revenge that is every abused employee's dream come true! 101 min. DVD 5941
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Syriana (2005)
Directed by Stephen Gaghan. Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, William Hurt, Mazhar Munir, Tim Blake Nelson, Amanda Peet, Christopher Plummer, Alexander Siddig. As a career CIA operative, Bob Barnes begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to. An up-and-coming oil broker, Bryan Woodman faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir al-Subaai. Corporate lawyer, Bennett Holiday faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. Across the globe, a disenfranchised Wasim Khan, a Pakistani teenager, falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world. Based on the book entitled "See no evil," by Robert Baer. 138 min. DVD 5765
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Beck, Bernard. "A Hill of Beans in This Crazy World: Personal Scruples and Global Realities in Syriana, The Constant Gardener, and Munich." Multicultural Perspectives, 2006, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p25-28, 4p UC users only
Dickstein, Morris. "The Politics of the Thriller." Dissent , Spring2006, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p89-92, 4p UC users only
Fuller, Graham E. "Will Groundbreaking Movies Move the Middle East?" NPQ: New Perspectives Quarterly, Spring2006, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p31-33, 3p UC users only
Gilbey, Ryan. "Syriana." Sight & Sound v. ns16 no. 4 (April 2006) p. 72, 74-5UC users only
Hamid, R. "Lord of War; Syriana." Cineaste v. 31 no. 2 (Spring 2006) p. 52-5UC users only
Jaafar, A. "Interview: Ali Jaafar talks to Stephen Gaghan." Sight & Sound v. ns16 no. 3 (March 2006) p. 18-20 UC users only
Katz, Wallace. "Hollywood Rarity: Imperialism Unmasked." New Labor Forum, Fall2006, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p107-112, 6p UC users only
Krajnc, Anita; Wartel, Larry; Jacobs, Kellee A. "Epocalypse Now." Alternatives Journal, Oct2006, Vol. 32 Issue 4/5, p28-32, 4p UC users only
Pomerance, Murray. "Baghdad Bad." Film International, Oct2009, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p27-49, 23p
Shaheen, Jack. "Arabs and Muslims in Hollywood's "Munich" and "Syriana"." Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, Mar2006, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p73-73, 1p

Thank You For Smoking(2005)
Directed by Jason Reitman. Cast: Aaron Eckhart, William H. Macy, Maria Bello, Rob Lowe, Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Adam Brody, Cameron Bright, Sam Elliott, David Koechner, J.K. Simmons, Robert Duvall, Kim Dickens. Nick Naylor is a sexy, smart and charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who will fight to protect American's right to smoke. At the same time he is trying to maintain the idea of a perfect role model for his 12-year-old son. When Nick incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test. Based on the novel by Christopher Buckley. Special features: Director and cast commentary; Deleted scenes with director commentary; "The Charlie Rose show" interview with Jason Reitman, Aaron Eckhart, Christopher Buckley and David O. Sacks; "The making of 'Thank you for smoking'" featurette; "America: living in spin" featurette; Poster gallery; Art Dept. gallery; Storyboard gallery; Theatrical trailer; Soundtrack spot. 91 min. DVD 6293
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Detmering, Robert. "Exploring the Political Dimensions of Information Literacy through Popular Film" portal: Libraries & the Academy, Jul2010, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p265-282, 18p
Doherty, Thomas. "Thank You For Smoking." Cineaste, Summer2006, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p54-56, 3p
Jacobson, Harlan. "All Fired Up." Film Comment, Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p20-21, 2p
Javers, Eamon; Woellert, Lorraine. "It's Hard Out Here For a Lobbyist." BusinessWeek; 3/20/2006, Issue 3976, p88-89, 2p
Johnson, Ann; del Rio, Esteban; Kemmitt, Alicia. "Missing the Joke: A Reception Analysis of Satirical Texts." Communication, Culture & Critique, Sep2010, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p396-415, 20p
Olivier, Bert. "Pseudo-communication and the return of the sophist: Thank you for smoking, at first sight." Communicatio: South African Journal for Communication Theory & Research, 2007, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p45-62, 18p
Raw, Martin. "Thank You for Smoking." Addiction, Jan2007, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p168-169, 2p
Thompson, Stacy. "Consumer Ethics in Thank You For Smoking." Film-Philosophy, 2009, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p53-67, 15p

There Will Be Blood (2007)
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Kevin J. O'Connor, Ciarán Hinds, Dillon Freasier, Barry Del Sherman, Paul F. Tompkins. Self-made oilman Daniel Plainview has a voracious appetite for money and power. Working with his "son and partner," 11-year-old H.W., he becomes a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. His only challenge comes from a young, ambitious charismatic preacher, Eli Sunday. Based on the novel "Oil!" by Upton Sinclair. Special features: 15 minutes - pics, research, etc for the making of "There will be blood; trailers; "fishing" sequence; haircut/interrupted hymn; dailies gone wild; The story of petroleum (ca. 1923). 158 min. DVD 9844
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Awards

Academy Awards, USA - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis)

Blake, Richard A. "After Sunset." America, 3/10/2008, Vol. 198 Issue 8, p18-20, 3p
Goldman, Michael. "Old-fashioned Filmmaking." Millimeter, Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p8-14, 5p
Heyraud, Joyce King. "There Will Be Blood." Psychological Perspectives, Jun2008, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p179-180, 2p;
Hitchcock, Peter. "Oil in an American Imaginary." New Formations: A Journal of Culture/Theory/Politics, vol. 69, pp. 81-97, 2010 Summer
James, Nick; Walters, Ben; Bell, James. "Black gold." Sight & Sound, Feb2008, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p30-34, 5p
Jones, Kent. "Triumph of the Will." Film Comment, Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p24-27, 4p
Klawans, Stuart. "A Hard Man." Nation, 1/28/2008, Vol. 286 Issue 3, p32-34, 3p,
McQuillan, Deanna Boyd; McQuillan, Matthew. "There Will Be Blood." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy; 2008, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p271, 3p
Murray, Terri. "There Will Be Blood." Philosophy Now, Jul/Aug2009, Issue 74, p42-45, 4p
Prout, Ryan; Murray, Jonathan. "There Will Be Blood." Film International, 2008, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p84-87, 4p
Yacowar, Maurice. "Digging In." Queen's Quarterly, vol. 115, no. 1, pp. 94-103, 2008 Spring

Time Out (L'emploi du temps) (France, 2001)
Directed by Laurent Cantet. Cast: Aurélien Recoing, Karin Viard, Serge Livrozet. Tells the story of Vincent, a middle-class family man recently fired from his drab, middle-management job. Unable to tell his family about his firing, Vincent spends his workdays driving around the French countryside - "business trips" he tells his wife - keeping intact the reassuring routine of going to work and coming home to his wife and kids. As his family grows suspicious of his evasive behavior, Vincent is forced to spin a new tale, pretending to get a job working for the U.N. In a bid to keep the money coming in, he recruits old friends to invest in an imaginary emerging-markets investment scheme. Vincent also falls in with Jean-Michel, a black market dealer whose ignominious past serves as an ominous warning for Vincent's present course. Despite his efforts to maintain an undisturbed surface, Vincent's wife begins to suspect something amiss. 128 min. DVD X4383
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Trading Places(1987)
Directed by John Landis. Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis. The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all. 116 min. DVD 3779
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Tucker (1988)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest, Mako, Dean Stockwell. Tucker is an engineer and showman who has a vision of the car of the future. Against formidable odds he raises the money and builds a fleet of them, only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three auto manufacturers. Based on true events. Special features: "Tucker, the man and the car," 1948 promo film ; commentary by Francis Ford Coppola ; "Under the hood: making Tucker." 110 min. DVD X4396
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Tycoon: A New Russian (Oligarkh; Un nouveau russe) (2002)
Directed by Pavel Lounguine. Cast: Vladimir Mashkov, Mariya Mironova, Andrei Krasko, Levani Uchaneishvili, Mikhail Vasserbaum, Sergei Yushkevich, Aleksandr Samojlenko, Natalya Kolyakanova. During the Gorbachev years, Platon Makovski and his four buddies are university students who jump on the private capitalism movement. Fast-forward 20 years, Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. But with this cynical rise, comes a brutal fall. 128 min. DVD 4082
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Lipovetsky, M. "New Russians as a Cultural Myth." Russian Review; Jan2003, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p54-71, 18p UC users only
Pozekfsky, P. "Russian gangster films as popular history: genre, ideology and memory in Pavel Lungin's "Tycoon"." Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema v. 2 no. 3 (2008) p. 299-325 UC users only
Roberts, Rex. "Tycoon." Film Journal International, Jun2003, Vol. 106 Issue 6, p48, 2p UC users only

Up in the Air(1987)
Directed by Jason Reitman. Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman, Danny McBride, Amy Morton, Melanie Lynskey, J. K. Simmons, Sam Elliott. Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert who flies all over the world on business. Just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, and meeting the frequent traveler woman of his dreams, his company grounds him. When Bingham goes on his last cross country firing expedition, he will learn that life isn't about the journey, but about the connections made along the way. Based on the novel by Walter Kirn. Special features: commentary; "Shadowplay: before the story" featurette; deleted scenes; trailers. 109 min. DVD X2730
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Dickstein, Morris. "War, Economy, History." Dissent, Summer2010, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p87-91, 5p

Wall Street(1987)
Directed by Oliver Stone. Cast: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Sean Young, John C. McGinley, Saul Rubinek, Sylvia Miles, James Spaden, Franklin Cover, James Karen, Josh Mostel, Millie Perkins, Terence Stamp. An ambitious young Wall Street stockbroker's quest for new clients leads him to Gordon Gekko, a financial wizard with a genius for making money. Gekko lures him into the illegal, lucrative world of corporate espionage and insider trading. 126 min. DVD 578
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Awards

Academy Award - Best Actor (Michael Douglas)
Golden Globes, USA - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
National Board of Review, USA (Michael Douglas)

Wall Street Cowboy(1939)
Directed by Joseph Kane. Cast: Roy Rogers, George (Gabby) Hayes, Raymond Hatton, Pierre Watkin. Roy and Gabby travel to the Big City and tangle with courtroom lawyers when a crooked cartel of stock marketeers hope to swindle Rogers out of his ranch. It seems that his property is rich with the valuable mineral molybdenum, which the villains want to use for their steel-mining activities. 54 min. DVD 7912
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War, Inc. (2007)
Directed by Joshua Seftel. Cast: John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Hilary Duff, Ben Kingsley, Dan Aykroyd, Ned Bellany. Turaqistan is a country occupied by an American private corporation run by a former U.S. vice-president. In an effort to monopolize the opportunities the war-torn nation offers, the corporation's CEO hires a troubled hit man to kill a Middle East oil minister. Now, struggling with his own growning demons, the assassin must pose as the corporation's Trade Show producer in order to pull off his current hit. He has to do all this while maintaining his cover by organizing the high-profile wedding of Yonica Babyyeah, an outrageous Middle Eastern pop star, and keeping a sexy left wing reporter in check. 107 min. DVD X433
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Werewolves of Wall Street (2002)
Directed by David DeCoteau. Cast: William Gregory Lee, Elisa Donovan, Michael Bergin, Jason Shane Scott, Bradley Stryker, Louise Lasser, Eric Roberts. Behind the Wolfe Brothers brokerage firm lies something evil. Under the watchful eye of the firm's Dyson Keller, Jeff quickly becomes one of the pack. When the bloodlust reaches the boiling point, Jeff wants out ... but the brothers have other ideas. 85 min. DVD X5851
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While the City Sleeps (1956)
Directed by Fritz Lang. Cast: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Howard Duff, Thomas Mitchell, Vincent Price, John Barrymore, Jr., Sally Forrest, James Craig, Ida Lupino. "Bedridden Amos Kyne is owner and manager of media conglomerate Kyne Enterprises. Upon Amos' death, his son, the ineffective Walter Kyne, takes control of the business. Not wanting to do any of the work but retain the glory, Walter creates a new position - Executive Director - that person who effectively will become head of the organization. The heads of the three primary arms of the business - John Day Griffith (newspaper), Mark Loving (wire service) and Harry Kritzer (photographic service) - are those in line for the job, each who will do whatever he needs to for the appointment. Walter has decided that whoever of the three solves and reports the Lipstick Killings first will get the position. The Lipstick Killings are the murders of young women, the murderer who scrawls a note in lipstick at the murder scene after the fact. Pulitzer Prize winning author and reporter Edward Mobley is seen by most to be the real brains of the organization, although he has no desire for the top job. Although he initially will not get into the internal fight for the job, Ed, who has connections to the police department and has his own thoughts as to the psychological profile of the killer, decides to assist his old friend, John Griffith, in solving the case. In their quest, those involved do not hesitate to use the women in their lives - namely Nancy Liggett (Ed's fiancée and Mark's secretary), Dorothy Kyne (Walter's wife), and Women's Affairs columnist Mildred Donner - in whatever manner they can." [IMDB] Based on the novel The bloody spur by Charles Einstein. 99 min. DVD X6113
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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Directed by Frank Tashlin. Cast: Jayne Mansfield, Tony Randall, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell, John Williams, Henry Jones.Adman Rockwell P. Hunter must come up with a new idea to propel him one more rung up the corporate ladder in this satire on Madison Avenue, television and the cult of the movie star. 92 min. DVD X2391
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Frank Tashlin / edited by Roger Garcia ; French co-editor, Bernard Eisenschitz. Locarno : Éditions du Festival international du film de Locarno in collaboration with the British Film Institute, 1994. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 T29.F7 1994)
Jordan, Jessica Hope. The sex goddess in American film, 1930-1965 : Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield / Jessica Hope Jordan. Amherst, N.Y. : Cambria Press, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F44 J67 2009)
O'Barr, William M. "Hollywood Looks at Advertising." Advertising & Society Review, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2011 UC users
Saxton, Martha. Jayne Mansfield and the American fifties / Martha Saxton. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1975. (Pacific Film Archive PN2287.M34 S2 1975)
Sikov, Ed. "Living Loony Tunes: The Art of Frank Tashlin." In: Laughing hysterically : American screen comedy of the 1950s / Ed Sikov. New York : Columbia University Press, c1994. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.C55 S49 1994)
"Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" Sight & Sound, Dec2010, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p89-90, 2p UC users only

Woman's World (1954)
Directed by Jean Negulesco. Cast: Clifton Webb, June Allyson, Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, Arlene Dahl, Cornel Wilde. "Needing to fill the position of general manager of his company, and believing that an executive's wife is crucial to her husband's success, auto industry mogul Gifford brings three couples to New York to size up: Jerry and Carol: he hard-driven and self-reliant, she willing to use her beauty to further her husband's career; Sid and Elizabeth, he ulcer-ridden and torn between achieving success and restoring their troubled marriage, she positive that his job will kill him, but gamely agreeing to play the good wife for the duration; and down-to-earth Bill, whose good-natured Katie fears that his promotion would spell the end of their idyllic familiy existence." [IMDB] Based on a story by Mona Williams. 94 min. vhs 999:3427
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Working Girl (1988)
Directed by Mike Nichols. Cast: Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Melanie Griffith, Joan Cusack, Alec Baldwin. A young secretary in New York named Tess McGill has the brains, looks and charm to make it big. All she needs is the right haircut, clothes and job. The opportunity arises when her classy, seductive and treacherous boss breaks a leg skiing. Tess steps into her job, her apartment and her clothes, and all sorts of witty and romantic things follow! 116 min. DVD 718
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Awards
Golden Globes, USA - Musical/Comedy; Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical (Melanie Griffith)

Boozer Jr., Jack. "Wall Street: The Commodification Of Perception." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Fall89, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p90-99, 10p
Cornut-Gentille, Chantal. "Working Girl: A Case Study of Achievement by Women? New Opportunities, Old Realities." In: Terms of endearment : Hollywood romantic comedy of the 1980s and 1990s / edited by Peter William Evans and Celestino Deleyto. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.C55 T47 1998)
Greenberg, Harvey Roy. "Working Girl: Leveraged Sell-Out." Journal of Popular Film & Television; Spring89, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p20-23, 4p
Tasker, Yvonne "Cross-dressing, aspiration, and transformation." In: Working girls : gender and sexuality in popular cinema / Yvonne Tasker. London ; New York : Routledge, 1998. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.W6 T36 1998)
Traube, Elizabeth G. "Transforming heroes: Hollywood and the demonization of women." Public Culture, 1991, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p1-28, 28p UC users only
Winn, J. Emmett. "Moralizing Upward Mobility: Investigating the Myth of Class Mobility in Working Girl." Southern Communication Journal, Fall2000, Vol. 66 Issue 1, p40, 12p UC users only

The World Moves On(1934)
Directed by John Ford. Cast: Madeleine Carroll, Franchot Tone, Reginald Denny, Sig Ruman, Louise Dresser, Stepin Fetchit. Covers over one hundred years in the lives of two Louisiana familes, The Girards, of French extraction, and the Warburtons, formerly of Manchester. Forming an alliance by marriage in 1825, the families rapidly corner the cotton business in the South. Years later, three of Girard/Warburton sons split up to head business operations in England, France and Germany: as a result, descendants of the original families find themselves fighting on opposite sides during WWI. Surviving the war, Richard, the last of the descendants becomes a sharkish Wall Street speculator in the 1920s, ultimately losing his fortune in the Wall Street Crash. Bloody but unbowed, Richard and his wife Mary cut their losses and return to their ancestral home, to start all over again. 104 min. DVD 9368
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Yella (Germany, 2007 )
Director Christian Petzold. Cast: Nina Hoss, Devid Striesow, Hinnerk Schönemann, Burghart Klaußner, Barbara Auer. Following a near-death experience, a young woman flees her East German hometown and failed marriage to start over in Hanover. By chance she finds work with an ambitious and determined executive and enters a ruthless world of big business and cut-throat boardroom deals. But just as she seems poised to fully realize her ambitions, she finds herself haunted by truths from the past that threaten to destroy her new life. 85 min. DVD X2355
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Matheou, Demetrios. "Yella." Sight & Sound, Oct2007, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p82-82, 3/4p; UC users only
Möller, Olaf; Wood, Jason. "Vanishing point." Sight & Sound; Oct2007, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p40-42, 3p UC users only
Petzold, Christian. "Many rivers to cross." Sight & Sound; Oct2007, Vol. 17 Issue 10, p42-42, 2/3p UC users only
Romney, Jonathan. "Yella." Sight & Sound, Sep2007, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p20-20, 1/4p;UC users only
Wood, Jason; Stackelberg, Verena von. "Many Rivers to Cross." Sight and Sound, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 42, Oct 2007UC users only

You Can't Take it With You (1938)
Directed by Frank Capra. Cast: Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Edward Arnold, Mischa Auer, Ann Miller. The antics of an eccentric family and the evils of big business come to the fore in this comedy. The hilarity hits fever pitch when the daughter in this wacky family falls for a rich young man and brings him home. An Oscar winner for best picture and best director. 126 min. DVD 7188
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Awards
Academy Award - Best Picture; Best Director

You've Got Mail! (1998)
Directed by Nora Ephron. Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Dave Chappelle, Steve Zahn, Dabney Coleman, Greg Kinnear. A romance in which superstore book chain magnate Hanks and cozy children's bookshop owner Ryan are anonymous e-mail cyberpals who fall head-over-laptops in love, unaware that they are combative business rivals. 120 min. DVD 3016
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Asenas, Jennifer J. "Remakes to Remember: Romantic Myths in Remade Films and Their Original Counterparts." In: Critical thinking about Sex, love, and romance in the mass media : media literacy applications / edi Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ801 .C7397 2007)
Christensen, Jerome. "Taking It to the Next Level: You've Got Mail, Havholm and Sandifer." Critical Inquiry; Autumn2003, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p198, 18p UC users only
Eken, Ali Nihat "'You've got mail': a film workshop." ELT Journal (2003) 57 (1): 51-59. UC users only
Morrison, Aimee. "Newfangled Computers And Old-Fashioned Romantic Comedy: You've Got Mail's Futuristic Nostalgia." Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Spring2010, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p41-58, 18p UC users only
Pugh, Tison. "The Perilous Pleasures of the Cyberpastoral: "Electric Dreams" and "You've Got Mail." Studies in the Humanities, Jun2007, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p1-24, 24p UC users only

Evil Fictitious Corporations

Umbrella Corp. in Resident Evil DVD 7678

Weyland-Yutani Corp. in Alien DVD 2180; vhs 999:410

Tyrell Corporation in Blade Runner DVD 9224; vhs 999:540

Cyberdyne Systems in The Terminator DVD 43

Soylent Corporation in Soylent Green DVD 6046; vhs 999:338

OCP (Omni Consumer Products) in RoboCop DVD 678; vhs 999:1498

BiffCo Enterprises in Back to the Future Part II DVD 4291; vhs 999:967

Rekall in Total Recall DVD 870; vhs 999:3066

Energy Corporation in Rollerball DVD 5579

The ICS Network in The Running Man DVD 6148

RDA Corporation in Avatar DVD X3118

Milton, Chadwick & Waters in The Devil's Advocate DVD 4705

MNU (Multi-National United) in District 9 DVD X2536

Buy-N-Large in Wall-E DVD X614

CHOAM Corporation in Dune DVD 469

MomCorp in Futurama (TV) DVD 1942

Virtucon in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me DVD X845

Norsefire in V for Vendetta DVD 6060

Globex in The Simpsons (TV) See TV videography for call #s

The Parallax Corporation in The Parallax View vhs 999:3183



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