‘Made in Dagenham,’ Not Made in Hollywood – NYTimes.com
A good New York Times article comparing British films’ depictions of working class characters and the recent relative invisibility of working class lives in Hollywood movies.
Finally, the current paucity of working-class characters may sometimes come down to plain old attitude. Courtney Hunt, the writer and director of 2008’s “Frozen River,” remembers the indignant reaction of a wealthy potential investor after he’d read her screenplay about a heroine who becomes a smuggler to stave off having her trailer home repossessed.
“These characters are losers, they’re losers,” he ranted to Ms. Hunt.
“No,” she replied, “they’re just poor.”
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