Social Class Links 11/15/2010

  • 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.

    A quote:

    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.”

    tags: social class

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