In examining the enduring appeal that rags-to-riches stories exert on our collective imagination, this book highlights the central role that films have played in the ongoing cultural discourse about success and work in America.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
JULIE LEVINSON is a film professor at Babson College, USA. She has been the film curator for several organizations including the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston and New England Foundation for the Arts. Her publications have focused on genre films, gender representation, and metafictive narrative.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Top of the World: Cultural Narratives, Myths, and Movies Moving Up and Moving On: Mobility and the American Success Myth Work and its Discontents: The Corporate Workplace Movie Success Reassessed: Ambitious Women/Midlife Men Hallelujah, I'm a Bum: The Glorification of Unemployment Conclusion Bibliography Filmography Notes Index