Soured on the System: Disaffected Men in 20th Century American Film
In this study of film in the post-WWII United States, Schultz explores representations of middle class men's discontent and disaffection in relation to white-collar work and the culture of consumption. In each chapter, he situates the analysis of selected films within the social and economic contexts of their era. The films discussed are It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1955), Force of Evil (1948), Johnny Guitar (1954), The Graduate (1967), Easy Rider (1969), Joe (1970), Dirty Harry (1961), American Beauty (1999), Office Space (1999), and Fight Club (1999).
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United States, society, men, motion pictures
American Film Studies | Gender and Sexuality | United States History | Work, Economy and Organizations
Schultz, Robert T., "Soured on the System: Disaffected Men in 20th Century American Film" (2012). IWU Authors Bookshelf. 23.