Working Class Movies
Program #WEXH001. Recorded in Taos, NM on April 04, 2002.
or capitalist films. We’ve been fed a perverse ideology: the feeling of powerlessness and cynicism.” Describes the long hours and tough working conditions on the set. How does the employer look at the worker? You are a machine that they rent and they will stoke you for food and you keep working. They own us. They own our lives.” John Sayles quotes blacklisted actor Zero Mostel comment on Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront: “A movie written by a rat directed by a rat about a rat.” Citing Barbara Ehrenreich’s work, Sayles says, Hollywood movies have shadowed this idea that we are a classless society which we’re not.” American movies “sidestep
class.” We as a society “don’t want to deal with it.”On the panel is also Kristi Jacobson, a young filmmaker, who talks about her documentary on
Moderated by David Barsamian.
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