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Grapes of Wrath comes to mind, any other good films related to economic downturns?

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645089/combined

You're in luck it's just come out
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(Original post by cadaeibfeceh)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645089/combined

You're in luck it's just come out
The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make

Phenomenally good tagline.
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Great expectations... I think

Of Mice and Men
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(Original post by Phalanges)
The film that cost $20,000,000,000,000 to make

Phenomenally good tagline.
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Cinderella Man is in and around the great depression
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Perfect

Capitalism: A Love Story

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Perfect

Capitalism: A Love Story
Charles Ferguson is a much stronger documentary maker than Michael Moore.
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Charles Ferguson is a much stronger documentary maker than Michael Moore.
I think I might have seen the advertisement for that documentary a couple of weeks ago. I agree, Moore is a much more dramatic storyteller but he does it for an audience who can easily relate to the material.
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(Original post by AliciaJ703)
I think I might have seen the advertisement for that documentary a couple of weeks ago. I agree, Moore is a much more dramatic storyteller but he does it for an audience who can easily relate to the material.
Moore is more of an entertainer, he engages with a very wide audience and raises important issues but it's far too easy for his critics to dismiss him on the basis of his partisanship and comedic asides. Charles Ferguson on the other hand just goes right for the jugular from the get-go and systematically strips away any suggestions that what he's presenting is not the bleak truth. They're both important, but Ferguson is just such a powerful filmmaker; it would be great to see him go 2 for 2 in Oscar wins.
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(Original post by Phalanges)
Moore is more of an entertainer, he engages with a very wide audience and raises important issues but it's far too easy for his critics to dismiss him on the basis of his partisanship and comedic asides. Charles Ferguson on the other hand just goes right for the jugular from the get-go and systematically strips away any suggestions that what he's presenting is not the bleak truth. They're both important, but Ferguson is just such a powerful filmmaker; it would be great to see him go 2 for 2 in Oscar wins.
Well said.
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Bound for Glory. It's actually a biopic of Woody Guthrie, but it covers a lot about the Depression.

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'They Shoot Horses, Don't They'. It's very depressing bit it's worth it!

On a much lighter note and an interesting representation of an economic downturn is Preston Sturges's 'Sullivans Travels'.
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