Blue Jasmine - in der Filmreihe: Wall Street and the American Economy
"I don't care too much for money, money can't buy me love" (The Beatles). Wall Street is a symbol and myth for big money, success and political power. At the same time it constitutes a trust and failure system in the lives of millions of Americans who trusted Wall Street managers and lost life savings. This semester's film series explores power structures and ideologies of class, race, and gender as fostered by the economic system as well as the topic of financial and social crisis as a whole.
Der vierte Film in der Reihe Wall Street and the American Economy:
Blue Jasmine (2013, Regie: Woody Allen), FSK 6, 99 Min., OV (Carmen Dexl, M.A.)
Written and directed by Woody Allen, this critically acclaimed drama film revolves around the downfall of Manhattan socialite Jasmine Francis (Cate Blanchett). After having suffered a nervous breakdown, Jasmine Francis, once wealthy and married, now broke and alone, leaves New York City for San Francisco to stay with her sister Ginger (Sally Hawkins). As tensions and conflicts between the two women rise, the film gradually reveals the events that led to the central character’s financial and social crisis, including the fraudulent business dealings of her husband Hal (Alec Baldwin). Echoing Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, Jasmine Francis represents the Blanche DuBois of the present, a tragic figure epitomizing the outcome of the Great Recession.
Mo, 26.6.: Margin Call (2011, Regie: J. C. Chandor), FSK 12, 102 Min., OV (Stephen Koetzing, M.A.)
Mo, 10.7.: Equity (2016, Regie: Meera Menon), FSK keine Angabe, 100 Min., OV (Carmen Dexl,M.A.)
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