What’s your favorite film about big business?

June 26, 2020 | Katelin Levy

AMERICAN MADNESS, from left: Sterling Holloway, Constance Cummings, Pat O’Brien, 1932

This week’s question: Big Business on film. What’s your favorite film about big business? They can be either real like Enron, fake and evil like Weyland-Yutani Corp from the Alien film series, or fake and cartoonishly evil like The Umbrella Corporation from the Resident Evil movies.

Here is what our host Richard Peña has to say, “The tone of these films really has changed over time: look at Frank Capra’s American Madness for “the businessman is our friend” approach, and then Charles Ferguson’s Oscar winner Inside Job for a somewhat different view.”

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