Movies for the new Depression

As the economy continues to nosedive, the studios are trying to figure out how best to respond. Should they be making feelgood pictures — was Mamma Mia the first triumph of the new Depression? — or trying to dramatise the downturn? Here’s an interesting analysis of the potential and pitfalls of trying to be topical; and here’s a clip from the last one, as idealistic film-maker John L.  Sullivan tries to persuade his bosses of the right way to address the credit crunch …

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