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That’s Entertainment

6 October, 2008 (22:30)

orpheum-4072 Thats Entertainment

The great depression had a huge impact on what Hollywood turned out.  Musicals, which had been out of favor, made a big comeback.  The rich became a target for satire (My Man Godfried).  The nobility of the out-of-work laborer became popular (Grapes of Wrath).

Comedies were produced where the plot twist had a wealthy individual suddenly become pennyless (You Can’t Take It With You).

So if you’re looking for clues about the economic future - keep an eye on the movies.  If there’s a spate of musicals - then you know we’ve either had or are about to have a big crash.

Well - I definitely want to see Appaloosa.  Love these new-old cowboy movies.  Maybe I’ll take the IR camera with the IR flash and see what I can wrangle.


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Comment from Stephen BRAY
Time: October 7, 2008, 1:41 pm

Yes it’s worrying. Unfortunately when there was a downturn in the 1990s a lot of competent photographers went out of business!

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