Re: individualism in films

From: Jack Sargeant (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 07 2007 - 14:59:31 PST

I think perhaps some more thorough / in-depth details of what you
need may help, but, in terms of what I think you want (all recent

Children of Men - one pregnant girl and an old lefty fight to save
humanity from dystopic end
V For Vendetta - one man starts a revolution against fascist
government thanks to inspiring pranks, interestingly the
revolutionaries all adopt his identity which may not help your thesis.
Borat - in the film Borat makes his country 'modern' having learned
from his trip to USA
The Queen - Blair saves royal family and Britain
The Departed - one man alone against organized crime
Shortbus - one nightclub and one woman's search for an orgasm suggest
that there is hope for the wider tragedies of modern world
Marie Antoinette - one woman takes on the weight of two nations and
parties then discovers responsibility at the end
Manderlay - one woman takes on the weight of history and slavery
Happy Feet - one penguin faces the ocean and international fishing
industries to save fish for penguins, interestingly he teaches the
other penguins the importance of collective action so this my not fit
entirely, but for 99% of the film he is the loner.

God knows what this list says about my recent viewing habits, I
promise I also attend all the art house and avant garde screenings as

am I the first person to write about Happy Feet and Borat on Frameworks?


On 7 Feb 2007, at 06:01, gyoungblood wrote:

> Frameworkers,
> I posted this request during the Christmas holiday and got only one
> response. So, thinking that was not the best time to ask, I'm doing
> it again now. I'm trying to assemble a list of feature films in
> which collective problems are presented and resolved on the
> personal, individual level. Of course that's 99.9% of all Hollywood
> films (Frank Capra, "Casablanca," "The Insider" are examples). I'm
> looking for recent titles, the more admired the better. Your input
> will be greatly appreciated, and will contribute to my documentary
> project on the role of industrial cinema in socialization and
> social control.
> Gene Youngblood
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