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The American Dream
"A look at the American Dream in movies, plays and novels."
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The ultimate tale of the American Dream gone wrong is Arthur Miller's "Death of A Salesman". What actor received stellar reviews for his performance in the theatre as Willy Loman?
Lee J. Cobb
Montgomery Clift is out to make his way up the ladder in "A Place in the Sun". It doesn't quite work out - largely because he falls for Elizabeth Taylor. When does she first take notice of him?
When he's shooting pool
At a resort
At the factory where he works
In her father's office
There actually is a play entitled "The American Dream". Who is the author?
In "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" Gregory Peck decides that the cost (to family) of climbing the corporate ladder is too high. Who plays his boss - a man that has made the opposite decision?
In "Wall Street", who utters the famous line that "greed is good"?
In "Patterns", Van Heflin squares off against new employer Everett Sloane in a well-acted drama that was a "breakthrough" for an up-and-coming writer? Who was the writer?
Which of these movies does NOT deal in some way with the idea that "success in business has its price"?
The Blue Dahlia
The Sweet Smell of Success
Sorry, Wrong Number
"Disclosure" is sex discrimination in reverse: the man is the victim of a woman who will help his career along ... if. Who is the woman?
Kirk Douglas sacrifices his humanity on his way to the top of the boxing world. What is the movie?
Requiem for A Heavyweight
On the Waterfront
Body and Soul
Which of these writers is well-known for satirizing (and criticizing)
American business and businessmen?
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