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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2009, 02:53:36 PM »
I'm surprised not to see Roger & Me on your list, zarodinu.  :P

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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2009, 03:08:46 PM »
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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2009, 04:48:25 PM »
Bicycle Thieves
Killer of Sheep
Harlan County U.S.A.
Ratcatcher
Wendy & Lucy (because Clovis8 wouldn't want us to forget it  ;))


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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2009, 04:51:33 PM »
5. Wendy and Lucy
4. Cinderella Man
3. In America
2. Grave of the Fireflies
1. Maria Full of Grace

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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2009, 04:59:21 PM »
I don't know very many, but here are the ones I can think of.

1. George Washington
2. Wendy and Lucy
3. Grave of the Fireflies (maybe)
4. Killer of Sheep
5. 8 Mile (possibly, I'm drawing a blank)

I guess I watch more escapist stuff than I had initially thought  :-\

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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2009, 06:34:56 PM »
Some really good ones here, I have been meaning to watch many of them.  Grapes of Wrath, Bicycle Thieves, Killer of Sheep, Harlan County U.S.A., Umberto D are all on my netflix queue now.   

I'm surprised not to see Roger & Me on your list, zarodinu.  :P

I like Roger and Me, it is the one Michael Moore film I can stand.  It is Moore when he was still a Guerrilla filmmaker as opposed to a Hollywood limousine liberal.  You can tell he feels the pain of Flint Michigan and its citizens, it is the one movie of his that I find incredibly personal.  It also helps explain how Moores environment shaped him into the man he is today.  That said, sadly it is still full of his usual tricks of creating false impressions through implication, juxtaposition, and creative editing. 

We're going to do this on 4/17 it looks like... thanks!
   

Cool, glad to help.  I don't know how you guys manage to come up with a new Top 5 every single week. 
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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2009, 01:26:02 AM »
Ironweed
Men Don't Leave
Streetwise\ American Heart
Days of Heaven
Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond)
Bicycle Thief

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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2009, 01:57:10 AM »
Killer of Sheep
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Re: Top 5 Films About Poverty and Economic Hardship
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2009, 01:58:03 AM »
Places in the Heart
A Raisin in the Sun
To Kill a Mockingbird
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