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(Advertising), Directed by Jack Conway (1947). The Hucksters (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM); VHS - 115 min.). Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Ava Gardner star in film adaptation of Frederic Wakeman's 1946 novel of same name. Greenstreet is soap tycoon villain who illustrates cynical view of advertising industry.

(Advertising), Directed by Frank Tashlin (1957). Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter (VHS - 93 min.). Spoof of the TV advertising industry - low man on the advertising agency's totem pole finds the perfect spokesmodel for Stay-Put lipstick - causes problems.

(Advertising), Directed by Yasuzo Masumura (1958). Kyojin to Gangu (95 min.). Advertising executive for a caramel company that is planning to launch a new product, in fierce competition with two other companies; tries to extract information about his competitors advertising campaigns, from his girlfriend, who works for one rival, and his old college friend, who works for the other rival company.

(Advertising), Directed by Delbert Mann (1961). Lover Come Back (DVD - 107 min.). Lover Come Back (VHS - 107 min.) Advertising industry comedy - pre-feminist studies of women in the workplace. Rock Hudson, Doris Day star as advertising executives in different agencies. She tries to get him thrown of the industry, he bribes a woman who is to testify against him by starring her in a commercial for a nonexistent product which he then must invent; he impersonates its inventor, she tries to get the new product account.

(Advertising), Directed by H. Bruce Humberstone (1962). Madison Avenue 20th Century Fox, 90 min.). Dana Andrews, Eleanor Parker, Dana Andrews.

(Advertising), Directed by Norman Jewison (1963). The Thrill of It All (DVD -108 min.). The Thrill of It All (VHS -108 min.). Advertising industry comedy - woman turns from a housewife into a famous television personality doing TV commercials for a soap manufacturer.

(Advertising), Directed by Robert Downey Sr. (1969). Putney Swope. (DVD- 84 min.); Putney Swope. (VHS - 84 min.). The board of directors at a Madison Avenue ad agency must elect a new chairman, and, in the maneuvering to make sure that enemies don't get votes, all the board members accidentally cast their ballot for the board's token black man, Putney Swope (Arnold Johnson). Swope immediately cleans house and transforms the agency into New York's hippest shop with a Black Power mentality and a willingness to tell previously unspoken truths in advertising.

(Advertising), Directed by Jan Egleson (1990). A Shock to the System (DVD - 91 min.). A Shock to the System (VHS - 91 min.). Michael Caine stars as an advertising executive already celebrating his anxiously awaited promotion when he learns that one of his subordinates will be promoted instead. Frustrated that his hated life will never change, he starts a cunning ploy to take bloody revenge on everyone who humiliated him - starting with his unnerving wife.

(Advertising), Directed by Barak Goodman (2001). The Merchants of Cool (VHS - 55 min.). TV Documentary - examines how businesses seek the ever-elusive "cool" and use it to sell products to teens (more than 30 million, command over 150 billion dollars in disposable income, exposed to over 3000 advertising messages in an average day). Once corporations find cool, it soon ceases to be so; means marketers constantly search for new products and strategies to capture the attention of their target audience. This documentary also looks at how real life and TV life blur, acting like a feedback loop to push popular teen culture towards more violent and sexual behaviors.

(Advertising), Directed by Lars Kraume (2001). Viktor Vogel - Commercial Man (aka "Advertising Rules"  (DVD  - 108 min.). "Advertising Rules"  (VHS - 108 min.). Shenanigans in trying to land the Opel auto contract.

Directed by Jam Handy (Advertising) (2004). History of Advertising: Automobiles (1930-1940). (DVD - 117 min.). Some of these advertisements were shown as newsreels before motion pictures. Others were actually some of the first ads ever to appear on television! Depicts classic advertisement films and examples of automobile centric stories. It includes classic "Capitalistic Realist" dramas showing the manufacture of cars from foundry to finished vehicle. Also features examples of a day in the life of automobile workers in the U.S. while attempting to convince them that their own fortunes were inexorably linked to the fortunes of the company.

(Advertising), Directed by Scott Reid (2004). History of Advertising: General (1930-1950). (DVD - 117 min.). Shows you the myriad of creative ways advertising agencies used to sell their products including: Sky writing - Billboard advertisements - Short films - Electric signs. Imagine being an advertising executive at the heart of the Great Depression - the worst economic cycle in American history. Most people did not have any spare cash. It was virtually impossible to get people to spend money! Yet, unless admen wanted to find themselves on the unemployment line they had to find a way. A complete track by track list of the interesting topics on the disk includes: Nonesuch Coffee - Behind the Bright Lights - Sky Billboards - Time Savers for House Makers - Film Mystery, A (Dreft Screen Ad) - For Good Living (Brown Derby Beer Promo) - True Experience of Officer Harold Sewell, The - To Market, To Market (Part I) - To Market, To Market (Part II) - Curtis-Wright Shorts (7 Subjects) - An Old Chinese Proverb: One Picture Is Worth Ten Thousand Words.

(Advertising), Directed by: Paul Weitz (2004). In Good Company  (DVD -110 min.; In Good Company  (VHS -110 min.; Universal City, CA: Universal Pictures). Dennis Quaid stars as an employee demoted from head of ad sales for a major magazine when the company he works for is acquired in a corporate takeover. His new boss, Topher Grace, a business school grad up on latest b-school buzz, is half his age. Quaid is old school - develops clients through handshake deals and relationships. Grace believes in synergy, cross-promotion (the magazine with the cell phone division and "Krispity Krunch," a snack food under the same corporate umbrella [a la AOL/Time Warner concept]). Quaid - married, two teenage daughters, gets shocked when his wife tells him she's pregnant with a new child = can't afford to lose his job in the wave of corporate layoffs because of mortgage, college tuition, new child. Grace - newly married, dumped by his wife of seven months just as he gets his promotion. New complication develops - Grace begins an affair with Quaid's daughter (Scarlett Johansson) = makes a difficult relationship harder.

(Advertising) (2005). History Of Advertising - General (1950-1970), 119 min.). Vintage collection of high quality movie clips is the finest collection of advertising snapshots available, providing a valuable insight into the marketing strategies implemented during this period; fairly complete panorama of the first decades of television advertising. Lots of the ads are classics. Others are a good reminder that television standards have changed a good deal over time; how television advertising started in the 1950s, and how it changed into a much more professional, sophisticated marketing tool by the end of the 1960s.

(Advertising) (2005). History of Advertising: General, 1930-1970 (Bundle Pack), 237 min.). History of Advertising General: 1930-1950 (2-DVD Set); History of Advertising General: 1950-1970 (2-DVD Set).

(Advertising) Directed by Morgan Spurlock (2011). The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. (Los Angeles, CA: Sony Pictures Classics, 90 min.). Product placement. Documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement; satire of the process of placing products into movies and the ubiquitous nature of advertising in society; what it takes to make a movie and to gain corporate sponsorship for it - got corporations to underwrite movie about product placement; insidious way into which advertising has slipped into film-making and become a major part of its profit model of film making.

(Agribusiness), Directed by D. Ross Lederman (1938). Racketeers of the Range (62 min.). Large packing company is trying to obtain a monopoly by taking over the last small independent meat packer while owner of the largest ranch is trying to stop it. When independent meat packer agrees to sell, ranch owner gets a delay by forcing the small company to declare bankruptcy and having himself made receiver. Now the large company has to deal with him, resorts to rustling when he refuses.

(Aircraft), Directed by Martin Scorsese (2004). The Aviator (DVD - 169 min.; The Aviator (VHS - 169 min.; Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers Entertainment). The early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920's to the mid-1940's.

(Automotive), Directed by Daniel Petrie (1978). The Betsy (DVD - 125 min.). The Betsy (VHS - 125 min.) Laurence Olivier, Robert Duvall, Katherine Ross, Tommy Lee Jones star - patriarch of a family-owned corporation hires a young race car driver to help him design a fuel efficient car in secrecy. They face resistance from the president of the company (the patriarch's grandson), who wishes to eliminate the motor car division because of bad blood between himself and his grandfather. Race car driver gets deeper into the web of deception and corporate intrigue.

(Automotive), Directed by Ron Howard (1986). Gung Ho (DVD - 112 min.). Gung Ho (VHS - 112 min.). (Paramount). Hunt Stevenson (Michael Keaton) persuades a Japanese auto firm to reopen his hometown's auto factory, he's a hero. Japanese hire him to enforce their policies among his American co-workers = head-on cultural collision, suddenly finds himself having to justify his own job, he's forced to choose between redundancy or the seemingly inhuman Japanese work ethic that the new owners have brought with them.

(Automotive), Directed by Michael Verhoeven (1986). Killing Cars (DVD - 104 min.). Killing Cars (VHS -104 min.). Story of automotive intrigue, oil barons, corporate finance, and international villainy. Inventor of an environmentally friendly car powered by energy cells, after having given his patented worldcar to a German automaker for testing, becomes the target of killers who want his patent. Evil Arab petroleum lords also want to stop this threat to the gasoline market.

(Automotive), Directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1988). Tucker: The Man and His Dream (DVD - 110 min.); Tucker: The Man and His Dream (VHS - 110 min.); Based on a true story. Shortly after World War II, Preston Tucker, played by Jeff Bridges, is a grandiose schemer with a new dream, to produce the best cars ever made. With the assistance of Abe Karatz and some impressive salesmanship on his own part, he obtains funding and begins to build his factory. The whole movie also has many parallels with director Coppola's own efforts to build a new movie studio of his own.

(Automotive), Directed by Michael Moore (1989). Roger and Me. (DVD - 91 min.); Roger and Me (VHS - 91 min.). A documentary about the closure of General Motors' plant at Flint, Michigan, which resulted in the loss of 30,000 jobs. Details the attempts of filmmaker Michael Moore to get an interview with GM CEO Roger Smith.

(Automotive), Directed by Jim Klein (1996). Taken for a Ride (52 min.). How the American auto industry engineered the demise of city public-transit systems.

(Automotive) (2004). Biography - Henry Ford: Tin Lizzy Tycoon - (DVD - 50 min; A & E Home Studio).

(Automotive), Directed by Marc Abraham (2008). Flash of Genius (Intermittent Productions, 119 min.). True story of one man's long legal battle with auto industry which nobody thought he could win; Robert W. Kearns (Greg Kinnear), Engineering Mechanics professor at Wayne State University and part-time inventor received patent in 1967 for Intermittent Windshield Wipers, device eventually be used by every car in world; auto makers refused licensing deals, shunned him, infringed on his patent (he claimed they stole his idea), buried him in years of litigation; Kearns became obsessed with justice, conviction that his life's work-or for that matter, anyone's work-be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit; refused to compromise his dignity; sued Ford in 1978, Chrysler in 1982 for patent infringement; Ford settled, paid Kearns $10.2 million; Chrysler was ordered to pay Kearns $18.7 million and interest, upheld in 1995 by Supreme Court on appeal by Chrysler.

(Banking), Directed by Frank Capra (1932). American Madness (VHS - 75 min.). Banker as hero - loosely based on A. P. Giannini, founder of Bank of America.

(Banking), Directed by Alfred L. Werker (1934). The House of Rothschild, 94 min.). The story of the rise of the Rothschild financial empire founded by Mayer Rothschild and continued by his five sons. From humble beginnings the business grows and helps to finance the war against Napoleon, but it's not always easy, especially because of the predjudices against the family.

(Banking), Directed Frank Capra (1946). It's A Wonderful Life (DVD - 130 min.); It's A Wonderful Life (VHS -130 min.); Miserly banker, ultimate postwar villain, seeks to buy out small businessmen and independent operators and consolidate power. Soldiers had returned from WW II gto find country rules by huge companies which had grown fat on wartime contracts.

(Banking), Directed by Hasada Masato (1999). Spellbound ( 114 min.). Arrest of a sokaiya gangster exposes links between the Asahi Central Bank and the Yakuza (the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia).

(Banking), Directed by John Mackenzie (2001). Quicksand (DVD - 94 min.); Quicksand (VHS - 94 min.); Michael Keaton and Michael Caine star - workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities.

(Beverages), Directed by Billy Wilder (1961). One, Two, Three. (DVD - 110 min.).; One, Two, Three. (VHS - 110 min.). C.R. MacNamara presides over the Coca-Cola branch of Germany. He is working hard and trying his very best to impress the Atlanta headquarters, since he has heard that the European headquarters in London will soon be looking for a new head. Now, Coca-Cola boss Mr. Hazeltine asks MacNamara to take care of his daughter Scarlett, who is going to take a trip to Europe. Scarlett, however, does not behave the way a young respectable girl of her age should: Instead of sightseeing, she goes out until the early morning and has lots of fun. Finally, she falls in love with Otto Piffl, a young man from East Berlin and a flaming Communist, and marries him surprisingly. When MacNamara hears of this, he intrigues quite a bit with the help of his assistant Schlemmer to get Piffl into an East German prison, but when he also gets note of his Boss and wife coming over to visit their daughter in Berlin, he needs to get Piffl out again, convert him to Capitalism and present him as a fine young and noble husband in order to get his London post, and all of that very quick!

(Beverages), Telefilm (1997). Whisky Man: Inside the Dynasty of Samuel Bronfman. (Montreal, QU: Telefilm, 48 minutes). Bronfman, Sam; Seagram's.

(Beverages) (1998). Biography - Coors (VHS; A & E Entertainment). From the vision of Adolph Coors, a German immigrant who founded the company in 1873, to the controversy that their staunch right-wing views attract; how the beer developed a near-cult following in the west before going nationwide; tragedies the Coors have overcome, how they have handled accusations of racism, homophobia and unfair labor practices.

(Beverages), Directed by Jonathan Nossiter (2003). Mondovino (DVD - 158 min.; New York, NY; Paris, FR: Goatwork Films/Films of the Crusades). Trained Sommelier. Globalization of the wine industry. Three powerful Italian families and a powerful Napa Valley newcomer struggle for winemaking dominance - behind-the-scenes struggles of modern-day winemaking - economic/cultural changes and disappearing traditions in today's wine world. Criticizes Napa Valley and the "globalization" of fine wines, Robert Mondavi Winery portrayed as corporate merchandiser.

(Beverages), Directed by Marc Francis, Nick Francis (2007). Black Gold. (Fulcrum Productions Ltd., 78 min.). Ethiopia; Coffee; Farmer; Business; Economics. Journey of world's coffee trade, from consumers to farmers; 2 1/2 year tour of coffee fields in Ethiopia by Tadesse Meskela, General Manager of the Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (represents 74,000 Ethiopian farmers); conditions farmers work with, meager amounts of money they make, while world gulps coffee.

(Beverages), Directed by Randall Miller (2008). Bottle Shock (Intellectual Properties Worldwide, 110 min.). True story of early days of California wine making; 1976 - infamous, blind Paris wine tasting ("Judgment of Paris") in which California wines defeated French selections, put California wines on the map. Napa Valley's Jim Barrett of Chateau Montelena (Bill Pullman); Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman) struggles to keep his Parisian wine shop going. Spurrier conceives a contest to attract customers between his beloved French growers and upstart Yanks; flies to Napa to look around, persuades Barretts to compete; historical look at California wine country; changed face of wine industry forever.

(Beverages), Directed by Ross Clenenden and Paul Hawley (2009). Corked (28 Entertainment, 90 min.). Wry, comedic look at the wine business, its characters from insiders who know whole wacky journey from grape vine to glass; shot in Sonoma County during 2005 harvest, focuses on four wineries located in Dry Creek region of Sonoma County, various characters competing for all-important approval of high-powered wine critic and for first-place trophy in fictional Golden Harvest Award festivities; lampoons puffy egos of vintners, sommeliers, wine critics, wine marketers, know-it-all fans in faux travel guide through Northern California vineyards.

(Broadcasting), Directed by Walter Lang (1957). Desk Set (DVD - 103 min.); Desk Set  (VHS - 103 min.). Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) head the research department at the Federal Broadcasting Company, a major TV network. Assigned by the network president to introduce computers into some of the department's functions, methods engineer" Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy) arrives to observe daily activities. Unfortunately, however, Sumner is ordered to keep his mission secret. As a result, the whole staff believes they are being replaced. To make matters worse, there appears to be more than a little electricity between Bunny and Sumner, which upsets Bunny’s boyfriend Mike (Gig Young). As the tension mounts in the office, so do the laughs in this classic romantic comedy.

(Business Growth and Influence), Directed by Jennifer Abbott, Mark Achbar (2004). The Corporation (DVD - 145 min.; Vancouver, BC: Big Picture Media Corporation). Documentary skewers business - examines the far-reaching repercussions of the corporation’s increasing preeminence, analyzes the nature of the corporate institution, its impacts on the planet, and what people are doing in response (based on Bakan's book "The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power"). 40 interview subjects: CEOs and top-level executives from a range of industries and disciplines (oil, pharmaceutical, computer, tire, manufacturing, public relations, branding, advertising and undercover marketing); in addition, a Nobel-prize winning economist, the first management guru, a corporate spy, a range of academics, critics, historians and thinkers.

(Business Growth and Influence), Directed by Lori Cheatle, Daisy Wright (2004). This Land Is Your Land. Look at the impact of major corporations on American life, told largely from the point of view of ordinary citizens. The film examines both evident and lesser known areas of corporate influence, hears how people across the country feel their own lives have been affected, and looks at some of the brave, compelling and sometimes hilarious ways in which individuals and communities are reacting.

(Business Services), Directed by Robert Altman (1971). McCabe & Mrs. Miller (DVD - 120 min.; McCabe & Mrs. Miller (VHS - 120 min.). Warren Beatty and Julie Christie star - Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a young Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, offers to use her experience to help McCabe run his business, while sharing in the profits. Whorehouse thrives, McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite conflicting intelligences and philosophies, town's mining deposits attract the attention of a major corporation which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. He refuses, and his decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town.

(Business Services), Directed by Cameron Crowe (1996). Jerry Maguire (DVD - 139 min.); Jerry Maguire (VHS - 139 min.); Gracie Films. Sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it; decides to put his new philosophy ('he owes his all to his client') to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him.

(Capitalism), Directed by Lewis D. Collins (1935). Make a Million (68 min.). A college economics professor's "radical" ideas about capitalism get him fired. When he decides to put those ideas into practice, he finds that they actually do generate him huge amounts of money. Soon a local banker and others who scoffed at his ideas see the amount of money he's making and try to cheat him out of his system.

(Capitalism), Directed by Lindsay Anderson (1973). O Lucky Man! (VHS - 183 min.). This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe.

(Capitalism), Directed by Tim Forbes (1977). The Lions of Capitalism ( 55 min.). Documentary.

(Capitalism), Directed by Pavel Lungin (2002). Oligarkh  (DVD - 128 min.); Oligarkh (VHS -128 min.). Patterned after life of exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky, once one of Russia's wealthiest and most notorious businessmen (former mathematician bankrolled Yelsin's 1996 re-election campaign). Fictional account of rise and fall of Platon Makovsky, post-Soviet businessman and power broke who, with four friends during the Gorbachev years, jumped on the private capitalism movement. 20 years later - Platon finds himself the richest man in Russia, having sacrificed his friends to get to the top. But with this cynical rise, came a brutal fall - in 2000 Putin vowed elimination of oligarchs. Makes Russia's reviled business tycoons of the 1990's look sexy. Screenplay based on "The Big Cut", best-selling novel by Yuli Dubov (head of Iogovaz, car dealership set up by Berezovsky in the early 1990's).

(Capitalists), Directed by Tim Forbes (1977). The Lions of Capitalism: Great American Millionaires. (VHS - 55 min.). Chronicles the achievements of the great capitalists: J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and Ray Kroc. Orson Welles, Robert McNeil and broadcaster Lowell Thomas narrate.

(Capitalists) (1998). Biography - Andrew Carnegie (VHS; A & E Entertainment).

(Capitalists) (1998). Biography - J. Pierpont Morgan (VHS; A & E Entertainment).

(Capitalists) (1998). Biography - Vanderbilts (VHS; A & E Entertainment).

(Capitalists) (1999). Warren Buffett Talks Business (VHS; PBS Home Video). Filmed in late 1994 before an audience of business students at the University of North Carolina.

(Capitalists), Directed by Lisa D. Gildehaus (2000). Warren Buffett - Oracle of Omaha. (VHS - 60 min.; Milwaukee, WI: Riveting Pictures). Documentary about billionaire Warren Buffett and his annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

(Commodities), Directed by D. W. Griffith (1909). A Corner in Wheat (VHS - 14 min.). One-reel adaptation of Frank Norris novel ("The Pit"). Ruthless businessman tries to manipulate and corner world market in wheat - disastrous impact on farmers and consumers; gets trapped in a grain elevator, buried by avalanche of grain. Film personalizes business and offers punishment when pursuit of profit outweighs social conscience.

(Computers), Directed by Barry Levinson (1994). Disclosure (DVD - 129 min.); Disclosure  (VHS -  129 min.). Tom Sanders (Michael Douglas) a brilliant analyst for the Digicom Corporation, a computer company in Seattle, Washington. Happily married with two young children, Tom had big hopes for a promotion to the top brass by his boss, Bob Garvin (Donald Sutherland). Unstead, it goes to Meredith Johnson (Demi Moore), Tom's seductive ex-girlfriend. Somehow Tom takes it with a grain of salt, until a personal meeting turns unto a night seduction when Meredith decides to relive her sexual fantasy and pick up from where they left off. Tom refuses and shoves her away, making Meredith completely frustrated. Tom only choice is to sue Meredith for sexual harassment. But then everyone in the company believes it was the other way around and his boss wants to transfer him to an another division, forcing him to lose everything Tom has ever gained. But Tom's not going down without a fight. He has only four days to confess his innocence, save his marriage, and his job. Can he do it? Does he stand a chance?

(Computers), Directed by Guy Evans (2002). The King of Capitalism: Thomas Watson and IBM. TV Documentary.

(Computers), Directed by Mick Jackson (2002). The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (DVD - 105 min.); The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (VHS-105 min.). Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father. He gets a new job at a top notch research facility, where he quickly makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 Personal Computer. He recruits the only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths. Together they really compile a revolutionary PC for $99, but then they become the victims of a venture capitalist and Andy's old foe from the research lab. Can he and his new friends find a way to overcome the problems?

(Computers), Directed by Robert Baca & Joshua Rizzo (2008). Welcome to Macintosh: The Documentary for the Rest of Us. (Portland, OR s: Film Baby, 83 minutes). Early years of Apple, many challenges Apple faced, what future may hold for company, its products. Ex-Apple employees, engineers, community members offer insight on company's innovations, failures, cultural impact, what future may be like beyond reign of co-founder Steve Jobs.

(Construction), Directed by Bill Ferehawk, Bill Kubota (2002). Lustron: The House America's Been Waiting For (57 min.). TV Documentary - rise and fall of engineering visionary Carl Strandlund and his post-World-War-II brainchild, the Lustron porcelain-enameled-steel manufactured house (same material used to construct gas stations and White Castle restaurants).

(Corporate Culture, Directed by Nunnally Johnson (1956). The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. (DVD - 153 min.); The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. (VHS - 153 min.). Corporate culture emerging in the years following the second World War. Tom and Betsy Rath (Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones), a young suburban Connecticut couple with three healthy children, a nice home, a steady income. Tom finds himself caught up in the corporate rat race, confronts his past and future, decides his family is more important than the offer of a new job.

(Corporate Culture), Directed by Ron Howard (1986). Gung Ho (DVD - 112 min.); Gung Ho (VHS - 112 min.). Michael Keaton stars as Hunt Steven, liaison between an American car manufacturing plant and Japanese managers - must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor; finds himself having to justify his own job, forced to choose between redundancy or the seemingly inhuman Japanese work ethic that the new owners have brought with them.

(Corporate Culture), Directed by Philip Kaufman (1993). Rising Sun (DVD - 129 min); Rising Sun (VHS - 129 min). (Los Angeles, CA: Twentieth Century Fox). Corporations, Japanese--California--Los Angeles--Drama; Japanese--California--Los Angeles--Drama; Corporate culture--Japan--Drama; Corporate culture--California--Los Angeles--Drama; Business intelligence--California--Los Angeles--Drama; Murder--California--Los Angeles--Drama; Legislators--California--Los Angeles--Drama. At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. Connor discovers that the woman was kept by Eddie Sakamura, the son of a man Connor knew in Japan. And while Web thinks that they should bring Eddie in, Eddie asks Connor for some time to prove his innocence. Connor gives it to him, cause he is beholden to Eddie's father. But when evidence shows that Eddie's the killer, Connor and Smith are in hot water with their superiors, and when they try to get Eddie, a high speed chase ensues with Eddie getting killed. But Connor still thinks that there is something funny going on, especially when he discovers that the evidence they were given is false.

(Disaster), Directed by Steven Zaillian (1998). A Civil Action (DVD - 112 min.); A Civil Action (VHS - 112 min.). Jan Schlittman (Travolta) agrees to represent eight families whose children died from leukemia after two large corporations leaked toxic chemicals into the water supply of Woburn, Massachusetts - case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everthing - including his career and his clients' goals, in order to continue the case against all odds.

(Disaster), Directed by Mahesh Mathai (1999). Bhopal Express (DVD - 100 min.). (Bombay, IN: Highlight Films). Drama about a newlywed couple whose lives are changed on the night of December 2,1984. Tons of toxic gas (methyl isocyanate) leaked from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killing 4,000 people overnight, 8,000 people in its immediate aftermath and causing multi-systemic injuries to over 500,000 residents; created the largest industrial disaster ever -- a disaster still being felt by the people of Bhopal. This film is a striking interpretation of the circumstances of the tragedy.

(Disaster), Directed by Steven Soderbergh (2000). Erin Brockovich (DVD - 130 min.); Erin Brockovich (VHS - 130 min.). Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is an unemployed single mother, desperate to find a job, but is having no luck. This losing streak even extends to a failed lawsuit against a doctor in a car accident she was in. With no alternative, she successfully browbeats her lawyer to give her a job in compensation for the loss. While no one takes her seriously, with her trashy clothes and earthy manners, that soon changes when she begins to investigate a suspicious real estate case involving the Pacific Gas & Electric Company. What she discovers is that the company is trying quietly to buy land that was contaminated by hexavalent chromium, a deadly toxic waste that the company is improperly and illegally dumping and, in turn, poisoning the residents in the area. As she digs deeper, Erin finds herself leading point in a series of events that would involve her lawfirm in one of the biggest class action lawsuits in American history against a multi-billion dollar corporation.

(Economics) (1950). How to Lose What We Have. Political parable urging continued emphasis on a free-market economy rather than resorting to government takeover of business - whether through communism or fascism. The promise of ideals such as full employment is contrasted with accompanying sacrifices in private choice.

(Economics), Produced/Directed by Suman Ghosh (2003). Amartya Sen: A Life Reexamined. (Brooklyn, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, 56 minutes). Department of Economics (Florida Atlantic University). Documentary about the life and work of Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Economics (for Social Choice Theory), first Asian to win the coveted prize since it was first awarded in 1969. Film framed by a conversation between Sen and Professor Kaushik Basu, Sen's student and fellow economist, interspersed with commentary from other Nobel Laureates, renowned scholars, and politicians who have a close understanding of the life and work of Amartya Sen. Director examines assumptions behind Sen's Social Choice Theory, captures the on-the-ground reality of rural literacy programs, on which Sen has pinned such great hope and trust for the improvement of the lives of poverty stricken masses.

(Economics-Consumerism-Credit), Directed by James D. Scurlock (2005). Maxed Out (DVD - 90 min). Consumer credit--United States; Debt--United States. Journey deep inside American debt-style, where everything seems okay as long as the minimum monthly payment arrives on time. Shows how modern financial industry really works, explains true definition of "preferred customer", tells why poor are getting poorer, rich getting richer.

(Electronics), Directed by Billy Wilder (1954). Sabrina (DVD - 112 min.); . Sabrina (VHS - 113 min.). Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) is the young daughter of the Larrabee family's chauffeur who has been in love with David Larrabee (William Holden) for all her life. David is very spoiled and crazy for women, and has been totally ignoring Sabrina for years. When Sabrina goes to Paris for a few years, she returns a very attractive and sophisticated woman, and David is quickly drawn to her. David's brother Linus (Humphrey Bogart) sees this and fears that David's imminent wedding with a very rich woman may be endangered. If the wedding is canceled, so will a great corporate deal with the bride's family. So, Linus tries to keep Sabrina away from his brother, and the best way to do so is by charming her himself.

(Electronics), Directed by Sydney Pollack (1995). Sabrina, (DVD - 127 min.); Sabrina (VHS - 127 min.). Sabrina (Julia Ormond) is the young daughter of the Larrabee family's chauffeur who has been in love with David Larrabee (Greg Kinnear) for all her life. David is very spoiled and crazy for women, and has been totally ignoring Sabrina for years. When Sabrina goes to Paris for a few years, she returns a very attractive and sophisticated woman, and David is quickly drawn to her. David's brother Linus (Harrison Ford) sees this and fears that David's imminent wedding with a very rich woman may be endangered. If the wedding is canceled, so will a great corporate deal with the bride's family (developed reviltionary flat-screen TV technology). So, Linus tries to keep Sabrina away from his brother, and the best way to do so is by charming her himself.

(Electronics), Directed by Don Hardy Jr. (2006). Sound Man: WW II to MP3, 58 min.). Documentary film about Jack Mullin, developed magnetic tape recorder. Soldier with  Signal Corps stationed in England during World War II, discovered German Magnetophones; returned to U. S., reassembled, improved, modified (added dc biasing); August 1947 - awarded contract to record, edit Bing Crosby's "Philco Radio Time" program on ABC radio; became linchpin for U.S. recording industry (voices of Bing Crosby, Les Paul, others saved for future generations). Interviews with Les Paul, Greg Kihn, Chuck D., Stephen Stills, Bing Crosby's widow Kathryn, Mullin's friends and family.

(Entertainment), Directed by Allan Moyle (1995). Empire Records (DVD - 90 min.); Empire Records (VHS - 90 min.). Independent music store in dire trouble of being sold to a large chain, Music Town. After Lucas, an employee, fails to raise money to buy the store, employees band together to do so.

(Entertainment), Directed by Miki Mistrati, Thomas Stockholm (2001). Porno på Vrangen. TV Documentary - portrait of the Danish porn business which generates millions of kroners. It takes a closer look at those who make a lot of money on pornography, e.g. the gas stations, video stores, hotels, and not the least the phone companies.

(Entertainment), Directed by Barry Avrich (2004). The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman. (Washington, DC: (distributed by) ThinkFilm, Washington, DC). President, CEO (Echo Advertising). 110 min. Documentary traces growth of entertainment business from vaudeville roots through silent pictures, talkies, radio and television to modern global entertainment conglomerates. Based on original material and NOT on any previously published books.

(Entertainment), Directed by Ben Niles (2007). Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037. (So. Orange, NJ: Plow Productions (, 81 min.). Feature-length independent documentary follows year-long creation of 9-foot Steinway concert grand piano from forest floor to concert hall, starting in December 2003; relationship between musician, instrument; manufacturing process (from factory floor in Queens to Steinway Hall in Manhattan, 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen, countless hours of fine-tuned labor); first documentary to portray patience, craft, personality built into each Steinway. 

(Entertainment), Director/Writer, Susan Steinberg (2007). Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built (DVD - 120 min.); Thirteen/WNET and Warner Music Group. "The Atlantic Sound" sprang from the small record label Ertegun co-founded in 1947. Follows Ertegun's remarkable career and its impact on the evolution of the world's most popular musical genre while offering an insider's look at the recording industry. Original PBS documentary features rare, private and classic clips, as well as performances and studio sessions with such Atlantic recording artists as Solomon Burke, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Kid Rock, Ben E. King, Led Zeppelin, & many more.

(Entrepreneurship), Directed by Charles Shyer (1987). Baby Boom  (DVD - 110 min.); Baby Boom  (VHS - 110 min.). Diane Keaton stars as a successful New York business woman, known as the "tiger lady", gets news of an inheritance from a relative from another country - not money, a baby girl. Gradually gets attached to the child, gets fired, moves to a two story cottage in Vermont, gets bored one snowy day and decides to make apple sauce, baby loves it, she decides to sell it, becomes a new product sensation, falls in love with a local veterinarian.

(Entrepreneurship), Directed by Chris Hegedus, Jehane Noujaim (2001). (DVD - 103 min.); (VHS - 103 min.). Documentary of the rise and fall of an Internet business. Traces the birth and failure of new media company, Web site for people to conduct business with municipal governments, from May 1999 - December 2000. Tests  relationship of two best friends. Kaleil raises the money, Tom's the technical chief. A third partner wants a buy out; girlfriends come and go; Tom's daughter needs attention. And always the need for cash and for improving the site. Venture capital comes in by the millions. Kaleil is on C-SPAN, CNN, and magazine covers. Will the business or the friendship crash first?

(Fashion & Beauty), Directed by William Dieterle (1934). Fashions of 1934, 78 min.). William Powell and Bette Davis star - Sherwood Nash, a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices, and his assistant try to steal the latest Baroque designs but hidden cameras capture them. Threat and counter threat lead to the suggestion of putting on a legitimate show.

(Fashion & Beauty), Directed by Alexander Mackendrick (1951). The Man in the White Suit (DVD - 85 min.);  The Man in the White Suit (VHS - 85 min.). Alec Guinness stars as a man who invents a fabric that won't get dirty or wear out. But he seems to have made more enemies than friends in the process - established garment manufacturers try to suppress it.

(Fashion & Beauty), directed by David Teboul (2004). Yves Saint Laurent - His Life and Times (DVD - 77 min.; Empire Pictures). Documentary on precocity and swift rise of designer (born in 1936), connected to Radziwill family (Lee Radziwill one of YSL's earliest supporters after he was dropped by Dior).

(Fashion & Beauty), Directed by David Teboul (2004). Yves Saint Laurent - 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris (DVD - 85 min.; Empire Pictures). Documentary (from book of same name) focuses exclusively on process - creation of YSL's last women's collection in 2001 (YSL observes the meticulous work of dressmakers fitting models). Seduction vs. elegance.

(Finance), Directed by David Davis (2001). Electric Money, 114 min.). Documentary - Bob Cringely tells the story of the invention of the credit card and how it has evolved into the trillion-dollar-a-year business; examines how information technology expanded futures, options, and stock trading.

(Finance), Directed by Patrick Creadon (2008). I.O.U.S.A. (Los Angeles, CA: O'Malley Creadon Productions, 85 min.). Two concerned citizens, former US Comptroller General Dave Walker and Concord Coalition Director Robert Bixby, try to explain how America racked up over $9.5 trillion in debt and what we can do to stem the tide in a "Fiscal Wake-Up Tour" (with observations from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, former Treasury Secretaries Robert Rubin and Paul O’Neill, superstar CEO Warren Buffett, and student activists. Based on "Empire of Deb" by William Bonner and Executive Producer Addison Wiggin; Financed by Peter G. Peterson Foundation (Chairman, Blackstone Group) to address issues of taxes, spending, fiscal responsibility. Rapidly growing national debt and its consequences for United States and its citizens. 

(Financial Crisis), Directed by Leslie Cockburn (2009). American Casino. Table Rock Films, 89 min.). Mortgage crisis; Wall Street -- history. Effect of the mortgage crisis; how the Wall Street meltdown has affected the working class; how and why over $8 trillion of our money vanished into the American Casino (filmed over twelve months in 2008).

(Financial Crisis - 2008), Directed by Stephen K. Bannon (2010). Generation Zero - -The Truth About the Financial Meltdown. Citizens United Productions in association with Victory Media, min.). Financial Crisis - 2008; Wall Street. Examines causes of economic collapse of September 18, 2008; explores cultural roots of global financial meltdown - from narcissism of 1960s, through self-indulgent 1990s, to present economic cataclysm; source of today's economic nightmare; exposes little told story of how mindset of baby boomers sowed seeds of economic disaster that will be reaped by coming generations.

(Financial Crisis), Directed by Charles  Ferguson (2010). Inside Job. (Sony Pictures Classics, 120 min.). Economic conditions - 2000-2008; crisis -- 2007-2010. What brought about financial meltdown; first film to provide comprehensive analysis of global financial crisis of 2008 caused millions of people to lose their jobs, homes in worst recession since Great Depression, nearly resulted in global financial collapse; rise of rogue industry which corrupted politics, regulation, academia.

(Food), Directed by William Keighley (1940). Torrid Zone, 88 min.). James Cagney and Ann Sheridan star as a banana company executive on a Caribbean plantation group tries to convince his former co-worker to take over the plantation No. 7 and to ramrod his company's fruit harvesting outfit in Central America.

(Food) (1987). Biography - Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King (VHS; A & E Entertainment).

(Food), Directed by Giles Foster (1988). Consuming Passions (VHS - 98 min.); (London, UK: Euston Films). Chocolate industry--Great Britain--Drama; Big business--Great Britain--Drama. At his new job at Butterworth Chocolates, Mr. Farris accidentally knocks several workers into a mixing vat, the contents of which are then sent to market. When reviews of the company's new candy come back, they are overwhelmingly negative, except for the areas that received the 'special ingredient'. Farris soon finds himself assigned the task of obtaining more of the ingredient to satisfy the nation's sweet tooth.

(Food) (1998). Biography - Kellogg Brothers (VHS; A & E Entertainment). From the first corn flake to the 10-year legal battle over the family name, this is the tumultuous story of the star-crossed fortunes of the Kellogg brothers.

(Food Service), Directed by Michael Curtiz (1945). Mildred Pierce (DVD - 111 min.); Mildred Pierce (VHS - 111 min.); Warner Bros. Pictures). Joan Crawford plays a successful woman entrepreneur, divorcée who starts a small restaurant and builds it into a prosperous chain—but can never win the love of her daughter Veda (Ann Blyth).

(Food Service), Directed by Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci (1996). Big Night, (DVD - 107 min.); Big Night. (VHS - 109 min.). Immigrant struggle to attain the American Dream, set in New Jersey in the 1950s. Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy have come to New Jersey to open a bistro named The Paradise that serves the finest in traditional, authentic Italian cuisine. Their every move is foiled by rival restaurant Pascal's, which serves mile-high servings of spaghetti and meatballs and flasks of bad Chianti at exorbitant prices. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons other than a poor artist who pays with his paintings. The owner of the nearby Pascal's restaurant, enormously successful (despite its mediocre fare), offers a solution - he will call his friend, a big-time jazz musician, to play a special benefit at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night...

(Food Service) (1998). Biography: Dave Thomas Made to Order (VHS; A & E Home Video). Guy behind the Wendy's fast-food empire; began with Kentucky Fried Chicken and invented the famous bucket of chicken with Colonel Sander's face on it. After leaving KFC, he started in Wendy's commercials in 1989.

(Food Service) (2000). Biography: Ray Kroc Fast Food (VHS; A & E Home Video).

(Forest Products), Directed by Vincent Sherman (1980). Trouble in High Timber Country, 98 min.). Family owns a mining and timber company, non-union union because they believe that they are fair to their workers. When a corporation, whose intention is to strip the business and leave hundreds of workers out of work, makes an offer to buy their business, the patriarch rejects the offer. Suitor instruct a union rep to organize one and institute a strike. Family owners are left all alone to try and fill their orders, cause they have a mortgage that's due, and they are unwilling to concede.

(Globalization), Directed by Stephanie Black (2001). Life and Debt. (DVD - 80 min.); Life and Debt. (VHS -80 min.). Effects of globalization and multinational corporations on the island of Jamaica, its industry and agriculture. After England granted Jamaica independence in 1962, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) stepped in with a series of loans. These loans came with strings attached--the kind that would eventually plunge the country $7 billion into debt, stranded without the resources to dig themselves out.

(Globalization), Directed by Mary Jane St. Vincent Welch (2004). The Men Who Would Conquer China. (New York, NY: First Run/Icarus Films, 78 min.). Exploits of New York banker Mart Bakal and Hong Kong businessman Vincent Lee as they attempt to launch a multinational venture in China over a three-year period.

(High Technology), Written by Robert X. Cringely (1996). Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires in Silicon Valley (DVD - 165 min.); Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires in Silicon Valley (Boxset: VHS -165 min.). PBS. Two-part documentary of the birth and growth of the personal computer industry - how it developed from big limited box to small advance GUI based machine. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Xerox P.A.R.K researchers all speak about the PC.

(High Technology), Written by Robert X. Cringely  (1996) Triumph of the Nerds Vol. 1: Impressing Their Friends. (VHS).

(High Technology), Written by Robert X. Cringely  (1996). Triumph of the Nerds Vol. 2. (VHS).

(High Technology), Written by Robert X. Cringely (1996). Triumph of the Nerds, Vol. 3 - Great Artists Steal. (VHS). 

(High Technology), Directed by Darren Aronofsky (1998). Pi (DVD - 84 min.);  Pi (VHS - 84 min.). Computer whiz/genius mathematician builds a secret supercomputer that provides something that can be understood as a key for understanding all existence - both a Hasidic cabalistic sect and a high-powered Wall Street firm learn of it and try to seduce him.

(High Technology), Directed by Martyn Burke (1999). Pirates of Silicon Valley: The True Story of the Battle to Create the Computer Age (DVD - 95 min.); Pirates of Silicon Valley: The True Story of the Battle to Create the Computer Age (VHS - 95 min.).History of Apple and Microsoft. Semi-humorous documentary about the men who made the world of technology what it is today, their struggles during college, the founding of their companies, and the ingenious actions they took to build up the global corporate empires of Apple Computer Corporation and Microsoft Inc.

(High Technology), Directed and Produced by David Winton (2000). Code Rush: A Year in the Life of a Silicon Valley Supernova, Netscape. (VHS - 60 min.). PBS film crew arrives at Netscape's headquarters in 1998 to make hour-long documentary film of Netscape's open-source-code strategy (underlying program instructions to Netscape's browser) in hope of thwarting competition from Microsoft's Internet Explorer - which Microsoft was giving away). Netscape's goal - to get independent software writers to create code for an irresistible version of Netscape's browser which would become the industry standard. Film doesn't answer question of how Netscape would benefit from giving away its source code.

(High Technology), Directed by Tariq Jalil (2000). Dot.Com. Day in the life of a Dot.Com company circa 2000.

(High Technology), Directed by Chris Hegedus Jehane Noujaim (2001). (DVD -107 min.); (VHS -107 min.). Traces the birth and failure of new media company (from May of 1999 to December of 2000), a Web site for people to conduct business with municipal governments.

(High Technology), Directed by Kal Deutsch. Sharon Zezima (2002). Behind the Startup:, 6 min.). Mockumentary profiles the rise and fall of an Internet startup, called The company offered "ice in an hour" delivery and ice-related accessories, like tongs, buckets and gourmet ice.

(High Technology) (2004). Biography - Bill Gates: Sultan of Software (DVD - 50 min.; A & E Home Studio).

(High Technology), Directed by Peter Howitt (2001). Antitrust (VHS, MGM, 108 min.). Antitrust (DVD, MGM, 108 min.). Computer programming genius Milo Hoffman, and friend Teddy, graduated from Stanford, went into competitive world of computer software. Recruited by Gary Winston (loosely based on Bill Gates), CEO of NURV, to help company launch world-linking satellite communication system, Synapse. Milo agrees, Teddy declines. Teddy meets with tragedy and Winston's offhand remark makes Milo suspicious, he decides to investigate Winston and NURV. But, whom can he trust?

(High Technology), Directed by Paul Crowder (2009). The Real Revolutionaries. (Diamond Docs, 89 min.). Story of 'Silicon Valley' and of two intelligent but very different men. William Shockley and Robert Noyce; creation of the transistor, by William Shockley, secession of eight of his hand-picked employees, led by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, to form Fairchild Semiconductor and later Intel.

(Hospitality), 1998. Biography - Conrad Hilton (VHS; A & E Entertainment). Complete story of Hilton's colorful life, from his first hotel-a rundown Texas inn, to his acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria. Friends and family recall his early adventures, his friendships with presidents, and his glamorous relationships with Hollywood's elite. Rare photographs and archival film offer an inside look at the unpredictable life that comes with extraordinary success. Follow the blazing trail of the self-made man who became the "innkeeper to the world."

(Hospitality) (2000). Biography: J. W. Marriott (VHS; A & E Home Video). Inched his way into corporate America a nickel root beer at a time. It all began with a nine stool stand and grew to a billion dollar hotel and restaurant corporation. Along the way he befriended presidents and routinely gave back to those who'd helped him along the way. A man of steep contradiction - at moments affable and then severely critical of those he loved most. At turn of the century titan of industry and real-life Horatio Alger...John Willard Marriott.

(Insurance), Directed by Billy Wilder (1960). The Apartment, (DVD - 125 min.). The Apartment (VHS - 125 min.).  Insurance statistician C.C. "Bud" Baxter advances his career by making his Manhattan apartment available to executives in his company for their extramarital affairs. His boss, Jeff D. Sheldrake, finds out and promotes Bud in return for the exclusive use of the apartment for his own affair. When Sheldrake's girlfriend turns out to be Fran Kubelik, a pretty elevator operator Bud likes, he is heartbroken, but accepts the arrangement. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

(Internet - Facebook), Directed by David Fincher (2010). The Social Network": You Don't Get to 500 Million Friends Without Making a Few Enemies. (DVD: Columbia Pictures, 121 min.). 2003 - Harvard undergrad,  computer programmer Mark Zuckerberg sat down at his computer in his dorm room, began  working on a new idea; became a global social network, revolution in communication; 2009 - 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is youngest billionaire in history... leads to personal, legal complications.

(Knowledge Management), Directed by Ben Rock (1999). The Meeting, 8 min.). Four businessmen have the greatest trouble communicating. Yelling all at once is about the only thing they can do and they're not getting an inch closer to their goal: profit. One of the businessmen has an excellent idea. Why not use a wind-up toy dog? Only the one who has the dog may speak. Peace is restored, but not for long.

(Leisure), Producer - Murphy Entertainment Group (2000). The Ringling Brothers: Kings of the Circus. (VHS - 47 min.; Harrington Park, NJ - Janson Video). How poor boys from Baraboo, Wisconsin became kings of the circus when the circus was king - some exciting scenes from today's Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Baily -- The Greatest Show on Earth -- plus a nostalgic trip through the creation of the greatest entertainment empire the world has ever seen.

(Manufacturing - Hooven & Allison Inc.), A Film by Steve Fetsch; presented by The Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation ; in cooperation with the Cordage Institute (2008). Ropewalk. (Dayton, OH Engineers Club of Dayton Foundation, 60 min.). Freelance Filmmaker and Multimedia Designer. Cordage industry -- Ohio -- Xenia -- History; Rope -- History; Documentary films; Xenia (Ohio) -- History; Hooven & Allison Company -- History. Story of rope; ties together prehistoric tools, Ben Franklin, trust busting, railroads, drug laws, plastics, nanotubes and space travel; ropemaking's effects on agriculture and industry in Xenia, Ohio from the Civil War to the presentrope's ancient beginnings, world history, future possibilities; narrated by Bill Hagenbuch, former president and chief engineer of Hooven & Allison, one of the last natural fiber ropemaking companies in America.

(Media), Directed by Jason Ensler (2003). Martha, Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart (TV). (DVD - 120 min.); Martha Inc.: The Story of Martha Stewart. (VHS - 120 min.). Portrait of a woman who is driven to succeed at any cost. She has plenty of personal demons in her past to drive her: loathing for her own poor New Jersey family, neighborhood and upbringing, a critical and perfectionist father whom she spent a lifetime trying to impress, a belief that money was her salvation and the answer to everything. She sacrifices every personal relationship in her life for this idol; friends, husband, family. In the end she has an adoring public in love with a false image, carefully cultivated over years in the spotlight. 

(Oil), Directed by Jack Conway (1940). Boom Town (VHS - 119 min.). McMasters (Clark Gable) and Sand (Spencer Tracy) come to oil towns to get rich. Betsey (Claudette Colbert) comes West intending to marry Sand but marries McMasters instead. Getting rich and losing it all teaches McMasters and Sand the value of personal ties. Also stars Hedy Lamarr.

(Oil), Directed by Stuart Heisler (1949). Tulsa. (DVD - 90 min.); Tulsa. (VHS - 90 min.).  It's Tulsa, Oklahoma at the start of the oil boom and Cherokee Lansing's (Susan Hayward) rancher father is killed in a fight with the Tanner Oil Company. Cherokee plans revenge by bringing in her own wells with the help of oil expert Brad Brady (Robert Preston) and childhood friend Jim Redbird. When the oil and the money start gushing in, both Brad and Jim want to protect the land but Cherokee has different ideas. What started out as revenge for her father's death has turned into an obsession for wealth and power.

(Oil), Directed by Bill Forsyth (1983). Local Hero. (DVD - 111 min.); Local Hero. (VHS - 111 min.). Knox Oil and Gas billionaire Happer (Burt Lancaster) sends Mac (Peter Riegert) to a remote Scottish village to secure the property rights for an oil refinery they want to build. Mac teams up with Danny and starts the negotiations, the locals are keen to get their hands on the 'Silver Dollar' and can't believe their luck. However a local hermit and beach scavenger, Ben Knox (Fulton Mackay), lives in a shack on the crucial beach which he also owns. Happer is more interested in the Northern Lights and Danny in a surreal girl with webbed feet, Marina. Mac is used to a Houston office with fax machines but is forced to negotiate on Bens terms.

(Oil), Directed by Stephen Gaghan (2005). Syriana. (DVD - 126 min.). A politically-charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved and affected by it. A missile disappears in Iran, but the CIA has other problems: the heir to an Emirate gives an oil contract to China, cutting out a US company that promptly fires its immigrant workers and merges with a small firm that has landed a Kazakhstani oil contract. The Department of Justice suspects bribery and hires an outside firm to find a scapegoat. The CIA also needs one when its plot to kill the Emir-apparent fails. Agent Bob Barnes, the fall guy, sorts out the double cross. An American economist parlays the death of his son into a contract to advise the sheik the CIA wants dead. The jobless Pakistanis join a fundamentalist group. All roads start and end in the oil fields.

(Oil), Directed Paul Thomas Anderson (2007). There Will Be Blood. (Los Angeles, CA: Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films, DVD - 158 min.). Family, greed, religion, oil - turn-of-the-century Texas prospector (Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview, silver miner turned oilman) in early days of Southern California business in late-18th, early 19th centuries. Based on novel by Upton Sinclair, 'Oil'. 1898, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) is a determined prospector who strikes silver in Texas and in subsequent searches discovers oil. By 1911 Plainview is a self-proclaimed "oil man" who operates several wells with his adopted son. When he's approached by Paul Sunday, who swears there is oil literally seeping out of the ground on his father's ranch, Daniel expands his business and begins buying up all of the property in the area. Such aggression doesn't go unnoticed however, and the ambitious businessman soon finds himself at odds with larger oil companies and the fanatical local church led by the guileful Eli Sunday (Paul Dano).

(Publishing), Directed by William Dieterle (1940). A Dispatch from Reuters, 90 min.). Edward G. Robinson, Edna Best and Eddie Albert star as nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter, starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.

(Publishing), Directed by Orson Welles (1941). Citizen Kane (DVD - 119 min.); Citizen Kane (VHS -119 min.). Joseph Cotton, Dorothy Comingore and Agnes Moorehead star in the story of multimillionaire newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane, one of the world's richest men, who dies alone in his extravagant mansion, Xanadu, speaking a single word: "Rosebud". Reporter tracks down the meaning of the word as Kane emerges as sinister figure - a newspaper tycoon who tried to buy and sell love, friendship, political influence. End of WW II: foreign powers defeated , Nazism and fascism uprooted, film makers examine evil within. Patterned after life of William Randolph Hearst.

(Publishing), Directed by Donald Brittain, Arthur Hammond (1966). Never a Backward Step, 57 min.). Documentary - profile of press tycoon and businessman, Lord Thomson.

(Railroads), Directed by Cecil B. DeMille (1939). Union Pacific (VHS -135 min.). Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea star in effort to push Union Pacific Railroad across the wilderness to California (as specified in one of the last bills signed by President Lincoln) while a financial opportunist hopes to profit from blocking construction.

(Real Estate), Directed by Edgar Selwyn (1932). Skyscraper Souls. (VHS - 99 min.). An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building. Aspirations and the lives of several people working at the gigantic Seacoast National Bank Building interweave in various plots. The most notable character is David Dwight (Warren William), the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife happy by paying for her extravagant globetrotting. Dwight's long time secretary Sarah yearns for them to divorce so her affair with him can be legitimized. Sarah shows her good side by playing mother to the young innocent Lynn Harding (Maureen O'Sullivan), who she employs as an assistant. Beautiful Miss Harding is relentlessly pursued by extroverted bank teller Tom Sheppard, but he is frustrated when Dwight lures her away with power and wealth. Then Dwight ruins everyone's finances in a successful bid to get full control of his skyscraper by manipulating the company's stock price. Now there doesn't appear to be anyone who can prevent the power monger from taking advantage of the ingenue Harding-or is there?

(Real Estate), Directed by Roman Pulanski (1974). Chinatown (DVD -131 min.); Chinatown (VHS -131 min.). Los Angeles real estate mogul with dirty secrets - plot to buy cheap, unwatered land for low prices, water the land, and sell it for millions of dollars.

(Real Estate), Directed by Richard Michaels (1990). Leona Helmsley - The Queen of Mean (VHS -94 min.). Suzanne Pleshette, Lloyd Bridges, Joe Regalbuto, Bruce Weitz - portrait of the rise and fall of this New York real estate monarch who ruled Harry Helmsley's life and empire with the cold-hearted style that earned her the title - The Queen of Mean.

(Real Estate), Directed by James Foley (1992). Glengarry Glen Ross (DVD -100 min.); Glengarry Glen Ross (VHS -100 min.). Jack Lemmon, Al Pacino, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey , Alec Baldwin star in tough times in a New York real estate office. The salesmen are given a strong incentive to succeed in a sales contest -first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, second prize a set of steak knives, third prize the sack! There is no room for losers in this dramatically masculine world; only "closers" will get the good sales leads. There is a lot of pressure to succeed, so a robbery is committed which has unforeseen consequences for all the characters.

(Real Estate), Directed by  Alan Handel (2000). Faith and Fortune: The Reichmann Story. (New York, NY: First Run/Icarus Films (, 92 min or 52 min.). Epic story of a dynastic family that acquired staggering wealth, only to lose it all in a real estate development gamble of astonishing proportions at London's Canary Wharf.

(Real Estate) (2004). Biography - Donald Trump - Master of the Deal (DVD - 50 min.; A & E Home Studio).

(Real Estate) (2004). Biography - Donald Trump - Deal Maker (DVD - 50 min.; A & E Home Studio).

(Regional), Directed by Lee Anne Schmitt (2008). California Company Town. (Los Angeles, CA: California Company Town, 76 min.). Faculty of Graduate Film Directing Program, California Institute of the Arts. Landscape of California towns abandoned by the industries that created them—onetime boom-towns now haunted by the twilight of the American promise. Filmed over a five-year period from 2003 to 2008, devastation and desolation of California’s abandoned industrial towns; blight of industry and the failure of utopian naiveté - fogs of Scotia, a company lumber town behind northern California’s "redwood curtain," to the parched horizons of the Salton Sea and the blandness of Silicon Valley; images of sweeping horizons and vacant factories are interspersed with poignant commentary, sparsely accompanied by archival sound recordings and footage.

(Retail - Apparel), Directed by Charles Crichton (1959). The Battle of the Sexes (84 min.). Power struggle between a man and woman. Martin is the faithful manager at the House of MacPherson, a Scottish firm that's been turning out tweed the same way for decades. When the new heir (Robert Morley) takes over, he brings in a domineering efficiency expert (Constance Cummings), an American no less, whose ideas threaten to ruin the company. Martin is forced to act. While he seems like a quiet and unassuming sort, he actually has a lot of guile and cunning beneath his mild-mannered exterior. First he tries to get her fired, but when that doesn't work he decides that more drastic measures are called for - like murder. Martin comes up with what he believes is the perfect plan, and all he has to do is carry it out.

(Retail - Department Store), Directed by Clarence Brown (1933). Looking Forward, 82 min.). Lionel Barrymore stars in a Depression Era story of a London department store owner facing bankruptcy while his family fritters away money. A long-standing employee gets fired but finds new life in a home-based bakery. Last-minute reprieve saves the store and a new relationship is forged between the men.

(Retail - Department Store), Josh Taylor (2001). Dita and the Family Business, 58 min.). Great-grandson of founder of the Bergdorf-Goodman. Documentary explores the colorful history of the unique and glamorous 20th Century American family that founded Bergdorf-Goodman's.

(Retail - Discount), Directed by Micha X. Peled (2001). Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (VHS - 59 min.). Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (DVD - 59 min.) Teddy Bear Films. Trade-offs between national and local retailing.

(Retail - Discount) (2004). Biography - Sam Walton: Bargain Billionaire (DVD - 50 min.; A & E Home Video).

(Retail - Discount), Directed by Robert Greenwald (2005). Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (VHS - 95 min.). (New York, NY: Brave New Films). Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (DVD - 95 min.)  Documentary look at the Documentary - impact of the retail giant on local communities.

(Retail - Discount), Directed by Leni Rifenstahl (2005). Why Wal-Mart Works: And Why That Drives Some People C-r-a-z-y. (DVD - 72 min.). Fayetteville, AR: Hannover House. Look at the thought process and emotion behind the attacks on retail giant Wal-Mart.

(Retail - Discount), (Filene's) Directed by Michael Bavaro (2010). Voices from the Basement. (Boston, MA: Digital Freeway, 45 min.). Documentary film about Boston’s 100-year-old icon, original Filene’s Basement; time when American Dream was accessible to everyone who walked through doors of The Basement (Brahmins of Beacon Hill stood in line with waitresses from Durgin Park with equal access to same high-quality, discounted merchandise for which Filene’s Basement was best known); newsreels, archival footage, vintage photographs, audio recordings; founders, Edward and Lincoln Filene, were two of leading retail pioneers who helped shape many of social, economic paradigms that have made America great (employee health care, formation of credit unions).

(Retail - Specialty), Directed by John G. Adolfi (1931). The Millionaire, 80 min.). Georeg Arliss and James Cagney star as millionaire automaker retires upon the advice of his doctor, but becomes so bored he buys half interest in a gas station and, with a partner, compete against dishonest guy who sold the half interest.

(Retail - Specialty), Directed by Don Sharp (1983). A Woman of Substance. (DVD - 312 min); A Woman of Substance. (VHS - 312 min.). Barbara Taylor Bradford. Determined to ruin the upper-class Fairley family who wronged her, Emma Harte (Jenny Seagrove) aims to become one of the richest women in the world; traces Emma's life from overworked Yorkshire maid to the triumphant 79-year-old matriarch (Deborah Kerr) of a vast business empire.

(Retail - Specialty), Directed by Don Sharp (1986). Hold the Dream. (DVD - 120 min.); Hold the Dream. (VHS - 120 min.). Barbara Taylor Bradford sequel to A Woman of Substance. Paula Fairley (Jenny Seagrove) inherits and runs the retail empire built by her grandmother, Emma Harte (Deborah Kerr) Tale of dutiful, hard-working Harte versus undeserving, greedy heirs set in the rather sterile world of 1980s New York City penthouses and English country manors.

(Retail - Specialty), Directed by Tony Wharmby (1993). To Be the Best. (DVD - 187 min.); To Be the Best. (VHS - 187 min.). Barbara Taylor Bradford sequel to Hold the Dream. Paula O' Neill feuds with her cousins as she fights to save her grandmother's business-and struggles to salvage her marriage. Paula (Lindsay Wagner) comes into her own as a woman, mother, wife, and businesswoman. Paula gets inveigled into a series of compromising business situations in Hong Kong, it is her dapper and debonair chief of security (Anthony Hopkins) who repeatedly saves the day.

(Retail - Specialty) (2002). Barbara Taylor Bradford's A Woman of Substance Trilogy (A Woman of Substance / Hold the Dream / To Be the Best). (DVD - 700 min.). Charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings Emma Harte starts her business with a small shop, but over the next twenty years she expands her stores and invests in the growing textile industry in Leeds. By the time of World War 2, Emma is the head of a major retail and manufacturing empire, but she has struggled all her life to find love. After an illegitimate daughter and two marriages, she finally meets the love of her life, Paul McGill, but their affair is cut short by a tragic accident, leaving Emma with his daughter. In the 1980's Emma faces one of her biggest tests - her childrens attempt to remove her as head of her company, but Emma is far from the senile old woman they think she is - she is determined to stop them at all costs.

(Retail - Specialty), Directed by Nora Ephron (1998). You've Got Mail, (DVD - 119 min.); You've Got Mail. (VHS - 119 min.). Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is a cheerfully rapacious merchant whose chain of book superstores is gobbling up smaller, more specialized shops such as the children's bookstore owned by Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan). Their lives run in close parallel in the same idealized neighborhood, yet they first meet anonymously, online, where they gradually nurture a warm, even intimate correspondence. As they begin to wonder whether this e-mail flirtation might lead them to be soul mates, however, they meet and clash over their colliding business fortunes.

(Retail - Specialty), Directed by Julian Jarrold (2005). Kinky Boots. (DVD - 107 min.). Charlie Price (Joel Edgerton) is a young guy with big dreams outside of Northampton. Suddenly, his father's death forces him to leave London and return home to resume his father's role and take over the family business, something he has dreaded most of his life. He discovers the business is in turmoil and has to come up with a radical idea that will save everyone's job. With the help of a popular drag queen (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Charlie decides to switch gears and start making women's shoes,  shoes that are strong enough for a man.

(Rubber), Directed by Daniel B. Gold, Judith Helfand (2001). Blue Vinyl: The World's First Toxic Comedy. (DVD - 98 min.). Search for truth behind the vinyl industry. Documentary filmmaker Judith Helfand, upset that her parents are re-siding their house with blue vinyl, sets out to discover how vinyl is made and why, according to some scientists, it is the most hazardous of synthetic materials. She meets industry representatives who tell her the key chemical ingredient in vinyl, chloride, is no more toxic than table salt. She also travels to Venice, Italy, to meet with families of vinyl factory workers dead or dying from chemical exposure, and she visits an intrepid, Louisiana attorney who has sued American vinyl manufacturers on behalf of severely injured former employees. 

(Sales), Directed by Alex Segal (1966). Death of a Salesman (DVD - 120 min.); Death of a Salesman (VHS - 120 min.). Lee J. Cobb and George Segal star in abridged (by the author) 1966 television adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Arthur Miller. Cobb portrays the suffering Willy Loman--the middle-aged man at the end of his emotional rope, a salesman desperately hustling for a living as he slides into old age. Mildred Dunnock plays his patient wife, Linda, while George Segal and James Farentino play their disillusioned sons, Biff and Happy. A visit from Biff brings old hopes and boiling resentments to the surface.

(Sales), Directed by Barry Levinson (1987). Tin Men (DVD - 110 min.); Tin Men (VHS - 110 min.) (Bandai Films, Silver Screen Partners III, Touchstone Pictures). Set in 1960s Baltimore, Tin Men focuses on the rivalry between two aluminum siding salesmen, BB Babowsky (Richard Dreyfus) and Ernest Tilley (Danny DeVito) at a point when the industry was loaded with scam artists. Government probe investigates their sales history and threatens to shut them down.

(Sales), Directed by Roger Donaldson (1990). Cadillac Man (DVD - 97 min.); Cadillac Man (VHS - 97 min.); (Orion Pictures Corporation). Day in the life of Joey O'Brien (Robin Williams), a shameless used-car salesman with a weakness for women. Has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. The audience watches the comings and goings of the many women who make Joey confused and finally poor: his mistress, his ex-wife, the office sexpot, the faithful saleswoman. Jealous husband (Tim Robbins)  crashes through a plate-gas window in a motorcycle wielding a machine gun. Williams tries to use his sales tactics, and some heart-rending honesty, to talk Robbins out of killing them.

(Sales), Directed by Whit Stillman (1994). Barcelona (DVD - 101 min.); Barcelona (VHS - 101 min); Castle Rock Entertainment. Ted Boynton is a stuffy white guy from Illinois working in sales for the Barcelona office of a US corporation which makes motors. His somewhat less stuffy cousin Fred, an officer in the US Navy, pays an unexpected visit. Over the next few months their lives are irrevocably altered by the events which follow Fred's arrival. They grapple with sexual revolution and anti-Americanism in Spain.

(Sales), Directed by Stanley Jacobs (1999). Pitch People, 87 min.). Documentary on infomercials and the art of the "pitch". The men and women who have perfected this craft and how they make a livelihood selling various products by way of a visual demonstration make up a world unfamiliar to most people.

(Sales), Directed by John Swanbeck (1999). The Big Kahuna. (DVD - 90 min.); The Big Kahuna. (VHS - 91 min.). Two industrial lubricant salesmen (Danny DeVito and Kevin Spacey) and a company researcher (Peter Facinelli) set up shop in a hotel’s hospitality suite in Wichita, Kansas, on a business trip to host a delegates’ party. The main aim is to get the business of one particular big customer. They hope to sell their particular brand of industrial lubricants to the elusive Mr. Fuller. Spacey and DeVito are seasoned pros, while Facinelli is excited about his first business trip. DeVito is going through some kind of mid-life crisis; Spacey is all about the sale and little else; and the new kid is naive, moral, and extremely religious. When it becomes apparent that it is the lad who has developed a direct line to the guy, his strong religious beliefs bring him into sharp conflict with his older and more cynical colleagues.

(Scandal), Directed by Alfred E. Green (1933). I Loved a Woman, 90 min.). Edward G. Robinson and Kay Francis star - art student interrupts his studies in Greece to head his father's meat packing business on his father's death, marries social climber who taunts him for his ideals regarding worker happiness and meat purity, begins supporting the musical career of singer, sells tainted meat to the Army during the Spanish American war, is investigated, indicted, flees to Greece.

(Scandal), Directed by John McTiernan (1968). The Thomas Crown Affair (DVD - 113 min.); The Thomas Crown Affair (VHS - 113 min.). Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway star - Self-made billionaire Thomas Crown has a seldom hobby: steals priceless masterpieces of Art. After the theft of a famous painting from Claude Monet, the only person suspecting Thomas Crown is Catherine Banning. Her job is to get the picture back, no matter how she accomplishes her mission. 

(Scandal), Directed by Robin Spry (1977). One Man. (VHS - 87 min.). Jason Brady, crusading Montreal TV reporter, finds his life ripped apart as he investigates a story about a company's deadly criminal negligence - carnage happening to children due to the criminally negligent behavior of a local factory, a division of the powerful, multi-national Konrad Corporation, concerning its handling of a deadly chemical called B.A.P. Reporter has to face the corporation's underhanded efforts to silence him, but also the turmoil with his own family as he gets so emotionally involved in the story and the social worker that he is alienating his wife. Eventually, events lead to a point that forces him to make sacrifices he could not anticipate.

(Scandal), Directed by Coline Serreau (1989). Romuald et Juliette, 108 min.). Company president gets framed with a food-poisoning scandal and the only person who can help him is the evening cleaning-woman - who always seems to be at the right place at the right time.\

(Scandal), Directed by Michael Mann (1999). The Insider (DVD -157 min.). Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer star - Based on a true story about a CBS 60 Minutes-episode in 1994 on malpractices in the tobacco industry - former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand, won't talk to "0 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman. When B & W pressures Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement, he gets his back up. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage, he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court. Westinghouse is negotiating to buy CBS, so CBS attorneys advise CBS News to shelve the interview and avoid a lawsuit. "60 Minutes" and CBS News bosses cave, Wigand's hung out to dry, Bergman is compromised, and the CEOs of Big Tobacco may get away with perjury. Can the truth will out?

(Scandal), Directed by John McTiernan (1999). The Thomas Crown Affair, (DVD - 113 min.); The Thomas Crown Affair (VHS - 113 min.). Pierce Brosnan and Renee Russo star - Self-made billionaire Thomas Crown has a seldom hobby: steals priceless masterpieces of Art. After the theft of a famous painting from Claude Monet, the only person suspecting Thomas Crown is Catherine Banning. Her job is to get the picture back, no matter how she accomplishes her mission.

(Scandal), Directed by Penelope Spheeris (2003). The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth About Enron, 100 min.). Rise and fall of the Enron company, as seen from the perspective of employee Brian Cruver, based on his book.

(Scandal), Directed by Alex Gibney (2005). Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, 110 min.). Documentary - story behind the infamous Enron scandal: top executives from the 7th largest company in this country walked away with over one billion dollars, left investors and employees with nothing. The film features insider accounts and rare corporate audio and video tapes that reveal colossal personal excesses of the Enron hierarchy and the utter moral vacuum that posed as corporate philosophy. The human drama that unfolds within Enron's walls resembles a Greek tragedy and produces a domino effect that could shape the face of our economy and ethical code for years to come.

(Steel & Iron), Directed by Per Lindberg (1940). Stål. Forshyttan steel-mill has been owned by the Ancker family for generations. But competition is hard. When the son Bengt Ancker comes back from abroad he has an idea for success: a lighter steel with better quality. But more development money is needed and the only way to raise it is to sell the company to their competitor - Manchester Steel Company. But the workers are worried that this could threaten their job-security.

(Strategy), Directed by Jan Marlyn Reesman (1992). California Hot Wax, 89 min.). Three Southern Californian woman lose their successful business to their evil landlord. They team up with a handsome hunk to start a competitive car wash, using scantily-clad girls and guys to lure in customers. The ensuing rivalry leads to various antics by the old landlord to put them out of business.

(Strategy), Directed by Tom Booker, Jon Kean (1999). Kill the Man (VHS - 88 min.). Two owners of the Long Shot Copies shop struggle against a copying giant, King Co. Having gotten their start from a $100,000 windfall when one of them hit a promotional mid-court basketball shot, they have to find a way to keep their company afloat or fold. Thus starts a series of gimmicks and a war against the opposition, particularly after they are visited by a corporate thug (Phil LaMarr).

(Succession), Directed by Robert Wise (1954). Executive Suite (VHS - 104 min.). Avery Bullard, President of the Tredway Corporation died without naming a successor. The Board members must choose a replacement. The most likely is Loren Shaw, a skilled businessman, but some of the others don't like his calculating ways. But to stop him, they'll have to find someone else they can back. Will it be the engineer Don Walling? That will take convincing, they don't trust his youth and idealism. And he isn't even sure he wants the job, he might be happier creating rather than politicking.

(Textiles), Directed by Alexander Mackendrick (1951). The Man in the White Suit.  (DVD - 85 min.); The Man in the White Suit. (VHS - 85 min.). The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

(Tobacco), Directed by Michael Curtiz (1950). Bright Leaf, 110 min.). Melodrama about tobacco wars of late 19th century - 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.

(Tobacco), Directed by Christine Fugate (1998). Tobacco Blues, 55 min.). Documentary - looks at four tobacco-farming families in Kentucky, to see how they are dealing with the current situation. Tobacco is a cash crop not easily replaced in the poor Appalachian region where most tobacco is grown. The farmers want the public to realize that they are not evil--the farmers are just trying to make a living the best way they know how. But while the tobacco companies continue to increase their overseas production, over 125,000 tobacco farmers are projected to lose a significant portion of their income during the next 5 years. This documentary looks at how the four families are coping with the possible loss of their farms, their livelihoods, and their lifestyle.

(Tobacco), Directed by Michael Mann (1999). The Insider  (DVD - 157 min.); The Insider (VHS - 157 min.). Blue Lion Entertainment. True story of Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), a man who signed a confidentiality agreement before getting fired from a big tobacco company. Hotshot *60 minutes* producer Bergman (Al Pacino) asks Wigand to decipher some technical documents, soon realizes there's a bigger story hiding inside Wigand. On top of that, Wigand is recruited to testify in Mississippi for a case that claims cigarettes *are* addictive. The *60 minutes* piece will eventually be pulled because of corporate pressure. Wigand deals with his personal dilemma, and Bergman battles the corporation.

(Toys), Directed by Ere Kokkonen (1969). Leikkikalugangsteri, 88 min.). Two toy manufacturers fight for market share.

(Utilities), Directed by Michael Chandler (2001). Blackout, 57 min.). Documentary examines the current chaotic state of the electric-power market in the United States, and its effects on California, rest of nation.

(Venture Capital), Directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (2011). Something Ventured: Risk, Reward and the Original Venture Capitalists. (New York, NY: Zeitgeist Films Ltd., 85 min.). Venture capital -- history. Creation of industry which became single greatest engine of innovation, economic growth in 20th century.

(Wall Street), Directed by Howard Bretherton (1932). The Match King, 79 min.). Fictionalized account of scandalous and fraudulent life of Ivan Krueger - rises from Chicago janitor to global monopolist.

(Wall Street), Directed by Mark Robson (1960). From the Terrace (DVD - 149 min.); From the Terrace (VHS - 149 min.). Paul Newman as Alfred Eaton, an ambitious young executive who rises to partnership in a old line Wall Street investment banking firm - as his marriage (Joanne Woodward) crumbles. At the brink of attaining his career goals, he is forced to choose between business success, while remaining married to the beautiful, but unfaithful Mary, and starting over with his true love, the much younger Natalie.

(Wall Street), Directed by Arthur Hiller (1963). The Wheeler Dealers. (VHS - 107 min.). Henry Tyroon (James Garner) comes to New York from Texas with a lot of oil money to play with in the stock market. He meets stock analyst Molly Thatcher (Lee remick) and the two fall in love.

(Wall Street - M&A), Directed by Akira Kurosawa (1963). Tengoku to jigoku, 143 min.). Executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company, with the intent of keeping the company out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives. He needs the same money, though, to pay the ransom that will possibly save a child's life. His resolution of that dilemma -- the certain loss of the company vs. the probable loss of the child -- makes for one distinct drama, and an ensuing elaborate police procedure makes for a second.

(Wall Street), Directed by Ivan Passer (1978). The Silver Bears (DVD - Not available); The Silver Bears (VHS - EMI Films, 113 min.). Financial wizard "Doc" Fletcher (Michael Caine) sent by crime boss Joe Fiore (Martin Balsam) to buy bank in Switzerland to more easily launder their profits. When he arrives, Fletcher finds that the bank, acquired by his associate Prince di Siracusa (Louis Jourdan), consists of some shabby offices above a restaurant. To make up for this, the Prince suggests that Fletcher invests in a silver mine owned by Shireen and Agha Firdausi (Stéphane Audran and David Warner). This solves one problem, but the mine also attracts the attention of some of the most powerful people in the silver business. Fletcher must pull out all his wheeler-dealing skills in order to keep hold of everything he's worked for, in the process romancing a banker's discontented wife (Cybill Shepherd). Based on book by Paul Erdman.

(Wall Street - M&A), Directed by Guy Green (1979). Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV), 120 min.). Elizabeth Montgomery stars as the widow of a wealthy executive battles schemes by factions of the board of directors as she fights to keep control of his shipbuilding company.

(Wall Street - Commodities), Directed by John Landis (1983). Trading Places (DVD - 118 min.); Trading Places (VHS - 118 min.). A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. Mortimer and Randolph Duke are commodity brokers who make a bet: Randolph believes they can take a common criminal and make him a successful businessman in their company. The criminal, Billy Ray Valentine, a hustling beggar (Eddie Murphy), is to be given the job and home of Louis Winthorpe III, a successful Philadelphia commodity broker with mansion, manservant and girlfriend (Dan Ackroyd), who in turn is set up for crimes he didn't commit, to see if he resorts to crime once he's lost his rich environment and friends. Suddenly Louis finds himself uncomprehendingly with no job, no home and only a new acquaintance, glamorous hooker Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis), prepared to help him.

(Wall Street), Directed by Oliver Stone (1987). Wall Street  (DVD - 125 min.); Wall Street, (VHS  - 125 min.). Wall Street - Michael Douglas stars as an unabashedly greedy mergers and acquisitions specialist. "Greed Is Good". Parody of Reagan "supply-side economics, trickle down" era.

(Wall Street - M&A), Directed by Mike Nichols (1988). Working Girl  (DVD - 115 min.); Working Girl (VHS - 115 min.). (20th Century Fox). A secretary (Melanie Griffith) struggles to get ahead in the world of big business. She works in the mergers and acquisitions of a New York brokerage firm where her her boss (Sigourney Weaver) steals her acqusition idea for a customer in the broadcasting industry; she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss's job. She teams up with investment broker Jack Trainer (Harrison Ford) to work on a big deal. The situation is complicated after the return of her boss.

(Wall Street), Directed by Colin Bucksey (1989). Dealers (DVD - 92 min.); Dealers ( VHS - 92 min.). London branch of Whitney Paine, a major American investment bank, is in the midst of a crisis; after losing $100 million, one of their leading traders, Tony Eisner commits suicide by putting a slug through his head while seated at his place in the board room. Despite the high stakes, many in the firm want to replace Tony and get credit for saving the company. Daniel Pascoe, the leading trader at the firm, is convinced that he's first in line for the assignment, but the firm imports a new trader from America, Anna Schuman. Daniel is enraged and makes a point of trying to dig up as much dirt on Anna as he can, but things are going to take another turn.

(Wall Street), Directed by Brian De Palma (1990). Bonfire of the Vanities (DVD - 125 min.); Bonfire of the Vanities (VHS  - 125 min.). Tom Hanks stars as a New York City bond salesman, Sherman McCoy, who accidentally hits a young black man with his car during an unexpected foray into the Bronx.

(Wall Street), Directed by Terence H. Winkless (1990). Corporate Affairs (VHS). In the frantic world of Wall Street, four top executives have a small problem with their boss; he's dead. Now they've got to hide his body for the next 24 hours to pull off the deal of the century.

(Wall Street - M&A), Directed by Norman Jewison (1991). Other People's Money (DVD - 103 min.); Other People's Money  (VHS - 103 min.). DeVito and Gregory Peck star as a corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamored of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal maneuvering as he tries to win her heart.

(Wall Street - M&A), Directed by Glenn Jordan (1993). Barbarians at the Gate (DVD - 107 min.); Barbarians at the Gate (VHS - 107 min.). James garner stars in biggest leveraged buyout in history - RJR Nabisco in 1988. HBO film presents in some detail the process by which RJR Nabisco's CEO F. Ross Johnson (James Garner) attempts to buy out his own company. Of greater interest, however, is the power struggle that develops between Johnson and Wall Street investment banker Henry Kravis (Jonathan Pryce), who intends to force Johnson out and take over RJR Nabisco on his own.

(Wall Street), Directed by Joel Coen, Etahn Coen (1994). The Hudsucker Proxy (DVD - 111 min.); The Hudsucker Proxy (VHS  - 111 min.). Tim Robbins, Jennifer Leigh and Paul Newman star in a stock scam - after Waring Hudsucker, head of hugely successful Hudsucker Industries, commits suicide, board of directors conceives a brilliant plan to make a lot of money: appoint a moron to run the company, let the company's stock fall, the board and friends can buy it up for pennies on the dollar, take over the company, restore its fortunes. Norville Barnes, who just started in the mail room, is chosen to head the company. Soon, tough reporter Amy Archer smells a rat and begins an undercover investigation.

(Wall Street), Directed by Donald Petrie. (1996). The Associate (DVD - 114 min.); The Associate (VHS - 114 min.). Whoopi Goldberg stars in this comedy about making it on Wall Street - in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man or be one.

(Wall Street), Directed by Alex Chapple, Stacey Stewart Curtis (1996). Traders (TV Series: 1996-2000). (DVD- 60 min.). In the setting of the Toronto-based investment house, Gardner/Ross, Traders explores the intimate lives and loves, the mystique and monetary machinations of investment bankers whose high-stakes decisions and sizzling alliances can have grave international consequences.

(Wall Street), Directed by James Dearden (1999). Rogue Trader (DVD - 101 min.); Rogue Trader (VHS - 101 min.). One man's ambition causes one of the greatest financial disasters in history. Nick Leeson (Ewan McGregor) progresses from bank clerk to operations manager in Singapore for Barings Bank, in charge of the bank's options trading business. But, as a cost saving move, the bank minimizes its supervision of Leeson -  allows him to oversee both options trading and back office administrative operations. Unsupervised, he doctors books so that trading losses are reported as profits. Losses worsen, the size and risk of his trades grow - loses its all, causes the bank's bankruptcy.

(Wall Street), Directed by Florian Schura (2000)., 60 min.). Documentary follows a dot-com start-up, from the humble origins of a New Jersey basement, to the 21st floor of an office building off Wall Street. The venture capital is flowing, and the expenses accounts are high, but how long will it last if the founders still can't simply describe what the company does?

(Wall Street), William M. Piersol (2000). The Great Game: The Story of Wall Street (VHS - 120 min.). CNBC documentary based on John Steele Gordon's book "The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power".

(Wall Street), Directed by Ben Younger (2001). Boiler Room (DVD - 118 min.); Boiler Room (VHS - 118 min.). Wall Street - unscrupulous young traders. Set in a none-to-reputable brokerage firm in th 1980s. Young guys (Ben Affleck) rake in $ by cold-calling and selling dubious securities to naive investors. Compliance officer in back pocket of shady firm.

(Wall Street), Directed by Wonsuk Chin (2001). e-Dreams (DVD - 94 min.). Documentary about the feeding frenzy of success and failure that nearly consumed the nation's economy. Focus on now defunct - began in an unfurnished warehouse, business grew from 10 employees to 3,000, extended to 11 cities, raised more than $250 million, attracted attention of Starbucks and Following the April 2000 stock market crash, company was profitable, struggled to keep its operations going; and the formerly ubiquitous bicycle-delivery people in orange became and endangered species.

(Wall Street), Directed by Paul Levine (2001). Spider's Web (DVD - 88 min.); Spider's Web (VHS  - 88 min.). Financial analyst at a large investment banking firm and new playmate, son of the very wealthy owner of one of the firm's clients, develop a complicated scheme to allow him to claim his inheritance without waiting for Dad's passing away.

(Wall Street), Directed by Daniel Gamburg (2003). I.P.O. (San Francisco, CA: Barewitness Films, 110 min.). Riches-to-rags dot-com saga - explores the dreams and dilemmas of dot-commers during San Francisco’s second gold rush, evokes the hope, greed, and disappointment that defined that era. Both a love letter to San Francisco and a sympathy card to its dot com days, Daniel Gamburg makes his feature directorial debut with this all-improvised film chronicling the boom and bust of the one start- up company.

(Wall Street), Directed by Jason Grossman, Written and performed by Jonathan Mirin (2004). Riding the Theatrical Production. Plays Performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Florida Studio Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway. Autobiographical true story of a young man's investment in tech company Wave Systems (WAVX). In 1998, Jonathan Mirin received a stock tip from a "Wavoid"–a group of investors connected via an Internet chat-room. WAVX ran up to a high of $50 per share before settling in at a low of $.08 per share. One man show depicts author's 3-year journey from the giddy heights of the tech boom in New York City to an overland journey towards India in search of spiritual wisdom. Official selection of the New York International Fringe Festival, August 13 – 29, 2004.

(Work), Directed by King Vidor (1928). The Crowd (VHS - 104 min.). Hero ends up with exact opposite of what he wanted for his life: "success", individuality and identity vs. the "crowd" and its "sameness" - set out to make his mark in New York City but ended up a faceless worker (#137) in a large office of a large business, with wife, children, small apartment, no love for the in-laws. Will he stay or choose to lose what he has?

(Work), Directed by Billy Wilder (1960). The Apartment (DVD - 125 min.); The Apartment (VHS  - 125 min.). Jack Lemmon stars as Bud Baxter, an insurance clerk and only a face in a crowd of 30,000 employees, has discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder - by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Finds out that the mistress of Mr. Sheldrake, the company's boss, and his recent flame, Fran Kubelik (Shirley MacLaine), are the same person...and they are using his apartment! Though Baxter has moved up in the company, the attempted suicide of Fran in his very own bed makes him think.

(Work), Directed by David Swift (1967). How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (DVD - 121 min.); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (VHS - 121 min.). J. Pierpont Finch, a young window-cleaner buys a book - "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying." Following its advice, he joins the multi-national but poorly-connected "World-Wide Wicket Company" in the mail-room. Using sneaky and dubious ways, so that the person above him gets either fired or moved to another section of the company, he rises to Vice-President in Charge Of Advertising. Can Finch rise to the top or will it all go down in flames...

(Work), Directed by Sergio Renán (1974). La Tregua, 108 min.). Comment on today's office work, with its routine, long hours, jealousy, jokes, romances, etc. - tired and widowed office man, whose life seems to have been wasted and whose age begins to threaten him. He seeks some peace, while he reflects on his past to try to come to terms with it and with his children who are now adults, but still living with him due to economic hardships.

(Work), Directed by Ken Finkleman (1985). Head Office (VHS - 90 min.). Upon graduation from college with a business degree, John Issel is promptly hired by I.N.C. where employees advance either by kissing ass, or over someone else's dead body. John keeps getting promotions, but cant figure out why. Actually management doesn't care about him, they hope that having hired him, his father, Senator Issel, will vote the way they like.

(Work), Directed by Herbert Ross (1987). The Secret of My Succe$s (DVD - 110 min.); The Secret of My Succe$s (VHS  - 110 min.). Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York, but once in New York, he learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Believing that the best way to win her over is by posing as an executive, Brantley decides to take a position under the name Carlton Whitfield, and soon things get unexpectedly out of hand.

(Work), Directed by Jill Sprecher (1997). Clockwatchers (DVD - 96 min.); Clockwatchers (VHS - 96 min.). Four office temps trying to maintain their sanity and upward mobility: shy Iris (Toni Collette), brash Margaret (Parker Posey), wannabe starlet Paula (Lisa Kudrow), pampered Jane (Alanna Ubach). They become fast friends while temping at Global Credit Association where looking busy is a full time occupation. But when their boss hires a new assistant, their jobs and their friendship are suddenly in danger.

(Work), Directed by Mike Judge (1999). Office Space (DVD - 89 min.); Office Space (VHS - 90 min.). Company workers who hate their jobs and decide to rebel against their greedy boss. Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) just can't seem to catch a break. His girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston) is cheating on him, he has an obnoxious neighbor, and he's completely miserable with his job as a small cog in a company called Initech. He visits a hypnotherapist, who dies just after putting him into a state of complete bliss. Free of worrying about making a living, he no longer feels the need to keep his job, just as the company is going through a massive downsizing. However, his new attitude only makes him more valuable in the company's eyes, and his friends Michael and Samir are fired instead. Together, they scheme to plant a virus inside Initech's computer system that will pull money into their own account.

Jack Boozer (2002). Career Movies: American Business and the Success Mystique. (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 292 p.). Business in motion pictures; Motion pictures--United States.

Gen. Ed. Mark C. Carnes (1995). Past Imperfect History According to the Movies. (New York, NY: Holt, 304 p.). Chairman of the Department of History (Barnard College, Columbia University). Historical films--History and criticism; Motion pictures and history. Relationship between film and historical record (accuracy); uses of history in popular culture.

Rick Prelinger (2006). The Field Guide to Sponsored Films. (San Francisco, CA: National Film Preservation Foundation, 140 p.). Industrial films --Catalogs; Business --Film catalogs; Motion pictures in advertising; Business in motion pictures.

Fred L. Reed (2005). Show Me the Money!: The Standard Catalog of Motion Picture, Television, Stage, and Advertising Prop Money. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 790 p). Prop money--Catalogs; Money in motion pictures--Catalogs. Hollywood’s storytellers have produced a wealth of imitation greenbacks (more than 270 types of motion picture, other theatrical prop money—including nearly 2,000 sub-varieties).


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CounterCorp Film Festival is an annual three-day series of films, post-screening Q&As, and other events organized in San Francisco's historic Mission District. "Anti-corporate" films doesn't just mean "independent" (i.e., non-corporate) ones, but those that examine and reflect the role that corporations play in our daily lives, and the effect they have on people, communities, and cultures around the world — and on the planet itself. The goals of the Festival are to raise public and media awareness, promote critical thought and analysis, and encourage informed discussion and debate about how corporations actually operate, and what they really add to — and also subtract from — humanity's "bottom line".

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1983 - Rick Prelinger founded Prelinger Archives in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films; holds approximately 4,000 titles on videotape and a smaller collection of film materials. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions. 2002 - acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.



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