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Wall Street and Vine: Hollywood's View of Business


Larry E. Ribstein (Deceased)


University of Illinois College of Law; PERC - Property and Environment Research Center

March 8, 2009

U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE05-010

Abstract:     
American films have long presented a negative view of business. This article is the first comprehensive and in-depth analysis of filmmakers' attitude toward business. It shows that it is not business that filmmakers dislike, but rather the control of firms by profit-maximizing capitalists. The article argues that this dislike stems from filmmakers' resentment of capitalists' constraints on their artistic vision. Filmmakers' portrayal of business is significant because films have persuasive power that tips the political balance toward business regulation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 85

Keywords: Film, business regulation, corporate social responsibility

JEL Classification: G38, K20, K22, L21, L51

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Date posted: April 11, 2005 ; Last revised: March 9, 2009

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Ribstein (Deceased), Larry E., Wall Street and Vine: Hollywood's View of Business (March 8, 2009). U Illinois Law & Economics Research Paper No. LE05-010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=563181 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.563181

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