Movies have been a medium to communicate ideas and values for decades. They sometimes communicate the collective attitude of a people concerning an issue while at other times they introducing new ideas to the masses. Movies are important to understanding how we view money and should not be overlooked.
You’re not your job. You’re not how much money you have in the bank. You’re not the car you drive. You’re not the contents of your wallet. You’re not your [...] khakis. We are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world.
It’s just, when you buy furniture, you tell yourself: that’s it, that’s the last sofa I’m gonna need. No matter what else happens, I’ve got that sofa problem handled. I had it all. I had a stereo that was very decent, a wardrobe that was getting very respectable. I was so close to being complete.
We’re consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don’t concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy’s name on my underwear. Rogaine, Viagra, Olestra.