28 January, 2021

Company Art

Tinsel town has its own take on corporates and the pursuit of profit

Company Art

The business world has been a recurrent theme in films. Many a filmmaker has dabbled in the travails of people held together by the idea of common profit—a common aim for their own common good.A strong notion of hierarchy is their hallmark. Several such films portraying the workings of business come to mind:

Syriana (2005): A compelling depiction of the big American energy corporations. It shows how corporate decisions of international significance are mostly political in nature, how politics is a handmaiden of corporate interests and vice versa. It reveals political aims hidden under corporate practices.

Conspiracy (TV, 2001): This is based on the Wannsee meet of senior Nazi bureaucrats where they plan the Holocaust, clause by clause, page by page. They work out the blueprint to the minutest detail, the logistics, the transportation costs. It was a group of men coldly going about the business of exterminating Jews. The film showed how...



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