"The Philadelphia Story" Film Review by Calwriter

"The Philadelphia Story"
An examination of the social context of the film, "The Philadelphia Story" (George Cukor, 1940).
# 56045 | 3,105 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2005 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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The cultural relevance of the film, "The Philadelphia Story", can be found in the way the play achieved renown in the theater, in the translation of the play to film, in the way the story reflected the social order of the time, and in the way the film has spoken to generations since. The writer explains how the play was produced in 1939, the film in 1940, and at the time, the United States was emerging from the Great Depression and on the brink of World War II. It explains that the story is an escapist tale about the wealthy class, allowing the audience members to look in on a way of life they do not know directly. It also points out that the story takes place in a pre-feminist age, though it also has a feminist underpinning in the way it expresses ideas about the equality of the sexes and about the particular role for career women in the social order.

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