On this week’s Movies vs. Capitalism, hosts Rivka Rivera and Frank Cappello are joined by artist and YouTube host Matt Strackbein, AKA The Letterhack, for a thrilling conversation about the 2007 film Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney, which follows a high-priced “legal fixer” who uncovers a deadly conspiracy perpetrated by his law firm’s corporate client.
A rough transcript of the episode is available here.
In today’s interview, Rivka, Frank, and Matt explore how Michael Clayton is ultimately a story about radicalization and redemption, and how the film expertly depicts the psychological toll exacted from doing a corporation’s dirty work.
For next week’s movie, we’ll be watching the 1999 film about the history of the New Deal’s Federal Theatre Project, Cradle Will Rock.
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