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Anxious Types: A Crisis for Individuals in The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit & Dr. Strangelove

Otten, Richard Edward
Format
Thesis/Dissertation; Online
Author
Otten, Richard Edward
Advisor
Korte, Walter
Howard, Alan
Abstract
This thesis reads the films The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit and Dr. Strangelove through the lens of The Lonely Crowd by David Reisman. The purpose of this reading is to show that these two very different films are each an excellent index of the cultures which produced them. The genre of each--melodrama and dark, subversive satire--is appropriate for its time. Each film features an individual who is punished by the hegemonic peer group for acting upon his instincts.
Language
English
Published
University of Virginia, Department of English, MA (Master of Arts), 2001
Published Date
2001-08
Degree
MA (Master of Arts)
Rights
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Notes
Originally published on the XRoads site for the UVA American Studies program. Years range from 1995-2005. Content is captured at the level of functionality available on the date of capture.
Collection
Libra ETD Repository
Related Resources
http://wayback.archive-it.org/5005/20141106174041/http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA01/otten/AnxiousTypes/frames.html

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