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Contextualizing shopping in films

by Angharad Valdivia

Putting together, these 13 films from the mid-1980s to recent crystalize how the culture of consumerism is contributed by popular films. In all these productions, the scene of shopping or acquisition of material abundance are situated within an ecstatic moment as narrative release, triumphant transformation of identity, or an everyday solution to crisis.

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"Orgasmic shopping" in popular films

The video edited 13 popular film scenes, from 1984 to 2011, where shopping was consistently represented as the climactic moment of "fun and game" of various cinematic story lines.

from Night of the Comet (1984)
Creator: Thom Eberhardt
Posted by Angharad Valdivia
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