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Emmett Winn wrote:
>As part of a research project I'm interested in--I'm looking for
>suggestions for movies to investigate.  Briefly: I'm looking for films
>where characters of an "upper-class" (broadly defined: economic, social
>etc) are "moralized, "emotionally healed," shown a "better" life
>perspective, etc. by characters of a "lower-class" (again broadly defined).
>
>Further I'm primarily interested in mainstream contemporary Hollywood
>cinema (made since about 1977 or so) that fit this very broadly defined
>category.  Some examples are:
>White Palace, Titanic, Pretty Woman, & Passion Fish
 
How about SIXTEEN CANDLES, BREAKFAST CLUB, MIGHTY DUCKS, D2, D3 (especially
the first and third Mighty Ducks--they deal specifically with what you are
interested in), and BABY BOOM?  I realize these aren't "great" films, but
they do offer some insights and fit your criteria.  Of course, several deal
with teenagers, but this is a vital part of our society.
 
Cheers!
Lisa :-)
 
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Lisa R. Barry
Ph.D. Candidate
The Pennsylvania State University
234 Sparks Building
University Park, PA  16802
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