Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Board Room

Sunday I spent all afternoon in bed and watched two old movies Peleg and I have in our DVD library: Sabrina (the original version with Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and William Holden) and The Hudsucker Proxy (Coen brothers' film from 1994).

I'm always looking for synchronocities. Both movies extensively feature Boards of Directors. Bogart is the head of his family company (Larrabee Enterprises). Tim Roth becomes the President of Hudsucker Industries. Both Boards look like every other board in the movies: a long polished table, surrounded by men smoking cigars and drinking, both boards completely manipulated by the one man in the room who actually has any power.

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