12 February 2014

The Devil Wears Prada

Our new exhibition, Time & Motion: Redefining Working Life, reconsiders the way we look at working life. With the rapid pace of technological change, our work/life balance and relationship to our working life is constantly shifting and altering. 

Office life and the progression up the career ladder has been a key topic in films throughout the years from the cutthroat world of Glengary Glen Ross to George Clooney’s corporate downsizer in Up in the Air. As part of our Time & Motion exhibition, we want you to select the best films from three themes, Life on the Breadline, Life as an Average Joe and Life at the Top.

The winning films will be screened in The Box during January, February and March 2014.

Kicking off the first of our themes, Life at the Top, select your favourite from the following shortlist and get a chance to shape the film programme of our exhibition! To vote, use the comments section below or get in touch through Facebook and Twitter. We also have voting forms available in the building.

Life at the Top Shortlist

Up in the Air
George Clooney travels first class across America firing people and ‘downsizing’ companies until a new technology could possibly make his job redundant. 

The Devil Wears Prada
Meryl Streep is Miranda Priestley, the ruthless and cynical editor of one of the worlds biggest fashion magazines. 

Wall Street
Gordon Gecko is at the top of a financial world where ‘Greed is Good’ until insider trading threatens to bring down his entire career.

American Psycho
An investment baker hides a psychopathic personality behind his relentless pursuit of the best food, suits, business cards and career. 

Jerry Maguire
You had me at "hello". One of Tom Cruise’s best performances as a sports agent who is fired from his job and must attempt to get buy as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him. 

Philadelphia
Tom Hanks is a highflying lawyer who is fired after it is discovered that he has AIDS. He is forced to higher a homophobic small time lawyer to represent him as he pursues a wrongful dismissal suit. 

Trading Places
Dan Ackroyd, a wealthy investor, and Eddie Murphy, a con artist, find their lives switched as part of a bet between two millionaires.

Glengarry Glen Ross
Based on David Mamet’s play, Glengarry Glen Ross follows the intense competition inside an estate agency. 

Anchorman
Run Burgundy is San Diego’s top news anchor until a new competitor appears on the scene.

Network
A television network exploits the ravings and revelations of a deranged former presenter.