Career Pressures, Responsibility, Identity

  • Jadranka Skorin-Kapov


The first part looks at career challenges resulting with personal struggles testing one’s morality code. Films include Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Inheritance (2003), The Dinner (I nostri ragazzi) (2014), and Toni Erdmann (2016). The second part considers identity challenges due to job pressures, race, gender, and sexuality. The films include Office Space (1999), Reality (2012), Paterson (2016), and Moonlight (2016). The third part reflects on loss of privacy and cyber harassment, presenting some real cases, and following with film discussions on Disconnect (2012) and The Circle (2017). Science fiction films offer illustrations of our current fears and ethical concerns. Challenges due to the development of technology and artificial intelligence are discussed through films Sleep Dealer (2008) and Ex Machina (2015). The chapter ends with discussion on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece retaining relevance even after half a century.


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  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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