Everything I know about money I
learned at the movies.
OK, l did learn some things from
my parents. Then there was that college economics class. And
marriage has been a continual money education.
But movies can reveal financial
truths, even when money isn't the film's main theme. That's
because money and movies are inextricably linked.
Hollywood execs routinely measure
a production's success by its box office take; after all,
that's how they keep premium gas in their Ferraris.
Mere multiplex patrons like you
and I make the cash-celluloid connection every time we hand
over $10 to the teenager in the ticket booth. As the previews
wind down and the theater lights dim, we settle in and hope
that our admission-price investment will return a decent plot
and some interesting performances.
And, sometimes, an afternoon at
the movies does pay off. We get a wonderful story, good acting
and a life -- or money -- lesson, too, not to mention finding
out which concession stand treats really are the best value!
Here are 10 "money" movies,
from classic to corny, adventure to comedy, and their sound