Pete Sazich, the accountant for Moore Company, feels that all bad debts will be eliminated if credit transactions are done by credit card. He also feels that the cost of the credit cards should be added to the price of the goods. Pete feels that in the future the allowance method will be totally eliminated. What do you think?
wholesale erasure of positive depictions of such groups as functional and productive” (2016: 311). Things like the miners strikes of the eighties, instead of being viewed as people fighting for their right to earn a decent living, and continue the jobs they had been in most of their lives, were propagated by Thatcher as groups of grimy working class people who were not able to cope on their own, government interference or otherwise – they were dependents, and did not deserve to be listened to (iconic: Nov, 2010). For this film to then display an unabashed sense of community spirit, of helping lift one another up, and doing something as a unit, it was quite a courageous move. It spoke to a part of the country that had not been heard in a long time, allowed those not indoctrinated by Thatcher’s heartless form of individualism to find some semblance of comfort, and their own small personal rebellions by turning out to theatres to see it. Clearly, it worked – The Full Monty remained in the box office for twenty-nine weeks, and replaced Jurassic Park (1993, S. Spielberg) as the highest selling film in Britain of all time, for a while (25th Frame). The film “[gave] voice to a certain yearning for ‘national wholeness’ in the face of economic and social divisions and the rise of self-interested individualism that characterised the Tory years” (Hill, 2002: 184). Similarly, this promoted idea of a classless utopia pushed by both Thatcher and her successor John Major, is dismissed by the film almost immediately. We meet Gerald in one of the first scenes set in ‘job club’, a place seemingly used to waste time waiting for job offers to come in. He is trying to scold the other men in the room for not filling in applications, only to be resolutely informed by Gaz, “you forget, Gerald, you’re not our foreman anymore. You’re just like the rest of us: scrap.” Gerald has, in the past, been their boss. While it is unlikely that we are able to describe him as having a middle-class job, Gerald has perceivably been living a much more comfortable life than any of the other men laid off in his job. His position of authority and proximity to that of a middle-class lifestyle makes the other men in the film wary of him at first. He is not viewed as being on the same level as them – Gaz states that Gerald no longer has any station over them, however the knowledge that he was once in charge of them, that he was living securely and without the exertion of the manual labour they were used to, has warped their mindsets into believing that while they have all been laid off, this is still the case. Gerald has more money, a nicer house, fancier things – to them, he is the embodiment of the cushy middle-class. It is not until later in the film when Gaz and Dave have potentially ruined a job opportunity for Gerald that he breaks down, a fit of anger accompanied by tears as he admits that he is barely scraping by, and in desperate need of a job. It is this action, this momentary lapse in façade that leads to the other men inviting Gerald to join their ventu>GET ANSWER