What Pretty Woman Says About Money

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    Sign up for Skillshare: skl.sh/thetake58 | What was Pretty Woman really saying about money? Was it a capitalist cautionary tale - or a capitalist fairy tale? Almost 20 years later, the 1990 classic (starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts) is still telling us a lot about our desire for love, wealth, or both love and wealth. If you like this video, subscribe to our channel or support us on Patreon: www.patreon.com/thetake
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Vor 8 Monate
Firegen1
Firegen1

Bloody hell your videos are always good... but this was exceptional! I just completed a course on project and corporate management and the description of Edward... that was like half of my lecturers in a nutshell. It's kind of scary actually. I wonder how many of them have transcational marriages. Anyway wow and thanks.

Vor 8 Monate
Denisa Costin
Denisa Costin

Abhilash Bisht Thanks for the reply! I made a rookie mistake, apparently I was clicked on the “billed annually £7 a month”, which they rightfully assume then you’ll used the whole service for a year, therefore they’ll charge you £84, which makes sense! But you can click on the other option which is billed “monthly £13”. So after those 2 free months they will charge you the monthly £13. Sorry for the confusion!

Vor 8 Monate
Beethoven’s Fidelio
Beethoven’s Fidelio

The history of mermaids in film

Vor 8 Monate
Sara Moreira
Sara Moreira

please do one about comparing the versions of Pride and Prejudice

Vor 8 Monate
Abhilash Bisht
Abhilash Bisht

Denisa Costin you can cancel the subscription before the mentioned date and no amount will be deducted. The membership will be cancelled

Vor 8 Monate
J W
J W

Y'all need to do Joe vs the Volcano

Vor 22 Stunden
Virgo303
Virgo303

I would've loved if they stuck with the gritty and dark version. Those kinds of movies are more interesting to me.

Vor 11 Tage
zouj
zouj

Never saw the movie and came here for two reasons: The Office scene with Dwight and the song by Roy Orbison. Just wanted to say that I am glad that your videos are understandable and give a good summmary on plot and characters. I always thaught "Pretty Woman" was a cheesy romcom but I guess I was wrong.

Vor 13 Tage
Swaraj Kanr
Swaraj Kanr

No, don't make me an optimist... It'll ruin my life 😉

Vor 16 Tage
delirium 341
delirium 341

Cool essay. Still hate the movie tho.

Vor 16 Tage
Vital Entity
Vital Entity

it means that no matter how you begin your life if you are attractive you can get whatever you want.

Vor 17 Tage
Chris Kilmer
Chris Kilmer

A Man needs a woman like a fish needs a hook.

Vor 20 Tage
Eicarg
Eicarg

18:22 omg who is she she's so pretty i cant believe the store refused to sell her stuff

Vor 28 Tage
Sara Livermore
Sara Livermore

OK. I am all for nuance and flexibility in analysis. I'm also not hair-triggered on social issues. It just amazes me that you've sidestepped the most relevant issue - the gendered imbalance of material power. Income inequality isn't generally a matter of hourly wages. The difference is found in how entire careers are valued. Female-dominated jobs have paid less for generations, jobs in care giving most notably. If prostitution were legal and regulated for the safety of all involved, how much better off would Vivian be prior to getting saved by the patriarchy? I believe that gender equality really means that traditional gender roles and assumptions shouldn't limit an individual's pursuit of a whole existence. In that light, I'll say that the baby step Edward takes toward the touchy-feely by actually deciding to create rather than destroy is...encouraging? But gah, people...this is a fun movie that doubles down on some of our culture's worst instincts.

Vor Monat
Han-Bi Lee
Han-Bi Lee

don't know why but watching this as an 19 years old in 2020 still makes me feel so joyous, everything about this is still very relatable to be honest.

Vor Monat
girlysword
girlysword

There was actually a study that shows that money does buy happiness, but only to the point where you are living comfortably. After that, more money doesn't equal more happiness. Being rich doesn't buy you happiness. Going after more money after you don't have to worry about your needs and can indulge your wants is just stressing yourself out for no reason and making yourself a target for greedy people.

Vor Monat
Ba Be
Ba Be

Money does not buy happiness, it buys Security

Vor Monat
Roslyn Gordon
Roslyn Gordon

Its probably messed up for me to say bit I can't think of anything happier than security in my life

Vor 22 Tage
Orli Rose
Orli Rose

"They are not kind to people. They're kind to credit cards"

Vor Monat
Alia
Alia

Almost thirty years later*

Vor Monat
Luboman411
Luboman411

Ironically enough, Richard Gere made a movie in 1980 that is the male version of "Pretty Woman"--"American Gigolo." In that movie Gere plays a high-class escort and male prostitute. But I don't know if it's as happy and escapist as "Pretty Woman" is. From the few snippets I've seen of that movie, it seems to take itself far more seriously. "American Gigolo" if I recall correctly is a film noir with a murder at its center.

Vor Monat
chattima charnsnoh
chattima charnsnoh

At least she is honest about it.

Vor Monat
Syren
Syren

Even though this was a good exposition, I somehow still think that this movie is shit lol

Vor 2 Monate
fuckfannyfiddlefart
fuckfannyfiddlefart

Moral of the story. the man with the most money can buy the best looking woman. The 80's SUCKED, the decade the capitalist religion became a social cult.

Vor 2 Monate
Furiosa
Furiosa

Have enough money to be comfortable then live for love. (That's middle or upper middle class my myself atleast)

Vor 2 Monate
Maria Regina
Maria Regina

The original screenplay was much better but not as Hollywood. At the end he leaves Vivian, actually throws her out of a limo. And she was addicted to crack and painfully detoxing when she was with him because he demanded no drugs. She goes to Disneyland at the end.

Vor 2 Monate
נועה אלחלל
נועה אלחלל

It was for the money in the beginning but in the end it was pure love between Viviane and Edward because they lurn to know each other better

Vor 2 Monate
Leia Jiang
Leia Jiang

I love money, i want money, i need money, but i dont need wealth.

Vor 2 Monate
Mia Papageorge
Mia Papageorge

PREACH: DREAMS CAN PAY THE RENT

Vor 2 Monate
Dolapo Adepoju
Dolapo Adepoju

Could you please do one of these video on “the Thomas Crown Affair”?🙏🏾

Vor 2 Monate
blair johnston
blair johnston

Don’t you mean... *Beautiful Girl?*

Vor 2 Monate
Teresa Ellis
Teresa Ellis

I like how you ended the video. I wasn't sure about this video until you tied it all together. Thank you.

Vor 2 Monate
NC
NC

Vivian is a manic pixie dream girl. She "saves" Richard from his empty life.

Vor 2 Monate
Anayeli Soria
Anayeli Soria

"A cautionary tale about the empitness of living for money alone..." *looks at her empty wallet* Well I guess thats not a real danger for me...

Vor 2 Monate
Nada
Nada

Money can buy happiness and that’s the hard truth 😃

Vor 2 Monate
Ty
Ty

I feel like the only people who take romcoms all that seriously are unhinged stalkers.

Vor 2 Monate
loverrlee
loverrlee

Gets to the part where it played “Greed Is Good.” Gets an ad for Share The Meal app. Well played YouTube. Well played! 🙌

Vor 3 Monate
Enlightened Centrist
Enlightened Centrist

Good points. I think it's like that for every class. The movie simply shows the highest and the lowest. It's the same in the middle, too.

Vor 3 Monate
Anigurl28
Anigurl28

I hate pretty woman

Vor 3 Monate
Tracy Rowe
Tracy Rowe

I lived around the block from the "pretty woman hotel" in Hollywood. One day I was walking home past the hotel and saw a film company outside the building. They were filming the final scene when Edward was climbing the fire escape. The entire cast and crew were Japanese.

Vor 3 Monate
Annapple Goldfinch
Annapple Goldfinch

The image I get of money from the movie is not a condemnation or a fantasy, but a return of money to its proper place in one's life. The function of money, whether you use it for good or for evil, is as a tool of trade, a bridge between your work and your desires. Making money your entire goal in life usually spells trouble no matter what your intentions. Like the film says, "When you live for money, there will never be enough of it." There is no build-up with getting money, no milestones, no challenge, no journey, and no fulfillment. Whereas someone who makes money for another purpose and goes for it is more liable to find fulfilment. Vivian is clear-headed about what she wants, and to go for it when it becomes available, two things Edward lacks. Once Edward incorporates this clear-headedness and strength of will into his life, he finds a new purpose other than getting money and putting on a show. His using money to support Vivian and to help rebuild a business is a sign that he is putting money back into the place it belongs: as a tool instead of an end in of itself. That's just my personal belief.

Vor 3 Monate
adam r latham
adam r latham

We will discuss if things are better for miney or love But ... ... ... Todays sponcer is....well we know which u prefer lol

Vor 3 Monate
Rosangela Sena
Rosangela Sena

a transaction that people only see her taking...

Vor 3 Monate
Matthew
Matthew

It's all about gaining the trust so you can easily overthrow the bourgeois from within.

Vor 3 Monate
Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express

It's just about a man who just "fixes" her to fit in his life and status. Why couldn't he abandoned it all and live in the life she had

Vor 3 Monate
sara
sara

p.s. 😈 - being nitpicky i guess but: she didn't have a good life that she liked and wanted, so that would have been a bad idea lol. i think an in-between or more specifically: a Third option would be more it

Vor Monat
sara
sara

devils advocate here: I'd say She changes Him much more than the other way around.. But i guess more in the way of influencing, whereas he was like 'mastering' her about all those behavioural things, so Obviously see your point. jepp - the ending kinda blew, or to me felt disengenuine, not fitting with what the original tone was (actually) supposed to be, and it shows throughout, the movie is pretty 'weird' and doesn't seam to know what it wants to be.

Vor Monat
suthiratt limchaiyawat
suthiratt limchaiyawat

For love obviously ! Why don’t u get it ?

Vor 3 Monate
Pearlie Grace
Pearlie Grace

it says that money can literally buy u anything, even love

Vor 3 Monate
Jov An
Jov An

"TRADITIONAL equivalent of PRETTY GIRL" , I liked that part.

Vor 3 Monate
Skam Reactions
Skam Reactions

I can’t believe I’ve never watched Pretty Woman.

Vor 3 Monate
NJGuy1973
NJGuy1973

The original title for the movie was "3000."

Vor 3 Monate
wilwad
wilwad

Finally watched the full movie in this video. Thanks

Vor 3 Monate
Madihah Zulkifli
Madihah Zulkifli

great videos wow love your channel sm

Vor 4 Monate
Kira Robinson
Kira Robinson

Holy crap, I never thought that rom com was so deep. You guys are amazing, and eloquent AF

Vor 4 Monate
certainly joel
certainly joel

Lol you make me want to watch the film aha

Vor 4 Monate
Myra Groenewegen
Myra Groenewegen

I still think this seem pretty toxic. It feeds the perfect fantasy of being ABLE to "have it all" and allows for those who do to "have it all" and somehow still be moral without sacrifice. What hurts and harms is that in this and so many other movies, it's the convenient plot of the movie, not any non-luck-based social reality, which enables a satisfying ending, so it reinforces that there is no happy ending without that convenient "having it all" which seems realistically impossible, particularly for impoverished women. There's also "manic pixie dream girl" issues here. The much more practically needy underprivileged love interest exists to bring morality to an infinitely more powerful man, seeming to imply that we simply can't expect anything morally from men, or powerful wealthy people--they are incapable morally. This easily leads to a doomed mindset when it comes to holding men, and/or rich people politically accountable. It's not their job to be moral or face outrage and public censure, it's the job of the powerless to somehow melt their inhumanity away on the most personal, least political level. "Maid in Manhattan" does the same thing, ineed there a film a year with this general "economic Cinderella" narrative shape. I call bullshit.

Vor 4 Monate
Yannis H
Yannis H

Brilliant! Congrats!

Vor 4 Monate
Christina Fuller
Christina Fuller

Overboard is one of my favorite movies!! I hate the remake. I couldn't get through it.

Vor 4 Monate
xr28y ge3fl1
xr28y ge3fl1

Women sell sex, men buy sex. There is a difference, Business man can go home and have real relationships with his family. A prostitute cannot go home and have a real relationship.

Vor 4 Monate
Susie English
Susie English

Prostitution is fine. At least then you you're going to get shafted

Vor 4 Monate
RollinsOwensMizAmbroseGirl
RollinsOwensMizAmbroseGirl

Amazing movie. A true classic! Thanks for the video.

Vor 5 Monate
Hyalophora Cecropia
Hyalophora Cecropia

Excellent video.

Vor 5 Monate
Jessica DarknessTwin
Jessica DarknessTwin

he gave her everything that money can buy but she fell in love like a dumbass!!!

Vor 5 Monate
cazia9
cazia9

The explanation of prostitution given in this film explains why actors were traditionally grouped together in the same social class as sex workers

Vor 5 Monate
Nguyen Trang
Nguyen Trang

I love the fact that this channel always has English subtitles :)

Vor 5 Monate
Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

I love all you videos! Make a Breakfast at Tiffanys take please 😍

Vor 5 Monate
Zzul Ma
Zzul Ma

This movie always seemed too cheesy.

Vor 5 Monate
DeanRendar84
DeanRendar84

I have been taught how to use the 3 sets of forks and all elaborate table serving ware from my mom who has those only for dinner parties, and my dad's favorite and only snack he brings eats at the office is bread. I wonder what all this indicates?

Vor 5 Monate
Kayla Perkins
Kayla Perkins

Hello, welcome to Retail

Vor 5 Monate
Luboman411
Luboman411

"Money can't buy you happiness, but it does buy you a better class of misery."

Vor 5 Monate
Beethoven’s Fidelio
Beethoven’s Fidelio

Luboman411 I would rather be miserable and rich, than miserable and poor.

Vor 5 Monate
WhyShouldI TellYou
WhyShouldI TellYou

I personally think you have to have a balance in your life. You need money plain and simple it’s a necessity. But it won’t help you feel love or be loved. It’s one of the few things that it can’t buy.

Vor 6 Monate
Erin Carr
Erin Carr

I love my fair Lady ❤️😍😍

Vor 6 Monate
Mythic Reactions
Mythic Reactions

The Lady with the Camellias

Vor 6 Monate
Tenzin Nyendak
Tenzin Nyendak

I just love and adore your videos it’s so educational. I have watched this analysis of Pretty Woman 5 times this month, and your video on Nicole Kidman was brilliant, same as for Cinderella’s analysis video and many more.... 😍. Can you make some for Blake Lively’s Serena Van der Woodson of Gossip Girl or anything related to Audrey Hepburn. ❤️

Vor 6 Monate
Keitron Wallace
Keitron Wallace

"money doesn't buy happiness" No, but it does give me the opportunity to be both rich and happy. I can always BE happy, I can't just BE rich.

Vor 6 Monate
Adrian Ghandtchi
Adrian Ghandtchi

Holding out for the fantasy, I like that.

Vor 6 Monate
Kerima Nasilasila
Kerima Nasilasila

Hands down still one of my ultimate faves!!

Vor 7 Monate
Hannah Gutierrez
Hannah Gutierrez

3000 would've been such a good movie maybe something like it will happen one day

Vor 7 Monate
Rose Red
Rose Red

I disagree with the idea that rich man is the equivalent of a pretty girl. Even just look at the sentence. Man (adult) vs girl (infantilized woman in this case). A pretty girl is seen as selling yourself, vying for buyers. She doesn't have the power in this case. A rich man, especially a charming one, is seen as shopping. His money can open any doors for him. He does have power.

Vor 7 Monate
Cintia S
Cintia S

"“It would be an excellent match, for he was rich, and she was handsome. . . . she [Mrs. Jennings] was always anxious to get a good husband for every pretty girl.” (Sense and Sensibility) "But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.” (Mansfield Park) Jane Austen telling it like it is since 1810

Vor 7 Monate
ProtMythic
ProtMythic

sorta like making youtube videos and begging for subs

Vor 8 Monate
Esra Mohammed
Esra Mohammed

I dislike the movie because of the power dynamic and how omg he's the reason for how much better she is now. It's very onisiony

Vor 8 Monate
What are you looking at
What are you looking at

Money can buy you the needs, that what makes you happy But when the needs is a person is a different story.

Vor 8 Monate
wwaxwork
wwaxwork

Like Fight Club everyone grabbed onto the wrong ideas in Wall Street. Gecko was supposed to be the bad guy not the hero.

Vor 8 Monate
lala27
lala27

Thank you, girls, because this kind of videos are really good to analyze the media we consumed in a little more practical way. I just read the book Crazy Rich Asians, and I couldn't stop to think in this video, and the 50 shades of grey. It's true, It is the perfect capitalist fairy tale.

Vor 8 Monate
MangoBabyRican
MangoBabyRican

Can you guys do a piece on Buffy, Tula (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and Fran Fine (The Nanny)?

Vor 8 Monate

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