Once again, I’m taking part in Wandering Through the Shelves weekly challenge. This week the theme is movies set in the world of retail. So let’s jump straight in and get down to the nitty gritty.
Dawn of the Dead: Both the remake and original find themselves spending a huge chunk of their time in an abandoned mall, trying to protect themselves from the impending doom of the zombie apocalypse that’s outside the glass doors.. The setting is perfect and also looks a little fun (despite the circumstances). The thought of being trapped inside a whole shopping mall with the entirety at your dispense seems quite exciting to me. The setting also allows for the development of a hierarchy. Human behaviour at its… finest? I which, one individual thinks it’s down to them to be the boss and rule by force. The Standford Prison experiment but in a mall.
Empire Records: This lovely gem form the 90s is set in a music store. We get an insight into the antics of the employees as they try and save the store from corporate overlords taking it over. Set in one day, this is like the 90s answer to The Breakfast Club. The cast is brilliant and the film is a little whacky but it’s definitely a favourite of mine.
The Greatest Store in the World: This one is a little gem from my childhood. A made-for-tv movie that sees a mum and her two daughters’ home (a camper van) destroyed just before Christmas. The mother, thinking quick on her feet decides to seek refuge in a huge department store, creating as much fun as possible for her children. Whilst there, they encounter two burglars who attempt to steal jewels from the store on Christmas day. This is just a feel good film, really. Nothing too special about it but a lot of fond memories attached to it.
That’s all I have for this week’s Thursday Movie Picks, but don’t forget to read everyone else’s posts. Once again, thank you to our host and I’ll look forward to my next participation.
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