Monday, August 25, 2014

The Devil Wears Prada (2006).



         When I recently heard about the film, “The Devil Wears Prada,” and learned about the theme and plot, it sounded like it resembled my struggle in my business career with many similarities to my struggle in The Hindu including a boss who was a jerk, the treatment meted out to me there, etc.  The title of the film exactly describes the branch manager:  "The Devil Wears Prada."  (Prada is an Italian fashion label specializing in luxury goods for men and women. It is also used as Hindu female name and means light, glow or shine).

        I have decided to watch the film and find out exactly how the subject has been treated in the film. Here is a brief synopsis of the film:

         A smart college grad can't get a job as a journalist for a magazine she respects, so gets one working for a fashion mag, only to find she's miserable, and oh yeah, her boss is mean.

        There was a very good surprise, as the reviews sounded like the theme was "the boss from hell".  The movie is much more about a young professional maturing and gaining a level of respect for both the world of fashion and her boss (who is indeed a complete jerk).

         The main character shows great spirit in refusing to quit, even when treated unfairly.  Little by little, she earns a measure of respect from her boss, even though she finally decide that all the work she's investing in the job is not getting her any closer to her goals.
         I have to find out what that film has to do with Ayn Rand's ideas and their application.

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Here is a trailer of the film:


Of course, my job in The Hindu was not the one which a "million men would kill for."  It was a job which was a difficult one, no man who is afraid of facing any kind challenge would dare to accept.

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