Analyze any film made during the 20th century for its implicit or explicit representations of social norms, expectations, and assumptions.  

As a cultural artifact of its time, how does the film serve as a reflection of society’s values and social reality at the time of its release?

 What does it implicitly or symptomatically (i.e., unintentionally) suggest about dominant cultural notions of, say, race, gender, marriage, family, sexuality and sexual mores, work, career, or concepts of “success, the work ethic, law, authority, criminality, economic opportunity, capitalism, the American Dream, etc.? 

How do our own current perceptions, values, and ideals compare and contrast with those observed in this film, and

 what significance can you attach to the cultural similarities and/or differences you see?
The two films: