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The Man in the White Suit

Released 1952
Distributor Universal Pictures

Capital and labor work together to suppress a great invention in this essential Ealing comedy. Alec Guinness invents an indestructible cloth that threatens to destroy the textile industry. Dry, witty and subversive satire from the versatile Alexander Mackendrick.

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About Howard Rodman

Howard A. Rodman, a Professor and former Chair of the screenwriting program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and an artistic director of the Sundance Screenwriting Labs, wrote Savage Grace with Julianne Moore, August with Josh Hartnett and David Bowie, and the opening night film of the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, Joe Gould’s Secret, with Ian Holm and Stanley Tucci. The sleaziest character in Steven Soderbergh’s film The Underneath is named “Howard Rodman,” for reasons which need not be enumerated here.

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