Eat the Rich! Stories About the Wealthy, Explained

We’ve long been fascinated by stories about wealth and the wealthy, but lately it seems like that fascination has curdled into revulsion—even anger. From the recent crop of movies like Parasite, Knives Out, Hustlers, and Joker, to shows like Succession and Billions, class warfare is suddenly everywhere, feeding off a growing dissatisfaction with a world that revolves around the rich. Here’s The Take on the long and often fraught relationship we’ve had with wealth onscreen and why lately, it seems like the revolution has begun.

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