Somebody: I Wanna Be Somebody; I’m Gonna Be Somebody–Myths in American Cinema and Culture

Recurrent Themes in American Cinema and Culture: Being Somebody

I want to b somebody;

I am going to be somebody

Fragile Sense of Identity

Search for Identity

Fear of Losing Identity

 

Select Films:

A Star Is Born, 1937

Annie Get Your Gun

Little Women, 1933, 1948, 1994, 2018

On the Waterfront, 1954 (I coulda been a contender…._

 

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