My remix/mash up will strive to take a political stance against big business, big box stores, and controversial corporate business practices that ultimately hurt the American worker. I will try to show that big box stores only destroy small business and then as time has shown , self-destruct, creating hundreds if not thousands in job loss. I will also look in to Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital and how that relates to big retail. Stores like Staples, Sports Authority and Dominos are touted as success stories but this is without looking at the small business factor. Is Mitt Romney really for small business? There is a controversy that under Mitt Romney Bain Capital caused hundred s of job losses and Mitt Romney seems to support that our economy only works if you have some losses. I will look more closely at American Pad and Paper and Dade International, both companies that were bought by Bain Capital and eventually had to close their doors resulting in American job loss.
In making these claims I will use footage from the Great Depression and juxtapose that with current unemployment images. Then I will show stores like BestBuy, which will be closing 50 stores to link that to current unemployment. To link all this to Romney I will show stores like Staples that use a similar business model. I will use podcasts and MSNBC interviews to show that Mitt Romney, under Bain Capital used leveraged buy outs and show through Chrysler that leveraged buy outs statistically do not work out well for the employees. I intend on using clips of Mitt Romney’s speeches. Also I want to use less linear clips for example, Romney “doubled down” on certain transactions for which I will use a clip of gambling. I also want to juxtapose my images with clips from the movie “Wall Street” with Michael Douglas. I want to use the song “Brother, Can you Spare a Dime” by Bing Crosby which relates to job loss and the Depression. I intend to look through different versions of song to see if I can find a more contemporary version that will better relate to present day.
As a visual association I am thinking of using the metaphor of a highway. It appears to me that the topics I am discussing are like a super speedway, demolishing small country roads and racing faster and faster until eventually the last exit is Bankruptcy. I think I will plan on using images of speedways and highway exits to represent this idea.