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Courtney Morris October 2009 AMS 2030 Belgrad Discussion Questions for Thunder Road (1958) The “movie plot triangle” in this film is constructed as: Southern white hillbilly, organized crime syndicate, and federal government. What does each of them want from the whiskey business? How is the triangle resolved? An example of “move plot triangle” occurs in Thunder Road between the Southern white hillbilly, organized crime syndicate and federal government. Each person or group plans to get something different out of the whiskey business. The Southern white hillbillies were forced to dump out all of their liquor after they had been caught. They wanted a stabilized job and income out of the whiskey business. The people involved in organized crime, however, wanted much more. Kogan was the head of the organized crime and wanted power by suggesting that all whiskey travelers come together and combined their businesses. This did not work, since Luke was the main person to decline this offer. The federal government will do anything to catch the people
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