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The Outside Edge: How Outsiders Can Succeed in a World Made by Insiders by Robert Kelsey

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Conclusion An Extraordinary Vantage Point

‘I went to the pub. They were all singing…oh, some song they'd learnt from the jukebox. And I thought, what the frig am I trying to do? Why don't I just pack it in, stay here and join in the singing?…But when I turned around my mother had stopped singing and was crying. I said, “Why are you crying, mother?” and she said “There must be better songs to sing than this.” And I thought, “Yeah, that's what I'm trying to do – sing a better song.”’

Two iconic 1980s movies: Educating Rita (1983) and Wall Street (1987). On first viewing both involve central characters that couldn't be further apart. Rita (Julie Walters) is the eponymous heroine of Willy Russell's masterful screenplay, which includes the above ...

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