Briefcase in film
Thomas Crown Affair - 1986 - Dir. Norman Jewison. Actors. Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway, Paul Berke. 
Can you imagine McQueen with a rucksack….  plus we all know Monets only fit in briefcases. 

 

Briefcase in Film
Pulp Fiction - 1994. Dir. Quentin Tarantino. Actors. John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson. 
What was in the briefcase? Some say gold, some say heroin, some say Elvis's Gold Suit was in the briefcase. Either way, not sure a tote would of had quite the same gravitas. 

 

Briefcase in Film

Wolf of Wall Street – 2013. Dir. Martin Scorsese. Actors. Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie. 
Jordan Belfort and a messenger bag? I don't think so. Briefcase for sure. 

 

Briefcase in Film
Mad Men - 2007-2015 Creator. Mathew Weiner. Actors. Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser.
Can’t quite see Don Draper with a back pack can you... 

 

Briefcase in film
From Russia with Love – 1963 - Dir. Terence Young. Actors Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Lottie Lenya. 
Briefcase contents; throwing knife, AR-7 rifle, talcum powder (tear gas) ammunition and 50 gold sovereigns. Open the briefcase the wrong way, you get talcum powdered. Sorry, ours do not have these. Health and safety gone mad.