Wolf Of Wall Street

  • metta

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    Dec 27, 2013 6:50 AM GMT
    We Saw 'Wolf Of Wall Street' With A Bunch Of Wall Street Dudes And It Was Disturbing


    http://www.businessinsider.com/banker-pros-cheer-wolf-of-wall-street-2013-12


  • metta

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    Dec 27, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
  • metta

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    Dec 27, 2013 6:55 AM GMT
  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2013 6:19 AM GMT
    An Open Letter to the Makers of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Wolf Himself

    "So here's the deal. You people are dangerous. Your film is a reckless attempt at continuing to pretend that these sorts of schemes are entertaining, even as the country is reeling from yet another round of Wall Street scandals. We want to get lost in what? These phony financiers' fun sexcapades and coke binges? Come on, we know the truth. This kind of behavior brought America to its knees."

    "I urge each and every human being in America NOT to support this film, because if you do, you're simply continuing to feed the Wolves of Wall Street."


    http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2013/12/wolf_of_wall_street_prousalis.php
  • Import

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    Jan 26, 2014 5:50 PM GMT
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    I very much enjoyed Wolf of Wall Street.
    It was an amazing movie and it was rather hilarious!

    Calling the film "dangerous" is a little extreme and ridiculous IMO.
    For being like 3 hous long, I was entertained the entire time.

    I actually liked the glorification of the almighty dollar.....and drugs and sex....and scandal and everything else

    A life I will never have..... not that I want that life, but at the same time....so entertaining and over the top.

    LOVED this movie. I recommend anyone 18 or older to go see it.
  • arinano

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    Jan 27, 2014 2:49 PM GMT
    If you haven't seen American Hustle or pay attention to the Awards Season Race this quote might confuse you but it fascinated me nonetheless:

    Film Crit Hulk Smash: THE FALLRISE OF DAVID O. RUSSELLThere’s been much comparison made lately between American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street. This is for good reason. The Scorsese film has come under immense fire from those who either a) did not like its penchant for nudity, drugs and general depravity or b) did not like it because they felt it glorifies its main character. But what these people are missing is the essential understanding that the film is not advocating Jordan Belfort in the slightest. It actually thinks he’s ridiculous and horrible (Martin Scorsese practically feels like he’s poking his head out after each scene and saying “can you believe these assholes?”). The “problem” with Wolf, is that it has the gall to recognize our society’s complicity with this behavior and all the ways we help in propitiating these monsters and con artists by giving them a pass or maybe even worshiping them … Scorsese is just showering us with the cosmic ridiculousness of all this. And we don’t like that. We like our movies to punish bad guys because we don’t do it in real life. We want the unrepentant con artists to pay, dammit! Well, except when our movies tell us to like them. Because American Hustle is a movie that worships the con artist. And unsurprisingly, people love it. But that’s the thing about movies and society: people like to be indulged, not punished. And between the two films we should be agreeing with the themes of Wolf of Wall Street (which actually seconds our rage at the unfairness of it all, but asks tough questions of the audience about why we do nothing), but American Hustle is the one that holds up the movie-going and societal status quo. And thus it’s the one we worship. The one that gets awards thrown at it. That’s the one that proves even our best and brightest film-lovers just like to be indulged.


    Source: http://badassdigest.com/2014/01/20/film-crit-hulk-smash-the-fallrise-of-david-o.-russell/

    This is Martin Scorsese for goodness sake. He's way above the leagues of people like Ryan Murphy, Harvey Weinstein and even David O. Russell, who think the only way to evoke audience reaction is through the camera. icon_rolleyes.gif Looking at it that way, it's pretty fucking interesting filmmaking.
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    Jan 27, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    I'm kinda hesitant to watch this movie. After working in investment banking for 10 years, I'm thinking the movie will remind of certain aspects of an industry that I'm glad I left.