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The Wolf of Wall Street (12/25/2013)


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I've watched this trailer over a dozen times since yesterday. It's like crack.

Leonardo DiCaprio's moves... Damn!


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Great trailer, loved it...Scorsese + Leo = gold and I can't wait to see it.

Except for Gangs of New York.


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Except for Gangs of New York.

Awww helllll no...Gangs of New York is great! And DDL should have won an Oscar as Bill the Butcher.

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Too bad this movie is set the 90's which was a Walt Disney fairy tale compared to what is currently happening in the financial world.

 

All these psychotic assholes like Lloyd Blankfein, Ben Bernake, Hank Polson, James Dimon, ice queen bitch Blythe Masters, she made the Credit Default Swap the timebomb of our time, George Soros, Warren Buffet and dozens of others ...

 

I am not talking about small time crooks here, these are the elites of the financial world who have no soul just like serial killers,, they count money in trillions (billions is so passé !), they all know each other, they are more powerful than any head of state, they all stole trillions to the wordlwide middle classes and they are still in fucking charge after the disaster of 2008 which we are still paying the consequences to this day.

 

These people have the ultimate power : the creation of money out of thin air. They are more powerful than standing armies.

 

In a none too distant future, they will be hung in public.

 

I didn't know you were so socialist :P

 

And in case you were wondering, I do find this mildly offensive. Personally offensive. 


Edited by riczhang, 18 June 2013 - 08:59 PM.


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I worked at the brokerage firm depicted in this film.  Believe me, there's enough crazy stuff to make one hell of an entertaining film. 



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I worked at the brokerage firm depicted in this film.  Believe me, there's enough crazy stuff to make one hell of an entertaining film. 

 

Oh yeah. There definitely is some stuff that would be deemed unrealistic and exaggerated if it was put into a film. Not as crazy nowadays though. Or more accurately it's just as crazy but in a more subtle and hidden way. 



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There are 4 threads that will probably be emphasized in WoWS. 

 

The first is how these LI guys took high-pressure sales tactics to the next level to get so much client money under their control.  (Read "Steaks or Stocks: What's the Difference?")

 

The second is how they did IPOs for many companies, most of which were inherently worthless, and how they manipulated stocks and clients to extract as much money from those clients as possible. 

 

The third is how they managed to feign compliance with SEC regulations for years. 

 

The last is the crazy atmosphere in which it all occurred.

 

Given the recent financial boondoggles and thefts, the amount of money swindled by Belfort et al. in the late 1980s-mid-1990s was small change (a few hundred million).  But it should make for a great movie in Scorcese's hands.



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Awww helllll no...Gangs of New York is great! And DDL should have won an Oscar as Bill the Butcher.

You're way off man, way off!! But you're right about DDL. :)


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I didn't know you were so socialist :P

 

And in case you were wondering, I do find this mildly offensive. Personally offensive. 

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson


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I don't even care if this wins anything, this is going to be a fun movie.  Leo and Matthew look fucking awesome!


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Too bad this movie is set the 90's which was a Walt Disney fairy tale compared to what is currently happening in the financial world.

 

All these psychotic assholes like Lloyd Blankfein, Ben Bernake, Hank Polson, James Dimon, ice queen bitch Blythe Masters, she made the Credit Default Swap the timebomb of our time, George Soros, Warren Buffet and dozens of others ...

 

I am not talking about small time crooks here, these are the elites of the financial world who have no soul just like serial killers,, they count money in trillions (billions is so passé !), they all know each other, they are more powerful than any head of state, they all stole trillions to the wordlwide middle classes and they are still in fucking charge after the disaster of 2008 which we are still paying the consequences to this day.

 

These people have the ultimate power : the creation of money out of thin air. They are more powerful than standing armies.

 

In a none too distant future, they will be hung in public.

 

 

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Edited by Jack Nevada, 19 June 2013 - 04:27 AM.


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Scorcese/DiCaprio > Scorcese/DeNiro ?


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Scorcese/DiCaprio > Scorcese/DeNiro ?

No.



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I agree, but it's close.  They do fantastic work imo.


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I agree, but it's close.  They do fantastic work imo.

Yep. Leo wasn't that great in Gangs but Departed, Aviator, Shutter.. all great performances.



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Leonardo DiCaprio's moves... Damn!

 

 

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Scorcese/DiCaprio > Scorcese/DeNiro ?

Not even close, buddy. :)


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Scorcese/DiCaprio > Scorcese/DeNiro ?

 

Nope. Not even close.

 

Scorsese/DeNiro

 

Taxi Driver

Raging Bull

Goodfellas

Casino

Cape Fear

New York, New York

The King Of Comedy

Mean Streets

 

Scorsese/DiCaprio

 

The Departed

The Aviator

Gangs Of New York

Shutter Island



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Taxi Driver - one of the best of the 70's

 

Raging Bull - regarded as one of the best of the 80's (haven't seen it, that's why I say regarded)

 

Goodfellas - one of the best of the 90's (2nd best, after Pulp Fiction)

 

Plus all the ones TLK mentioned.


Edited by Karl Ruger - The Stingray™, 19 June 2013 - 11:30 PM.

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