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(Business Insider)   Watching "The Wolf of Wall Street" with a bunch of bankers   (businessinsider.com) divider line 77
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2013-12-27 10:51:15 AM
i saw it on christmas. it's a highly entertaining film. and if you have a brain in your head, it's pretty easy to get that the main character is an irredeemable villain. only a moron would see it as a glorification of crime and excess.

this reminds me of the idiots who claimed trainspotting was a pro-drug movie.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-12-27 10:54:23 AM

FlashHarry: i saw it on christmas. it's a highly entertaining film. and if you have a brain in your head, it's pretty easy to get that the main character is an irredeemable villain. only a moron would see it as a glorification of crime and excess.


You don't know many people who work in investment do you?
 
2013-12-27 10:59:32 AM

vpb: FlashHarry: i saw it on christmas. it's a highly entertaining film. and if you have a brain in your head, it's pretty easy to get that the main character is an irredeemable villain. only a moron would see it as a glorification of crime and excess.

You don't know many people who work in investment do you?


no... and apparently i'm glad i don't.
 
2013-12-27 11:03:53 AM
That's pretty much the reaction I would expect from finance people to that film...
 
2013-12-27 11:35:13 AM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-12-27 11:36:15 AM
Who doesn't hoot and holler at every movie they attend?
 
2013-12-27 11:37:34 AM
my friend gets a beej in a glass elevator in that flick

a fact that does not really sell the movie for me
 
2013-12-27 11:38:14 AM
Francois Truffaut unavailable for comment.
 
2013-12-27 11:39:28 AM

farkingismybusiness: Who doesn't hoot and holler at every movie they attend?


White people?
 
2013-12-27 11:39:37 AM
Where's James Holmes when you need him?

rense.com

/window seat
 
2013-12-27 11:39:40 AM
I can beat that...

I saw Phantom Meanace on opeing day at a theater in Oakland. When Jar-Jar came on screan, I looked around and became painfully aware I was the only white boy in the room.

I turned to my friends and said, "I'm going to get lpynched, aren't I?"

"Yup...."
 
2013-12-27 11:40:29 AM

medius: my friend gets a beej in a glass elevator in that flick


That blows on many levels.
 
2013-12-27 11:40:34 AM
I'd imagine, if they made a movie showing Farkers getting crazy rich & having sex with beautiful women to a bunch of Farkers, they'd hoot & holler too...


/Nothing to see here.
 
2013-12-27 11:42:17 AM

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: I'd imagine, if they made a movie showing Farkers getting crazy rich & having sex with beautiful women to a bunch of Farkers, they'd hoot & holler too...


/Nothing to see here.


Not much money to be made in your mother's basement, though
 
2013-12-27 11:42:30 AM
This particular case aside, people often love villains more than heroes. They get to do all the cool stuff.
 
2013-12-27 11:44:31 AM

jst3p: medius: my friend gets a beej in a glass elevator in that flick

That blows on many levels.


Ha.
 
2013-12-27 11:46:01 AM
It was a decent flick, no character development though. Everyone is a piece of shiat at the beginning and stays one at the end. Jonah hill was a surprising choice going in, but he was great (never thought I would type that). The theater was cracking up at a lot of the lines in the film. Only movie out right now worth watching.
 
2013-12-27 11:46:41 AM

farkingismybusiness: Who doesn't hoot and holler at every movie they attend?


i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-12-27 11:48:07 AM

FlashHarry: only a moron would see it as a glorification of crime and excess.


And we've been down this road before, with Wall Street.
 
2013-12-27 11:50:01 AM
A LOT of people missed the point to Wall Street too.
 
2013-12-27 11:51:18 AM

Phil Clinton: Where's James Holmes when you need him?

 
2013-12-27 11:52:41 AM
Subby, you misspelled "wankers" there.
 
2013-12-27 11:53:10 AM

Crewmannumber6: A LOT of people missed the point to Wall Street too.


It had a point? I think Other Peoples Money covered that same material and was more fun.
 
2013-12-27 11:53:54 AM
I'm sure they were all taking notes during the movie.
 
2013-12-27 11:54:03 AM
hookers and blow.
 
2013-12-27 11:54:27 AM
While Belfort is definitely shown to be a villain, the entertainment value of the movie is in us cheering him on. The whole time I was wanting him to get caught, but also hoping he wouldn't.

I left the movie with a similar reaction as in the article. I felt like it completely demonstrated just how broken the justice system is, especially in regards to Wall Street. This guy lives a life of luxury and excess for a decade, screwing over everyone he can. Goes to jail for a couple years, gets out and barely anything has changed. His life fell apart, but that was his own doing, not the government's.

imo, this was likely Scorsese's point with the film
 
2013-12-27 11:56:24 AM

WhyteRaven74: FlashHarry: only a moron would see it as a glorification of crime and excess.

And we've been down this road before, with Wall Street.


Crewmannumber6: A LOT of people missed the point to Wall Street too.


And "The Godfather", and "Scarface", and "Goodfellas", and "Apocalypse Now", and...
 
2013-12-27 11:59:02 AM

noobiemcfoob: While Belfort is definitely shown to be a villain, the entertainment value of the movie is in us cheering him on. The whole time I was wanting him to get caught, but also hoping he wouldn't.

I left the movie with a similar reaction as in the article. I felt like it completely demonstrated just how broken the justice system is, especially in regards to Wall Street. This guy lives a life of luxury and excess for a decade, screwing over everyone he can. Goes to jail for a couple years, gets out and barely anything has changed. His life fell apart, but that was his own doing, not the government's.

imo, this was likely Scorsese's point with the film


Yeah, that point was brought home by the audience in the end staring back at Jordan Belfort (the real Jordan Belfort was the person who introduced DiCaprio to them) having no qualms about using those same techniques to try to get rich (despite really being the suckers).
 
2013-12-27 12:01:27 PM
apnilibrary.com

Hateful, evil, "people".
 
2013-12-27 12:14:22 PM
The thing that always gets me about this story (and all the others like it) is just how many gullible rubes you need to make it work. If you get a cold call trying to sell penny stocks, who the fark bites on that? Seriously, you're too stupid not to stick the phone up your butt. It's one thing if you get swindled by Bear Sterns or Lehman Brothers, but some random douche selling obvious crap? It's barely better than Nigerian Princes. He should have never gotten any money in the first place.
 
2013-12-27 12:25:12 PM

Trocadero: The thing that always gets me about this story (and all the others like it) is just how many gullible rubes you need to make it work. If you get a cold call trying to sell penny stocks, who the fark bites on that? Seriously, you're too stupid not to stick the phone up your butt. It's one thing if you get swindled by Bear Sterns or Lehman Brothers, but some random douche selling obvious crap? It's barely better than Nigerian Princes. He should have never gotten any money in the first place.


The world is full of lonely and ignorant people. You remember what P.T Barnum said happens every minute, right?

/a rube sticks their phone up their butt
 
2013-12-27 12:28:08 PM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-27 12:30:09 PM

Trocadero: The thing that always gets me about this story (and all the others like it) is just how many gullible rubes you need to make it work. If you get a cold call trying to sell penny stocks, who the fark bites on that? Seriously, you're too stupid not to stick the phone up your butt. It's one thing if you get swindled by Bear Sterns or Lehman Brothers, but some random douche selling obvious crap? It's barely better than Nigerian Princes. He should have never gotten any money in the first place.



The thing is, as the expression says, "there's a sucker born every minute."  The penny stock con worked precisely because they weren't Lehman, Goldman Sachs or any of the "big guys."  The mark was sold on the idea that they could never afford to buy-in with Goldman, et al... so go with us "for a fraction of the price" etc... and little by little they get sucked in more and more.
 
2013-12-27 12:31:34 PM
Trocadero: The thing that always gets me about this story (and all the others like it) is just how many gullible rubes you need to make it work. If you get a cold call trying to sell penny stocks, who the fark bites on that? Seriously

Wait, that sounds familiar, can you repeat that?

i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-12-27 12:32:05 PM

UrukHaiGuyz: Trocadero: The thing that always gets me about this story (and all the others like it) is just how many gullible rubes you need to make it work. If you get a cold call trying to sell penny stocks, who the fark bites on that? Seriously, you're too stupid not to stick the phone up your butt. It's one thing if you get swindled by Bear Sterns or Lehman Brothers, but some random douche selling obvious crap? It's barely better than Nigerian Princes. He should have never gotten any money in the first place.

The world is full of lonely and ignorant people. You remember what P.T Barnum said happens every minute, right?

/a rube sticks their phone up their butt


There is no greater crime to some folks than letting a sucker keep his money. We only have to look at the last two election cycles to see that...
 
2013-12-27 12:34:15 PM

machoprogrammer: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: I'd imagine, if they made a movie showing Farkers getting crazy rich & having sex with beautiful women to a bunch of Farkers, they'd hoot & holler too...


/Nothing to see here.

Not much money to be made in your mother's basement, though


True, not since she closed the bar & all the girls retired.

But in the old days...whoo Nellie!
 
2013-12-27 12:34:59 PM
I actually used to work in the same building in lake success, ny where these guys were headquartered albeit a couple of years after they were shut down. My coworkers who were there during that time used to tell me stories of the excess and extravagance of the these 20 something year old kids. The cars, the women, the parties. The guy was basically Caligula in a suit apparently. I'd be interested to see the movie.

/csb
 
2013-12-27 12:35:51 PM
All bankers, hedge fund managers, stock brokers and the like need to be lined up and shot.
 
2013-12-27 12:35:53 PM
/Looks at article.

Yet they wonder why the average American who (on average) makes a quarter to an eighth of a banker pro's take-home pay a year in comparison want to burn them at the stake like a witch...
 
2013-12-27 12:35:58 PM

m1ke: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


"... an innocent person who wanted nothing more out of life than to love, to be loved, and to be a banker."
 
2013-12-27 12:36:26 PM

Phil Clinton: Where's James Holmes when you need him?

[rense.com image 450x373]

/window seat


Truly.
 
2013-12-27 12:43:25 PM

StopLurkListen: [apnilibrary.com image 260x400]

Hateful, evil, "people".


I think Michael Lewis was more amused than shocked at the impact of Liar's Poker on college kids, regardless of what he says.
 
2013-12-27 12:47:24 PM
This is the only movie ever to glorify awful people.
 
2013-12-27 12:48:18 PM
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com

Missed opportunity is missed.
 
2013-12-27 12:52:06 PM

hubiestubert: UrukHaiGuyz: Trocadero: The thing that always gets me about this story (and all the others like it) is just how many gullible rubes you need to make it work. If you get a cold call trying to sell penny stocks, who the fark bites on that? Seriously, you're too stupid not to stick the phone up your butt. It's one thing if you get swindled by Bear Sterns or Lehman Brothers, but some random douche selling obvious crap? It's barely better than Nigerian Princes. He should have never gotten any money in the first place.

The world is full of lonely and ignorant people. You remember what P.T Barnum said happens every minute, right?

/a rube sticks their phone up their butt

There is no greater crime to some folks than letting a sucker keep his money. We only have to look at the last two election cycles to see that...


But enough about Karl Rove's fundraising.
 
2013-12-27 12:55:50 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: I can beat that...

I saw Phantom Meanace on opeing day at a theater in Oakland. When Jar-Jar came on screan, I looked around and became painfully aware I was the only white boy in the room.

I turned to my friends and said, "I'm going to get lpynched, aren't I?"

"Yup...."


If you saw it at the Grand Lake Theater, you're lying because I was there too and it was all white people.
 
2013-12-27 01:00:23 PM
Why have talent when you can just write about it?
 
2013-12-27 01:02:36 PM

hubiestubert: UrukHaiGuyz: Trocadero: The thing that always gets me about this story (and all the others like it) is just how many gullible rubes you need to make it work. If you get a cold call trying to sell penny stocks, who the fark bites on that? Seriously, you're too stupid not to stick the phone up your butt. It's one thing if you get swindled by Bear Sterns or Lehman Brothers, but some random douche selling obvious crap? It's barely better than Nigerian Princes. He should have never gotten any money in the first place.

The world is full of lonely and ignorant people. You remember what P.T Barnum said happens every minute, right?

/a rube sticks their phone up their butt

There is no greater crime to some folks than letting a sucker keep his money. We only have to look at the last two election cycles to see that...


it's not primarily "suckers" that get taken over the phone, it's greedy people.  and vulnerable old people?   please.
 
GBB
2013-12-27 01:04:19 PM
Not nearly as disturbing as the time I saw Schindler's List in Germantown.
 
2013-12-27 01:21:18 PM
s.mcstatic.com

After the movie did they all call clients on one of these beauties?
 
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