As great as these stockbrokers look in Tom Ford and Armani, I'll stick to eating DiGiorno and crying over Ross offering to take Rachel to prom.
What's missing is the moral compass of the film. What exactly does Mr. Scorsese intend?
The Wolf of Wall Street did not create or endorse the corrupt culture and lifestyle it depicts, but simply pulls if from the shadows and puts it on display. If this inspires people to follow Belfort's example, the issue isn't the film.
As a longtime fan of the creative team involved, I'd been looking forward to the film; when the online debate began over the ethical rationale of telling the story of someone like Jordan Belfort, I was all the more intrigued.
The trouble is that last week, my own calculus of rational self-interest took me out to the movies, not to Zuccotti Park. I was aroused, but for all the wrong reasons.
All the films I've mentioned deal with the idea of projection. The characters ask themselves: What kind of image am I projecting? How do people see me?
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Cast includes: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Great Gatsby), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Margot Robbie (About Time), Matthew McCona...
The Wolf of Wall Street is a minor work by a great fi...
Without us, someone like Jordan Belfort would have no power. The bankers in "The Wolf of Wall Street" talked people into handing their money over with nothing but a sales pitch. This is a film about a greedy king who built his empire on the desires and dreams of others. "Everybody needs money," Danny DeVito says in David Mamet's "Heist." "That's why they call it money." Jordan Belfort might as well have that on his business card.
Zineb Oukach, a Moroccan born beauty, is set to stand out amongst a male driven cast which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler and Matthew McConaughey in the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film.
It's high time we dismantle Hollywood's misguided perceptions of history and our projection of what success looks like.
Why would Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio lend their considerable talents to a project so devoid of anything resembling humanity, except in its most base and venal form? Why would anyone want to watch this movie -- and what would they come away with?
Leonardo DiCaprio made a cameo at The Four Seasons on Wednesday at the luncheon celebrating his new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street. Brief public appea...
I see few comparisons between Jordan Belfort's autobiography to my memoir, Bust. What Belfort and I do have in common is that we have a story, just like everyone else. The nature of our bad acts just gave us a platform to tell it.
Scorsese shared his feelings about the constraints and difficulties of the industry, and his own shifting relationship to filmmaking. He also shared that behind the making of some of his films lay a spiritual quest.
Indie bookstores like Skylight and surviving libraries are resilient. Perhaps even more so than the digital books on our e-tablets.