The very funny Lindsay Robertson has compiled a brief inventory of reasons why one should avoid Oliver Stone's new movie, "Wall Street 2: Long Day's Journey Into A Night Of Money Not Sleeping Or Something". Like Choire Sicha, I find Stone's treatment of the world of blogging to be the most hilarious part of this:
5. EVERYTHING ABOUT CAREY MULLIGAN'S BLOG! Haha, these were the best goofs. Like in one of the first scenes of the movie, Carey tells Shia that she has to go down to Washington for a week because the blog is relaunching, and "the site goes down for 10 days starting tomorrow." Shia comments about where lefties will get their news for 10 days or something. But that's not how website relaunches work! The site does not go down for 10 days. Ever. Then later, Carey is seen in front of her computer poring over a blog post, but it's printed out on paper in front of her (with her picture.) Only Tina Brown prints out blog posts.
I think that if a website goes down for ten days, you should expect that to be followed by the website being down for many, many hundreds of more days.
Elsewhere, others discuss how the movie gets pocket squares wrong -- "No one wears pocket squares" on Wall Street, apparently, which I personally lament.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps: A Parade of Goofs [Lindsay Robertson]