After Perfect, by Christina McDowell, came about after Christina wrote a furious blog addressed to the makers of The Wolf of Wall Street for the glamorous portrayal of master con man Jordan Belfort.
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Jordan, given the fact that the movie had to be entertaining, how close did the movie The Wolf Of Wall Street come to the reality as presented in your book, and how well the Leo DiCaprio and the cast portrayed the players' lives?
To the extent that the movie implies that this relatively small time hustler was Wall Street's biggest, worst, most notorious or even a representative wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorcese are howling up the wrong tree.
"It's a very rare film," DiCaprio, who is also Oscar nominated for his work as a producer on "Wolf," told the enthusiastic
Did you expect that kind of reaction to come out of the movie? About that word specifically? No, I think people should grow
Besides the stellar cast, the insane content of the film is reason enough alone to have college students everywhere in awe. No wonder when you consider just how much we have in common with the antagonist of the story.
If the message of The Wolf of Wall Street is "drugs are bad," some people aren't getting the message.
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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.
(Not lost on this comparison is the presence of Rob Reiner in both projects. Reiner played Bunker's liberal son-in-law, Michael
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.
For many, the most memorable scene of the lengthy movie is one in which DiCaprio and Hill's characters have accidentally