Friday, May 21, 2010

Wall Street 23 years later

Caught this on Encore the other day. It is just as relevant now as it was then, maybe more so. How different are George Soros or Warren Buffett or Richard Mellon Scaife from Gordon Gekko, or any hedge-fund manager from Bud Fox? Except that now, their shenanigans are easier to do, with more money.

Michael Douglas has never been better, the writing's great, and really, Oliver Stone's directing was more effective then. But my favorite acting job is the five-second pause Martin Sheen takes after his son yells at him for not having the guts to make his stake in the world.

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