The Wolf of Wall Street (new Scorsese)

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good time good time

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 17 June 2013 18:43 (seven years ago) link

so sick of baby ass face cuz otherwise yeah this looks fun. oh well.

scott seward, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:05 (seven years ago) link

gotta agree w/shakes... really wish he everyone found another actor for this everything

― i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, June 17, 2013 12:07 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:32 (seven years ago) link

He comes off more like a kid in a school play than a wall street shark there.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:34 (seven years ago) link

i feel like i just saw leo play a guy who loves money in the great gatsby

乒乓, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:34 (seven years ago) link

with a period haircut too

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:36 (seven years ago) link

some critic pointed out that as Gatsby he looks like Orson Welles

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:37 (seven years ago) link

he kind looks a little welles-y in general

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:38 (seven years ago) link

Somehow wall street movies rarely capture the fact that these guys are not as awesome irl as they are in their minds.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:38 (seven years ago) link

which prompts the question, when do we get the bloat?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:38 (seven years ago) link

xpost

ha

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:38 (seven years ago) link

They're always action heroes slinging money instead of guns, even in the "critical" movies.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:39 (seven years ago) link

"Bloat on a Boat" wouldn't have been the worst title for this film

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:39 (seven years ago) link

It actually took me two viewings to realize this was a period piece. Could just as easily have been set in 2013 - these greedhead scumbags are the same no matter the year.

誤訳侮辱, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:40 (seven years ago) link

some critic pointed out that as Gatsby he looks like Orson Welles

― ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Monday, June 17, 2013 3:37 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hah i can kinda see a connection w/ citizen kane

乒乓, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:40 (seven years ago) link

"Bloat on a Boat" would be apt:

Belfort was the final owner of luxury yacht the Nadine (renamed after his second wife, a British-born model) originally built for Coco Chanel. In June 1997, it sank off the east coast of Sardinia. The Italian Special Forces were called to rescue all aboard the vessel. Belfort has said he insisted on sailing out in high winds against the advice of his captain, resulting in the vessel's sinking when waves smashed the foredeck hatch.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:43 (seven years ago) link

wait this is a period piece? what period?

temporarily embarassed millionaire (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:43 (seven years ago) link

is last year a period?

temporarily embarassed millionaire (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:44 (seven years ago) link

90s

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:44 (seven years ago) link

makes me think of wall street 2... mcconaughey even makes the same whistling noise as eli wallach

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:46 (seven years ago) link

late '80s i think?

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:46 (seven years ago) link

that eli wallach whistle was one of the strangest things i've seen in a movie

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:47 (seven years ago) link

i was just thinking that it seemed weird to show wall street excess in a corporate office environment w/ particle board ceilings

乒乓, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:47 (seven years ago) link

particle board was all the rage, you're too young to remember

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:48 (seven years ago) link

yeah this looks good. agree w/hurting that it'd be nice if they'd just replace all actors with new people I'm not sick of seeing but that's not really on the actors and I'll forget about it about ten minutes into the movie

ok '90s is right

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Belfort

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:49 (seven years ago) link

they didn't bother with a period skyline I guess

chinavision!, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:50 (seven years ago) link

or locations

chinavision!, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:51 (seven years ago) link

that eli wallach whistle was one of the strangest things i've seen in a movie

― christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, June 17, 2013 3:47 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

haha yeah. and then the little flying bird hand gesture!

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:52 (seven years ago) link

yeah this looks good. agree w/hurting that it'd be nice if they'd just replace all actors with new people I'm not sick of seeing but that's not really on the actors and I'll forget about it about ten minutes into the movie

― Oral Sex in Sharp’s Ridge Park (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Monday, June 17, 2013 3:48 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh actually I just meant I wish they'd replace dicaprio with someone else in every movie he's ever done. I never ever like him.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:52 (seven years ago) link

although I can't say I was psyched to see Jonah Hill in this either

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:52 (seven years ago) link

that eli wallach whistle was one of the strangest things i've seen in a movie

― christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, June 17, 2013 3:47 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

haha yeah. and then the little flying bird hand gesture!

― i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, June 17, 2013 12:52 PM (42 seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha i still dgi, but i like that he still has enough clout to improv like that

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:54 (seven years ago) link

i still think dicap looks pretty good in this one.

thing w/scorsese and leo is that i'm not sure scorsese wanted to find his new deniro as much as he wanted to find his new liotta.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:55 (seven years ago) link

yeah. and i love that he's still out there acting, just like... who's gonna tell eli wallach he cant make birds with his hands, hes freakin 97

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:55 (seven years ago) link

"you know what Fugazi is?

yeah it's one of my favorite bands."

nostormo, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:55 (seven years ago) link

Feels out of date, now that quants with Aspergers put these swinging dicks out of business.

lols lane (Eazy), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:56 (seven years ago) link

just watched trailer again and im more sold on it. leo's probably gonna be fine, it's in his wheelhouse

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:57 (seven years ago) link

except he doesnt play 26 y/o as credibly as he used to

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 17 June 2013 19:57 (seven years ago) link

This will probably be bad, with the one caveat that lots of trailers make a movie look far worse than it actually is. (Going by the trailer posted on the Scorsese thread). So maybe that's the case here.

clemenza, Monday, 17 June 2013 19:59 (seven years ago) link

im down with leo

we're up all night to get (s1ocki), Monday, 17 June 2013 20:00 (seven years ago) link

and when he was 26 he played it like he was 17.

A deeper shade of lol (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 June 2013 20:00 (seven years ago) link

i saw boiler room. man, this guy gets two party movies made about him.

scott seward, Monday, 17 June 2013 20:00 (seven years ago) link

he seems like a really fun guy to party with.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ZpaOmOzew

scott seward, Monday, 17 June 2013 20:03 (seven years ago) link

The Gauntlet down for Anybody Other Than Matthew McConaughey Who Wanted to Win an Oscar in 2014

lol no you pathetic sycophant

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 20:04 (seven years ago) link

mcconaughey looks like Rod Hull i swear.

piscesx, Monday, 17 June 2013 20:07 (seven years ago) link

yeah see that youtube video of him captures what dicaprio and all the other people to do these roles rarely get -- the kid from queens turned sales douchebag.

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Monday, 17 June 2013 20:08 (seven years ago) link

mcconaughey's gonna be a pretty great weird-looking old guy

discreet, Monday, 17 June 2013 20:09 (seven years ago) link

he looks exactly how you'd picture him http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2009/09/04/1225769/656443-jordan-belfort.jpg

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 17 June 2013 20:09 (seven years ago) link

People still sweating Wall Street when every Yale grad is moving to Silicon Valley

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 06:21 (four years ago) link

All them gangster movies sent my little paulie to the shtreetss, sheee, and now you aintnevergonnatakehimalive, shee?

Harden up lads ffs.

Daithi Bowsie (darraghmac), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 08:09 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

started re-watching this last night and it really is incredibly funny. the first hour or so really matches the velocity and breakneck pace of Goodfellas and every scene has something funny going on it, constantly one-upping itself w the parade of buffoonish assholishness

Οὖτις, Thursday, 17 August 2017 23:14 (two years ago) link

otm

It's a masterpiece of assholery

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Friday, 18 August 2017 00:02 (two years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8U6KQ_CAAAqUtM.jpg

nomar, Friday, 18 August 2017 00:24 (two years ago) link

yep the first hour is great then it goes in for 4 more hours

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 18 August 2017 00:27 (two years ago) link

The wedding dance scene alone is worth the price of admission

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 August 2017 02:00 (two years ago) link

I still think the quaalude fight is perfect physical comedy.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 18 August 2017 02:04 (two years ago) link

A lot of great moments that are unfortunately in a terrible movie.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Friday, 18 August 2017 02:11 (two years ago) link

What's the ratio?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 18 August 2017 02:11 (two years ago) link

I still think the quaalude fight is perfect physical comedy.

Many ppl who have never seen a Jerry Lewis film say this of this Lewis hommage

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 August 2017 02:23 (two years ago) link

Was Jerry Lewis into crip jokes too?

the general theme of STUFF (cryptosicko), Friday, 18 August 2017 02:43 (two years ago) link

Many ppl who have never seen a Jerry Lewis film say this of this Lewis hommage

There is plenty of room for both, Morbs. Jackie Chan does not negate Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd, thank goodness.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 18 August 2017 12:56 (two years ago) link

this really is way too long and all the Goodfellas parallels are v obvious (luude freakout leading up to bust = coke + helicopter freakout). Goodfellas is taut and *short* though, makes me wonder if all the bloat in this was not in some ways v intentional, since the whole thing is about bloated excess.

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 August 2017 15:45 (two years ago) link

That's sort of how I watch it. I mean, Wolf is 30 minutes longer than Fellas, which isn't radical. Tastes vary, obviously, but I can't think of 30 minutes I'd necessarily want cut from this, any more than I can think of 30 minutes Fellas should be longer. Different stories. Fellas is clearly superior, but I'm not sure I can understand why someone would like that one and outright hate this one, even if it is just more of the same but less.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 18 August 2017 16:08 (two years ago) link

started re-watching this last night

otm tbh

blog haus aka the scene raver (wins), Friday, 18 August 2017 16:13 (two years ago) link

"the sides cured cancer, that's why they were so expensive"

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 August 2017 16:23 (two years ago) link

WoWS and Silence back-to-back is a pretty impressive directorial achievement, not sure of another director who would be capable of making two films of imo near-equal quality (i lean more towards Silence, maybe) that completely different in almost every respect.

nomar, Friday, 18 August 2017 16:26 (two years ago) link

A pretty clean guilt-transcendence pivot.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Friday, 18 August 2017 16:28 (two years ago) link

Silence is def the better film

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 August 2017 16:28 (two years ago) link

but yeah it is a p interesting 1-2 punch

Οὖτις, Friday, 18 August 2017 16:28 (two years ago) link

havent seen silence just want to say this movie rules

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:15 (two years ago) link

wouldn't cut a second of it

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:15 (two years ago) link

Its ~drunk on power, full bore live for today~ nihilism is genuinely electric and frightening. Walked out of it in a daze. I think it's a great film and a fitting end to the Goodfellas, Casino unintentional trilogy.

circa1916, Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:48 (two years ago) link

I think when Leo casually watched the plane crash and thought about what it meant to him personally was when I knew it was special.

circa1916, Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:52 (two years ago) link

haha that plane crash was like the Departed's "the rat symbolizes obviousness" redux

Οὖτις, Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:36 (two years ago) link

https://media.giphy.com/media/5VIjIJ9YO5lyU/giphy.gif

nomar, Thursday, 24 August 2017 16:49 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

The Wolf of Wall Street (1929) started out as a silent movie, but was reworked to include sound. It was released in February, eight months before the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The plot involves a trader who corners the market in copper pic.twitter.com/43nmY0oa5E

— Silent Movie GIFs (@silentmoviegifs) April 5, 2019

The Wolf of Wall Street (1929) is today believed to be a lost film. The only part of the movie known to still exist is this brief montage sequence created by Slavko Vorkapić pic.twitter.com/W5pzqDvDWX

— Silent Movie GIFs (@silentmoviegifs) April 5, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 April 2019 18:24 (one year ago) link

I like the zeppelin.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 8 April 2019 18:31 (one year ago) link

Very Terry Gilliam.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 8 April 2019 23:58 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

The fact that WOLF OF WALL STREET’s financing continues to lead to active prosecution is pretty perfect pic.twitter.com/zUMzN4lmfM

— Vadim Rizov (@vrizov) July 7, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:21 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

Goodfellas is taut and *short* though, makes me wonder if all the bloat in this was not in some ways v intentional, since the whole thing is about bloated excess.

there were some fairly comical things in the second half but tonally they didn't make me laugh much, which i think was an intentional function of the length and bloat - like they had to be made pathetic/ridiculous enough that you could see them as comical without finding them funny, because the funniness of the first half was part of the enticement of the audience but it needs a moral corrective that follows the plot.

surprising amount of slow motion in this - it's been a while since i've seen his older movies so i forget but he is fond of it, right? which seems caught up with the tone. all the scenes of office debauchery sliding into slow-mo or seeming sped-up like hints of benny hill, seemed like it voided all those scenes of their potential titillation.

j., Sunday, 5 January 2020 21:18 (seven months ago) link

I probably said this up thread but I think Scorsese’s moral seriousness is the reason he doesn’t shortchange the allure of “bad” behavior. Like they say about war movies, you kinda can’t help but make this stuff look fun/exciting...but he sees that the only way out is through, which is why on rewatching a 2nd or 3rd time the desperation and sadness that seems to drive everything/everyone seems downright obvious. I’d be willing to bet that on some level Scorsese sees making films itself as morally dubious...at least movies like this (though Silence has similar overtones)...and so they operate as confessions, and they keep that charge of titillation that all good confession surely has.

ryan, Sunday, 5 January 2020 22:06 (seven months ago) link

lord make me chaste, but not yet

j., Sunday, 5 January 2020 23:08 (seven months ago) link

this is a great thread, one day i will maybe watch this movie and discover who is right and who is wrong

mark s, Monday, 6 January 2020 21:35 (seven months ago) link

it really says something about the audience that wants characters wrapped in immoral excess

every broke american is a temporarily disenfranchised millionaire, who would totally be the good millionaire if they actually made it. and if they weren't, then we should grant them some leeway, because they meant to be the good millionaire.

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 6 January 2020 22:11 (seven months ago) link

the audience is embodied in the movie by the two security guards who watch margot robbie's character taunt her husband sexually through the nanny cam

babu frik fan account (mh), Monday, 6 January 2020 22:13 (seven months ago) link

four months pass...

incredible movie

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:27 (two months ago) link

otm

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Saturday, 16 May 2020 09:27 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Brad otm nelson

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 08:42 (one week ago) link


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