The Wolf of Wall Street (new Scorsese)

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i mean, they weren't 'naturally' good at anything. they didn't have human qualities that elevated them above being just average-ass dudes. besides raw desire, which they got the chance to let run riot after belfort (who has more going on obv) takes them in. isn't that the point? isn't that what he saw in them?

― goole, Monday, August 25, 2014 1:28 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

naw i dont think thats the point

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 01:56 (five years ago) link

the movies super long yet somehow still feels really sketchy

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 01:57 (five years ago) link

leo was fascinated by the book it was his pet project haha leo is dum

lag∞n, Wednesday, 27 August 2014 02:03 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

the movie isnt about bit part characters ... duh

deej loaf (D-40), Monday, 22 September 2014 20:18 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

What a dishonest pointless slog of a film.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Saturday, 18 October 2014 21:37 (five years ago) link

I liked the first half of this movie- basically up to the car wreck- DiCaprio sold the role. On the other hand, Jonah Hill is nowhere near the actor he seems to think he is.

three months pass...

If you want to get to a really meta-level, scroll down and read about the guys who financed this movie.

Mr. Aziz’s film company, Red Granite Pictures, was largely unheard-of when it took over the financing of “The Wolf of Wall Street,” announcing its intentions with a party at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, complete with a fireworks extravaganza and concert by Kanye West. The Hollywood Reporter called it “an audacious hello to the movie industry.”

In the same way that Goodfellas feels like a string of mobster stories that are so close to being incredulous that you know they're true, this one feels like back-to-back stories of "You'll never believe it, this broad was standing there and..." or "...and I was so fucked up that I couldn't walk but somehow...."

bit of a singles monster (Eazy), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 04:18 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

and furthermore...

“Global investigators now believe much of the money to make [Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street] about a stock scam was diverted from a state fund 9,000 miles away in Malaysia, a fund that had been established to spur local economic development,” report Bradley Hope, John R. Emshwiller and Ben Fritz for the Wall Street Journal.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/malaysias-1mdb-the-secret-money-behind-the-wolf-of-wall-street-1459531987

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 April 2016 16:10 (three years ago) link

All this stuff is reinforcing my feeling that the whole thing was just one big disgusting commercial for working on wall street.

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Monday, 18 April 2016 16:11 (three years ago) link

Talk to some of the film's (younger, mostly) fans--it seems to have worked.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Monday, 18 April 2016 16:20 (three years ago) link

reminds me of a surprising convo i had years ago: people were talking about requiem for a dream (i think?) and a guy i didn't know came out as a recovering drug addict by saying "there's no such thing as an antidrug film. if you show someone doing drugs, it doesn't matter how shitty it is, it looks amazing to an addict"

goole, Monday, 18 April 2016 18:34 (three years ago) link

similar to what Jarhead Swofford said about 'antiwar' films.

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 April 2016 18:37 (three years ago) link

was thinking about this movie recently and its valorous (imo) lack of moralizing. i think one key narrative connection is with something like elmer gantry.

ryan, Monday, 18 April 2016 19:38 (three years ago) link

You might also enjoy a film genre known as hardcore porn -- similarly valorous lack of moralizing.

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 03:07 (three years ago) link

Lol Jesus. Cmon y'all. Condescending moralizing is the worst

Maybe it should have had a parental advisory

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 19 April 2016 06:18 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (seven months ago) link

I like the zeppelin.

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

Very Terry Gilliam.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 8 April 2019 23:58 (seven months 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 (four months ago) link


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