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Default We Saw 'Wolf Of Wall Street' With A Bunch Of Wall Street Dudes And It Was Disturbing

I have said many times we have far to many people who have no honor, no values..
Yet it seems like I was just blowing into the wind.

But now I have a little proof from a special group of people viewing a film about theft & greed.

And the people behind the film did not do real justice which helped in my quest to show there are usless people with power with out any valuse or honor.


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By Steven Perlberg December 24, 2013 7:36 AM

The Wolf of Wall Street/Paramount Pictures

Living the dream.

Tucked behind the Goldman Sachs building at 200 West Street, the Regal Battery Park theater was a fitting venue for last night's free advanced screening of "The Wolf of Wall Street," Martin Scorsese's highly-anticipated biopic about '90s-era pump-and-dump charlatan Jordan Belfort.

Disturbing: Belfort's decadence.

Equally disturbing: the finance-heavy audience's gleeful reaction to his behavior and legal wrongdoings.

Credit Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Belfort, for keeping the high-octane, drug-filled movie entertaining for three hours (the longest Scorsese film by about 60 seconds ).

But my one major gripe was pretty simple: Jordan Belfort defrauded a lot of people — and by the nature of his penny stock transgressions, many low-income people — out of a ton of money. He then used that money, as one does, on cocaine, hookers, cars, and yachts. It may be great cinema to document his exploits, but there's a fine line between satirizing Wall Street's excess and celebrating Belfort's lifestyle.

Put simply, the film could have done a better job making Belfort look like a villain.

Or maybe the film did do that, and we were just watching with the wrong crowd. There were a lot of finance pros there. The theater is in Manhattan's financial district and the movie has "Wall Street" in the name, after all. Plus you can actually see into Goldman's trading room floor from the escalator.

There's a lot of talk about how Wall Street has "changed" since the financial crisis. Compliance is up, bonuses are down, the holiday parties are boring.

But you wouldn't necessarily know that from what these guys were cheering at.

When Belfort — a drug addict who later attempts to remain sober — rips up a couch cushion to get to his secret coke stash, there were cheers.

Then, intercut with Popeye eating spinach, Belfort is irrevocably high on Quaaludes (or "ludes," a muscle relaxer) and dumps coke into his nose to remedy the situation — more cheers.

The worst, though, mild spoiler alert ... At one point later in the movie, the feds get Belfort to wear a wire to implicate others at his firm. Meeting with his No. 2, Belfort slides over a piece of paper: "Don't incriminate yourself. I am wearing a wire."

And the crowd goes wild. Don't rat! Stand by your firm!

Bankers: First of all, don't cheer in a movie. It's weird. You can laugh, but no cheering. Second, guffawing while Leo attempts to evade federal indictment doesn't exactly help America's perception of your societal value.

Hopefully this kind of euphoria was confined to one boozy, Financial District pre-screening (Paramount gave us popcorn and martinis upon entrance), because it would be a real shame if Martin Scorsese just accidentally inspired the future Jordan Belforts of the world.
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The movie isn't for everyone. It's a black comedy by Martin Scorsese, which tells you everything you need to know. Definitely an acquired taste. If you aren't into outlandish satire, skip it.

Matthew McConaughey is pretty f*cking good in this. Now if you excuse me, I need to go potentially hang myself for using the words "Matthew McConaughey" and "good" in the same sentence.
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The movie isn't for everyone. It's a black comedy by Martin Scorsese, which tells you everything you need to know. Definitely an acquired taste. If you aren't into outlandish satire, skip it.

Matthew McConaughey is pretty f*cking good in this. Now if you excuse me, I need to go potentially hang myself for using the words "Matthew McConaughey" and "good" in the same sentence.
And this was my point HJ this set of viewers who still work on Wall St. Aww why try to explain it...

Another post, not worth posting.
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Woot!

‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ F-Word Record — Scorsese Film Breaks Profanity Record | Variety
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I'm about to break that record in a couple of minutes after the Eagles' game...
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I'm about to break that record in a couple of minutes after the Eagles' game...
You'll be too busy crying to swear.
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I am so damn glad neither of you can see the value of this post... So lets get and make s

Here is one: Two clowns walk into the inner circle as the crowd roars, then one
falls down on a plank,

Which sent the other clown into the air and as he fell back the other clown still on the plank was tossed into the air.

Sense there is perpetual motion they are still in their act...
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