The Wall Of Wall Street
Everyone has heard of the fat-cat bankers of Wall Street, masses of men and women crowded in a room buying and selling shares on the New York Stock Exchange and 2013 saw the release of the film 'The Wolf of Wall Street' by Martin Scorsese. The movie has captivated audiences and many people are now, more than ever, captivated by the New York Stock Exchange.

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'The Wolf of Wall Street' is actually based on real events that took place in the 1990s. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a real-life stockbroker who was convicted in 1998 of money-laundering and security fraud. In his memoirs, Jordan Belfort shocked and tantalized in equal measures by describing the outrageous lifestyle he lived after swindling Americans out of millions of dollars.

In the film, we watch as Jordan Belmont moves up in the world from a disused garage in Long Island where he started his dodgy investment firm Stratton Oakmont Inc. all the way to Wall Street. Hundreds of hungry young men join Stratton Oakmont and as the big boss, Jordan Belmont encourages his workers to indulge in chaos and decadence. There are dwarf-throwing events, strippers in the office and even chimpanzees (not something you will experience on Gala Casino though).

Not all of the events in the film actually happened, but many of them did, which makes the film even more incredible to watch. These crazy displays of wealth really did happen and the ambitious, money-driven wolfish financiers depicted in the film really did exist and probably still exist today.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wall Of Wall Street As always Leonardo DiCaprio delivers a critically-acclaimed performance, giving his character relentless energy and manic determination, even towards the end of the film when the FBI close in and it looks as though Jordan Belfort is about to get his comeuppance.

When the film was released in December, the media reported that Jonah Hill was paid a mere $60,000 for being in the movie, which is around 2% of what he normally demands. Jonah said that he was willing to accept so little for the movie because Martin Scorsese was his favourite director.

It looks as though Jonah Hill was right to accept such a low fee, because critics are calling 'The Wolf of Wall Street' Scorsese's best film in years. The film is a hedonistic riot of drugs, yachts and helicopters, but it also shows the darker side of extreme wealth.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Reviewed by David Andrews on March 13, 2014 Rating: 5
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