Friday, May 29, 2015

"Inside Job" Needs a Sequel

Definitive Wall Street Movie Yet to be Made

"Inside Job" Needs a Sequel

I've lost track of how many times I've lent out my copy of "Inside Job," and every viewer returns it with the same white-knuckled outrage.

Hollywood, though, still doesn't seem ready to attempt a serious dramatic analogue to Charles Ferguson's blood-boiling documentary. I've watched the half-hour preview for HBOs adaptation of "Too Big To Fail," and it looks pretty soft on the principals, although the cast is pretty awesome.

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have just teamed for a bio called "The Wolf of Wall Street," but it's set in the 1990s, and its tale of stock manipulation has nothing to do with the credit-fueled meltdown of this past decade. Terry Winter of "The Sopranos" wrote the screenplay. 

For a comprehensive print account of the meltdown, check out the new "Rolling Stone" article, which just hit newsstands.

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