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The big daddy of films dealing with business ethics and excess, Wall Street was not only a damnation of the financial sector; it also became an unintentional recruitment video for inspiring stock traders everywhere. Although it was director Oliver Stone’s attempt at saying the opposite, the film -- and especially Gordon Gekko -- are now seen as inspiration by stockbrokers who can recite the film from beginning to end.
In this clip from a U.S. talk show, a former Democratic congressman encapsulates the stated grievances of the Occupy Wall Street movement in a bit more than 30 seconds. Now, if only the movement could stick to the script instead of wandering off and setting things on fire.
Gordon Gekko, the fictional character Michael Douglas portrayed as the epitome of 1980s corporate materialism, is back. Oliver Stone's sequel to his 1987 classic Wall Street begins with Gekko just emerging from prison with a lingering taste for 'the game'.
Two videos for you today. The first is real news footage from the 1929 stock market crash on Wall Street. The second, in stark contrast, is a delightfully hypnotic video of scenes from Sydney harbour.