Wednesday November 25, 2020

How Hollywood has portrayed cash on celluloid

Matt Cooper looks at past attempts to bring finance to the big screen

17th January, 2016
Shia Le Boeuf and Michael Douglas in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Stories about high finance and the corporate world as the subject for films, rather than as documentaries, have struggled to attract and convince wide audiences. Often, this is because the content is either deemed to be too complicated or, to deal with that, it gets dumbed down too much. It’s a pity, because it is often fertile ground for great drama.

The obvious approach is to go down the morality route and keep...

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