Wednesday November 25, 2020

Matt Cooper interviews The Big Short director Adam McKay

Adapted from Michael Lewis's book, The Big Short earned two Oscar nominations

17th January, 2016
Adam McKay, director of The Big Short Picture: Jaap Buitendijk

Adam McKay may not have been the most obvious candidate to direct the film version of The Big Short. The book by Michael Lewis is an outstanding detailing of one of the most important aspects of the financial crash of 2008 in the United States: the demise of the subprime mortgage market.

The Big Short is written with colour and panache, as well as a degree of clarity that gives it greater accessibility than nearly all...

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