12/25/07

Some examples; The Boiler Room, American Psycho and Wall Street.

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12/25/07

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12/25/07

thats bone, and the lettering is something called silian rail

In reply to murdersandexecutions
12/25/07

It's very cool, Bateman, but that's nothing. Look at this. Eggshell with Romalian type. What do you think?

12/25/07

Jesus. That is really super. How'da nitwit like you get so tasteful?

I can't believe that Bryce...prefers Van Patten's card to mine.

12/25/07

Family Man.

The main character (Nicolas Cage) is an investment banker.

1/27/08

I found this hilarious. In American Psycho, when they are all exchanging business cards in the board room, they spelled Acquisitions wrong, instead putting Aquisitions. Also, notice each one has the same phone number and position.

1/27/08

I thought the Family Man was about a general salesman... He's an investment banker?

1/27/08

He's an some sort of banker that switches lives to be an family man and a tire salesman. I thought it was pretty awful and would absolutely not conisder it a finance movie. Dixm655 - I really hope you were kidding.

1/27/08

- Other people's money
- Trading Places

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1/27/08

The Game (Michael Douglas is a big time SF investment banker) and Pretty Woman (same for Richard Gere)

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1/27/08

Working Girl. Really old-school Harrison Ford & Melanie Griffith. Until I saw it on TBS a few months ago, I assumed it was referring to the other type of "working girl"

In reply to g5cubed
1/27/08
g5cubed:

I found this hilarious. In American Psycho, when they are all exchanging business cards in the board room, they spelled Acquisitions wrong, instead putting Aquisitions. Also, notice each one has the same phone number and position.

They also always call each other by the wrong names. In that particular scene Paul Allen calls Bryce "Baxter."

1/28/08

american psycho does a bad job of depicting what the IB lifestyle is like... sitting around doing nothing all day long? unrealistic

1/28/08

American Psycho is based off a book, that is making of fun wasps in NYC at the time. The movie is also making fun of bankers in NYC at the time, saying they all act the same, talk the same, dress the same, and are only obsessed with shallow things and thoughts. It is quite awesome still. But that is why you see all that stuff in that scene, and how they call people different names, its because no one is any different so no one notices or cares.

The first 10-15mins of Family Man is awesome, I don't know why you dislike it? The guy is a MD at a top boutique bank about to goto Europe to make the CEO go through with some huge merger. He listens to ophera, has a great apartment, bangs hotties, and drives an awesome car. Let's not forget his suits. The lesson of the movie is horrible.

Also I think the choice at the beginning when he goes to London to do an internship is awesome as well.

In reply to marcellus_wallace
1/28/08
adehbone:

The first 10-15mins of Family Man is awesome, I don't know why you dislike it? The guy is a MD at a top boutique bank about to goto Europe to make the CEO go through with some huge merger. He listens to ophera, has a great apartment, bangs hotties, and drives an awesome car. Let's not forget his suits. The lesson of the movie is horrible.

Very true. It would be a very good movie in my opinion if, in fact, it was only 10-15 minutes long.

1/29/08

I do not know why you say Familiy Man had a horrible lesson. What do you think the lesson was?

I think it was about "balance" you need to maintain between work and life. Do you think the guy was happy in the first 15 minutes with all that hot stuff (cars, girls) around him? It was cool, make no mistake, and someone might be happy living like this (work Christmas Eve), but many of us will not be to happy living a life like this when they are 40. Cars and chicks, living the BIG LIFE will just not be enough if you are a normal human being. Now we think that making $Millions is Heaven but, I think the excitment will fade away really fast. You need balance, which only a family can give you.

Another important lesson is that you also need your career, you need to be able to reach your goals, because if you cannot reach them your life will be miserable, trying on the $2-3k suits when you go to the mall, but you cannot buy them. That also sucks and will not make you happy.

I divide the movie into 3 parts:
1. before the flash, living large, living alone (not really what you want when you are 40)
2. after the flash, living small (this you do not really want either)
3. back in reality again, when the guy tries to warm up his relationship with her college sweatheart. (Now, this should be the life that gives you balance: you have the carrer and you have the family).

Familiy+Career=Balance --> Happyness

1/29/08

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

In reply to bmwhype
1/29/08
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

In reply to IBWannaB
1/29/08
IBWannaB:

I do not know why you say Familiy Man had a horrible lesson. What do you think the lesson was?

I think it was about "balance" you need to maintain between work and life. Do you think the guy was happy in the first 15 minutes with all that hot stuff (cars, girls) around him? It was cool, make no mistake, and someone might be happy living like this (work Christmas Eve), but many of us will not be to happy living a life like this when they are 40. Cars and chicks, living the BIG LIFE will just not be enough if you are a normal human being. Now we think that making $Millions is Heaven but, I think the excitment will fade away really fast. You need balance, which only a family can give you.

Another important lesson is that you also need your career, you need to be able to reach your goals, because if you cannot reach them your life will be miserable, trying on the $2-3k suits when you go to the mall, but you cannot buy them. That also sucks and will not make you happy.

I divide the movie into 3 parts:
1. before the flash, living large, living alone (not really what you want when you are 40)
2. after the flash, living small (this you do not really want either)
3. back in reality again, when the guy tries to warm up his relationship with her college sweatheart. (Now, this should be the life that gives you balance: you have the carrer and you have the family).

Familiy+Career=Balance --> Happyness

That's cute. Thanks for explaining the lesson - I had such a hard time figuring out just what the movie was trying to teach.

On another note, I still don't understand how anybody could consider it a finance movie. Yes, the guy is some sort of banker, but that has nothing to do with the movie. So he's very wealthy - the movie could have been about someone who inherited all his money and it wouldn't have any affect whatsoever on the plot or your truly inspiring lesson explanation.

In reply to niles
3/9/09
niles:

american psycho does a bad job of depicting what the IB lifestyle is like... sitting around doing nothing all day long? unrealistic

lol must have been a boutique with little to no deal flow

5/24/10

Check out this link:
http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-high-...

Pretty good overview of the top ten movies.

5/24/10

Just a question about american psycho:

The firm, Pierce and Pierce, is the same one as that used in the novel bonfire of the vanities (by Tom Wolfe - very good read, the guy is a bond trader). Is there any connection between the two?

Also, those of you debating the realities and details of American Psycho, its a hugely satirical, absurd and mocking take of the investment banker lifestyle of excess in the 80's. You don't need a degree in film studies to get this, just some common sense.

5/24/10
In reply to GameTheory
5/25/10
GameTheory:
g5cubed:

I found this hilarious. In American Psycho, when they are all exchanging business cards in the board room, they spelled Acquisitions wrong, instead putting Aquisitions. Also, notice each one has the same phone number and position.

They also always call each other by the wrong names. In that particular scene Paul Allen calls Bryce "Baxter."

They call each other by the wrong names because it makes a point about a theme in the movie. It's not a blooper/continuity error. i.e. The dehumanizing aspects of business and the satirical/absurdist take the movie has on the business world (specifically in the '80s).

In reply to IBWannaB
5/25/10
IBWannaB:
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

An argument for why it sucks?

It stars Nicolas Cage. Game over.

In reply to jameson22
5/25/10
jameson22:
IBWannaB:
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

An argument for why it sucks?

It stars Nicolas Cage. Game over.

We have a winner winner chicken dinner!!

That guy has made a large sum of money putting out junk, so congrats to him. Too bad he couldn't manage it.

Regards

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant, it's just that they know so much that isn't so."
- Ronald Reagan

In reply to Pop That
6/1/10

Screw business cards. I have reservations at Dorsia

6/1/10

^ Dorsia, Friday night...I think he's lying

In reply to Investar
6/1/10
Investar:

Check out this link:
http://www.scene-stealers.com/top-10s/top-10-high-...

Pretty good overview of the top ten movies.

#6 on that list: "$tocks and Blondes"...ahahah wtf?

6/1/10

Other People's Money is excellent. Also, you can watch it on netflix.com.

Trailer--- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED95_S5-of4

Ending Speeches (better than "Greed is Good" Speech from Wall Street) --Watch both parts.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uundu-aPiBQ&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twPlPpqi3pc&feature...

"Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, for knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA."

In reply to cphbravo96
6/1/10
cphbravo96:
jameson22:
IBWannaB:
bmwhype:

that was so thoughtful. almost brought a tear from my eyes

I am happy to hear you arguments too...

An argument for why it sucks?

It stars Nicolas Cage. Game over.

We have a winner winner chicken dinner!!

That guy has made a large sum of money putting out junk, so congrats to him. Too bad he couldn't manage it.

Regards

Lord of War & Con Air were both pretty good, imo

Agree that everything else he's been in is crap

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  •  6/1/10

Gone In 60 Seconds >>>Con Air

6/1/10
6/1/10

i second The game with michael douglas. he was great in both this and wall street. in the game he is a San francisco ibanker and in wall street he's in PE so i like to watch both in that order to show his transition

In reply to dixm655
6/1/10
dixm655:

Family Man.

The main character (Nicolas Cage) is an investment banker.

+1 Cage was actually pretty good in this one. Good movie too...

Dunno why some people choose to make a shit storm over one movie- seems like an insecurity of their opinions being shot down.

In reply to marcellus_wallace
6/1/10
adehbone:

American Psycho is based off a book, that is making of fun wasps in NYC at the time. The movie is also making fun of bankers in NYC at the time, saying they all act the same, talk the same, dress the same, and are only obsessed with shallow things and thoughts. It is quite awesome still. But that is why you see all that stuff in that scene, and how they call people different names, its because no one is any different so no one notices or cares.

The first 10-15mins of Family Man is awesome, I don't know why you dislike it? The guy is a MD at a top boutique bank about to goto Europe to make the CEO go through with some huge merger. He listens to ophera, has a great apartment, bangs hotties, and drives an awesome car. Let's not forget his suits. The lesson of the movie is horrible.

Also I think the choice at the beginning when he goes to London to do an internship is awesome as well.

this is why i love this forum... you would never see a comment like this anywhere else about this

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In reply to lindamas
6/2/10

this is why i love this forum... you would never see a comment like this anywhere else about this

Also something like this:

iphoned:

i second The game with michael douglas. he was great in both this and wall street. in the game he is a San francisco ibanker and in wall street he's in PE so i like to watch both in that order to show his transition

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6/2/10

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