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October 12th, 2013 - 12:37 pm

WSJ sat down with The Wolf of Wall Street director Martin Scorsese, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill. Here’s something from the intro:

In theaters next month, the glitzy, audacious blockbuster is based on real-life rogue trader Jordan Belfort’s memoir of his 1990s pump-and-dump flameout, during which he launched the infamous Stratton Oakmont “boiler room” brokerage, inflicted over $200 million of losses on investors and sunk a 167-foot yacht—all on his way to a federal indictment for securities fraud and money laundering and 22 months in prison. (Belfort is currently working toward building a career as a motivational speaker and paying $110 million back to investors.) The film will be the fifth collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio, following Gangs of New York, The Departed, The Aviator and Shutter Island. And by all accounts, filming it was an act of deep mutual trust: their most adult, debauched project to date. “[Our relationship has] evolved in the sense that with every new picture, we get to know each other a little better, trust each other a little more and go a little further,” says Scorsese.

Shutter Island left me cold, just because of the theme, but The Departed is probably the best mobster movie of the Naughts. Really looking forward to this next flick.

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working to build a career as a "motivational speaker"? Motivate people to do what....commit fraud and launder money?
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He's another typical lib but Leo can act, no doubt about it. I've never seen him give a bad performance.
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I cannot stand DiCaprio. He leaves me cold.
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"The departed" is a rip-off of the first "Infernal affairs" movie trilogy. The original (in Cantonese) is far better acted more suspense, action and martial arts fighting. "Stutter island" is a waste of time and a very forgettable movie.
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The only exciting thing about The Departed was hearing the Dropkick Murphys on the soundtrack.
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