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Thursday, May 19 2011

When Greed Is Good

The economic system has only one purpose, which is to create wealth. In the market’s language, this is the only “good". If evil exists, then it must be loss, which is the opposite of the good. For Gordon Gekko, this is the only morality which exists.


Sunday, September 26 2010

Masters of the Universe: Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street'

In his desire to trump his upper crust "superiors", Gekko's personal ethic could be read as a perverted, ultimately hypocritical form of populist revolt.


Friday, September 24 2010

Reconsidering the Oliver Stone Filmography

As Oliver Stone's update to the Wall Street hits theatres, PopMatters is taking a look back at select works by the influential and thought-provoking director.


Friday, September 24 2010

The Fall of the Oliver Stone Empire: A Director and His Critics

Until 2004, Oliver Stone could never be accused of shying away from anything. Once he did, the critics pounced.


Reviews

Thursday, October 18 2012

Who'd Have Thought? Greed is STILL Good: 'Wall Street: Filmmakers Signature Series'

It could serve as a cautionary tale, but as Michael Douglas points out in one of the bonus features on this Blu-ray disc, many real Wall Street folks seek to emulate his infamous character.


Wednesday, September 22 2010

'Wall Street': A Worthy Message to Beat People Over the Head With

If only real life were this easy to figure out. In Oliver Stone’s hands, even the most complicated tangle can come out looking like two distinct strands.


News

Thursday, May 14 2009

Did Hollywood inspire the meltdown men?

Forget Bernie Madoff. The Wall Street veteran who might be the real scapegoat for our country's financial meltdown hasn't closed a deal in more than


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