Generally, true life movies demonstrate the rise and heroism of an individual where as director Martin Scorsese in his movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” tells the story of a New York stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, development of narcissism and downfall of his giant business empire due to narcissism. Although many critique argue that “The Wolf of Wall Street” glorify the greed and objectification of women leaves public with no morality message, the film successfully deliver the message that the rapid success cause an individual to develop the narcissistic behavior which eventually leads into destruction. Scorsese is well known for his film that describe protagonists who are outside the main stream. His ability to demonstrate the place and the period of his plot is exceptional. Detail study of the character, superior acting and physical humor are key features of producing high quality film.
However, business people have a flaw in their argument, they believe that money is the only incentive for a person to do anything. Their mind cannot fathom the thought of a person being generous or charitable when they unable to receive a monetary compensation. They do not understand why people donate their money to charity, or volunteer their time. They are unable to conceive that a person ... ... middle of paper ... ...s truly a bad thing, Oliver Stone had Gordon Gekko go to jail for insider trading further adding to his point that greed is bad, and those who are greedy will get caught. Oliver Stone uses Gordon Gekko as a symbol of corporate greed in the United States, culminating in his Gekko's famous monologue.
Mass media is especially harmful toward women because it constructs negative perceptions of women and reinforces a set of cultural norms for them to fit in society. This paper will address its focus on women and how the tools used by media shaped images of women, how they are represented and how their identity is perceived in society. Media influences their audiences in many ways, one of which is done through advertising. People prefer to believe that they are not being affected by advertisements however “advertising’s influence is quick, it’s cumulative, and for the most part, it’s subconscious” (Killing Us Softly). Advertisements are everywhere, found on televisions, buses, on the sides of buildings, on the Internet and in the magazines we read.
Jordan’s whole character is a product of his economic and social class. From the start of the film, Jordan is introduced as an overly ambitious person who can’t get enough of Wall Street. After the stock market crash of 1987, which left many stockbrokers unemployed, Jordan accumulates wealth by defrauding people with cheap penny stocks. Jordan represents the corrupted American dream, and the middle class is whom he preys on. Though corrupt and often illegal, people will still chase after the American dream at all costs.
The great Martin Scorsese directs the highly controversial movie The Wolf Of Wall Street. The movie is based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. In the early 1990s Belfort uses knowledge he acquired by Mark Hanna, played by Matthe McConaughey to perform the biggest securities scam of the time. With his team Belfort becomes a prosperous stockbroker who will do anything to stay at the top. The Wolf of Wall Street reveals the human condition’s obsession with money and power, which inevitable leads down a self-destructive journey.
Jordan starts his own brokerage firm named Stratton-Oakmont. Jordan hires a staff of, well, criminals to help him sell cheap stocks. They would sell all of these cheap stocks to their customers, then Belfort would buy large amounts of these stocks, running up the price, and then dump it. Finally, Jordan begins running into a lot of legal trouble as the FBI is on to the ways his brokerage firm works. Although Belfort has the FBI watching him very closely, he continues to spend huge sums of money on things such as boats, cars, houses, strippers/hookers, and last, but certainly not least, drugs.
Soon he realizes that capitalists are just corrupt people who just happen to have wealth. The wealth gap and corruption becomes apparent to him; the capitalist Jurgis once hope to embrace as he lived the “American dream” is nothing more than predators “preying upon the people”. Jurgis soon after joins a union and learns the web of lies that runs the Packingtown. This time period had a lot of Union members who wanted an economic reformation. Many workers began to advocate fo their rights as
In hopes of rebuilding America, the capitalists’ hunger for wealth only widened the gap between the rich and poor. During the 1800’s, business leaders who built their affluence by stealing and bribing public officials to propose laws in their favor were known as “robber barons”. J.P. Morgan, a banker, financed the restructuring of railroads, insurance companies, and banks. In addition, Andrew Carnegie, the steel king, disliked monopolistic trusts. Nonetheless, ruthlessly destroying the businesses and lives of many people merely for personal profit; Carnegie attained a level of dominance and wealth never before seen in American history, but was only able to obtain this through acts that were dishonest and oftentimes, illicit.
In Yojimbo, it is money that creates greed, and greed that necessitates murder. The film brings attention to the intentions of Western economy and attempts to prove the negativity and insatiability of these objectives. The earliest example of this in the film is when the bodyguard witnesses a son running away from his family to pursue a life of gambling. The fact that the son prefers a short, exciting life to a long, productive existence serves as a stepping-stone for the overall apathy of many of the story’s main characters. The choice of selfindulgence over self-fulfillment is an illustration of the moral emptiness of capitalistic values.
Wall Street in the 1980s had big competition among the brokers to make money in legal and illegal ways. Although, making money was easy and quick, but nothing can compare to Bud’s guilty feelings. Bud causes loss of jobs and destroying companies over his greediness. At the end, Gekko, Bud, and others all went to prison for what they did. The greatest lesson in the movie was losing morals for a short time only can have many negatives for a long time.