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.
The Wolf of Wall Street produced and directed by Martin Scorsese tells a story of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker living a luxurious life on Wall Street. Due to greed and corruption, Jordan falls into a life of crime and abusive activities. Belfort made millions of dollars by selling customers “penny stocks” and manipulating the market through his company, Stratton Oakmont, before being convicted of any criminal activity (Solomon, 2013). Jordan reveals behaviours and impulses all humans have, however, on an extreme level. This movie illustrates “why ethics is another tool whose importance cannot be overstated” (Delaney, 2014).
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. As Jordan’s already massive drug problem continues to escalate, he has to keep a very large portion of his money in a European account to hide it from the Feds. Belfort ends up going to prison for 22 months for fraud of his
The cool breeze swept over our bodies like tiny needle jabs, making us want a vacation even more then before. Fina... ... middle of paper ... ...ing my ears was the best thing that I could do when faced with my fear. This family vacation was a game changer, for the first time in my life I had to face my fears. I was tired of being the person that worried all the time. That moment the horn blew on the ship, it felt like it blew the craziness right out of me.
Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.” -James Earl Jones. Those problems occurred in the book Native Son, where the main character Bigger, is faced with many crimes he created for himself. Bigger robbed many businesses within his neighborhood as well as killing two human beings. As a citizen he committed many crimes throughout his community, craving the excitement in immorality. The quote mentions guns and how criminals carry concealed weapons, which reflects back to Bigger.
1983 brought with it another brilliant gangster film, also staring gangster actor Al Pacino. Scarface is perhaps one of the most, if not the most, serious film about the underworld workings of America. Full of bitterness, greed, and raw emotion audiences find that things they may have once thought about the workings of the mafia differ greatly. Scarface is a much rougher more gruesome gangster film then audiences had yet experienced. With his all consuming desire to rise up and take control of every ongoing around him, Tony Montana, played by afore mentioned Al Pacino, does not give us even one feature to redeem himself from the greed that surpasses all others.
Al Capone was a notorious gangster in Chicago during the years of Prohibition. He came to power when his partner and mentor, Johnny Torrio, fled Chicago for Italy fearing death threats. Torrio left Capone in charge to run a massive bootlegging, prostitution, gambling, and extortion business that made about $100,000,000 annually. Since these activities that Capone conducted were extremely illegal, Capone managed to bribe or blackmail officials to keep himself and his men out of jail. The government had a very difficult time trying to capture Capone because of his power, celebrity status, and money.
The Mafia way of life may seem like a romantic updated version of the western movie played out on the streets of the big cities where the good guys and the wise guys who share the same instincts and values do battle before an enthralled public but it is actually very different. The Mafia is really just a group of uneducated thugs making money by victimizing the public. Initially, the Mafia was setup as a prominent supplier of bootlegged liquor, but it has spread into many different areas of crime. During this research paper I will discuss three aspects of the Mafia which are crime, structure and decline in leadership. The Mob siphons off public funds, rigs contracts, corrupts unions which many hard working people with legitimate jobs are a part of, smuggles drugs, and runs illegal gambling rings.
John Grisham's The Firm With The Firm, John Grisham introduces a common theme in many mainstream books: a young man with no ties to anything or anyone, who goes against a corrupt Leviathan. In this case, the Leviathan is a shady tax firm owned buy the classic Italian mob family, the Moroltos. Mitch McDeere is the boy wonder from a white trash family who is seduced by the money of the law firm of Bendini, Lambert, & Locke. When he realizes that the firm is not what it seems, he becomes determined to destroy its money-laundering escapade. Other than the surface motivation of money, Mitch does not appear to have any other reason to go after the firm.
Now the problem is for what, for whom do a little vagrant or a tycoon want to be a prisoner or a dark moon? Making crimes comes as a result of many various things in life. The first and the greatest one is called money as the old expression that says “Money is the root of all evil”, As many people who are in need of money makes different types of crimes just to gain that money, however it’s coming through a wrong way. The second one and the most popular in Egypt is revenge by neglecting the police since people try to fix their problems themselves. So, despite the payer, crime is called crime but in many different ways.