PDA

View Full Version : "Wolf of Wall Street" coming to theatres.



CedarPhin
05-03-2009, 07:36 PM
http://www.times-standard.com/othervoices/ci_12283679


Guess what? The title “Wolf of Wall Street” has been recycled by Martin Scorsese. It's not the same movie, however. This version is an autobiography of Jordan Belfort. In case you haven't heard of him, he is the 31-year-old multimillionaire stockbroker who soared to the top as a Wall Street whiz in the late 1990s, then landed in prison for swindling investors out of $200 million.

I can't wait. The 2 books about the guy were fantastic, so I imagine the movie will be just as awesome, not to mention that Scorsese is directing it as well.

Great news.

CedarPhin
05-03-2009, 07:37 PM
Belfort comes across as the Hunter S. Thompson of Wall Street. Instead of calling his book “Wolf on Wall Street,” he should have called it “Fear and Loathing on Wall Street.”
The guy was so stoned most of the time that he did monumentally stupid things, such as arguing with the captain of his 167-foot motor yacht and going against his advice about sailing it into a raging Mediterranean storm. The ship sank, but Belfort and crew managed to survive.
In another outrageous incident, Belfort organized a midget-throwing contest to entertain brokers on his trading floor! This tell-all film will reportedly be released by Warner Bros. Pictures next year. It's promoted as a crime/drama film starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


Just a few of the many outrageous stories.

SpaceMountain16
05-03-2009, 11:12 PM
Figures DiCaprio is going to play him, he's Scorsese's new De Niro.

CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 04:28 AM
I don't like the DiCraprio choice, I think that someone like Matthew McConaughey would have been a better pick.

Either way, this movie should be great if it's anything like the book.

tylerdolphin
05-04-2009, 04:34 AM
A midget throwing contest? LOL. Thats so wrong but its so hilarious.

CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 04:36 AM
There are some great stories in that book. My favorite one is how he was so stoned on painkillers, he had double vision, and he flew his helicopter from Manhattan to his house on Long Island with one eye open the entire time.

It's easily the most outrageous thing I've ever read.

tylerdolphin
05-04-2009, 04:37 AM
Sounds like its quite amazing that the guy is still alive

CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 04:39 AM
Definitely. You should check out the two books he wrote. "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Catching the Wolf of Wall Street".

His cellmate in prison was Tommy Chong.

tylerdolphin
05-04-2009, 04:47 AM
I think Ill read them over the summer.

That prison stay should have been interesting to say the least. I guess if youre going to prison you might as well be rooming with a comedian

CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 04:49 AM
No doubt. And the funny part was, Chong thought the guy was full of **** at first, but then he had his wife look it up and saw that the guy was who he said he was.

Great reads.

tylerdolphin
05-04-2009, 04:57 AM
Im reading some book reviews on Amazon. A lot of 5 stars, but some people gave him bad reviews because he wasnt remorseful and came off as cocky...Im thinking this should be good lol

CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 05:00 AM
He makes no apologies for what he did, and just goes on and on about his outrageous lifestyle. It's fantastic. I love it.

Outside of "The Bad Guys Won", it's probably one of my favorite books...though " 'Canes Mutiny" and the real life story of the movie Casino were great too.

CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 05:04 AM
When you read that book, you can't set it down...it's crazy. You just want to read more and more to see what happens next.

tylerdolphin
05-04-2009, 05:05 AM
I havent read a real book since Joe Torre:The Yankee Years. That was a pretty awesome book. Pretty funny in some places too.

One of the better book I ever read was about the USS Indianapolis. That was a pretty messed up story all around. And 100% true to boot.

CedarPhin
05-04-2009, 05:09 AM
There are some pretty good books out there. I usually only read about true-life events.

"Shark Attack" was pretty good, it was about Jerry Tarkanian's years at UNLV.

"The 5 Families" was this giant book about the 5 crime families in NYC and how they got started and all. When I worked late at night, I used to pass the time by reading that book.

"Mob Star" was a good book..about the life and times of John Gotti.

And then I've just read quite a few books about Roman history, as well as a ton of books about various sports teams/colleges.

SpaceMountain16
05-04-2009, 08:51 AM
I don't like the DiCraprio choice, I think that someone like Matthew McConaughey would have been a better pick.

Either way, this movie should be great if it's anything like the book.

McConaughey over DiCaprio? At least DiCaprio can act. I mean i know nothing about this Wolf of Wall Street guy, but DiCaprio can play anybody extremely well. McConaughey can only play surfers or like moronic country bumpkins.

ih8brady
05-08-2009, 11:05 AM
Sounds interesting, never read the book, but I suppose this means Scorsese's adaption of Devil in the White City won't be happening. :(

Tetragrammaton
05-08-2009, 01:20 PM
When is the last time Scorsese made a good film?

ih8brady
05-08-2009, 01:26 PM
When is the last time Scorsese made a good film?

The Departed was fairly good, even if old hat. In fact, he's one director who I can't recall ever making a dud.

Tetragrammaton
05-08-2009, 01:30 PM
The Departed was fairly good, even if old hat. In fact, he's one director who I can't recall ever making a dud.

It was okay, nothing special. I can't think of a really great movie of his since Goodfellas (I'm looking at you, Casino).

CedarPhin
05-08-2009, 02:42 PM
I loved Casino.

SpaceMountain16
05-09-2009, 01:58 AM
Well the Aviator wasn't that good. Other than that i can't say he's made too many lousy movies. I loved Casino, Goodfellas and the Departed. He hasn't made much more than that in the last twenty years.

tylerdolphin
05-10-2009, 04:26 PM
It was okay, nothing special. I can't think of a really great movie of his since Goodfellas (I'm looking at you, Casino).
Casino was pretty awesome

SpaceMountain16
05-22-2009, 01:08 PM
Apparently Scorsese is considering casting DiCaprio in his biopic about Frank Sinatra too. This is getting a little ridiculous.

ih8brady
05-22-2009, 01:18 PM
Apparently Scorsese is considering casting DiCaprio in his biopic about Frank Sinatra too. This is getting a little ridiculous.

I take back my defense, he has lost it! :tongue: