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“Greed Is Good” Turns 30

By Daniella Nichinson, Film Editor

Few films define the decadent decade of the 1980s as accurately and with such brutal honesty as Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street.” Not only did Stone introduce audiences to a name now synonymous with greed—Gordon Gekko—but he also crafted a film that captured the turbulence and consequences of the corrupt, cocaine-fueled world of finance. 476 more words


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I dette innlegget kommer jeg med litt “off topic” visdom. I stedet for vanligvis tungt fagstoff vil jeg heller anbefale de beste finansfilmene som er å se i dag. 463 more words


"Make American Loitering Great Again" - A Conversation with Leland Cheuk

Leland Cheuk is a big part of the Flapperhouse family: he has performed at three of our readings, and contributed three excellent flash fictions to our Summer 2017 issue (including… 1,531 more words


Gordon Gekko had the best phone ever.

When someone says the 1980s to me this is the visual I conjure: corporate raider Gordon Gekko just chilling on his wee private beach, making plans at dawn to change the world with Bud Fox. 20 more words

What if Gordon Gekko Was a Coffee Addicted Writer?

I’m just starting my first cup this early morning. What would Gordon Gekko say?

“Coffee, for lack of a better word, is good. Coffee is right, coffee works. 55 more words

Long Read: Savings all the banks - finance and the failure of satire

A British bank is run with precision…Tradition, discipline and rules must be the tools”

It is more than fifty years since the Sherman brothers, Disney’s in-house composers, felt the unhappy George Banks and his octogenarian employers at… 2,988 more words

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

One of the themes of “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (2010) is that time is more precious than money. It makes me wonder, then, why filmmaker Oliver Stone fritters away 133 minutes while creating no suspense whatsoever. 62 more words

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