In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 36 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden. Written by
In order to show Jordan's state of mind, director of photography Rodrigo Prieto constantly switches lens types. For scenes where Jordan has clarity and clear mind state, flat spherical lenses are used while in stages where he does not, anamorphic lenses are used. Longer focal lenses are used from the stage where Jordan is being pursued by Denham and his team to reflect Belfort's unraveling and the sense of being spied upon. See more »
In the scenes from the offices of Jordan Belfort there is an electronic stock ticker. It showed twice during the movie a stock symbol called HPQ which is Hewlett-Packard's symbol after they purchased Compaq Computer. However that buyout happened after the time period shown in the film. See more »
The name of the game, moving the money from the client's pocket to your pocket.
But if you can make your clients money at the same time it's advantageous to everyone, correct?
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There are no opening credits or titles. The film's title doesn't appear until the start of the closing credits. See more »
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Written by Jimmy Castor and John Pruitt (as John Pruit)
Performed by Jimmy Castor
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
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"The Wolf of Wall Street" is infectiously entertaining. It is probably the funniest movie I have seen all year with witty dialogue, over the top characters, and filled with energy that bleeds off the screen. Between all the fun however, there is also a story about addiction and how it can cause a downward spiral in your life whether it be drugs, money, or power.
Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese does a wonderful job keeping this movie at a high at all times. Never once does this movie lose it's energy or sense of humor much like the drug induced characters. There are a lot of quick cuts and edits to keep the movie feeling as If you are on drugs as well as playing high energy music in some of the more serious situations.
The cast brings their "A" game. The stand out is obviously Leonardo DiCaprio, who pretty much owns and excels any scene he is in. This film really showcases his diverse range.
Overall "The Wolf of Wall Street" is a full on adrenaline ride that never loses momentum. It's directed with a lot of flair and energy and has an incredibly well written script that gives it depth and a ton of laughs. The cast is fantastic and DiCaprio gives his best and most fun filled performance to date. I really enjoyed this movie and think it's the funniest movie of the year 4.5/5
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