A movie podcast concentrating on movies about history, and exactly how full of shit they are.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Episode Four: The Wolf of Wall Street & The Big Short

Wrong With Authority returns with the last episode in our first cycle, this time hosted by Kit.  It's a two-part episode this time, because... well... it's a long one.  But please stick with it, because it's a great show and we're all proud of it.  And we sweated blood over it.  Seriously, it's been a bastard, this one.  It's our Apocalypse Now.  A huge, bloated monster that has left a trail of nervous breakdowns in its path.

Downloads: PART 1 & PART 2

As ever, beware spoilers, and also beware triggers.  (Seriously, this one contains discussion of scenes of sexual abuse, domestic violence, drug use, racism, etc.)

Our movies this time are...

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Martin Scorsese's biopic of human garbage con-man Jordan Belfort, based on his two autobiographical book-type objects.  Written by Terence Winter.  Starring Leonardo "Sprout-Face" DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, Joanna Lumley, and Kyle Chandler.




and...

The Big Short (2015), the fictionalised movie version of Michael Lewis' book about how and why the financial crash of 2007-08 happened, and the gaggle of Wall Street guys who saw it coming, and heroically set about profiting from it.  Directed by Adam McKay, and written by McKay and Charles Randolph.  Starring Christian Bale, Steven Carell, Ryan Gosling, Marissa Tomei, Melissa Leo, and Brad Pitt.  And featuring celebrity cameos from Margot Robbie, Anthony Bourdain, Selena Gomez and, er, Richard Thaler.