THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

Martin Scors­ese ( Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chan­dler, Mar­got Rob­bie, Rob Reiner.

Di­rec­tor: Star­ring:

HERE comes a wel­come re­turn by leg­endary di­rec­tor Martin Scors­ese to the scorched- earth brand of film­mak­ing with which he made his name.

At 71, Scors­ese has forged a work as un­re­pen­tant as Good­fel­las, as un­re­lent­ing as Rag­ing Bull and as un­for­get­table as any of his best films.

This is the true story of Jor­dan Belfort ( played by Leonardo DiCaprio), the man who put the “broke” in stock­bro­ker.

By his mid- 20s, this pi­rate in a pin­striped suit had amassed a per­sonal for­tune of more than $ 50 mil­lion. Just a decade later, all of that moolah and more was gone.

In adapt­ing a best- sell­ing book penned by Belfort him­self, Scors­ese and screen­writer Terence Win­ter took the un­ortho­dox step of in­ter­pret­ing this scur­rilous saga as im­pure black com­edy, as op­posed to pure drama.

On this level, The Wolf of Wall Street has more in com­mon with films such as Scarface and Amer­i­can Psy­cho than Scors­ese’s own il­lus­tri­ous back- cat­a­logue.

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