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Response to shadowmayor (Original post)

Thu Dec 24, 2015, 04:32 PM

7. I've seen it

and was VERY impressed at the job they did on this film. I thought it would be good, since even Michael Lewis, the author of the book of the same name, liked it. Authors never ever like what Hollywood does to their books. This may be a first. Believe it or not, the film does explain, although necessarily partially, credit default swaps, CDOs and tranches, among other sleights of hand practiced by Wall Street. The cast was brilliant, particularly Christian Bale and Steve Carell.

And I don't blame your daughter for being "really pissed off." I got angry all over again. Everyone should read the book too. Lewis makes this stuff actually accessible. He not only explained the mysteries of Wall Street finance, but made it interesting. And to me, who is a financial dunce!

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