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A Hollywood stuck in an endless circle of remakes, unable to conceive of novel characters or situations, meets and is mangled up with a world stuck in what promises to be perpetual economic crisis, ceaselessly recycling its heroes into vilains and back again.

The only way, it seems, that you can tell that time is passing at all is by the size and shape of the mobile phones.

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May 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm

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  1. But of all the iconic ’80s films to be remade, this one seems the most pressing, doesn’t it? Especially given the way that, somehow, Gordon Gekko became a heroic figure to derivative traders. A film that reemphasizes the fact that he’s a fictionalized Milken is a sort of necessary corrective, no?

    SEK

    May 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    • SEK,

      Yes, but I think the fact that that is true is an index of something as well, isn’t it? I mean, I’m happy he’s remaking it, it’ll probably be OK, but still… There’s something to the fact that we’ve travelled some twenty years and have only been able to reword the iconic phrase a bit. Or even think about it this way, and in a way true to your point: things have gotten so bad that even satire won’t do – letting GG just speak his lines. Now it’s gotta be redone as a morality play. Hard times….

      adswithoutproducts

      May 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm


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