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The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Viewing Jan '19 ///

Unbelievably this is a true story, and Time have even reported the fidelity of many of the escapades in the film, which truly leaves you speechless. At 3 hours long, it seems like an intimidating watch, however, the pacing keeps you on the edge of your seat as Scorsese thrusts you from one manic drug fuelled business venture to the next, more-often-than-not involving prostitutes. The intensely raw memoirs of Jordan Belfort benefits immensely from Scorsese’s fondness for dark humour, without which, this film would crumble under the weight of its vast examination. Scorsese’s visual storytelling shines here, notably in one scene lowering the frame rate of the camera causing the image to feel delayed, impeding the vision of the viewer of what’s on screen, perfectly positioning us with Belfort as he battles the end of a drug binge… in a helicopter.

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