American Madness

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Find out how Hollywood has portrayed the financial industry over the years—through boom and bust cycles. We’ll talk to Time magazine film critic Richard Corliss and Senior Editor for Newsweek magazineDan Gross.

You can watch the films we’ve selected and weigh in on the conversation by posting your reactions below.

Films we’ll discuss:

Frank Capra’s American Madness (1932)

Oliver Stone’s Wall Street (1987)

Ben Younger’s Boiler Room (2000)

Join other WNYC listeners for Frank Capra’s "American Madness"
Tonight at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO
Screening starts at 7 pm; doors open at 6 pm
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Comments [4]

David Hume from Staten Island, NY

Why don't you guys ease up on Leonard. Go back to your Vin Diesel fan boy websites.

It's telling that you commented on the Populist film with the celebrity.

Feb. 03 2009 02:12 PM
g g from NYC

Not that i am a vin diesel fan by any measure,
but he was in "saving private ryan",
leonard every time you attempt to be witty / sarcastic you prove your lack of knowledge... just be a host
NOT a standup...

Feb. 03 2009 01:56 PM
Chris from New York

Actually, Vin Diesel had a small role in Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan.

Feb. 03 2009 01:53 PM
David Hume from Staten Island, NY

Wow! The more things change, the more they stay the same.

American Madness for sure.

Feb. 03 2009 01:43 PM

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