The Wolf of Wall Street Directed by Martin Scorsese By Ed Chalk
Narrative and genre • The wolf of Wall street is a crime drama/ dark comedy. It follows corruption and crime through the concept of politicians and bankers. • This could be reflective of bankers and politicians today, there is always a suspicion that crime is involved. • The film is also based on a true story, Leonardo Di Caprio plays a real life motivational speaker and former investment banker. He was convicted of securities fraud and money laundering. • Upon seeing the film, it’s full of Scorsese's typical conventions, for example continuous shots with brutal violence.
Funding/financing • Producers include Martin Scorsese, Leonardo Di Caprio, Emma TillingerKoskoff, Joey Macfarland and Riza Aziz. • The film had a budget of $100 million and made $118,841,968. • This huge budget comes mainly from Di Caprio and Scorsese themselves.
Development • The script was written by Martin Scorsese. He was said to have started working on it before “Shutter Island” but only got the production go ahead in 2012. • Jordan Belfort made $1 million in letting The studio make a film about him. • Di Caprio fought Brad Pitt in a biding war for the rights to the film, Di Caprio won. • Film was originally based on the book by Jordan Belfort.
Production • Director: Martin Scorsese • Cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Jonah Hill,Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner,Matthew McConaughey,Kyle Chandler,Jon Favreau,Margot Robbie,Jon Bernthal,CristinMilioti, P.J. Byrne,Ethan Suplee,Kenneth Choi,Jake Hoffman,Christine Ebersole,Shea Whigham,Danny Abeckaser,Jean Dujardin,Matthew McConaughey,Kyle Chandler • Locations: The production was filmed largely in different places in New York and in the Bahamas.
Distribution • Upon release the film was said to have a 169 minute run time. • The Wolf of Wall Street premiered in the USA on 25th December 2013.
The film has been nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director for Scorsese, Best Adapted Screenplay for Winter, Best Actor for DiCaprio, and Best Supporting Actor for Hill. It has also been nominated for four BAFTAs, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay, and two Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. DiCaprio won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Audiences • The film gets an 8.9 on IMBD. • Jordan Belfort didn’t like the way the film portrayed him, there was also uproar among a few wall street employees, complaining about Scorsese’s portrayal.
Quotes • Martin Scorsese- “The devil comes with a smile.” • Jonah Hill- “I won’t get better if I just keep working on things I’ve done already.”