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The return of Gordon Gekko

Razia Iqbal | 15:14 UK time, Thursday, 30 April 2009

News that Oliver Stone is making a sequel to Wall Street, that seminal film about financial greed in the 1980s, puts a whole new spin on taking advantage of the moment.

It appears that the villan of the 1980s movie, Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas, (who won an Oscar for the role) may have been seen as an anti-hero, but those in the financial world who saw the movie, looked up to Gekko as a straightforward hero, something that Stone and Douglas constantly encountered.

The current economic crisis through a Hollywood prism: hmm, not sure what we could learn or be entertained by. My feeling is that the more elliptical F Scott Fitzgerald novel, The Great Gatsby, might teach us more.

Despite the terrible Australia, I am looking forward to Baz Luhrmann's version of that, much more than Gekko the second.

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