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Here’s A Real Horror Film! “Inside Job” Details The Financial Meltdown

In behavior, business, Crime, entertainment, History, Media, men, Money, news, politics, US, work on December 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm
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Go see this movie. Right now!

“Inside Job” is a film that is so utterly horrifying, so enraging, so depressing that you can’t leave the theater unmoved.

Nor can you shrug it off as “just a movie.”

This amazing documentary, all two hours of talking heads and graphs, is a totally compelling explanation of how the recession came to be, and the men who so skilfully engineered it, raking in billions as they did.

Writes Felix Salmon, of Reuters:

No financial journalist could have made this film: we were all far too close to the people and events depicted in it, which turn out to have really needed an outsider’s perspective. This is surely the first and last piece of financial journalism that Ferguson will ever make and it’s much more effective for it.

As Bob Mondello says on NPR:

“pretty much any 30 seconds of interview footage in Inside Job will make you want to throttle the nearest banker, broker or economic analyst.”

  1. This one is on my list of movies to see. Should I expect to be infuriated?

    • Oh God yes! I literally came home with my pulse racing, I was so angry and feeling (as we are) so impotent. Maybe the worst part is that all the miscreants who wrecked the financial system (while reaping billions in bonuses they got to keep) are now running the agencies and government institutions that are supposed (hah) to regulate the very same system they wrecked.

      Sad, infuriating and inevitable.

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