Oliver Stone on Wall Street, Take Two
Tue Sep 14, 2010
Gordon Gekko is back, and Oliver Stone discusses how the financial industry, including hedge funds, shaped his latest film.
By Andrew BloomenthalIt has been more than 20 years since
Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" introduced Main Street to
corporate takeovers, insider trading, and the slicked-back hair
of iconic greed-meister Gordon Gekko, made famous by actor
Michael Douglas. Now, against a backdrop of global market
collapse, government bailouts and Ducati motorbikes, Stone's
new film, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," has Douglas
reprising his character-with a meaty debut role for hedge
funds, as well. Stone's tale of backroom maneuverings,
cutthroat deal-making and the global economic consequences has
an authentic tone, thanks largely to contributions from a
brigade of advisers to the film. Among them are London hedge
fund manager Olaf Rogge, founder of Rogge Global Partners, who
schooled Stone on the economics of hedge funds and their true
profit potential, and former Securities and Exchange Commission
deputy chief of staff Alex Cohen, whose participation in the
Lehman Brothers bankruptcy hearings served as...
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