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Wall Street - 27/10/2008 7:33:22 PM   
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- 27/10/2008 7:33:22 PM   
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Appropriate watching these days...

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Stock Shock - 26/9/2010 8:13:48 PM   


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This is priceless! Article today:

Oliver Stone Called. He Wants to See Your Movie.

Indie Film Director, Sandra Mohr, gets a phone call from Oliver Stone while at Disneyland.

Hollywood, CA.--The buzz has been building around the issue of short selling ever since investors saw the collapse of the stock market in early 2009. Director Sandra Mohr decided to make a movie about it. "We knew we were onto something when Oliver Stone's office called and asked to see the movie," says the "Stock Shock" director. "We were at Disneyland celebrating the completion of the film and, while in line for the submarine ride, got the call saying Oliver Stone wanted to see our movie about naked short selling. We literally had to have someone break into the office to get the DVD delivered immediately to the famous director."

"Stock Shock" is a documentary film that focuses on market manipulation and uses Sirius XM (SIRI) as a case study. In a short sale, an investor borrows stock and sells it in the hope that its price will drop. If it does, the seller profits when he buys back the stock at a lower price and returns the borrowed shares. As short sellers targeted shares of Sirius XM, the stock plummeted to a horrifying low of 5 cents/share in February 2009, leaving an estimated one million Sirius XM investors with their dreams shattered and their investment accounts emptied. Sirius XM had traded at a high of 9.00/share.

"I thought Oliver Stone might want to see the movie because it makes the concept of short selling very easy to understand," says the director, "though I must admit, I was hoping he would include our documentary on his 'Wall Street 2 DVD release!'"

As does "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps" (starring Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf) "Stock Shock" lays out a compelling case proving the stock of a company can be heavily manipulated, both through naked shorting and also through

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4 stars for Wall Street is about right - 16/10/2010 9:09:57 AM   

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Its a good film. If it had a faster paced middle section then I would not have hesitated in giving it 5 stars as otherwise it is an impressive bit of film making. The Empire review is about right.


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"The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed - ... - 1/11/2013 1:18:42 AM   


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Fast, flashy, and consistently entertaining, Wall Street is a compelling story of the lust for power and its repercussions, as well as one of Oliver Stone's very best films.

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