Wall Street “Greed Is Good” and Wall Street “Money Never Sleeps”, two great movies. In the first one; Bud Fox is a Wall Street stockbroker in early 1980's New York with a strong desire to get to the top. Working for his firm during the day, he spends his spare time working an on angle with the high-powered, extremely successful broker Gordon Gekko. Fox finally meets with Gekko, who takes theyouth under his wing and explains his philosophy that "Greed is Good". Taking the advice and working closely with Gekko, Fox soon finds himself swept into a world of "yuppies", shady business deals, the "good life", fast money, and fast women; something which is at odds with his family including his estranged father and the blue-collared way Fox was brought up.
Wall Street “Money Never Sleeps”, themovie opens with the irrepressible Gordon being released from prison in 2001 after serving eight years for insider trading. Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated, the ex-titan whose is looking to redefine himself in a different era having unexpected consequences.
Greed is good or is greed good?
These are the questions that still in ours minds after watching thesemovies. In the first movie Mr. Gordon Gekko told us that greed was convenient, that it worked, that greed expressed, absorbed and catches the essence and spirit of the evolution, he showed us many ways to improve, gave us strategies to obtain more benefits, learn and know about the shareholder´s market, let us know how society was full and still full of competitiveness and that each person in thatbusiness will do what is better just for himself.
In the second movie he reveals that in his opinion the unrestrained speculation will cause a financial cataclysm, even though everybody is euphoric about the current financial bubble, he explain how banks with their interests are making us live in a era in which there are no works, where there are making us live with negative numbers because theymake us believe that we own everything we buy when is not true we own pretty much everything we have in our home; saying “You’re the Ninja generation,” he says. “No income, no jobs, no assets. You have a lot to look forward to.”
In the movie Wall Street “Greed Is Good” one of the things that really got our attention was Bud Fox revenge, let me explain you. Bud got is opportunity with Geeko becausehe offered him the idea of Bluestar Airlines and expand the company, with Bud as president, using savings achieved by union concessions. Bud talks to his father and convinces him to get to get union support for the plan and push for the deal. Things change when Bud knew about all the corruption that Geeko was doing, and that Geeko´s plan was to sell Bluestar's assets, leaving Carl and the entireBluestar staff unemployed.
Although Geeko´s plan would make Bud very rich, he is not agree with it, and racked with guilt of taking part of Bluestar's destruction. Bud chooses his father and resolves to disrupt Gekko's plans.
Bud creates a plan to manipulate Bluestar's stock value downwards. Gekko, realizing that his stock is plummeting, finally dumps his remaining interest in the company, onlyto learn on the evening news that the shares have been picked up at a lower price by Sir Lawrence Wildman, who will become the airline's new majority shareholder. Gekko realizes that Bud engineered the entire scheme. Bud triumphantly goes back to work at Jackson Steinem & Co. the following day, where he is confronted by the police and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is then placedunder arrest for securities fraud and insider trading.
Sometime later, Bud confronts Gekko in Central Park. Gekko berates him for his role with Bluestar. He then assaults Bud, berating his ingratitude for several of their illegal business transactions. Following the confrontation, it is revealed that Bud was wearing a wire to record his encounter with Gekko. He turns the wire tapes over to the...
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