Blog DOB: 18 May, 2013
Name: che jin
On Friday night the late movie on Irish TV was the classic 1987 "Wall Street" directed by Oliver Stone, starring Micheal Douglas as Gekko and a very young Charlie Sheen as his understudy Bud Fox. No matter how many times I have seen this movie it still is brilliant and I feel its time for a sequel. If you recall Gekko was arrested by "Stockwatch" or SEC for insider dealing. The usual time that you would get for this would be about 10 years based upon the time served by real life inside traders such as Ivan Boesky and Mike Milken. This would mean that Gordon is out there somewhere sitting on his millions.
Would,nt it be nice to see how he is getting on in the post Enron era, what would be his view on the explostion of multi billion dollar companies that are only on the internet?.How would he have dealt with the reporting requirements that Sarbanes Oxley has imposed on companies?. How would he compare with Donald Trump, Jack Welsh, or Sir Alan Sugar?.How would he deal with the HMRC?. Does he still believe that "greed is good"or has he had a road to Damascus experience?
Most successful movies have had sequels and indeed a fair number of unsuccessful movies have had sequels. So Oliver please get the process in gear and bring back Gekko.