The Wolf of Wall Street: Martin Scorsese’s film retain its high energy in a second visit. It comes mostly from the great acting from Leonardo DiCaprio (very layered while retaining great comic values) and Jonah Hill (more one-noted, but extremely funny). Thelma Schoonmaker’s editing is somewhat loose (result of improvised nature of many scenes), but the film paces along nicely despite its length. Rodrigo Prieto’s camerawork, as is usually the case in Scorsese’s films, is rich and varied, but not needlessly so.
Much has been said about the glorification (or not) of the main character behaviour. One word about that (which I’ll keep short and cryptic to avoid spoilers): it only exists if you buy the sales pitch. It’s also a somewhat irrelevant discussion: the North of a moral compass should not be informed by films, books etc.
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