“Forgive me, I must start by pointing out that three years after our horrific financial crisis caused by financial fraud, not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that’s wrong.”
This year’s Oscar’s were pretty tame when it came to winners speaking their political views. The above statement was the most pointed one of the evening, spoken by Charles Ferguson, director of Inside Job, when he was accepting the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Remarkably, Ferguson and his producing partner, Audrey Marrs, have only made two features. Their first was the Academy Award nominated, No End In Sight. Obviously these two are going to be important voices in the field of documentaries for years to come.
Inside Job exposes the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
The film has just been released on DVD and although I haven’t seen it, that doesn’t mean I don’t want one of you lucky Popdose readers to miss out.
Gee, Scott, how do I win the DVD?
Email me the weight the narrator of Inside Job lost for his one film with Edward Zwick and you’ll be entered to win a DVD copy of the movie! Simple, huh?
Want a hint? Too bad. This is the Internet age, someone should have the answer in thirty freaking seconds! And don’t post it in the comments section below and ruin it for everyone. Sheesh!
Anyway, contact me at the link on the Staff page by 3:22 PM (PT) Sunday afternoon (3/13)– and don’t forget that it’s Daylight Savings Time this weekend– and I’ll choose the winner soon thereafter.
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