Chandor has succeeded where Stone failed: The film starts on the day the bank makes a third of its employees redundant including so-called head of risk assessment Eric Dale Tucci. As he is escorted from the building, Dale hands a young analyst, Peter Sullivan Quinto , a file containing a series of unfinished financial models, which Sullivan duly completes. Sullivan calls his boss, a typically nonchalant City slicker played by Paul Bettany, who in turn calls his boss a hangdog Kevin Spacey — and so it goes up the management chain.
Fired up after summer of discontent. Why I said yes to a fornicating Pope. Except it is exactly a sense of suppressed panic that penetrates every second of this film: Watch carefully, and you can see Irons trembling ever so slightly. Many of his friends are bankers. The film was shot in a mere 17 days. Quinto, Badgley and Bettany were on set every day. Spacey was there for 12 days. Everyone else shot their roles in three to five days.
He is not the furious moraliser but the bemused observer. His film leaves the viewer with an emotion somewhere between pity and disgust, rather than the raw fury that might inspire Occupy Wall Street protesters.
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