Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Parties Have All The Big Names and I Greet Them With the Whitest Smile

Saw Inside Job last night. I thought it would make me angry, but it didn't, because I realized how much of this stuff I already knew thanks to people like Charles Morris, Felix Salmon, Yves Smith, the reporters of McClatchy, Nouriel Roubini, Eliot Spitzer, Matt Taibbi, and many others.

There was one face I didn't recognize, and that was Robert Gnaizda, who comes across as the movie's George Bailey to Martin Feldstein's Mister Potter. But the people who provoked the most laughter and scorn from the audience were Scott Talbott, chief lobbyist for an outfit called the Financial Services Roundtable, and Glenn Hubbard, a guy whose deanship of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business would be in serious jeopardy after his performance here... in any sane world, but who probably has nothing to worry about given some of the names on the list of Columbia University trustees.

Oh, and Mr. Ferguson? I loved that shot you took of Paul Volcker with a tumbler of what I assume was Scotch.


Raoul Paste said...

So much larger than life.

Thanks for the link to the preview. This is a must see.

pansypoo said...

when can we drown greenspan in his bathtub?

Beleck3 said...

i would love to see this film. is there any way to find out if it going to be released across America; i.e. is it coming to my rinky dink little town. lol.

just seeing the truth about Greenspan, Bernanke, Clinton, St. Ronnie is oh so sweet!!!!

res ipsa loquitur said...


Here's release info.