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Posts Tagged ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Paramount Offers LA Commuters a Wall Street Wink

DiCaprioInstagramSuperBowlIt’s one of Sunset Blvd.’s most well-positioned billboard locations. Sitting at the northeast corner of the La Cienega Blvd. intersection, this canvas greets the flow of eastbound commuters as they wait, often in slow-crawl traffic, to cross over towards The Mondrian, the House of Blues and The Standard.

Per Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter, this strategic spot is now home to the funniest of four new billboards promoting The Wolf of Wall Street during the penultimate stage of 2013 film awards season. The billboard references a line in the movie uttered by DiCaprio’s character Jordan Belfort about morphine. Click over to the THR item to see a pic; the awards blogger also got this comment from the studio:

A Paramount spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter, “It’s one of the great lines from the film. And in this season when we’re working hard and being smart and strategic, it’s also nice to have a little bit of fun. People who have seen the movie (hopefully) will have a little chuckle.”

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From 544 F-Words to Five Oscar Nominations

HillScorseseWolfMore than a few departed members of Hollywood’s Golden Age, if somehow magically revived and transported to the present, would likely utter a “WTF?” But as a sign of our more permissive times and Tinseltown’s greater tolerance of profanity than overseas markets, The Wolf of Wall Street scored five major Oscar nominations this morning.

The latest Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio opus is now also a Wolf of Wilshire Blvd., claiming nods for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay.Ceremony host Ellen De Generes is already saying her comedy thank you’s.

The number of times the F-word is uttered in Wolf was the subject of some recent media debate. Thankfully, the matter was put to authoritative rest via a Slate investigation by Forrest Wickman.

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Jeffrey Wells Tangles with NYC Movie Theater ‘Psychopath’

Every once in a while, Hollywood Elsewhere blogger Jeffrey Wells relates a nightmarish moviegoing experience.

HollywoodElsewhereLogoIn October, the colorful chronicler generated a torrent of angry reaction with his take on a Connecticut screening of Gravity disrupted by a youngster with Down Syndrome. This time around, Wells recounts the trouble caused by an African-American loud talker at a December 26 afternoon showing of The Wolf of Wall Street at the Loews 34th Street complex. Wells was accompanied by his two sons, Dylan and Jett:

After Dylan’s first verbal altercation I looked over and glared at the guy, and he glared right back and said, “What the f*ck are you looking at, man? Rude-ass mothahf*ckah… Guy givin’ me sh*t!” I knew then and there this guy was very possibly disturbed and beyond the reach of any appeal.

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An Epic Film Collaboration That Began Five Decades Ago at NYU

Shutterstock_ThelmaSchoonmakerWall Street Journal film features writer Rachel Dodes has the next best thing to a new Martin Scorsese-Thelma Schoonmaker movie: an interview piece about their 46-year collaboration.

So often, great things come from modest beginnings. In other words, neither one of these artists schemed in 1967 to conquer the world, garner X amount of Twitter followers or Y Facebook likes. Instead, they just started collaborating and to the benefit of us all, continue this holiday season with The Wolf of Wall Street:

Schoonmaker, 73, met Scorsese 50 years ago while she was taking a summer-editing course at NYU. She helped him edit his first feature film, 1967′s Who’s That Knocking at My Door. They stayed in touch, working together on Woodstock, a 1970 documentary, but didn’t start collaborating regularly until Raging Bull.

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DiCaprio Thanks ‘Drunkest Guy’ for Wolf Pointers

Forget YouTube thumbs-up and total views, although the latter number is about to skyrocket for one particular bit of footage shared by user houstondodgeball and others.

That’s because during a Sunday press conference at the NYC junket for The Wolf of Wall Street, star Leonardo DiCaprio explained that for a very memorable scene of Quaalude debauchery, he took inspiration from the above fall 2009 “Drunkest Guy” YouTube video. Per The Huffington Post’s Christopher Rosen:

“A lot of the research that I did really came from watching that one video, on loop… It’s a man trying to get a beer, but his body doesn’t quite [work]. That was a huge inspiration to me.”

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