What The Big Short illustrates about true value


Nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, The Big Short tells a story of huge importance and complexity, in a cinematic style that is wonderfully engaging and accessible.

Adam McKay, the film’s director and co-writer, has been described as the cinematic equivalent of a jazz musician – his films are outrageous, anarchic and chaotic but have a clear structure and message. Formerly a writer and director for Saturday Night Live (the TV series known for satirical sketches and monologues that raise important political and economic questions), in this film Adam McKay clearly shows his passion for helping a wide audience to understand the causes of the devastating banking collapse in 2007-8.

In an irrepressibly gripping style, The Big Short tells the true story of a ragtag group of Wall Street outsiders who bet against the banks and won. These realistic characters are…

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