The greedy Gier: «Gordon Gekko versus Max Uthoff»

29 Feb

Actor Michael Douglas is shown in his role as Gordon Gekko from the 1987 Oliver Stone film “Wall Street” in this publicity photo released to Reuters September 15, 2009. Twenty-two years after appearing on the big screen, and one year after the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers, the film character Gordon Gekko continues to resonate on Wall Street. The “strip and flip” corporate raider played by Michael Douglas will make his comeback in Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2,” which began filming in New York this week. The sequel is set in 2008 during the run-up to the financial meltdown with Gekko emerging from two decades behind bars. To match feature LEHMAN/GEKKO. REUTERS/20th Century Fox/Handout (UNITED STATES ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS) NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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«The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed — for lack of a better word — is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed — you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.» Zitat aus dem Film «Wallstreet» von Oliver Stone» (1987)

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Gordon Gekkos Plädoyer für die Gier steht Max Utoffs Giergedicht entgegen. Er trug es u.a. am 22.3.2011 in Neues aus der Anstalt vor. Es ist im Zeitfenster 00:20:20 – 00:22:00 zu sehen; und zwar hier.

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