Saturday, January 16, 2016
Tall Trees and Tall Tales
I thought a picture of a house was the perfect segue into telling you about the movie I saw last Thursday evening.
I went to see the movie "The Big Short" based on a book by Michael Lewis. I had never read the book but, I knew enough about the 2008 economic meltdown to wonder how such a sobering set of circumstances could be put into a movie. I would say that the screenwriters (Charles Randolph and Adam McKay) did an outstanding job. They were able to explain the tedious and complicated details of the investment deals with rye humor and eye-catching wit while getting across the seriousness of the situation. I liked the movie so much, I ordered the book. I'm very interested in learning more about the real people that the characters were based on and trying to understand if they really tried to open everyone's eyes to what was going on or if they just figured out a way to profit from the illegal actions of the banks and investment firms.