History Film / MarginCall

24th Apr '17 6:24:11 AM Arcorann
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-->'''Tuld''': So you think we might have put a few people out of business today, that it's all for naught. You've been doing that ''every day'' for almost forty years, Sam. And if this is all for naught then so is everything out there. It's just money; it's made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It's not ''wrong''. And it's certainly no different today than it's ever been. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania 1637]], 1797, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1819 1819]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1837 37]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857 57]], 84, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1901 1901]], 07, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929 29]], 1937, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_oil_crisis 1974]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) 1987]] -- Jesus, didn't that fuck up me up good -- 92, 97, 2000 and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007–2008 whatever we want to call this]]. It's all just the same thing over and over; we can't help ourselves. And you and I can't control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. And there have always been and there always will be the same percentage of winners and losers, happy foxes and sad sacks, fat cats and starving dogs in this world. Yeah, there may be more of us today than there's ever been... but the percentages... they stay exactly the same.

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-->'''Tuld''': So you think we might have put a few people out of business today, that it's all for naught. You've been doing that ''every day'' for almost forty years, Sam. And if this is all for naught then so is everything out there. It's just money; it's made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It's not ''wrong''. And it's certainly no different today than it's ever been. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania 1637]], 1797, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1796–97 1797]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1819 1819]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1837 37]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857 57]], 84, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1901 1901]], 07, org/wiki/Panic_of_1884 84]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1901 1901]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1907 07]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929 29]], 1937, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recession_of_1937–38 1937]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_oil_crisis 1974]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) 1987]] -- Jesus, didn't that fuck up me up good -- 92, 97, 2000 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_Asian_financial_crisis 97]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-com_bubble 2000]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007–2008 whatever we want to call this]]. It's all just the same thing over and over; we can't help ourselves. And you and I can't control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. And there have always been and there always will be the same percentage of winners and losers, happy foxes and sad sacks, fat cats and starving dogs in this world. Yeah, there may be more of us today than there's ever been... but the percentages... they stay exactly the same.
24th Apr '17 6:03:56 AM Arcorann
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-->'''Tuld''': So you think we might have put a few people out of business today, that it's all for naught. You've been doing that ''every day'' for almost forty years, Sam. And if this is all for naught then so is everything out there. It's just money; it's made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It's not ''wrong''. And it's certainly no different today than it's ever been. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania 1637]], 1797, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1819 1819]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1837 37]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857 57]], 84, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1901 1901]], 07, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929 29]], 1937, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_oil_crisis 1974]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) 1987]]-Jesus, didn't that fuck up me up good-92, 97, 2000 and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%932008 whatever we want to call this]]. It's all just the same thing over and over; we can't help ourselves. And you and I can't control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. And there have always been and there always will be the same percentage of winners and losers, happy foxes and sad sacks, fat cats and starving dogs in this world. Yeah, there may be more of us today than there's ever been... but the percentages... they stay exactly the same.

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-->'''Tuld''': So you think we might have put a few people out of business today, that it's all for naught. You've been doing that ''every day'' for almost forty years, Sam. And if this is all for naught then so is everything out there. It's just money; it's made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It's not ''wrong''. And it's certainly no different today than it's ever been. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania 1637]], 1797, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1819 1819]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1837 37]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857 57]], 84, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1901 1901]], 07, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929 29]], 1937, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_oil_crisis 1974]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) 1987]]-Jesus, 1987]] -- Jesus, didn't that fuck up me up good-92, good -- 92, 97, 2000 and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%932008 org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007–2008 whatever we want to call this]]. It's all just the same thing over and over; we can't help ourselves. And you and I can't control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. And there have always been and there always will be the same percentage of winners and losers, happy foxes and sad sacks, fat cats and starving dogs in this world. Yeah, there may be more of us today than there's ever been... but the percentages... they stay exactly the same.
5th Feb '17 4:42:29 AM manofwarb
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Got a SpiritualSuccessor in the Creator/{{HBO}} movie ''Film/TooBigToFail'' which depicted the ''actual'' consequences of what Lehman Brothers did.
4th Feb '17 2:42:30 AM Dragon101
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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: The top executives of the bank don't understand the products they sell. Which unfortunately is [[RealityIsUnrealistic realistic]].

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: InUniverse. The top executives of the bank don't understand the products they sell. Which unfortunately is [[RealityIsUnrealistic realistic]].
22nd Oct '16 11:11:40 PM Arcorann
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-->'''Tuld''': So you think we might have put a few people out of business today, that it's all for naught. You've been doing that ''every day'' for almost forty years, Sam. And if this is all for naught then so is everything out there. It's just money; it's made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It's not ''wrong''. And it's certainly no different today than it's ever been. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania 1637]], 1797, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1819 1819]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1837 37]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857 57]], 84, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1901 1901]], 07, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929 29]], 1937, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_oil_crisis 1974]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) 1987]]-Jesus, didn't that fuck up me up good-92, 97, 2000 and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%9308 whatever we want to call this]]. It's all just the same thing over and over; we can't help ourselves. And you and I can't control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. And there have always been and there always will be the same percentage of winners and losers, happy foxes and sad sacks, fat cats and starving dogs in this world. Yeah, there may be more of us today than there's ever been... but the percentages... they stay exactly the same.

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-->'''Tuld''': So you think we might have put a few people out of business today, that it's all for naught. You've been doing that ''every day'' for almost forty years, Sam. And if this is all for naught then so is everything out there. It's just money; it's made up. Pieces of paper with pictures on it so we don't have to kill each other just to get something to eat. It's not ''wrong''. And it's certainly no different today than it's ever been. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania 1637]], 1797, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1819 1819]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1837 37]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1857 57]], 84, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panic_of_1901 1901]], 07, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_Crash_of_1929 29]], 1937, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_oil_crisis 1974]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Monday_(1987) 1987]]-Jesus, didn't that fuck up me up good-92, 97, 2000 and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%9308 org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007%E2%80%932008 whatever we want to call this]]. It's all just the same thing over and over; we can't help ourselves. And you and I can't control it, or stop it, or even slow it. Or even ever-so-slightly alter it. We just react. And we make a lot money if we get it right. And we get left by the side of the side of the road if we get it wrong. And there have always been and there always will be the same percentage of winners and losers, happy foxes and sad sacks, fat cats and starving dogs in this world. Yeah, there may be more of us today than there's ever been... but the percentages... they stay exactly the same.
29th Feb '16 3:48:43 PM poi99
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** Also has shades of NoCommunitiesWereHarmed. The firm remains unnamed, but is a sort of combination of Lehman Bros, Bear Sterns, and Goldman Sachs. Indeed, when the original script was still unproduced, its Blacklist logline explicitly stated that the film was about Lehman Brothers.

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** Also has shades of NoCommunitiesWereHarmed. The firm remains unnamed, but is a sort of combination of Lehman Bros, Bear Sterns, and Goldman Sachs. Indeed, when the original script was still unproduced, its the film's Blacklist logline explicitly stated that the film was about "the last 24 hours of Lehman Brothers."
23rd Feb '16 6:08:05 PM Willbyr
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->There are three ways to make a living in this business; be first, be smarter, or cheat. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Now, I don't cheat]]. And although I like to think we have some pretty smart people in this building, it sure is a ''hell'' of a lot easier to just be first.\\
-- '''John Tuld'''

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->There are three ways to make a living in this business; be first, be smarter, or cheat. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Now, I don't cheat]]. And although I like to think we have some pretty smart people in this building, it sure is a ''hell'' of a lot easier to just be first.\\
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first.
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'''John Tuld'''


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8th Dec '15 4:34:01 AM Randallw201238
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-->'''John Tuld''': Maybe you could tell me what you think is going on here. And please, speak as you might to a young small child. Or a golden retriever.

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-->'''John Tuld''': Maybe you could tell me what you think is going on here. And please, speak as you might to a young small young, small, child. Or a golden retriever.
8th Dec '15 4:33:29 AM Randallw201238
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-->'''John Tuld''': Maybe you could tell me what you think is going on here. And please, speak as you might me a young small child. Or a golden retriever.

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-->'''John Tuld''': Maybe you could tell me what you think is going on here. And please, speak as you might me to a young small child. Or a golden retriever.
8th Dec '15 4:32:15 AM Randallw201238
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* ArmorPiercingResponse: Sam emphatically tells Tuld his plan to sell of the toxic assets will not only mean no-one will trust the firm again, but no-one will even trust the ''market''. Tuld points out that if they don't sell the toxic assets there probably won't be a firm to save.

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* ArmorPiercingResponse: Sam emphatically tells Tuld his plan to sell of off the toxic assets will not only mean no-one will trust the firm again, but no-one will even trust the ''market''. Tuld points out that if they don't sell the toxic assets there probably won't be a firm to save.
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