Inside Job – Documentary about the 2008 financial collapse – and riveting interviews with bumbling, lying, money-obsessed ‘top officials’…
I was looking for a movie to watch on ‘TV on demand’ to put my feet up on a Friday evening and lo and behold ‘Inside Job’ popped up from the screen and said ‘watch me, watch me!’ and it was perfect given I never got round to watching it so far.
What I must say first is that for the first 30 minutes or so I was getting constant ‘truth chills’ (you know, when you get sudden, noticeable shivers up your body and face) every few seconds non-stop. I often have them but not for this long and so constantly. It was uncanny.
I recommend this film as a must-watch. Although it’s about the 2008 financial crash, it is highly relevant today because the problems remain, and are fundamentally the same.
It is a real eye-opener, and a delight to see some of these greedy, lying bankers stumbling over their words, lots of ‘errs’ and ‘ums’ and not knowing how to get out of answering questions. Or getting pretty irate and saying they regret doing the interview (haha a bit late by then). There’s more on the Iceland collapse, Lehman brothers, sub prime mortgage fraud, and the way that big bankers are intermingled throughout government. As they say in the film ‘It’s a Wall Street government.’
Get this – they did MRI scans and found that the part of the brain that gets stimulated when making money is the same part that gets stimulated by cocaine…
In fact, these banker guys (there are a few women too) need both – money and coke, cos they’re doing both! Oh and there’s a third one – prostitution. After which they go home to their wives (in their mansions).
And these are the people who are at the helm of the world’s decision-making.
So do watch if you can and would like. Here’s a bit more info about the film from a a previous blog post when this film came out:
THE INSIDE JOB
â€œInside Jobâ€ is a documentary on the financial crisis by director Charles Ferguson, specifically about the causes and consequences of the financial crisis of 2008.
Here’s a review of it:
“‘Inside Job’ is the first film to provide a comprehensive analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia.”
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