Friday, May 7, 2010
FLOORED visits the floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange & those who inhabit(ed) it
sleaze going on of late (yeah, and of early, too), it's nice to get away from Wall Street for a bit, even if the alternative is a visit to the trading floors of the second city. The new documentary FLOORED, from filmmaker James Allen Smith attempts to penetrate the trading floors and their customs via a little information (not nearly as much as TrustMovies might have wanted, however) and with interviews with a number of the men who are -- or were -- involved in the scene.
wer, probably because most of the men have divided loyalties, to put it mildly. They see the craziness, the nonsense, and also the wealth to be gained. Given the opportunity, they'd unzip and go at it all over again, and as fast and furiously as possible.
spoken. They make their points. One animal hunting trader does seem a little scummy. With most of them, in fact, you'll eventually feel that a good therapist is definitely needed. (And sure enough, we soon see one at work!) One fellow seems happy to be inter-
viewed three sheets to the wind, which grows embarrassing fast.
Quad Cinema. Further and past play-dates can be found here, along with the various other ways you can see the movie: in pieces via Babelgum (online and through mobile devices) and with VOD and DVD. Your move.