Wall Street Essay

838 WordsMay 2, 20134 Pages
How is the audience positioned to see Gordon Gekko in ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps?’ The film ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ follows the story of Jacob Moore, his partner Winnie Gekko, and her estranged father Gordon Gekko. Director Oliver Stone uses not only characterisation but also film techniques and symbolism to position the audience to see a certain character. The film is set in New York in the year 2008 and is set out so it will connect with the audience of today. The storyline of the film is based around Gordon Gekko, his family and his criminal history. Gekko is a stock broker who had previously been sent to prison for eight years after being accused of securities fraud and insider trading. Seven years later he releases a…show more content…
The camera is positioned behind Gordon and in his reflection you can see that he is thoughtful about his decision. He then changes his mind about Jacob’s proposition and asks Winnie for forgiveness, which leads to a change in their relationship. In the film ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ (2010), director Oliver Stone has positioned the audience to see Gordon Gekko as a wealthy and very powerful character but also a character with the desire to change who he is to have a positive future. When Gordon is talking to Jacob and the university students he is seen to be very powerful and a strong character but when Winnie is talking to Gordon they are seen to be of the same power. Over the course of the movie, the theme of change is portrayed when the relationship between Winnie and Gordon is mended. Stone also used film techniques to show the changing behaviour in Gordon when he sees his unborn
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