05-06-07 - 1

There's this whole funny phenomenon where movies/books/etc. which are trying to show the evils of a lifestyle wind up becoming the icons of the very people they are attacking. "Scarface" is a classic example - it's trying to show the hopelessness and depravity of Pacino's character but he winds up being celebrated by those who idolize that lifestyle. "Wall Street" is another - it's clearly trying to show the evil of the stockbroker character, but winds up being touted as a hero by real brokers.

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