The Wolf Of Wall Street Film Analysis

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Drugs, greed, hookers, and a giant scam. This would be an accurate way to summarize the "professional" life of Jordan Belfort also known as the "Wolf of Wall Street". Mr. Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is the main character in the film The Wolf of Wall Street, a film by Martin Scorsese based on the real life memoir of Jordan Belfort. He is a man consumed in himself and Scorsese makes his viewers want to embody his lifestyle. So how was he able to present and glamorize a life filled with all of this sin? With a controlled plot that is a true story, specific camera techniques, and through a unique portrayal of the rise of Belfort.
This film is based on a true story and may loosely fall under the category of a documentary. Although it is better represented as a presentation of an autobiography. It does fit the definition of a documentary by documenting some aspect of reality and also by maintaining a historical record. The documentation may not be entirely accurate and may be biased, but as seen in the film 5 Broken Cameras through the use of narration, editing, and scene selection
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Something that is utilized a lot is camera tracking. It allows the audience to move with the character in movie and makes them feel like they are a part of the action and conversation. The viewer is not just watching the character go someplace, they are going there with them. This creates a more dramatic feel to what is happening because it makes it personal. Another factor that adds to the personalization of the film is that DiCaprio talks to the viewer while the camera is following him. Like camera tracking, this makes the audience feel as if they are involved with the rise of this man. This is imperative to a viewer’s creation of impressions on the views and actions of characters because it creates a connection that causes them to accept Belfort more

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