Adam McKay’s 2015 film, ‘The Big Short’ (IMDb 2015)

Discussing this topic is in relation to a broad conveyance of its message, not in terms of box office and sales statistics. This piece will be deconstructing the moral implications of the GFC, and how The Big Short demonstrates the severe economic impacts the actions of powerful banking executives had on the world economy, as well as the livelihood of billions of people around the world.

First point of discussion will be centred around the portrayal of the wealth distinction between banking executives and the common folk of America. It is the small number of elite rich that dictate the…

Nadim Kibria

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