Margin call interview jeremy irons. J.C. Chandor sits down with ProPublica to talk about how the movie Margin Call came together and the challenges of making a hard-hitting movie about because it actually wasn't at all, but from a challenging standpoint -- to be doing 12 pages in a day is not something that Jeremy Irons is used to doing.

Margin call interview jeremy irons

Jeremy Irons interview about Margin Call

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Margin call interview jeremy irons


Tuesday 25 January T here's so much male energy coursing through JC Chandor's promising financial crisis thriller Margin Call that by the end of it you'd be clamouring for an oestrogen bath, if such a thing were to exist. Drawing on the dialogue-laden energy of Boiler Room and Glengarry Glen Ross, the movie boasts a terrific performance by Kevin Spacey at the heart of an impressive ensemble.

I saw Margin Call at a packed press and industry screening on Friday but it will be more revealing to see what a "normal" audience makes of it all at Tuesday's world premiere, because financial crisis stories aren't exactly the kind of thing the paying public is going to run to see at the end of the week.

Remember that spate of war movies a few years back with titles like In the Valley of Elah, Rendition and The Messenger? They were all fine work but the subject matter made people shy away. It's a challenge the movie's new owners Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate — who acquired the rights in Sundance on Sunday — will have to deal with here and hopefully they'll succeed, because Margin Call is worth the effort.

The action takes place over the course of 24 hours at an investment bank, loosely modelled on Lehman Brothers, in the early stages of the crisis in Into the pit of the trading floor comes a unit of grim-faced female human resources executives to deliver the bad news of lay-offs.

One staffer given his marching orders is a senior trader played by Stanley Tucci, an actor with a facility for toggling from effete to macho who displays a dash of both here.

As he marches out under escort he hands a data stick to the young analyst Sullivan Zachary Quinto from Heroes and Star Trek and tells him to check out his unfinished project. Sullivan is a rocket scientist who's gone into finance because it pays better, which doesn't bode well for the future of Nasa.

Nonetheless he plugs in the stick and learns that his former colleague had worked out that the company was so over-leveraged with mortgage-backed securities that everything was about to come crashing down. Things start to escalate as more players get involved and Chandor takes us on a tour of the executive ladder.

Sullivan's boss is a nicely cynical Paul Bettany, who in turn reports to Spacey. We know Spacey's essentially a good guy because he cries over his ailing dog at the start of the movie. The ones above Spacey are even greater self-serving monsters and Simon Baker, Demi Moore and the slightly hammy overlord Jeremy Irons do a good job of portraying the moral ambivalence that must have permeated the upper echelons of the financial world at the time, and in all likelihood still does.

Irons flies in by chopper to rally the troops and implement the survival plan, leaving Spacey to mull over his position in a highly dubious scheme. Margin Call feels small and drags in places, but it looks good and there's some great dialogue.

With a little trim here and there it could emerge as a neat time capsule of an appalling episode of human behaviour. Topics Sundance film festival Film blog. Festivals Banking US economy blogposts. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

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