Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kent Wang, Jun 6, 2005.
Please never mention that site again on the "Styleforum."
mack: I just don't think Ed Wood was funny. I loved the Johnny Depp movie. But, the real Wood's movies really were terrible. And, I'm not so sure he intended the joke you refer to as funny. In any event, it may be funny to laugh AT. But not to laugh WITH.
OK, you have to admit that all the other aesthetic aspects of the movie were all 80s-wack. Namely the music and Charlie Sheen's apartment decor.
I think his character, clothing, deeds to be disgusting. But then that was the point of the film -- though the devil's always attractive, isn't he?
Gord Gekko was a thief because Oliver Stone wanted him to be a thief. He wrote the script so that he would be a thief and a betrayer of Bud Fox. The real Gord Gekkos -- the corporate raiders of the 1980s -- served a useful purpose in streamlining many companies or shutting down those who no longer could compete. Some of the real Gekkos were scum bags, some of them were just businessmen.
Now I know this is going to get me attacked simply because the employees of those firms paid the price with their jobs. I did (and continue to) sympathize with them but any seismic shift in the economy always impacts one group more disproportionally than others. Most of the time the forces behind these shifts are faceless, allowing us to rage at government, other countries or capitalism itself. In the 80s we were "lucky" enough to be able to blame the raiders because they were conspicuous in their role.
At any rate, I rather liked Gekko's look in the movie. If anything symbolized the 80s it was the suits, ties and shirts of Gekko.
I liked the scene in "21" where G.Gekko tells Fox, "don't come in here dressed like that again."
Goldstein, go away please.
Marc, you're not wanted here. You've been banned at least a dozen times under various pseudonyms. Will you force us to take legal action?
Actually I think Stewart Copeland (former drummer of the Police) did a fantastic job with the soundtrack.
Interesting that you would claim this, given that you're persona non grata over there and could only have gained membership under false pretenses. Of course, given your history of lying, stalking, and other antisocial behavior online, I wouldn't put anything past you.
Impending flame war in 3....2....1.....
See, isn't this more interesting than discussing sack suits, J Press, pink and green outfits, and bad haircuts.
I haven't been around long enough to be able to discern what is sarcasm and joking in this thread and what isn't. I had no idea this topic has so much history.
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