The success of “The Wolf of Wall Street” in theaters around the world has made us remember some of the films that best reflect the world of business . People unscrupulous, manipulative, blackmailers loaded with power, ambition and a lot money are the ingredients that are repeated in this film genre.
But perhaps for that reason are the films that more lessons taught .
This is a compilation with some of the most memorable phrases :
WALL STREET – Oliver Stone 1987
The first film that reflected the true reality of Wall Street . Corruption, lies and greed are the ‘abc’ of brokers working at the epicenter of the global economy.
“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good, is necessary and works Greed clarifies and captures the essence of the spirit of evolution Greed in all its forms.. To live, to know, love, money . it is what has marked the life of humanity …. “
“I did not discover how poor it was until I started making money.”
JOBS – Joshua Michael Stern 2013
The life of Steve Jobs made into a film aroused great interest among the public. The tech guru and one of the leaders of XXI century has to his credit a large number of inspirational phrases on business . We stood with those that appear in the film:
“This is for fools. The misfits. The rebels. The revolutionaries. Those who do not fit the mold. The ones who see things differently, things change. Forcing humans to move forward. And while some see them as crazy, others value them as geniuses. “
“In your life you can only do a number of things and if now we have chosen to do something, let’s make it spectacular.”
THE GODFATHER – Francis Ford Coppola 1972
The classic Francis Ford Coppola is not just an Italian gangster film lovers spaghetti with meatballs. It also contains some of the most memorable, compelling and extrapolated to the real life of film history phrases.
“Always try to think like they think those around you. On that basis everything is possible. “
“Keep your friends close but your enemies even more.”
“I’ll make an offer he can not refuse.”
The Wolf of Wall Street – Martin Scorsese 2013
The teenage sister of Wall Street. The true story of Jordan Belfort scammer has inspired to Martin Scorsese to shoot one of the films of the year. Leonardo DiCaprio sounds favorite Oscar for his brilliant interpretation.
“- You need to be able to sell anything For example you sell me this pen..
– Do me a favor, write your name on that napkin.
– I have boli.
– Exactly. Supply and demand, my friend.
-¿Veis What I say? It is to create need. Make them want to buy the stock. As if they needed it. “
“Nobody stops you if you want to become a millionaire. But do not feel at home with a life full of dreams. Because this is how it ends. ”
THE DILEMMA – Michael Mann 1999
Based on real events . Brown & Williamson Tobacco was condemned by the US justice by adding to snuff addictive substances. A biochemical company dared to denounce a successful program of the BBC.
The film shows us the other side of journalism . Which puts the money to ethics or business to the truth.
“Is this news? Yes Are we going to emit? Of course not , Why ?, Why not tell the truth? No! Because telling the truth, that’s why we will not issue”.
“Fame lasts 15 minutes. Infamy lasts considerably longer. “
The Pursuit of Happyness – Gabriele Muccino 2006
The true story of Chris Gardner, an African American businessman who managed to lift his own multi – million dollar brokerage firm after being bankrupt and live almost destitute.
“Never let anyone tell you you can not do something. Even I right? If you have a dream, you gotta protect it. People who are not able to do anything you tell them you can not. If you want something go for this period. “
“- What would you say if a man is present in this interview shirtless and we gave the job ?.
– Well, his pants had to be great. ”
THANK YOU FOR SMOKING – Jason Reitman 2005
The adventures of a spokesman for one of the world’s most powerful tobacco companies.
The complex world of lobbies in the US and the power of persuasion are the cornerstones of this American film.
“The public will not affect words. You need images. Studies show that consumers react more with pictures than words. There are statistics. “
“That’s the beauty of argument. If you argue well, you’re never wrong.”
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – David Frankel 2006
The business of fashion magazines has a name: Anna Wintour. Although producers were quick to deny the relationship with the director of Vogue the resemblance is undeniable.
“The day that your personal life is destroyed, arrive your promotion.”
“A toast to the jobs that pay the rent.”
THE SOCIAL NETWORK – David Fincher 2010
The film tells the story of Facebook is one of the best plasma rapid rise in the business world. Even if it means ahead take your best friend.
“A guy that makes a nice chair does not owe money to everyone who ever built a chair.”
“We lived on farms. Then we live in cities. Now let’s live in the network. “
“A million dollars is not cool. You know what’s cool? A billion dollars. “