An Academy screen writer allegedly blasted the director of the upcoming biopic for glorifying excess and corruption
The Wolf of Wall Street has gotten people talking, talking about how good the film is, how real director Martin Scorsese and lead man Leonardo Dicaprio have made the story of Jordan Belfort and how good their chances should be at the Oscars. The film has also gotten people talking in a negative way, with one Academy member in particular supposedly being left thoroughly unimpressed with the glamorous take on excess and corruption.
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According to a Facebook post from actress Hope Holiday, at a recent screening of the film in Los Angeles, a screen writer, who she did not name, but did say was a member of the Academy, took matters in their own hands in order to tell Scorsese that The Wolf of Wall Street isn't all that. Holiday herself was left thoroughly unimpressed by what she saw at the the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, but not nearly as much as the angred screenplay writer who allegedly confronted the director, actor and a few others.
“[L]ast night was torture at the Academy," Holiday wrote. "‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ – three hours of torture – same disgusting crap over and over again – after the film they had a discussion which a lot of us did not stay for – the elevator doors opened and Leonardo D. Martin S. and a few others got out then a screen writer ran over to them and started screaming – shame on you – disgusting.”
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A rep for Paramount has since spoken with The Warp to address Holiday's comments and said that no such event had happened, although the rep did admit that the director had been given some negative feedback from at least one audience member, but they refused to comment any further into the matter. When asked for further details, Holiday also refused to comment any more, witholding the name of the screen writer, although she did say that the comments were “a shocker” and “very awkward and embarrassing.”
Some were clearly unimpressed with what Scorsese had done, whilst others were impressed, with The Warp going on to report that the film did receive a hefty round of applause after the screening.
The Wolf of Wall Street arrives in cinemas on Christmas Day.