Conversations: American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street

Hosted by Ben Mangrum

Produced by Sam Bednarchik

hustlesmallEthos editor Ben Mangrum hosts Laura Broom, Christopher Elias, and Ben Bolling in the first podcast of our Conversations series.  The group discusses two films that have recently received a great deal of critical and popular acclaim—American Hustle directed by David O. Russell and The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese.  Over the course of the conversation, the group discusses the reception of the two films and how each deals in different ways with sex, corruption, race, excess, gender, class, and consumption. The group also considers the different aesthetics of Wolf and American Hustle, as well as how each relates to other recent Hollywood films.

-Ben Mangrum

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