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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Stock Market as action movie device

I've now seen Speed Racer and Iron Man. Odd detail: both feature stock prices prominently as a plot device.

I remember how call options played prominently in Casino Royale's sequence at an airport.

And how Star Wars: Episode I begins with a trade dispute.

You half expect the new Indiana Jones to be called Indiana Jones and the Sub-Prime Credit Crisis.

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