Sunday, January 24, 2010

Floored the movie

I've been in Singapore during the run that Floored had in a Chicago theatre and am looking forward to finally viewing it. To be honest, I don't think that the characters I've seen are well representative of the trading community (atleast people I know) but final judgment ought to be served until after I get to view it. From what I've seen in the trailer, it does a good job concerning the difficult transition that many had from the trading pit to the screen and it brings to mind a quote that I read in Ken Dryden's The Game:

“More often than I like, I am saddened by a historical myth….. I can’t help thinking of the Venetian Republic in their last half century. Like us, they had once been fabulously lucky. They had become rich, as we did, by accident…..They knew, just as clearly as we know, that the current of history had begun to flaw against them. Many of them gave their minds to working out ways to keep going. It would have meant breaking the pattern into which they had crystallized. They were fond of the pattern, just as we are fond of ours. They never found the will to break it.” – C.P. Snow, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution

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