‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ vs ‘Goodfellas’ vs ‘Casino’ – Scorsese’s American Dream

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18 years after ‘Casino’, his thematic sequel to the 1990 gangster epic ‘Goodfellas’, director Martin Scorsese delivers the third chapter of his (unofficial) crime trilogy, introducing a brand new breed of gangster, a New York stockbroker in the pursuit of wealth and power – Jordan Belfort, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Similarly to protagonists Henry Hill of ‘Goodfellas’ and Sam ‘Ace’ Rothstein of ‘Casino’, Belfort is one of Scorsese’s tragic opportunists misguided in their search of the American Dream. MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS

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