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Opinion

Badfellas: The credit crunch movie

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With bankers having been held responsible for all of society’s ills since mid-2007, it was only a matter of time before the movie industry latched on to the public mood. A new film released this month called New Town Killers is marketing itself as a "credit crunch film" that "targets the financial sector and points blame for social and economic climate (sic)". Starring Dougray Scott (Mission Impossible 2, Desperate Housewives) the film apparently creates a scenario where the rich and privileged (two bankers) prey on the poor and deprived (everyone else). "It is the juxtaposition of two incredibly successful young bankers against a kid who hasn’t got a chance that creates the tension," the press release helpfully points out. Expect much, much more in a similar vein to come. Come back Jaws, all is forgiven.

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