Why Gosling, Bale Received Different Editing Treat

January 8, 2016, 10:34 AM


In adapting for the screen Michael Lewis' book The Big Short, about several outsiders who bet on the 2008 fiscal collapse, director Adam McKay chose an unconventional narrative style: While juggling numerous characters and multiple storylines in the $28 million movie, which has grossed $37.6 million to date, he also tossed in "celebrity explainers" to help moviegoers follow the action. Actress Margot Robbie gives a primer on mortgage-backed securities while drinking champagne in a bathtub, and chef Anthony Bourdain compares toxic financial assets to leftover fish.

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