Dramatic Portrayals Of Excess In Film And On Stage

January 9, 2014

According to critics, there’s plenty to howl about in the new movie "The Wolf of Wall Street." Some have balked at the language; Rolling Stone counted a record 506 F-bombs. Others take issue with its depiction of 1980s excess. But as WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen explains, in both film and on stage right now, it’s a good time for bad guys.


  • Christopher Robichaud is a lecturer in ethics and public policy at the Harvard School of Government, where he teaches courses on political philosophy through the lens of pop culture.

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