Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street centres around the rise and fall of stockbroking titan, Jordan Belfort. Using boiler room call centres and manipulative tactics, the master scam artist illegally made a fortune worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Living the fast life filled with limos, hookers and Quaaludes, it was only a matter of time before it all came crashing down, with Belfort ultimately being arrested.
Scorsese has a reputation for never directing a bad movie, but even then The Wolf of Wall Street stands out as his one of his very best. Not only does Leonardo DiCaprio shine as Belfort, every actor gives their all in their performances.
It's not just the performers that make the movie work but the absurd attention to detail. Even though a three-hour movie can drag, every single frame is meticulously crafted by the visionary director.
In fact, Scorsese inserted so much in each shot, most viewers don't notice the subtle details layered throughout the movie. Whether it's references to other movies, cameos, or injokes, there's bound to be a couple of things that viewers missed while watching The Wolf of Wall Street.
20. It Doesn't Show The Stock Trades Correctly
Because this film revolves around the fallout of the Wall Street crash, you'd naturally assume Martin Scorsese triple-checked everything to ensure every single detail was accurate as possible.
But The Wolf of Wall Street doesn't accurately depict one simple thing about the stock exchange... the stock exchange itself. When we see Jordan on his first day in Wall Street, there is a screen in the background displaying stock trades in dollars and cents. These numbers are shown in decimals so they appear as 3.50 or 1.20. But during the this time period, these stocks were displayed in fractions so they looked like 2 1/2 or 9 2/3.
Because Scorsese is such a stickler for detail, it's possible he intentionally depicted the stock trades like this so it's slightly easier for viewers to understand them.