Movie Narrative: Margin Call (2011)

The captivation of moving pictures is a source of tremendous inspiration.  For this reason and many more, RB28’s Movie Narratives, continues showing its love for movies with another movie narrative.  This week, Margin Call (2011), will be converted into a narrative and subsequently highlighted.  It is implied that the blog reader reads the movie narrative, and then, he or she watches the movie.  The effort is to give the blog reader, an enhanced experience.  RB28’s Movie Narratives, ends this movie narrative of Margin Call (2011), with some Hollywood facts.  
             Margin Call (2011) is rated R.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 47 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the biography, drama and thriller genre.  The official release date is September 29th, 2011.  The release date is for the Country of Germany.  The director was J.C. Chandor.  The writer was J.C. Chandor.  The officially recognized stars of Margin Call (2011); were Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci and Kevin Spacey.  The list of the 15 most important cast members is as follows:
  • Kevin Spacey (Sam Rogers).
  • Paul Bettany (Will Emerson).
  • Jeremy Irons (John Tuld).
  • Zachary Quinto (Peter Sullivan).
  • Penn Badgley (Seth Bregman).
  • Simon Baker (Jared Cohen).
  • Mary McDonnell (Mary Rogers).
  • Demi Moore (Sarah Robertson).
  • Stanley Tucci (Eric Dale).
  • Aasif Mandvi (Ramesh Shah).
  • Ashley Williams (Heather Burke).
  • Susan Blackwell (Lauren Bratberg).
  • Maria Dizzia (Executive Assistant).
  • Jimmy Palumbo (Security Guard).
  • Al Sapienza (Louis Carmelo).
             The synopsis follows.  Margin Call (2011) is a drama story out of a New York City stock brokerage firm.  In New York City, U.S.A., a stock brokerage firm is under a major shake up.  Additionally, people from the outside were brought in, to terminate employment.  The goal, is to terminate the employment of the majority of the workers, or, brokers.  A worker named Eric Dale, is chosen to have his employment terminated.  On the way out of the building; he gives a flash drive, with a file that he has been working on, to a low level worker named Peter Sullivan.  Peter Sullivan is friends with another low level worker named, Seth Bregman.  Fortunately, Seth Bregman survived the slaughter of jobs, and, he is going out to drink with other colleagues.  Bregman invites Sullivan, but, Sullivan stays behind to finish working.  Peter Sullivan starts to look, at the file that, Dale handed him.  Furthermore, he finishes the work that, was left incomplete.  Immediately, Sullivan notices the catastrophe that, the file depicts.  Bregman and Will Emerson, are asked to return to the office, immediately, by Sullivan.  Emerson understands the catastrophe that, is told to him.  Furthermore, Emerson immediately calls Sam Rogers, and asks him, to return to the office immediately.  Sam Rogers understands the catastrophe and he, in turn, calls other colleagues and asks them to return to the office.  The group of workers, at 2:15 in the morning, concludes that Sullivan’s predicted catastrophe is correct.  At this point, the group has to call the big boss, John Tuld.  Furthermore, Tuld arrives by helicopter, and, the catastrophe is laid out on the table.  Tuld concludes that Sullivan’s catastrophe, is correct.  The decision that is put to the group, is to willingly negatively impact the entire U.S. economy, in order, to save the business life of the stock brokerage firm.  Ultimately, Tuld believes that this day is the first day, of several days of economic catastrophe.  He also believes that, the first day needs to be won.  Director, J.C. Chandor, does a good job.  The action in this movie is slow, but, it is very captivating.  The writer, J.C. Chandor, does an equally good job writing this movie.  The dialogue and interaction between the characters, is captivating and believable.  Furthermore, a dull moment was not written.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously.  They would be missed, if they were not chosen.  Overall, Margin Call (2011) earns the rating of 7 out of 10.
            The movie narrative of, Margin Call (2011), is as follows.  In New York City, U.S.A., a stock brokerage firm is under a major shake up.  Additionally; people from outside the firm start to arrive, in order, to terminate the employment of the workers, or brokers, who work at the stock brokerage firm.  The goal is to eliminate, the majority, of the workers who work there.  A man named, Peter Sullivan, is confused for being, Eric Dale.  A man named Eric Dale, is one of the workers, or stock brokers, that has had his employment terminated.  Peter Sullivan is friends with, Seth Bregman.  Both are low level workers, or brokers, at the firm.  Before he leaves the office, Eric Dale talks to Will Emerson.  Subsequently, Eric Dale is taken out of the office, by security guards.  At the elevators, Eric Dale talks to and gives Peter Sullivan, a flash drive with a file on it.  Additionally, he tells Sullivan to look at it, and, to be careful.  Will Emerson goes to talk to Sam Rogers, at his office.  Rogers is feeling depressed, because, his dog is dying.  Furthermore, he gives the workers that didn’t have their employment terminated, a motivational speech.  The day passes, and, it is night time.  Bregman and others, are going to go out drinking.  He invites Sullivan, but, Sullivan stays to finish working.  Furthermore, Sullivan looks at the file that, Eric Dale asked him to look at.  Sullivan starts to work on the parts of the file that, were left incomplete.  Unexpectedly, Sullivan sees something, after he finishes completing the file.  He immediately calls, Eric Dale.  Sullivan is unable to get a hold of Dale.  Sullivan decides to call Bregman, second.  Sullivan tells Bregman to return to the office with, Will Emerson.  It’s very late at night, when Bregman and Emerson return to the office.  Immediately; Sullivan tells them about having spoken to Eric Dale, at the elevators and the file that, he gave him.  Furthermore, that he finished the work that, was incomplete.  Sullivan and Bregman explain to Emerson that, Dale had the accounting information for the firm.  Additionally, that he invented a formula that, shows the projected profits and losses of the firm.  The point is, since the week that past, the projected losses are greater than the value of the entire business.  Emerson immediately sends Sullivan and Bregman to a bar, in order, to find Eric Dale.  Emerson, also, calls Rogers and tells him to return to the office, immediately.  Rogers arrives, and, Emerson explains the situation. Rogers understands the problem that, is in front of him.  The problem is that, the firm just survived a day where the majority of the workers, had their employment terminated.  Furthermore, if the losses are greater than the value of the firm, then, their lives have ended.  For Rogers, the only question is; did Sullivan do the work correctly?  Sullivan and Bregman return to the office without, Eric Dale.  By coincidence, they meet Rogers and Emerson, at the elevators.  Rogers changes the direction of the night.  The new direction is finding a second opinion to the work that, Sullivan has completed.  Waiting in a conference room are Jared Cohen, Sarah Robertson, Ramesh Shah and David Horn.  The matter at hand, is confirming if Sullivan’s work is correct.  The time is 2:15 in the morning.  The group decides that, Sullivan’s work is correct.  Cohen wants to secretly sell assets, stocks and securities that the firm owns.  Additionally, Cohen knows that, the jobs that remain have to be eliminated.  Rogers is opposed to Cohen’s plan.  Ultimately, Cohen decides to call a big boss named, John Tuld.  John Tuld arrives by helicopter, and, the group quickly sits down to a second meeting.  During the second meeting; the group discusses what it means to sell the firm’s assets, stocks and securities.  What it immediately means is that after spending a day terminating the employment of the workers, or brokers, there has to be a second day of terminating employment.  For the second day, the majority of the workers, or brokers, who survived the first day of slaughter; will have their employment terminated.  The second thing that it means, is that what is being sold, doesn’t have value.  The firm, subsequently would be the source of a collapse of the entire U.S. economy.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  Eric Dale is brought back to be a consultant on the matter at hand.  A decision is made; in regards to the selling of the assets, stocks and securities.  However, there are consequences.  Finally; you have to watch, in order to know, how this movie ends.
            The movie narrative of the feature film, Margin Call (2011), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The country of origin is the United States of America.  The official language is English.  There are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  U.S.A., January 25, 2011 (Sundance Film Festival); Germany, September 29, 2011 (Official Release); Russia, September 29, 2011 and U.S.A., October 17, 2011 (New York City, New York) (U.S.A. Premiere).  There are 10 filming locations, in total, for this feature film.  Nine of the filming locations that are listed are in; New York City, New York, U.S.A.  The last location is; Rye, New York, U.S.A.  There is box office data for this movie.  The original budget is estimated at, $3 million 500 thousand USD.  The opening weekend for the United States of America is October 21, 2011.  On its opening weekend, this movie made $561,094 dollars.  This movie is closed in theaters on February 17, 2012.  The gross profits, that are reported, are $5,354,039 USD.  The production companies are Before the Door Pictures, Benaroya Pictures, Washington Square Films, Untitled Entertainment and Rose Pictures.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Some of the distributors include; 01 Distribution (Italy), Becker Entertainment (Australia), Koch Media (Germany), Lionsgate (U.S.A.), Roadside Attractions (U.S.A.) and Stealth Media Group (UK). 
            To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Margin Call (2011).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when another movie will be highlighted.


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