Tuesday, December 8, 2015

MOVIE WEEK: The Big Short billboards...

The Big Short movie billboard
How do you make a film about banking and home loans interesting in the city skyline? Well apparently on this occasion with new movie, The Big Short, it's all about arrows.

Obviously it helps if you fill said arrow shapes with well known Hollywood actors like Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carell.
The Big Short giant movie billboard
Before the big Wall Street market crash in 2008, a money manager in San Jose in 2005, 'Michael Burry' (Christian Bale), discovers thousands of home loans that are certain to default in the next few years.
Big Short film billboard
Developing an investment technique to bet against the booming house market, he along with other Wall Street bankers and hedge-fund managers ended up profiting from the global financial crisis, whilst thousands of normal people lost their homes and the banks need to be bailed out by the government.
Big Short movie billboard
The film is based on true events and 2010's The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine book by Michael Lewis, who also had his books Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game developed into major movies.
The Big Short movie billboard
These landscape billboards for The Big Short first started appearing along La Brea Avenue on November 28, plus were spotted later along Melrose Avenue through December 2, 2015, whilst the giant-sized version was snapped towering over eastbound traffic along Wilshire Boulevard.

For another perspective of the time leading up to the 2008 economic meltdown, be sure to also check out these Too Big to Fail movie billboards.
The Big Short movie billboard
This Christmas, if you want to go see a film about big banks, subprime mortgages and credit default swaps, then this sounds like the movie for you.

If not, fortunately there's more than enough other cheery movies for you to choose from at the cinema this holiday season.
The Big Short billboard
UPDATED: Here's also the Oscar consideration billboard for the film which has garnered five Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture, snapped along the Sunset Strip on February 19, 2016.
Big Short Oscar consideration billboard

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