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Author: James Allen Smith; Steve Prosniewski; Joseph Gibbons; Trader Film, LLC.; Typecast Films (Firm)
Publisher: [Seattle] : Typecast Releasing, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With 'an elegiac poignancy' (New York Times), director James Allen Smith (My Name is Smith) "captures the waning heyday of the Chicago Trading Pits" (ABC News) and tells the bizarre and gripping stories of the traders -- 'overgrown kids with money, brains, and a pathological need to release stress' (Barron's) whose chaotic, audacious, and thrill-seeking way of life has all but vanished with the recent shift toward  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biography
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Allen Smith; Steve Prosniewski; Joseph Gibbons; Trader Film, LLC.; Typecast Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 691474182
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.
Notes: Documentary.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Incorrect aspect ratio of 1.33:1 (i.e., full screen) indicated on container; program is widescreen.
Bonus features: Raw pit footage (10 min.); Deleted scenes and alternate ending (9 min.); Commentary with director James Allen Smith and editor Andrew McAllister; Commentary by CNBC contributors Jon Najarian, Rick Santelli and Pete Najarian; Live pit commentary of the 'flash crash' of 2010 by Ben Lichtenstein (11 min.); Photo montage of the trading floor; Floored at NASDAQ (4 min.); 'Corner in wheat' by D.W. Griffith, courtesy of Kino International. --www.kino.com (14 min.).
Credits: Edited by Andrew McAllister ; director of photography, Chris Baron ; music by Stefan Scott Nelson ; executive producer, Karol Martesko-Fenster.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (77 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, all regions; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo & 5.1.
Responsibility: TraderFilm presents ; a film by James Allen Smith ; directed by James Allen Smith ; produced by Joseph Gibbons, Steve Prosniewski, James Allen Smith.

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"With 'an elegiac poignancy' (New York Times), director James Allen Smith (My Name is Smith) "captures the waning heyday of the Chicago Trading Pits" (ABC News) and tells the bizarre and gripping stories of the traders -- 'overgrown kids with money, brains, and a pathological need to release stress' (Barron's) whose chaotic, audacious, and thrill-seeking way of life has all but vanished with the recent shift toward automated computerized stock trading."--Container.

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Floored presents a retrospective snapshot of the Chicago open out-cry trading pits, where fortunes are storied to have been made and lost in minutes and winning was simply a matter of not losing. Since most traders gambled their own money, houses were lost, marriages were destroyed, drugs and...
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