Scent of a Woman meets Wall Street

How to make Canadian Malcolm Galdwell's nonfiction book Blink into a movie

New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a nonfiction book that examines the impacts of split-second judgments on the decision-making process. Sounds like a feature film, doesn’t it? That’s what Leonardo DiCaprio must have thought back in 2005 when he optioned the bestseller. Since then, Richard Linklater transformed Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, journalist Eric Schlosser’s book about poor eating habits, into a bad Robert Altman-style film. Now, Traffic screenwriter Stephen Gaghan has turned Gladwell’s book into a story about an aging Wall Street financier (played by Al Pacino) trying to reconnect with his idealistic son, whose powers of snap judgment verge on the clairvoyant. Pacino’s character then tries to use his son to make money on Wall Street. VeryScent of a Woman, very Oliver Stone’s Wall Street

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