Oliver Stone: Give It Up For RBC

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Also, while you're giving them props, feel free to inform Goldman Sachs and RBS that shouldn't hesitate to S a D.

Because his 1987 hit attacked the personal ethics of financiers -- and the director is pals with Hugo Chavez -- it's not surprising that several banks didn't want Stone to shoot scenes inside their New York offices. The director notes that the "conservative banks would not deal with us. Goldman sealed their floors to us." But an unlikely knight saved the day: "Our biggest break came when the Royal Bank of Canada called back, and they were extremely gracious, they said, 'By all means, we'd love you to shoot here.' The Royal Bank of Canada was one of the few banks that behaved impeccably in this period and made a profit and continued on. And everyone applauded Canada's behavior because they had different rules. Europe was going down, the whole world was affected. But here was the Royal Bank of Canada -- unlike the Royal Bank of Scotland, which was a disaster -- the Royal Bank of Canada was impeccable!

Oliver Stone Praises Royal Bank Of Canada [CBC]

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