Should We Hold Out Hope For The Goldman Documentary?

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Probably not, but hear me out. Goldman is making a documentary about itself. Here's why we really shouldn't give rat's ass: because Goldman is "paying for the film, has editorial control and is overseeing the project through its marketing department." Also, it will only be distributed to employees, as a sort of pick me up of sorts, that Lloyd can watch when he's feeling a bit melancholy or in the event of another really bad day. The bank has hired a real filmmaker, Ric Burns, to make the thing, which is kind of like asking the Coen Brothers to tape your son's Bar Mitzvah. So, the very serious odds are the thing is going to suck, if you were looking for any sort of drama, intrigue, conflict or humor. But. As one guy told the Journal, it is quite strange for Burns to take on this project.

Given the company's starring role in the financial crisis, some filmmakers are skeptical about Mr. Burns's movie. "It is very unusual for a documentary maker of his stature to take on a project like this, and especially one with strings attached," said Robert Greenwald, whose 2005 documentary, "Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price," cast an unflattering look at the retailer. "It goes against everything we fight for as documentary makers."

And that just makes me think, and cross my fingers, and hope for one slim but potentially incredible outcome, that only Burns can make happen. Two words my friends: America's Sweethearts. Show us the good stuff, B.