Oliver Stone Doesn’t Need to Know What a CDO Is to Know What One Feels Like

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"Oh yeah, that was impossible," director Oliver Stone tells the Daily News today, about the difficulty of basing his upcoming movie, Money Never Sleeps, on a Wall Street crisis that stemmed from complex financial instruments. "How do you explain a credit default swap? 'Moral hazard' is mentioned in the movie; so are 'CDOs' [collateralized debt obligations]. But you know what? At the end of the day, we don't need to know. You sense it emotionally; you get it from the actors." [NYDN]