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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; In 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald published a short story called The Rich Boy in which he famously wrote, ?Let me tell you about the rich. They are different from you and me.? It was 10 years later that Fitzgerald?s literary ...

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In 1926, F. Scott Fitzgerald published a short story called The Rich Boy in which he famously wrote, ?Let me tell you about the rich. They are different from you and me.? It was 10 years later that Fitzgerald?s literary peer and onetime friend Ernest Hemingway answered the point sardonically in his own writing with, ?Yes, they have more money.? While he was at it, Hemingway also wrote that the rich were ?dull and repetitious.? Each writer?s point of view has stood the test of time if director Bennett Miller?s scathing Foxcatcher is any indication of truth as regards the moneyed classes.

Foxcatcher is the ?based on true events? story of du Pont family heir and diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont, who bought his way into Olympic sports in the 1980s by building a private training facility and inviting 1984 Olympic gold medalists and brothers Mark and Dave Schultz to join Team Foxcatcher, du Pont?s privately funded wrestling organization.? [ Read more ]

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