(Robert Redford, Paul Newman)
perdiderit non cessat perdere lusor
So the gambler, in fear of losing out, stays
gambling and therefore keeps losing
Omne minium vertitur in vitium
"All excess turns to
vice" (comment on all gambling/smoking
The Sting is one of the
greatest of all time movies made for its entertainment
value for all audiences across the board generally.
It has one of the most interesting plots ever written for a Hollywood
offering and ranks with "Gone with the wind" as a staple offering of American
culture for everyone to have been able to afford to see.
The movie was a bit a head of its time arguably - in that it suggests that
loyalties that are made in the
Harlem subculture can be more enduring than
are made on the voyage to Ellis Island as it were - and before, even!
Is Robert Redford's character credible in what is his crusade of getting even
with the Irishman who killed off
his partner for "sound enough reasons -
these matters are viewed by those involved in crime? I for one don't think so.
I think this was a piece of social engineering that Hollywood may yet live to
regret. Its one movie you should have in your library though - for all to enjoy
curiosity as fine movie making of
the highest order - in any event!
Michael Rizzo Chessman