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)
The Sting is one of the greatest
of all time movies made for its entertainment
value for mature audiences generally.
It has one of the most interesting plots ever written for a Hollywood studio
offering and ranks
with "Gone with the wind" as a staple offering of American
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
are made in the Harlem subculture can be more enduring than those that
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
the Irishman who killed off his partner for "sound enough reasons - as
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
Its one movie you should have in your library though - for all to enjoy of its
as fine movie making of the highest order - in any event!