UHACC : Gambling: Recent submissions

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  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Господин Оформитель (Mister Decorator) 1908-1914 years. The famous sculptor, Platon Andreevich with the help of his talent, tries to make the perfect art-creature - the sculpture of the woman. He makes a lot of gorgeous sculptures that looks like alive. But still he can’t earn enough money. One day he makes proposes to his mistress (who is already married), but gets refused because of his poorness. Platon wins a lot of money in a card game, but still his mistress does not want to marry him. Instead she kills him at the end of the film. Scene: gambling male adults cards tobacco transgressive in company money problem 0:51:48-0:58:04: gambling Platon asks his rich mistress’s husband to gamble with him. With the help of supernatural powers Platon wins a lot of money in this card game. Clip: 386
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Indecent Proposal (1993, USA) by Adrian Lyne Main Cast: Robert Redford, Demi Moore Company: Paramount Pictures Diana and David are a happy couple until John Gage, a billionaire, offers one million dollars for a night with Diana. Scene: gambling mixed adults machines Transgressive in company 0:09:54-0:10:07: gambling Diana and David are in Vegas winning at a slot machine. This will not be considered addiction. Clip: 220
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    The good thief (2002, USA) by Neil Jordan Main Cast: Nick Nolte; Nutsa Kukhianizde Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures The aging gambler Bob Montagnet plans with some accomplices to rob a casino and some expensive paintings. One of the robberies is just a diversion. In the end Bob wins in the Casino more than enough to pay back a debt. Scene: gambling mixed adults adolescent or children cards table games tobacco Transgressive 1:24:16-1:24:52 + 1:25:14-1:25:55 + 1:26:39-1:27:36 + 1:28:19-1:28:30 + 1:28:50-1:29:08 + 1:29:28-1:29:43 + 1:30:14-1:30:23 + 1:30:49-1:30:55 + 1:31:19-1:31:24 + 1:31:58-1:32:53 + 1:33:07-1:33:44 + 1:34:07-1:35:38: gambling In these scenes we can see Bob winning in a casino. Anne joins him. He plays roulette, blackjack and poker. The more he wins the higher positions the croupiers have. The crowd around him cheers because of his luck, whereas one can see the sweat on the casino’s manager’s face. Clip: 194
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Bord de mer (2002, F) by Julie Lopes-Cerval Main Cast: Bulle Ogier; Ludmila Mikaël Company: Canal+ The movie tells about the live of Paul and his girlfriend Marie. Paul’s mother, Rose gambles at slot machines. Scene: gambling female adults machines nontransgressive 0:05:34-0:06:09: gambling Rose gambles at a slot machine. Paul tries to pull her away, but she refuses to go. Clip: 103
  • Intacto 
    Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Intacto (2001, E) by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Main Cast: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Max von Sydow Company: Canal+ Espana The movie tells the story of Tomas, who is involved in a game, where the gamblers bet themselves. Tomas’ has a lucky fate as he has survived a plain accident, where all the others died. Scene: gambling mixed adults Transgressive in company 0:31:00-0:32:12: gambling Tomas and two others are gambling: in the dark a bug “chooses” the winner: The one where the insect land is the winner. This will not be considered as addiction, although the method of gambling might be seen as a kind of enhancing the dose of gambling. Normal gambling is not any longer enough. Clip: 224
  • Platoon 
    Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Platoon (1986, USA) by Oliver Stone Main Cast: Charlie Sheen, Willem DaFoe Company: Cinema 86 The movie is about an American platoon in the Vietnam War. The main character is Chris who enlisted himself out of idealistic reasons. The film shows the horrors of war, where oneself and the comrades can become a more dangerous enemy than the VC. Scene: gambling alcohol male adults mixed tobacco in company cards nontransgressive 0:32:44-0:33:57: alcohol/smoking/gambling In this scene Sgt. Barnes and his squad sits together drinking, smoking and playing cards. The platoon’s lieutenant comes around to check his soldiers’ morale. Barnes offers the lieutenant to play, but he refuses. Here drinking, smoking and gambling serves as a kind of group cohesion. Soldiers are together, but the officers, although trying to appear normal and casual still stay outside the group of normal soldiers. Clip: 265 Notes: ME: 2007-08-23: The two parties at base-camp symbolize also the two different squads: Elias’ squad, which does its job at war, but tries to keep up to some values, have a “fun-party”. In comparison Barnes’ squad, just sit, drink, and gamble, showing not much fun while doing this – this squad also commits war crimes.
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Ocean’s Eleven (2001,USA) by Steven Soderbergh Main Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt Company: Jerry Weintraub Productions The movie tells the story of Daniel Ocean and a group of thieves, who rob the vault of the Belagio Casino. The casino belongs to Benedict an ice-cold businessman. The film bit by bit shows the preparations and the robbery. Scene: gambling male adults betting Transgressive 0:23:54-0:24:43: betting In this scene Rusty tries to persuade Saul to participate in their robbery. They are at a dog-race. Saul has betted but is paying little attention to the game; Rusty none at all. They are discussing “business”. Saul is unhappy, as he has lost, but leaves without further regrets. The dog race is more a set than any real part of the scene. Hence, there is no addiction. Clip. 249
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    The Cooler (2003, USA) by Wayne Kramer Main Cast: Alec Baldwin; William H. Macy; Company: Content Film The movie tells the story of Bernie Lootz, who is a ”cooler” in a casino. With his bad karma he calms the winning tables down. The casino boss, Shelly, wants to keep his valuable employee and hires the waitress Natalie to pretend to fall in love with Bernie. The “job” becomes real love and Bernie looses his bad karma: From now on every table he passes by wins. Scene: gambling male adults table games alcohol tobacco Transgressive 1:26:20-1:28:14: gambling This scene is the climax of the film. Bernie gambles to pay his debts to Shelly. Two times Bernie is losing. Then he bets everything on one throw and wins. The audience can only see this in the reflection of the winning dices in Shelly’s eyes. When not knowing the whole film, there is not much likelihood that it will be seen as addiction. When knowing the film it can be seen as addiction, as Bernie is chasing losses (his and his son’s). Clip: 145
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Dr Mabuse, der Spieler (1922, D) by Fritz Lang Main Cast: Rudolf Klein-Rogge; Gertrude Welcker; Company: UCO Film GmbH Dr Mabuse is the mastermind in the Berlin underworld. He manipulates people to win card games and make money at the stock exchange. Public prosecutor von Wenck tries to stop him. Scene: gambling mixed adults cards alcohol tobacco in company money problem 1:04:39-1:04:55+1:05:04-1:06:24+1:06:40-1:06:44+1:06:47-1:07:01 A rich lady loses against Dr Mabuse, who uses his hypnotic powers. She is gambling hectically and bets at the end her jewelry. Clip: 358
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    The Gambler (1974, USA) by Karel Reisz Main Cast: James Caan; Paul Sorvino Company: Paramount Pictures Axel a university professor has gambling debts. Instead of using the money he begged from his mother to pay them back, he continues to gamble. Scene: gambling male adults table games alcohol tobacco Transgressive in company 0:47:37-0:48:37: gambling Axel and his girl friend are in Vegas. He plays craps and wins. On the opposite side of the table is one guy betting against him. Still both are having fun. There is a lot of emotion involved in this scene. Hence it is questionable, if it is considered as addiction. Clip: 176
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    The Cooler (2003, USA) by Wayne Kramer Main Cast: Alec Baldwin; William H. Macy; Company: Content Film The movie tells the story of Bernie Lootz, who is a ”cooler” in a casino. With his bad karma he calms the winning tables down. The casino boss, Shelly, wants to keep his valuable employee and hires the waitress Natalie to pretend to fall in love with Bernie. The “job” becomes real love and Bernie looses his bad karma: From now on every table he passes by wins. Scene: gambling male adults table games Transgressive social problem 0:12:56-0:13:26: gambling Bernie “revenges” Natalie, because one gambler grabbed her. The gambler is also at the table rude. He loses as Bernie bets on the same number. Natalie smiles and the gambler starts to shout at her. Casino security takes care of him. Although there is nearly violence in this scene, because of the (lost) game I do not think the scene will be considered as addiction. The gambler is angry, because he has lost money, but does not continue to gamble. Clip: 140
  • Factotum 
    Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Factotum (2005, USA) by Bent Hamer Main Cast: Matt Dillon; Lili Taylor; Company: Arte This movie tells the story of Hank Chinaski a freelance writer. He earns a living by temporary jobs, which he loses because of his lazy attitude and drinking. He ends on the street the very same time a magazine accepts one of his writings, but sends the letter to an old address. Scene: gambling male adults betting nontransgressive in company 0:23:23-0:23:39: gambling Hank and a work mate are at a race. Their horse wins. Clip: 350
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Simpsons: $pringfield (1993, USA) by Matt Groening Main Cast: Dan Castellaneta Company: 20th Century Fox In this serial Springfield builds a Casino to fill the empty city treasury. Homer works as a blackjack dealer and Marge starts to gamble. Scene: gambling male adolescent or children machines Transgressive solitary 00:09:58-00:10:06 Bart plays at the slot machine and wins the jackpot. He gets thrown out of the casino, because he is too young. Here the focus is more on the business than on the gambler – the casino only cares for Bart’s age, when he wins. Clip: 292
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Indecent Proposal (1993, USA) by Adrian Lyne Main Cast: Robert Redford, Demi Moore Company: Paramount Pictures Diana and David are a happy couple until John Gage, a billionaire, offers one million dollars for a night with Diana. Scene: gambling male adults table games Transgressive in company 0:13:31-0:14:05: gambling David is winning at the gambling table. Diana kisses the dices for good luck. Also this will not be seen as addiction. People are having fun. Clip: 221
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    A Hole in the Head (1959, USA) by Frank Capra Main Cast: Frank Sinatra Company: Sincap Productions The movie tells the story of Tony a widower and wannabe businessman. He is often broke, but nevertheless tries to keep his hotel and a façade of success. An important part of his life plays Ally his 11-year-old son. He tries to lend, as many times before, money from his brother, who is a role model of a “protestant-work-ethic” businessman. Scene: gambling male adults betting Transgressive in company 1:38:24-1:39:20: betting In this scene Tony is at a dog race trying to persuade his old friend Jerry (who is a millionaire) to fund Tony’s project. Everybody is well dressed. When the race starts everybody starts to shout. Except Tony and Jerry, who are discussing some blue-prints. Both do not care for the game, but when Tony realizes that their dog has won he is very happy (the win is the money he needs to keep his hotel). This scene cannot be seen as addiction, as the main characters are not taking any interest in the race. Clip: 211
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    The Cooler (2003, USA) by Wayne Kramer Main Cast: Alec Baldwin; William H. Macy; Company: Content Film The movie tells the story of Bernie Lootz, who is a ”cooler” in a casino. With his bad karma he calms the winning tables down. The casino boss, Shelly, wants to keep his valuable employee and hires the waitress Natalie to pretend to fall in love with Bernie. The “job” becomes real love and Bernie looses his bad karma: From now on every table he passes by wins. Scene: gambling male adults table games Transgressive 0:49:27-0:51:43: gambling In this scene Bernie’s son is gambling. He has his pregnant (it is only a fake to get money from Bernie) girl-friend with him. Everybody around the table is happy and is delighted about the luck the young “parents” have. But Bernie’s son is using manipulated dices and will get beaten up after the game severely for that. I cannot imagine that someone will consider the shown behaviour as addictive. The gambler and bystanders are happy. Clip: 143
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Waking Ned Devine (1998, IRE) by Kirk Jones Main Cast: Ian Bennen, David Kelly Company: 20th Century Fox In a small Irish village one person wins the lottery. The old friends Jackie and Michael want to find out who, and finally find Ned Devine, who died the very same time he won. The whole village finally frames the lotto company to get hold of the lottery win. Scene: gambling male adults nontransgressive 0:01:39-0:03:24: gambling In this scene Jackie is watching the lottery. He pretends to have the right numbers, to have his wife bring him a pie. As lottery is seldom associated with addiction the audience will not consider this behaviour as addiction. Clip: 330
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Owning Mahowny (2003, CAN) by Richard Kwietnowski Main Cast: Philipp Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver Company: Alliance Atlantis Communication Dan Mahowny has a gambling problem. He works in a banc and uses the money from some accounts for his gambling. His girl friend tries to help him, but she does not succeed. In the end the police catch Mahowny. Scene: gambling male adults cards Transgressive solitary 01:15:52-01:18:47 In this scene Mahowny is again in a casino. He plays with 1.4 million dollars and “busts” the table. Nevertheless there is nearly no expression on his face. Nevertheless he is now the winner – especially over Mr. Foss the casino owner, who wrests a smile of himself. Here it is difficult to predict, what the audience’s reaction will be. On the one side there is no fun or happiness in the game, which would be a sign for addiction. On the other side it also seems that Mahowny has beat Mr. Foss, who is on the side of the big business. Clip: 260
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Owning Mahowny (2003, CAN) by Richard Kwietnowski Main Cast: Philipp Seymour Hoffman, Minnie Driver Company: Alliance Atlantis Communication Dan Mahowny has a gambling problem. He works in a banc and uses the money from some accounts for his gambling. His girl friend tries to help him, but she does not succeed. In the end the police catches Mahowny. Scene: gambling male adults table games tobacco Transgressive social problem 00:43:09-00:44:29 Mahowny has invited Belinda to Las Vegas. While she is in the shower he goes out to gamble. When Belinda finds him at the gambling table he does not really realizes her and wants some more minutes to play. The situation is even more unpleasant for Belinda, as a watchman wants her “not to disturb the gamer”. Again this scene shows a very negative and strong image of addiction. The gambler does not care for his girl friend and in addition, does not “protect” her from the watchman. Clip: 259
  • Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen (2008)
    Lola rennt (1998, D) by Tom Tykwer Main Cast: Franka Potente; Moritz Bleibtreu; Company: X-Filme Creative Pool Lola has 20 minutes to get 100000 DM for her boyfriend. He owes the sum to some gangsters. The film shows in episodic structure different possible fates of her efforts. Scene: gambling female adults table games transgressive money problem 1:02:16-1:06:59: gambling Lola goes to a Casino to win the money. She starts with only 100 DM but wins two times in a row. The second time, because she shouts in very high pitch. Clip: 389