The Gambler

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Title: The Gambler
Author: Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen
Date: 2008-12-04
Abstract: 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 cards tobacco Transgressive 0:51:57-0:54:03: gambling Axel plays blackjack. He plays very risky, but wins. After that he stops. During the game he thinks about his mother and her help with the debt. As here a conflict of preferences is shown this scene might be seen as addiction. On the other hand Axel stops to play after the big win out of pure willpower. Clip: 178

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