The Cooler

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Title: The Cooler
Author: Sosiologian laitos; Department of Sociology; Sociologiska institutionen
Date: 2008-12-04
Abstract: 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 0:45:20-0:47:10: gambling In this scene one of Shelly’s business partners plays in the casino. At the same table is another gambler, who consistently insults him. The business partner loses and after another insult he starts to attack the other gambler and injures him severely. Afterwards he complains that he has “fucked up” his whole game. Here is the combination violence and gambling, hence it might be that it is considered as addiction. On the other side the gambling itself was not at all presented as addictive. Clip: 142

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