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Rindfleisch
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My movie would be called, "The Reformer" The life and times of Jonathan Harrington Green.

The story is so rich in plot and opportunity to play with the audiences emotions.

First, (the hustle) you show the ugly side of being a riverboat gambler.

Second, (Redemtion) show the series of events that changes his life and how he finds meaning in life.

Third, (Restitution) pays back people he hustled maybe showing him getting beat while making amends.

Fourth,(Exposure) goes around and and exposes gambling secrets

Fifth,(misled) uses deception to convince people that all the card printing companies are marking the decks for gamblers to cheat, and the turmole within of trying to walk the rightious path but being caught up in deception.

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I greatly enjoy the ideas being put forth in the TV series "Takedown" on Court TV, Tuesday evenings. I think any of the episodes could be made into a great movie.
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I have actually thought about this for years, yes even before Shade, and I would do a gross-realistic piece. A cheater who is so slick and cool that the audience will just love him. And he is pretty cool too, playing cards, using drugs buying girls. Until it unfolds that too much pressure, booze, and drigs takes their toll and he goes on a downward spiral. He will be shot down in a hotel room after beating to death his only companion in life, a street girl. Sounds a bit similar ending to Gartner's knowledge on Erdnase.

There would be very little happy events in this movie. I think we have too many of those nice slick movies which make people think cheating is alrigh´t and that cheaters are gentlemen. There may be gentlemen among them but I would think it is exception rather than a rule?

I would just like to make people fall in love with the main character and then feel guilty about it for weeks and weeks.
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This synopsis has brought a tear to my eye...
I would look forward to seeing something like this.


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A line taken from Darwin's book

Largo: "Do you lose as graciously as you win?
James Bond: "I wouldn't know, I've never lost."

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Ha!
Thanks for that.


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If it is a movie (of entertainment or educational purposes) for other cheats to gain more insight in the life of a hustler, then I think daffy idea is quite good, where you only pick one scam at a time and then really focus on the work, the setup, the sleights and the psychology behind the scam. and then create several short movies at around 30-45 minutes per scam, instead of a making an entire movie.

But if the movie is supposed to be seen by all people, and not just hustlers, then I would defiantly recommend that not to many sleights should be revealed, since it would be nice to keep most of the public unknown of such cheating sleights. (in case the movie gets a really big hit Smile )
if, again, it is for everyone to see, and only for entertainment purpose, then it would be really great to se a gang of cheats that cheats casino's in reno or vegas or whatever, since everybody hates losing their money to the casino, so I think it would be great entertainment.
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