Grandson story first. Kevin is three. We were in Panera's on Thursday and as we got ready to leave, he said, "Are you my conscience?" I was taken aback--that he knew the word, that he could even say the word, but finally said, "I don't think I can be your conscience, Kevin." I started to launch into a more philosophical response but from behind me, I heard someone say. "Psss. Maam, it's a line from the movie, FINDING NEMO." I turned around to find two twenty-somethings laughing.
Ed Gorman was talking about LUCKY AT CARDS, a Hardcase Crime book and SMART MONEY, an old movie from 1931 the other day. Both works were about gambling. What's your favorite work that features gambling?
THE GAMBLER. James Caan gave his best performance in that one, I think. How about you? LOST IN AMERICA was a good comic look at gambling and my favorite Albert Brooks movie.