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99 GAMBLING MOVIE FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW

WS Hart - The Cold DeckBack in the day, during the silent era of filmmaking, each and every Hollywood movie mogul would try their collective best to figure out exactly what the public wanted to see! And trust me, folks, this wasn't an easy thing to do, because at the time the simple act of going to the cinema, or 'Nickelodeon', as they were once called, was thought of as being in the same vein as going to a burlesque show or a brothel!





Well, unlike today, some people honestly hated the sight of a camera as they thought of them as being evil, truly evil, and I'm not only talking about a static, picture camera (as developed by inventors like Nicéphore Niépce), but I'm also talking about the 'video camera' too (as developed by inventors such as the Lumière brothers and Thomas Edison). After all, common consensus previously stated that the mere act of having your picture taken would somehow dilute your soul and tarnish your connection with God. Therefore, every actor who starred in a film was deemed a heathen and a prostitute, whereas anyone bold enough to watch a film were seen as degenerates and perverse.

Silent Movie Gambling
'So!', I hear you cry, what managed to turn all of this around? What made the general public start to embrace the moving image just like two love-struck teenagers on heat? Well, with some benefit of hindsight, the eventual answer may sound pretty damn obvious, but in all fairness, it was a long time in the coming! Meaning, Hollywood gave the public whatever they wanted.

So, if there was something exciting in the news about a daring bank-robbery -- Ka-Pow! -- all of a sudden, there would be a lot of films about bank-robbers and crime. If church attendance suddenly shot up -- Praise The Lord! -- as if by magic, there'd be a slate of films about Jesus, religion, and God knows what else. And if people were fed up with their jobs and yearned for adventure, action, and glamour -- Bang! -- movies about cowboys, detectives, and beautiful young ladies started to flood the silver screen.

On a side note, did you know that Sherlock Holmes was one of the first literary characters ever to be cast onto celluloid? Dating way back to 1900! Or for that matter, filmmakers started to adapt Bible Stories for the big screen a few years earlier? In 1897 no less! It's crazy when you think about it, but hey, the Hollywood movie moguls had to take a chance, mainly by selecting the right projects for the right audience at the right time, which thankfully, touch wood, fingers crossed, was a gamble that ultimately paid off (big time).

L'Oreal & Hardy
Now, as I'm on the subject of gambling, you might like to know that I was given the following infographic by https://www.slotsuk.co.uk/ to feature right here. In a clear and concise fashion, it presents us with a variety of different facts relating to gambling movies Hollywood have produced over the years. Facts such as: (1) How much do they cost? (2) Which actors pretend to gamble the best? (3) What are the most memorable gambling quotes? And (4) Other things of that nature. Here, check it out, and let me know what you think about gambling, movies, and that sort of thing, in the comment section below.


Gambling Movies Infographic
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99 GAMBLING MOVIE FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW 99 GAMBLING MOVIE FACTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW Reviewed by David Andrews on June 08, 2020 Rating: 5

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