Gold Bars and Small Cars

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Gold bars and small cars, from Venice to the streets of L.A. The Italian Job, directed by F. Gary Gray, stars Donald Sutherland, Mark Wohlberg, and Edward Norton. This film answers the question of what greed can do to a man and how when banned together with a common goal of revenge what 5 people can accomplish.
Donald Sutherland’s character says a perfect line in the beginning of the movie just before he is betrayed and shot by his own crew member “There are two kinds of thieves in this world, there are ones who steal to enrich their lives, and there are ones that steal to define their lives. Don’t be the latter.” This line not only radiates throughout the movie but sets the tone of good versus evil, and how in society there are those that work to have a life and others that live to work and have no life.
Mark Wahlberg’s character say’s “It’s not about the gold, I can’t move on until I set things right” How true this is in our society today. Many people today have a lot of baggage that they hold on to when someone or something does them wrong. Some without even knowing it, They can go through life with a chip on their shoulder, mad at the world, and thinking this is just how I am when really something that happened in their childhood that they have managed to block out defines the very being of who they are.
Seth Green’s character also has a subplot in the movie that has the same problem with trying to let things go after his college roommate steals his idea, again this theme of not having the ability to let things go and move on with one’s life. We can see this so much in our society when people are stuck in their lives not able to go forward and letting go of the past so they can have a future. Holding on to some shred of hope and that if they keep the pain or frustration it will keep the memory alive. When the reality of it is even if by some chance they are to…...

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