The gun is a powerful instrument. Opportune pull of the trigger and no need to labor the rest of your life. As easy as signing a paper.
Guns are the fetish, the woman is auxiliary
Profits are the fetish, the carnival is auxiliary
I had never truly appreciated this beyond its style before, but on this go around I was more in tune with the themes, a consistent outcome as I rewatch other 50’s melodramas. My take on this is that the social sphere’s problem with the central relationship does not lie in the age difference between Cary and Ron, or at least it does only in a superficial way. Cary routinely receives compliments on her still youthful beauty, with her daughter even…