Saturday, December 10, 2016

Transitive Relations and Filmography

Transitive relationships are a fundamental mathematical principle, which says, for example, if A is larger than B and B is larger than C then A is larger than C. This principle is not so straightforward in the workings of the human mind as anyone reading Michael Lewis's newest book (reviewed earlier) would now know. For example, the human mind does not necessarily abide the rule, A is preferable to B and B is preferable to C than A is preferable to C. But when it comes to film, transitive relations seem to work in the following sense: People who like The Wire also like Deadwood and also like Justified. Love of language might be at work. But equally explanatory is the cross-over of cast members, in that the lead in Justified is one of the favorite characters in Deadwood. Avon Barksdale from the Wire appears in Justified along with his brother (as any one mildly capable as a facial recognizer would know). Williams Randolph Hearst moved easily from Deadwood to Justified and as Drew Thompson. The doomed earnest preacher of Deadwood (Al did a mercy killing of him because he had a terrible brain tumor). In Justified he was an evil killer boss from Miami who had hired a dumb guy to kill Raylan and Ava but the dumb guy missed. The corrupt sheriff shot the evil killer guy from Miami. The nice guy who worked for Al, who tried to stop him from killing the nice girl prostitute to save Trixie from being killed by Hearst. Jim Beaver, the kindly man who married what's her name, the non-grieving widow, in  Deadwood is a half-bad, half-good sheriff of Harlan, in the pocket of Boyd Crowder. To put it another, like sands of an hour glass, so are the days of our lives: Link to Days of Our Lives Intro 

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