Does this review strike anyone as valid?
Underneath the bottle
“Why can’t he be like other people?” Steele sets himself apart, and he does so deliberately; one hallmark of the chronic drinker is his/her belief that he/she is both something special and completely worthless, and drink can be a particularly effective tool in creating the alienation effect such a schizoid state of self-worth calls for.
Did you see the film from anything this like this perspective?
Kenny is suggesting Steele has a superiority/ inferiority complex – fair enough
There are two thoughts here:
1.conflict leads to violence.
Inner conflict does not necessary lead to violence, it can be the motivation to create (Arnheim).
2.Alcoholism leads to violence.
Small children beat each other up, are they alcoholics? No alcohol = no violence?
I just booted up a G&T and I find this article way outside the film.
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder)