Ocean’s 11 = Moonshine
Ernest Rutherford’s musings on the improbability of the development of nuclear weapons because of the large scale industrial resource needed to do so act as a trope for Phillip Kerr’s New Statesman review of the heist film Ocean’s Eleven. Kerr finds larger than atomic holes in the Steven Soderburgh remake of a Rat Pack original brought into the C21st as a laptop caper starring Clooney, Pitt and Roberts. “It’s the equivalent for the screenwriter of the “Get out of Jail Free” card in Monopoly. Or, as Ernest Rutherford might have described it, “moonshine”.