[Quick Summary: A young con teams up with a shady master con to exact revenge on a criminal banker.]
The Sting is well known for the big twist/reveal at the end. (I won't spoil it.)
The key is that it plays fair with the audience:
- No new character/tool/god that appears from nowhere to solve the plot (deus ex machina).
- No withholding clues.
- It lets the audience participate and decide for themselves who to believe or doubt.
WHAT I'VE LEARNED: Lay all the clues out there, but let the audience put 2 + 2 together.
The Sting (1973)
by David S. Ward