Last friday I saw the amazing movie Drive (a must see) and yesteday I saw the old classic Desperado and I realized that Antonio Banderas and Ryan Gosling are wearing a scorpion motive on the back of their jackets. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or whether a reference to the movie, but i think it’s coincidence because I did’nt find anything on the web, so I made this mini movie poster. The only thing I found was the story behind “The Scorpion and the Frog” which is mentioned in Drive:
The Scorpion and the Frog is a fable about a scorpion asking a frog to carry him across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung during the trip, but the scorpion argues that if it stung the frog, the frog would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog agrees and begins carrying the scorpion, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is its nature. The fable is used to illustrate the position that the behaviour of some creatures is irrepressible, no matter how they are treated and no matter what the consequences.