Screencap via Trailer, © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film
To understand the full relevance of the piece of jewelry for Westray’s character, it’s helpful to take a closer look on the prop details.
Westray’s archaic-styled wristlet is not only Greek themed but in fact created by Greek jewelry designer Konstantino.
The showy piece of jewelry can be prominently spotted when Westray meets the Counselor for the first time in the beer bar and later on, in the Coronado hotel cafe bar, when he shows the Counselor the newspaper about the biker's headless corpse that has been mysteriously found in the desert.
Picture via Screenrant, © 2013 Twentieth Century Fox Film
Westray, who is actually dressed like a modern business cowboy and speaks in philosophical riddles, already knows that the biker has been killed by the drug cartel and tells the ignorant Counselor that this means deadly trouble for both of them.
This is interesting for a couple of reasons because the heavy and braggy bracelet illustrates not only Westray’s macho attitude but supports foremost his prophetic and eloquent philosophical speech.
In fact, his archaic Konstantino bracelet might be a subtle hint to the origin of philosophy, ancient Greece, and symbolizes that Westray is actually a Cowboy with a philosophical mind.
Sure, this might be a total over interpretation, because it’s not clear if costume designer Janty Yates really wanted to create a
philosophical cowboy with Westray’s character, but it looks like an interesting assumption.
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