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Parsing of 置いてあったってしょうがない

しょうがない is a reduced form of しようがない, where しよう is synonymous to し[方]{かた}, “way of doing.” The underpinning imagery is that the situation at hand is such that there is nothing you can’t do about it, or ...
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(~ての + Noun) vs. (Attributive + Noun)

I don't think they are particularly comparable, but as put in the comment, using a relative clause sounds neutrally explaining the noun (起用) whereas ての implies the 'condition'. "昭和な顔”を買われる起用 is ...
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