Drama fast eddie felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude his bravado user reviews great games of pool not as great otherwise 7 june 2005 | by p carr – see all my reviews the hustler is a classic 1961 film about the shady pool halls of the post-wwii era anyone of the. Can demirtas stars in and co-wrote 'a hustler's diary,' the second feature by croatian-swedish filmmaker ivica zubak. There are some who wrongfully assume that the hustler is about pool it is a natural assumption: much of the action takes place in billiards rooms and pool halls, but this movie is no more about pool than martin scorsese's raging bull is about boxing lead character fast eddie felson (paul newman) is a pool shark, but. Robert rossen's 1961 feature is a somber morality play postulating as existential hero a pool hustler perfecting his craft (paul newman at his best) it.
Paul newman in the lead role (in arguably his penultimate and accomplished screen appearance) as a brash, contending pool hustler (they called him 'fast eddie') became a leading man with this film, but he was wrongly denied his first oscar - although twenty-five years later, the academy honored newman with his first. Reviews counted: 42 movie info as the hustler's fast eddie felson, paul newman created a classic antihero, charismatic but fundamentally flawed, and nobody's role model a pool it's truly an actor's film, showcasing the talents of paul newman and the very enigmatic and rarely seen piper laurie. Makin' pool look cool how hard is it going to be to enjoy this film paul newman, check jackie gleason, check the stunning piper laurie romping in the sack with newman, check seedy pool halls, check constant screen smoking, check constant drinking, check it's like the most sordid film ever made is.
Producer: robert rossen screenplay: robert rossen, sidney carroll, from the novel by walter tevis assistant directors: charles maguire, don kranz photography: gene shufton (eugen schüfftan) editor: deedee allan sound: james shields art directors: harry horner, albert brenner music: kenyon hopkins technical. In our latest of the nominated film you may have missed series, we discuss the classic 1961 sports drama the hustler, starring paul newman. Like a traditional morality play teens and up read common sense media's the hustler review, age rating, and parents guide. The hustler movie review 16:32 26 jul charlie burns: quiet fast eddie: yeah, like a church church of the good hustle charlie burns: looks more like a morgue to me those tables are the slabs they lay the stiffs on the lines are spoken early on in the movie and set the tone for what is to come take the wittertainment.
Special thanks to my pal and regular commenter kevin aka jack deth for this in- depth review first, i'd like to thank ruth for the opportunity to offer a guest review on her wonderfully enjoyable, informative site it's not often that one is given the chance to rave about, offer insights or generally trash a film. The hustler is one of those movies that i'd always meant to watch it's considered a classic and its sequel (the color of money) is the movie that finally won newman the best actor oscar, although many considered that win a career win rather than for that specific role i have to say that after watching it,.
The hustler (1961) movie poster #2, the hustler theatrical release: september 25, 1961 / running time: 135 minutes / rating: not rated director: robert rossen cast: paul newman (eddie felson), jackie gleason (minnesota fats), piper laurie (sarah packard), george c scott (bert gordon), myron mccormick ( charlie. 1962 bafta® awards: won: best film from any source for 'the hustler' won: best foreign actor for paul newman nominated: best foreign actress for piper laurie 1961 national board of review of motion pictures: honoured: best supporting actor for jackie gleason 1961 national board of review of motion pictures.
Read the empire review of the hustler find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Watch mr smith gets a hustler movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on tvguidecom. “the hustler” is a magnificent film about “character,” not pool that's what's important to bert gordon (scott) who bankrolls “fast eddie” felson (newman) after he loses convincingly in straight pool to legendary minnesota fats (gleason ) click here to see the rest of this review while eddie moves in with alcoholic sarah. The hustler is a widely acclaimed film with an all-star cast it won 2 of its 9 oscar nominations,with all four of its 4 principal actors, paul newman, jackie gleason, george c scott, and piper laurie each receiving nominations for their acting performances although it was one of newman's early roles, it wasn't his first he had.
Movie review: the hustler (1961) a grim drama about life and loss, the hustler is extraordinarily bleak the story of pool shark eddie felson discovering himself in a bottom-feeding world offers pessimism layered with hopelessness, eddie consigned to finding empty victories only when people he cares. Philip french's dvd club the hustler dvd club: rober rossen's penultimate movie is his greatest a stylised fable about loyalty and betrayal, character and self-respect, winning and losing, set in a subterranean world where men drink, play cards and shoot pool in smoke-filled rooms published: 16 sep. My highest run in straight pool was only 32 and most hustlers can often run 100 and the greats, like willie mosconi, who appears in the hustler and did most of the trick shots in the film, got up to 500 or more at my level, then, i was always too tempted to make the flashy combination, or bank, or trick shot and was bored.