The hustler and paul newman
Distributor: 20th Century Fox. It includes rarely seen photos, audition footage, plus new and old interviews with the man himself. When Bert wants to take Eddie to Louisville for a big-money match with the millionaire Findley Murray Hamilton , Eddie caves in to Sarah's tears and takes her along. Find out more about page archiving. He tears up the screen as Fast Eddie Felson, a man sure of victory in the pool hall but in every other way is shrouded in defeat. She goes to college two days a week because she's bored, then spends the rest of the time drinking. He embraced the nickname and declared himself the real Minnesota Fats for the rest of his career.
The Hustler did not put Paul Newman on the map, but it was one of several key films that led to his being considered a bankable, A-list star. As the documentary gets deeper into his career, there are interviews with the likes of Robert Redford and Eva Marie Saint. The comedian, best known for playing working-class loudmouth Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners which he created , had grown up in Brooklyn. In classical terms, this is his great character flaw. He becomes obsessed not only with winning, but with hammering his opponent into submission. Findley had a famous role six years later as Mr.
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His face has gotten Eddie almost as far as his pool skills. Jackie Gleason, who will always best be remembered as Ralph from "The Honeymooners", exhibits restraint and subtlety in his interpretation of Minnesota Fats. Earning him another Oscar nomination, The Hustler was the first in a series of s films in which Newman eschewed more-traditional leading-man roles to portray antiheroic protagonists. George Roy Hill, Redford and I have been looking for a script to do together for 13 years. Sidney Poitier, whose story this ought to be, is superb. Felson, Bert, and Sarah then embark on a trip to Louisville for a high-stakes match with a fellow named Findlay.
He's a man whose emotional core is so hollow that he needs to dominate and win in order to find a reason to live. He finally gets his chance, and what transpires then is a cutthroat pool session spanning an intense 40 hours. Sidney Poitier, whose story this ought to be, is superb. That day he was your favorite uncle who whenever he appears, is full of jokes and tricks and wonders just for you. Scott whispers something to Sarah Piper Laurie , who responds by throwing her drink in his face and crumpling to the floor. A little stung at having lost when he was nominated for Anatomy of a Murder , and generally disdainful of the whole award-giving enterprise, Scott sent the Academy a telegram declining his Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Hustler. There are only a handful of movie characters so real that the audience refers to them as touchstones.