Time Machine world cinema

Thread started by RAGHAVENDRA on 19th September 2011 08:30 AM

Looking back is a different experience and entertainment rejuvenates senses when reminiscing early life. Cinema always interests. And a travel into the time to explore old classics takes you into different perceptions and horizons. 50 years is quite an interesting time capsule taking curiosity to new high. Let's go back to 1961 and try to find out what we can unearth from the treasure.

World Cinema

The Hustler

The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the 1959 novel of the same name he and Sidney Carroll adapted for the screen. It tells the story of small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson and his desire to prove himself the best player in the country by beating legendary pool player "Minnesota Fats." After initially losing to Fats and getting involved with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon, Eddie returns to beat Fats, but only after paying a terrible personal price.
The film was shot on location in New York City. It stars Paul Newman as Eddie Felson, Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats, Piper Laurie as Sarah, and George C. Scott as Bert.
The Hustler was a major critical and popular success, gaining a reputation as a modern classic. Its exploration of winning, losing, and character garnered a number of major awards; it is also credited with helping to spark a resurgence in the popularity of pool. A real pool hustler was inspired to adopt the name of Gleason's character, Minnesota Fats, and to use the association with the film in his search for celebrity.
- more at wikipedia

Produced and Directed by: Robert Rossen
Screenplay: Robert Rossen and Sidney Carroll
Based on the novel The Hustler by Walter Tevis

Paul Newman as Eddie Felson
Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats
Piper Laurie as Sarah Packard
George C. Scott as Bert Gordon
Myron McCormick as Charlie
Murray Hamilton as Findley
Stefan Gierasch as Preacher

Music by Kenyon Hopkins
Cinematography Eugen Schüfftan (as Eugene Shuftan)
Editing by Dede Allen
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) September 25, 1961
Running time 134 minutes
Country United States
Language English




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