More from mental floss studios. When I first saw - and disliked - The Hustler all those years ago, the love story caused much of my dissatisfaction. Known for where the country's top pool player rules the underground, it appears as a seedy, tarnished, shadowy, urban downtown pool hall. The Eighties Eddie Felson bore no resemblance whatsoever to the Sixties one, other than the fact both looked a lot like Paul Newman. The Color of Money tried to remake Hustler as a happy flick. Studios Rossen Films 20th Century Fox. Design The wild future of 4D design.
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But his pool match with Minnesota Fats did not go unnoticed. After not winning for The Hustler , he denounced the Academy Awards, saying that they were run by politics. Badgered by the ruthless Bert, who demands complete dominion over his client, Sarah admits defeat and slashes her wrists with a razor. View All Audience Reviews. A few problems kept the picture from greatness, but overall I found the image to appear almost shockingly excellent. View All Critic Reviews Sidney Carroll , Robert Rossen.
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Now I know why they call you 'Fast' Eddie. At the very end, it's no longer about the ideal Eddie holds of himself, but escaping the clutches of a system that would keep him underfoot. I beat him all night and I'm gonna beat him all day. Archive content sales and licensing. Please check your inbox for the verification email.
Newman is brilliant and his brilliance is matched by his costars. But rather than a superficial, trick-shot pool movie, The Hustler would take it to a level beyond most sports films, entering the realm of a deep thematic work, achieved by careful direction and a dynamite script. He has long ago given up hustling; unlike Eddie, he makes his living by dependably being the best, time after time, so that others can test themselves against him. Expert pocket billiards champ Willie Mosconi, listed in the credits as Technical Advisor, provided some of the trick pool shots for Newman - Jackie Gleason shot his own games. Those tables are the slabs they lay the stiffs on.