History Film / TheHustler

3rd Jan '17 11:42:55 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* MonochromeCasting: Nearly everyone in the movie is Caucasian -- the only exception is a mute black man at Ames' pool hall who sweeps the floor.

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* MonochromeCasting: Nearly everyone in the movie is Caucasian -- the only exception is few exceptions are a mute black man at Ames' pool hall who sweeps the floor.floor, and a black gambler and his family at the races.
3rd Jan '17 11:36:48 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* DrowningMySorrows: This is Sarah's favorite pasttime when she first meets Eddie.

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* DrowningMySorrows: This is Sarah's favorite pasttime pastime when she first meets Eddie.


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* GracefulLoser: Minnesota Fats graciously accepts his defeat, if only because Eddie was going off the rails and decided that Bert Gordon was the real enemy. Eddie comes off as a good winner to him at the end, too.


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* TechnicianVsPerformer: Refined, calm Minnesota Fats compared to arrogant, spontaneous Eddie Felson.
7th Sep '16 10:15:32 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Hustler'' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.

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''The Hustler'' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.
Creator/PiperLaurie.
25th Mar '16 12:16:06 AM Lawman592
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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character.[[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.

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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character.[[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, Pacino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.
29th Feb '16 1:57:33 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Hustler''''' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.

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'''''The Hustler''''' ''The Hustler'' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie.
8th Feb '16 11:55:12 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheSocialExpert: This is Bert Gordon's most important skill as a ManipulativeBastard; he can quickly size up someone and identify their innermost weaknesses. He's so good that even after losing a fortune to Eddie Felton in a marathon session of pool, Minnesota Fats cheerfully agrees to keep playing just because Bert identified Eddie as a "loser" -- and then proceeds to win it all back.

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* TheSocialExpert: This is Bert Gordon's most important skill as a ManipulativeBastard; he can quickly size up someone and identify their innermost weaknesses. He's so good that even after losing a fortune to Eddie Felton in a marathon session of pool, Minnesota Fats cheerfully agrees to keep playing just because Bert identified Eddie as a "loser" -- and then proceeds to win it all back.
8th Feb '16 11:53:21 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheCastShowoff: Jackie Gleason was an accomplished pool player in RealLife; all of the shots he made in the film are his own. Paul Newman once challenged Gleason to a real pool game. After Newman broke, Gleason took his turn and sank all fifteen balls without allowing Newman another shot.
8th Feb '16 11:52:44 PM Mdumas43073
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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character. [[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.

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The movie was nominated for nine Academy Award nominations, but [[AwardSnub only won two]] (Art Direction and Cinematography). Newman played "Fast Eddie" Felson again in the 1986 sequel, ''Film/TheColorOfMoney'', and [[ConsolationAward won an Oscar as Best Actor]], making him one of four actors who have been nominated for that award twice for playing the same character. [[note]]The other three being Peter O'Toole, Al Pachino, and Bing Crosby.[[/note]] In 2008, it was ranked #6 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 Greatest Sports Films of all time.



* ManipulativeBastard: Bert Gordon, a dangerously subtle version. '''Everything''' he says and does is used to manipulate and control others -- there are no innocuous comments anywhere. Worse, even after the other characters ''know'' not to trust him, he's still able to goad them to his ends and ultimately [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide drive Sarah to commit suicide.]]]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: Bert Gordon, a dangerously subtle version. '''Everything''' ''Everything'' he says and does is used to manipulate and control others -- there are no innocuous comments anywhere. Worse, even after the other characters ''know'' not to trust him, he's still able to goad them to his ends and ultimately [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide drive Sarah to commit suicide.]]]]
8th Feb '16 11:50:46 PM Mdumas43073
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''For the trope about {{Professional Gambler}}s who play others for money, [[{{Hustler}} click here.]]''

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''For For the trope about {{Professional Gambler}}s who play others for money, [[{{Hustler}} click here.]]''
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8th Feb '16 11:50:25 PM Mdumas43073
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->'''Bert:''' "I don't think there's a pool player alive shoots better pool than I saw you shoot the other night at Ames [against Minnesota Fats]. You got talent."\\
'''Eddie:''' "So I got talent. So what beat me?"\\
'''Bert:''' "Character."

'''''The Hustler''''' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen and adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie

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->'''Bert:''' "I I don't think there's a pool player alive shoots better pool than I saw you shoot the other night at Ames [against Minnesota Fats]. You got talent."\\
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'''Eddie:''' "So So I got talent. So what beat me?"\\
me?\\
'''Bert:''' "Character."

Character.

'''''The Hustler''''' is a 1961 film directed by Robert Rossen and Rossen, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. It stars Creator/PaulNewman, Jackie Gleason, Creator/GeorgeCScott, and Piper Laurie
Laurie.
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