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‘The Hustler’: A superlative character study with phenomenal performances

Powerfully compelling, heartbreakingly realistic and moderately bleak, Robert Rossen’s The Hustler is a superlative character study and one of the finest films ever made on the subject of self-destruction and redemption. 699 more words


The Hustler or: The Less Desirables Movie of the Week


a/perture cinema, the Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, The Hustler (1961), starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. 669 more words

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The Hustler (1961)

When a brash young pool shark is handed a lesson in humility by the accepted best in the business, he teams up with an amoral gambler to challenge for a rematch. 171 more words


And if real life was like the movies, I should have lived happily ever after. – Piper Laurie http://ift.tt/1UryDYg

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Insomnia File No. 14: Promise (dir by Glenn Jordan)

What’s an Insomnia File? You know how some times you just can’t get any sleep and, at about three in the morning, you’ll find yourself watching whatever you can find on cable? 502 more words


The Stony ..... make that the Tony Curtis Poster Gallery

I for one like Tony Curtis on screen during his leading man era. He had a fun, likable presence in many a bedroom romp. Flicks like Operation Petticoat were regular Sunday afternoon fare as was Some Like It Hot. 347 more words


MOVIE REVIEW | The Hustler (1961)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Not only does Newman have the amazing charisma to personify Felson at his cockiest when on top, there’s also a vulnerability to Newman that shines through when we see cracks in Felson’s cocksure facade.” 592 more words