The CDs of these albums are still available today. Newman claims to have never picked up a pool cue before the film and was tutored by Mosconi for four weeks before filming began. He is obsessed with his goal and when he gets his challenge in the middle of the film in a very long scene he loses because he gets cocky while Fats stays cool. Most actors had stunt doubles for pool playing shots. At my level, then, I was always too tempted to make the flashy combination, or bank, or trick shot and was bored with simple straight shots which I often missed. The cops would have had to move the body to open the door.
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The factory worker played But Minnesota Fats is such a legendary character and Eddie's need to defeat him so burning that Rossen wisely realizes he doesn't need to replay the first long match to get the effect. This is one of Newman's very best films, if not his best, even if it's relentlessly depressing. Wanderone seized the opportunity, perhaps flattering himself into thinking Tevis really had had him in mind. Scott's Bert Gordon tells him, he lacks character. I have to say that after watching it, Newman's performance certainly lived up to and exceeded my expectations, the movie as a whole, while brilliant in flashes, is a little rough around the edges and could have used further refinement. They say that great chess champions can play their games 8 or 10 moves ahead.
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There is a deep, very deep satisfaction, however, in knowing that you have at least once done something perfect. Books About Jackie Gleason. It was remade as "The Cincinnati Kid," about poker. Gleason himself always maintained that he never drank on show day. Choose a new password:
View All Audience Reviews. Internet URLs are the best. That was also the tentative title. Is "The Hustler" based on a book? Six tables and a handbook on the side. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: That final report turned out to be correct; in June of the same year, audiences got to sink their teeth into the slightly tongue-in-cheek adoption drama.