The victorious champion declares the match over: One ball, corner pocket. They say that old Fats just shoots the eyes right off them balls. The subject was almost too close to Newman, whose first child Scott had died of a drug overdose in After watching Eddie play for a few moments, he compliments the talented player from Oakland, California: As a producer and co-founder of several companies, he was responsible for many of his own films and directed six features, four of them starring his second wife, Joanne Woodward.
The Hustler, “Fast” Eddie Felson
Experiments in a lab with an foot tower, foot metal mast, and enormous Tesla coil formed massive bolts of artificial lightning that supposedly created thunder and errant sparks 15 miles away, surprising people and frightening horses, and surrounding butterflies with halos of St. He wanted to use Wardenclyffe to fulfill his long-held dream of transmitting electricity wirelessly. The Hustler belongs to that school of screen realism that allows impressive performances but defeats the basic goal of pure entertainment. The comedian, best known for playing working-class loudmouth Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners which he created , had grown up in Brooklyn. Felson may be down but not quite out. The bolts also blew out dynamos at a local power company and caused a blackout. It took a further two months for him to rid himself of it, and for some time he feared it would never disappear.
Dramatic Monologue for Men - Paul Newman as "Fast" Eddie Felson in The Hustler | monologuedb
Set in the s, the movie was heavy on atmosphere and menace, provided by Newman and his contract killer, Jude Law. That's the way you always told me to play it: I think "The Hustler" is the best sports movie ever made. Patrick wrote that Sarah has daddy issues, and that may be true, but it is Eddie who needs a father. Not a flawless film, but darn close to one, and a movie that should be seen by anyone who loves sports like me. Under Robert Rossen's strong direction, its ruthless and odorous account of one young hustler's eventual emancipation is positive and alive.
For security reasons your password needs to be changed Enter your current password: He is survived by his wife Joanne and their three daughters and two daughters from his first marriage. Create Account Learn More. Then there is Jackie Gleason , as the legendary pool champion Minnesota Fats--the man Eddie must beat to prove himself the best. The movie marked a flurry of activity for Newman and he followed it with Message in a Bottle , a tear-jerker in which he played Kevin Costner's crotchety, alcoholic father — scooping the best reviews, not least for his commanding presence, but also for a willingness to play his age. Edison Studio New York City.