She responds but, as he holds her tighter, she starts to struggle. I dreamed about this game, fat man. During the first match with Fats, Eddie gets on a roll, and one of the shots he makes is illegal -- his stick goes through the cue ball and hits the 13 ball, which pockets the two. Four essential titles are featured this month. The tension begins to mount between the two players even after the first shot: But it was mainly used for lavish epics and colorful musicals, not black-and-white dramas set in dingy pool halls. Always in the pursuit of realism, Rossen hired actual street thugs to use as extras.
That the actors would be so accomplished at the table only mirrors their brilliance throughout, as The Hustler earned a rare four acting nominations Newman, Gleason, Scott and Laurie. He gets his thumbs broken because he showcases his talent to a lesser hustler, proving to everyone watching including those who have lost money to him that he's a pool shark. He takes an interest in Eddie after seeing him play Fats. Jim Shields Dick Vorisek. Get on me Bert, I can't lose.
I feel tight, but good. And those fingers, them chubby fingers. He had to hear about it secondhand , adding further insult to the ignominy of being replaced. Newman is better than usual; Gleason, as the slit-mouthed, beady-eyed Minnesota Fats, darts among the shabby little pool sharks like an improbably agile and natty whale; and Gambler Scott looks as though he could sell hot-air heat to the devil. I'll be alive when I get out, Charlie.
Each player gets his own cue ball -- either the white or the spot white. To Charlie What did he say? Eddie Felson is one of the greatest characters cinema ever gave me, played beautifully by Paul Newman. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. After "The Hustler" was published, one of them claimed to 'be' Minnesota Fats.