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The Hustler (1961)


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Commentary 1: Film historian Jeff Young, actors Paul Newman and Stefan Gierasch, editor DeDe Allen, director's daughter Carol Rossen, assistant director Ulu Grosbard, and Time Magazine film critic Richard Schickel Rating:9.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by The Cubist on June 8th, 2007:Find all reviews by The Cubist
Allen says that they shot and edited the film in New York City which the studio did not like because they wanted to keep closer tabs on the production. The studio also wanted the prologue removed because they felt it was unnecessary. Rossen says that before her father optioned the book, Frank Sinatra wanted to adapt it but couldn’t figure out a way to do it. She also says that the film is about character and not pool. Gierasch and Newman talk about how they were cast and recall filming anecdotes. Each participant is interviewed separately and then edited together in this decent track.