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The Hustler [DVD] [Widescreen]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Theatrical Release: September 25, 1961 THE HUSTLER was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997. Paul Newman lost the Best Actor Oscar to Maximilian Schell who won the Academy Award in 1961 for his role in JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG. Willie Mosconi served as the technical advisor for the film; Marguerite James was the script supervisor; Muky did the still photography; and optical effects were done by Film Opticals. Shot in CinemaScope. In his 1995 memoir, "My American Journey," General Colin Powell lists THE HUSTLER as one of his favorite films.

    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w) 1961
    Academy Awards Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (b&w) 1961 Harry Horner Prod. Designer/Director
    Academy Awards Best Cinematography 1961 Eugen Shuftan Cinematographer, THE HUSTLER (1961)

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2002413

  • Credits
    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, Rosetta Jacobs, George C. Scott, George Campbell Scott, Myron McCormick, Murray Hamilton, Michael Constantine, Stefan Gierasch, Jake LaMotta
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Newman bravely reveals the demons lurking beneath his devil-may-care exterior..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Shot with virtuoso pace, the tussles between Eddie and Minnesota Fats are superb..."
    Total Film

    4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] powerful character study of a man at war with himself, wrestling win back his self-respect."

    5 stars out of 5 -- "THE HUSTLER marks the birth of an anti-hero in Newman, and is a dazzling, provocative and seminal piece of American cinema."
    Ultimate DVD

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