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Cueless Joey
09-25-2004, 03:00 PM
Digital Light Projector hooked up to a DVD, Harman Kardon amplifier and JBL speakers, projecting about 8 foot wide ( Panoramic style not that crappy pan and scan style).
The movie is so much more enjoyeable this way.
You catch Willie Mosconie in the background at times.
Hustling Eddie (http://azbilliards.com/vbulletin/upload/attachment.php?attachmentid=2859&stc=1) Fats (http://azbilliards.com/vbulletin/upload/attachment.php?attachmentid=2861&stc=1) Eddie with his confident smile. (http://azbilliards.com/vbulletin/upload/attachment.php?attachmentid=2860&stc=1)

dvsmnstr
09-27-2004, 05:47 AM
for some reason not sure what did it.. I din't really like the hustler.. I loved the second movie they made the color of money? I think it was.. and the new one poolhall junkies... maybe if I watch it like you did it might change my mind /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cueless Joey
09-27-2004, 07:02 AM
Liking Pool Hall Junkies but not The Hustler is like saying you liked Ishtar but not Lawrence of Arabia. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Nick B
09-27-2004, 07:11 AM
You didn't like the Hustler? It almost won an academy award. They gave Paul Newman an Oscar for C.O.D. to make up for not giving it to him the first time. I suggest all the Porn has rotted your mind.

Nick

cheesemouse
09-27-2004, 07:17 AM
http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:FOSBNz7hCo4J:www.cs.rose-hulman.edu/~yerricde/homenodes/foot-in-mouth.jpg

RedHell
09-27-2004, 08:10 AM
LOL at cheese !!!

I think you guys are a little rough on him. Tho I loved the Hustler and C.O.M. I didn't really like PoolHall Junkies. But I can understand why someone wouldn't like the Hustler. There's a big part of the movie based on the characters' struggles and vices. For someone looking for a hero movie,i.e. PHJ where he wins all the money back etc., the Hustler isn't one.

It is less Holywood big star and a more spycological movie.

Just from that I would guess that our friend here who didn't like the Hustler is more on the younger side ! I could be wrong tho !

dvsmnstr
09-27-2004, 08:32 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RedHell:</font><hr> LOL at cheese !!!

I think you guys are a little rough on him. Tho I loved the Hustler and C.O.M. I didn't really like PoolHall Junkies. But I can understand why someone wouldn't like the Hustler. There's a big part of the movie based on the characters' struggles and vices. For someone looking for a hero movie,i.e. PHJ where he wins all the money back etc., the Hustler isn't one.

It is less Holywood big star and a more spycological movie.

Just from that I would guess that our friend here who didn't like the Hustler is more on the younger side ! I could be wrong tho ! <hr /></blockquote>

heh settle down people!
I'm a little younger but not a baby.. 22
When I watched the Hustler I liked the pool scenes but thats about it... I agree that paul played a good role but I thought they could have made the movie a little more interesting IMO... I did not hate the movie.. I just don't think it was all that.. just like I have seen people on here rip apart PHJ.. who cares.. its a movie!

RedHell
09-27-2004, 08:35 AM
Well, exactly....

I'm 34 and they call me a young pup around here. lmao !

dvsmnstr
09-27-2004, 08:37 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote RedHell:</font><hr> Well, exactly....

I'm 34 and they call me a young pup around here. lmao !

<hr /></blockquote>

hehe, most of the people in my pool league are older .. and wiser.. heh /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

PBat51
09-27-2004, 09:36 AM
Read both books..... Much better than the movies ever were.

dvsmnstr
09-27-2004, 09:40 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote PBat51:</font><hr> Read both books..... Much better than the movies ever were. <hr /></blockquote>

good idea, I have a long drive next week maybe I'll just do that!

wolfdancer
09-27-2004, 11:54 AM
The Hustler...sex, perversion, sadism, suicide,lying, cheating, brutality...no social redeeming values....what's not to like?

irunrax
09-27-2004, 12:05 PM
The Hustler was originally realeased as a love drama, but after all the interest it got from the pool aspect it was re-released as a pool drama. Even the posters where remade to reflect the interest in pool with scenes of Newman and Gleason, the originals had all images of Paul Newman and Piper Laurie.

wolfdancer
09-27-2004, 04:07 PM
To quote Johnny Carson "I didn't know that"...lol

Jimmy B
09-28-2004, 01:31 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote dvsmnstr:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote PBat51:</font><hr> Read both books..... Much better than the movies ever were. <hr /></blockquote>

good idea, I have a long drive next week maybe I'll just do that! <hr /></blockquote>

You may want to keep at least one eye on the road or the ride might not be that long.

JB

dvsmnstr
09-28-2004, 09:33 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Jimmy B:</font><hr>

You may want to keep at least one eye on the road or the ride might not be that long.


JB <hr /></blockquote>


heh, funny.. I was thinking when it wasn't my turn to drive .

Chris Cass
09-28-2004, 08:52 PM
Pup? That's dawg brother. hahaha

C.C.~~ /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Chris Cass
09-28-2004, 09:00 PM
Actually the Hustler was at a time that we were getting through the depression and the movie is extremely depressing. I call it the black eye of pool. I think the movie blackened the sport as well. We still can't get over the poor rep pool has gotten from it. What makes the movie such a hit was the directors really hit home for many and it was very moving. If I ever made a movie about pool? I would go a different route. Probably could make it exciting but don't think I could ever come up with one that I would call a epic. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

I think I'll agree with you kiddo. lol I'm a kid myself.

Regards,

C.C.~~honesty is the best policy. 22? Oh, how I wish.

stick8
09-29-2004, 09:29 AM
I lived in the times of the hustler, let me tell you this as atrue movie as gone with the wind . i have fought, hustled, and picked up the women!!!! life was hard on road players, no swanky places to play, just dust rooms, if you have not been there dont critize, [OLD MAN STICK}

Chris Cass
09-29-2004, 01:28 PM
Hi Stick,

I didn't say it wasn't true. I just said it gave the sport a black eye and the movie was moving. I've been on the road myself and I also have gambled to make money needed. It still holds us back as far as I'm concerned.

I never said it wasn't true either. I had mentioned the depression. People would go out and clean up bricks and sell them. Men waiting for trucks to come along, to hire them to work anywhere for a day. Those less fortunate would hang in pool rooms and hustle for merely dimes. That all took place before the hustler even came out.

I know it wasn't easy making money but when the hustler came out I'm sure you could have gotten a job but chose not to. Glorifying it doesn't make it any less popular and we, have to suffer for it now. Sure, many things happen during our lives and some where not proud of and some we are.

I'm not critisizing anything but, what the movie has done to the future generations and still exists today. I know many who play pool for a living only hustling isn't a part of it because with the invention of the internet you only have tournament play and match ups to make money. Everyone knows everyone, who can play some.

I know guys today, that won't work and rather do anything but work to stay shooting. Guys with children collecting welfare while their out playing tourneys. Their excuse? It's all I know. Nope, it's all they'll do.

I myself took a leap moving out in the QC. Put $10,000. down on a house and no job. Had a baby and couldn't get a job at the places that really paid good money. Me like a dummy, shot for a yr straight collecting unemployment and shooting for diaper money and milk and mortgage.

I finally got a good job dealing cards and craps at a casino for 9 yrs while my friends all stayed shooting and turned pro and some the best in the country on bar boxes. That was my choice but I'd never make a movie out of it. I love the sport and it was just as real for me as it was for you.

Only, I should of worked even a small gas station job. To me at the time it was easier playing sets being backed for a 100 a set and splitting everything. I made just as much as any low end job at 100 a week but those didn't come along every time I needed the doe. I had to spend countless hrs just sitting in the hall waiting for the weekend and hoping someone would walk in and willing to bet some.

Still, I wouldn't make a movie over that. Sorry, you chose to do what you did and sorry again but I have every right to critisize what, I believe was a down fall to our sport in general. That doesn't mean I didn't think the movie was a great story or that I didn't like it. it's just my opinion and that's all my friend. We all make choices. getting married and having a child was mine. Sure my friends shoot better but I own a house in 4 yrs, hold the pinks on two cars and have a kid that shoots with a $600. Schoen, I paid for. Look, I don't want to argue, just point out it's my right to say what I like as much at it is your. Peace.

Regards,

C.C.

Lester
09-30-2004, 11:07 AM
Chris, I'm curious &gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;if you WERE to make a "pool movie", what route "would" you take. Remember, it has to appeal to the "masses", not just the pool players. &lt;&lt;Lester&gt;&gt; /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

RedHell
09-30-2004, 02:40 PM
Right now I think that Gabe Owen story could make an interesting plot. From zero (with all due respect) to hero is always appealing to the crowd.

If we can find some drama around his life (loss of a good friend or relative) you have a receipe for success !!!