So I like movies...  

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5/26/2006 8:33 pm
So I like movies...


Recently re-watched The Sting. A great light flick, containing some mystery, great background character actors and Paul Newman & Robert Redford center stage. Who cannot enjoy the piano rag theme, The Entertainer? At least for short time periods?

Newman and Redford had a few years before made Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, another good movie with great scenes and quote material. Actually I mostly remember the movie as great scenes and quotes, and not as connected story.... but I think that was intended.

About Newman... remember the mid-80s The Color of Money and how it got alot of people hooked on pool? Well, I like it so much I went back in time to find his early 1960s The Hustler which introduced the character of Fast Eddie. That movie was a psychological thriller, a character drama in the best sense. Wow... I did not know they made movies like that, esp back then. Composed like a stage play...

However, all four of these fine movies would today be called slow. Perhaps even boring to some.... but not to me

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