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The Greatest Movie Ever-The Hustler

The Greatest Movie Ever-The Hustler

The greatest movie ever made, to me, “The Hustler” has no peer;
It’s about a pool shark named Eddie Felsen, who plays recklessly, without fear!
He has come to New York City, to challenge the greatest of them all;
A man they call Minnesota Fats, fifteen years, without a fall!
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Paul Newman plays the Hustler, Jackie Gleason is the Champ;
George C. Scott heads the pool mob, all big games, need his approval stamp!
Piper Laurie plays a sad girl, who has a leg that’s handicapped;
She and Eddie meet and fall in love, their hearts both very rapt!
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The plot has many surprises, it keeps you riveted to your seat;
There are good times, and some bad ones, it’s a cinema so complete!
So have a box of tissues, very close to you at hand;
Just make sure you see this movie, and then you’ll understand!
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I don’t want to give the end away, with it’s amazing ups and downs;
The acting is the finest, to ever come out of “Tinsel Town”!
All four actors were honored, with Oscar nominations for their roles;
The greatest movie ever, according to this author’s polls!
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A must-see movie
The greatest one ever made
La Crème De La Crème  

 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi dear Larry....You definitely have my interest in wanting to check out this movie...I bet Tony has seen it....He knows almost every movie out there!  It is hard to find one he has not seen...but I am quite behind in watching all the classics...You should be a movie critic or one who writes the synopsis...lol...I must check this one out.  I like Paul Newman.  Thanks for sharing. xo 

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

When this movie came out in 1961, I was an avid pool player, and was mesmerized by the realism of what old time pool halls and hustlers were all about.  I saw it eight or ten times, and could recite a majority of the lines in it's script.  I guess the critics thought it was a masterpiece too, for as I said in the poem, Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott, and Piper Laurie, were all nominated for Academy Awards.
Pull it up on You Tube, sit back, and get ready for the greatest rollercoaster ride you have ever been on.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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KIERAN1369

Great piece of work on a great film...

Ps I am 51 years old Mr Ran and I think my life is complete....just seen the movie Peyton Place for the first time my life tonight ...WOW what a trailblazer!

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Larry Ran

Dear Kieran,

I totally agree with you, I am 74 years old, and read the book almost sixty years ago.  Then I also saw the movie, and when it became a series on TV, I was a most avid fan.  I had the hots for Mia Farrow (until she cut her hair short in a jealous rage over her fiance, Frank Sinatra's infidelity with Ava Gardner).
Thanks for your great comment.

Love,
Larry xxx

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