The hustler - paul newman jackie gleason new poster
The Hustler is a American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from Walter Tevis's Hustler original release movie www.dannyking.eu Jackie Gleason The film was shot on location in New York City and stars Paul Newman as "Fast" . All of Gleason's shots were his own; they were filmed in wide-angle to.
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Description:Production[ edit ] The Tevis novel had been optioned several times, including by Frank Sinatra , but attempts to adapt it for the screen were unsuccessful. Director Rossen's daughter Carol Rossen speculates that previous adaptations focused too much on the pool aspects of the story and not enough on the human interaction. Rossen, who had hustled pool himself as a youth and who had made an abortive attempt to write a pool-themed play called Corner Pocket, optioned the book and teamed with Sidney Carroll to produce the script. The film crew built a dining area that was so realistic that confused passengers sat there and waited to place their orders. All of Gleason's shots were his own; they were filmed in wide-angle to emphasize having the actor and the shot in the same frames.