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The Hustler Film Summary & Analysis

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Style and Cinematography

The Hustler is a brilliant film. Paul Newman creates the character of Eddie as a restless, hunted young man who can't seem to find his way to success. Rather than giving up, though, Eddie always tries to go on and make it on his own.

Although the studio certainly didn't have to film in black and white, that choice makes all the difference. The drama, pain and actions in the film all seem more poignant because of the way it is filmed. As hope becomes bleaker, the scenes become darker. When Sarah takes a look at herself in the mirror before committing suicide, the light becomes extremely bright. These stylistic moves tune the audience in to the emotions and events that are happening.

By using some of the best actors in the industry, Robert Rossen is able to create a first-class film. Paul Newman, George...

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