It tells the story of small-time pool hustler "Fast Eddie" Felson and his desire to break into the "major league" of professional hustling and high-stakes wagering by high-rollers that follows it. He throws his raw talent and ambition up against the best player in the country, seeking to best the legendary pool player " Minnesota Fats ". After initially losing to Fats and getting involved with unscrupulous manager Bert Gordon, Eddie returns to try again, but only after paying a terrible personal price.
Fats was the most famous pool hustler in the world; Mosconi was the best pool player in the world. The two embarked on a brief career together: while Fats entertained the audience, Mosconi won the matches. It's a great concept, and Dyer's indefatigable digging unearths some gleaming nuggets.
This lyrical, profane ode to the irresponsible life explores the dissolute romance of pool through the lives of legendary hustlers Minnesota Fats, Wimpy Lassiter and Jersey Red. Journalist Dyer follows the fluctuating fortunes of the hustler demimonde from its Depression-era heyday, when unemployed men flocked to pool halls looking to make a quick buck "idle men Following sociologist Ned Polsky, Dyer appreciates the pool hall as the last redoubt of the "permanent bachelor," a classless, defeminized zone where "men argued and spat and threw money across green felt" and evaded the burdens of respectability and domesticity.
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Two years before Hud Bannon, six years before Lucas Jackson, eight before Butch Cassidy, and 12 before Henry Gondorff, there was "Fast" Eddie Felson, a role finding Paul Newman with the kind of cool that would portend them all, this one loud, cocky, dark, bright, beautiful, desperate, quiet, destructive, and noble. The Hustler is almost too fine a film: precise in cinematography and plot, unapologetically deliberate with its acting and pace, and as cerebral as it is accessible. With pool as its pivot, this should come as no surprise.
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What was once the storied pickle-jar-tip life of the determined musician has become the norm for more than 56 million Americans, according to an annual study conducted by Upwork and the Freelancers Union. What it means to participate in the YouEconomy is up for debate, and that number might not include those who are seasonal workers, neighborhood side-hustle owners, direct sellers and occasional freelancers. The side hustle has become a way for full-time employees to stretch their creative muscles, test new products or fund annual vacations without sacrificing the security of traditional employment.
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It's a rum business, writing novels. You spend years building internal worlds and filling them with characters and then just when you think you are beginning to know them, like some crackpot dictator drunk on his own ego you find yourself doing something to destroy all that you have built. Then you walk away from it.