Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Sting

Paul Newman and Robert Redford are grifters playing the big con on ruthless gangster Robert Shaw. Directed by George Roy Hill.

How many times have I seen this film? I don't know. Many times. Even though you know how it's going to end, it's one of the most entertaining films ever made. You can still enjoy the perfect script, the music and the seamless recreation of Chicago in the 30s. And were Newman and Redford moviestars or what? Maybe the most magical thing about the film is that after the big success of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid they tried to recapture lightning in a bottle, with the same two main actors and director, and... they succeeded! How often does that happen? Not often. You follow?

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