He has long ago given up hustling; unlike Eddie, he makes his living by dependably being the best, time after time, so that others can test themselves against him. You still don't see it, do you, Charlie? Felson is literally addicted to the game, and that weakness blinds him to his girlfriend's Piper Laurie tenuous grip on reality or the sleaziness of his manager George C. I've got troubles, and I think maybe you've got troubles. Da Capo Press Availability: The pool game is over when Fats says it's over One -- the Guardian London -- changed its mind a month later, explaining in a lengthy article that the connection was "extremely tenuous.
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Out of its nine nominations, the exceptional film won only two Academy Awards: That was the price he paid to be able to work, and there must be a shadow of that price in the compromises Fast Eddie is asked to make. He speaks few lines yet communicates a great deal through his quiet, stoic portrayal of an aging pool pro who isn't quite ready to bow to the young hotshot. Pumpkinhead Friday, August Fast Eddie nicknamed that because he can beat you so fast at pool, and then turn around and lose just as fast dreams of being the best pool player there ever was, and he goes to play the best: After that, I felt out of my element and my nerves got to me.
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Please add your card again, or add a different card. Attired in a tux and a ruffled white shirt, his thinning gray hair slicked back, Parker? Published Feb 21, at 6: He gave advice to aspiring sharks, often saying that much of the work comes in pregame negotiations rather than the match. After turning the tables and beating Minnesota Fats, he says, "Fat man, you shoot a great game of pool.
He means the snakelike ability to put winning above any other consideration, and to never tempt the odds. Jul 14, by Steve Tignor. Fats and Eddie play quickly, which, says world artistic champion Mike Massey in his DVD commentary, is the way the good straight pool players do it. It was an old building. Pool was very popular from the turn of the century until World War II.