Title: The Sting
Director: George Roy Hill
Run time: 2hrs 9m
I’ve seen this film a gazillion billion times and I absolutely adore it. I love the con man genre (Hustle, etc) and this one also holds fond memories because my dad introduced me to it. Mr C and I were feeling a bit run down on Saturday, so settled in for an afternoon on the sofa – and this makes a perfect afternoon film.
0:25 – Wooo, the Entertainer. One of the only songs I can play on the piano from memory.
1:24 – I like credits/titles that show you the character next to their names.
6:04 – I’m always confused by the people that chew on the toothpicks. I would hurt myself!
8:44 – Snazzy new suit that looks very similar to the previous one!
11:05 – Oh people and their gambling ways.
12:26 – Awesome cars.
17:20 – “I’m getting too old for this racket. You hang on too long, you start embarrassing yourself.”
19:49 – Naughty policeman. Why is it so easy to feel sorry for these conmen even though they are thieves?
22:13 – Why are their phoneboxes indoors?
23:58 – That’s Ye Olde Rage.
29:09 – Where do you get massive blocks of ice like that? I want one!
31:35 – “Cos I don’t know enough about killin’ to kill him.”
40:36 – Dear me. Why won’t he own up to the fake money? These people are helping him out?
48:28 – Trains with compartments are the best.
50:06 – Earlier, Hooker tossed out a full bottle of wine. Now this is half a bottle of gin down the sink. So much alcohol wasted.
57:03 – I hate this bit because I still haven’t got my head around poker.
1:06:00 – “If I’m not there by quarter to two, I’m not coming.”
1:11:32 – It’s quite fun that they all wear hats.
1:26:42 – Ooh, I love last minute cons, that’s what Hustle do all the time.
1:30:55 – Why are all the doors to these diners on the diagonal?
1:33:30 – Whenever they say Gondorff, I keep thinking Gandalf.
1:40:51 – Running down alleyways is like people running up to the roof. Never works out well!
1:44:28 – “You stink, Mister.” These are my kind of insults.
1:54:12 – Imagine having half a million just turning up at your desk like that. Mmmm, money.
Naturally, I went into this film knowing I loved it, and it was quite fun to be watching with Mr C who hadn’t seen it before. This time I got to be the one who answered the questions and had all the knowledge – that very rarely happens! Anyway, I love it so it’s only ever going to get a five out of five from me. It is slightly longer than I remember, but the twists and turns along the way make it so worth it.