Film critics Devin Faraci (BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH.) and Amy Nicholson (MTV News) have a weekly conversation about if a film is worthy to enter the Canon. They will put it up to fan vote at the end of the show, and the legacy of each movie will be officially decided forevermore. [This show is currently on hiatus]. Looking for the archives? All episodes older than 6 months can be found exclusively on Howl.FM, ad-free. Use promo code ‘Earwolf’ for a 30-day free trial.
Screenwriter David Scarpa (All the Money in the World) joins Amy this week to talk about the 1961 Paul Newman film “The Hustler.” David and Amy discuss how “The Hustler” subverts the underdog paradigm and questions what it means to be a winner or loser. Plus, they find meaning in Fast Eddie’s search for success and what it reveals about the nature of excellence before contrasting the acting of Paul Newman with costars Jackie Gleason and Piper Laurie. Does “The Hustler” belong in The Canon? Cast your vote on the Earwolf forums now!
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