The Color of Money

Fast Eddie, virtuoso player of Billiards, no equal behind the green table. For others, it's entertainment, it is serious work and a lot of money. He has a competitor, rookie Vince, which is all that is needed to win: talent, luck and the support of a charming girlfriend, but it lacks style. Eddie becomes his mentor and teaches the rising star of the subtleties of the great game. On the green cloth, the color of money, one-on-one with fate...

  • Martin Scorsese

Release Date: 1986-10-17
IMDb icon 7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Spanish
  • Budget: $13,800,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $52,293,982
Merline Oribel
04 April 2014 | 10:55

Most people on the planet have any talents. Someone knows how to dance, someone — singing someone — paint. Someone who realizes himself in and someone can be a genius in normal operation, as for example in calculations translations. However, in spite of a diversity of human talents, we can say that fact that many have the talent, but only a small part can these talents to use. The thought had been invested in the cult of the sports drama by Martin Scorsese "the Color of money".

synopsis Virtuoso pool player Eddie Felson already twenty years threw his talent. Now he makes money driving a fake whiskey, and its astounding victories only legends. But once Eddie's life there is a serious competitor for his reputation, a young guy name Vincent. Watching the success of Vincent, Eddie returns like in the good old days. Again to taste the passion, Eddie becomes a mentor of Vincent.

acting I was very nice to see a legend of American cinema Paul Newman, who does not have lost the swagger and all bright and also stunning. Generally he screen embodies the image of the experienced revelers and once a professional Billiards player. who decides to return to his favorite thing. Slightly amused, the role of the still very young Tom cruise, who played a nimble youngster, who is too confident in their abilities. Of course, one can not tell about Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio who plays the role of the girl Vincent Carmen, which has become almost transform into the Greyhound Eddie, watching actions the actions of Vincent.

Directing As any picture of Martin Scorsese "the Color of money" is the same wild and energetic film that keeps the audience at the screens all over time. In General, "the Color of money" is hardly a pure sporting drama. But the excitement that permeated the whole film, draws to the screen. Scorsese showed very interesting transformation of the main character: if the beginning of the movie Eddie was only a legend, you closer to end of it woke up the old excitement.

Script the plot of the film is quite simple and some unexpected twists and not possess. The is not mean the plot boring and meaningless. Especially interesting to see how Eddie teaches Vincent to any tricks and methods of success. Vincent, as any stubborn student makes several errors. But over time, Vincent is not without the help of his girlfriend Carmen, who becomes its Manager, soon begins to taste victory.

operator To create a turbulent and tense situation in the cameraman Michael Ballhaus resorted to one or other methods and techniques of shooting, which helped the viewer to dip in the atmosphere of excitement. So, for example, like the scene in which the protagonist watched Vincent. The chamber seemed to swim in the hall, skirting the the Eddie, then Vincent, the pool table. Even I was impressed by the moments when the camera somehow is followed or departed from balls, like rolling on the billiard table along with them.

Summary Out without a doubt, "the Color of money" — this scoresese classic, which will be included in history. Brilliant acting, in particular, legends and the once sex symbol of American cinema, Paul Newman is not give you off of the screen. So I advise everyone to view.

8 from 10

Alma Yul
18 January 2009 | 12:52

The Martin Scorsese film "the Color of money" is just as a balloon that adds to the charm of his deep, subtle mind and philosophic. In this film, if you start it to summarize, much more so than seems to first.

This is not just a story, in which a cold-blooded player in the Billiards years takes in a tour cities bars, where play money nine, hot guy, talented in this game. Eddie Felson wants to teach Vincent, a "thoroughbred race horse" as he calls, build tactics and to bet, to pluck on his dashing ability to play in Billiards big. Actually, it not typical like your typical tie.

We have seen in a normal situation? Bad couple of steps, errors, and later — the emergence of a new skill, and — victory of Vince in the final, plus cheering Eddie on the background of the frame received their "winnings, which are much sweeter than money earned".

But here the balance is unusual. And we are unbelievable turns of the plot, which that captures difficult to resist, so as not to profitnot from the rapture. And turns these very logical, very harmonious, because they took from the real philosophical problems. Yes not one, perhaps. And that reason makes you think about this simple film day three after meeting with him...

Always do this notorious tactic that requires a loss have a player who can put balls in the hole with his left hand, his back turned to the table covered with a cloth the color of money? After all, Billiards is not poker knack for this game is fundamentally different. I would like for the player SIPS of honor, which is easy to exchange for the sweet-smelling money? And easy this?

In the film, two philosophy. Eddie — cool, charismatic. (Divinely beautiful Floors Newman, the Oscar for this role.) Gray suit, straight lines, dark glasses and nothing expressing the corners of the lips. Vincent — the explosive young man with fantastic ability to go with the cue. (Still very young Tom cruise is, infinitely beautiful in true only the young.) Leather jacket, raised hair, posed gestures. Naive, kind, direct. Perhaps, too naive, kind and direct. And it is really a philosophy. Falling in love with each of heroes, not fall in love with both of them is simply impossible, I every time going back and forth between their positions. Positions passionate, confident, reasoned. It as a race of thoroughbred horses, and tasteless, and never know who will come first. Each character — living person and philosophy. And both is played as philosophy. One as an iridescent fountain of life, traveling, not seeing the road; another — as a noble experience, hiding scars behind glasses sunglasses. And after all, life is beautiful is the fact that the infinite, the fact that every person has flaws, and in every idea — mistakes. And Martin Scorsese in his film on life and not on the side of Eddie or Vince.

It is not gives us final answers. From his disciple and teacher any time you can reverse roles. Purposes experience. The most — delicacy to life, the small things and very large rates, which increase the adrenaline in your blood the sense of the present in mind. Martin Scorsese does not give the answer, what is still, the kid Vince taught Fast Eddie Felson. But if they want to know, watch the movie. And think about tomorrow, day after tomorrow, and after... When you translate the spirit.

PS And still this film is just gorgeous to watch, nothing to do what without thinking. It like a good wine. Really good, seasoned, cooked the best recipes, and this recipe is not in perekleivanie labels. How this movie is light and built the frame as one is lost in other is reflected as floating background behind the hero, the earth falls away from under its feet. How the subjects-the images are connected to each friend how chosen music, — it should be seen and not once. The road, falling from the sky under the wheels of Eddie's car, looking like Eddie, a Cigarette, pushing the ball is cue, Eddie's face in suddenly became transparent ball, a reddish hue...

P. P. S. in the film is love. A feather, on the back, but such a wonderful person.

Bethanne Regen
16 October 2010 | 12:13

"The color of money" is the sequel to the movie "Pool player" or"Cheater", (Hustler, The 1961), in which the main role also starred Paul Newman. In 1986, after 33 years after the release of the first movie for the continuing adventures of Fast Eddie Felson (Paul Newman) took the genius of the American cinema of Martin Scorsese.

In principle, have one of the names of such famous Director in the credits is enough to consider it a movie worth watching, because bad movies like you know, Scorsese is not removes. In the title role Scorsese left Shine in film, 1961 Newman, and as a student was invited promising young Tom cruise, on then became the "Best shooter" from the eponymous Tony Scott film. In the result was a kind of acting cocktail of the actor-legends Paul Newman and hope all of the beautiful half of America Tom cruise.

The plot of the movie in principle of the original call seriously, the theme of the training a master of a particular case, the young pupil is not just play in Hollywood films. But how this story is well played and set!

The main advantage of this film is definitely the acting tandem Newman Cruz, which look great in the role of their characters. Gender Newman is just gorgeous. It acting slip in every spoken with him only inherent in the intonation phrase, in every glance and every turn of the head. Brilliant role for Newman, for which he finally got his long-awaited Oscar, who, despite 10 nominations so and was the only one in a long acting career which the hoodoo was broken on 26 September 2008.

That such a great actor as Paul Newman has only one Oscar, once again proves acting is measured by the number of awards. A similar situation with al Pacino who is at 7 nominations, also won only one statuette, but despite it is my opinion one of the best actors of the world cinema.

Also looks great still very young Yes, green Tom cruise. It Vincent hot unpredictable boy, which crazy yourself his girlfriend Carmen (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), and despite the great talent in the pool, gives it values way to earn on a life. Cruz is perfectly portrayed as and mood swings Vincent, which is sometimes not can control their emotions, so the changes that occur with him a hero in the course of the story.

In addition, the picture pleases well-played secondary characters, like Carmen performed by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, which played well prudent friend Vincent. By the way, for this role she was honored with a nomination for the Oscar, the only one in her career. As always a good John Turturro, at this time in the role of Julian, a former player, protégé which was Eddie Felson. Also in small role was a glimpse of a young forest Whitaker as usual "pocosin purple eye".

The painting is masterfully staged, however, to expect anything else from Scorsese is impossible. As and his previous films, Scorsese expertly reveals the characters, and the motivation of the heroes of his films, yeah and pool matches delivered just fine.

However, rather to enumerate the value of this film, I recommend you all to see. I am sure that you then again you will want to revise this pattern, since was too good there Newman.

How much has The Color of Money made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $52,293,982.
How much did it cost to make The Color of Money?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $13,800,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Color of Money?
This tv-show was directed by Martin Scorsese.
What is the genre of The Color of Money?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Sport.
Who starred in The Color of Money?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver, John Turturro.
What is The Color of Money IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.
When was The Color of Money released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1986-10-17.