Hud (1963)

 Rated R because we cursed 3 or 4 times.

The 107th installment of the Next 100 Project is Paul Newman at his early-60’s peak. Patricia Neal and Melvyn Douglas won Oscars for their strong performances (ol’ Paulie News did not) and Brandon de Wilde is pretty good too. The story is really about his character, come to think of it. Anyway, Martin Ritt’s cattle tale is terrific in every way (the script, James Wong Howe’s cinematography, everything). Before you hear us blather, lope on over to Sparkplug Coffee and rope yourself a 10% discount by using the code “Top100Project”.

FOR THE RECORD: Ryan somehow forgot to mention Cool Hand Luke when discussing Newman’s best performances. It’s right there up with his work in The Hustler & Hud.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1963 in film

1963 Academy Award winners and nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches on YouTube: Actress (Annabella accepted for Neal), Supporting Actor (Brandon de Wilde accepted for Douglas) and Cinematography (which begins at the 1:30 mark)

Links to: Giant and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and The Great Escape and The Last Picture Show and Young Adult

YouTube links: “You still got that itch?” and Hud & Lonnie bond while brawling and “I was sick of you a long time before that” and Homer finishes off the cow-killing job and Lonnie decides to bail

Previously on the Next 106 Project: The Adventures Of Robin Hood

June 4th on the Next 108 Project: The Truman Show