The Sting


(out of 5)

 plays a con man who seeks revenge after his partner is killed by a crime boss. He teams up with older, wiser scam genius  and the two of them set out to take the bad guy for all he’s worth. Despite there having been a million imitations of this film since it was first made, this George Royal Hill gem set in the 1930s still manages to be jam-packed full of treats for all audience members, and the surprises are still fresh. Redford and Newman continue the terrific chemistry they had in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (also directed by Hill), and the costumes by Edith Head are beautifully colourful. Marvin Hamlisch contributes a marvelous, Joplin-inspired ragtime score.

USA, 1973

Directed by George Roy Hill

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Academy Awards
Best Art Direction (art direction: Henry Bumstead; set decoration: James Payne)
Best Costume Design (Edith Head)
Best Directing (George Roy Hill)
Best Film Editing (William Reynolds)
Best Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation-or-Scoring: Adaptation) (Adaptation score by Marvin Hamlisch)
Best Picture (Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips, producers)
Best Writing (Story and Screenplay–based on factual material or material not previously published or produced) (David S. Ward)

Best Actor (Robert Redford as “Johnny Hooker”)
Best Cinematography (Robert Surtees)
Best Sound (Ronald K. Pierce, Robert Bertrand)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Screenplay (David S. Ward)

National Board Of Review Award
Best Film

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen

Directors Guild Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (George Roy Hill)

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