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Casino in Cinema: Movies Based on Gambling

19 November 2014 1:31 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Most people never step inside a casino until they’ve reached adulthood. When they do, they typically approach them with expectations of smartly dressed punters, towers of chips exchanging hands around a poker table, and hundreds of flashing, buzzing slots contraptions with waterfalls of coins pouting out. The reason for these particular images? Hollywood. Casinos have starred in the movies for decades. Bright, exotic and ever-so-slightly decadent, they make a perfect setting for every kind of story. From drama to comedy films, casinos have provided audiences with thrills and laughs in equal measures, and in this article we review five top movies that are based on gambling.

The Hustler (1961)

Credit: 20th Century Fox

Director: Robert Rossen

Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie

Running time: 134 min

The Hustler tells the story of ‘Fast Eddie’ Felson, a pool shark who’s grown too big for his pond and is searching for bigger fish to slay. »

- Guest

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Why Did the Most Promising New Filmmakers Fail Us in 2013?

4 January 2014 12:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

This is a special edition of Short Starts, where we look at the past year of disappointing feature debuts from filmmakers who previously wowed us with their short films. Short films can be good calling cards, but they aren’t always the best proof that a filmmaker has the skills to immediately jump into a feature. Especially a big Hollywood production. In recent years, thanks to the combination of the Internet, social media and cheaper tools for making movies on a personal computer, we’ve seen some awesome short films go viral and then get the attention of studio execs and big time producers. The filmmakers, in only a few minutes of screen time, display a lot of talent and imagination and, most importantly, promise. But they’re often handed properties that are too much to handle even for experienced directors, as we saw with Neill Blomkamp’s assignment of Halo as a feature debut. Fortunately »

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