fantastic film with a great cast/crew. paul newman is the anchor on the screen, but patricia neal, melvyn douglas, and brandon de wilde all do a good job too. behind the screen there’s edith head (costumes), james wong howe (cinematography), and elmer bernstein (music), who are all certifiably great.
hud is a tough character to play as a lead because he’s sometimes lovable, but generally selfish and hateful. his nephew represents the next generation that has to make a choice between the old school superego of his grandfather and the new school id of hud. the ending left me wanting a bit more. overall, a well-executed work.
“You don’t look out for yourself, the only helping hand you’ll ever get is when they lower the box. ” – Hud