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The Sting Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Redford, Paul Newman

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In 1930s Chicago, young con man Johnny Hooker (Redford) seeks revenge for the murder of his partner. He hooks up with older and more experienced con artist Henry Gondorff (Newman) to pull a big con on the mob boss Doyle Lonnegan (Shaw). Veteran director George Roy Hill did a beautiful job with this 1973 classic, which won seven Oscars, from best film and direction to costume design, art/set direction, and music (Marvin Hamlisch arrangements of the timeless rags of Scott Joplin -- which date a couple decades before the time of the story, but they FEEL perfect). Ray Walston and Eileen Brennan may also be glimpsed among the cast. A delightful, not-too-dark caper movie.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus




This movie features excellent performances from both Redford and Newman. Newman, an ex-con, teaches Redford the ropes in a prohibition-age setting. Both characters seek the monetary downfall of a crime boss who has killed a mutual friend of theirs. It is a fun comedic movie with an excellent surprise ending.
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Script Analysis of The Sting

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 25%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 15% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's    -   1900-1920's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago Misc setting    -   moving train    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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