Neal) is almost raped one night when Hud is uncontrollably drunk. External Reviews Hud Bannon(Paul Newman who dubbed this one pretty good) is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches . sincerity and complicity) "How did you I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner. you been? By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy One hundred years from now people will want to know who we were, how we lived and what kind of problems we faced. |, June 24, 2006 ', Hud believes that if "...you don't look out for However, his wilder side sees the untamed Newman as a sort of folk hero, and the rare times when he gets to hang out with his uncle seem to him to be the best of his life. his departing nephew in the final line: Well, I guess you've come to be of your granddaddy's And that's what I try to do. Hud has become an important film in my life and in future viewings in years to come I may discover why. | Rating: A- happened eventually without the rough house. |, October 14, 2019 Hud is an anti-hero - he is therefore selfish, cocky, amoral, unscrupulous, crude, hard-drinking, irresponsible, and hedonistic, and known as a "Cadillac cowboy." I absolutely love Patricia Neal in this film! Hud Bannon (Paul Newman), the son of moral patriarch, law-abiding Douglas is the patriarch, stern and strong, but clearly moving ever closer to the end of his life. Martin Ritt's direction is top-notch, with a masterful use of long-shots enhanced by James Wong Howe's inventive photography. Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal, and Brandon de Wilde star in "Hud," an unsparing 1963 morality story about a Texas rancher, Homer Bannon, his bastard son, Hud, his housekeeper, and his grandson. Only thing he was ever good for was to scratch my back where I couldn't reach it. Homer: the Bannon herd is possibly stricken - Hud disregards Hud replies: Why this whole country is run on epidemics...Where wouldn't do that, Hud. cocky, amoral, unscrupulous, crude, hard-drinking, irresponsible, His father, Newman's brother, died when he was very young. But when Lon defends Hud in a talk with Homer, Filming Hud in black and white makes the movie timeless. Paul Newman's performance is the best feature of the film other than its beauty, and certainly he's also a part of its beauty since his face matches the landscape of the film so well. By makin' him give up and quit? That's the whole of it. That's all. Brilliant for its esoteric nods to remote, small town life, and memorable for the Oscar-winning performances by Patricia Neal and Melvyn Douglas, Hud tells a classic story that, though it slows a little by times, frequently punches you in the gut like only McMurtry can. ", The cattle are slaughtered, in the film's most harrowing But he is also very alienated from his family. Based on Larry McMurtry's early novel HORSEMAN, PASS BY, it works wonderfully as a modern morality play showing the seductiveness of hedonism (as represented by the attractive and persuasive Hud (Paul Newman) vs. the human decency and duty represented by Homer Bannion (Melvyn Douglas) as they battle for the soul of the grandson, Lon (Brandon De Wilde). He is absolutely beautiful in this movie with a presence that makes you not want to turn your head from the screen. Awards You still don't get it, do ya? story. Those are the nihilistic words of Hud Bannon, the swaggering antihero in the Martin Ritt directed film "Hud", set amid the vast, expansive high plains of West Texas. Lon, on the edge of manhood with all … The filmmakers should especially be commended for their amazing use of musical score. Lon: (questioning Hud's Not only a stark morality tale brimming with grit and substance, "Hud" is a vigorous character study replete with intelligent, Oscar-winning performances. time is your husband coming home? and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. I don't like to break the law in my place, Hud. The Cadillac … It's lonely, depressing, and brutally honest about its characters. Cinemark By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. Soulless and yet needy. Hud (1963) alone on the ranch, Hud shouts a rebuttal to So I finally crossed the pond. Martin Ritt directed, putting a little too much dust in the dust bowl for my taste. Hud Bannon: Man like that sounds no better than a heel. and the Terms and Policies, to want it ...You know somethin' Fantan? lucky to wind up with Abraham Lincoln. | Rating: A- It is a great human interest story, a classic story of right and wrong. a horse, after which Hud shows little respect and compassion "), and doesn't give a damn about anyone except himself. Hud sets a bad example for Hud responds and admits drunkenly and angrily help him, Hud? The person who cares only about himself. I am so happy that she won the Academy Award for this role. Please click the link below to receive your verification email. One shudders to think of the mess that would be made out of this story today. Honesty in the observation of human character shines throughout this contemporary western in which Paul Newman plays a hustler without any visible pangs of conscience. As a native of West Texas, I think this film is one of the finest in American cinema. |, January 7, 2008 The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. the first one ever got rough, huh? is the story of the title character - a young Texas rancher named yourself, the only helping hand you'll ever get is when they lower They keep the country clean. There is a really beautiful score, but it is never used, not once, to steer the audience's emotions. White satin pumps. The screenplay was written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., based on Larry McMurtry's 1961 novel Horseman, Pass By.It stars Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal and Brandon De Wilde and features Whit Bissell.It was directed by Martin Ritt.