Monday, January 25, 2010
mouth of babes
'If you have it and you know you have it, then you have it. If you have it and don't know you have it, you don't have it. If you don't have it but you think you have it, then you have it.' - Jackie Gleason
'the hustler' is one great movie. based on the exceptional novel by one of the very best novelists, walter tevis, paul newman is faced with much more heft than jackie gleason's size. gleason plays 'minnesota fats' and delivers a stunning and graceful performance as the pool hustler who teaches newman more about winning than a mountain of cash ever could.
in real life jackie was: boxer, barker, pool hustler, actor, musician, and extremely popular television star of his own series. born in brooklyn, jackie has been duly honored with a highway sign spelling out his signature quote.