THUNDER BAY – Entertainment – Classic movies are comfort movies just like comfort food. Especially on a cold Canadian winter day, or when the entire television day is engaged in the Super Bowl© or other championship sports. Today via your laptop, Ipod, Ipad, or smart devise you can simply tune in a classic movie and enjoy it.
Classic Movies are Comfort Movies
One of the classic movies is Oscar Award winning movie The Sting. The Sting was hugely successful at the 46th Academy Awards, being nominated for 10 Oscars and winning seven, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.
This classic from ‘way back’ in 1974 featured Robert Redford and Paul Newman.
The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who previously directed Newman and Redford in the western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
This pair featured this dynamic movie duo working their way through a series of events to get back at the mobsters who murdered their friend.
The con game classic was often repeated on television shows like The Rockford Files with James Garner who would set up similar elaborate schemes.
Release date: 10 January 1974
User Votes: 8.4
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Drama,
MPAA Rating: image
Runtime: 129 minutes
The Sting – 1973
Recapture “the STING Experience”. REMEMBER HOW GOOD THE FEEL WAS THE FIRST TIME (re-release)
Plot: In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
Story: When a mutual friend is killed by a mob boss, two con men, one experienced and one young try to get even by pulling off the big con on the mob boss. The story unfolds with several twists and last minute alterations.
Did you know: The movie is based on the real-life exploits of grifter brothers Charley and Fred Gondorf, whose experiences culminated in a scam similar to the one shown in the film, known in 1914 as “the wire” or “the big store”. Unlike the movie, however, the actual “mark” was more than happy to testify against Charley Gondorf, the front man of the scam, and he spent time in Sing Sing, as did his younger brother a year later for running another scam. Both served a few years and were release
Watch The Sting
Classic moves are online. You can go to Itunes, where the movie can be purchased for $14.99 or rented for $4.99. You can go to Netflix Canada and sign up and watch the movie too.