Monday, 12 November 2012

1963, Film: “Hud”

"Hud", an American western film, premiered on May 28, 1963. The title refers to an embittered and selfish modern-day cowboy Hud Bannon. The screenplay was written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., based on Larry McMurtry's 1961 novel "Horseman, Pass By", it was directed by Martin Ritt. The main stars are Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Neal and Brandon deWilde.
 
Synopsis
Hud Bannon (Paul Newman), a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches, represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There's a bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer (Melvyn Douglas)...
Melvyn Douglas and Paul Newman
Melvyn Douglas, Brandon deWilde and Patricia Neal
 
Main Cast
  • Paul Newman as Hud Bannon
  • Melvyn Douglas as Homer Bannon
  • Patricia Neal as Alma Brown
  • Brandon deWilde as Lon "Lonnie" Bannon
  • John Ashley as Hermy
  • Whit Bissell as Burris
Brandon deWilde, Melvyn Douglas and Paul Newman
Brandon deWilde and Paul Newman
 
Awards
  • National Board of Review award for best actress: Patricia Neal (1963)
  • National Board of Review award for best supporting actor: Melvyn Douglas (1963)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for best actress: Patricia Neal (1963)
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for best screenplay: Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank Jr. (1963)
  • Venice Film Festival, OCIC award for Martin Ritt (1963)
  • Writers Guild of America Award for best written American drama: Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch (1964)
  • Academy Awards, Oscar for best actor in a supporting role: Melvyn Douglas (1964)
  • Academy Awards, Oscar for best actress in a leading role: Patricia Neal (1964)
  • Academy Awards, Oscar for best cinematography, black-and-white: James Wong Howe (1964)
  • BAFTA Film Award for best foreign actress: Patricia Neal (1964)
  • Laurel Awards, Golden Laurel for top female dramatic performance: Patricia Neal (1964)
  • Laurel Awards, Golden Laurel for top male dramatic performance: Paul Newman (1964)
  • Laurel Awards, Golden Laurel for top male supporting performance: Melvyn Douglas (1964)
Patricia Neal

Trailer

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