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107 min.
United States United States
Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr.. Novel: Larry McMurtry
Elmer Bernstein
James Wong Howe (B&W)
Paramount Pictures
Drama | Small Town Life (North-american). Southern Gothic
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Larry McMurtry Adaptations
Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."
1963: 3 Oscar: Actress (P. Neal), Supporting Actor (M. Douglas), Cinematography. 7 Nominations
1963: Golden Globes: 5 Nominations, including Best Film - Drama
1963: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Actress (Neal). 3 Nominations
1963: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (P. Neal) & Screenplay. 5 Nominations
1963: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1963: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Drama Screenplay
1963: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
1963: National Board of Review: 3 awards including Best Actress (Neal)
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