This was a film I was convinced I’d watched loads of times, but gave it another watch because I tried REALLY hard to remember what it was about, and couldn’t. It later occurred to me that I never actually watched it – I just used to watch the opening credits Over and Over and Over again because I was trying to learn to play Scott Joplin’s “The Entertainer” on the piano at the time.

Yes, this was made in 1973 and YES times have changed a lot.  I really liked this though: the film had a certain wink and swagger to it that was cheeky and charming, without lapsing (too much) into sexism. You could probably see the ending approaching from a mile off, but it did make me smile.

Seemed like a LOT of effort to go to for $500,000 though. 👍

The Sting