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David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES "Billiards on the Big Screen The Color of Money"

Summary: David Alciatore, PhD ("Dr. Dave") ILLUSTRATED PRINCIPLES
"Billiards on the Big Screen The Color of Money"
Note: Supporting narrated video (NV) demonstrations, high-speed video (HSV) clips, and
technical proofs (TP) can be accessed and viewed online at billiards.colostate.edu. The
reference numbers used in the article (e.g., NV A.7) help you locate the resources on the
website. If you don't have access to the Internet, or if you have a slow connection (e.g., a
modem), you may want to view the resources from a CD-ROM instead. To order one, send a
check or money order (payable to David Alciatore) for $21.45 (includes S&H) to: Pool Book CD;
626 S. Meldrum St.; Fort Collins, CO 80521. The CD-ROM is compatible with both PCs and
This is the second article in my "Billiards on the Big Screen" series, where I illustrate and
describe interesting shots from movies with major billiards themes. Last month, I presented some
shots from the classic billiards flick: "The Hustler." By the way, if you want to refer back to any of
my previous articles and online resources, you can access them online at
billiards.colostate.edu. This month's article deals with the huge box-office success: "The Color
of Money." In my next two articles, I will show shots from "Pool Hall Junkies" and "Donald in
Mathmagic Land."
"The Color of Money" (1986, Touchstone Pictures) is the story of two hustlers who teach
each other a few things about pool and life. Fast Eddie Felson (played by Paul Newman), a
seasoned hustler, discovers Vincent (played by Tom Cruise), an immature and young hustler with


Source: Alciatore, David G. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University


Collections: Engineering