6 Responses to “This industry needs an enema!”

  1. p00lriah says:

    i’ll disagree here. the boon brought about by a movie is a windfall at best. although i’m not discounting the media’s power to drive public interest, i think relying on movies would be akin to relying on handouts. not sure how we could survive on handouts. it’d be better if pool becomes a self-sufficient enterprise capable of making money on its own.

  2. Johnny says:

    I agree … with restrictions.

    I agree we need another big mainstream influence to catch the general public’s eye. But… I don’t think it should another movie about hustlers.

    Love the Batman reference!

  3. g2 says:

    THIS TOWN NEEDS AN ENEMA!! Ok seriously, I spit out my coffee! But you are 110% right. The jolt of excitement is LACK-ING!

    Well written Ms. Cherry! Let’s you and me make a movie … Call is Squared Cherries!! :)

  4. Thanks for the essay. Great job. And it’s certainly true that The Hustler created a windfall for pool. The sport was in the dumps before the film came out, but then emerged into a renaissance for about 10 years or so afterward. It also seems true that the public has demonstrated a real interest in the romance associated with action players. But at the same time, I don’t think just any ol’ movie about pool hustling helps. The 1961 film was crafted by a very respected filmmaker, starred three great screen actors, and was based on a great novel.

  5. John Biddle says:

    Way to put it on the line, Samm! I’m with P00lriah, though. No doubt a great movie would bring energy and lots of initial interest by folks new to the game, as it did twice before. But if fundamental problems aren’t fixed within the sport, the windfall will just be squandered.

  6. Samm D says:

    I know, I know. I just wanted to have a little fun with a very heavy topic.

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