08 December 2007

HUD [con't]

The film HUD was based on the Larry McMurtry novel HORSEMAN PASS BY and the story in the book did not actually focus on HUD but on Lonnie. There were several other major changes from book to film. The mother character was alive in the book and the 'housekeeper' that Hud is attracted to was actually black. Nonetheless, Patricia Neal gave an outstanding performance as the housekeeper Alma, as you can see from this clip [man I feel like a program director on UHF channel 78 with these clips. So much for a slow news week!]

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