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Hud

Directed by Martin Ritt
United States, 1963
Drama

Synopsis

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.

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Hud Directed by Martin Ritt

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1963 | Winner: OCIC Award

Academy Awards

1964 | 3 wins including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1964 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1963 | 3 wins including: Best Actress

BAFTA Awards

1964 | Winner: Best Foreign Actress

1964 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Critics reviews

Shot in black and white, the film evokes a tempered nostalgia for a grittier but simpler West. As David Kehr put it, the film puts “a little too much dust in the dust bowl,” but it is nonetheless effective in drawing a stark contrast between rudderless Hud and his principled father; where the west was and where it is going.
February 15, 2013
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Hud’s father is utterly false as a character because he refers back to a legend in which the authors of Hud have never believed. Directors like Ford and Ophuls, who genuinely mourn the past, never malign the present, whereas a dude director like Martin Ritt would have deplored the Old West in much the same obvious terms he deplores the New.
June 27, 1963
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