PG | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
George Roy Hill made choices that would utilize certain stylistic techniques of the 1930s. For instance, he decided to use an old-fashioned Universal logo from the period at the beginning of the film, immediately evoking a nostalgic tone for The Sting. Hill also ... ...
Can you get a mob together?
Henry Gondorff: After what happened to Luther, I don't think I can get more than two, three hundred guys.
In the alley where Hooker, Luther and Erie Kid are playing a con on Mottola, and Hooker is "fighting" with Erie Kid while Mottola watches, Hooker grabs a wooden crate from a pile of garbage to fight off the Erie Kid. In the next shot, the box has changed significantly from a low, long dark box, to a white, shorter and steeper box.
The opening animated logo for Universal Pictures is in 1930s style, matching the movie's setting, instead of the 1970s version.
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