Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hudsucker Proxy

The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 movie about ... well, struggles for power in the corporate suites.

The Coen brothers produced this movie, on the strength of their previous big hit, 1991's Barton Fink.

Hudsucker stars Paul Newman as a scheming corporate executive who sees opportunity when president Waring Hudsucker, played by Charles Durning, commits suicide in a startling opening scene.

Newman's character figures he'll install a dunce in the office of president, the stock price will tank, and that will make takeover easy. Of course, it doesn't work out for him, because the new president (played by Tim Robbins) invents the hula hoop.

Just waxing nostalgic, because it is easier than work. Which I had better get back to now.

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