Artists in Action #315


Sean Connery plays bar billiards (1962)

5 comments:

mannorak said...

Not pool - rather bar billiards, a traditional British pub game now sadly almost extinct (at least in major cities).

See http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Bar-Billiards.htm

swac said...

Wait...do those things squirt poison gas or lasers?

Vanwall said...

Isn't this one of those forced perspective shots form "Darby O'Gill"?

Cinebeats said...

Thanks for the correction mannorak! Clearly I shouldn't be posting images after midnight.

Vanwall said...

You're not hanging around in bars enough, there's a good girl. A betting man's favorite, I played it once in a pub on the way to Donington Park, and even tho I practically grew up with a cue stick in one hand and sleeping on the pool table at home, it was much trickier than it looked, just like real billiards. Played real fast tho, so having a pint after each round was not recommended if I was to make it to the museum in any condition to appreciate the Vanwalls, so I left sharpish, poorer but wiser.