Talk:American Hustle

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Genre[edit]

The movie isn't a comedy, nor a drama. It isn't even a comedy-drama. I suggest to leave it as a "crime film". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.180.17.237 (talk) 08:14, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Third party articles and reviews refer to it as a comedy or a comedy drama. --Tenebrae (talk) 14:00, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Soundtrack section[edit]

Came to the page to look up the soundtrack, there's nothing listed. So I'm creating one. The music used in the film is a big part of its marketing and appeal. Walterego (talk) 15:13, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

In 1978, Estonia was a part of the Soviet Union ...[edit]

... so what ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.127.168.162 (talk) 18:23, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Historical accuracy[edit]

I'm gonna go ahead and delete everything in the introduction that's turgid butthurt editorializing. There's a reason that only "some of this happened" is sourced, the rest Is BS. let the facts speak for themselves and allow the reader to decide for themselves what kind of attempt the movie made.

I'm changing it to:

American hustle opens with the unusual tagline "Some of this actually happened." The events depicted onscreen are only loosely based on the abscam scandle, and there are several dramatic departures from the record of that event.


Now, I don't have time at the moment to go through the rest of this section and edit it for tone (right now it reads like it's condemning poetic license in general, despite the film making no bones about being a fictional account), but somebody should. And maybe I will later on. Great movie, doesn't deserve the vaguely impolite treatment it gets in this section.

Entrapment[edit]

The article currently includes this sentence:

Richie devises a plan to entrap Carmine, despite the objections of Irving and of Richie's boss, Stoddard Thorsen.

But, as the linked article explains, it would be a legal defense for Carmine to show that the FBI had entrapped him. Many criminal defendants, especially those arrested in sting operations, claim that they were entrapped. The FBI would certainly not plan to entrap the subject of an investigation.

I notice there's a sting operation article. I'll rephrase that sentence and link to that. TypoBoy (talk) 02:33, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Plot[edit]

There must be a way to make the plot section shorter...--MJ for U (talk) 05:39, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Citation for Senator Harrison A.Williams[edit]

Why is a citation required for Anthony Zerbe playing a character based on Harrison A Williams, considering that he was mentioned as a senator in the film and Harrison was the only senator involved with Abscam. Humongous125 (talk) 14:21, 20 July 2014 (UTC)