The Music of Chance (1993)


Whilst traveling across America living off the money from a large inheritance, ex-fireman Nashe has a chance meeting with Pozzi, a professional gambler and card shark. Nashe agrees to fund the penniless Pozzi in a game of poker against two eccentric millionaires, Flower and Stone, in an attempt to regain some of his spent fortune. This film is an almost exact translation of the novel by Paul Auster. 

Director: Philip Haas.
Writers: Philip Haas & Belinda Haas (screenplay), Paul Auster (based on the novel by).
Stars: James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Penn, Charles Durning, Joel Grey, M. Emmet Walsh, Samantha Mathis, Chris Penn, Pearl Jones, Jordan Spainhour, Paul Auster.


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One Comment

  1. John W Dickson
    June 10, 2024

    I’m happy I read the novel prior to watching this movie.
    The book and the film must be appreciated as separate modes of expression that don’t necessarily complement each other.

    The author cameo is a treat.

    A gift to be able to watch.
    Thank you John.

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