While traveling this past weekend, I popped in a copy of The Color of Money and was really impressed at how well the movie stands the test of time. Sitting on a cramped airplane, I was blown away at how riveting the movie still is. After I landed, I was curious about the title, so I did a little digging.
According to Wikipedia, “the color of money” refers to the fact that the color of pool table cloth is the same color as the US dollar. I understand the point, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dollar bill as green as a fresh cut of Simonis cloth.
The other tidbit I found was related to the influence of the movie on one of the best selling (and best known) games of all time. Apparently John Carmack, the founder of id Software, named his groundbreaking game Doom after this scene.