Wednesday, 1 October 2008

All hail Paul Newman

Nothing I write can do this screen god real justice. Paul Newman was a Hollywood great and produced an array of diverse and entertaining films. Everyone will have their favourite and for their own reasons. I loved these:
Cool Hand Luke
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Long Hot Summer
Absence of Malice
The Hustler
Winning - in fact I loved car racing due to this film and Steve McQueen's Le Mans, Newman and McQueen both kings of cool as an aside they are two of the finest American actors of all-time, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman dominated the often underrated classic films of the 1960’s and eventually starred together in the 1974 disaster picture The Tower Inferno. After the Inferno, McQueen who battled cancer, only made a few more films, with Tom Horn his final role before his 1980 death.

I enjoyed:
The Sting and Butch Cassiday and the Sunshine Kid for his unadulterated charm.
The Colour of Money
Road to Perdition - how fine did he look

and who can forget his brilliant voice over as Doc Hudson in Cars.