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Question of the day: which Newman movie are you going to watch?

Posted at 10:55 AM on September 30, 2008 by Euan Kerr (5 Comments)

Film folk die all the time, but it's only the death of Paul Newman which has had me thinking about going back to explore his filmography. The question is, with so many movies to his credit, which to chose? Lists are easy to find, but what do you think?

"Sometimes a Great Notion" is on my list, as is "Hud." I recently re-watched "Cool Hand Luke" which was a real treat. "Butch Cassidy" I have seen many times and also "The Sting," but what about the others?

"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" clearly, "Slapshot?" A double bill with "The Hustler" and "The Color of Money?" There are so many choices and so little time.

Any and all suggestions are welcome. Also if you haven't already heard NPR's Bob Mondello paying tribute to Newman, it's a fine way to spend 8 minutes.

Comments (5)

I watched The Long Hot Summer - a bit cheesey - but he and his wife met and fell in love during it. A a fun period piece.

Posted by wendy gaskill | September 30, 2008 11:33 AM

Looks like fun at least on IMDB!

Posted by Euan Kerr | September 30, 2008 1:46 PM

Wendy is right. The Long Hot Summer is the first movie I thought of. I wouldn't say it is cheesy!

Posted by stephanie curtis | September 30, 2008 2:51 PM

I Loved the movie Cool Hand Luke,like alot of Mr. Newmans movies can't tell you how many times I've seen. Will be missed!!!

Posted by kim | September 30, 2008 4:45 PM

Was he not a bit part in the documentary "bowling in Columbine" or something. He didn't come over as very nice and liked guns..... I can't remember him in any other film.

Posted by Fiona Mungavin | October 6, 2008 10:00 AM

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