Posted at 10:55 AM on September 30, 2008
by Euan Kerr
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.
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.
Looks like fun at least on IMDB!
Wendy is right. The Long Hot Summer is the first movie I thought of. I wouldn't say it is cheesy!
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!!!
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.