Paul Newman passed away on the 26th of September. May the man rest in peace.
My work colleague and blog regular Matt Etheridge alerted me to this sad fact today, I hadn’t heard, it’d been a busy weekend. He followed up with “you’ll be doing something about him on the blog then?” to which I initially thought, “yeah, of course I will”
Tonight, as I sat down to pen (or type) a comprehensive and heartfelt tribute, the realisation hit me……..
I haven’t seen a Paul Newman picture since I was a little boy….. And that was TOWERING INFERNO…
He’s an actor I’ve always seemed to miss. I’ve only got 2 of his films in my collection, THE HUSTLER (Which I’m definately watching as SOON as I’ve finished here) and TORN CURTAIN. I’ve watched The Hustler once but it doesn’t count as I was really drunk and I’ve tried to watch Torn Curtain 3 times but can never get through it. The phone always goes, I have to go out, I GET BORED!
So…. I’m sorry Paul, what can I say? Not much with any authority or knowlege.
I’m a new man learning about Newman, tonight it starts with THE HUSTLER. I’d appreciate a recomendation of where in his career I should go next.
………. I can almost hear Matt sharpening his knives of disdain on the grindstone of contempt.