Electricity & Lust

Quick Tribute to Paul Newman

Posted in film by Sam Unsted on September 29, 2008

There are far too many much better informed and personal voices in the world to pay tribute to Paul Newman, but I thought a quick one can’t hurt.

Always among my favourite actors to have graced the screen, Newman was underrated and underappreciated to the end. He consistently chose well, sometimes bravely, and would always deliver a strong performance doing whatever was asked of him. Cool Hand Luke will go down as the classic of his career but The Hustler, Hud, The Verdict, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Slap Shot, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof… a wonderful career played out with grace and presence.

The man will be missed greatly and therefore, for the week, I will be devoting some time to some of his best work. I would urge you all to follow and appreciate the greatness of one of the finest screen actors of all time.


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  1. Daniel's Critical Corner said, on September 30, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Paul Newman was an American Original. He will be missed.
    My favorite Newman flicks: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, “Torn
    Curtain”, “The Sting” and “The Towering Inferno” !!!

  2. coffee fiend said, on January 10, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Paul Newman is a legend for his work in movies, and he’s a stud for all his work outside of movies

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