Articles tagged paul newman

The Difference Between Remembering and Watching an American Classic: ‘The Hustler’

Often associated with Minnesota Fats and the glamour of pool, The Hustler is more about the dark underside of the game and the lives of its lead characters, with Jackie Gleason's well-recalled turn as Fats playing only a minor role in the drama.

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28 Sep 2008 // 11:31 AM

PHILADELPHIA—If you’re looking for a dozen of Paul Newman’s best, you’d want to start here: “The Long, Hot Summer” (1958)—Newman and

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27 Sep 2008 // 1:54 PM

NEW YORK—Paul Newman, actor, philanthropist and businessman, died Friday of cancer at age 83, media reports said. The Academy Award-winner died at his home in

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12 Sep 2008 // 4:35 AM

COOL HAND LUKE 3 ½ stars CAST: Paul Newman, George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Lou Antonio, Strother Martin, Jo Van Fleet and Clifton James. DIRECTOR: Stuart Rosenberg

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Paul Newman’s Influential, Classic Performances in The Hustler and The Verdict

In an era of relatively reserved American cinema, when most actors would be concerned with their images as leading men, Newman was not afraid to experiment and go with his artistic impulses.

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12 Jun 2007 // 8:31 AM

Paul Newman finally won his best actor Academy Award in 1987, for reprising his role of pool shark Fast Eddie Felson in “The Color of Money.”

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Edward R. Murrow: The Best of Person to Person

He stood up to one of America's most notorious politicians and upheld the principles of truth and justice. It's just too bad Edward R. Murrow applied that strategy to everything he did, including celebrity interviews.

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Inside The Actors Studio - Icons

Tuning in to see stars at their most bat-shit loony is one of the most pure forms of contemporary American entertainment, so there is a grain of merit to be found in each episode.

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Historians and pulp comic fans knew their story, but most didn't. The enduring image of the affable outlaws was born in this classic 1969 film. That the story is fairly true to life is even more remarkable.

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8 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

Cars (2006)

Thrilling in its shiny surface detail, the NASCAR scene stretches before you like an anthropomorphized vista: this is the immediate future of animation, and Pixar, recently and loudly sold to Disney, means to own it.

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Robert Altman Collection: Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Robert Duvall, Carol Burnett - PopMatters

This uneven collection is a definite example of the adage 'when he's good, he's very good, but when he's bad, he's very bad'.

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28 Feb 2005 // 12:00 AM

Our Town (2003)

Our Town is revered for its simple structure and shorthand summation of the human journey.

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A New Kind of Love (1963)

The film offers up a timeless double standard: a man who has many sexual partners is considered masculine, but a woman with multiple partners is a slut.

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3 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

The viewer is left feeling that the Manhattan Project would have been a fantastic topic for a miniseries, but is an awful one for a 120-minute studio flick.

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9 Sep 2003 // 12:00 AM

Nobody’s Fool (1994)

Paul Newman plays Donald 'Sully' Sullivan, a shiftless 60-year-old forever dodging his responsibilities.

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12 Jul 2002 // 12:00 AM

Road to Perdition (2002)

The perfectly grim surface evokes eons of pain, as well as a highly stylized contemporary sensibility, not so much cynical as skeptical and self-aware.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Where the Money Is (2000)

Where the Money Is opens with two high school graduates — played improbably by Linda Fiorentino and Dermot Mulroney — cruising down a nighttime road in their

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A Crooked and Unseen Highway: lowercase - "She Takes Me"

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"The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.

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