Wednesday, October 01, 2008


Paul Newman did wonderful work in his later years. There was much talk about The Long Hot Summer, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Sweet Bird of Youth, From the Terrace, and all the iconic movies from a certain period, beginning with Hud. I loved Harper, The Drowning Pool, Slap Shot, The Verdict, and especially what he brought to those Richard Russo items, Nobody's Fool (Bruce Willis was also great in this) and Empire Falls. I'd like to see Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, and The Silver Chalice, mostly because I've read the books and would love in general to see what was done with them. Slap Shot and Nobody's Fool have real snow in them. In the roles he played in Slap Shot, Nobody's Fool, and Empire Falls, in particular, it's impossible to imagine anyone else at all. I plan to try some Fig Newmans (clever name!) very soon for the first time, in memoriam.


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