Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman Dies

After Sidney Pollack and Yves Saint Laurent, another legend of the arts leaves us this year.

My sharpest remembrance of Paul Newman is as Brick from Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, a movie that positively scared me off marriage, much like Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf. Yet, he leapt off the screen in the rarely mentioned Nobody's Fool and turned a Pixar character, Doc, into the stuff of animated legends. I loved his quiet countenance and low-key persona, the antithesis of The Phoney Celeb that litters the current popular culture scene.
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