Tag Archives: Paul Newman

November 2015 Viewing Diary

Spotlight (2015; d. Tom McCarthy) Excellent newspaper movie. I reviewed for Rogerebert.com. Supernatural, Season 11, Episode 4, “Baby” (2015; d. Thomas J. Wright) Perfection, both formally and structurally as well as emotionally and spiritually. Truth (2015; d. James Vanderbilt) Another … Continue reading

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Rachel, Rachel (1968); Dir. Paul Newman

It’s Joanne Woodward’s birthday today. A re-post of my thoughts on Rachel, Rachel, one of her best performances. By 1968, Paul Newman had garnered 4 Oscar nominations (for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Hud and Cool Hand … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Paul Newman

Paul Newman in “Slap Shot” Here’s the piece I wrote for House Next Door when Paul Newman passed away.

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Paul Newman’s TCM Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor

He gets her right. Not a lot of people did.

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Sweet Bird of Youth: “Hello There, Chance Wayne. Somebody Said You Were Back In St. Cloud, But I Didn’t Believe Them.”

New Directions has come out with new trade paperback editions of Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Night of the Iguana and The Rose Tattoo. I have received some review copies, and they are gorgeous new editions … Continue reading

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20 Favorite Actors

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The Books: “As I Am: An Autobiography” (Patricia Neal)

Daily Book Excerpt: Entertainment Biography/Memoir: As I Am: An Autobiography, by Patricia Neal This is one of those rare books where my response to it was, “Dear God, it’s me, Sheila. Could you please give Patricia Neal a break? Hasn’t … Continue reading

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A 50-Year Marriage: “Laughter and Lust”

3 photos (below the jump) from the extensive Vanity Fair slideshow made up of photos from Patricia Bosworth’s personal collection. Patricia Bosworth is a playwright and author, longtime member of the Actors Studio, and biographer of Montgomery Clift – excerpt … Continue reading

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Compilation of Paul Newman Links

For those of you out there as moved as I am by the passing of Newman, here are some compilations of links: Jim Emerson at the Sun Times has three links to in-depth tributes (and yeah, my piece at House … Continue reading

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The Siren’s tribute: “His Dedication to Acting”

The Self-Styled Siren brings her usual eloquence, passion, and specificity to her Newman tribute. Man, I love this woman’s eye for things. I know I have a pretty good eye … but she helps me see things … in post … Continue reading

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