This past month the two main themes were: Korean cinema and Paul Newman.
Which I really liked. I laughed out loud, so that’s a good sign. I was amazed by the humour and as much by Paul Newman. I have seen several movies with Robert Redford, but those two guys together was real chemistry. Though the chase scenes were a bit too long in my opinion, with the repetition of “who are those guys?” every so often… but I really had fun watching this movie. The quote: “Don’t hit your mother with a shovel. It’ll leave a dull impression on her mind.” will forever be on my mind.
Hm. I don’t know what to say. I wouldn’t say it’s Newmans best film, even not having seen all the others he’s made. To begin with, the Roy Bean character is already a handfull to appreciate. I can only say this: how Newman acted with that bear (a real live one!!) was both frightning as funny.
- Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Newman is here a prisoner working on a chain gang on the side of the road. He is obstinate and does not want to conform to prison life. He plays it cool and defies the system. Which as a consequense also gives some entertainment to the other inmates. He tries several times to escape and succeeds for a while, to the inmates delight. But never for very long.
I am glad to have seen and liked Paul Newman films. And what ever my boyfriend may put in as an argument, I do believe that when Paul Newman smiles, they look alike… I am dead serious. I will have to watch more Newman movies with him to prove my point.