Saturday, October 11, 2008

TCM Tribute to Paul Newman on October 12

Turner Classic Movies will be paying tribute to Paul Newman on Sunday, October 12th, with an 11-film marathon.

The titles being shown include HUD, SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME, and COOL HAND LUKE. I plan to record HUD for future viewing.

The only films in the marathon I've seen thus far are CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and UNTIL THEY SAIL, which are both excellent. I own the Deluxe DVD version of CAT, which includes a featurette and a commentary track. It's a gorgeous print.

UNTIL THEY SAIL is a very interesting film based on a story by James Michener. It chronicles four sisters in New Zealand and how their lives are changed by American soldiers stationed in their town during WWII. Jean Simmons is a young widow who falls in love with Newman; her sisters are played by Joan Fontaine (a moving performance), Piper Laurie, and a very young Sandra Dee. The movie was directed by Robert Wise. It's available on video; I'd love to see it released on DVD.


Blogger Dana said...

Thanks for the update, Laura. I've been waiting for TCM to announce this!

10:12 PM  
Blogger Patrick Roberts said...

I have always admired Paul Newman for putting his money to work in such productive ways... i buy Newman's Own stuff because it's high quality stuff and the proceeds go to good causes

3:12 PM  

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