Aug. 26, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST
Aug. 26, 2008, 12:30 a.m. CST
Jean Simmons was quite a dish.
Aug. 26, 2008, 12:32 a.m. CST
I really liked "The Ghost Ship". I stayed up til like 3 in the morning watching it because I really wasn't sure what was going to happen. Not too shabby for a lick from '43.
Aug. 26, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST
The 1993 comedy masterpiece FREAKED starring Alex Winter. One of the heights of American filmmaking.
Aug. 26, 2008, 1:44 a.m. CST
That is true dedication, sir.<p>I admit to being ignorant of early Paul Newman so The Rack and Until They Sail are on my queue. So excited for your Cat People review!
Aug. 26, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST
so much for that. Looking forward to seeing them at some point in my life though.
Aug. 26, 2008, 2:41 a.m. CST
You've got a great stretch coming up, including four by Val Lewton (although, warning, one is pretty much a stinker). The high light to me, however, is Robert Wise's "The Set-Up". The film - pun intended - packs quite a punch.
Aug. 26, 2008, 4:33 a.m. CST
by Mr Sidney James
Can I be so bold as to suggest a little British (well Scottish really) flick: Restless Natives. Featuring a relatively unknown cast (apart from Ned Beatty) I think it would make a nice addition to your list (so long as you've never seen it before)
Aug. 26, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST
One of the better yet sadly ignored boxing flicks - and the way thoughts about suicide were depicted in the Hayes Code era is equally fascinating. Loved some of the shots of the people in the crowd - the fat guy plowing through popcorn - the housewife who was thirsting for blood - I wouldn't be surprised if Kubrick found inspiration in this for his early noir-ish flix.
Aug. 26, 2008, 7:03 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Nothing coming up in the next week past the fifties? No CGI? Waaaa waaaa. This sounds like a good flick. I'm not sure how many Newman movies I've watched in my life. Sure, I've heard of the big ones, and seen a lot of them. But to learn more about his more obscure earlier works is great.
Aug. 26, 2008, 9:02 a.m. CST
Wish the distributors would start reading this column.
Aug. 26, 2008, 9:22 a.m. CST
are gonna make it twice as hard for ya when Ol' Butch kicks the bucket in a couple of weeks ... or, even days. (Not that I want it to happen. Just being realistic. I love Paul Newman.)
Aug. 26, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST
Great Paul Newman film I caught a few weeks ago. Highly recommended. Does anyone know if he ever did any supernatural/horror film(s). I know he did that Robert Altman sci-fi movie Quintet (haven't seen that one yet). Just askin'
Aug. 26, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST
by the beef
some of my favorite all-time films are in that Warners Val Lewton set. 7th VICTIM has my favorite all-time ending.
Aug. 26, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST
by the beef
Agreed about Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. I don't believe he's done anything in the supernatural or horror genres. He might've done some sci-fi television early in the 50s or something though.
Aug. 27, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST
Aug. 28, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST
Don't forget. Piper played the broken love interest of Neuman in "The Hustler."