Even if you are not a fan of westerns, you will love Paul Newman in Hombre (DVD FIC HOM). Newman plays a loner who, having been raised by Native Americans, disdains the corruption and prejudice of local pioneer immigrants. He inherits a hotel and, as a result, is thrown together with the very folk he despises in a stagecoach headed for trouble.Hombre explores what various characters will do when they find themselves in a desperate situation, one that Newman's character vows is none of his concern.
Have your own film festival...Other Paul Newman movies in the library's collection are The Sting (1973), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Elizabeth Taylor (1958), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid(1969), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Our Town(1940),Road to Perdition, Hustler, Message in a Bottle , From the Terrace, The Long Hot Summer, and Hitchcock's Torn Curtain.
CPL also features Newman biographies. Browse call number "791.43028 NEW" in your local branch, or ask for assistance at the reference desk. Titles include Paul Newman, Superstar by Lionel Godfrey, Paul Newman by Elena Oumano (also in Large Print and Talking Book formats), No Tricks in My Pocket: Paul Newman directs by Stewart Stern, Paul Newman by Eric Lax, Paul Newman by Lawrence Quirk, Paul Newman by Daniel O'Brien, Paul Newman by J.C. Landry, and Paul Newman: a life in Pictures.
Entrepreneurs and fans of Newman's Own salad dressing may want to read his account of starting a business in his book, entitled Shameless Exploitation in the Pursuit of the Common Good.
Posted: Oct 02 2008, 04:11 PM by Mel 0 comments Filed under: Westerns [Edit Tags]