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Cannes Film Festival 2013 Poster

The Cannes Film Festival has chosen a sexy photo of husband and wife Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward from their 1963 film, “A New Kind of Love,” directed by Melville Shavelson, as their all-important 2013 poster. The film festival runs from May 15 through May 26, 2013.

Cannes Film Festival 2013 Poster

The festival posters are always iconic. Last year, for the festival’s 65th anniversary, the poster featured a photo of Marilyn Monroe blowing out birthday candles.

The late Paul Newman is much missed. He really did have the bluest eyes in film history. My own real-life encounter was some two decades ago in a Broadway theater. I happened to turn around – I heard a low of murmuring in the theater – and saw a man in the audience with the brightest blue eyes I had ever seen. Then I took in the face and realized I was staring at Paul Newman. It was one of those surreal moments.

From my earliest youth he was one of my favorite film stars. Among my favorite movies are “Exodus,” “The Verdict,” “The Color of Money,” “Hud,” “The Sting” and, of course, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” And of course there were also the many movies he made with his wife, especially “The Long Hot Summer” (1958) and “Mr. and Mrs. Bridge” (1990).

Got a favorite Paul Newman movie? 

7 COMMENTS

  1. What a great poster. It makes me weepy thinking about him… and them…

    As for a favorite movie, I’d probably have to go with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Having him voice Doc Hudson in Cars was genius, too.

    Empire Falls has been in my to-watch pile forever.

  2. LOVE that! I watched “The Long Hot Summer” again recently, and all I can say is that “hot” is an understatement.

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