Scorsese honours Newman, says film history unthinkable without him

September 30th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI  

London, September 30 (ANI): Director Martin Scorsese has said that the film history would be unthinkable without the legendary actor Paul Newman.

The movie mogul had directed Newman in The Color of Money and summed up his precious recollections of working with the late actor, who died of cancer at his Connecticut residence on September 26.

“It’’s a great loss, in so many ways, the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

He said: The history of movies without Paul Newman? It’’s unthinkable. His presence, his beauty, his physical eloquence, the emotional complexity he could conjure up and transmit through his acting in so many movies - where would we be without him?

“In From the Terrace or The Hustler or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or The Verdict or Nobody’’s Fool, to name just a few pictures that come to mind, he’’s more than just iconic.

“His powerful eloquence, his consummate sense of craft, so consummate that you didn”t see any sense of effort up there on the screen, set a new standard.

“But in addition to being a great actor, one of the greatest really, he was also such a fine, caring man. I will miss him greatly.” (ANI)

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