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FLICK PICKS: Paul Newman movies
September 28, 2008  | By Diane Werts
 

[UPDATES BELOW, including Wednesday night Sundance Channel Iconoclasts hour with Robert Redford interviewing Newman -- see times below.]

Paul Newman may have died Friday, but his performances will live on via TV and DVD for decades to come. The first thing we did upon hearing of his passing was check the movie listings for Newman titles scheduled to air. Channels like Turner Classic Movies will probably announce last-minute program changes adding Newman to their lineups, but here's what we found in the meantime:

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (Tuesday at 5 a.m. ET, MoreMax) -- John Huston's 1972 comedy western ("If this story ain't true, it shoulda been") co-stars Anthony Perkins, Stacy Keach, Roddy McDowell, and even Huston as Grizzly Adams.

Harry and Son (Tuesday at 7:05 a.m. ET, Showtime2) -- Would-be writer Robby Benson clashes with Newman as his hardhat dad in a 1984 drama.

Butch-Cassidy.jpgThe Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'(late Tuesday/early Wednesday at 3:15 a.m. ET, Sundance) -- The offbeat western hit is explored in this 1994 hour featuring Paul Newman, co-star Robert Redford, director George Roy Hill and scripter William Goldman.


Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. ET, ActionMax) -- Here's the 1969 blockbuster itself, winner of four Oscars, for Goldman's original script, Conrad Hall's cinematography, Burt Bacharach's score, and his song with Hal David, Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head.

ADDED -- Iconoclasts (Wednesday at 6 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. ET, Sundance) -- Robert Redford's wide-ranging 2005 discussion with Newman expands past movies to encompass charity and entrepreneurship. Followed at 7 p.m. ET by The Making of 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.' Both shows repeat Saturday (at 2 and 3 p.m. ET).

ADDED -- Biography (Wednesday at 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET, BIO) -- Hourlong 1995 Paul Newman profile.

Cool Hand Luke (Saturday morning at 4 a.m. ET, MOJO) -- Here's an HD screening of prisoner Newman's 1967 "failure to communicate" with overseer Strother Martin.

The Verdict (Saturday at 5:10 a.m. ET, Cinemax) -- Newman should finally have won an Academy Award for Sidney Lumet's 1982 drama of a burned-out lawyer taking on the system. But he'd have to wait until 1986's consolation Oscar for The Color of Money.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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