September 28th, 2008
I'm sure that by now you've all heard the sad news that Paul Newman passed away yesterday.
I think Robert Redford himself summed it all up perfectly: "There is a point where feelings go beyond words. I have lost a real friend. My life -- and this country -- is better for his being in it."
Current Mood: gloomy
I didn't want to believe it. His death leaves an ache in my heart.
That's a lovely quote, and it really does sum it perfectly. Thank you for sharing it.
Despite the fact that they told the press "Oh, we see each other once every five years or so" - yeah, right, guys! - Robert and Paul obviously had a true and meaningful friendship, and it irritates me that the lovely things they have said about each other over the years are not easier to find on the internet! :(
I, too, was hoping the stories of his death were a lie. I was hoping the stories of his illness were a lie, or an exaggeration. Sadly, it was not too be: for once, the media got it right, and I couldn't be more heartbroken over it!
On a more personal note: I am terribly sorry about the lack of reply to your email! It got buried under the full-page of subscription updates I get from the forum Gossip Rocks
! Shit! They come through once a week and I keep forgetting to try and change my account settings to get rid of most of them...
I will write to you now ! :)
I think Robert's eloquent words demonstrate how upset he truly is: I think it basically translates as, "I'm heartbroken that he's gone, now f*ck off and let me grieve in private!"
They really are beautiful words, truly heart-felt, and not at all the usual Hollywood hyperbole. You can tell that Robert's really hurting from this.
Oooh, and the quote is everywhere - it's the media's favourite quote to use in Paul's obituaries - but here's one copy of it
|Date:||September 28th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)|| |
The sky was a little greyer yesterday.
We've lost another Great American Hero.
Couldn't have said it better myself. I still can't believe that he's gone! :(
|Date:||March 5th, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)|| |
I apologise for the late, late,late reply, but I have only just stumbled across this magnificent LJ page. (I am a newbie by the way trying to get her LJ started and meet other Newman/Redford fans).
What is there to say about Paul Newman that hasn't already been said?
Even as a young lass of thirteen, I could see the blatant UST flash across the screen in waves as Butch and Sundance and Henry and Hooker had fun. Blue eyes meeting blue eyes like they were sharing something that the outside world was not privy to. There was a lovely interview Robert Redford did for the ABC shortly after Mr Newman passed away. It was a lovely interview and you could see the genuine sadnness in his eyes. Here is a quote from that interview. He was obviously privy to Newman's illness for a long time. I did tear up.
"I last saw him a few months ago. He'd been in and out of the hospital. I knew what the deal was, and he knew what the deal was, and we didn't talk about it. We talked about what was on our minds: the election, politics, what needed to be done. Ours was a relationship that didn't need a lot of words."
And another I love;
"Paul was very engaged at work. He was there. He liked a lot of rehearsal. But he was fun too. Whenever he'd make a mistake on set, he would enjoy it more than anybody. I'd look at him, and he'd look at me, and I'd say, "You're not fooling anybody. You're not staring at me intensely; you've lost your line." And he'd roar with laughter."
I have always admired Paul Newman for puttng his money to work in such productive ways... i buy his products from the grocery stores not only b/c they are high quality, but also because of the contribututions his company makes to charities