Monday, September 29, 2008

Requiem for a legend; RIP, Paul Newman

Sorry to be posting off-topic to my regular readers, if any, but I cannot stay quiet upon the death of a man who was my idol in many ways.

I saw Paul in Black and White, long ago, when his electric blue eyes weren't even a factor in his handsomeness on screen. A friend put it succinctly years later when he commented on "The Color of Money".

"Paul", he said, "dominated the screen. He reduced the rest to just pretty faces."

I cannot match the accolades Paul receives from his Hollywood companions but I can say this, "Paul, leave us a few angels!"

RIP, Paul, a legend beyond your lifetime.