Saturday, September 27, 2008

Paul Newman Accepted The Challenge

Odd that both the New York Times and the BBC, two of the biggest new sites don't list "Exodus" among the first list of Newman's films.

The LATimes doesn't include the film in the list of his "best films" to be picked by readers. CNN includes it.

And it goes without saying that this part of his biography is missing:

His father was Jewish and his mother was born to a Slovak Catholic family at Ptičie (formerly Peticse) in the former Kingdom of Hungary, now in Slovakia...Newman had described himself as Jewish, stating that, "it's more of a challenge".[Skow, John. - "Verdict on a Superstar". - TIME. - December 6, 1982]

A short film clip from 1959 on the filming of "Exodus" can be seen here.

So, his Jewish background and Israel connection are avoided by mainline media outlets. They couldn't face the challenge.

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