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American Nightmares

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...I think films can change the way people think in a very, very small way. They are more a reflection of our times. The success of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Newman’s biggest hit since Exodus, took...

Creative Angst

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...I want to work and can’t. You can and don’t. With or without the Oscar, Newman’s triumph in The Verdict confirmed his career renaissance after several lean years. While he would never have another hit on the scale of The Sting...

A Barbed-Wire Soul

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...Hud – Hud and Alma (Patricia Neal) My daddy thinks that oil is something you stick in your salad dressing. Newman got his career back on track with Hud (1963),...

A Burning Sensation

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense! In January 1974, Joanne Woodward agreed to appear in August Strindberg’s play The Dance of Death, produced by Joseph Papp at New York’s Lincoln Center. She would co-star...

Out in the Cold

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...My daddy died without ever seein’ me as the star. After the blockbuster success of The Sting and The Towering Inferno, Newman had the commercial muscle to make any film he wanted. His first post-Inferno vehicle seemed an odd choice...

Down and Dirty

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...The Hustler – ‘Fast’ Eddie Felson Even if you beat me, I’m still the best. With the Exodus shoot behind them, Newman and Joanne Woodward headed for France, where...

Dixie Duse

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...Joanne Woodward – 1950s studio portrait I have been dedicated to acting since I was able to talk. Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on 27 February...

Elder Statesman

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...So, who’s got a hug for a lonely old man? The first half of 1998 proved a busy time for Newman. Shortly after Where the Money Is wrapped, he played a supporting role in Message in a Bottle (1999), produced by Warner Brothers....

Family Tragedy

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...I don’t think I’ll ever escape the guilt. By the time Quintet appeared in cinemas, Newman had endured the worst crisis of his life. For the past few years, Scott Newman had been a major source of concern, unable to get his life...

The Man from Shaker Heights

Daniel O'Brien

Daniel O’Brien is a journalist and film critic whose work has been published in many leading UK film and general interest magazines. He is the author of several previous books including Clint Eastwood: Film-maker, and Robert Altman: Hollywood Survivor. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Newman

Faber and Faber, 2004

Book chapter

...1950s studio portrait I wasn’t driven to acting by an inner compulsion. I was running away from the sporting goods business. Paul...