- Table ronde
- Quai Voltaire
- 2 Novembre 2023
Dix fois nommé aux Oscars, Paul Newman obtient finalement la récompense du meilleur acteur en 1987, pour La Couleur de l'argent. Sa filmographie compte une soixantaine de rôles, parmi lesquels La Chatte sur un toit brûlant, L'Arnaqueur, Le Plus Sauvage d'entre tous, Luke la main froide, Butch Cassidy et le Kid, Le Verdict et Les Sentiers de la perdition. Mais son talent ne s'arrête pas aux plateaux de cinéma. En tant que pilote de course, Newman a remporté plusieurs championnats nationaux. Par ailleurs, militant politique et humanitaire, il a collecté et donné près d'un milliard de dollars à de nombreuses organisations caritatives, en particulier celles dont il est le fondateur. Paul Newman a eu six enfants et a été marié pendant cinquante ans à l'actrice Joanne Woodward. Il est décédé en 2008 à l'âge de quatre-vingt-trois ans. Stewart Stern, ami de longue date de Paul Newman, fut son confident lors des enregistrements qui composent ce livre. Il est surtout connu pour avoir écrit le scénario des films La Fureur de vivre, The Rack et Rachel, Rachel, réalisé par Paul Newman. C'est en 1986, année de son Oscar d'honneur et de ses soixante et un ans, que Paul Newman s'assoit avec son vieil ami, le scénariste Stewart Stern, pour enregistrer des bribes de souvenirs destinés à la rédaction d'une biographie. Une entreprise de plusieurs années, pour laquelle Stewart Stern interroge également tous ceux qui ont gravité autour de la star hollywoodienne, sa famille proche, des amis et collègues acteurs, scénaristes, producteurs, mais aussi d'anciens camarades d'université ou de la marine. Quelques années après la mort de Newman, ce sont les retranscriptions de ces cassettes qui ont permis de raconter La Vie extraordinaire d'un homme ordinaire, témoignage intime sur ce que c'est que d'être le visage le plus admiré de la planète.
- Vintage usa
- 25 Juillet 2023
The raw, candid, unvarnished memoir of an American icon. The greatest movie star of the past 75 years covers everything: his traumatic childhood, his career, his drinking, his thoughts on Marlon Brando, James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor, John Huston, his greatest roles, acting, his intimate life with Joanne Woodward, his innermost fears and passions and joys. With thoughts/comments throughout from Joanne Woodward, George Roy Hill, Tom Cruise, Elia Kazan and many others.
A In 1986, Paul Newman and his closest friend, screenwriter Stewart Stern, began an extraordinary project. Stuart was to compile an oral history, to have Newmans family and friends and those who worked closely with him, talk about the actors life. And then Newman would work with Stewart and give his side of the story. The only stipulation was that anyone who spoke on the record had to be completely honest. That same stipulation applied to Newman himself. The project lasted five years.
The result is an extraordinary memoir, culled from thousands of pages of transcripts. The book is insightful, revealing, surprising. Newmans voice is powerful, sometimes funny, sometimes painful, always meeting that high standard of searing honesty. The additional voices--from childhood friends and Navy buddies, from family members and film and theater collaborators such as Tom Cruise, George Roy Hill, Martin Ritt, and John Huston--that run throughout add richness and color and context to the story Newman is telling.
Newmans often traumatic childhood is brilliantly detailed. He talks about his teenage insecurities, his early failures with women, his rise to stardom, his early rivals (Marlon Brando and James Dean), his first marriage, his drinking, his philanthropy, the death of his son Scott, his strong desire for his daughters to know and understand the truth about their father. Perhaps the most moving material in the book centers around his relationship with Joanne Woodward--their love for each other, his dependence on her, the way she shaped him intellectually, emotionally and sexually.
- 27 Octobre 2022
The raw, candid, unvarnished memoir of an American icon Several years before he died in 2008, Paul Newman commissioned his best friend to interview actors and directors he worked with, his friends, his children, his first wife, his psychiatrist, and Joanne Woodward, to create an oral history of his life. After hearing and reading what others said about him, Newman then dictated his own version of his life. Now, this long-lost memoir-90% Newman''s own narrative, interspersed with wonderful stories and recollections by his family, friends, and such luminaries as Elia Kazan, Tom Cruise, George Roy Hill, Martin Ritt-will be published. This book will surprise and even shock people, it reveals unknown sides of Paul Newman: funny and tragic, charming and insightful, personal and professional. Newman''s traumatic childhood is brilliantly detailed: his terrible relationship with his mother (he says she always considered him purely a decoration, not an actual child), his complicated relationship with his father (who once insisted eight-year-old Paul walk home several miles with a broken leg). He talks with extraordinary honesty, insight and humor, about his insecurities as a teenager, his lack of success with women, his feelings of failure. Tales of his army years feel like a movie in itself. His college years, his early yearnings to be an actor, learning his craft, his acting rivals at the beginning of his career (Brando and Dean), his films (good and bad) - he spares no one, including himself. He discusses the complicated relationship he had with his first wife, his son Scott''s death, and his guilt about that death. Perhaps the most moving material in the book comes when he discusses Joanne Woodward-their love for each other, his dependence on her, even their sexually charged life together.
- Mcgraw-hill education
- 1 Novembre 2018