Paul Newman Collection: Hud / Shadow Makers / Twilight (3 Discs) £ 2.69 from play
Paul Newman Collection: Hud / Shadow Makers / Twilight (3 Discs) £ 2.69 from play

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Hud: Paul Newman is Hud, a man at odds with his father, tradition and himself. Hud's only interests are fighting, drinking, hot-rodding his Cadillac and womanising. Melvyn Douglas is the father, an old-line cattle rancher, and Patricia Neal is the understanding and appealing housekeeper. Academy Awards went to Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas and James Wong Howe's brilliant cinematography.

Shadow Makers: Based on the true events surrounding the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built, Shadow Makers is the story of brilliant scientist Robert Oppenheimer who supervised the work on the now infamous "Manhattan Project".

Directed by Oscar-nominated Roland Joffe, the film focuses on the link between the progress of science at all costs, deep moral ambiguities and the effects of the project on the individuals involved. Paul Newman plays the military general overseeing the Manhattan Project. His deeply cynical and uncompromising portrayal of a man determined to succeed, no matter what, is the catalyst for the dramatic tensions in the film.

Shadow Makers delicately captures the internal struggles of the individual's experience, set-against the dominance of a greater power that manipulates them to its needs and that is eternally present like a sinister shadow in the background of their lives. John Cusack and Laura Dern are excellent in supporting roles and play out the devastating affects of atomic warfare in a sensitive and provoking manner. The authenticity and attention to detail consolidate a gripping and thoughtful view on the true events surrounding the invention of the atom bomb.

Twilight Some people can buy their way out of anything. Except the past.

Paul Newman plays Harry Ross, a burned-out private eye who's plunged into a murder mystery tied to a long-unsolved case of Hollywood dreams, schemes and cover-ups. Susan Sarandon and Gene Hackman are among the locals who inhabit a Tinseltown world of privilege and sleaze, sexuality and desperation, trust and double-cross.

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