Paul Newman, Behind Blue Eyes

American Culture, American History, Film & Film History, Jewish Film, Jewish Highlights
Pierre-François Gaudry
52 minutes

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Synopsis

His beauty, masculinity and intelligence, and of course the color of his eyes, have followed Paul Newman throughout his life. Annoyed by the incessant references to his apparent sex appeal, the actor did everything he could to change the perception of him as a seducer. However, even in his most unsympathetic roles, he continued to captivate audiences around the world.

Consistently challenging both the stereotypes and the celebrations of Hollywood, Paul Newman preferred to exercise his freedom of thought. After enrolling in the Actors Studio in the early 1950’s, Newman had played in over 60 films, working with some of the most iconic directors in film history. Although relatively under the radar, his career as a director, with a dozen films under his belt, reflects the diversity and richness of his artistic vision.

Modest, shy, secretive, and determined to protect his own privacy, Newman did not give himself up easily and often used his humor to distance himself from the media frenzy. We will go through his films, his passions, his political views and civic battles, to discover the life and personality of the actor, the family man, and the philanthropist, hiding behind his blue eyes.

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Director

Pierre-François Gaudry studied information and communication technologies from 1984 to 1987 at the Higher School of Economic and Commercial Sciences and in 1988 at CELSA of the University of Paris IV. From 1991 to 1993, he worked in the Paris region for a Romanian company then from 1995 to 2001 acquired experience in the field of cinematographic production within the subsidiary of France Télévisions France Télévisions Distribution.

Since then, he has produced films himself. Some of them were broadcast on the broadcaster arte. Some of them have received awards; For example, Le genie magdalénien (2009) received the International Archaeological Film Festival 2009 in Brussels and the Audience Award at the Objective Prehistory Festival 2012 in Pech Merle. For the production of Le charisme politique (2007) he received the grand prize at the European Scientific Film Festival in Vienna

Gaudry studied information and communication technology from 1984 to 1987 at the École supérieure des sciences économique et commerciale and in 1988 at the CELSA of the University of Paris IV. From 1991 to 1993 he worked in the Paris region for a Romanian company and then from 1995 to 2001 gained experience in the field of film directing at the France Télévisions subsidiary France Télévisions Distribution.

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