Monday, October 6, 2008

Somebody up there likes me

Likes Paul Newman, I mean.
Happened to chance upon this old black and white movie starring Paul Newman in Turner Classic Movies.

It's the story of pugilist Rocky Graziano, a reckless, happy-go-lucky guy, finds himself in jail, the army, dishonorably disharged and went AWOL, met his match with an angel of a wife, and finally finds his place in the ring. Climactic title fight which he heroically wins by TKO in the 6th round. Underdog and bloodied, the works. Lucky guy.

Superb, awesome acting. This guy really deserves a tribute.
Few people know this guy is a philantrophist, his donations to charity exceeding $220 million.
Paul Newman died of cancer last September 26, at 83.
May God bless his soul.

The final scene goes like this:

Rocky: I'm really lucky. Somebody up there likes me.

Norma: Somebody down here too.


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