Monday, September 29, 2008

Picture Monday: The Towering Inferno Screencap

"I don't know. Maybe they oughta just leave it the way it is.
Kind of a shrine to all the bullshit in the world."

The Towering Inferno was my cinematic introduction to Paul Newman. Not exactly the most classiest role, and most certainly not the best in his storied career (-- and for the record, judging by what I've seen, I think that honor belongs to Hud), but it will always be one of my favorites: an Über-talented architect, well aware of his culpability, but doesn't shirk his responsibilities, who bucks the muckety-mucks and meets the problem head on and with the throttle wide open.

Rest in peace, good sir.