“The Silver Chalice,” directed through Victor Saville, is a historic epic a couple of Greek sculptor named Basil (performed through Newman) who travels to Jerusalem and Rome in an effort to craft Jesus Christ’s cup that was once used all the way through The Remaining Supper (by means of IMDb). Levy’s “Paul Newman: A Existence” discusses intimately how a lot Newman despised the movie on the time of its debut. “I used to be horrified and traumatized after I noticed the movie,” Levy quoted him as announcing. “I used to be certain my performing profession had begun and resulted in the similar image.” Newman believed that the movie had the respect of being the worst movie of the Nineteen Fifties.
His hatred of the movie lasted for years, and in 1963, Newman ran an promoting crusade in opposition to the movie. In accordance to Levy, Newman spent $1,200 on advertisements in Los Angeles newspapers telling other folks to now not watch the movie when it aired on native tv. As a lot of these campaigns have a tendency to, it had the other impact -– exposure generated through Newman’s anti-campaign generated extra pastime within the movie. Viewership rankings of the movie have been top, in spite of the reality the actor advised readers of the native papers, “Paul Newman apologizes each evening this week – Channel 9.”
There could also be many causes Newman disliked the movie, but person who stood out was once critics noting his resemblance to fellow lauded actor Marlon Brando. As Levy wrote, a number of critics remarked on their facial resemblances. This may occasionally have performed a task in Newman’s disdain for the movie.