The on-screen chemistry between Paul Newman and Robert Redford is probably unmatched. With Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973), these actors with director George Roy Hill made two of the greatest, most entertaining films.
The classic buddy film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has aged very well in no small part to William Goldman’s smart script and Hill’s creative and spot-on direction. With the astoundingly beautiful Katharine Ross and one of the best movie endings in cinematic history, this film is a must-see and also one to repeatedly revisit.
You can find more information on this U.S. movie on Wikipedia and IMDb.
As always, we recommend you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Direction: George Roy Hill
Screenplay: William Goldman
Cinematography: Conrad L. Hall
Editing: John C. Howard, Richard C. Meyer
Score: Burt Bacharach
Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross
Great old western movie! Blackthorn was a pretty good and modern update from the 1969 movie. There’s a great book out that goes along with the Blackthorn theme and it’s all about if Butch Cassidy survived Bolivia. It’s called “Legends Lost” by Charlie Mac http://www.charliemacbooks.com and definitely worth checking out!
An incredible body of work is found between these actors. It’s hard to believe Paul Newman has passed and Robert Redford is over 80 yrs old. The world will be a sadder place without them both. You have a great site and thanks for checking out my blog (Prepare To Crossover.com).
Seen it more than once ! Beautifully done, good Actors and great music !
This is one of the first “grown up” films I saw in a theater as a kid. I enjoyed the story, the action, and the humor greatly, but the thing that really stuck out to me was the scene with Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head for the soundtrack. The notion of music completely unrelated to the story complementing the visuals really intrigued me.
I think Paul Newman and Robert Redford’s off-screen friendship really helped in the two movies they made together. Their chemistry seemed natural and unforced because it was natural and unforced. I loved this film as a boy. I have the DVD now, but getting my kids to sit down and watch it with me seems an impossibility. I should never have let on that there are no robots, wizards or monsters.
It was my father who sat me down to watch amazing films such as this one as a teenager. He also sat me down countless times to listen to some of his favourite classical music. I never shared his taste in music but, as luck would have it, I naturally shared his taste in films. Nothing can be forced, I guess, when it comes to kids!
You’re right! Even within the same family, tastes simply differ sometimes. 🙂