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Revisit Paul Newman in Sydney Pollack’s Muckraker Drama ‘Absence of Malice’

Revisit Paul Newman in Sydney Pollack's Muckraker Drama 'Absence of Malice'

Paul Newman said the film was, in fact, a direct assault on The New York Post. Sally Field plays the unscrupulous newswoman and Newman is the target of her overreaching (and underhanded) journalistic crusade. Newman and co-star Melinda Dillon were nominated for Academy Awards along with the crackerjack screenplay by Kurt Luedtke.

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