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Cool Hand Luke
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Luke Jackson is a cool, gutsy prisoner in a Southern chain gang who, while refusing to buckle under to authority, keeps escaping and being recaptured. Nevertheless, the camp staff actively works to crush Luke until he finally breaks.
Any man who doesn't like this movie gets a night in the box.
Paul Newman was a legendary, gifted actor, and when I hear his name the first thing that comes to mind is Cool Hand Luke. The film is more than just a prison story, it is a fantastic character study about a man whom is incapable of conforming to the rules of society, both in and out of lock up. When we first see Luke, he is intoxicated and destroying parking meters by cutting off their heads. When the police arrive his reaction makes him seem merely like a drunk making a dumb decision, but as the film goes on it is obvious he simply cannot stop himself from breaking the rules, especially when faced with the strict routine of prison life.
Brilliant performances by the entire ensemble, but Paul Newman as Luke and George Kennedy as Dragline are clearly the stars here, stealing every single scene. A great film that I had not revisited in years.
When he's eating the eggs and starts doing squats and the camera rocks back and forth with him, oh, it's just the best thing ever. Conrad Hall, what a champ.
"What we've got here is failure to communicate".
Paul Newman has the bluest eyes of anyone I have ever seen. On blu ray they sparkle like diamonds just like this film. The quintessential chain gang movie this follows ex-war hero Newman on his road to self-destruction. Southern hospitality doesn't come much meaner than this as our Paul becomes the ultimate anti-hero in a cinematic landmark. Directed with aplomb by Stuart Rosenberg with a stellar supporting cast and a blistering performance from it's star man this is a wonderful film. Harry Dean Stanton,Dennis Hopper,Joe Don Baker,Anthony Zerbe and Oscar winner George Kennedy make up a cast of memorable screw-ups amid the baking southern heat. Newman brings to life one of the…
What a strange film. It's kind of like the Birdman of Animal House, or Shawshank of the Nerds. A prison film, but with the heart of a frat house comedy. I'm still not sure what to make of it.
I liked Newman a lot, though I can't say I was totally sold on some of the emotional beats that come for him part way through the film. As the quiet, but cocky, sly guy who could essentially run the joint without really saying a word, I thought he was awesome. He represents strength and hope to everyone there and you can see how invested they become in him later in the film.
There are some great sequences here, like when…
"He was smiling... That's right. You know, that, that Luke smile of his. He had it on his face right to the very end. Hell, if they didn't know it 'fore, they could tell right then that they weren't a-gonna beat him. That old Luke smile. Oh, Luke. He was some boy. Cool Hand Luke. Hell, he's a natural-born world-shaker"
War does strange things to a soul..His perspective on life completely changes...He does things which is not easy to comprehend...Lukas Jackson is a layered human being...He emanates cool defiance like very few characters in cinema..He is the embodiment of non conformity..Even after his demise he becomes a folklore hero...and has there ever been a more dazzling smile in cinema?
Cool hand luke is one of the best prison films there are. It's stoic preformance from Paul Newman is a highlight aswell as the great screen play. There are some truly memorable scenes that go down in pop culture history and a uplifting tale for anyone to enjoy.
In which Paul Newman eats a lot of eggs and it sure looks like George Kennedy ate a lot of potatoes to prepare for a role where he will be shirtless in nearly every scene. If they made this movie today Paul Newman would be played by Zac Efron and Seth Rogan would play George Kennedy, lets just say I'm glad they made this when they did.
The is an acknowledged classic and I agree with its appraisal its incredibly shot, surprisingly disturbing and the performances are top notch. I don't think even Marlon Brando could of done a good a job as Newman does here. Blu Ray looks good, overall a great flick will probably give this a re watch at some point.
Brilliant story. Brilliant acting. Brilliant symbolism. If you don't like this you can get in the box
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Fuck the Man.
Am I in a fraternity yet?
Yuta forra y asesina since always
Ein heimgekehrter Soldat wird nach einem alkoholgetränkten Akt des Vandalismus mit einer drakonischen Strafe belegt. Der Film schildert sein Leben in einem schwitzigen Südstaatengefängnis - und seine willensstarke Renitenz. Einer von Paul Newmans legendären, besten Filmen.
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