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Cool Hand Luke
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.
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…
This could very well be my favourite Paul Newman film ever. His performance is wonderfully understated, definitely one of his best roles. The notion of fighting to keep one's individuality under tyrannical rule has not been done better very often than in this film. Apart from it being a very intelligent film, with one of the best anti-heroes of all time it is also a beautifully shot film with incredible music by Schifrin. This should really be on everyone's watchlist, not only because of everything mentioned above, but especially for George Kennedy's performance. That's truly something else.
A damn good movie. The two main standouts to me was the endlessly charismatic and charming performance of Paul Newman, and Conrad Hall's brilliant cinematography.
Cool Hand Luke is a damn good film. Watching this, I realized that "the box" in Toy Story 3 was a reference to this movie. This film is brilliant. Paul Newman is one of my favorite actors, he has so much likeability and charisma to him. He is outstanding in this film. The direction and cinematography is on point. And wow, what an ending. This is one great film.
For some reason I always thought this was a western instead of a movie about a guy that can eat a lot of eggs. Great flick though.
"Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand"
categorized along with "Butch Cassidy"
My god, Paul Newman
A classic look at the weight of carrying other people's expectations.
A great coming of age classic that reminds me a lot of Steve McQueen and The Great Escape. Paul Newman just has that look. The film just ended not ten minutes ago, and I could watch it again right now.
If you don't like this movie you are a fuckwad.
Il prison movie che ha contribuito alla leggenda di Paul Newman, è un solido film che si concentra sulla disperata libertà sopra ogni cosa. Apprezzabile e decisamente ben interpretato (oltre il cocciuto e imperscrutabile Newman, va menzionato l'ottimo Kenndy ,premiato con l'oscar), peccato solo per il mal gestito messaggio anarchico che zavorra un po' il tutto. Nonostante non manchino i momenti riusciti, Rosenberg alla regia si conferma un discreto mestierante e nulla più. Comunque sia, una delle vette nella filmografia del regista.
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