Sunday, December 26, 2010

Cool Hand Luke

Paul Newman is a sent to jail where he's working on a chain gang. Also starring George Kennedy and lots of familiar faces from American film and tv, including Dennis Hopper and Harry Dean Stanton, directed by Stuart Rosenberg.

-What we got here is a failure to communicate.
-Oh yeah? What's the problem?
-You, jerk face. You think this movie is any good?
-Yes, it's one of the classic anti Establishment films from the late 60s / early 70s. It reminded me of both Papillon and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.
-Is it as good as those films?
-Yes, I think so. It's got the two famous scenes, the woman doing the carwash infront of the chain gang and the one with Newman eating 50 eggs. Those are real movie moments. And there can be something strangely uplifting about prison movies, about how the spirit can't be broken.
-You're full of shit!
-Says who?
-Says me, that's who!
-Oh, yeah?!


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