Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cool Hand Luke

"What we've got here is failure to communicate". Up there with the most famous of lines uttered in the history of film yet most can't tell you where it is from or who uttered it. COOL HAND LUKE is of course the answer and the line was spoken by the late Strother Martin. That line aside, this film is all about the great Paul Newman who notches another amazing perfomance on the ol' leather belt. This one is worth watching for the egg eating scene if nothing else but one can't ignore the sheer numbers of star power presetn here. George Kennedy, J.D. Cannon, Morgan Woodward, Clifton James, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton and Anthony Zerbe in his film debut, all of them surrounded by an alumnus of character actors making this a smogashborg of who is that and where do I know him from. Meanwhile Stuart Rosenberg directs this light hearted yet tragic tale to utter perfection making it a true modern classic.


Blogger mister anchovy said...

Geez, I haven't seen this one in a long,long time!

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