Thursday, June 26, 2008
Cool Hand Luke
This is the ultimate tough guy movie. Cool Hand Luke is a tragic, yet inspiring look at life in a rural prison. Paul Newman (who is quite dreamy and very tan and muscular in this film) plays Luke, a man who refuses to play by the rules. Newman faces extreme adversity and punishment at the hands of the prison guards. He lifts the spirits of the other inmates. He presses on throughout the film, despite the hardships and the clashes with authority: "What we have here, is a failure to communicate." Everyone should see this film; it's Newman at his best.