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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 04:34 PM
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"Sometimes nothing can be a pretty cool hand". Lucas Jackson.
Enjoyed the movie for the umpteenth time last night.
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 04:43 PM
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1. Great example of the creative burst in numerous 1960s films...
Hard to believe that, by today's standards, "Cool Hand Luke" was a mainstream, major-studio release.

Solid performances and script, unabashed Biblical symbolism, creative editing, "relevant" subject, and so on.

The scene with Paul Newman and Jo Van Fleet (playing his mom, lying ill in the bed of a pick-up truck) seems to resonate even more with the passage of time. It is masterfully acted, and emotionally devastating.
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 04:46 PM
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2. That scene with Luke and his dieing mother was beautiful.
I had to call my mom after.
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KlatooBNikto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-26-04 05:19 PM
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3. Absolutely mesmerizing movie.Will never forget the words:
"What we got here is failure to communicate" and the scene with Luke at his dying mother's side,the love between the two palpable and done without the ususal smarmy excess of many movies.Going back to it now, it seems so adult in the way it treats its subject and does not condescend to its audience.

I also recommend to moviegoers "Five Easy Pieces" with Jack Nicholson in the lead.Another movie far better than anything we have seen recently.
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