Cool Hand Luke

Luke: I can eat fifty eggs.
Dragline: Nobody can eat fifty eggs.
Society Red: You just said he could eat anything.
Dragline: Did you ever eat fifty eggs?
Luke: Nobody ever eat fifty eggs.
Prisoner: Hey, Babalugats. We got a bet here.
Dragline: My boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs.
Loudmouth Steve: Yeah, but in how long?
Luke: A hour.
Society Red: Well, I believe I’ll take part of that wager

6 Replies to “Cool Hand Luke”

  1. Lonely Reviewer said:

    ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Is Cooler Than You”–I am considered by most to be the coolest human being to ever exist. Maybe it’s because I have long flowy locks of hair, or maybe it’s the Fonzie-esque way I snap my fingers and 17 girls show up, but whatever it is, I tend not to argue. I am super cool. Fact. And, in reality, there are only two other people on my level: Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood who could kill seven people with only two bullets left in a six-shooter. If I left it at that, you wouldn’t be able to complain. You might try to mention that Tom Selleck should be up there, and you’d have a case, but with his coolness riding so heavily on his need for a mustache, you cannot include him. However, if I did leave it at that I would be forgetting the one person who is cooler than I. He is without a doubt the coolest person to ever walk this great Earth. He is a man so smooth with the ladies that he could impregnate them with just a glance. A man so tough he wrestles dinosaurs with his bare hands on the weekends, just for something to do. He is none other than Paul Newman. (All of those Samuel L. Jackson people out there need to take their Kangol hats and sit back down. Paul Newman could out cool him any day.)

  2. The movie’s anti-establishment message fit well with the mood of 1960s. Cool Hand Luke won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Kennedy), and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman), Best Music, Original Music Score and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

  3. The original music from Cool Hand Luke was composed by Lalo Schifrin.

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    Best known for his “Mission: Impossible” theme song, Lalo Schifrin is an Argentinean-born composer, arranger, pianist, and conductor, whose jazz and classical training earned him tremendous success as a soundtrack composer. Born Boris Claudio Schifrin in Buenos Aires on June 21, 1932, his father was a symphonic violinist, and he began playing piano at age six. He enrolled in the Paris Conservatoire in 1952, hitting the jazz scene by night. After returning to Buenos Aires, Schifrin formed a 16-piece jazz orchestra, which helped him meet Dizzy Gillespie in 1956. Schifrin offered to write Gillespie an extended suite, completing the five-movement Gillespiana in 1958; the same year, he became an arranger for Xavier Cugat. In 1960, he moved to New York City and joined Gillespie’s quintet, which recorded “Gillespiana” to much general acclaim. Schifrin became Gillespie’s musical director until 1962, contributing another suite in “The New Continent”; he subsequently departed to concentrate on his writing. He also recorded as a leader, most often in Latin jazz and bossa nova settings, and accepted his first film-scoring assignment in 1963 (for Rhino!). Schifrin moved to Hollywood late that year, scoring major successes with his indelible themes to Mission: Impossible and Mannix. Over the next decade, Schifrin would score films like The Cincinnati Kid, Bullitt, Cool Hand Luke, Dirty Harry, and Enter the Dragon. As a jazzer, he wrote the well-received “Jazz Mass” suite in 1965, and delved into stylish jazz-funk with 1975’s CTI album Black Widow. Schifrin continued his film work all the way through the ’90s; during that decade, he recorded a series of orchestral jazz albums called Jazz Meets the Symphony, and became the principal arranger for the Three Tenors, which complemented his now-dominant interest in composing classical music. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

  4. Cool Hand Luke (1967) is the moving character study of a non-conformist, anti-hero loner who bullheadedly resists authority and the Establishment. One of the film’s posters carried a tag line related to the character’s rebelliousness: “The man…and the motion picture that simply do not conform.” With this vivid film, director Stuart Rosenberg made one of the key films of the 1960s, a decade in which protest against established powers was a key theme. One line of the film’s dialogue from Strother Martin is often quoted: “What we have here is…failure to communicate.”

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