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Title: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 08, 2008, 02:45:36 PM

One of the greatest American films ever made. "Cool Hand Luke" doesn't have a thread dedicated here on the Leone Forums and I believe it should. It's such a great film to discuss. Paul Newman is electrifying as Luke Jackson here. George Kennedy is memorable in the supporting role which earned him an Academy Award. This film is a treasure and stands the test of time.

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Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: PowerRR on August 08, 2008, 04:00:08 PM
Absolutely brilliant film. It has been one of my favorite for 3 years or so.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: titoli on August 08, 2008, 04:04:03 PM
Sure, boss.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 08, 2008, 04:05:21 PM
Absolutely brilliant film. It has been one of my favorite for 3 years or so.

Brilliant is the perfect word to describe this film indeed.  O0
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tuco the ugly on August 08, 2008, 04:14:51 PM
Evergreen. Could watch it over and over.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on August 08, 2008, 05:26:24 PM
Evergreen. Could watch it over and over.

I've watched it three times the past month or so. It's been on a lot.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Groggy on August 08, 2008, 06:24:18 PM
An excellent film. 8/10 at least.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 29, 2008, 12:43:47 PM

I think it's time to watch "Cool Hand Luke" again. It's been one of the most watched films this year for me thus far.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: PowerRR on September 29, 2008, 01:11:36 PM
Just watched it Saturday. Has been one of my favorite movies for 3 or 4 years now.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 29, 2008, 01:13:53 PM
Just watched it Saturday. Has been one of my favorite movies for 3 or 4 years now.

I can see why. It's just a flat out great film.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: T.H. on September 29, 2008, 04:09:23 PM
I don't think it's among the best US films ever made but it's one of the most charming, definitely.

Hud, CHL and The Hustler are largely responsible for my interest in movies after seeing them years ago.

We lost one of the greats.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 29, 2008, 05:02:50 PM
I don't think it's among the best US films ever made but it's one of the most charming, definitely.

Hud, CHL and The Hustler are largely responsible for my interest in movies after seeing them years ago.

We lost one of the greats.

I'm surprised you're not crazy about "Cool Hand Luke" Tuco. mmmm. At least you like Paul Newman though.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: T.H. on September 29, 2008, 05:08:12 PM
I love CHL but I wouldn't rank it among the very best, more of a personal favorite for me.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Tucumcari Bound on September 29, 2008, 05:14:07 PM
I love CHL but I wouldn't rank it among the very best, more of a personal favorite for me.

Got you. I dunno if I rank it among my top ten American made films but it is a personal favorite of mine as well. Paul Newman's performance is just sensational and I also think George Kennedy is outstanding as well. He was awarded though for his effort by the Academy which was well deserving.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: T.H. on September 29, 2008, 05:37:50 PM
That wasn't meant to be an indictment on Luke, I just don't think it belongs on the short list of the greatest US movies of all time. I don't even know if I would rank it among the very best US films of the 60s. Again, I love the movie, it's absolutely fantastic.
Title: Re: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Post by: Groggy on October 16, 2008, 02:51:04 PM
Groggy wrote a review on the film after re-watching it on TCM. You can check it out at the below link if you wish:

http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2008/10/cool-hand-luke.html (http://nothingiswrittenfilm.blogspot.com/2008/10/cool-hand-luke.html)

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