Friday, December 22, 2006

Sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand...

Cool Hand Luke was on AMC the last few nights. I was able to catch the first hour one night and the last 30 minutes or so last night. What a quality film. I mean, seriously, this movie could be released today and not feel dated. And probably win or at least be nominated for some awards. They just don't make them like that anymore, it seems.

George Kennedy as Dragline is awesome. He can't quite figure out Luke, but looks up to him the same. I always forget that Mr. Walton and Dennis Hopper are among the prisoners. And the "What we've got here is a failure to communicate..." monologue is easily one of the greatest speeches in all of moviedom. I'll even forgive Guns n' Roses for using it in "Civil War."

Make sure your kids eventually see CHL it when they are old enough to appreciate it. This is one for the ages.

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