A to Z Blogging Challenge: Movie Memories
Blogging about the movies that made an impact on my life
"What we've got here is... failure to communicate." My mother would quote this line from Cool Hand Luke (1967) when my brother and I were driving her crazy. And she said it exactly like Strother Martin, twang and all.
When I got older and actually saw the movie, I absolutely fell in love with Paul Newman and Cool Hand Luke was my favorite of all his films. Strangely enough, when I got married and had a son, we named him Luke (Lucas). My hubby loved the name and had no idea I was thinking of a Paul Newman character.
George Kennedy played Dragline and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
The story is about a prisoner on a chain gang who tries to escape but keeps getting caught. The guards can't break his spirit no matter how hard they try. Luke becomes a "savior" to the other prisoners and represents their desire for freedom.