Cool Hand Luke by Donn PearceAn impressive novel . . . the most brutal and authentic account of a road gang that we have had. —New York Times
Out of his experiences working on a chain gang, Donn Pearce created Cool Hand Luke, the larger-than-life war hero—Good Guy Number One—turned drunkard, vandal, and convict. A blasphemer and pretty evil feller who could work the hardest, eat the mostest, and tell the biggest lies. Lukes outsized feats of gambling and gluttony—he bets Society Red, a college man from Boston, that he can eat fifty eggs—and his harrowing escapes and recaptures are recounted by Dragline, who followed Luke in his last, fatal escape attempt and who basks in Lukes reflected glory. To the convicts left behind on the chain gang, Luke has become the hope of freedom and defiance that they dare not act upon themselves. Lukes refusal to git his mind right and submit to the sadistic discipline of the Walking Boss becomes part of their mythology of survival.
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Fifty years ago today, Paul Newman introduced moviegoers to Lucas Jackson, a rebellious man who becomes a hero to his fellow prison camp members for his apparent fearlessness in Cool Hand Luke. Over time, he gets beaten down physically and emotionally when his numerous attempts to escape are thwarted, and he eats an insane amount of eggs.
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Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. Wyoming, early s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
Today, we look back at its connection to The Shawshank Redemption , which turns 25 this week. Basically, anyone who has final say over others. It was among the first breaths of New Hollywood and, by comparison, never quite got revisited or rerun on television like many lesser films by better-known filmmakers than Rosenberg. Swap out a road prison for a loony bin, inmates for patients, and redneck bosses and a captain for black orderlies and a Big Nurse. Clearly, R. But all three characters share an elemental quality. And through their natural stubbornness and refusal to be anything less than free, they reveal the true wickedness and corruption at the very heart of their respective institutions, and they spark hope in places it had long ago been stamped out like an ember that floats out of a fireplace and lands on the living room carpet.
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