Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cool Hand Luke R.I.P.

marjorie says...

As a child, Paul Newman was one of my favorite actors. I was especially struck as a young person by Cool Hand Luke -- truly a great anti-establishment movie although I didn't know it then. That egg-eating scene is pretty remarkable. I also love Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which is a pretty unique addition to the western genre--very 70s. I've probably seen all of his early movies, and most of the later ones. I never got tired of watching Paul Newman act, like I do with some long-time actors who seem to rely on the same bag of tricks in every movie. Newman was pretty fabulous from the beginning all the way to the end.