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Style Icon: Cool Hand Luke

Friday, October 5th, 2012

 

 

Style Icon: Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Paul Newman. The screenplay was adapted by Donn Pearce and Frank Pierson from Pearce’s 1965 novel of the same name. The film features George Kennedy (in an Oscar-winning performance), Strother Martin, J.D. Cannon and Morgan Woodward.

Cool Hand Luke

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Newman stars in the title role as Luke, a prisoner in a Florida prison camp who refuses to submit to the system. In 2005, the United States Library of Congress deemed Cool Hand Luke to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Shotgun and Shell Cufflinks

Shotgun and Shell Cufflinks

Cool Hand Luke

Railroad Crossing Cufflinks

Railroad Crossing Cufflinks

One of the scenes from Cool Hand Luke made history. It’s known as “the egg eating contest” scene, where he ingests 50 eggs, to the surprise of his fellow inmates. Cool Hand Luke

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Guitar Stamp Cufflinks

Famous Line: “Sometimes nothing can be a really cool hand”

Lucas Jackson, natural born world shaker, someone with more guts than brains, a man who refuses to conform to the rules he has been given. Sent to a prison camp for a misdemeanor Luke soon gains respect and becomes an idol. He has some fun in jail doing things for the hell of it, after his mother dies the Bosses put him in the box afraid he might want to attend the funeral. When he gets out he runs and gets caught and runs and gets caught, the bosses try to break him but he just won’t break.

Cool Hand Luke

Hand Painted Florida State Quarter Cufflinks

Hand Painted Florida State Quarter Cufflinks

Cool Hand Luke