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    Cool Hand Luke Cool Hand Luke is in the genre of prison movies‚ but that’s not all this movie is‚ it also had several different parts where it is portrayed as being Christ like. Luke is supposed to be the Christ like figure‚ one thing that showing this is Luke’s name and his number on his shirt. Another is when Luke lays on the table after eating the 50 eggs; he is in a crucified position. Also the number three is big in the Christian religion and in the movie Luke tries to escape three times.

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    Cool Hand Luke How does Luke Jackson represent Christ? Could it be by his cellmate‚ Dragline who could represent Peter‚ Christ’s first follower? Could it be Boss Godfrey‚ the man with no eyes‚ who could represent the Devil? Or could it be the Captain who could represent Pontius Pilate? How would a fight scene with Dragline or eating 50 eggs or a picture in a magazine or even a pair of mirror sunglasses tie in with Christ? First off‚ before there was a fight of any kind‚ the prisoners were out

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    What and who is cool hand Luke? Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film‚ and cool hand Luke is a name that was given to one of the prisoners. No inmate got a nickname unless Dragline gave him one. Dragline gave Luke the name of "Cool Hand Luke" because of a winning poker hand that Luke had. King‚ 10‚9‚4‚3. Dragline said that he won the hand with nothing. Luke replied‚ "Yeah‚ well sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand." His real name was Lucas Jackson‚ the main character of the movie

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    Cool Hand Luke as a Christ Figure In the Film of Cool Hand Luke a man by the name of Lucas “Luke” Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison camp for cutting the heads off of parking meters while intoxicated. He is subjugated to hard labor all under the scrutiny of a ruthless hierarchy with the warden at the top and then the guards and the inmates following. They all begin to test Luke’s spirit but he soon makes it self-evident that he isn’t going to play by the rules and the warden and

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    Cool Hand Luke Exposé The movie Cool Hand Luke presents several different and interrelated existentialist themes on aspects of faith and belief. Luke is portrayed as a "good ol’ boy" that is fun-loving and hard working. He seems bored and restless with life; he always seems to searching for something more and when he doesn’t find it; he looks for ways to fill the void and the monotony of living: ". . . it’s somethin’ to do‚ ain’t it?" This attitude well sets the tone for the aspect of faith as portrayed

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    William Dugan English 216: Literature and Film Professor Conklin Study Questions on “Sisyphus” and Cool Hand Luke 1. The charges against Sisyphus that earn him his fate are: a) Having Levity towards the gods‚ or taking them lightly b) Stealing the god’s secrets c) Preferring the beauty of the earth‚ the sea‚ over the power and majesty of the gods. d) Putting death (pluto) in chains. Sisyphus harbors scorn and resentment towards the gods. He thinks he can get the better of them‚ as

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    Cool Hand Luke Film Analysis In class we watched the film “Cool Hand Luke”‚ which is about the protagonist Luke‚ who is arrested for destroying several parking meters late one night while drunk in a small town‚ Luke was sentenced to prison. Luke was rebellious with little respect for authority‚ had more spunk than good sense. Luke gains the respect of his fellow inmates by his frequent escape attempts and refusal to break under to harsh punishment. The inmates enjoyed Luke’s fearless behavior

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    of the same archetypes. This is evidently true in the movie Cool Hand Luke and also in the book “The Catcher in the Rye”. Luke‚ in Cool Hand Luke‚ and Holden‚ in The Catcher in the Rye‚ exhibit similar archetypal features such as the Christ-Figure‚ the Anti-hero and their experience of the road of trails. Luke and Holden can both be compared to the Archetype “Christ-Figure” because of their characteristics. First of all‚ neither Luke nor Holden had a strong father figure in their life. The audience

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    Violation “VIOLATION” is the first thing seen when watching the screen‚ setting the theme right off the bat for the movie “Cool Hand Luke”. Lukas Jackson‚ a man introduced to us by cutting the heads off parking meters‚ is sent to a chain gang for two years as punishment. After watching the film‚ and reading the reviews‚ it is obvious that there are several pertinent ideas that characterize the film’s central theme-Luke’s question of his faith‚ his keen smile that tells all‚ how he is neither a

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    Cool Hand Luke Expose as portrayed in Cool Hand Luke. Cool Hand Luke 1967‚ starring Paul Newman ... subject of God and His Son Christ Jesus. As familiar with the Christian faith as he... Cool Hand Luke right off the bat for the movie Cool Hand Luke. Lukas Jackson‚ a man introduced ... ironically the rebel of the film resembles Jesus Christ himself. Then too‚ after... Cool Hand Luke Cool Hand Luke Cool Hand... Cool Hand Luke As Christ Figure meters to settle an

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    b Employer identification number (EIN) c Employer’s name‚ address‚ and ZIP code 71-0794409 12a See instructions for box 12 C o d e 1 Wages‚ tips‚ other compensation 2 Federal income tax withheld WAL-MART ASSOCIATES‚ INC. 12b C o d e $ $ $ $ $ 13874.83 3 Social security wages 1330.56 4 Social security tax withheld 13874.83 5 Medicare wages and tips 6 Medicare tax withheld 582.74 201.19 8 Allocated tips 10 Dependent care benefits 12c 702 SW 8TH STREET BENTONVILLE

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    obey orders. When an order is disobeyed‚ insubordination is probable‚ thus causing the individual with previously lower status to fight back against the oppression. In the film Cool Hand Luke‚ the narrative is largely based on the main character Luke‚ refusing to conform to life in a rural prison. Throughout the film‚ Luke struggles to obey authority and is seen trying to escape from the prison. Dragline‚ however‚ conforms to traditional norms of the prison and abides by commands. Obedience to an

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    Esther Oh 2/5/09 Sociology 150A In the movie “Cool Hand Luke‚” it seems that Lucas Jackson continuous rebellion about conformist ideals resulted in his immortality‚ regardless of his eventual death. In the beginning of the movie‚ Jackson’s choice to cut off the heads of parking meters is not only symbolic of breaking a norm‚ but also the breaking of something that restricts individuals from freely going about their lives. Parking meters cap the amount of time a person can stay in a certain

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    movie‚ “Cool Hand Luke‚” Luke‚ the main character‚ is a special kind of person and really stands out with the situation he is in. The main parts of the movie is him trying to escape from this prison he was evicted to in Florida and forced to become part of a chain gang. Luke has a hard time fitting in with the prison and extremely defiant which is why he tries to escape three times‚ with no luck. The wardens try their hardest to break him and in the end it doesn’t turn out too good for Luke himself

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    movie Cool Hand Luke directed by Stuart Rosenberg‚ Luke Jackson was the nonconformist. Guy Montag was considered a nonconformist because in his society you weren’t allowed to read books‚ and he did. In Luke’s society he was considered a nonconformist because he went against the jail and ran away repeatedly. Luke is more of a nonconformist compared to Guy Montag because Luke was a man who refused to be nailed down or conform to the rules and regulations of a society. Luke from the movie Cool Hand

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    for television series and movies‚ he got his first cinematography credit for a theatrical released film in 1965. In 1967‚ Hall was praised for his rich and complex composition as he was the director of photography for two modern classic films‚ Cool Hand Luke and In Cold Blood. In 1969 he won his first Academy Award for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. (1)Hall won two more academy awards with his last two films‚ American Beauty (1999) and Road to Perdition (2002)‚ both of which he teamed up with

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    interest of the patients in the ward. Lucas jackson repeatedly broke the law simply because he could. R.P. McMurphy is a man who likes to get into fights cause chaos and escape the ward sometimes but he never broke the law. When McMurphy bashed his big hands through the nurses quarters window it was purely an act of breaking free from the bonds that nurse Ratched had tight on him. Another stunt of McMurphy’s visit to the ward would be when he raised up the idea to move the cleaning schedule back to watch

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    greatest images are both timeless and sublime: a cascade of reflected raindrops that mimic tears on a killer’s dispassionate countenance (In Cold Blood); the mirror image of a chain gang‚ trapped in the sunglasses of an impassive prison guard (Cool Hand Luke); a faceless‚ horsebound posse in relentless pursuit of two mythical outlaws (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid); a solitary‚ backlit figure entering the cavernlike tavern that symbolizes his spiritual defeat (Fat City); the Bosch-like decimation

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    might dismiss The Shawshank Redemption as Son of Cool Hand Luke. So it is‚ but it’s more than that. Frank Darabont’s adaptation of a Stephen King novella seems to respond to the old Paul Newman movie‚ amend it‚ complete it. A well-bred young banker is sent to serve a life term in Shawshank prison in Maine after being unjustly convicted of the murder of his wife and her lover. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) seems to be a pragmatic version of Cool Hand Luke. Whereas Luke’s only agenda was to run away from

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    An antagonist is defined as a person who is opposed to‚ or the "bad guy." In Cool Hand Luke and One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest the Captain and Nurse Ratchet played this role‚ respectively. They both appeared to be what I would call and "control freak." Although Nurse Ratchet and the Captain are similar characters‚ I feel that their need and reason for control‚ as well as their methods‚ differ. I believe that Nurse Ratchet’s need for control was a part of who she was. Everything had to be perfect

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