Sunday, April 3, 2016
US Flag in Cool Hand Luke - 1967
The US flag appears in the film Cool Hand Luke 1967. Starring Paul Newman, Cool Hand Luke is a classic film made during the Anglo-Saxon Cultural Revolution: when the roles of women and minorities shifted all across the world from England, Africa, Australia, and even in the United States.
The hero of this epic film is a criminal. Rather than dutifully serve his punishment, the film makes the audience root for the criminal, Luke with the Cool Hands. But this movie is more than just a film about punishment and crime. It addresses the social issues and the meaning of life. In many ways it was the forerunner to One Who Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975.