Saturday, September 27, 2008

Luke's got more guts than brains.

Friday saw the passing of Paul Newman, dead at age 83.

My favorite Paul Newman movies:
3. The Hustler
2. Slap Shot
1. Cool Hand Luke

In his honor I plan to watch Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, for the first time.

For your amusement/edification, I share some great Cool Hand Luke quotes ...
  • Takin' it off here, boss.
  • Babalugats, we got a bet here.
  • He's called, "Captain." You call the rest of us, "Boss," you hear?
  • Cuttin' the heads off of parkin' meters, Captain. We never had one of them.
  • In case you get rabbit in your blood and you decide to take off for home, you get some bonus time and leg chains to slow you down.
  • Any man forgets his number spends a night in the box.
  • Any man loud talkin' spends a night in the box. (etc.)
  • You don't have a name until Dragline gives you one.
  • He back-sassed a free man. They got their rules.
  • Anything so innocent ... and built like that just got to be named, "Lucille."
  • Oh, boy, she knows EXACTLY what she's doin'.
  • Yeah, well ... sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • I can eat 50 eggs.
  • Luke, what did you say 50 for? Why couldn't you say 35 or 39? It seemed a nice round number.
  • What we've got here is failure to communicate.
  • Some men you just can't reach.
  • I'm shakin' it, boss.
  • A quick look, but no memorizin' job.
  • You run one time, you got yourself a set of chains. You run twice, you got yourself two sets. You ain't goin' to need no third set, 'cause you're goin' to get your mind right.
  • Wish you'd stop bein' so good to me, Captain.
  • Callin' it your job, don't make it right.
  • Stop feedin' off me!
  • Luke's got more guts than brains.
  • What's your dirt doin' in his ditch?
  • I never planned anything in my life.
  • He's a natural born world-shaker.

6 Comments:

At 28 September, 2008 08:33, Blogger Lance said...

You haven't seen "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"?

Before we know it, you'll also tell us you haven't seen "Sixth Sense."

 
At 28 September, 2008 12:30, Blogger Jade said...

I was about to say the same thing as Lance did! You call yourself a movie guy and you haven't watched "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"?! Did you at least see "The Sting"?! I mean these are classics....

 
At 28 September, 2008 13:41, Blogger Lance said...

I don't mean to spoil it for you, but Sundance can't swim.

 
At 29 September, 2008 12:10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Colour of Money!?!

 
At 29 September, 2008 13:23, Blogger GUNNY said...

*embarrassed* Uh ... no Sting either. It's on my list ... right behind Butch Cassidy and The Sting and the Sixth Sense.

But ... I did see the Color of Money, essentially part 2 of The Hustler. That was some good Newman elder statesman stuff.

 
At 30 September, 2008 07:51, Blogger brandi said...

ocfolggreat movie.

 

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