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Cool Hand Luke

Released 1967
Distributor Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Paul Newman’s signature role has been a bit overshadowed by the ubiquity of Florida prison camp commandant Strother Martin’s much quoted and parodied line, “What we got here is failure to communicate”. George Kennedy won a best supporting actor Oscar as Newman’s antagonist-turned-buddy.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski with his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander won the Best Screenplay Golden Globe for The People vs. Larry Flynt and was nominated by the Writers Guild of America for the cult favorite Ed Wood.  Other credits include writing the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, adapting the Stephen King story 1408, producing Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, and writing/producing the upcoming Tim Burton feature Big Eyes.  Larry is an active Los Angeles cineaste serving on the board of advisors for the Cinefamily and  hosting a long running film series for the American Cinematheque.