Author: Donn Pearce
Born: Sep 28, 1928 Croyden, PA
Film: Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke is a novel by Donn Pearce published in 1965. It was adapted into a film of the same name. The story is told in first-person narrative and is unusual in that although there is dialogue, all words are indented paragraphs and are not encased in quotes as in normal English-language literature. Many of the episodes found in the movie appear in the book as well, including the egg-eating contest, the "string" escape, and Boss Godfrey's shooting. Although the title character is prominent in the book, the novel deals more with the day-to-day harsh life of the prisoners than the lead character.
The film adaptation was directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starred Paul Newman. It was released in 1967.Read article at Wikipedia
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