YMMV / Cool Hand Luke

  • Adaptation Displacement: Yes, this is based on a (long-forgotten) novel.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Pretty much everything Luke does. Dragline gets one when he attacks Godfrey and knocks off his glasses after he shoots Luke.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The famous "tar sequence", which would actually be used for a quarter-century on various TV station newscasts, primarily ABC owned-and-operated stations.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The "tar sequence" background music has become so recognizable as a standard TV news jingle that it's quite jarring to hear in a completely unrelated context.
  • Memetic Mutation: "What we've got here is (a) failure to communicate."