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Joan's worst boyfriend; Maya's Family
A interesting and on-going theme of the show has been Joan's long-run of boyfriends. In some way or another, I've liked them all except "Ellis". Ellis has that little white boy voice that puts one in mind of Opie. Like some other characters, e.g. Maya, he plays his role so well that it makes one think that the actor is much like the character. Simlarly, Maya really comes across as arrogant and always expecting people to give to her, while she has no obligation to anyone (even her employer as an employee).
Further, for some reason I just don't care for any of Maya's family, her husband is obnoxious, son is disrespectful to adults and her mom is as arrogant as Maya.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
The Religious Allegory (Symbolism)
I love this film. There is apparently some debate whether there is Christian symbolism here. There is unquestionably so.
The clarion example, of course, is the Crucifixion-like posturing of Luke following his eating the 50 eggs. The movie ends, interestingly, in a church. Prior to entering the church one sees 2 crosses (one on the steeple of the church; the other formed by a utility pole). Two crosses obviously leaves something missing. Where is the third cross from the Crucifixion of Christ? Well it is found in one of two possible places, one is following Luke's prayer in the church, he then folds his arms in a cross-like manner. The other possible cross citing is in the final scene of the movie as the camera pans out the crossroads forms an obvious crossthis is not coincidental.
Is it coincidental that Luke escapes THREE times vis-à-vis the Trinity? Is it coincidental that Luke is assigned the prison numeral 37? From that, one is invited to explore what is the Bible's wording of Luke 3:7. It is of interest that Luke 3:7 contains " flee from the wrath to come?" Then of course there is the request from Luke to God to "just show me a sign, love me, hate me, kill me, just let me know you're there" Of course in the following scene, Luke gets his signthe notice of the death of his mom.
This film is deeper than it can be perceived.