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Title: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: MC on September 07, 2007, 01:02:56 PM
Richard Gere was impressed with Letters From Iwo Jima:

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Richard Gere's Must List

Letters From Iwo Jima 2006
''Of the movies I thought I was going to like [last year], it was one of the few that was a great film.''

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20016384,00.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 14, 2007, 09:59:24 PM
I'm watching "Centerstage" (an interview show on the New York Yankees network, YES) with Kevin Bacon, and he just told an amusing anecdote about how he met Clint in Deauville in '00, ducking out of a screening of his own film after the lights went down to drive to a restaurant five miles away where he met Clint and his Space Cowboys co-stars. He told Clint how much he admired him and that he'd love a chance to work with him. Two years later came the call to co-star in Mystic River.

Bacon had nothing but praise for Eastwood, both as an actor and as a director.

In a final "man in the street" interview sequence, several people mentioned Mystic River as their favorite Bacon film.

And now I'm gonna watch "Yankees Encore," the replay of the Yankees' great comeback win today ... at least until I fall asleep! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 16, 2007, 10:08:03 PM
Reference to Clint in the September 21st issue of Entertainment Weekly

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/covergallery/img/2007/sept212007_955_lg.jpg)

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Ask the Critic Owen Gleiberman

Q: Are there directors who have such a strong body of work that they earn a free pass from critics even on less-than-worthy projects? - Lloyd

A: Yes, but there's a fine distinction to be made. How can you tell when a filmmaker has crossed the nearly invisible line between deserved acclaim and overpraise -the line between rave reviews that are justified and those that feel a little too ... automatic? When, in other words, has he or she become a critics' darling? This is, by definition, a highly subjective judgment, but to me the old quip about pornography applies: it may be hard to define, but I know it when I see it. Here, in no particular order, are a handful of directors -all major artists- who have been buffed, for a good portion of their careers, with a can-do-no-wrong sheen: Orson Welles, Terrence Malick, Wong Kar-Wai, Mike Leigh, Clint Eastwood, Lina Wertmuller, Richard Linklater, John Cassavetes, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Guy Maddin, and -the granddaddy of all critics' darling- Jean Luc Godard.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 16, 2007, 11:06:25 PM
Regarding Eastwood, I think that's ridiculous. Unforgiven was the first project which garnered near-universal critical acclaim for him, and quite a few of his subsequent films have hardly been ecstatically received by the critics. That's hardly a "can-do-no-wrong sheen" for "a good portion of [his] career."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 06, 2007, 11:32:01 PM
I don't know what the mods think about this, but I thought I'd start a thread for every article that we read online or in the press and that mentions Eastwood without being specifically about him or the films he is currently working on -no need to start a new thread every time we see his name mentioned somewhere  :)


Eastwood was in this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly featuring the "50 Smartest People In Hollywood". He didn't make The List, but ...

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Smart and Smarter

Our list focuses on the 50 brainiest individuals in Hollywood, but what about the industry's successful partnerships? Sometimes intelligence can be measured only in twos - and we're smart enough to recognize that.

Clint Eastwood and Paul Haggis

As a directing/writing duo, they raise the level of each other's game, making smart, provocative dramas with potent Oscar appeal: Million Dollar Baby, Letters From Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers. Eastwood tempers a maudlin streak in Haggis' solo work (Crash, In The Valley of Elah), and Haggis brings emotional warmth and political heat to Eastwood's cool distance (Mystic River, Blood Work).

Sorry, no link. I couldn't find it online.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 06, 2007, 11:49:53 PM
Not a bad idea, AB. 8)

I too saw that in EW and was going to post about it. Just for the record, the issue date is December 7, 2007, and the piece is on p. 31. (The Eastwood/Haggis duo is actually the second one featured, after Martin Scorsese and Leonard DiCaprio.)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 15, 2007, 11:14:03 AM
Eastwood made it to Empire (http://www.empireonline.com/100sexiest/default.asp?star=89)'s 100 SEXIEST MOVIE STARS list  8)

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(http://www.empireonline.com/images/100sexiest/numbers/89.gif) Clint Eastwood
Back in the day, Eastwood had that whole gruff, strong, silent type persona thing going on with a gravely voice to match. The years may have weathered him, but the eyes still sparkle.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/100sexiest/main/89.jpg)

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/100sexiest/icon/1.gif) Sexiest moment
Any time he is silent and brooding (which is pretty much all the time) in The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/100sexiest/icon/didyouknow.gif) Did you know?
Clint weighed a whopping 11 lbs 6 oz at birth.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2007, 04:12:38 PM
Here's a story about Denzel Washington where he mentions Clint Eastwood as his Hero.

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NEW YORK (AP) — "Clint Eastwood's my hero," Denzel Washington says. "That's the model. He's the guy." At this stage of his career, the two-time Oscar winner is most interested in going the actor-turned-director route, citing George Clooney, Sean Penn and Ben Affleck as examples. "There's a generation of us now that are moving in that direction."

Associated Press (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gpDuC8ocqVtW88Zut2rJRAiolENAD8TO0T680)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 28, 2007, 08:18:11 PM
^^ -lol- that's funny, I'm watching it right now, and I was going to post about it  :D

HERE (http://h1.ripway.com/Americanbeauty2366/transformersREF.wav)'s the audio clip (right-click and save as).
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: SpiderMonkey on December 31, 2007, 12:08:28 PM
Seems kind of dumb to tie down Eastwood with Paul Haggis.

Eastwood's films with Haggis are just a very small part in Eastwood's long, legendary career.  The magazine is only looking at Eastwood's very-recent career.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 03, 2008, 12:34:17 PM
Article on Jay Baruchel (Million Dollar Baby's Danger) published in The Ottawa Citizen and mentioning Eastwood:

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Young Montrealer improvising his way to top

(http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/idl/otct/20080103/87376-29805.jpg?size=l)

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Laughter and conviviality seem to come easily to Baruchel. So, not surprisingly the actor admits his most intimidating project to date was taking on a dramatic role in Clint Eastwood's academy award-winning Million Dollar Baby (2004), mainly because of Eastwood's quiet directing style.

"After every take I'd say, 'Was that OK? Did you like it?' and, finally, Morgan Freeman leaned over and said, 'If he doesn't say anything, he likes it.'"

The director's legendary status also made him uneasy.

"He's the only guy that if my granddad were alive, he would have given a (damn) about," Baruchel says as if he's still surprised he was in the movie.

Baruchel played the mentally unstable boxer Danger Barch, and was thanked by Eastwood in his Oscar-acceptance speech for his work in the film.
[...]

LINK (http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/arts/story.html?id=2032c342-19d2-4aad-b22f-3a6413301f7e)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 03, 2008, 08:04:09 PM
Here's a story about Denzel Washington where he mentions Clint Eastwood as his Hero.

Associated Press (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gpDuC8ocqVtW88Zut2rJRAiolENAD8TO0T680)

That's very interesting.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't he [Denzel Washington] laugh at the prospect of Eastwood winning best actor for his performance in Unforgiven when asked by Barbara Walters?  ??? I think I heard that here sometime ago.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 17, 2008, 10:14:00 PM
From TMZ (http://www.tmz.com/2008/01/17/clint-eastwood-dont-sit-on-my-face/)

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Clint Eastwood -- Don't Sit on My Face!

TMZ has obtained a lawsuit in which Clint Eastwood is suing a furniture upholsterer for distributing "The Eastwood" home theater chair.

(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.tmz.com/media/2008/01/0117_clint_eastwood_launch.jpg)

In the lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court, Eastwood claims Palliser Furniture used "his name, image and/or likeness" to hawk the product. Sit on that!

The company has sold other home theater chairs using the names of stars, including "The Brando," "The Cagney," "The Bronson," and "The Connery." Brando's family also sued the company after his death -- that case is still pending.

Eastwood's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an injunction.

You can read the lawsuit doc (http://www.aolcdn.com/tmz_documents/0117_clint_eastwood_wm.pdf) (pdf)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 19, 2008, 04:11:39 AM
Not sure if this one has been mentioned before but in the film Earthquake, a woman goes to the cinema to see an Eastwood film, which happens to be High Plains Drifter, and right after the scene where the stranger swings around in the barbers chair to shoot the three crooks, the big quake hits and the screens shakes then the screen burns up and everyone makes a mad dash for the exits.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Canadian Lady on January 21, 2008, 11:51:41 AM
 ??? Not sure if this has been mentioned or not but in the movie "Rumour has it" with Kevin Costner and Jenn Aniston, near the end when Shirley Maclaine comes out to talk with Beau Bridges, the old GBU music plays, like she wants to kick his butt, which is hilarious to me!!  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 25, 2008, 03:43:43 AM
??? Not sure if this has been mentioned or not but in the movie "Rumour has it" with Kevin Costner and Jenn Aniston, near the end when Shirley Maclaine comes out to talk with Beau Bridges, the old GBU music plays, like she wants to kick his butt, which is hilarious to me!!  ;D

I saw this a couple of nights ago and that scene was quite funny.

Shirley Maclaine comes out to talk with Beau Bridges

I think you meant to say Beau Burroughs, CL. That was Costner's character. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on January 25, 2008, 10:04:36 AM
In honor of Stallone's Rambo being released, MSN has something up where they go through a list of actors who have gotten better with age.

They have Eastwood listed for Unforgiven.

(http://entimg.msn.com/i/gal/OldSpice/Unforgiven_502.jpg)
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Clint Eastwood both paid homage to his Man With No Name/Dirty Harry persona and commented on the very genre that made him famous with his fantastic "Unforgiven" -- an unsparing, unsentimental Western that felt radical for its complicated study of violence. Eastwood plays Munny, a once violent gunfighter who has put down his pistol to become an aging pig farmer. He's lured back into his violent past when a bounty on two cowboys promises much-needed money. Saddling up with ex-partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and the young and overly excited Schofield Kid (Jaimz Woolvett), and contending with the brutal though oddly charming small-town sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), Munny has plenty of experiences to brood on the feeling and cost of violence to the soul. It's a movie made by a wiser, critical Eastwood but also one of tribute as he dedicates the picture to his previous mentors "Sergio and Don," (Leone and Siegel). (Warner Bros. Pictures)

http://movies.msn.com/movies/galleryfeature/oldspice?GT1=7701&photoidx=10 (http://movies.msn.com/movies/galleryfeature/oldspice?GT1=7701&photoidx=10)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 29, 2008, 07:44:01 PM
Reference to Million Dollar Baby in last Sunday's episode of Shark (http://www.tv.com/shark/show/58080/summary.html?q=&tag=search_results;title;1), "Partners In Crime" (2x12):

Sebastian Stark at the gym to a female colleague working out:

"FYI, I saw Million Dollar Baby, it didn't end so well"
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Canadian Lady on January 31, 2008, 09:37:31 AM
I think you meant to say Beau Burroughs, CL. That was Costner's character. :)

 ::) Yup, your right SK! Slip of the ol'keyboard I guess!  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 01, 2008, 12:57:28 AM
I noticed in yesterday's paper in the race guide that there was a horse called Milliondollarbaby running. I forgot all about it and just checked today's paper for the results and lo and behold the damn thing won. :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 01, 2008, 07:49:07 AM
Hope someone made a million on the nag! :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Hemlock on February 03, 2008, 10:26:07 AM
Watched Taxi Driver the other day and noticed in one scene where De Niro is getting back to his cab that there`s in other side of the street  quite a big advertisement of the Eiger Sanction that also includes Eastwood`s name.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 08, 2008, 04:17:42 PM
On an episode from the second season of 3rd Rock From The Sun, Dick(John Lithgow) is sitting at the kitchen table reading the book,The Bridges Of Madison County.

He is pleading for Francesca to go to Robert. He then turns the page and screams "Damn, I hate it when the book doesn't end the way you want it to."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 08, 2008, 07:17:38 PM
Well, that's not, strictly speaking, a reference to Clint ... ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Richard Earl on February 09, 2008, 12:43:55 AM
On an episode from the second season of 3rd Rock From The Sun, Dick(John Lithgow) is sitting at the kitchen table reading the book,The Bridges Of Madison County.

He is pleading for Francesca to go to Robert. He then turns the page and screams "Damn, I hate it when the book doesn't end the way you want it to."

I guess you could Waller in it if you wanted to referring to the ending.
Bad Pun. ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 10, 2008, 02:39:07 AM
Another in the long line of internet polls, this time on favorite lines from the movies.

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The poll of 10,000 film fanatics was conducted by global market research company www.onepoll.com.

The line "Do you feel lucky, punk" spoken by Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry (1971) takes fourth place.

http://www.northantset.co.uk/news/Baftas-vs-the-box-office.3761817.jp
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Richard Earl on February 11, 2008, 11:30:07 PM
I guess you could Waller in it if you wanted to referring to the ending.
Bad Pun. ;D

Did anyone catch the reference in that bad pun? If not , I failed in a humerous attempt.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 11, 2008, 11:40:57 PM
Yes, I saw it, but could only shake my head. >:D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 13, 2008, 02:47:12 AM
I guess you could Waller in it if you wanted to referring to the ending.
Bad Pun. ;D

Oh! Richard.  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 29, 2008, 03:01:01 AM
A scene in Death Wish II has Charles Bronson driving past a cinema which is showing Any Which Way You Can.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Russel DSilva-Huge Fan on March 08, 2008, 12:28:52 AM
In the scene where 'Ed Harris' enters 'Viigo Mortensen's' cafe - in the movie 'A History Of Violence' - he(Ed Harris) tells his goons,'Let's leave before he gets all 'Dirty Harry' on us.' ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 08, 2008, 01:31:08 PM
That's a good one, Russel! Welcome to the Board! :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on March 08, 2008, 01:36:40 PM
Kim must be a Clint fan! :D

EDIT: And there's one more in the series ...

The Outlaw Demon Wails!  (http://users.erols.com/kcoblenz/Lol.GIF)
I noticed this one has been released, which the above quoted post does include the info that it was to come out in March. I think some of her books would be fun to check out at some point when I have time.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 08, 2008, 11:13:53 PM
Not really a reference to Clint, but the imdb Quote of the day is from Million Dollar Baby.  8)

http://www.imdb.com/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 18, 2008, 12:47:19 AM
I decided to make a list of all the films and TV shows that have been mentioned in this thread so far.

FILMS

"Crocodile" Dundee II
A History Of Violence
Back To The Future Part II
Back To The Future Part III
Beverly Hills Cop II
Bruce Almighty
Charley Varrick
Chopping Mall
Death Wish II
Earthquake
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Groundhog Day
Hot Fuzz
Inner Space
Inside Man
Mrs. Doubtfire
My Fellow Americans
Night And The City
Purely Belter
Red Heat
Rumour has it
Running Scared
Scary Movie 4
Shaun Of The Dead
Smokin' Aces
Taxi Driver
The Blues Brothers
The man who knew too little
The Mask
The Pacifier
The Perfect Storm
The Presido
The Principle
Top Gun
Transformers
Witness (DVD Extras)
Zodiac


TV SHOWS

Animaniacs
Bottom
Cagney and Lacey
Cold Case
CSI
Desperate Housewives
Dragnet
Friends
Futurama
Get Smart
Golden girls
Hunter
Intervention
Men In Trees
Miami Vice
New Tricks
Only Fools and Horses
Robot Chicken
Seinfeld
Shark
Sledge Hammer
Sponge Bob Square Pants
The District
The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air
The Simpsons
The Sweeney
Three's Company
Ugly Betty
Walker, Texas Ranger
Who's Line Is It Anyway


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on March 19, 2008, 12:18:40 PM
In that case add Hot Fuzz as well. when Simon Pegg looks at the video stand at the gas station he's in before heading back to clean up the town western style, you can see a Dirty harry dvd. 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 19, 2008, 01:47:47 PM
Thanks Dane.  8)

Whenever we get new ones, I'll keep modifying that list.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on March 20, 2008, 03:33:30 AM
Recognize the pose ?

http://www.marvel.com/comics/onsale/lib/view2.htm?filename=/comics/onsale/covers/1107/dtHC.jpg

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 22, 2008, 07:45:41 PM
All right, maybe I'm hallucinating ... I seldom watch commercial TV other than for baseball games. But I'm watching a movie on a channel that shows commercials and I could have sworn I heard the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ... in a commercial for Pillsbury crescents?  :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Richard Earl on March 23, 2008, 10:33:33 PM
All right, maybe I'm hallucinating ... I seldom watch commercial TV other than for baseball games. But I'm watching a movie on a channel that shows commercials and I could have sworn I heard the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ... in a commercial for Pillsbury crescents?  :D

You are correct KC. I saw the same commercial the other day.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 25, 2008, 05:10:42 PM
I don't know if this has been big news on tv in the states, but whenever I've been searching info on Gran Torino this keeps popping up.

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The actor-director says he was surprised at his removal from the state parks board in the wake of his opposition to a toll road. But he says he holds no hard feelings toward Schwarzenegger.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-clint26mar26,0,1332561.story
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Doug on April 03, 2008, 04:46:26 AM
I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With has a reference to Clint.

One of the character has the talent of naming how many times any actress has appeared naked in a movie and in which movies.  So another character appears and Jeff Garlin tells him to name an actress and make it an obscure one.  He names Kay Lenz.

"Great @$$.  Naked five times.  The best movie to see her naked in is 1973's Breezy.  Directed by Mister Clint Eastwood."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Francesca Kincaid on April 04, 2008, 11:26:09 PM
I watched an old Frasier episode on DVD the other day from season 3, '95-'96.  I didn't remember it & just noticed all the Clint references.  The title of it was "High Crane Drifter."  In it, someone tells Frasier he's "Dirty Harry meets Emily Post."  And a bit later he says, "Go ahead, Daphne, make my eggs."

 :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on April 05, 2008, 04:48:07 AM
A few computergame referencces that has come to mind :

Battlefield Vietnam by EA Games.

When you're in the american camp it is announced in between the old rock music that is played through the loudspeakers of the camp that;  Tonight's movie is going to be The outlaw josey wales with Clint Eastwood.

City of heroes by NC Soft

The evil organisation Arachnos, has several bad guys (called Operatives) you can fight. These all have names based on known movie villians (Kurgan, Lo Pan etc.) so you at some point you can go and fight Operative Scorpio.

Also In a cityarea called the Rikti warzone there's a area called Heart Break Ridge.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on April 06, 2008, 11:33:32 PM
All right, maybe I'm hallucinating ... I seldom watch commercial TV other than for baseball games. But I'm watching a movie on a channel that shows commercials and I could have sworn I heard the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ... in a commercial for Pillsbury crescents?  :D
Aaaaaahhh at last! That was driving me nuts. I remember seeing that commercial last week, but when I was about to post about it here, I realized I had forgotten what the commercial was for  :D

A few computergame referencces that has come to mind :

Battlefield Vietnam by EA Games.

When you're in the american camp it is announced in between the old rock music that is played through the loudspeakers of the camp that;  Tonight's movie is going to be The outlaw josey wales with Clint Eastwood.
Really? I have that game on my PC. I've never really paid attention to what was being said on the speakers, though. I'll listen more carefully next time. Love the music on that game btw -have the OST on my Ipod  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 08, 2008, 04:03:18 AM
I found this story about a new jazz book with a foreward by Clint.

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Playing the Changes: Milt Hinton's Life in Stories and Photographs (Vanderbilt University Press), edited by David G. Berger and Holly Maxson.


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The book includes a CD on which Hinton talks and plays, as well as a foreword by Clint Eastwood, probably the most serious jazz fan in the world of celebrities ("Hinton's body of work has inspired and guided me in my musical journey").

Nationalpost (http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/columnists/story.html?id=6bb5fd7a-1c2e-4dcd-965f-f52d3054e4b1&k=76395&p=1)

EDIT: Found some more info on the book at Milt Hinton's (http://www.milthinton.com/e-com/presspageamazon1.html) website.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 08, 2008, 06:34:50 AM
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/156975394&tab=details

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/156975394&tab=holdings :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dirty Marry on May 11, 2008, 05:28:28 PM
Iron Maiden song Where Eagles Dare is about the movie with the same name ;) BUT Bruce Dickinson b4 playing the song live said "WHEREVER THE PROBLEM IS, CLINT EASTWOOD IS GONNA FIX IT,, WHERE EAGLES DARE", and next time "Broadsword calling Danny Boy" ;)
and in his rock show he said "well punk do you feel lucky, do ya" and when there was some western theme song he said "why noone thought about this b4, laughed and played that famous one from gba and said talking about the Man with no name,,,,"
 funny thing is that in pink caddy and heartbrake ridge man appears in Iron Maiden tshirt ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 07, 2008, 08:41:14 PM
I'd almost forgotten about this thread. Time to revive it for Meryl Streep's comment in yesterday's New York Times. She had been asked about her experience working on the soon-to-be-released film version of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, with its unusually female-weighted production team (director, screenwriter, co-producer, art director, costume designer, editor)

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Ms. Streep, in a separate telephone interview, also remarked that the set had been an uncommonly happy one. Quoting Ms. Roth [the costume designer], with whom she has been friends since “Silkwood,” she said that “Mamma Mia!” was “fun every single day.” It wasn’t “a gender-based vibe,” she said. “It just felt like some of the wonderful movies that I’ve been on when they’re really clicking.” On some of those films, she noted, “there wasn’t a woman in sight.”

But she credited Ms. Lloyd [the director] with setting the tone on “Mamma Mia!” “She has a really gentle way with the command position,” Ms. Streep said. “I told her she reminded of me of Clint Eastwood — real quiet, but real strong.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/movies/06gold.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on August 04, 2008, 09:13:16 AM
What's with Batman's voice in 'Dark Knight'? article on CNN.com.

Apparently, Bale's voice is raspier voice than in the first Batman movie, which prompted critics to compare his new tone of voice to Clint Eastwood's. Well, the 'offspring of CE and a grizzly bear' LOL


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NEW YORK (AP) -- Though "The Dark Knight" has been a bona fide cultural event, boasting rave reviews and boffo box office, it hasn't been immune to criticism. Some have quibbled with its political undercurrents, and others have criticized a muddled theme.

But here's the critique most widely held: Why does Batman talk like the offspring of Clint Eastwood and a grizzly bear? [...]

Link (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Movies/08/04/mondaymoviebuzz.darkknight.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 17, 2008, 02:15:31 PM
Nice article about Clint's love of jazz.

The Weekly Challenger (http://www.theweeklychallenger.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=90539&sID=37)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 26, 2008, 07:37:47 PM
I've changed the thread title to reflect its original purpose. Most stories that are entirely about Clint, even if they're brief, can go in new threads, or see if they won't fit into an existing thread about the project that the story is related to.  :)

The Schofield Kid thought the above piece about Clint's love of jazz wasn't really news, so he put it in here. I guess it's a matter of feeling. I'll try not to get all "thread police-y" about it. ;)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on August 27, 2008, 08:18:55 AM
I've changed the thread title to reflect its original purpose.
I just noticed the change of title  O0 Better.

What's with Batman's voice in 'Dark Knight'? article on CNN.com.

Apparently, Bale's voice is raspier voice than in the first Batman movie, which prompted critics to compare his new tone of voice to Clint Eastwood's. Well, the 'offspring of CE and a grizzly bear'
Coming back to this for a second, Bale should have asked Eastwood for some advice, because it just didn't work for me. Really annoying. It's like he tried real hard to 'do the Eastwood voice' -and failed miserably.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 28, 2008, 04:17:26 AM
Monterey Jazz Festival's Family Day (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=22304)
Posted: 2008-08-27

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... Macy's, Yamaha, Best Buy Team Up To Host Family Day On Sunday, September 21 At Monterey Fairgrounds

Additional Grounds Artists Include Kurt Elling, Christian McBride Quintet, Kyle Eastwood, Trio M, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Jamie Davis Big Band, La Tuque Bleue, Brass Menaeri, Hammond B3 Blowout With Brian Auger's Oblivion Express & Barbara Dennerlein Trio, Conversations With Jamie Cullum & Clint Eastwood, Cannonball Adderley Panel, Jazz Film With The Albert Ayler Story & More! ...

... Adults can also get in on the musical education with informative and enlightening presentations and panels about jazz artists -- including a sure-to-be packed conversation in Dizzy's Den with British superstar Jamie Cullum and iconic film legend, Clint Eastwood. Also on the docket is the panel discussion “The Cannonball Legacy Rolls On" presented by the Jazz Journalist Association, with astute commentary from musicians Gregg Field, Roy McCurdy, and Tom Scott; legendary record producer Orrin Keepnews; NEA Jazz Master John Levy; and noted journalists Scott Yanow and Dan Ouellette. ...

... As usual, the grounds will also be filled with the sounds of jazz and beyond, with the lineup of La Tuque Bleue, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, the Kyle Eastwood Band and the Jamie Davis Big Band on the Garden Stage; and the Christian McBride Quintet and Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings Coltrane/Hartman featuring Ernie Watts & the Laurence Hobgood Trio in Dizzy's Den. Also making a groovy return on Sunday is the Hammond B3 Blowout in the Night Club, with the superlative Barbara Dennerlein Trio and Brian Auger's Oblivion Express topping the night off on a funky note on the Bill Berry Stage. ...

Link to full article: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=22304

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 13, 2008, 02:56:29 PM
Times online has an interview with Kevin Costner that has a few quotes from David Valdez about Costner working with Clint in A Perfect World.

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“It’s hard not to change when you become the biggest movie star in the world,” he continues. “You see someone’s confidence grow when they have hit after hit. They are surrounded by people who tell them what they want to hear. Kevin found himself in a rarefied atmosphere.” However, David Valdes, who also worked with Costner at the back-end of his A-list period as a producer on the 1993 Clint Eastwood movie, A Perfect World, did not notice an oversized ego. “There wasn’t much sign of a guy who was then demanding $20m a movie,” says Valdes. “Although he was much more than a hired gun. Normally actors turn up, do their thing, then you see them months later for publicity. Kevin gives you much more. He’s part of the movie from start to finish.”

Does that mean he muscled in on Eastwood’s patch? “No!” laughs Valdes. “But then you don’t when there’s an 800lb gorilla for a director. I’ve done 17 films with Clint, and no one gets in the editing suite with him except the editor, and sometimes, me. Kevin was very respectful.”


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Still, the future is bright. Several industry players say Costner is Eastwood’s natural heir as the grand old man of the western. The man himself is confident. “The western is our Shakespeare,” says Costner. “I’m comfortable in the genre. I know where the drama is.”

“You know, there was a time, when John Wayne died, when I had a conversation with Clint Eastwood,” adds Valdes. “I asked him if he was going to step into the Duke’s boots. I think we could have the same conversation with Kevin now. I can’t see anyone else doing it.”


Timesonline (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/article4723954.ece)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 13, 2008, 08:22:35 PM
Wow, how many westerns has Costner made?  Not many.  I think it's just 3.  Dances With Wolves is great and so is Open Range;  Robert Duvall was great in that movie and so was Costner.  I can't say the same for Wyatt Earp because I was disappointed upon first viewing.  I can't remember if I'd seen Kurt Russell's Tombstone movie before or after, but it didn't help because I loved his portrayal of Earp above and beyond Costner's.  Wyatt Earp seemed too long.  I've come to appreciate it a little more over the years and will check it out again probably sooner than later because I've been on a western movie kick lately.

Compared to The Duke, Eastwood made a fraction of westerns himself, like that of Costner compared to Eastwood but the difference isn't as great because John Wayne made dozens.  Of Eastwood's 10, I consider 7 to be amongst the best of the genre.  I dislike Two Mules For Sister Sara, Joe Kidd and Pale Rider.  I loved watching The Big Valley, Bonanza and The Rifleman when I was a kid, so Eastwood's westerns with Leone was a whole new world and I became an instant fan. 

After seeing Open Range I remember thinking how interesting it would be to see Costner and Eastwood work together on a western.  Call me pessimistic but I doubt it'll happen.  Oh yeah, how can I forget Silverado?  That's another favorite but not strictly a Costner vehicle.  Still, he did well in it.  It's a tough call trying to pick which is better, Dances With Wolves or Open Range so for now I guess I'd have to call it a tie. 

Could Costner take over for Eastwood?  Possibly.  It looks like he's the most likely candidate.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on September 17, 2008, 09:43:02 AM
If I mention a danish "actor"  ::) called Sven-Ole Thorsen here, I'll probably be met with a lot of blank stares. You may best remember him (Sven! Not Troy McClure ;) ) as the big gladiator with the tigers that Russel Crowe fights towards the end of Gladiator.
In Denmark he is mainly known for his close friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his career has mainly been minor parts in many of Arnold's movies.
About half a year ago he wrote his life story, and got it published under the danish title Stærk mand i Hollywood (trans: Strong man in Hollywood)
I borrowed it from a friend recently, with the promise of a story about Clint Eastwood in it, and thus began to read it.
It was a very easy book to read (Sven-Ole aren't a bookish type ;) ) but I found it interesting how truthful he was about his use of steroids, and all the troubles that went along with it. Huge fits of rage due to the steroids, and a broken marriage among some of the things that has happened to him, and I have to admit that he really seems to be pouring his heart into this book, and is painfully frank and truthful about his choices in life.

I don't know if it has been translated into other languages than danish, so I've taken the time to translate/edit the parts about Clint Eastwood so you could get a chance to read it.
There's very little in the text that I (and you) didn't know about Clint Eastwood before reading it, but here it is. I've also taken the liberty to add the private photos of Sven-Ole and Clint that is enclosed in the book.

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THE MAN (Headline in English)

One day Arnold [Shwarzenegger] asked me if I would do him a favour. Clint Eastwood was making a movie called “Pink Cadillac”, and he wanted to rent Arnold’s [movable] gym. And if I wanted to drive up to Greenville and set it up for him?
Naturally I wanted to do that, so I drove to Greenville in Arnold’s trailer and put it up in a old abandoned school. It took three days, and then I spend a day preparing a training program for Clint eastwood and demonstrated the equipment.
Clint Eastwood had trained before, but i managed to teach him some tricks. I explained to him, that when you lift a weight, it’s not just about lifting it, and then dumping it. You have to lower it slowly so you build muscles, both when lifting it and lowering it.
It’s a small detail which many people overlook. I'll gladly take credit that Clint Eastwood's biceps are really nice in “Pink Cadillac”.

After the training he asked me how much he owed me. I assured him that it had been a honor, but he insisted on some sort of payment.
‘In that case, can I get a part in your movie?. I am both a actor and a stuntman’
He immediately agreed on that. I read the script through and found a part, I thought I could handle, with some shooting and a single line.
Among other things there would be a scene where Eastwood walks into a bar. He plays various roles during the movie, and in this scene he pretends He's a hick who chews tobacco. During the scene he notice my tattoo that says “Death before Dishonor”. My line was: “Words we live by!”

When I had to play the scene, I got very nervous. It was really hard for me to say the line. To begin with I spoke to loud. I wanted to be sure that they could hear me.
Clint Eastwood looked kindly on me and said: “ You don't have to speak so loud, we got a microphone right above you.”
“Pink Cadillac” was directed by Buddy Van Horn. He was better known as a stunt coordinator, but he had directed three of Clint Eastwood's movies. Though I felt that it was Clint eastwood who was the real director.
Greenville, where we shot the movie was a tiny lumber-city in North California with barely a 1000 inhabitants.
The crew lived in small cottages, about 30-40, and I had my own. Besides that there was a main building, where Clint Eastwood lived.
It was owned by one of his friends, the radio host Bill Wattenburg.
He was very protective of Clint Eastwood, and  furious about us stuntmen, because we dragged mud into the main buildings common area. We had to wipe our feet, and was not allowed to smoke or drink.
Clint Eastwood himself was completely down-to-earth, and appeared to be a completely regular guy in jeans. At one point we were in a small restaurant in Greenville, where he drank beer and danced with the local women. When a drunk guy got too interfering, Bill Wattenburg pulled a gun.
Then Clint eastwood got mad: “ What are you doing, man? Are you out of control? Get that gun away!”

  [ Then some passages follows where Clint isn't mentioned, but Sven has to go home to Los Angeles because his wife Anniqa is in having a new crisis due to excessive drinking. Clint Eastwood asks Bill Wattenburg to borrow Sven a truck so he can get to Reno, so he can catch a plane.]

Clint eastwood has been in the movie business since 1955, began to direct in the 70S and started his own production company in the 80S.
He has even begun to compose music for his movies. The movie crew always spoke of THE MAN. To begin with I didn't know who they were talking about, but I soon found out. There is only ONE Clint Eastwood.
Off the set of “Pink Cadillac” I got a pretty good impression of him. He made things happen, so that everyone had fun. When we had to move stuff around on the set, he helped along. It was a pleasure seeing him working, always relaxed while being in full control.
Early in the morning, during the first days I came over to his room and knocked on his door to follow him to his daily training. When I had done so for three-four days in a row I heard him speak from within his room :” Sven, You don't have to come and knock on my door. I can walk there easily myself.”
And of course he should be allowed to do so, I thought. After all he is THE MAN.
Clint Eastwood's private car was a old police car. The seats was a bit broken, and it could use a new paint job, but when you lifted the hood, you could see a brand new race car engine. That was Clint Eastwood's witty way of spending his money: To have a old car with a brand new engine.

One evening I saw a side of Clint Eastwood which surprised me a lot.
He and Bill watenburg had invited me to a cozy evening with drinks, where Clint Eastwood sat and told about his experiences in the movie business.
Late in the evening he went and sat at a piano and began to play jazz. Damn. That was Dirty Harry who was playing the piano! The hairs on my head stood straight up. Clint Eastwood is really a man who has more sides than most people are aware of.
 

(http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/9273/svenax9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 17, 2008, 02:00:27 PM
Thank you for going to the trouble to translate and post that section of the book Dane.  It was a nice read.  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Southern cat on September 17, 2008, 11:45:54 PM
Nice story Dane thanks. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 18, 2008, 05:08:32 AM
Thanks, Dane! (And nice to see you posting again.)

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I'll gladly take credit that Clint Eastwood's biceps are really nice in “Pink Cadillac”.


;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 18, 2008, 07:29:21 PM
Monterey Jazz Festival's Family Day (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=22304)
Posted: 2008-08-27

Link to full article: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=22304
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122170532363351061.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SEPTEMBER 18, 2008 Music
Out of the Archives:
Monterey Jazz on Disc
By TOM NOLAN

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Tomorrow through Sunday, an expected 45,000 spectators will gather at a 20-acre fairground in a sylvan setting in Northern California for the Monterey Jazz Festival, a yearly destination event for musicians and music lovers since 1958. "Monterey" is known world-wide as a superb showcase for jazz artists, and the weekend fest is an inextricable part of the cultural identity of the coastal town for which it is named....

Jason Olaine, now label manager of the record company, led a team that four years ago made its pitch to the festival's board of directors, a conservative, cost-conscious group not unlike the Monterey councilmen whom Jimmy Lyons had to win over in 1958 -- except that these individuals included such show-business-savvy folk as the actor-filmmaker (and pianist) Clint Eastwood, the former mayor of nearby Carmel.

"He's a lover of jazz, so he's definitely concerned," says Mr. Olaine of Mr. Eastwood. "He had that look: It wasn't a Dirty Harry look, but it certainly was intense. He's got his own record label; he's been down that road! So he definitely knew the right questions to ask."...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 26, 2008, 06:30:40 PM
IMDB's daily poll today is Who is your favorite San Francisco Movie Cop?

Harry Callahan is way out in front at the moment.  8)

http://www.imdb.com/poll/results
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 26, 2008, 06:35:34 PM
Still time to vote, if you care to ...

http://www.imdb.com/poll/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on September 27, 2008, 04:48:37 PM
Shoot. Missed it.

Callahan won, right?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 27, 2008, 05:51:40 PM
Shoot. Missed it.

Callahan won, right?

http://www.imdb.com/poll/results/2008-09-26

It wasn't even close. Here are the top 3.

Insp. Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) – The Dirty Harry movies 5418 (36.0%)
Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) - The Maltese Falcon 1558 (10.3%)
Insp. Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) - Zodiac 1431 (9.5%)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 27, 2008, 07:43:47 PM
In sixth through eighth place were ...

I am not a fan of the fuzz in general.   646    (4.3%)
I have no opinion.    596   (4.0%)
I don't like most/any of these cops.   504   (3.3%)

;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Gant on September 28, 2008, 12:10:38 AM
No Bullit ?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 28, 2008, 12:40:24 AM
No Bullit ?

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Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) – Bullitt 1251   (8.3%)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Xichado on October 18, 2008, 05:12:36 AM
I have been learning Adobe AfterEffects for the last couple of weeks... and voilá! a Clint Eastwood reference to distract me   ;)

Make My Day, Punk!!!!!...

... at Videocopilot 34th tutorial (here) (http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/fly_by_titles/).

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 18, 2008, 07:34:25 AM
That's pretty funny, Xichado! ;D

(I deleted your duplicate post. ;) )
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 18, 2008, 08:47:47 AM
I have been learning Adobe AfterEffects for the last couple of weeks... and voilá! a Clint Eastwood reference to distract me   ;)

Make My Day, Punk!!!!!...
... at Videocopilot 34th tutorial (here) (http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/fly_by_titles/).

I thought that looks cool maybe I could learn how to do that.   No way I got lost on the first two seconds, however it did give me a smile.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 24, 2008, 02:29:59 AM
Technically this doesn't mention Eastwood but i thought I put it in this thread.

Another imdb poll.

What is your favorite film featuring Alcatraz?

http://www.imdb.com/poll/

Escape From Alcatraz is currently second behind The Rock.

The Enforcer is a little further down the list.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 25, 2008, 12:47:19 PM
 :)  " THE THINGS THEY SAY "

      http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/the%20things%20they%20say%2010000_1084555

       
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"You're just a number in the sky and the fun part is you can land anywhere.
 You see something you like - a good-looking girl - and you can just drop down in a field."
 CLINT EASTWOOD on the joys of piloting a helicopter.


    8)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 29, 2008, 07:36:50 AM
Not so much a refernce to Clint but a picture on the front page of my paper.    These are hand stitched items made by prisoners and about to go on show.     I thought you may like to see Clint.

Link
http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/search/3789394.Soft_furnishings_from_prison/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 29, 2008, 02:18:42 PM
Nice cushion! I'd totally buy that.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 30, 2008, 02:15:56 AM
Nice cushion! I'd totally buy that.

Me too, although I do have the cross stitch design of that picture and ONE of these days I will get to do it before my eye pack in for close work.   :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 02, 2008, 11:07:51 AM
" Eat yer heart out Clint Eastwood, this is the American West. "

  http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/politics/international_politics/ted+michelle+and+a+couple+of+nutters++jon+snow+in+denver+colorado/2434372

 
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Last Modified: 26 Aug 2008
By: Jon Snow

Jon Snow witnesses Michelle Obama's opening gambit at the Democrat Convention in Denver, Colorado.

Eat yer heart out Clint Eastwood, this is the American West.

Spectacular mountains and valleys, turbulent and shockingly hot weather - and Denver, Colorado

  I had this article for more than two months !  I want to show it to all of you before deleting !
 
  Will the phrase of this article be a simple joke ?     :o    Will it be a meaning to abuse ?  >:(     Which will it be ?    :-\
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 09, 2008, 02:24:02 PM
 :)  "  CLINT WON'T PLAY POLITICS ! "

         http://www.nypost.com/seven/11092008/gossip/pagesix/clint_wont__play_politics_137847.htm

         
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November 9, 2008 --

POLITICS is hell. Just ask Clint Eastwood, who says he'll never seek pub lic office again. "Not a chance. I enjoyed being mayor of Carmel [Calif.], but you do see that it is very difficult to get things done," the raspy-voiced Oscar winner tells London's Observer. "You just have to lose your soul. You have to BS people. You have to deal with people you don't care for and will never be friends with, so you kind of sell yourself out to be a politician. You have to kiss it up with the world. That ain't my style."


        Wise decision !    ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on November 09, 2008, 03:08:00 PM

Well, good for Clint.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 09, 2008, 03:36:49 PM
:)  "  CLINT WON'T PLAY POLITICS ! "

         http://www.nypost.com/seven/11092008/gossip/pagesix/clint_wont__play_politics_137847.htm

         
        Wise decision !    ;)

The original interview in the Observer was cited when it was originally published last week, in the thread for Changeling reviews and features in the media:
 
Good article in The Observer here in the UK yesterday:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2008/nov/02/clint-eastwood-drama

I have no idea why the New York Post thought it was a good idea to quote a snippet, but since they did, I think it qualifies as a "minor mention" in the press.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 12, 2008, 09:30:50 PM
Mae Mercer dies at 76

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In the 1970s, after returning to the United States, Mercer had roles in the Don Siegel-directed Clint Eastwood movies "The Beguiled" and "Dirty Harry."

LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valley/la-me-mercer13-2008nov13,0,3010175.story)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 12, 2008, 09:55:56 PM
She played the slave Hallie in The Beguiled, and had a brief, vivid cameo as Mrs. Russell, the mother of one of Scorpio's victims, in Dirty Harry.

R.I.P.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 15, 2008, 06:04:00 PM
 :) " Brushes with fame: Clint Eastwood "

       http://www.billingsgazette.net/articles/2008/11/15/features/life/40-fameeastwood.txt

       
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In the early '80s some friends and I went to Sun Valley for a few days of snow skiing.

One day after skiing we decided to attend a comedy show at a local night spot. We arrived just before the show started and were ushered to front-row table seats.

The lights were just going down when someone sat down next to me. It was dark, and I didn't pay any attention. At the intermission, it was announced that there was a celebrity in the audience and would Clint Eastwood stand up. I clapped with the rest of the crowd and smiled at the handsome man, who was sitting next to me, as he stood up and waved at the crowd.

I didn't have a clue what or who Clintwood Eastwood was. Little did I know that, some 25 plus or minus years later, Clint Eastwood would be a fixture in my home.

My husband watches Clint Eastwood movie reruns almost every evening and can probably mouth all the words to most of his movies. That's another story!

   
:D


   " Writer shares lessons learned "

     http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081115/LOCAL04/811150334

   " Working past retirement "

     http://www.contracostatimes.com/business/ci_10986182?source=rss
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 22, 2008, 02:22:23 AM
Last week's episode of NCIS, (Episode 7, Season 6) had a small reference to Dirty Harry.

Agent McGee (Sean Murray) said that Agent DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) had an unusual interrogation technique.

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A sort of cross between Dirty Harry and The Keystone Cops!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 25, 2008, 02:04:43 PM
   "  ‘Changeling’ Movie Has Ties to Marion Mystery "

       http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/35015164.html

       
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MARION - An 80-year-old mystery that started in Marion is finally coming to the surface, thanks to a hit movie. Clint Eastwood's new film, "Changeling," drags up the strange disappearance of a local boy and his ties to huge hoax in California.

The movie deals with one of the biggest cases of the 1920s. Nine-year-old Walter Collins disappeared from his Los Angeles home, only to have police there replace him with another boy a few months later. The real Walter Collins never re-surfaced, most likely the victim of a children's serial killer from that era. TV9 tracked down someone who knew his impostor, a boy who traveled 18-hundred miles from Marion to assume a new identity.
 
   O0
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 25, 2008, 02:16:45 PM
  " Who Will Replace Our Retiring Movie Stars? "

     http://gawker.com/5097993/who-will-replace-our-retiring-movie-stars

     
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Every movie star everywhere is quitting! In today's case of old Clint Eastwood it makes sense, because he's, y'know, old and his directing career has been a lot more illustrious than his acting career has for the past decade or so. But the once-promising, now-squandered Joaquin Phoenix? Baby mill Angelina Jolie? Nicole Kidman?? If they leave, then what are we to do? Find new movie stars, I guess. Trouble is, there aren't really any good, young understudies waiting in the wings. But there might be some! We'll take a look at who could replace these four retiring (or maybe semi-retiring) actors after the jump.
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Clint Eastwood
Not sure he really needs replacing (or can be replaced at all), as he's sort of a singular cultural institution unto himself. But if we're in the mood for a gruff, crime fightin', six gun shootin', conservative with a puddly sentimental heart, then I think we need look no further than Keanu Reeves. Don't go crazy! Yes, I understand that there was a grumbly gravitas that Eastwood brought to his silly actioners that Keanu decidedly does not bring to his, but they're kind of the same. Both, frankly, can't act for beans but it doesn't matter! There's something criminally appealing about them. They're dazzling us with their flat line delivery while pickpocketing our souls! Plus, Keanu's 44 now (can you believe that??) so he'll soon be ambling into safely Grizzled territory. Then he can start directing pictures about weary men in the weary world who wearily do weary things, like kill their molested childhood best friends or kill their ladyboxer protege, just like Clint! Just think, in thirty years time "Whoa." will be the new "Make my day."

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: right turn clyde on November 25, 2008, 02:18:44 PM
Clint appears in todays Daily Express, just scroll down the page for the photo, although I'm not sure if it is a fake Clint has always been well built??  ;)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1089284/Amy-Winehouse-bodybuilder-leads-pack-stars-transformed-muscled-beefcakes.html
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Post by: higashimori on November 25, 2008, 02:25:23 PM
Oh ,  Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!    :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 25, 2008, 04:00:26 PM
Oh ,  Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!    :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That goes for me too.    :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Richard Earl on November 25, 2008, 04:55:11 PM
I got a good laugh out of that.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 25, 2008, 07:29:50 PM
From the story ... ;)

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... digitally altered photos
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 26, 2008, 12:23:16 PM
Mae Mercer dies at 76

LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/valley/la-me-mercer13-2008nov13,0,3010175.story)

 " Mae Mercer: Blues singer and actress whomade her name in Europe and worked with Clint Eastwood "

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/mae-mercer-blues-singer-and-actress-whomade-her-name-in-europe-and-worked-with-clint-eastwood-1035061.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on November 28, 2008, 05:02:17 PM
The 100 Greatest Movie Characters

http://www.empireonline.com/100-greatest-movie-characters/default.asp?c=43
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43 The Man with No Name

"You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig." The Man With No Name

Played By: Clint Eastwood
Film: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly


Why He's On The List: The final chapter in the series which saw Eastwood burst onto the hero market, it's also the best loved of the three. Blondie, as Eli Wallach's Tuco calls him, is about as cool as it gets in movies, but Eastwood never so much as considers that as an excuse not to commit to the role; he's steely, not wooden. He's also a supreme badass, who's quicker on the draw than anyone and always looking three moves ahead. Often imitated, never bettered.

Finest Hour: Blowing the bridge near Sad Hill cemetery.

http://www.empireonline.com/100-greatest-movie-characters/default.asp?c=23
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23 Harry Callahan

"When I see a grown man chasing a woman down an alleyway with a butcher knife and a hard-on, I figure he's not out collecting for the Red Cross." Harry Callahan

Played By: Clint Eastwood
Film: Dirty Harry

Why He's On The List: Only Clint could make a guy like Harry Callahan cool. A borderline fascist, with supply teacher chic and hair so big it shows up on Google Earth, Callahan is a shoot first, ask questions never kinda guy, a bit of a pervert and a massive racist, to boot. But as Eastwood deploys his laser-beam squint, massive gun and whispers his tough-guy dialogue, Harry becomes more than Dirty. He becomes an icon.

Finest Hour: Harry's grim, bitter delivery of the 'do you feel lucky?' speech at the end of the film, a world away from the glibness of the opening bank robbery sequence.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 30, 2008, 05:39:42 PM
 " Kansans with famous names find it challenging, fun "

    http://www.kansas.com/news/story/614992.html

   
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Clint Eastwood thinks about it whenever he makes a hotel reservation from his home in eastern Kansas.

Bruce Springsteen still gets double-takes when he's introduced to people in Lawrence
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 30, 2008, 05:49:15 PM
Well, Kansas is pretty boring otherwise. I guess people have nothing better to do than have children and give them the same name as someone famous.
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Post by: Dan Dassow on December 02, 2008, 07:55:18 PM
http://www.imdb.com/news/ni0618967/

Eastwood Surprised To Become A Dad Late In Life
2 December 2008 5:28 PM, PST | From wenn.com | See recent WENN news
 
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Clint Eastwood was pleasantly surprised to discover he was set to become a dad in his mid-60s - because he thought his parenting days were over.

The movie icon had sired six kids by four different women when his wife Dina Ruiz started feeling sick during a lengthy honeymoon in Hawaii.

Eastwood tells the upcoming issue of Parade magazine, "She said she felt a little nausea. She asked me to stop at a gas station so she could buy one of those sticks (pregnancy tests). She came back and said, 'We're pregnant'.

"At least nobody stood there with a shotgun when we got married."

The couple's daughter, Morgan, is now 12, and Ruiz admits the movie tough guy has finally settled into fatherhood and becoming a grandpa.

She adds, "He likes now being seen as a grandfather, as vulnerable, as crying over his daughters."


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Post by: higashimori on December 09, 2008, 01:08:15 PM
  " The 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington opened Sunday with Denzel Washington and
            Clint Eastwood toasting the night's first honoree, Morgan Freeman  "

       http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur49206.cfm

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Clint Van Wallach on December 10, 2008, 11:07:59 PM
Got this in an email today. Another take on the motivational poster:


(http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/3395/fiveun9.jpg)



Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 14, 2008, 03:10:51 PM
   " Why Clint Eastwood thinks America is full of babies "

     
     http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2008/12/13/2008-12-13_why_clint_eastwood_thinks_america_is_ful.html

     
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Tough guy Clint Eastwood believes America is getting soft around the middle - and the iconic Oscar winner thinks he knows when the problem began.

"Maybe when people started asking about the meaning of life," Eastwood, 78, growls in the January issue of Esquire.

The actor/director recalls the deeper questions were rarely posed during his Depression-era California childhood - and says that wasn't a bad thing.

"People barely got by," Eastwood recounts. "People were tougher then."

Eastwood, whose on-screen tough guys included Dirty Harry and gun-for-hire William Munny in "Unforgiven," was a fighter at a young age.

"I was a shy kid," he says. "But a lot of my childhood was spent punching the bullies out."

That mentality is gone, he laments.

"Everyone's become used to saying, 'Well, how do we handle it psychologically?'" Eastwood says. "In those days, you punched the bully back and duked it out."

When not overanalyzing things, 21st century America spends too much time worrying about ... everything.

"You can't stop everything from happening," Eastwood says. "But we've gotten to a point where we're certainly trying. If a car doesn't have 400 air bags in it, then it's no good."

The somewhat-grumpy-old man doesn't quite grasp the concept of body piercing. "What kind of masochism is that?" he wonders. "Is it to show you can take it?"

The "Dirty Harry" star has good things to say about life as a senior citizen: He likes kids a lot more, has less self-doubt and doesn't sweat the small stuff.

"What can they do to you after you get in your 70s?" he asks
 

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Post by: higashimori on December 16, 2008, 04:35:25 PM
 :) " Celebrities Turn Out On Downtown Sac Red Carpet "

       http://cbs13.com/entertainment/hall.of.fame.2.888290.html

       
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It turned out to be a star-studded night in Sacramento as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver inducted 12 stars into the California Museum Hall Of Fame.

Fans lined the red carpet as stars arrived and light rail trains rolled past, making for an unusual entrance for the celebrities.

Stars like Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Clint Eastwood, and Quincy Jones were just some of the faces walking into downtown Sacramento as the newest inductees into the Hall Of Fame.

"(My wife) is the chairman of the event, so I have to support her," Eastwood joked.

The ceremony itself was private, but the museum will be opening their 2008 Hall of Fame exhibit on Tuesday for public viewing. 
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 20, 2008, 12:44:25 AM
A new book about Quincy Jones has a foreword by Clint.

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Jones, Quincy. The Complete Quincy Jones: My Journey & Passions. Insight Editions: Palace Press International. 2008. 132p. photogs. ISBN 978-1-933784-67-0. $45. MUSIC


Verdict: This illustrated scrapbook highlights the career of an American musical icon, but readers looking for depth are going to be disappointed. A better way to understand the phenomenon who is Quincy Jones is to revisit the music he has produced over the last six decades.


Background: Quincy Delight Jones Jr., who turned 75 last year, orchestrated this lavish birthday card to himself. A preface by Maya Angelou, a foreword by Clint Eastwood, an introduction by Bono, an afterward by Sidney Poitier, and a predilection for referring to himself in the third-person make it abundantly clear that he lives in rarified circles. This is a beautifully composed collection of recollections and mementos, including facsimiles of letters, programs, newspaper articles, and scores—Bill Baars, Lake Oswego P.L., OR

http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6624327.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 24, 2008, 09:52:06 PM
This "Critic's Notebook" by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott appeared in last Sunday's Times, in the "Week in Review" section. It includes a brief comment on Gran Torino.

Reality Can Be Escapist, Too (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/movies/21tony.html)

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The truth is that every movie, really, is an escape into someone else’s story. Clint Eastwood’s new film, “Gran Torino,” which is named for an American car and depicts the frustrations of a retired auto worker (played by Mr. Eastwood), seems to offer a grim, half-accidental timeliness — it opened on the day the Big Three bailout bill died in the Senate. But its rough, resonant emotions transcend the limitations of its immediate time and place.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 26, 2008, 01:27:13 AM
The New York Times has been doing a feature in which views of New York in 1979 are compared side by side with the same vistas today. In Thursday's paper, they ran shots of Times Square then and now.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/25/nyregion/25thennow.html

If you move the dividing line way over to the right (or click the button that says "Show only 1979"), you should be able to make out a movie marquee, black with white lettering, just below the word "FORUM" in the lower right (but to the left of "ROCKY II).

It's not so obvious in the online version, but in the paper version you can see clearly that the marquee is advertising CLINT EASTWOOD in ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ.

Hmm ... I guess that's about as minor as a mention gets! ;)
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Post by: Dan Dassow on December 31, 2008, 06:19:01 AM
http://www.nationalledger.com/artman/publish/article_272624394.shtml

George Jones Savors Kennedy Center Honors Experience
 
By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith
Dec 30, 2008

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... THE BIG SCREEN SCENE: Actor Christopher Carley, who plays the young Catholic priest in Eastwood's "Gran Torino" can attest to Clint Eastwood's famous short hours, keep-it-simple production procedures. Carley tells us Eastwood cast him using videotape provided by the casting director, and he didn't even talk to the director-star until the day before he hit the set. Once he started working, he says, the lack of stress almost worried him. "At first it was like, 'There must be something wrong. It can't be this pleasant.' We weren't doing 20 takes of anything. Nobody was angry."

Carley says he especially enjoyed doing scenes with Eastwood in which "my character has in mind what he thinks he's going to get him to do. He thinks he can push him a lot further than it turns out he can." ...
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Post by: Dan Dassow on January 06, 2009, 11:22:56 PM
The Ampersand link (http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/theampersand/archive/2009/01/05/clint-eastwood-is-not-the-son-of-stan-laurel.aspx)

Clint Eastwood is not the son of Stan Laurel after all
Posted: January 05, 2009, 1:19 PM by Brad Frenette

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Apparently, there's been a geneological riddle asked and left unanswered for years: Is Clint Eastwood the secret child of comedian Stan Laurel?

The answer, according to Clint Eastwood in an interview today is: no, punks. 

Said the actor/director/singer to the Sun:

It's because my hair stands up. My mother was hysterical. She said, 'I always admired the man, but I never met him let alone had his child.'

But they have the same hair!


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 06, 2009, 11:55:04 PM
Hmmph. From the site FAQ (http://www.clinteastwood.net/faq/#faq14) (ca. 2000):

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Q: Who is Clint Eastwood's father?

A: Clint Eastwood's father is Clinton Eastwood, Sr. (Stan Laurel is NOT Clint Eastwood's father!)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on January 07, 2009, 05:43:19 PM
Now for something profoundly obscure:
Wednesday January 7, 2009
Wheel of Fortune
Puzzle at 4 minutes after the start of the show
Actor-Director Clint Eastwood
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 12, 2009, 03:34:27 PM
From the film How To Lose Friends And Alienate People (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0455538/) (2008)

The main character, struggling journalist Sydney Young (played by Simon Pegg), got into a little bit of trouble with Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman (occupational hazards) :D ... his 15 minutes of fame. So he's just about to cut out the picture -to frame it probably  ;)

(http://img55.imageshack.us/img55/8034/htlfaaphg6.jpg)

(He's the guy being headlocked by Eastwood)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 14, 2009, 08:46:53 AM
 :)  "  We All Live in Clint Eastwood's America "

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-silver/we-all-live-in-clint-east_b_157314.html

     
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For a man of few words, with a persona known for shooting first and asking questions later, Clint Eastwood is a powerful vox populi.

Eastwood, who made his name playing the man with no name, has proven to be a keen analyst of the mood of the American public.

 
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This is a paradigm shift for America. And, since a movie generally takes about nine months to make -- even at the most accelerated production schedule -- Eastwood clearly read this stunning change even as public opinion was forming.

The Bush administration, as events rolled out over the last eight years, has regularly said, "Who could have seen this coming?" Well, for one, Clint Eastwood did.

 
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Post by: Dan Dassow on January 14, 2009, 10:57:06 AM
IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/)
Truly Trivial (Jan 14, 2009)
This Oscar-winning director says "okay" instead of "action" or "cut" while on set. (answer (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/))
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 26, 2009, 07:40:30 AM
Some of you have probably heard of Dafont.com (http://www.dafont.com/), a site that specializes in ... well, fonts  :D

Turns out they have an Eastwood font too  8)

(http://www.dafont.com/img/preview/e/a/eastwood0.png)
link (http://www.dafont.com/img/preview/e/a/eastwood0.png)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 29, 2009, 02:58:12 PM
 :)  " Washington is American's Favourite Movie Star "

        http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/showbiz/17147-washington-is-americas-favourite-movie-star-

       
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ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, Jan 29 — For the third year in a row, Denzel Washington comes in on top as America’s favourite movie star. Returning to the list this year at number two, after a one year absence, is Clint Eastwood. The perennial favourite, John Wayne, who died 30 years ago, is tied with Will Smith at number three.

These are the some of the results of The Harris Poll(R), a new nationwide survey of 2,388 US adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive(R) between Dec 9 and 15, 2008.
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on February 01, 2009, 02:26:07 PM
In The Mist, at the very beginning, the main character is painting a poster (I guess) and I think is Clint on it.

But probably many of you has been noticed that already.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 01, 2009, 03:37:20 PM
Not really a reference to Clint, but watching an episode of Law & Order last week a teenager who was a part of a religious cult killed his mother for committing adultery.

When being questioned by the detectives, one asked the boy, "Did she have it comin'?"

The boy replied, "We all have it comin'."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on February 03, 2009, 09:12:53 PM

Well I was beat to it. I was just going to post about Clint's place on the new list released. It's amazing that Clint is still very high on the list, same with John Wayne.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 03, 2009, 10:25:41 PM
The front page of Sydney's The Daily Telegraph has a caricature of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as The Man With No Name from Fistful Of Dollars.

(http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6470876,00.jpg)
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Post by: Southern cat on February 03, 2009, 11:45:11 PM
Hey SK that's great. That would be well worth keeping. Did you grab a copy?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 04, 2009, 12:55:47 AM
Hey SK that's great. That would be well worth keeping. Did you grab a copy?

Yeah, I get it every morning on the way to work.

Is it available in Melbourne?

I remember a few years ago that I was able to get a Sydney paper while on holidays in SA & Victoria.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Southern cat on February 04, 2009, 03:19:45 AM
Yeah you can get Sydney papers in Melbourne at selected newagents but hard to find in the outer suburbs.
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Post by: Hemlock on February 04, 2009, 09:33:54 PM
In a Steve Martin film My Blue Heaven there`s a scene where in the back round of the action/scene is a cinema`s marquee or something like that advertise Eastwood`s White Hunter Black Heart film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100212/

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 13, 2009, 02:33:59 PM
 :)  " Smiles, frowns and even more Oscar history in the making "

        http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/movieawards/oscars/2009-01-23-oscarstuff_N.htm?csp=34

       
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You can't always get what you want …

Oscar nomination day brings cheers of joy — and inevitable disappointment.

The Dark Knight, the superhero thriller that was expected to make history as the first comic-book adaptation to take a best-picture nomination, was passed over in most of the top categories. Knight's only major nomination was supporting actor for the late Heath Ledger. It picked up eight, but neither the movie nor director Christopher Nolan was among them.

Hollywood favorite Clint Eastwood, a four-time Oscar winner, directed two movies vying for gold this season. His Changeling was rewarded with three nominations, including one for Angelina Jolie's performance as the distraught mother of a missing boy. But Gran Torino, which could be Eastwood's last acting performance, did not receive a nomination. Eastwood, 78, earlier had won best actor for the role from the National Board of Review.

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Post by: Dan Dassow on February 14, 2009, 09:37:32 AM
New America Media link (http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=cc0b37ccc3cea56df187ce30abff186a)

Old Dogs Teach New Tricks
New America Media, Commentary, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Feb 13, 2009

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... Were Stump, a reddish brown rake named for his short legs, a superannuated movie star, one would have to forget the grandfatherly image of actor and TV oatmeal spokesman Wilford Brimley. Think Clint Eastwood.

You see, it’s been a good week for a certain age. Take Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III, who glided the US Airways Flight 1549 safely into the Hudson River on Jan 15. He has been getting his due with interviews on the CBS news program, “60 Minutes,” to “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

Known as Sully, Sullenberger, has earned every twinkle of the national admiration bestowed on him. He is whom Clint Eastwood has played for the last 15 years. He is cool, confident, and certainly wise in articulating his positive role in the depressed American psyche. He is white haired. ...

Listening to Sully’s textbook-calm voice on the air traffic control tapes released last week, who wouldn’t fly anywhere—at any age—knowing that his command is better than any floatation device?

I thought to myself during the "60 Minutes' interview, that Clint would be the perfect person to play Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III when they make a film about  US Airways Flight 1549 safe landing into the Hudson River on January 15.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 14, 2009, 09:54:02 AM
Well, with all due respect to both Sullenberger and Clint, Clint is twenty years older and I don't think he'd really be credible as an active pilot.

Besides, I suspect that movie will never get made, except maybe as a made-for-cable quickie. A disaster movie in which no one gets killed? Unthinkable! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 14, 2009, 09:06:35 PM
(http://www.snorgtees.com/images/MakeMyDay_Fullpic_1.jpg)   :D

http://www.snorgtees.com/goaheadmakemyday-p-531.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on February 15, 2009, 06:29:02 AM
So great, KC! ;D
Cute guy.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Xichado on February 16, 2009, 10:11:37 AM
I believe it qualifies as a "reference" (although I am not sure if it has been posted)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrAgxTeeiDE
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 16, 2009, 11:25:18 AM
^ ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 18, 2009, 03:33:10 AM
ESPN link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3912822)

Freak Celebrity Sighting
Rick meets Raymond Floyd, talks Clint Eastwood.
Freak Celebrity Sighting: 02/17/09
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Bumped into four-time-major winner, Raymond Floyd, at Pebble Beach last week. He was telling stories about his amateur partner for 20-plus years there—Clint Eastwood, director and star of the critically-acclaimed Gran Torino. "I always said that what Clint does isn't really acting," said Floyd, 66. "He just is. What you see on the screen is pretty much what he's like. Man, the people love him. Remember Dirty Harry? Do you know how many times I heard somebody holler, 'Make my day!'? I got so sick of 'Make my day!' Except one time. We got to the green and a young woman was standing right in front in a full length raincoat. She yells, "Hey, Clint! Make MY day!' and opened up her raincoat. She was buck naked under there! Just nothin' on!" Eastwood didn't play last week, which was just as well. There's nothing really sexy about women shooting him with their thumb and forefinger.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 18, 2009, 05:36:15 AM
ESPN link (http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3912822)

Freak Celebrity Sighting
Rick meets Raymond Floyd, talks Clint Eastwood.
Freak Celebrity Sighting: 02/17/09
:o  :o  :o  !!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 21, 2009, 01:38:47 PM
  ???  " Clint Eastwood film 'Dirty Harry' inspired couple to kidnap and kill girl, 10, for ransom "       :o

         " http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1151002/Clint-Eastwood-film-Dirty-Harry-inspired-couple-kidnap-kill-girl-10-ransom-court-told.html?ITO=1490 "

         

     

         
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 23, 2009, 08:29:45 AM
Not so much a reference to Clint but to The Bridges Of Madison County in the long running UK radio serial The Archers.   It has been running for 58 years.

  LINK (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00hmq2q) and listen when the count is 5.56 mins.

The character Jill Archer is quite a fan!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 24, 2009, 06:50:48 AM
IMDB daily poll for today February 24, 2009.
http://www.imdb.com/poll/

http://www.imdb.com/poll/results as of this posting.

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From Entertainment Weekly's list of the "25 Greatest Active Film Directors," whom would you call the greatest? (Suggested by "Leader_Of_The_Sandbox")
 Votes 

Most/all of these directors are great! 1027 (22.2%)
Steven Spielberg 777 (16.8%)
Martin Scorsese 672 (14.5%) 
Christopher Nolan 273 (5.9%)
Clint Eastwood 261 (5.6%)
Joel and Ethan Coen 217 (4.7%)
Quentin Tarantino 195 (4.2%)
Tim Burton 160 (3.5%)
I feel like this list could be more worldly! 144 (3.1%)
David Fincher 131 (2.8%)
Paul Thomas Anderson 114 (2.5%)
Peter Jackson 109 (2.4%)
Ridley Scott 67 (1.4%)
James Cameron 59 (1.3%)
Pedro Almodovar 57 (1.2%)
Guillermo del Toro 52 (1.1%)
Darren Aronofsky 47 (1.0%)
Danny Boyle 45 (1.0%)
Ang Lee 40 (0.9%)
Ron Howard 39 (0.8%)
Michael Mann 33 (0.7%)
Judd Apatow 26 (0.6%)
I don't think most/any of these directors are great! 22 (0.5%)
Zack Snyder 14 (0.3%)
Steven Soderbergh 13 (0.3%)
Sam Raimi 12  (0.3%)
Paul Greengrass 10 (0.2%)
Jon Favreau 10 (0.2%)

A total of 4626 votes were collected.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: right turn clyde on February 25, 2009, 03:01:16 PM
From today's Daily Mail an article quoting Clint that jokes about a persons ethnicity is OK within certain limits..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1155360/People-able-laugh-jokes-different-races-says-Clint-Eastwood.html

Also in the current Vanity Fair..

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/03/actors-directors-portfolio200903?slide=10#globalNav

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2009/03/behind-the-scenes200903
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on February 26, 2009, 03:31:18 PM
Nice shots. I like that woman's work  8)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 26, 2009, 11:02:02 PM
Thanks, RTC. The Daily Mail article is quoting an interview from the German magazine Der Spiegel. I'll post about that in the Gran Torino media thread.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on March 01, 2009, 01:28:38 PM
I was browsing in a bookstore and saw a couple of interesting book titles from a Sci-fi/fantasy author Kim Harrison: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, Every Which Way But Dead, A Fistful of Charms, and For a Few Demons More. :D
I just saw another Kim Harrison title that made me think of the others I'd posted about.

(http://deepdiscount-content.vcommerce.com/products/890/52358890/main-205.jpg)
White Witch, Black Curse ;D

I wonder if a lot of people even recognize it as being a play on another Eastwood title. ???
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on March 02, 2009, 06:01:51 AM
So interesting! The author must be a Clint fan, of course...
Did you buy any of those, Christopher? I bet you did ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on March 02, 2009, 08:36:11 AM
Yeah, she is a Clint fan. Back on the page I first mentioned the books, AB posted a small portion of an interview where she talks about it.

And no, I actually didn't buy any. I'm a fan of the genre and would be interested in reading one at some point.

This is an older reference, but I watched an episode of Newhart last night from either 1985 or '86, and a character basically said something about being as brave as Clint Eastwood. The exact context isn't coming to me at the moment, but Julia Duffy's character, Stephanie, says something like it to her boyfriend. The episode was about the inn possibly being haunted. ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 03, 2009, 07:39:44 AM
In the midst of all-news radio babble I hear, "Well, as Dirty Harry once said, 'Do you feel lucky?'" It was the lead-in to a news item about an especially large lottery jackpot.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 07, 2009, 05:02:59 PM
 :)    " Mitsubishi Outlander has plenty of zip, but feels a little cheap "

         http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090307/OPINION03/903070313

         
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The 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS reminds me of many Clint Eastwood's Western Classics.

There's good, bad and some ugly with this mid-size crossover.

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on March 11, 2009, 08:04:11 AM
There's a Brasilian movie called Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad). I haven't watched this one but now I might.
I translated the part I found interesting:

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The movie in all its structure reminds the Dirty Harrys that Clint Eastwood defended so bravely in the 70's in the United States, when the country was losing badly to murderers and evil-doers under a failed law system. Dirty Harry defended justice made by his own hands with very unconventional methods to that time. Even the esthetics of The Elite Squad send us back to those Dirty Harry movies. The purpose wasn't show a craftly complete work, but show action scenes that shocked by the violence and roughness.

This is the link to the whole commentary, but it is in portuguese (and contains spoilers)

http://www.cineplayers.com/comentario.php?id=6514 (http://www.cineplayers.com/comentario.php?id=6514)

This link can be more useful, in case of someone is interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropa_de_Elite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropa_de_Elite)



Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 11, 2009, 09:21:05 PM
Well, I think if the authors of that commentary ought to take a look at the second Dirty Harry film, Magnum Force:

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The script developed out of John Milius' interest in the Brazilian death squads which had been making headlines at the time.  He pitched the idea to Eastwood as a way of exploring the "other side of the coin"- with Harry now in the position of having to play by the rules.

http://www.the-dirtiest.com/magnum.htm
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on March 12, 2009, 06:06:48 AM
Yeah,  that makes me recall that talk between Harry and his partner where Harry says:

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There may be a sub organization within the police force...sort of a death squad like they had in Brasil some years back.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 12, 2009, 06:24:24 AM
   " South Africa: No Goodwill in Callous Treatment of Refugees "

      http://allafrica.com/stories/200903120067.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Sylvie on March 12, 2009, 07:04:09 AM
Clint Eastwood talks about Sergio Leone : but in french ! ;)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/cinema/2009/03/12/03002-20090312ARTFIG00554-quand-clint-eastwood-se-souvient-de-sergio-leone-.php (http://www.lefigaro.fr/cinema/2009/03/12/03002-20090312ARTFIG00554-quand-clint-eastwood-se-souvient-de-sergio-leone-.php)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 12, 2009, 08:55:26 PM
Clint Eastwood talks about Sergio Leone : but in french ! ;)

http://www.lefigaro.fr/cinema/2009/03/12/03002-20090312ARTFIG00554-quand-clint-eastwood-se-souvient-de-sergio-leone-.php (http://www.lefigaro.fr/cinema/2009/03/12/03002-20090312ARTFIG00554-quand-clint-eastwood-se-souvient-de-sergio-leone-.php)

Thanks, Sylvie!

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INTERVIEW—Passing through Paris for the opening of Gran Torino, and before he flies off to South Africa where he'll be preparing to shoot his next film The Human Factor, the great Clint Eastwood is sparing no efforts. But beyond promoting his film, the actor-director also took the occasion to share his recollections of Sergio Leone, who gave him his first break in the movies.  The Italian director made Clint Eastwood a mythic Western hero in the "Dollar Trilogy." The actor pays homage to a "fearless" artist.

Le Figaro—What did you learn from your encounter with Sergio Leone in 1964?

What people now call "the tough style." Sergio taught me to do as little as possible. The less I did, the more impressive I was. In the Leone films, everyone was running around, chasing each other on horseback and shooting at each other. And I was just standing there, tall in my boots, in the middle of the battlefield!

What memories do you have of him?

For me, Sergio was a fearless director. I learned a lot from him, making the "Dollars Trilogy." And yet, I hardly knew him. The first time we met, I didn't speak a word of Italian and he didn't speak a word of English. He only knew "Hello!"

In fact, Leone invented a new kind of Western hero for you ...

Yes, that's true. A sort of Samurai cowboy, impassive, very much inspired by the films of Kurosawa. At the time, I too was a fan of the movie Yojimbo, which was Leone's inspiration for A Fistful of Dollars.

Did you ever meet up with him again?

Yes. It was in 1988, at the end of his life. At the time, I was here in Europe to promote my film on Charlie Parker, Bird. I was in Rome when he called me at my hotel. We went out to lunch at a restaurant. My Italian was better ... and so was his English. We discussed a lot of things. Particularly directing. We had a great time. In fact, this last meeting was a kind of farewell, since he died two months afterwards. What I still don't understand today is that I've directed five times more films than he did. I don't know why he chose to rein in his imagination. It was quite extravagant. He spent his time thinking about the shooting of The Siege of Leningrad, his last project. I never knew why he made so few films. I think he preferred to brood about things over and over in his head ...
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Post by: higashimori on March 13, 2009, 12:40:25 PM
 :)  Spanning the spectrum

       http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2009/03/11/friendswood_journal/sports/3-12_fw_baseball.txt

     
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The Friendswood Mustangs played some Clint Eastwood baseball this past weekend: good, bad and ugly.

 
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Post by: higashimori on March 23, 2009, 01:45:29 PM
 :)  " Scott awarded film honour "

         http://www.tiscali.co.uk/news/newswire.php/celebrity/news/2009/03/23/scott-awarded-film-honour.html&template=/celebrity/feeds/story-template-wenn.html

     
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Gladiator director Sir Ridley Scott has been honoured with a prestigious Fellowship from the British Film Institute.
The filmmaker, 71, is the 62nd recipient of the award, following in the footsteps of Sir David Lean and Clint Eastwood.

Greg Dyke, chairman of the BFI Governors, branded Scott "one of the foremost directors of his generation" in recognising his achievements in shaping film and television culture in the UK.

The BFI Fellowship, created in 1983, is the highest accolade the organisation can bestow.

Scott is currently working on a new version of the Robin Hood story, his fourth film collaboration with Gladiator actor Russell Crowe.

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 24, 2009, 12:02:53 PM
" DVD SET EXPLORES DELINQUENT-TURNED-DIRECTOR "

  http://www.nypost.com/seven/03242009/entertainment/movies/dvd_set_explores_delinquent_turned_direc_160983.htm

 
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PEOPLE are astounded Clint Eastwood can complete two films in a year, but he learned his craft from directors such as William A. Wellman, who shot 21 films in four years during his contract at Warner Bros. in the early '30s.

"This was his favorite period during his career, and he talked about it a lot," says William A. Wellman Jr., who produced a documentary included in the third volume of "Forbidden Hollywood," a DVD set out tomorrow. It collects six of the senior Wellman's gems made before the Production Code clamped down on racy and violent movies in 1934.

The documentary argues convincingly that Wellman, who helmed the first movie to win a Best Picture Oscar, 1927's "Wings," as well as the pioneering gangster saga "The Public Enemy," is the most autobiographical director of Hollywood's Golden Era
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on March 24, 2009, 02:02:10 PM
From L'Express (March 13 2009) (http://www.lexpress.fr/culture/cinema/chabal-sollicite-par-clint-eastwood_746605.html?xtor=RSS-193):

French rugby player Sébastien Chabal could have ended up playing (can you guess?) yes, a rugby player in Eastwood's upcoming film "The Human Factor". If only he had had the time. He had to be available for two months to go to South Africa to shoot the film.
Little did Eastwood know that Chabal is a VERY busy (http://www.unsushidansmonlit.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/sebastienchabalsursiteinternettab_2.jpg) man (http://www.modarine.fr/images/chabal_160408_1.jpg). Chabal never auditioned.
Apparently Eastwood and Chabal met on February 25 at the Parisian restaurant Le Fouquet's where Eastwood was awarded a Lifetime Palme d'Or.

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44078000/jpg/_44078163_sebastien_chabal_416.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 24, 2009, 07:59:56 PM
" DVD SET EXPLORES DELINQUENT-TURNED-DIRECTOR "

  http://www.nypost.com/seven/03242009/entertainment/movies/dvd_set_explores_delinquent_turned_direc_160983.htm

Here's another quote from that story on Wellman:

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Wellman returned to the War To End All Wars for his cinematic swan song, "Lafayette Escadrille," made at Warners in 1958.

Wellman Jr. played his father in this not-on-DVD romantic drama, which stars Tab Hunter. In a lengthy interview also included in the set, Wellman says he wanted to replace Hunter with a newcomer in the cast: Clint Eastwood.

"I worked with Clint as an actor in the 'Rawhide' days, and he does work like my father, with very few takes," says Wellman Jr. "Dad never understood why his friends William Wyler and George Stevens would shoot 20 or 30 takes of a scene. He thought that destroyed the spontaneity."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on March 25, 2009, 06:10:49 AM
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44078000/jpg/_44078163_sebastien_chabal_416.jpg)

Seriously, this guy looks like he was attacked by a werewolf. ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Sylvie on March 25, 2009, 06:22:15 AM
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44078000/jpg/_44078163_sebastien_chabal_416.jpg)

Seriously, this guy looks like he was attacked by a werewolf. ;D

Not on that French perfume advertisment ! ;)
(http://marketingwhatelse.blogsmarketing.adetem.org/media/00/02/9bae35f7697b624c65d6ee373e81a558.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on March 25, 2009, 08:34:48 AM
Off topic but is that the same guy, Sylvie? If it is, I see he is a worshipped god in France! ;D
Not my type, really :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 28, 2009, 09:53:23 AM
From this week's Entertainment Weekly ... "The Top 20 Heroes" silly list feature.

(http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8494/dirtyharryheroew.jpg)

No link 'cause I scanned it, but the feature may be on the EW site in a week.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on March 29, 2009, 06:44:24 AM
Interesting.
I have never watched 24, this kind of got me curious.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 03, 2009, 03:39:36 AM
 :)  " Confusion in prostate cancer screening is academic "

        http://savannahnow.com/node/698541

       
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Dr. Nicholas Costrini

Contextual linking provided by Topix If I were a medical school dean, I would require all physician-scientists on the faculty to watch every John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movie before they attempt to complete a research program.

"Why so, wiseguy?" you may ask.

The common characteristic of helpful research and classic westerns is that the issues and the answers are crystal clear. The good guy always wins, and the loose ends are tied up nicely.
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: right turn clyde on April 03, 2009, 04:00:45 AM
Taking a night off from filming in South Africa..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1166887/Sharon-Stone-Mariah-Carey-Clint-Eastwood-head-A-list-junketeers-opening-75m-super-hotel.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 03, 2009, 06:28:48 AM
I guess Dr. Costrini hasn't watched too many Clint Eastwood movies! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 04, 2009, 11:10:18 AM
 :)  " A bridge not far from Burke "

          http://www2.morganton.com/content/2009/apr/03/bridge-not-far-burke/

           
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A few weeks ago, I turned the channel on the TV and caught the end of the movie, "The Bridges of Madison County," starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. Being the former library person that I am, I went to my bookshelf and pulled down a copy of the book on which it was based. As any librarian will tell you, don't ever judge a book by its movie.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 05, 2009, 10:32:20 PM
There's a cartoon strip down here called The Warrumbunglers, that appears in one of the Sunday papers.

Yesterday's strip had three fellows crossing a yard with a private property sign on it. Next thing there's a crotchety old coot running down with a shotgun screaming "Get off my Lawn!" To which one of the three says, "I never knew he was a fan of Clint."

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 06, 2009, 01:16:30 AM
There's a cartoon strip down here called The Warrumbunglers, that appears in one of the Sunday papers.

Yesterday's strip had three fellows crossing a yard with a private property sign on it. Next thing there's a crotchety old coot running down with a shotgun screaming "Get off my Lawn!" To which one of the three says, "I never knew he was a fan of Clint."



 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 06, 2009, 01:49:43 AM
I was listening to a radio play the other afternoon and one of the characters said "Who do you think you are Clint Eastwood?"     Sorry I can't give a link because I can't remember which day it was.  Gee I am getting so old and forgetful!  ;D ;D ;D  The context,  a detective was saying he would go in to a warehouse alone after a criminal. 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dirty Marry on April 06, 2009, 01:46:41 PM
Bruce Dickinson talks about Clint a lot ;) never thought he was such a fan.. first that thing in my sig then watched some old interview few days ago where they asked him about Eddie and he said he is something like Clint Eastwood for us ;)
in his rock show said dou you feel lucky well do you
and when they talked about music in westerns he whistled good bad and ugly theme and stuff like that really interesting
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 07, 2009, 04:52:54 AM
 " Roger Ebert honored at ShoWest convention "

    http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/people/1513240,ebert-showest-award-040609.article

   
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Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert got a thumbs-up last week, receiving the ShoWest Career Achievement in Film Journalism Award.

Ebert accepted the award himself in a rare public appearance Thursday during the ShoWest convention in Las Vegas.

The event began with a video montage, featuring legendary film directors — Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg and others — hailing Ebert’s lifetime achievements in film criticism.

Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker then delivered a tribute to Ebert. “Both personally and professionally, Roger means more to me than any other public figure,” he said.

Since Ebert’s treatments for saliva cancer have left him unable to speak, he took the stage with his wife Chaz, who read his speech. The remarks concluded: “In times like these, we all need to see a good movie.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: _Clintan_ on April 13, 2009, 07:23:48 PM
Sorry if this has been posted before, but I saw a rather new episode of 2½ Men today where Alan was watching Bridges of Madison County. It was a very funny scene where they mentioned Clint's name several times (the subtitles referred him as just Clintan). Charlie had a very funny line, he was sitting down to watch it with his brother, when he saw it was Bridges playing he says "This is not a Clint Eastwood movie, not even Clint Eastwood think it's a Clint Eastwood movie!" or something like that ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Brendan on April 16, 2009, 12:35:31 PM
Magarnicle! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGQffWflo5E&feature=related)

And I think it was posted before but here's the "Paint Your Wagon" bit from The Simpsons as well:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHT4QBwCicw&fmt=18
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Hammerhead on April 17, 2009, 02:37:55 AM
http://www.holymoly.com/page/Mailout/0,,12643,00.html

Funny little anecdote involving Clint and Daniel Craig on Holy Moly. Holy Moly is a UK based "gossip" site. The actual quote involves some very strong language so I've edited it here, you have been warned if you decide to click. :)

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C***? EASTWOOD
 
On the shoot for the new Tintin movie, Steven Spielberg invited Clint Eastwood onto the set for a tour. Part of that day's special effects shoot involved several of the actors wearing green spandex and with motion sensors over the face. When the shoot was done, Spielberg took Eastwood around to meet the cast, including Daniel Craig.
 
After he met Clint, the James Bond actor turned to a colleague and said: "I can't believe I just met Dirty f***ing Harry dressed up as an utter c***."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 18, 2009, 09:05:20 AM
 :)  " Insights from Allen and Eastwood's careers "

        http://showbizandstyle.inquirer.net/entertainment/entertainment/view/20090418-200015/Insights-from-Allen-and-Eastwoods-careers

       
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VETERAN filmmakers Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen offer interesting insights into directors’ development, and their prospects in their senior years
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Contrastingly, Clint Eastwood began his film career on the other side of the show biz tracks, as it were, with his early starrers as a ruffian cowpoke in films like “For a Few Dollars More” and “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” Their Italian takes on US cowboy lore appealed to an entirely different audience than Allen’s. So, it’s fascinating to see how, four decades later, their careers have converged, and they are now regarded as the top senior indie filmmakers in US movies.

After his “Italian cowboy” period, Eastwood launched into his even more popular “Dirty Harry” phase. Then, he surprised everyone with a radical shift to actioners that were not only popular but also offered significant themes and content (like “Unforgiven,” “Mystic River,” “Flags of Our Fathers” and “Million Dollar Baby”). Eastwood’s latest movie, “Gran Torino,” is an even more significant production, since it deals head-on not just with the wellsprings of genuine heroism, but also with hard-edged racist themes that are seldom dramatized or even acknowledged by most other US filmmakers.

What is even more instructive about Allen and Eastwood’s current position in cinema is that they have become such icons that they can now make pretty much any movie they like, when and where they want. This is an enviable position that other writer-directors should evaluate, because it assures the freedom of expression and communication that most artists covet.

Viewership

Allen and Eastwood have managed to pull it off not just because they’re uniquely gifted filmmakers, but also because they’ve sized down their financing requirements, while building up a loyal viewership that supports most of the movies the make.

These twin thrusts have enabled the two senior filmmakers to make some of their best movies in recent years. Would that other directors in their 60s and 70s could be as consistently productive and successful.

In the Philippines, we see the local equivalent to Allen and Eastwood in our own senior icon, Eddie Romero, who’s already in his 80s and yet manages to write and direct a new film every two years. While Romero has to work harder to secure financing and has a less dependable viewership, his feat is no less admirable than his two US counterparts’ achievements.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 18, 2009, 10:13:04 PM
In episode 11 of the US TV series Life On Mars, Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel) has a framed poster of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly hanging in his office at the police precinct.

Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) asks him which one is he, to which Hunt replies, "All three".
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 24, 2009, 06:09:58 PM
 " See No Evil: The Danger of (Human) Primates "

  Primates can be dangerous and do harm, especially the human ones
  By John Rennie 

  http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=see-no-evil-the-danger-of-primates
   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 27, 2009, 04:53:48 AM
" 'Bollywood's Clint Eastwood' dies aged 69 "

   http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090427/wl_sthasia_afp/entertainmentindiabollywoodkhan_20090427081627

   
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MUMBAI (AFP) – Bollywood actor Feroz Khan, once dubbed "the Clint Eastwood of the East" because of his maverick roles and manly swagger, died Monday after a long fight against cancer, his publicist said. He was 69.

"Feroz Khan passed away post-midnight at the Feroz Khan ranch in (the southern city of) Bangalore," the publicist said.

Khan was diagnosed with cancer last year and was being treated at a private hospital in Mumbai but discharged himself earlier this month. His family was at his bedside when he died, she added.

The actor was born to a father with Afghan roots and a mother of Iranian origin and brought up in Bangalore. He found fame in "Oonche Log" (High Society) and in the saccharine-sweet musical "Arzoo" (Wish), both in 1965.

Khan was known to push boundaries. As a producer and director, he made "Dharmatma", the first Hindi-language movie made on location in Afghanistan and inspired by the Oscar-winning Hollywood epic "The Godfather".

But it was with the 1980 Hindi/Urdu gangster film "Qurbani" (Sacrifice) that he scored his biggest hit as an actor, producer and director, introducing foreign locations to Bollywood that are now the norm.

He repeated his success with films like "Janbaaz" (Braveheart) starring a young Anil Kapoor, who later went on to feature in the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire", and "Dayavaan" (Kindhearted) in the 1980s.

In a 2003 profile, news and information website rediff.com said of the actor: "Khan did not walk, he swaggered... He left his shirt unbuttoned to reveal a brawny chest and sported tight-fitting trousers.

"A cigarette dangled from his lips, a femme fatale hung on his arm and a horse waited for his bidding. He spoke with an American twang. The Clint Eastwood of the East seems to have come via Texas, not Bangalore."

One of Khan's two children, Fardeen, followed him into Bollywood but has yet to make as big an impact as his father.
R.I.P.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 29, 2009, 03:22:32 AM
 " Memories of Iwo Jima "

   by Ken Yoder Reed

   http://www.themilpitaspost.com/ci_12149209?source=most_viewed
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 01, 2009, 05:33:24 AM
 " No final cut for film partner "

    http://business.smh.com.au/business/no-final-cut-for-film-partner-20090430-ap0g.html

   
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VILLAGE Roadshow's film production arm, Village Roadshow Pictures, has been forced to delay paying its $US120 million ($176 million) share to finance such Hollywood movies as Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino because of the credit crunch.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 03, 2009, 05:58:05 PM
Coogee Clint Eastwood Gets Tough (http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,25424780-5001021,00.html)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Southern cat on May 03, 2009, 06:06:56 PM
Coogee Clint Eastwood Gets Tough (http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,25424780-5001021,00.html)

Where's Daisy? ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 04, 2009, 12:56:22 AM
Not really a reference to Clint, but The Australian TV Logie Awards were on last night. I didn't watch the show, but Movie critic and film buff Bill Collins was inducted in the hall of fame. I saw a little bit on the news tonight and he must have been asked to name some films that he doesn't like and he named, White Christmas, Can-Can and Paint Your Wagon. :(
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 06, 2009, 10:04:49 AM
 :) " Germany’s Constantin Film targets file sharers "

        http://www.p2pnet.net/story/21355

       
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p2pnet news view | P2P | Movies:- German movie company Constantin Film, co-producer of the Harry Alan Towers Fu Manchu series and the three famous Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns, has decided bad and ugly is the way to go
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on May 06, 2009, 12:16:13 PM
I just watched an episode of Psych from last summer (it was the first episode of season 3) called "Ghosts." The character Lassiter had to see a psychologist and when he got out of the session, he told someone that he "answered every question in character as Tom Gunny Highway." ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 10, 2009, 10:11:33 AM
The Press-Enterprise link (http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_E_ntrain10.4644400.html)

Enthusiasts mark National Train Day
10:54 PM PDT on Saturday, May 9, 2009
By JERRY SOIFER
Special to The Press-Enterprise

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SAN BERNARDINO - Hundreds turned out in San Bernardino for the second annual National Train Day, which commemorates "the golden spike" being pounded into the final tie at Promontory, Utah, that joined 1,776 miles of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railways on May 10, 1869.

Model railroad enthusiasts from around Southern California set up displays throughout the old Santa Fe Depot, which serves as the San Bernardino Historical Railroad Museum. A display signified the depot's use in Clint Eastwood's shooting of the 2008 movie "Changeling" because it appeared more authentic to the times of the 1920s than Union Station in Los Angeles. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 11, 2009, 02:12:07 PM
 :) " Spas, eateries have Mother's Day deals "

       http://www.mydesert.com/article/20090510/BUSINESS/905090356/1003/rss02

       
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Restaurants have gone full boar this week — pun intended — including Hog's Breath Inn of Old Town La Quinta, to get customers to join their Mother's Day tables.

 
There are deals aplenty for this mom-en-tous day.
Hog's Breath, already known for its Clint Eastwood-styled deals, including the seven-day-a-week filet mignon special for $19.95 and the Dirty Harry Happy Hour, is offering a Mother's Day Brunch.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 11, 2009, 02:16:08 PM
 :)  " Daughter for 'Dirty Harry' "

        http://www.dailydemocrat.com/ci_12342150?source=rss

       
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By Daily Democrat Staff
Dirty Harry wasn't at the Dixon May Fair, but Clean Harriet was.

Dirty Harry (aka actor Clint Eastwood) would be proud.


Shelby Irwin of Dixon, a Dixon High School graduate and former 4-H'er and FFA'er, took Jessie the cow to the four-day fair. On Saturday morning, just in time for Mother's Day, there were two bovines in the pen.


Jessie, who won a championship at the Dixon May Fair in 2006, calved at 12:15 a.m., Saturday in a stall in the corner of the goat barn. It's a girl! And yes, her name is Clean Harriet.


The wobbly calf took her first steps at 12:15 a.m. and began nursing at 1:10 a.m. About two dozen spectators witnessed the happy event.


"This is Jessie's third calf," said Irwin, who is majoring in ag science and minoring in dairy science at Modesto Junior College. "Jessie is four years old."


The 134th annual Dixon May Fair opened Thursday to the theme of "Fun, You Can Bank on It," and closed on Sunday night.

 
       
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 13, 2009, 05:22:46 AM
 :) " The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance "

        A film review by Rob Vaux

        http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/emporium.nsf/reviews/The-Man-Who-Shot-Liberty-Valance

       
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance essentially does for John Wayne what Unforgiven did for Clint Eastwood: deconstruct the myths on which his career was based. The difference is that Eastwood knew perfectly well what he was doing. Wayne -- god-king of reactionary crypto-Nazis -- may not have been so astute. His performance betrays little of the knowingness, pathos, or tragedy which Eastwood conveyed so well 30 years later. Indeed, he's every inch the swaggering cowboy here, an alpha male so indomitable that the rest of the cast is reduced to sputtering incompetence every time he appears onscreen. Only later do we see how empty his character's life has become: pathetic, used up, and sad. Therein lies the key to this extraordinary western and the reason it stands alongside the greatest films the genre ever produced.

Wayne and director John Ford owned this turf in the 25 years before Liberty Valance. The films they made defined the tropes of the Western as we knew it: heroic white men, driven by the spirit of adventure to rid a savage land of those pesky Indians and bring bountiful civilization in their wake. But by the 1960s, the tenets of that equation had begun to crumble. Noble gunslingers were old hat, and moral certainty was slowly giving way to shades of gray. The first real cracks appeared two years earlier with The Magnificent Seven. Within another five, Sergio Leone would overturn the apple cart completely. Between them stood Liberty Valance, Ford's attempt to balance what came before with what was about to arrive.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on May 13, 2009, 08:15:27 AM
Just checking some news on "Prison Break" and came across with this. You probably might know this guy (he is a critic I guess) but "Caffeinated Clint" is really a new for me :D

http://www.moviehole.net/200919043-caffeinated-clint-bye-prison-break (http://www.moviehole.net/200919043-caffeinated-clint-bye-prison-break)


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 13, 2009, 06:32:59 PM
Hmmm, can't see that one as a reference to Clint Eastwood, though, Aline! ???

(The guy's name is Clint Morris.)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on May 14, 2009, 05:45:20 AM
Hmmm, can't see that one as a reference to Clint Eastwood, though, Aline! ???

(The guy's name is Clint Morris.)
(http://s257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/Gifs/th_57.gif)
I thought anything related to Clint could be considered as a reference.
Before seeing that his name was Clint Morris, when I saw the picture of the guy drinking the coffee, the first thing that came to my mind was Clint, because he is the most famous Clint I know.(http://planetsmilies.net/confused-smiley-17432.gif)
But if you think it doesn't fit, you can delet it :-[
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 14, 2009, 06:27:57 AM
Oh, it's OK! We'll leave it up as a "warning" ... besides, who knows, he may have been named after "our" Clint! :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 14, 2009, 09:08:33 AM
 :) " KRML may become Carmel’s emergency radio station. "

      By Kera Abraham

      http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2009/2009-May-14/krml-may-become-carmels-emergency-radio-station/1/@@index

     
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Fans of KRML radio know it for its live jazz concerts, Carmel-centric talk shows and robust blues repertoire. But when the station owner went bankrupt this spring, KRML’s identity dissipated into the airwaves.

Now the station, famously featured in Clint Eastwood’s Play Misty for Me, may come back, but dramatically different: as a bare-bones outfit equipped to warn the public about impending disasters.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 14, 2009, 10:19:14 AM
This appeared in the TV listings in the Radio Times for May 22 2009.  They are showing Unforgiven.

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Unforgiven
Film
5   stars!

Friday 22 May
10:35pm - 1:00am
ITV1 London

Winner of four Oscars, including best picture and director, this is, quite simply, one of the finest films ever made in the genre. Exploring the harsh realities of frontier life, Clint Eastwood depicts the west as an unforgiving place where tragedy strikes every time somebody draws a gun. It's clear from the fevered manner in which Saul Rubinek's dime novelist character gathers his Wild West stories from the last eyewitnesses that an era is about to pass into legend. Screenwriter David Webb Peoples reinforces this shift in attitudes through the film's understated feminism and its assertion that what once passed for law and order often had little to do with justice. Eastwood's own world-weary performance as William Munny, a retired gunslinger forced to strap on the six-shooters one last time to feed his children, is exemplary, cleverly drawing on our familiarity with his "Man with No Name" persona to convey the magnitude of the disgust that he now feels at the prospect of killing. The support playing of Morgan Freeman as his former partner, Richard Harris as vain killer English Bob and Oscar-winning Gene Hackman as the vicious Sheriff Daggett is unsurpassable. It's easy to see why Eastwood dedicated the film to Sergio Leone and Don Siegel - this is both a testament and a riposte to his work with them. Gone is the efficient, detached bloodletting of Leone's Dollars trilogy and Siegel's Dirty Harry and in its place comes the greater emphasis on character and cause and effect that ranks Eastwood alongside his two mentors, at the same time redefining the genre. You won't forgive yourself if you miss it.
Cast

    * William Munny - Clint Eastwood
    * Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett - Gene Hackman
    * Ned Logan - Morgan Freeman
    * English Bob - Richard Harris
    * "Schofield Kid" - Jaimz Woolvett
    * WW Beauchamp - Saul Rubinek
    * Strawberry Alice - Frances Fisher
    * Delilah Fitzgerald - Anna Thomson [Anna Levine]
    * Quick Mike - David Mucci
    * Davey Bunting - Rob Campbell
    * Skinny Dubois - Anthony James
    * Little Sue - Tara Dawn Frederick
    * Silky - Beverley Elliott

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Filmed in: 1992


Link
RadioTimes (http://www.radiotimes.com/ListingsServlet?event=10&channelId=26&programmeId=97147793&jspLocation=/jsp/prog_details_fullpage.jsp)


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Gant on May 14, 2009, 11:34:11 AM
I think I'm gonna have to watch it again...  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lucky Punk on May 15, 2009, 12:54:17 AM
This appeared in the TV listings in the Radio Times for May 22 2009.  They are showing Unforgiven.
 

Link
RadioTimes (http://www.radiotimes.com/ListingsServlet?event=10&channelId=26&programmeId=97147793&jspLocation=/jsp/prog_details_fullpage.jsp)




Well, wonders will never cease, a TV critic who appears to have actually watched the film they are writing about.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 16, 2009, 11:41:36 AM
The Press Association link (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gglVPNP8VQ1aTk2YrEe5RS6HtQBA)

Hollywood stars support Mandela Day

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Clint Eastwood and Sharon Stone [and other stars] walked the red carpet to raise awareness of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and to help support Mandela Day. ...

The stars are backing a proposition to turn July 18 - Mandela's birthday - into Mandela Day, an annual celebration of the 90-year-old's life.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 16, 2009, 12:30:45 PM
San Francisco Chronicle link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/05/15/PKJR17EB7O.DTL)

SS Peter and Paul's celebrates centennial
Johnny Miller, Special to The Chronicle
Friday, May 15, 2009

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...

1959
May 17: At last San Francisco has a toe in the door to Hollywood's Western world. It belongs to lanky Clint Eastwood, who plays Rowdy Yates on "Rawhide," the hourlong cattle opera produced by CBS. Eastwood was born in San Francisco in 1930 and returned to his original stomping grounds here for a few days this week. His father, Clint Sr. ( yep, it's a real name, believe it or not) is an executive with the Container Corp. in Oakland. The series "Rawhide" has been on the air only since January but already people recognize him on the street. "I don't yet know how I feel about it. It's a different feeling after knocking around Hollywood for several years in small movie parts," he said. His most memorable one was as Carol Channing's boyfriend in a dog called "The First Traveling Saleslady." About his acting career, he said, "I thought I'd do it for a few months, just to say I could, and then get into something legitimate." ...

(http://imgs.sfgate.com/c/pictures/2009/05/04/dd-wayback17_ph_0495801300_part1.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 17, 2009, 04:26:48 AM
Sorry if this has been posted before, but I saw a rather new episode of 2½ Men today where Alan was watching Bridges of Madison County. It was a very funny scene where they mentioned Clint's name several times (the subtitles referred him as just Clintan). Charlie had a very funny line, he was sitting down to watch it with his brother, when he saw it was Bridges playing he says "This is not a Clint Eastwood movie, not even Clint Eastwood think it's a Clint Eastwood movie!" or something like that ;D

Yeah, I saw that a couple of weeks back, after Charlie walks out, his brother Alan is sitting there watching the tv and says, "I'm not going to cry."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 19, 2009, 07:02:30 AM
 :)  " University hires Carol Young as new dining general manager "

         Juneau Empire

         http://juneauempire.com/stories/051709/nei_440931432.shtml

         
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JUNEAU - Carol Young, who has catered to former Presidents Carter and Clinton, Clint Eastwood and Joe Montana, recently started as the new general manager for University of Alaska Southeast campus dining, operated by NMS. Guests may sample Young's culinary skills at the UAS Community Day on Saturday or anytime at the Mourant Café at UAS.

       
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 19, 2009, 07:44:03 PM
Higashimori ... you might want to consider whether a couple of these "mentions" might be TOO minor! :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 22, 2009, 04:40:31 AM
USA Today link (http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-05-21-pixar-main_N.htm)

Pixar moves on 'Up' with its 10th movie
By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY
May 22, 2009

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"The first 12 minutes or so of Up are amazing," says Hollywood.com box-office specialist Paul Dergarabedian, who believes Pixar films will stand the test of time, much as Disney classics do.

He points to an early montage that silently encapsulates the stages of a marriage, which drew tears from the mostly adult-male gathering of theater operators at ShoWest earlier this year. "The whole notion that an older character doesn't have kid appeal is wrong. Carl reminds me of a grandpa, and kids love their grandparents."

Besides, Hollywood already has proof that grouchy septuagenarians mentoring an Asian youngster can draw crowds: Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 01, 2009, 03:39:56 AM
Monterey Peninsula Examiner link (http://www.examiner.com/x-1950-Monterey-Peninsula-Examiner~y2009m5d31-Radio-station-KRML-in-Carmel-vacates-Eastwood-Building-future-remains-in-limbo)

Radio station KRML in Carmel vacates Eastwood Building, future remains in limbo
May 31, 6:08 PM
James Raia

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... The building that housed the station featured in Clint Eastwood's movie Play Misty For Me is vacant and the station's fate is in limbo.

As succinctly described in the Monterey County Weekly:

“The former radio station studio and jazz store on Carmel’s San Carlos Street are shuttered. The phone line is out of service, and the website’s 'listen online' link is defunct. But like a Hollywood ghost that sings beyond the grave, KRML radio continues broadcasting jazz 24/7 on 1410 AM.” ...

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 01, 2009, 05:34:56 AM
I hope they will play "Misty" for someone!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Conan on June 05, 2009, 03:29:37 AM
Clint looking sharp at Spike TV's 2009 Guys Choice Awards:

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4239689728/rg4191787520
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on June 05, 2009, 04:26:09 AM
He has worn that black jacket a lot lately...it fits him nicely.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 05, 2009, 05:36:47 AM
Clint looking sharp at Spike TV's 2009 Guys Choice Awards:

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4239689728/rg4191787520

Some pix from that fête got posted in the Happy Birthday Clint! (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7884.msg137620#msg137620) thread.

More here:

http://www.spike.com/photos/backstage-at-guys/32399/st/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 08, 2009, 06:57:39 AM
 :) " Danny Boyle starstruck over Clint Eastwood meeting "

    http://www.3news.co.nz/News/Danny-Boyle-starstruck-over-Clint-Eastwood-meeting/tabid/209/articleID/107621/Default.aspx?ArticleID=107621

   
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Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle was left starstruck after meeting legendary actor Clint Eastwood during an awards dinner.

The British moviemaker is a big fan of Eastwood's work and was stunned to spot the actor-turned-director at a Hollywood event during this year's awards season in Los Angeles.

And Boyle was extra excited about the encounter because he was able to boast to his father about meeting a movie icon.

He says, "I met Clint Eastwood, because as part of the awards season they do these dinners for directors who are 'in consideration', as they say, and they put you all together in a room.

"So I met Clint Eastwood, and that impressed my dad - and not much impresses my dad! He thought, 'Clint Eastwood, blimey!' That was wonderful, actually, and to meet him was a real thrill. Extraordinary!

"He makes everything seem easy, and he makes the making of his films seem so easy as well - and they're not all like that! So he was great."

And Boyle admits it takes a lot for him to be wowed by a celebrity, adding, "I don't get so starstruck meeting actors, but I do meeting directors and writers."
   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 08, 2009, 07:01:20 AM
  " Weekend Showdown: Fergie vs. Eastwood?! "

   http://news.yahoo.com/s/eonline/20090607/en_top_eo/127939

   
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Los Angeles (E! Online) – In what might be Showdown's strangest face-off to date, Fergie, film legend Clint Eastwood and the first-ever handheld version of Rock Band: Unplugged are all up for grabs this week.

Let's be honest—this is a battle of epic proportions.

The Black Eyed Peas have "Boom Boom Pow"ed their way back on the scene after waiting nearly five years to release a follow-up to the 2005 megahit Monkey Business. But don't worry, the title is not a sign of things to come. The E.N.D. just stands for "Energy Never Dies," which is the way BEP describes the sound on their new album. Overall? The E.N.D. will give us the hottest dance tracks of the year.

The Eastwood-directed Gran Torino was an awards season fave about an old Korean War vet stuck in his prejudiced ways. Eastwood plays the lead, a man who finds himself developing a complicated relationship with the Hmong family next door. Long story short, this movie is about gangs, guns and that prized 1972 Gran Torino.

And finally, a portable version of Rock Band: Unplugged is hitting stores this week. What else can we say? It's a blast at home, so you may as well take it along on your summer vacay. Now you really can be a rock star wherever you go.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 12, 2009, 07:15:16 AM
" Did you hear the one about the teacher and the racist jokes ... ? "

    By ONEITA JACKSON • FREE PRESS BLOGGER • May 31, 2009

    http://www.freep.com/article/20090531/BLOG19/90531022/-1/rss07
   
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Clint Eastwood and my son's English teacher have a lot in common: Neither of them aspires to be politically correct.
Eastwood caught hell after "Gran Torino."
He played a racist in the film, and said afterward, "People have lost their sense of humor. ... In former times we constantly made jokes about different races. ... You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth, otherwise you will be insulted as a racist. ... I don't want to be politically correct."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: MWB on June 12, 2009, 12:07:51 PM
Interesting to see Clint with a beard. Doesn't he only grow a beard when he's about to make a western...?  ???
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 17, 2009, 03:27:19 AM
 :) " Lincoln County Regulators re-enact Eastwood's Pale Rider "

       http://www.ruidosonews.com/ruidoso-sports/ci_12522550?source=rss

       
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The Lincoln County Regulators are heading to their Cowboy Action Shooting Range and Western Town at the Ruidoso Gun Club range in Ruidoso Downs on Saturday, June 13. The cowpokes will be armed with six guns, lever guns and scatter guns to help a mysterious preacher protect a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land in four Cowboy Action Shooting stages based on the Clint Eastwood movie, Pale Rider. Stages have been designed by Frank Coe.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: MC on June 19, 2009, 08:03:51 AM
Betty White--of "Golden Girls" fame and countless feature films--cites The Bridges of Madison County as one of her all-time favorite films:

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Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep; again, I thought it was a love story where you cared about [the characters]... I guess it just boils down to chemistry, Jennifer; when they deal you in, you get involved.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10010458-proposal/news/1826976/five_favorite_films_with_betty_white
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 21, 2009, 03:30:42 PM
:) " Vengeance !"  Festival 100 film angry! From June 17th on August 2nd in Paris.
  
      
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Settings of scores between gangsters, lovers' perverse revenges betrayed, redoubtable imposed punishments, in the death of a close, by fellows whom nothing intended for the violence … Powerful dramatic Competence, the subject of the vengeance gave place to numerous film variations. Survey in 100 films.

http://www.forumdesimages.fr/fdi/Cycles/Vengeance-! (http://www.forumdesimages.fr/fdi/Cycles/Vengeance-!)

 For the first weekend of July it's special ' Western ' !  ' High Plains Drifter ' 'Unforgiven ' and 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' !  Wow, What program !  O0   If it is not for me it will be for what, I wonder !  8)     In addition, 'Mystic River' on 19th .

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Homme des hautes plaines  ,  High Plains Drifter  de et avec Clint  Eastwood
avec Clint Eastwood
Fiction   É.-U. / vostf   1973   Couleur   102 min   ( 35mm optique )
Threatened by killers who try to take revenge for those who formerly arrested them, the inhabitants of a town ask to a foreigner, a very good marksman, to protect them. He accepts, but shows itself dictatorial and violent. " The theme of the past traumatism and of impossible vengeance is already present in this western in the fantastic echos. " N.T. (Positive) Binh
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5 Juillet - 16h15   CYCL l Vengeance !

Impitoyable l Unforgiven l de et avec Clint  Eastwood
avec Gene Hackman
Fiction   É.-U. / vostf   1992   Couleur   130 min   ( 35mm optique )
A former professional killer, become a head of family and a farmer, sees proposing a new contract by prostitutes to shoot down the cowboys who deformed one of theirs. " I tried to return the western to that sources with Josey Wales and so merciless, without un forgiven a little makes the bubble of the myth burst. " Clint Eastwood
 
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5 Juillet - 21h00  CYCL l Vengeance !

Josey Wales hors-la-loi l The Outlaw Josey Wales l de et avec Clint  Eastwood
avec Sondra Locke
Fiction   É.-U. / vostf   1976   Couleur   135 min   ( 35mm optique )
During the American Civil War, the woman and the children of a farmer, Josey Wales, are killed by the Nordists. To take revenge, Wales joins the camp of the Confederates and continuous to fight after the cease-fire. A magnificent fresco,at the same time board of a country in perdition and portrait of a rough and just hero at the same time , as likes them  Clint Eastwood.




Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 21, 2009, 04:02:26 PM
Higashimori, I fixed your link. Those translations are pretty terrible ... I trust you used Google translate or some such site! :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 21, 2009, 06:34:09 PM
Clint looking sharp at Spike TV's 2009 Guys Choice Awards:

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm4239689728/rg4191787520

This awards show is on "Spike TV" as I type. I have no idea whether this is a rerun; I was randomly channel surfing (something I never do) and ran across it. Clint had better put in an appearance because the rest of the proceedings is pretty unwatchable. :o

EDIT: Clint turned up to receive the "coveted Brass Balls Award" from Ben Stiller in the last ten minutes of the show. The obligatory montage of Great Clint Moments that preceded his appearance was actually well-done, the equal of some I've seen on "legit" awards shows.

The show is being re-run now, if anyone's interested.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 22, 2009, 03:11:09 AM
Higashimori, I fixed your link. Those translations are pretty terrible ... I trust you used Google translate or some such site! :o
:) I'm sorry, KC !  :-[   That comes from ' Reverso' french translation service. I had no time to verify them. You can always delete, please.

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: gwb, pt deux on June 22, 2009, 02:50:57 PM
Clint Eastwood: Rat Lover...
http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20090609_Dan_Gross__Clint_gives__500_to_rat_fund.html

"SCREEN LEGEND Clint Eastwood recently donated $500 to Rat Chick Rat Rescue, a rodent-adoption service run by South Philly's Maria Pandolfi, reports the People Paper's Regina Medina. Eastwood and wife Dina, who keep several pet rats, had donated $1,000 to the organization in 2007."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 23, 2009, 03:44:56 PM
 :)  Eli Wallach is nearly 94 years old !    8)

      " Nurse Jackie, "Chicken Soup": Eli Wallach rules all "

        by Alan Sepinwall/The Star-Ledger

        http://www.nj.com/entertainment/tv/index.ssf/2009/06/nurse_jackie_chicken_soup_eli.

       
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Spoilers for tonight's "Nurse Jackie" coming up just as soon as I marry my cat... Eli Wallach is nearly 94 years old. Even though his acting career didn't really take off until he was in his 40s, he's worked with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Peter O'Toole, Audrey Hepburn and Steve McQueen. He's played Mexican banditos (check out this montage of some of his best moments as Tuco in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"), "Batman" villains (he was one of the Mr. Freezes) and a Corleone family advisor (albeit in "Godfather Part III"). He's in his 90s, still working, and either makes good things better or briefly elevates bad things (like his "Studio 60" cameo, or his appearance in "The Holiday.")
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 24, 2009, 03:22:26 PM
" ‘Make my day’ law allows weapons charge tossed against Wright man tossed "

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/articles/2009/06/24/news/today/news04.txt

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By TONY RAAP, News-Record Writer traap@gillettenewsrecord.net
Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:09 PM MDT

A weapons charge has been dropped against a Wright man because of a recently enacted self-defense law that was coined from a Clint Eastwood film.

Prosecutor Brooke Steele filed a motion Tuesday in Circuit Court to dismiss a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment against Zebulon Alfred Goodrich, who was accused of pointing a gun at his sister when she tried to force her way into his home in March.

In the motion, Steele wrote that the state couldn’t meet its burden of proof. In May, Goodrich’s defense attorney, Nick Carter, argued that the charge should be thrown out, saying that under a new state statute his client didn’t break the law.

The statute, known as the Castle doctrine, says people can use lethal force to defend their “castle” from a home intruder. In some legal circles, the statute is called the “Make my day” law, a phrase coined from the 1983 film “Sudden Impact” in which Clint Eastwood’s character utters the famous line, “Go ahead, make my day.”
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Post by: KC on June 24, 2009, 05:24:04 PM
In case anyone was wondering, the Gilette News-Record is located in Gillette, Wyoming.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 24, 2009, 09:59:51 PM
After an outfielder took a corkscrewing route to a ball smacked soundly to the warning track, the commentator for the Yankees reported, "Swisher turns every which way but loose, and he hauls it in!" ;D
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Post by: higashimori on June 30, 2009, 04:10:02 PM
 " Impressionist Fred Travalena Dies From Cancer at 66 "

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,529415,00.html

   
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The man of a 1,000 faces and voices Fred Travalena died Sunday of a recurrence of an aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a release from his publicist. He was 66 years old.

Travalena was a regular on talks shows for several decades, including "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson," "Live With Regis & Kathy Lee," and "Late Night With David Letterman."

The comedian was also a regular guest star on popular 1970s shows "Fantasy Island" and "The Love Boat."

PHOTOS: 10 of Fred Travalena's Greatest Impressions.

Travalena was known for impressions of hundreds of stars, including Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Clint Eastwood, and even Michael Jackson.

Frank Sinatra once said “If you like me, go see Fred Travalena. He does me great.”

Travalena received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

      (http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8213/0629091453m062909clinte.jpg)

 ???       R.I.P
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Post by: Clint Van Wallach on July 03, 2009, 08:32:29 AM
(http://pix.motivatedphotos.com/2008/7/16/633518421146213483-seriously---get-off-my-lawn---motivational-army-poster.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 03, 2009, 12:00:21 PM
;D @ ^
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on July 04, 2009, 09:21:12 AM
All About Jazz link (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=38697)

"Charlie O's is the Best Jazz Club in L.A." -Clint Eastwood
 Posted: 2009-07-03

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... Come to Charlie O’s for the best in jazz entertainment at the “ultimate jazz bar, restaurant” (Don Heckman, LA Times). Charlie O’s has been voted by Downbeat magazine every year as one of the top 100 best jazz clubs in the world since 2001! “A great intimate jazz club in the valley" said Chuck Niles in the November 2003 issue of Sunset magazine. Charlie O’s is where all the musicians hang and “all the best jazz players in LA are there” said Mort Sahl. Les McCann says “Charlie O’s is the best jazz club in L.A. Clint Eastwood said “it’s like listening to great jazz in your living room.” ...



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Post by: Christopher on July 04, 2009, 05:16:52 PM
I saw Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs this evening. "Get off my lawn!" was a line. ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 10, 2009, 02:33:21 AM
 :) " All invited for Friday screening of ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ "

     http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2009/jul/08/stars-coming-out-for-downtown-movie-night/?partner=yahoo_headlines

     
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By Selena Hernandez  Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Hollywood movie stars Clint Eastwood, Don Rickles and Donald Sutherland will make a special appearance as the sun sets in downtown San Angelo.

The stars will appear on screen at 8:30 p.m. Friday during “Downtown Movie Night” held in an open-air theater in the parking lot across from the Cactus Hotel.

“Kelly’s Heroes” is a 1970s movie about a group of World War II soldiers who go behind enemy lines to rob a bank containing $16 million in gold bars.

John McGee, a member of Downtown San Angelo Inc., said movies are selected with families in mind.

“We don’t want to pick something with a lot of curse words or anything,” he said. “We want to show films that are suitable for families.”

The free movie night is organized by Downtown San Angelo Inc. and KCSA-FM.

Moviegoers will be able to bring lawn chairs, blankets, food and non-alcoholic drinks. There will be popcorn and sodas for sale.

The last movie night in June drew a crowd of about 200 people.

McGee said the movie night is a good environment for families.

“We want people to come out, be comfortable, watch the movie and enjoy themselves,” he said. “It’s just a fun thing to do.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 10, 2009, 05:27:11 AM
That would be San Angelo, Texas, just in case anyone is in the vicinity. ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 11, 2009, 06:05:12 PM
Brandon Inge and Shane Victorino won the fans' vote to be the last two men on the rosters for the All Star Game next week. (Major League Baseball's All Star Game, I should add, for the benefit of our non-USA members.)

And someone started a thread on the Yankee board where I hang out when I'm not here ...

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"Bran-Torino" wins Final Vote


;D

EDIT: And I see where that came from ...

http://www.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090709&content_id=5787776&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb  :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 14, 2009, 04:12:15 PM
 :)" Clint Eastwood 'stars as King Billy' "

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8148388.stm

   
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Visitors to an Orange Order exhibition have been left rather mystified to find Clint Eastwood sitting on a white charger instead of King William.

The statue appears in 'The Orange World - Beyond the Boyne' exhibition, which opened in east Belfast last week.

The Order said they needed a figure to represent King William and managed to acquire the waxwork of the Dirty Harry star from Madame Tussauds in London.

A spokesman said the figure would make an interesting talking point.

The exhibition which, runs until October, also features a collarette worn by Northern Ireland football legend George Best.

"The exhibition will be a big draw and they should enjoy seeing what we have on display," Grand Master Robert Saulters said.

"Of course the collarette worn by George Best and the other documents signed by him should be a major attraction."
(http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/7605/wax.png)  (http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/5429/23904761.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on July 18, 2009, 05:33:42 AM
The San Diego Union-Tribune link (http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/jul/17/lz1c17legends21447-what-its-worth/)


For What It's Worth | David L. Coddon
Here's one critic's elite field of cinema's living legends
By David Coddon
2:00 a.m. July 17, 2009

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Who's the greatest living American film actor with a lifelong body of work to his credit?

Think about it. We lost Paul Newman and Charlton Heston last year, and just a few weeks ago Karl Malden passed away at the age of 97.

Wishing and hoping as I write this that each of these heavyweights is with us for a long, long time, I present here 10 of our very best, in alphabetical order: ...

Clint Eastwood (79) – “Gran Torino” is proof enough that Eastwood is still an actor, as well as a director, to be reckoned with. In fact, he's gotten better with age, evolving from wooden TV-cowboy to Dirty Harry to more textured roles. ...

David Coddon: (619) 293-1348;
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 19, 2009, 09:47:13 AM
 :) " Happy Birthay, Mr. Mandela ! "

       http://it.euronews.net/2009/07/19/a-manhattan-il-concerto-per-i-91-anni-di-mandela/

       
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 19, 2009, 10:04:07 AM
:) " Happy Birthay, Mr. Mandela ! "

http://it.euronews.net/2009/07/19/a-manhattan-il-concerto-per-i-91-anni-di-mandela/  

Here's the relevant Eastwood snippet:

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Morgan Freeman, che sarà Mandela in ‘Invictus’ di Clint Eastwood, ha citato una frase di Peter Gabriel:

“Se il mondo dovesse scegliersi un padre, sceglierebbe Nelson Mandela”.

"Morgan Freeman, who will play Mandela in Invictus, by Clint Eastwood, quoted Peter Gabriel: 'If the world could only have one father, the man that we would choose to be our father would be Nelson Mandela.'" (I cheated and looked up the exact Gabriel quote on Google.)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 23, 2009, 07:44:57 PM
It's a very late-night game in Yankee Stadium ... after a three-hour rain delay.

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FIRST YANKEE ANNOUNCER (Ken Singleton): Tonight is kinda reminiscent of a Clint Eastwood movie. Remember Play Misty for Me?

SECOND YANKEE ANNOUNCER (Al Leiter): No.

FIRST YANKEE ANNOUNCER: Ah, it was before your time.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on July 25, 2009, 06:47:02 AM
Airlock Alpha (Quantum Global Media ) link (http://www.airlockalpha.com/node/6544)

;)

Sigourney Weaver Says She Can Take On Clint Eastwood
By TIFFANY VOGT Jul-24-2009

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... Weaver called her iconic role of Ripley from the Alien series as a "very lucky opportunity." When she was filming the first "Alien," she had only focused on living one day at a time and was amazed she survived to the end of filming, both as an actress and the character she portrayed: Apparently Ripley wasn't supposed to survive the end of the first film.

Now she is considered one of the toughest characters on television. And even when she was ranked the second biggest bad-ass of all time by MTV, that still wasn't enough for her. "I think I could take him," Weaver said about Eastwood. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on July 25, 2009, 07:29:35 AM
Was she drunk when stated that? :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 28, 2009, 03:23:42 PM
 :) " Big Love for Adam "

      http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/dailydish/2009/07/27/10273296-sun.html

     
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LOS ANGELES -- Law & Order: SVU veteran Adam Beach has joined HBO's Emmy-nominated polygamy drama Big Love in a season-long recurring role.

The Canadian native will play Tommy Flute, the son of Bill's (Bill Paxton) partner, the head of the Indian Gaming Casino Jerry Flute (Robert Beltran).

Beach's credits also include Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers, in which he played "drunken" folk icon Ira Hayes.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 29, 2009, 10:12:45 PM
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Enraged grandad channels Clint Eastwood


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IT WAS like a scene from Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino - both bizarre and potentially deadly.

An enraged grandad stormed to his neighbour's house with a loaded gun and opened fire through the door

Daily Telegraph (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/enraged-grandad-channels-clint-eastwood/story-e6freuy9-1225756084334)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 31, 2009, 06:51:00 AM


Daily Telegraph (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/enraged-grandad-channels-clint-eastwood/story-e6freuy9-1225756084334)


:)  And the boy's uncle name is Kirkwood !!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 01, 2009, 05:45:31 AM
The Californian link (http://thecalifornian.com/article/20090731/NEWS01/90731009/1002/Carmel+Valley+golf+tournament+raises+funds+for+charities)

Carmel Valley golf tournament raises funds for charities
July 31, 2009

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The second Eagle Cup was hosted at the Quail Lodge Golf Club on June 4 and raised more than $60,000 for six local charities. ...

Each participant had the opportunity to putt six holes for the charity of their choice, in hopes of qualifying for the final putt-off against Clint Eastwood. ...

Some of the notable participants in this year’s tournament were: 1985 Winner of the Indianapolis 500, Danny Sullivan – musician, Kenny G – actor, Eric Close – CEO of the San Jose Sharks, Greg Jamison – comedians Tom Dreesen and Jackie Flynn – and Clint and Dina Eastwood. ...
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Post by: Dan Dassow on August 01, 2009, 05:52:26 AM
NBC LA . com link (http://www.nbclosangeles.com/around-town/events/Wax-Gets-Poetic-in-Hollywood-52208142.html)

Wax Gets Poetic in Hollywood
By ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER
Updated 12:45 PM PDT, Fri, Jul 31, 2009

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When something's been around for the better part of two years, you know people are liking it. Two decades, it is a city staple. The better part of two centuries... Well, call it landmarkian, call it iconic, call it, if you're discussing wax likenesses, Madame Tussauds.

Perhaps you've been to London, to the oldest and arguably most famous of the Madame Tussauds wax museums (there are actually several around the world). The Chamber of Horrors. Figures from history. Posh and Becks. It's a gas, for those who like to get a fill of celebrity pop culture, of kitschy cool, of old-time-y fun that employs up-to-the-minute techniques in creating the most look-alike-iest figures.

Because that's what we want, right? We want Wax Figure Clint Eastwood to nearly *be* Real Person Clint Eastwood. The legendary glint in Mr. Eastwood's eye. The fold of his poncho. That Clintian, take-no-guff stance.

The Hollywood branch of Tussauds has its official debut on Saturday, August 1st. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 01, 2009, 06:02:37 AM
Wired Magazine link (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/the-white-house-great-curb-appeal-but-smaller-than-youd-think/)

The White House: Great Curb Appeal, but Smaller Than You’d Think
By Corrina Lawson  July 31, 2009  |  8:00 am

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... The female secret service agent on the ground floor talked to us about meeting her husband on the job (he’s a member of the sniper team on the roof) and related a very funny Clint Eastwood story while simultaneously glaring at anyone who dared to sit on the steps to the next level. ...

The ground floor rooms include The Library, which is stocked with American authors. The paneling of this room and several others on the floor is made from the 1817 timbers that were salvaged during the 1948-52 reconstruction. Also on this floor is the famous China Room but that was blocked off to visitors. The Vermeil Room features portraits of recent First Ladies.

The female secret service agent stationed at the end of the ground floor corridor pointed out that, yes, these rooms are not only still used but they also contain the bathrooms for guests attending events on the first floor. The men’s room is in the Library and the women’s room in the Vermeil Room.

Which is how Clint Eastwood came to be downstairs with his much younger female companion one night. The agent said that he’d wanted to use the private Presidential elevator to go back upstairs but was stopped by security. As they went back to the stairs, she said that Eastwood’s companion let him have it for the error, telling him that she’d told him so.

Even Clint Eastwood gets ribbed for going the wrong way. ...
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Post by: higashimori on August 04, 2009, 03:50:20 AM
 :) " Ridgefield Festival will honor Michael Chekhov " 

     http://www.acorn-online.com/joomla15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33687:ridgefield-festival-will-honor-actorteacher-michael-chekhov&catid=46:rfd-local&Itemid=778

     Written by Kate Czaplinski, Press Staff

     
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Michael Chekhov trained great actors — Clint Eastwood, Yul Brynner, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe and Ridgefield’s own Robert Vaughn — actors whose performances can still make us cry, laugh and transport us, making a fictional character from the pages of a script become real before our eyes.
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Post by: higashimori on August 06, 2009, 02:10:54 AM
 :)  " Right Turn Clyde to kick off Music Nights "

      http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090702/PUB04/307029877

     
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MIDDLEBORO — A South Shore band with a name inspired by a 1970s Clint Eastwood movie will open the fourth season of Middleborough Music Nights on the Town Hall lawn next Thursday night.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 06, 2009, 02:14:19 AM
 
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Nicolas Sarkozy has been sent another chilling death letter with a bullet from a "Dirty Harry" Magnum pistol.

 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/08/06/nicolas-sarkozy-s-bullet-threat-in-post-115875-21574689/

 
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It read: "Hello again, we haven't forgotten about you. The king and his clan will be wiped off the surface of the earth."

The bullet was from the 375 Mag-num, which Clint Eastwood's character made famous as "the most powerful handgun in the world".

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 It is the second time the French president has been sent a death note and bullet in five months. They were posted in the city of Beziers, south west France. Six months ago, Sarkozy headed France's top 10 hit list which included MPs.

Anti-terrorist spokesman said: "We take every threat of this nature very seriously, especially to the president."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on August 06, 2009, 04:54:56 AM
:)  " Right Turn Clyde to kick off Music Nights "

      http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090702/PUB04/307029877

     

Our member "right turn clyde" should be one of the vocalists of the band ;D
(http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=NB&Date=20090702&Category=PUB04&ArtNo=307029877&Ref=AR&maxH=230&maxW=370&border=0&Q=80)


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 12, 2009, 04:19:03 AM
Associated Press (link (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hX6hZO_cvNN9tnimSc8dzmuo437QD9A0TJP80))
Bennett, Brubeck first gig in together in 50 years
By CHARLES J. GANS (AP) – 15 hours ago

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NEWPORT, R.I. — Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck spun some of their old magic when they performed together for only the second time in their 60-plus-year careers.

Brubeck closed his set at the George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival 55 at Newport, R.I., on Sunday with his quartet's classic "Take Five," which he recorded 50 years ago. A few songs into Bennett's set, Brubeck returned to the stage at Fort Adams State Park to perform with the singer for the first time in 47 years. ...

Ricker had already done a film on Bennett, and was working on separate documentaries about Brubeck and Johnny Mercer (marking the centennial of the lyricist's birth). Clint Eastwood, an avid jazz fan, has been involved both off and on screen as a producer and presenter.

"Clint Eastwood was pushing for this ... and Bruce finally got everybody together. ... You don't want to mess with Clint," laughed the 88-year-old Brubeck, in a telephone interview Monday from his home in western Connecticut. ...

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Post by: Dan Dassow on August 12, 2009, 04:30:14 AM
goldcoast.com.au (link (http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2009/08/12/107135_gossip-news.html))
Jack Thompson's twang amuses Clint Eastwood
Regina King and Peter Flowers
August 12th, 2009

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Gold Coast-visiting actor Jack Thompson played a huge part in the re-emergence of the Australian film industry with roles in Wake in Fright, Sunday Too Far Away, Breaker Morant and Petersen. ...

At a dinner party at the end of the filming of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Thompson was seated opposite director Clint Eastwood but every time that Jack spoke Eastwood cracked up.

"To get the accent right I stayed in character the whole time on set and it was the first time Clint had heard me speak and it amused him enormously," laughed Jack.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 13, 2009, 05:20:12 AM
North County Times (link (http://www.nctimes.com/entertainment/music/article_3da3337e-298f-5ad8-92d7-6926b1953f6b.html))
CALIFORNIAN: Singing comes easiest to 77-year-old Mel Tillis
CHARLES HAND - For The Californian | Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 10:50 am

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Mel Tillis has been writing and performing country music for half a century ---- and stuttering for even longer. ...

And so it was that he hit the top of the country music charts and stayed there for more than a decade with such hits as "Coca-Cola Cowboy," "I Ain't Never" and "Good Woman Blues."

Tillis solved the mystery of where he got the idea for the "Coca-Cola Cowboy" lyric "You've got an Eastwood smile and Robert Redford hair."

The part about Redford's hair is understandable, but Clint Eastwood was known for anything but his smile. He was the unsmiling gunslinger with no name in the Sergio Leone movies, "Dirty Harry" and a bare-knuckle fighter in "Any Which Way But Loose."

So where did that line about the Eastwood smile come from?

"He sent it to me," said Tillis, who had a part in "Any Which Way But Loose." "It had about 20 verses. I cut it down to two." ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 20, 2009, 12:20:11 AM
Jazz News (link (http://home.nestor.minsk.by/jazz/news/2009/08/1906.html))

Dave Brubeck To Receive Berklee Honorary Doctorate

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NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck, designated a Living Legend by the Library of Congress, will be presented with an Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music at the 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival, held on September 18 - 20, 2009. The presentation will be made on the Jimmy Lyons Stage in the Arena on Sunday, September 20, at approximately 8:00 p.m., just prior to the Dave Brubeck s Quartet s set - celebrating the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking album Time Out. ...

The Berklee Honorary Doctorate of Music was first presented in 1971, to Duke Ellington. In subsequent years, other major figures in contemporary music, among them Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Tito Puente, Bonnie Raitt, Sting, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Chick Corea, Quincy Jones, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Loretta Lynn, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, and Elvin and Hank Jones, have received the honor for their contributions to music and humanity. In 2007, Clint Eastwood became an honorary doctor of music at Monterey, for his efforts to popularize jazz through his films and film music. A longtime Brubeck admirer and friend, Eastwood is scheduled to be part of the Brubeck ceremony. ...
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Post by: gwb, pt deux on August 22, 2009, 01:05:15 PM
A small musical clip from Kelly's Hero's made its way into the new movie, Inglorius Basterds.  I smiled.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 27, 2009, 05:32:19 AM
The Gazette (link (http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Meet+behind+mean/1933583/story.html))
The Gazette Movie Guide

Meet the man behind the mean
By BILL BROWNSTEIN, The Gazette
August 27, 2009

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Don Rickles is 83. Last year, he marked his 60th anniversary in showbiz and he remains very much in demand on the comedy circuit. This is nothing less than miraculous, considering that Rickles is an insult comic who made his mark taking shots at Frank Sinatra and other heavy-hitters - who normally strike back hard when under attack. ...

When not performing on stage and calling patrons "hockey pucks," Rickles surprisingly got some movie gigs. Like Beach Blanket Bingo with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, and the war flick Kelly's Heroes with Clint Eastwood and Telly Savalas. Eastwood, often the butt of Rickles's shots on the set, credits the comic for giving him the nickname Larry Dickman. For years, Eastwood, seeking anonymity on the road, signed into hotels under that name. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 01, 2009, 04:07:15 PM
 :)  " Macaroni or Spaghetti VS Curry ! "    ;D

     " Curry Westerns return to Bollywood "

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/film/bollywood/article6813111.ece  
 
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When the population of southern India fell in love with spaghetti westerns in the 1960s, local film-makers scrambled to pay homage to low-budget Italian-produced hits such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

The result was the "Curry Western", a genre that blended Clint Eastwood-esque grit with romantic Bollywood song and dance numbers and conservative Indian values. In the 1970s its exponents produced some of the most popular works in world cinema, and some releases ran for years
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Post by: El Cigarillo on September 02, 2009, 01:13:57 PM
CINEMA RETRO ISSUE #15 NOW SHIPPING IN EUROPE!

By Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall

(Cinema Retro publishers)

Cinema Retro issue #15 is now shipping in Europe. We anticipate it will arrive in the USA by mid September and will then ship to all other parts of the world.

If the content of issue #15 doesn't convince you to subscribe or resubscribe, we don't know what will. Check out the following highlights:

    * LEE MARVIN TRIBUTE ISSUE FEATURING RARE UNPUBLISHED 1974 INTERVIEW IN WHICH MARVIN DISCUSSES HIS KEY FILMS; PLUS STEVE MORI'S ON-LOCATION REPORT FROM THE SET OF "THE KLANSMAN" STARRING MARVIN, RICHARD BURTON, O.J. SIMPSON AND LUCIANA PALUZZI - FEATURING UNPUBLISHED BEHIND THE SCENES SET PHOTOS TAKEN BY STEVE.WE ALSO FEATURE STEVE SARAGOSSI'S TRIBUTE TO MARVIN'S BIZARRE CRIME CLASSIC "PRIME CUT"
    
    * BRUCE R. MARSHALL INTERVIEWS SCREENWRITER RICHARD TUGGLE ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE CLINT EASTWOOD CRIME CLASSIC "ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ"
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 03, 2009, 03:37:11 AM
Permit snafu allowed demolition of famed barn (link (http://www.localnews8.com/Global/story.asp?S=11032905&nav=menu554_2_1))
Associated Press - September 2, 2009 10:04 AM ET

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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A barn that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and that was the site of a brawl scene in Clint Eastwood movie is being dismantled, and Jackson city officials say it's because of a permit error.

The barn was built in the 1920s and was the location of the denouement of the 1980 film Any Which Way You Can, in which Eastwood fights a character played by William Smith in a bare-knuckle brawl.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on September 06, 2009, 12:50:36 PM
In the movie Major Movie Star, Megan Valentine is talking with her manager.
Please note those aren't the exact lines. They speak very fast and the movie had no english captions.

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Megan: "Can we stay away from talking animal movies?"

Manager: "Megan, all the greats did animal movies. We got Clint Eastwood in Every Which Way But Loose, Meryl Streep in Out of Africa...we are on the right track!"

It's a fun movie. And it was impossible not imagine how Sgt. Highway would train that...troop ;D

edit: And there is a papparazzi called Joe Kidd!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on September 10, 2009, 05:45:03 AM
Tv series Psych, season 1, episode 5 ("9 lives"). Gus is bored, sitting in a very small room while waiting Shawn develops a plan to catch some murder.

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Shawn: Do some pushups or something.

Gus: Do some pushups?!

Shawn: Yeah, like Clint Eastwood in Escape from Alcatraz. He spends the whole movie in a tiny cell, right? But he was in the best shape of his entire life!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: El Cigarillo on September 10, 2009, 01:38:04 PM
Tv series Psych, season 1, episode 5 ("9 lives"). Gus is bored, sitting in a very small room while waiting Shawn develops a plan to catch some murder.


thanks for that. Aline:)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: El Cigarillo on September 10, 2009, 01:40:23 PM
In episode 11 of the US TV series Life On Mars, Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel) has a framed poster of The Good, The Bad And The Ugly hanging in his office at the police precinct.

in the UK version also!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 12, 2009, 05:03:56 AM
Independent Newspapers (link (http://tonight.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=5160696&fSectionId=405&fSetId=251))
South Africa
Two to commit to memory 
September 11, 2009
By Michael Tarr
MEMORIES RESTAURANT
3 Alexander Court,
Booth Road, Athlone Park

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... I felt in a steak mood and went for the Clint Eastwood fillet (300g) with a creamy garlic and green pepper-corn sauce and very tasty chips. My rugger bugger colleague, who lives nearby and recommended Memories, went for the Al Capone, which is chicken fillet strips in Roquefort cheese and bacon bits, served on tagliatelle. He was mightily pleased. ...

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on September 13, 2009, 02:35:26 PM
On TV serie Monk, season 1, episode 10: Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation, Monk and a female detective are discussing the details about a plan to solve a murder case in a hotel and Monk complains the hotel manager gave them little time to inspect the room of a suspect guest. 

Monk: "So we get only three hours!"

Female detective: "That was all Clint had in Dirty Harry."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 18, 2009, 05:02:35 AM
Times on Line (link (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/article6838538.ece))

From The Times September 18, 2009

Why Clint Eastwood’s boy, Kyle, is feeling lucky
Kyle Eastwood is happy to play his jazz away from his dad's spotlightJohn Bungey

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He sits back, relaxed, lightly tanned, and though he’s now based in Paris, there’s still an air of south Californian cool. He doesn’t waste words. And yes, he looks familiar — the hair, the eyes — a chip off the old granite block. So how far are we going to get through this chat before the “C” word comes up?

In fact, Kyle Eastwood, band leader and the eldest child of Hollywood’s longest-running movie star, has no hang-ups about discussing dad and his work — even if he has his own project, a fourth album of his funky, not-quite-smooth jazz, to tell the world about.

Sitting in the sort of quietly opulent West London hotel that no regular jazz double-bassist could afford, 41-year-old Kyle is the first bring up Clint Eastwood. He’s just reeling off his band’s tour schedule — a week in Japan, a couple of nights at Ronnie Scott’s — “but first I have to go back to work on Dad’s new film [The Human Factor]. It’s about Mandela and how the Rugby World Cup helped to heal South Africa after apartheid. So I’ve been there, recording choirs, getting ideas, playing a little. In LA we’ll get to writing to pictures.” ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 18, 2009, 06:19:53 AM
 :) Hi, Dan!  Thanks to posted that article interesting to read.   O0      However I allow to post that article in the thread of Kyle Eastwood, too !    ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 18, 2009, 07:07:52 PM
I was thinking of splitting Dan's post out of this thread and putting it in the Kyle Eastwood thread, but since Higashimori already posted the story there, I guess we'll just leave it here. Doesn't hurt to have it here, also. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 20, 2009, 08:20:04 AM
IMDb Daily Poll
September 20, 2009
Poll is currently open:http://www.imdb.com/poll/
Results so far:http://www.imdb.com/poll/results/2009-09-20
Which of these "cool" actors do you consider to be the coolest? (Suggested by "Jdchrstnsn")

Votes
Clint Eastwood172415.03%***************
Samuel L. Jackson157113.70%**************
Steve McQueen10339.01%*********
Paul Newman9718.47%********
George Clooney9157.98%********
James Dean9047.88%********
Brad Pitt8577.47%*******
Sean Connery8467.38%*******
Bruce Willis7706.71%*******
Marlon Brando6205.41%*****
Viggo Mortensen4563.98%****
Sam Rockwell2432.12%**
Kurt Russell2071.80%**
John Wayne1721.50%*
Chow Yun-Fat1401.22%*
Richard Roundtree410.36%
A total of 11470 have been collected so far.
As of 09/20/2009 22:18
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 20, 2009, 10:29:19 AM
Clint just has another vote.  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 22, 2009, 03:53:24 AM
IMDb Daily Poll
September 22, 2009
Poll is currently open:http://www.imdb.com/poll/
Results so far:http://www.imdb.com/poll/results/2009-09-22
What is your favorite Clint Eastwood-directed movie?

Votes
Unforgiven50218.18%******************
Gran Torino38513.94%**************
Mystic River36113.07%*************
Million Dollar Baby30210.93%***********
I love most/all of Clint Eastwood's movies.2519.09%*********
I don't tend to like Clint Eastwood's movies.1485.36%*****
Letters from Iwo Jima1164.20%****
Changeling973.51%****
I have no opinion.943.40%***
The Outlaw Josey Wales772.79%***
A Perfect World 672.43%**
Space Cowboys541.96%**
The Bridges of Madison County531.92%**
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil441.59%**
Heartbreak Ridge291.05%*
Play Misty for Me281.01%*
Pale Rider230.83%
Flags of Our Fathers210.76%
High Plains Drifter190.69%
The Rookie160.58%
Absolute Power140.51%
Bird90.33%
Sudden Impact80.29%
Firefox80.29%
Blood Work80.29%
The Eiger Sanction60.22%
White Hunter Black Heart60.22%
The Gauntlet40.14%
Bronco Billy40.14%
Honkytonk Man30.11%
Breezy30.11%
True Crime20.07%
A total of 2762 have been collected so far.
As of 09/22/2009 04:51

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 22, 2009, 05:39:07 AM
The Rookie got 16 votes ... now it's up to 29? ??? More than Bird, White Hunter, Black Heart, Bronco Billy, Honkytonk Man? :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: palooka on September 24, 2009, 12:29:42 AM
I thought I better mention the September issue of Cinema Retro too, as there is a nice picture of Clint with a very handsome man (and his wife, I really shouldn't forget her!)  :D

(http://propstore.com/img/products/916/cover.jpg)

(http://propstore.com/img/products/916/ARTICLEs.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 24, 2009, 04:25:41 AM
WOW Palooka.   I have just ordered my copy.   Yes I have to agree that the guy is quite handsome and the lady lovely but who's the guy in the striped shirt??????  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 24, 2009, 04:32:02 AM
 :) WOW............Palooka !  Indeed !!   8)  O0
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on September 24, 2009, 04:51:26 AM
I found Palooka real name is Tim! ^-^

"Tim and his wife on set with Clint Eastwood, who enjoys a beer after a hard day's filming."

That's great, palooka and since this story is even published in that magazine, I think you don't have to worry about "ending up on the cutting room floor" as you said once.
Very nice pictures! O0
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 25, 2009, 05:49:54 AM
That's great, Palooka! Thanks for posting! :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 26, 2009, 02:09:40 PM
 :) "Clint Eastwood loves visiting BBHC"

 http://codyenterprise.com/articles/2009/09/24/news/doc4aba96fc2110a118160371.txt

     (http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4700/clint5.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 26, 2009, 02:25:02 PM
What in the world is BBHC? And why is that bare statement illustrated with a pic of Clint from 2002? ???

EDIT: I got it ... Buffalo Bill Historical Center (http://www.bbhc.org/home/index.cfm?CFID=25151171&CFTOKEN=95962161).

I still don't know what that random fact, even if true, was doing on the Internet. But then, there are a LOT of random facts floating around on the Internet.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on October 04, 2009, 10:47:27 AM
Tampa Bay Online (link (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/oct/04/sp-overcoming-odds-the-l/sports-bucs/))

Josh Johnson: Overcoming the odds

By ROY CUMMINGS
rcummings@tampatrib.com
Published: October 4, 2009

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LANDOVER, Md. - The seemingly ever-growing list of notable alumni from Oakland Tech High School in California reads like a page torn from the historical record of the sports and entertainment world.

Actor/director Clint Eastwood is on it. So are The Pointer Sisters - Ruth, Anita and Bonnie - poet Rod McKuen and baseball luminaries Curt Flood, "Cookie" Lavagetto and all-time MLB base-stealer Rickey Henderson. ...

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on October 04, 2009, 10:55:04 AM
Wyoming AP News (link (http://cbs4denver.com/wireapnewswy/Famous.visitors.to.2.1225374.html))

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Oct 3, 2009 12:19 pm US/Mountain VIPs Visiting Wyo. Museum Include Royalty, ActorsCODY, Wyo. (AP) ― The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody attracts some well-known people who require varying degrees of special handling when they visit. ...

Recent notable visitors to the center this year include the King and Queen of Norway, and Academy Award winning actor Robert Duvall. Other notable visitors in the past included John Wayne and his family, Clint Eastwood, Tom Selleck and Candice Bergen. ...

Information from: Cody Enterprise, http://www.codyenterprise.com
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 08, 2009, 02:47:14 AM
 :) " Clint Eastwood's Tehama Development Prepares for Autumn Busy Season "

    http://www.prweb.com/releases/Tehama/Realty/prweb3003234.htm
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on October 09, 2009, 04:50:07 AM
Cinema Blend (link (http://www.cinemablend.com/celebrity/Lewis-Keeps-Photo-Of-Eastwood-In-Wallet-20304.html))
Lewis Keeps Photo Of Eastwood In Wallet
2009-10-07 20:36:32
 
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Movie star-turned-punk icon Juliette Lewis has a photograph of Clint Eastwood kissing her as a child in her wallet. The actor planted a smooch on the youngster's cheek when she visited the set of Any Which Way You Can in the late 1970s. Lewis' father, Geoffrey, was Eastwood's co-star in the film. (KL/WNVELL/CL)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on October 25, 2009, 11:45:42 PM
Last night's episode of Dexter (season 4 episode 5) was called "Dirty Harry"  8)
Haven't watched it yet, but I'm guessing it has something to do with Dex's dad whose name was Harry and who was a cop.

Link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dexter_episodes#Season_4:_2009)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on November 07, 2009, 06:24:41 AM
The Guardian (link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/07/jamie-cullum-one-last-thing))

One last thing...Jamie Cullum on Clint Eastwood, Spinal Tap and Sophie Dahl. Mmmm, nice
Rich Pelley
The Guardian, Saturday 7 November 2009

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...

You wrote a song with Clint Eastwood. Was it easy thinking of words to rhyme with Clint?

I wasn't writing music for the biopic of Clint Eastwood. I had to find words to rhyme with Gran Torino. That boils down to Filipino and casino, neither of which feature. Clint is sound. I recorded on a piano in his house!

...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on November 09, 2009, 11:11:24 AM
Not really what I would call a reference to Clint, but still...
Found this review of an old Dirty Harry NES game.
If you can live with the reviewer cussing like a mad, drunk sailor (I think it's one of the few times I've heard the F-word said outside the average South Park episode) you get a pretty good idea of how awful this old game is.  ;)

http://www.spoonyexperiment.com/2009/05/08/dirty-harry-the-war-against-drugs-nes/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 11, 2009, 06:43:15 AM
" Morgan Freeman to receive Career Achievement Award from Palm Springs Film Fest "

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/awards/2009/11/morgan-freeman-to-receive-career-achievement-award-from-palm-springs-film-fest.html

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Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will receive the Career Achievement Award for Acting at the 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Awards Gala on Jan. 5. The event, hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart, will kick off the festival, which runs from Jan. 5 to 18.

Freeman, who will be next seen as South African President Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood-directed "Invictus" (opening Dec. 11), won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his turn in Eastwood's 2004 "Million Dollar Baby," which also earned him a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role. Freeman was nominated for the Academy Award on three occasions before his win -- for best supporting actor in 1987's gritty crime drama "Street Smart" and  for best actor in "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989) and "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994). Freeman's long and storied body of work includes such critical and audience favorites as "The Dark Knight" (2008) and "Batman Begins" (2005) as well as "Bruce Almighty" (2003), "Amistad" (1997), "Se7en" (1995) and Eastwood's Oscar-winning "Unforgiven" (1992).

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 13, 2009, 04:21:50 AM
 " How about those Bulls, Mr Eastwood? "

 http://www.tonight.co.za/index.php?from=rss_Tonight&fArticleId=5243531

 
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It's a good time for rugby in the media. The world is gearing up for the release of Invictus, the Clint Eastwood-directed film about South Africa's 1995 World Cup victory.

Joost van der Westerhuizen, that horniest of Blue Bulls, has been hogging headlines with his off-field scrimmages.

And, arguably less important, the Springboks won this year's Tri-Nations tournament in emphatic fashion as well as conquering the British and Irish Lions.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on November 15, 2009, 06:00:05 AM
TV series Crossing Jordan , season 1, episode 11 "Wrong Place, Wrong Time".

Jordan is treating a little wound on her boss Garret, who got involved in a fight in a bar.
As he complaints about the pain, she says:

Jordan: "Boy not so tough, are you now, Dirty Garry, huh?"

Garret groans: "That's very funny".

Jordan, sarcastically: "Yeah".


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 15, 2009, 05:49:02 PM
 " Clint Eastwood ‘Struggles to Stay Awake on Movie Set’ "

 http://www.showbizspy.com/article/194813/clint-eastwood-struggles-to-stay-awake-on-movie-set.html

 
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IS it time for Clint Eastwood to retire?

The 79-year-old Hollywood legend — who’s currently shooting new movie Hereafter – apparently struggles to keep his eyes open when he’s at work and is constantly yawning.

According to the National Enquirer, Eastwood’s gaunt appearance has shocked his colleagues — who think he’s trying his best to prove he’s still fit.

“It looks like he tries to prove he’s still fit but he seems to have rings under his eyes. To me, he looks ancient, frail and tired-looking,” a source told the tabloid.

“It’s sad to see him in his later years,” added another onset insider. “I first fell in love with him in Rawhide, when he as so tall and handsome. He’s still a big man, but now the walk seems slower. I guess age catches up with everyone in the end.”

Clint said earlier this year that he’s not too old to be an action man.

“I still enjoy the physical side of it,” he said of acting.

“I enjoy the action part of my movies immensely. And I must say, I still do enough running to keep in decent enough shape that I could still do one or two rooftops.”

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Eastwood: ‘I’m Not Too Old For Action Roles’
Jan 23 2009. Posted by Adam
clint eastwood
Clint Eastwood insists he’s still not too old to be an action man.

The Dirty Harry star, 78, says he is not totally over the hill when it comes to physical roles despite being one of Hollywood’s more senior stars.

He explains, “I still enjoy the physical side of it.

“I enjoy the action part of my movies immensely. And I must say, I still do enough running to keep in decent enough shape that I could still do one or two rooftops.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 15, 2009, 07:15:52 PM
Quote
According to the National Enquirer

I didn't bother reading any further.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 15, 2009, 07:43:42 PM
^ Exactly. We could be a little more discriminating about what we post here.

I believe the current issue of the National Enquirer also says that President Obama is dying of lung cancer.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 15, 2009, 09:41:57 PM
I think The National Enquirer has to be about the most rubbish publication there is.   They have some garbage on the front each issue.  We sell it at the garage and only the weirdos buy it.   :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 17, 2009, 07:02:03 AM
 :)  " Clint Eastwood says America is becoming more 'juvenile' "
 
        BY Samuel Goldsmith           " A man of the year ! "

     http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/11/17/2009-11-17_eastwood_america_becoming_more_juvenile.html#ixzz0X82YqARf

 
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Clint Eastwood is better known for his fists than his fashion sense, but that didn't stop GQ magazine from naming him a man of the year.

Eastwood joins Barack Obama, Tom Brady, the three stars of "The Hangover" and "Star Trek" actor Chris Pine on five special covers for the December issue (www.gq.com), which hits newsstands Tuesday.

Eastwood talks politics, love, religion, diet and women in a wide-ranging interview with deputy editor Michael Hainey, who calls the 79-year-old the "patron saint of late bloomers."

Eastwood gained fame for his acting in the spaghetti Westerns of the 1960s, but won his first Oscar (for directing) for "Unforgiven" at age 62.

His new movie, "Invictus," is the true story of Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) and the mostly white South African rugby team that helped usher the country out of apartheid.

"The world needs this kind of story nowadays," Eastwood said. "It's just...everybody's so screwed up. It seems like our country's in kind of a morbid mood, because of the recession or whatever."

We're "becoming more juvenile as a nation," he said. "The guys who won World War II and that whole generation have disappeared, and now we have a bunch of teenage twits."

Eastwood meditates twice a day, avoids saturated fats and does 30 minutes on the elliptical machine each morning.

He used to "find meaning" in chasing girls, but says he's now happily monogamous."I never thought I'd get there, but I did. It feels good."

                                              (http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9039/amdeastwoodgq.jpg)

     





Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Southern cat on November 17, 2009, 07:08:59 AM
Quote
and now we have a bunch of teenage twits

Couldn't agree more. Kids getting mobile/cell phones at the age of 12. Alot are spoonfed by there parents. Gees I'm getting old.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on November 17, 2009, 09:47:54 AM
I find it amusing that people quoted in the National Enquirer seem to feel as if the information contained in it is a newsflash. It boils down to an opinion that Eastwood looks older than he used to and might be a little slower and weaker than he was when he was younger. I don't personally find any of this information surprising. The guy is nearly 80 years old! What do people expect?

I don't buy that he's having trouble staying awake. His recent output, and the quality of the work, belies that comment. The information that the guy is slower, older, and shorter are undeniable biological facts. The focus should be on the fact that no other director of his age and experience is still working at the level he is today. That's the real story. The rest of the stuff is tangential. I don't get why we need a news article, in the National Enquirer no less, to state the obvious.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 17, 2009, 07:15:17 PM
:)  " Clint Eastwood says America is becoming more 'juvenile' "
 
BY Samuel Goldsmith           " A man of the year ! "

http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/11/17/2009-11-17_eastwood_america_becoming_more_juvenile.html#ixzz0X82YqARf

 
(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9039/amdeastwoodgq.jpg)

Thanks, that's a terrific cover picture! Here's a slightly closer view ...

(http://www.gq.com/images/IndexPageImages/moty-2009/ce.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on November 18, 2009, 06:47:04 AM
Thanks, that's a terrific cover picture! Here's a slightly closer view ...

(http://www.gq.com/images/IndexPageImages/moty-2009/ce.jpg)

Totally agree. He looks handsome on those jeans ;)

This is another cover that I love.

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/revistaclint.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Southern cat on November 18, 2009, 07:02:41 AM

This is another cover that I love.

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/revistaclint.jpg)

I agree Aline.

For a guy turning 80 next year, you wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley!!!

I guess that's one reason why we love him so much.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Conan on November 19, 2009, 01:12:35 AM
Couldn't agree more. Kids getting mobile/cell phones at the age of 12. Alot are spoonfed by there parents. Gees I'm getting old.

  It's also apparent in what TV shows are popular (not that it was deep before) and the spread of gossipy enterainment news in the media from just the E-Channel to basically everywhere else.  Yea, I agree with him to - even though it is cliche to complain about the next generation coming up.

  My Dad knows a guy who used to work for the National Enquirer who once crashed a celebrity funeral dressed as a priest to get a scoop!

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 21, 2009, 07:33:35 AM
 :) " Mature father Clint Eastwood "

   http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/295484,mature-father-clint-eastwood.html

   By : Bang Media 
 
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Clint Eastwood, 79, is happy he waited until he was in his 30s to become a father because he was too immature to have kids when he was in his 20s.


Clint Eastwood is pleased he waited until he was older to have children - because he was too driven by his hormones when he was younger.

The now 79-year-old actor was in his mid-30s when he started his family and believes it was the perfect moment because his lifestyle had calmed down.

The 'Gran Torino' star - who most recently became a father, to 12-year-old daughter Morgan, at the age of 66 - told the American edition of GQ magazine: "I'm a loyal citizen to the family. And that wasn't necessarily a given thing. That was acquired. I think when you are younger, you are driven by a lot of hormonal effects. It's like Everest, 'Because it's there.' There's a lot of people who learn a lot faster than me, that's for sure."

Eastwood - who has six children with four different women - is one of Hollywood's most revered actors and directors and as he approaches his 80s the actor is proud of his legacy and life.

Speaking about his own mortality, the five-time Oscar winner added: "I'm not one of these guys who wants to check out early. But when you check out, it's when you are supposed to check out. I take care of myself. I like working. That's when I'm feeling my best."
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 26, 2009, 05:26:27 AM
 " Jail term for blackmail plot "

 http://www.expressandstar.com/2009/11/26/jail-term-for-blackmail-plot/

 
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A blackmailer who demanded £3 million from a Birmingham supermarket in a blackmail plot inspired by a character in a Clint Eastwood film has been jailed for 15 months.

Mark Hazel, aged 39, sent a ransom letter to a Co-op store in Erdington, threatening to kill staff if his demand was not met.

The letter was signed Scorpio – the name used by a serial killer in the 1971 film Dirty Harry.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: El Cigarillo on December 08, 2009, 11:43:13 AM
DOONESBURY has Clint doing a GPS recording
today ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 08, 2009, 07:22:50 PM
(http://images.ucomics.com/comics/db/2009/db091208.gif)

 ;D

http://www.doonesbury.com/strip/dailydose/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 09, 2009, 03:46:08 AM
 :) " Clint Eastwood Talks Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift "

'You listen to things because the kids are listening to them,' the 'Invictus' director tells MTV News.

  By Larry Carroll, with reporting by Josh Horowitz
 
  With Video !

  http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1627849/20091208/story.jhtml?rsspartner=rssYahooNewscrawler

 
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Clint Eastwood is quite possibly the most badass man in movie history. From "Dirty Harry" to "The Man With No Name" to last year's "Gran Torino," his steely glare, clenched teeth and no-nonsense style have made lesser men soil their pants in fear.

But that doesn't mean the guy can't rock out to Lady Gaga every once in a while.

"Oh, yeah, now you're getting really exciting," the 79-year-old living legend responded when we asked which hot acts he's into. "I know [Gaga] is very big. I know she's very important, and my kids have listened to her too."



In addition to giving birth to nearly a hundred movies, Eastwood has three children (including a 12-year-old) and two grandchildren (including a 15-year-old). And, according to the actor/director, they help keep him young.

"Taylor Swift? I kind of like her," he revealed to MTV News. "I have [listened to her music]; I was listening to some the other day. And I think I like her."

In town to promote "Invictus," the most recent awards-season contender in an arsenal that has included instant classics like "Million Dollar Baby," "Mystic River" and "Letters From Iwo Jima," the late-in-life Oscar-winning filmmaker said it's important to him to stay relevant with the nation's youth.

"I'd be pretty embarrassed if I'm going, 'Taylor who?' " he said. "Sometimes you listen to pop radio, just to see what's going on. You don't necessarily have to embrace it, but you want to know what's going on, so when you mention Taylor Swift, at least I can say, 'Yeah, I know who she is.' "

For the time being, Gaga and Taylor will likely get a thrill out of knowing that their music has hit the eardrums of a Hollywood legend. But, as he was quick to point out with his trademark gruff attitude, today's chart-toppers will never replace Eastwood's beloved Charlie Parker.

"I didn't switch off of a jazz station to hear it," the "Bird" director said. "But you listen to things because the kids are listening to them."

 



Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on December 09, 2009, 04:34:18 AM
That's great, I love Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift too!(http://planetsmilies.net/happy-smiley-51.gif)
It's nice that Clint is always open up to new things...I think it's part of what keeps him so energetic about life :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on December 10, 2009, 02:08:49 AM
I LOVE that GQ cover  8)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Doug on December 10, 2009, 07:29:40 AM


(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/funny-pictures-cat-calls-you-a-punk.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 10, 2009, 06:31:19 PM
That cat has Clint down pat! ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 11, 2009, 10:53:53 AM
Really love the cat.  There is certainly a Clint stare.  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on December 11, 2009, 07:04:25 PM
I've always considered Jonah Hex to be one big reference to Clint Eastwood, so posting pictures left and right from said comic would be a somewhat  moot point, but I just love the crazy absurdity of the bottom picture along with the GBU/Unforgiven reference :D

You might be a badass bountyhunter on a killing spree, but sometimes you have to stop up and enjoy the little things (Such as aiming artillery at a guy taking a dump)  ;D
(http://i46.tinypic.com/29gk0o8.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: El Cigarillo on December 12, 2009, 01:16:08 PM
Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule: A HOMESTEAD BUILT UPON A ...

http://sergioleoneifr.blogspot.com/2009/12/homestead-built-upon-graveyard-films-of.html

lotsa talk aboout Clint. Nice to see others who appreciate the excellent WHITE HUNTER..
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 15, 2009, 04:31:29 AM
Variety Magazine (link (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118012711.html?categoryId=1985&cs=1))

Posted: Mon., Dec. 14, 2009, 3:24pm PT
Publicists to honor Zemeckis
Director will be feted with lifetime award
By DAVE MCNARY

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Hollywood union publicists have tapped Robert Zemeckis to receive a lifetime achievement award.
Kudo will be presented at the Intl. Cinematographers Guild's 47th annual Publicists Awards on March 5 at the Century Plaza. Past recipients include Lew Wasserman, Sid Ganis, Julie Andrews, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Variety columnist Army Archerd and last year's recipient, Harrison Ford. ...

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 17, 2009, 06:07:26 PM
 :)  " On the 70th anniversary of 'Gone With the Wind,' one of the most-quoted films to date, what classic movie line do you still use? "

     By Julia Reed

     http://www.wowowow.com/entertainment/julia-reeds-clint-eastwood-face-and-dolly-parton-thighs-420438

     
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I love all the great lines from "Gone With the Wind." I went to see that movie with my grandmother at the Belle Meade Theater in Nashville when I was eight, and thereafter whenever I got a tad out of hand, she’d call me Scarlett — which, unbeknownst to her, I took as a great compliment. I also love all those great Humphrey Bogart lines from "Casablanca" and the Lauren Bacall lines from "To Have and Have Not," but I am far too self-conscious to actually utter them. I do, however, put on Clint Eastwood’s "Go ahead, make my day" face whenever someone is trying to take the empty seat next to me — or when they, having taken it anyway, attempt to engage me in conversation. There’s also the classic line from my brilliant friend Bobby Harling’s "Steel Magnolias," uttered by Truvy (Dolly Parton in the movie): "These thighs haven’t gone out of the house without Lycra on them since I was 14." I may not say it, but I (should) live it!

On the 70th anniversary of 'Gone With the Wind ’  someone who does not yet watch this movie which one of great movie in the history of American movie, please go to watch !  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 18, 2009, 05:50:37 AM
http://www.imdb.com/poll/
IMDb Daily Polls - December 18, 2009

http://www.imdb.com/poll/results/2009-12-18
Who is your favorite person on our STARmeter Top 25 of 2009 list?

Votes
Johnny Depp64919.8%
Clint Eastwood52616.0%
Zooey Deschanel2999.1%
Christian Bale2357.2%
Heath Ledger1945.9%
Brad Pitt1825.5%
Leonardo DiCaprio1695.2%
Ryan Reynolds1153.5%
Robert Pattinson1143.5%
Scarlett Johansson1013.1%
Will Smith892.7%
Gerard Butler882.7%
Seth Rogen852.6%
Angelina Jolie611.9%
Kristen Stewart571.7%
Jennifer Aniston571.7%
Megan Fox491.5%
Nicolas Cage461.4%
Taylor Lautner381.2%
Shia LaBeouf351.1%
Tom Cruise341.0%
Dakota Fanning250.8%
Ashley Greene140.4%
Miley Cyrus140.4%
Nikki Reed50.2%
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 27, 2009, 06:45:02 PM
At a friend's house watching something called Jesse Stone: Thin Ice. It seems the town officials think Jesse (Tom Selleck) is a little too high-handed in the way he goes about his job as police chief in the town of Paradise. "Like Little Bill Daggett." "Who?" "You know, the Gene Hackman character in Unforgiven." Selleck says he'll try to be "a benevolent Gene Hackman." One of the town officals comments, "Gosh, that was a good movie."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 31, 2009, 04:25:38 AM
 :) " Michael Jackson, The Muppets Among Stars Featured in National Film Registry SelectionsIn Section:"

     NY comPRESSed  By: Matt Connolly

     http://www.nypress.com/blog-5582-michael-jackson-the-muppets-among-stars-featured-in-national-film-registry-selections.html

     
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Like a particularly bacchanalian Hollywood soiree, Michael Jackson and the Muppets rub elbows with Bette Davis and Clint Eastwood on this year's list of 25 films selected for preservation by the 2009 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

The AP reports that Jackson's 1983 video for "Thriller" (directed by John Landis) is the first music video ever inducted into the registry: a decision partially inspired by Jackson's death in June, according to Steve Leggett, coordinator of the National Film Preservation Board.

The registry has selected 25 films every year since its inception in 1989, choosing movies based upon their significance "culturally, historically, or aesthetically," as opposed to claiming that their choices constitute the "best" of American cinema. Other selections include Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (starring Eastwood), Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon, William Wyler's Jezebel (featuring Davis' Oscar-winning performance) and The Muppet Movie.
     
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 31, 2009, 04:45:00 AM
That listing is wrong.   Clint was not in Once Upon A Time In The West.   Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson were the stars of that movie.  :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 31, 2009, 04:53:32 AM
That listing is wrong.   Clint was not in Once Upon A Time In The West.   Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards, Charles Bronson were the stars of that movie.  :o

You are Right , Lin !!!   :o 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 31, 2009, 06:53:11 AM
Some "anonymous" person or other just pointed that out in a comment. ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 31, 2009, 06:56:02 AM
Here's the link to the story on the Library of Congress website ... at least my fellow librarians can't be blamed for the blunder in the New York Press.

http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2009/09-250.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 04, 2010, 06:54:38 PM
 " "Hurt Locker," French films win U.S. critics awards "

  http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100104/media_nm/us_critics_1

  By Chris Michaud Chris Michaud – Sun Jan 3 NEW YORK (Reuters)

 
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Shut out of the 44th annual awards were such highly touted films as Jason Reitman's "Up In the Air," James Cameron's "Avatar" and Clint Eastwood's "Invictus."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 04, 2010, 07:27:23 PM
 :) " Americans would prefer Clint to Clooney as co-star "

     http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100104/lf_nm_life/us_usa_poll_1

     NEW YORK (Reuters Life!)

     
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Most Americans watch their favorite shows on a TV set, and given a choice more would prefer to star in a Clint Eastwood western than a romantic comedy with George Clooney, according to an online poll.

Nearly 70 percent of adults questioned in the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey said they watch TV when the programs run in their usual time slots but 20 percent admitted to using a DVR or TiVO.
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Eastwood was the top choice with 20 percent of those questioned when asked which type of film they would like to star in, but Clooney and Cameron Diaz were not far behind at 18 percent, followed by an action movie with Will Smith, a comedy with Will Farrell and a drama with actress Meryl Streep.
     
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 05, 2010, 06:19:27 PM
 " Goodwill Ambassador "

 Dr. William Powell's legacy will be more than the golf course he built, but the example he set

 By Dave Shedloski

 http://www.golfdigest.com/golfworld/columnists/2010/01/golf_powell_shedloski

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 05, 2010, 08:54:24 PM
Invictus is mentioned in the  New York Times obituary of Dennis Brutus, the man who was largely responsible for getting South Africa barred from international sports competitions.

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In 1995, after apartheid — the official system of racial discrimination — had crumbled, it was a sporting moment that symbolized the birth of a new democracy in South Africa.

It happened during the rugby World Cup tournament, from which the country had been barred, when it was being held in Johannesburg. Mr. Mandela, then the president, appeared at the stadium wearing the green-and-gold jersey of the country’s team, which until recently had been all white, as a symbol of national unity. (The moment is re-enacted in the film “Invictus,” with Morgan Freeman playing Mr. Mandela.)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/03/world/africa/03brutus.html

R.I.P., Mr. Brutus.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 09, 2010, 11:42:28 AM
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On this day in 1959,  Western TV series Rawhide premieres, starring Clint Eastwood as a cattle-driving cowboy. The show was one of 30 western series on in the 1959-60 TV season. The number of western series had steadily risen since the debut of Gunsmoke in 1955. The number then slowly declined, and by the time Rawhide was cancelled in 1966, only a handful of westerns remained on primetime TV.

Hollywoodoutbreak.com (http://www.hollywoodoutbreak.com/2010/01/09/on-this-day-in-show-biz-rawhide-makes-its-tv-debut/)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 10, 2010, 07:29:14 PM
 :) " Eastwood's Mission Ranch Makes Top 10 List.     Mission Ranch Owned By Clint Eastwood "

    http://www.ksbw.com/entertainment/22173883/detail.html

   
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CARMEL, Calif. -- Clint Eastwood's Mission Ranch in Carmel was ranked No. 7 in the top 10 celebrity-owned hotels worldwide by TripAdvisor.

The top 10 hotels were determined by the TripAdvisor editors and travelers.

The Mission Ranch has 31 unique rooms, ocean views and sheep grazing in a nearby meadow.

One traveler told TripAdvisor, "We admit it -- we wanted to stay at ‘Clint’s place.’ It was worth every penny.”

Eastwood purchased the historic Mission Ranch in 1986.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 10, 2010, 07:33:05 PM
 :) " Grace Kelly, Clint Eastwood: Singularly American bios "
     
   http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/reviews/2010-01-07-kellyrev07_ST_N.htm?csp=34
 
   By Craig Wilson, USA TODAY

   
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They don't make them like they used to. People often say that about cars and refrigerators. The same can be said of movie stars.
Enter Grace Kelly and Clint Eastwood, who are being analyzed in new biographies. For anyone who longs for the day when the word superstar actually meant something, these two books will come as welcome escapes.

Ladies first.

Most everyone knows the basics of Grace Kelly's life. An extraordinarily beautiful Philadelphian conquers Hollywood — and more than a few men along the way — only to chuck it all to become a princess by marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco.

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As for Mr. "Make My Day," Eastwood is the rough-and-tumble counterpart to Kelly's gentility: blue collar vs. blue blood.

What you get on the screen with Eastwood is pretty much what you get in real life. The "double helix" of Eastwood's creative and real-life DNA is so intertwined, says author Marc Eliot in American Rebel, it's impossible to separate the private man from his on-screen persona.

Notoriously private, Eastwood, 79, rarely talks about his movies, let alone his life, so Eliot concedes that the "clues" to who Eastwood is "had to be found elsewhere."

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Americanbeauty on January 11, 2010, 05:29:51 PM
Clint was mentioned back in October on the Ellen Degeneres Show.
Juliette Lewis was there to talk about her then-movie, "Whip It".
I remember reading somewhere that she kept a picture of herself (when she was a kid) and Clint in her wallet  :D
She shows the photo (-s, there's actually two of them) when Ellen asks her about her dad and how she used to visit him on the sets of his movies with Clint  O0
Lucky girl  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFseC568YK8&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFseC568YK8&feature=player_embedded)

If you wanna watch the video, you can skip the beginning. The interesting stuff starts at 1:28. Otherwise, here's the pictures:

(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/5157/julietteclint1.jpg)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1139/julietteclint2e.jpg)  8)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 13, 2010, 03:09:18 AM
 " A Fistful of Dollars: Is This the Price of Our Freedom? "

 http://www.kitco.com/ind/fulp/jan122010.html

 
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I’ve been a fan of Clint Eastwood since I was a little kid. In our family Rawhide was a favorite TV show and Clint played the rebellious cowboy Rowdy Yates for 217 episodes from 1959-1965.

This series laid the groundwork for his starring role as the iconoclastic “Man with No Name” in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy. The first was “For a Fistful of Dollars” in 1964, an Italian remake of Kurosawa’s Yojimbo and shot in Spain. It is my favorite Eastwood movie. 

Presently I am owed a Fistful of Dollars. A financially troubled junior resource company owes me a big sum of money for services rendered, expenses, and interest. I have carried this debt on the books for over two years and the only way out of the mess has been clear for quite a while.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Doug on January 13, 2010, 04:20:19 AM
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The first was “For a Fistful of Dollars” in 1964, an Italian remake of Kurosawa’s Yojimbo and shot in Spain. It is my favorite Eastwood movie.


Since it's his favorite Clint Eastwood movie, you'd think he'd at least know the flipping title of the movie--or is that too much to ask?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 13, 2010, 06:35:27 AM
Since it's his favorite Clint Eastwood movie, you'd think he'd at least know the flipping title of the movie--or is that too much to ask?

Well, the Italian title is "Per un pugno di dollari." ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 16, 2010, 10:07:04 AM
James Cameron on how 'Avatar' technology could keep Clint Eastwood young forever (http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/01/16/james-cameron-avatar-technology/)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on January 16, 2010, 11:34:09 AM
Is that Allison and Kyle in that photo with Clint and Juliette Lewis?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 16, 2010, 02:05:37 PM
(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1139/julietteclint2e.jpg)

Certainly looks like them.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 16, 2010, 06:14:05 PM
Certainly looks like them.

 :) They are lovely !
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 17, 2010, 12:30:41 PM
 " Martin Luther King Jr essay contest winner: 'Gran Torino' a reminder that friendship knows no race "

 http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20100117/OSH0101/100116061/1128&located=rss

 
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Have you seen Gran Torino? If you like action, humor and Clint Eastwood, then this is the movie to see. Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) is an old, grumpy, tough-minded war veteran who says that he has killed a man. His wife is dead, his children and grandkids are all trying to get him to sell his house so they can get it. But he doesn't want to.
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When I think of the message from the movie, I remember all my different-color friends. Just because they are different races does not mean you can't be friends. That is what Walt learned.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 21, 2010, 06:49:39 PM
 " Why Hollywood should abolish the ministry of silly accents "

Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon make a decent fist of South African accents in Invictus. But they are the latest in a long line of actors trying too hard

Posted by Ronald Bergan Tuesday 19 January 2010 12.35 GMT  guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2010/jan/19/foreign-accents-film

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As someone who was born and brought up in South Africa, I was particularly interested to discover how Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon managed with the notoriously difficult South African accent in Clint Eastwood's Invictus. Actually, there are many South African accents, so a distinction has to be made between Nelson Mandela (Freeman), an English-speaking Xhosa, and François Pienaar (Damon), an English-speaking Afrikaner. The two Americans had a fairly good shot at it, despite sometimes betraying their origins, and Freeman slipping occasionally into Dalek mode. For most audiences, however, who don't have an ear especially attuned to the nuances of South African accents, Freeman and Damon will sound authentic enough.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 27, 2010, 05:37:32 AM
 Letter of the Day   By SUN READERS

 
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Back when Arnold Palmer was winning five Bob Hope/Palm Springs golf championships (1960, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1973), the best golfers of the day made it their obligation to respect the fans and show up for this golf tournament. The fans hobnobbed alongside Grade A movie stars and leading personalities of the day: Jack Lemmon, Clint Eastwood, Gerald Ford, George Lopez (sorry, there are exceptions). It did not matter who won, as much as a fan going home and telling his/her friends, "You should have seen Joe Pesci, with a cigar as long as his driver."

 http://www.torontosun.com/sports/fanfare/2010/01/26/12612256-sun.html
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 04, 2010, 06:38:34 AM
Telegraph (link (http://))
Why cowboy Clint Eastwood always won his shoot-outs
The reason why Western gunslingers such as Clint Eastwood and John Wayne always won their shoot-outs was because reaction is faster than action, scientists have claimed.
Published: 7:30AM GMT 03 Feb 2010

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The researchers found that reflex was always faster than conscious action which is why - in theory at least - the hero should wait for his rival to go for his gun.

In a series of experiments involving a button pressing game amongst 54 participants researchers found people moved fastest when reacting to their opponent rather than initiating the same movement. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 04, 2010, 07:13:21 AM
Actually, it was because it was scripted that way. ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 05, 2010, 02:10:06 AM
 " Eastwood twists the truth "

 http://www.thestar.co.za/?fSectionId=&fArticleId=vn20100205043408622C673537

 The Star

 
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Morgan Freeman was miffed that Clint Eastwood wasn't nominated for a best director Oscar for Invictus. He was also pretty upset the movie didn't crack the nod as a finalist in the Academy's top 10 movies of 2009. Still, at least he got a wink as the best actor for playing a role no one else could play and Matt Damon is up for best supporting actor for the most convincing rendition of the word "howzit" ever committed to film.

It makes you wonder, then, if Eastwood will consider filming another South African movie, perhaps Invictus 2: The Return of Lomu - "just when you thought it was safe to go back on to Ellis Park, the Terror from Tonga is back". It's not true, of course, but having taken liberties with the truth in the movie of one of the great South African moments - social, sporting and human - why not do it again?

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 10, 2010, 06:55:58 AM
PR Newswire (link (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seven-green-globe-film-award-nominations-make-clint-eastwoods-day-83953617.html))

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Seven Green Globe Film Award Nominations Make Clint Eastwood's Day
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood, who will be 80 years young on May 31st, continues to excel amongst Hollywood's top filmmakers, receiving seven nominations for the March 23rd Green Globe Film Awards, whose Viewers' Choice Awards are selected through an online voting system.  A fan favorite, who was voted "America's Favorite Movie Star" by new polls conducted by Harris Interactive, Clint is entering into the awards with Magnum Force. 

Nominations for Clint Eastwood and "Invictus" include Best Picture, Best Director, a nomination for one of the Best 10 Actors of the Decade, three nominations in the category of "Best 10 Pictures of the Decade" including "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Mystic River," and finally a nomination for the category of "Best 10 Filmmakers of the Decade." ...

You can help make Clint's day by casting your vote at http://www.movie-voters.com


Note: This article does not appear to merit its own thread, since this award is at best a very minor award.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 10, 2010, 07:17:07 AM
Fox News . com (link (http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/02/09/pebble-beach-retains-magic/))

Updated February 09, 2010
Pebble Beach retains its magic

FoxSports

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Pebble Beach is always a spectacle, but this year we get twice the fun. ...

The celebrity pro-am remains a big part of the week at Pebble Beach, and Clint Eastwood -- chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, which operates the tournament -- has lined up a cast that includes longtime favorite Bill Murray, Tom Brady, George Lopez, Huey Lewis, Chris Berman, Tony Romo, Vince Gill and Brandi Chastain. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: right turn clyde on February 10, 2010, 02:39:09 PM
Major breaking news...Clint drinks beer!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1249972/Clint-Eastwood-nips-pint-takes-break-filming-London.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 10, 2010, 03:23:56 PM
Major breaking news...Clint drinks beer!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1249972/Clint-Eastwood-nips-pint-takes-break-filming-London.html

Since Mr. Eastwood is over 21, he would not be considered a minor in the United States with regards to beer and alcohol in general.  So this is probably not a minor mention. :P

Dan Dassow
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 10, 2010, 05:32:29 PM
It may be major, and it may be breaking ... but it's not news! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 11, 2010, 03:21:44 AM
Since Mr. Eastwood is over 21, he would not be considered a minor in the United States with regards to beer and alcohol in general.  So this is probably not a minor mention. :P

Dan Dassow

 
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The veteran film producer nipped into a Mayfair pub for a quiet drink last night, accompanied by his wife of 13 years, Dina Ruiz.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1249972/Clint-Eastwood-nips-pint-takes-break-filming-London.html#ixzz0fDmdYpF3

It's really minor !!  ;D

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 11, 2010, 03:25:12 AM
 " Clint Eastwood: Obama lacks strong leadership "

   US World News; Earth Times

   http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/308517,clint-eastwood-obama-lacks-strong-leadership.html#ixzz0fDngAGFA

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 11, 2010, 03:31:35 AM
PR Newswire (link (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/seven-green-globe-film-award-nominations-make-clint-eastwoods-day-83953617.html))
 

Note: This article does not appear to merit its own thread, since this award is at best a very minor award.

 :)
 
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A highlight of the Green Globe Film Awards will be a celebrity tribute to the late award-winning Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Kurosawa had a tremendous impact on such directors as Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese.  Clint Eastwood has attributed Akira Kurosawa to making him what he is today as Clint's breakthrough performance came with "A Fistful of Dollars," a Sergio Leone remake of the Akira Kurosawa classic "Yojimbo."   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 12, 2010, 04:42:39 AM
  " Eastwood has no regrets over Bond snub "

     WENN

     "  Clint Eastwood has no regrets about turning down the role of James Bond, because he was convinced 007 should be played by a British actor. "
 
     http://uk.news.yahoo.com/1/20100210/ten-eastwood-has-no-regrets-over-bond-sn-c60bd6d.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 14, 2010, 06:01:41 AM
 " Clint Eastwood ape sidekick rescues Great Ape Trust caretaker "

 http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100213/NEWS/100213007/1001/

 By PERRY BEEMAN

 
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An orangutan bit a caretaker’s hand at Great Ape Trust Saturday morning, leaving only bruises, before a second ape with ties to actor Clint Eastwood came to the rescue.

Stephanie Perkins was standing outside the orangutan enclosure about 10:30 a.m. and reached in to collect a urine sample from orangutan Popi as part of standard procedures for the apes’ medical monitoring.

Another orangutan, Katy, grabbed the caretaker’s right hand and bit the fleshy part of the palm.

Popi − who starred with Eastwood in “Any Which Way You Can” in the 1980s − then smacked Katy, who let go of Perkins’ hand.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2010, 02:06:40 AM
 
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Dustin Johnson, left, holds up his trophy on the 18th green of Pebble Beach golf links with Clint Eastwood after winning the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. Johnson finished at 16 under for the tournament

 http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//100215/482/86fceb1c6ec54a4a8150f562d3621961/


                            (http://img136.imageshack.us/img136/7943/clintgojf.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2010, 02:31:01 AM
 :) " Sedalia's Sesquicentennial group starts letter campaign to bring Clint Eastwood to celebration "

    http://www.sedaliademocrat.com/news/sedalia-21999-clint-campaign.html

   
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Sedalia 150 committee organizers are asking residents to join in a letter campaign to invite Clint Eastwood back to Sedalia to help celebrate the city’s sesquicentennial.

Eastwood visited Sedalia more than 50 years ago, shortly before the city celebrated its centennial, as part of a promotional tour for his television show, “Rawhide,” which was a popular show in the 1960s about a group of cowboys on a cattle drive that ended on the Sedalia trail. Eastwood, who played the character “Rowdy Yates” on the show, was well-received by residents as he participated in a parade and visited with fans during his trip to Sedalia with co-star Eric Fleming to promote the start of the series.

Kathleen Boswell, co-chair of the Sedalia 150 committee, is now encouraging residents to write personal notes to invite Eastwood back for the Founders Weekend celebration scheduled for Oct. 16 in Liberty Park. She said organizers are hopeful that the award-winning actor, director and producer would serve as grand marshal of the Founders Day parade, and they believe personal letters from members of the community would help entice Eastwood to make a return trip to Sedalia.

“Anyone who remembers Sedalia’s centennial celebration and his first visit are very excited about having him return,” Boswell said. “Those who know him only from his movies and not ‘Rawhide’ would be thrilled with the chance to see a star of this caliber here in Sedalia.”

             
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2010, 02:34:02 AM
 " Directors and actors: A special bond, especially for these four "

  By Scott Bowles, Anthony Breznican and Donna Freydkin, USA TODAY

  http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2010-02-15-actordirector15_ST_N.htm?csp=34

 
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Damon, Freeman, Eastwood

Damon also has a close working relationship with another director: Clint Eastwood.

"Morgan and I were saying yesterday, 'Maybe if we sit out for the next few years and let Clint get some more experience, he's really going to be a great director,' " jokes Damon, sitting beside co-star Morgan Freeman as they discuss the 79-year-old Invictus filmmaker. "We're going to let him get some more films under his belt, though."

"Three more," Freeman says.

"Three more would be solid," Damon agrees.

Joking aside, these two are devoted Eastwoodians. Both earned Oscar nominations for their work in Invictus, Freeman a lead actor for his role as Nelson Mandela and Damon a supporting contender for playing rugby captain Francois Pienaar.

Freeman won his first Oscar for playing the grizzled ex-boxer in Eastwood's 2004 Million Dollar Baby, which also won best picture, and before that starred alongside him in another best-picture winner, 1992's Unforgiven. After Invictus, Damon will star in Eastwood's Hereafter, now shooting in England.

"It's incredible, both of us having been on, between us, probably a hundred different film sets," Damon says. "It doesn't get any better than the way (Eastwood) runs it."

Eastwood jokes that Freeman is his good-luck charm: "If I was a superstitious guy, I'd be wanting him in every film, since the first two films we did got best-picture awards, but that's not the way I am. I just admire him very much as a performer, not only because of quality, but because he brings it effortlessly. He comes to it extremely well-prepared. And I could say the same thing for young Matt. When he steps up to the plate, he's ready to go."

The director says his favorite actors are "people who are very pleasant to work with because they come in with a great knowledge, a great deal of ammunition, and all you have to do is guide it along. It's a selfish thing. "

Damon says Eastwood's "favorite saying after you do a take is: 'Let's move on, and let's not (expletive) this up by thinking about it too much.' "

Freeman says Eastwood disdains needy actors. "You don't really want to go to Clint and say, 'I just would like to talk a little bit about the character?' " Breaking into a whispering, squinty-eyed Eastwood impression, Freeman sneers: " 'Why ... ?' He expects you to know what you're doing. And he's going to take two giant steps back and let you do it."

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 16, 2010, 04:59:54 AM
http://itsatrap.com/n/33265-oddjob-take-on-clint-eastwood
It's a Trap! Scandinavian music journal
Oddjob take on Clint Eastwood
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Swedish jazz act Oddjob (feat. Goran Kajfes, Per "Ruskträsk" Johansson, etc.) are paying tribute to actor/director Clint Eastwood with their upcoming album "Clint", due out February 24. Said record will feature the group taking on many famous soundtrack songs from Clint's illustrious film career, including Ennio Morricone's "The good, the bad and the ugly", Lalo Schifrin's "Magnum Force" and more. Read more/hear samples here: http://www.oddjob.cd/albumdetails.php?albumID=7

Mon, Feb 15th, 2010 14:01:54
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 20, 2010, 09:45:24 AM
http://www.imdb.com/poll/results/2010-02-20
Which of these movie stars had the most memorable pre-film career TV gig? (Suggested by user "Rafael_M")

Votes
Will Smith ("The Fresh Prince of Bel Air")154732.6%
George Clooney (“ER”)84517.8%
Bruce Willis (“Moonlighting”)342 7.2%
Ashton Kutcher ("That '70s Show")250 5.3%
Johnny Depp (“21 Jumpstreet” )226 4.8%
The actor I would have selected is not on this list.192 4.1%
Will Ferrell ("Saturday Night Live" )156 3.3%
Woody Harrelson ("Cheers" )123 2.6%
Clint Eastwood (“Rawhide” )105 2.2%
Jim Carrey ("In Living Color")104 2.2%
Pierce Brosnan (“Remington Steele” )73 1.5%
Tom Hanks (“Bosom Buddies” )72 1.5%
James Franco (“Freaks and Geeks”)67 1.4%
Eddie Murphy ("Saturday Night Live" )64 1.4%
John Goodman ("Roseanne" )57 1.2%
John Travolta (“Welcome Back, Kotter”)52 1.1%
Roger Moore ("The Saint" )51 1.1%
Michael Douglas (“The Streets of San Francisco” )50 1.1%
Seth Rogen (“Freaks and Geeks”)46 1.0%
Danny DeVito ("Taxi" )43 0.9%
Sally Field ("Gidget" and/or "The Flying Nun")37 0.8%
Mila Kunis ("That '70s Show")37 0.8%
Christopher Lloyd ("Taxi" )34 0.7%
Morgan Freeman ("The Electric Company" )32 0.7%
Adam Sandler ("Saturday Night Live" )30 0.6%
Mike Myers ("Saturday Night Live" )22 0.5%
Denzel Washington (“St. Elsewhere”)22 0.5%
Guy Pearce ("Neighbours" )19 0.4%
Russell Crowe (“Neighbours” )17 0.4%
Billy Crystal ("Saturday Night Live" )13 0.3%
Jamie Foxx ("In Living Color")4 0.1%
Chris Rock ("Saturday Night Live" )4 0.1%
Damon Wayans ("In Living Color")3 0.1%
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 21, 2010, 07:22:27 AM
Press-Telegraph, Long Beach, California (link (http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_14442596))

Clint Eastwood to walk red carpet at film fest today
By Al Rudis Staff Writer
Posted: 02/20/2010 08:47:06 PM PST

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LONG BEACH - Clint Eastwood is scheduled to walk the red carpet in Long Beach today at an international film festival at the Hotel Maya near the Queen Mary.

The Independent Short Film, Music and Art Festival concludes its three-day run today with film showings, followed by a closing award ceremony, all at the hotel at 700 Queensway Drive. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 21, 2010, 09:22:48 AM
Short film, short music and short art? ???

In any event, what does Clint have to do with it?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 21, 2010, 05:17:26 PM
Short film, short music and short art? ???

In any event, what does Clint have to do with it?

Other than attracting attention to the event, I have no idea.  ::)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 21, 2010, 11:44:12 PM
There's a nice profile of Meryl Streep in Sunday's New York Times. It includes this brief mention of The Bridges of Madison County:

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[After the 1980s], Ms. Streep hardly abandoned drama, or the bravura explorations of challenging accents and hairstyles. (See her syllable-perfect turn as the bored, expatriate Italian farmwife in the perpetually underrated “Bridges of Madison County.”)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/21/movies/awardsseason/21scott.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 23, 2010, 02:20:25 AM
 " Eastwood didn't make event at Long Beach hotel "

   http://www.presstelegram.com/ci_14449893?source=rss

   By Kelly Puente, Staff Writer

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LONG BEACH - Clint Eastwood was scheduled to walk the red carpet during an international film festival at the Hotel Maya near the Queen Mary on Sunday night, but the star was a no-show.

Leah Corradino, regional director of Joie de Viver hotels, which owns the Maya, said Eastwood's wife Diana called organizers on Sunday afternoon to let them know the couple would not be able to make due to a prior obligation.

Eastwood and his wife had been slated to appear in support of a band she manages called Overtone, Corradino said. The South African a cappella group, which is featured on the soundtrack of Eastwood's film, "Invictus," performed at the film festival's closing ceremony.




Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 23, 2010, 03:04:44 AM
^^^ OK, aspiring copy editors ... how many typos can you spot in the second paragraph (alone)? :o

Anyway, we now know why Eastwood was originally scheduled to appear at this event.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Conan on February 24, 2010, 07:12:27 AM
Here is a minor "mention" in an advertisment that I thought was kind of cool.  Check out the huge Unforgiven poster behind the game. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7-OWke43oQ
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 24, 2010, 07:20:14 AM
"It's a hell of a thing killin' an electronic simulacrum of a man ... you take away everything he's got, and everything he's ever gonna have until you play the game again ..." ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Canadian Lady on February 24, 2010, 01:17:06 PM
"It's a hell of a thing killin' an electronic simulacrum of a man ... you take away everything he's got, and everything he's ever gonna have until you play the game again ..." ;D
;D ;D Good one!!!!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 25, 2010, 02:37:23 AM
 " Clint Eastwood's five best -- and five worst -- movies "

   http://www.seattlepi.com/movies/415816_film32358025.html?source=rss

   By DRE RIVAS FILM.COM

   
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Despite my mixed feelings on Invictus, my man Clint is still one of the best and brightest working in the industry. I watch him in interviews and he still comes across as the uncle I wish I had: a bit of a curmudgeon, maybe, but thoughtful, sharp as a knife, with fists that could pummel me six feet deep if I ever gave him too much lip. He probably deserves a lot more nods for his great work, but for the sake of symmetry here's five of Eastwood's best and worst.

   

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Brendan on February 25, 2010, 07:45:22 PM
I didn't see this mentioned:

Link (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100225/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_arts_and_humanities;_ylt=AvSodBPzjA24jaKa0FDa72.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTQwbGljZnNnBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMjI1L3VzX29iYW1hX2FydHNfYW5kX2h1bWFuaXRpZXMEY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwM1BHBvcwMyBHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5faGVhZGxpbmVfbGlzdARzbGsDZHlsYW5lYXN0d29v)

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Dylan, Eastwood get White House awards
Thu Feb 25, 5:52 pm ET

WASHINGTON – The White House is honoring actor and director Clint Eastwood and singer Bob Dylan with arts and humanities awards.

The White House calls Dylan "an icon of youthful rebellion and poetic sensitivity" and says Eastwood's films and performances are "essays in individuality, hard truths, and the essence of what it means to be American."

Eastwood and Dylan didn't go to the White House to receive their awards, but several others were expected at a ceremony Thursday evening in the East Room with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.

Others being honored include actress Rita Moreno, composer John Williams, Kennedy speechwriter Ted Sorensen, author and activist Elie Wiesel and architect Maya Lin.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 26, 2010, 08:09:16 PM
Here's a link to the above story as it appeared in the Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/25/AR2010022504028.html

For the official White House press release, see this link:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/background-national-medal-arts-and-national-humanities-medal-awards-ceremony
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 01, 2010, 07:29:25 AM
Just a reminder about the original purpose of this thread (from AB's opening post):

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I don't know what the mods think about this, but I thought I'd start a thread for every article that we read online or in the press and that mentions Eastwood without being specifically about him or the films he is currently working on -no need to start a new thread every time we see his name mentioned somewhere

If an article is entirely about Eastwood, and more than a paragraph or so long, it probably doesn't belong here. If it doesn't seem to belong in any other thread, it can probably go in a new one; ask a Mod if you're not sure. A major profile in a major print magazine surely deserves a thread of its own, while an article that's entirely about Clint and at least partly related to an existing topic can probably go with that topic.

But this is just housekeeping ... Thanks for keeping the stories and articles coming, everyone! 8)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: D'Ambrosia on March 03, 2010, 01:21:01 AM
I was channel surfing the other night when I came across Celebrity Fit Club on VH1 and was checking it out for a few minutes when the teams desided to finally get with the program and they got up at 5:30 am and beat Harvey to outside the barracks.  When Harvey got there and saw them all assembled in front of the barracks he said something along the lines of:  "Man, I’m impressed.  I can’t believe it.  You guys went all Heartbreak Ridge on me and s#!t.  It was pretty funny and it brought a smile to my face.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 05, 2010, 04:56:53 AM
Phillyist Playlist (link (http://phillyist.com/2010/03/04/phillyist_playlist_jamie_cullum_at.php))
Phillyist Playlist: Jamie Cullum at the Keswick
By Leigh Simpson in Arts & Events on March 4, 2010 3:30 PM

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...
You've done a few collaborations with Clint Eastwood lately. How did that come about?
Well first off, I'm friends with Clint's son so we hang out every once in a while. It was really a very organic process. For Gran Torino I just went to his house and started recording. Clint really just lets you do your thing. He knows what he wants. We did the song in two takes and it was done. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 06, 2010, 03:58:59 AM
Los Angeles Times (link (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2010/03/schwarzenegger-and-shriver-repay-235k-earned-from-tourism-ads.html))
Schwarzenegger and Shriver repay $235,000 earned from tourism ads
March 5, 2010 |  1:05 pm

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... Schwarzenegger and Shriver are shown in one ad sitting with wine glasses with a waterfront vista. In another, the governor is skiing. Other celebrities who have appeared in tourism commercials include Rob Lowe, Jack Nicholson, and Clint Eastwood.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 06, 2010, 09:05:57 AM
^ Now that's what I call a minor mention! ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 06, 2010, 10:22:09 AM
^ Now that's what I call a minor mention! ;D

I agree. That was the ONLY mention. The video on the article does NOT mention Mr. Eastwood.  ::)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 06, 2010, 07:18:34 PM
 " An Eastwood impersonation for the outdoors "

  http://www.fremonttribune.com/articles/2010/03/06/sports/local/doc4b9205da914b1267103140.txt?orss=1

  By Bryce Lambley/Platte Valley Outdoors

 
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I was a high schooler when the movie "Every Which Way But Loose" came out in 1978. It wasn't exactly "Outlaw Josey Wales or "High Plains Drifter," but as with any Clint Eastwood movie you at least never felt like you wasted your money. And that remains true to this day; as evidence I offer you "Gran Torino."

I recall at the time being impressed that Clint did some running in the "Which Way" incarnations, although my distance running teammates and I admittedly scoffed at his running style.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 07, 2010, 05:08:34 AM
 " Journeyman is his own best actor "

  STEVE LOPEZ

  http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez7-2010mar07,0,1482121,full.column

 
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Gregory Walcott, 82, whose face is more familiar than his name, says being in show business has been its own reward. His goal is to take all six of his grandchildren to the Oscars, one at a time.

 

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 07, 2010, 05:10:29 AM
 " Oscar trivia: Did you know ...? "

  http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2010/03/07/980996

 
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Behind the camera

Clint Eastwood has won four Oscars, none of which were for his acting.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 07, 2010, 09:01:15 AM
" Journeyman is his own best actor "

STEVE LOPEZ

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez7-2010mar07,0,1482121,full.column

That's a lovely, charming story about Gregory Walcott, well worth a read. It only mentions Clint in passing, but it does feature this picture ...

(http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-03/52599880.jpg)
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Gregory Walcott's photo of himself and Clint Eastwood on the set of "Joe Kidd" in 1971.

Thanks, Higgy.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 07, 2010, 03:10:32 PM
The Sunday London Times (link (http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article7048741.ece))
March 7, 2010
Oddjob: Clint
Clive Davis

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Here is the intelligent face of fusion. The jazz-loving Clint Eastwood has done more to spread the gospel than a thousand critics combined, so the idea of reworking themes from the movies The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Magnum Force and Pale Rider isn’t as batty as it might seem. In the hands of this quirky Swedish band, it becomes a weird and wonderful triumph of the imagination. Synthesizers do battle with trumpet, bass clarinet, glockenspiel and a host of other instruments, and from this ever-shifting kaleidoscope emerge some startlingly entertaining ambient-jazz adaptations of tunes by Lalo Schifrin et al. There’s a dash of dry humour, too. The Hollywood superhero would surely approve.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 10, 2010, 07:05:31 PM
 " The Good, the Bad and those little b*****s in 3b: Teachers told to swagger 'like Clint Eastwood and intimidate pupils into being good' "

   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1256941/Now-teachers-told-Be-like-Clint-Eastwood-intimidate-pupils-good.html?ITO=1490

   By Claire Ellicott

   
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Eyes narrowed and a gun in his holster, even the sight of Clint Eastwood sends villains cowering. And now his technique will be tried out on a different kind of troublemaker: the nation's schoolchildren. In a rather unlikely recommendation.

They have been told to impersonate the 79-year-old actor, renowned for his macho roles and ability to face down his enemies, when speaking to students.
But before teachers start calling their students 'punks' and asking them if it's their lucky day, teaching guru Jim Wood advises the technique is more about intimidation through silence than Wild West cowboys.

Mr Wood, who trains teachers at the University of Southampton and is assistant head teacher of Bay House School in Gosport, advises teachers to stay silent rather than shout at troublemakers.
   

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 20, 2010, 04:19:31 AM
 " Yojimbo - The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray) "

 http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/41312/yojimbo/

 Thomas Spurlin

 
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Akira Kurosawa built quite a legendary catalogue of great films, and a large portion of it comes from inspiration from outside sources. His takes on Shakespeare, Throne of Blood (Kumonosu-jô) and Ran, waltz along the lines of faithful adaptation and inventive deviation to a supreme degree, as does his look at Dostoevsky's The Idiot (Hakuchi). Perhaps his most fond take on an established source is Yojimbo, the piece of work he wrote and directed as something of an homage to the classic western. He creates an environment that's pitch dark with its comedic aims and savage in its depiction of citizens at odds, existing as a furiously engaging -- and, at times, mentally stimulating -- portrait of a sword for hire playing a dusty one-horse town like a chessboard.
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What's great about Yojimbo is the way Kurosawa brings together these elements, from visual mood and a defining performance from Mifune to the thought behind violence-based mercantilism and game-changing weaponry, into a picture that by and large exists as a form of barefaced, vivid entertainment. It doesn't exist with much message lying underneath the chaos ensuing around Sanjuro, but more to keep a sadistic grin on our faces as we watch the stern for-hire ronin pit the lower minds of the gangs against one another. With this role, Kurosawa also indirectly established the concept of a "man with no name", a role later adapted by Sergio Leone for his Clint Eastwood collaboration, A Fistful of Dollars. It's interesting that a film created as a violent, samurai-infused love letter to the classic western would, in turn, spark another famous next-generation series of westerns. That's just how finely-tuned and compelling the framework of Sanjuro's character can be, a perfect fit under Kurosawa's direction.







Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 20, 2010, 04:21:42 AM
 " In search of the Reel Injun "

    http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2499917

    By Michael Purvis

   
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The price of an interview with Clint Eastwood: a phone call a week for five months, and a jar of authentic maple syrup
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 20, 2010, 04:24:28 AM
 " The Last DJ "

  http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2010/mar/17/last-dj/ 

  By Dave Good

 
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Gary Beck has a certain way about him. He is the midday disc jockey at KSDS, the City College radio station otherwise known as Jazz 88.3, and his demeanor takes me back to 1971 to a film character named Dave Garver, played by Clint Eastwood, who dodged a stalker and spun jazz on KRML in Play Misty for Me. His first day at Jazz 88.3 was 36 years ago.
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 20, 2010, 09:26:03 AM
" In search of the Reel Injun "

    http://www.saultstar.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2499917

    By Michael Purvis

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Diamond traveled across North America to film the documentary, and he said artists like acclaimed film and TV actor Adam Beach [who starred in Flags of Our Fathers], and American indie filmmaker Jim Jarmusch who he talked to "just loved the idea," of the documentary.

Eastwood was the hardest to track down, but persistence paid off, said Diamond.

"He gave us a lot of time, we had almost an hour with him," said Diamond.

Diamond gives Eastwood credit for including interesting native characters in his films, like Chief Dan George's character in The Outlaw Josey Wales.

"He was one of the few directors who noticed the Indians in films were usually just stereotyped characters," said Diamond.

Thanks, Higgy. Sounds like an interesting documentary, not just because of Eastwood's participation.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 20, 2010, 09:31:10 AM
Here's the IMDb page on Reel Injun. It was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and has had a limited release in Canada, but doesn't seem to have been shown in the U.S. yet.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1484114/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 21, 2010, 04:49:38 AM
 " "Red Steel 2" videogame an homage to spaghetti westerns "

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100321/ts_afp/lifestyleusfranceitinternetvideogamesubisoftnintendo_20100321031829

    by Glenn Chapman

   
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SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – A "Red Steel 2" sword and gunplay videogame hitting the market on Tuesday pays tribute to the nameless hero carved into film legend by director Sergio Leone.

The title capitalizes on enhanced motion-sensing controllers for Nintendo Wii videogame consoles to let players virtually wield samurai swords in battles with vicious thugs who have overrun a fictional desert town.

"In many ways this character and this world is my personal homage to Sergio Leone," Ubisoft creative director Jason Vandenberghe told AFP while providing an early go at the game in San Francisco. "It is very melodramatic, which I love."

Leone, who died in 1989, was famous for "spaghetti western" genre films starring a young Clint Eastwood as a "man with no name" who outsmarts and outshoots unsavory characters in cowboy towns.


                            (http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/9792/sergion.jpg)   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 21, 2010, 09:01:32 AM
The Alva Review-Courier/Newsgram (link (http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?show=localnews&pnpID=348&NewsID=976796&CategoryID=20365&on=1))
Deadly force OK in business defense 
03/20/10

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state lawmaker wants to give business owners the option of using deadly force in defense of their commercial enterprises, but a prosecutor says the legislator's proposal wouldn't allow anything more than is already permitted by law. Okla. State Sen. Joe Sweeden, D-Pawhuska, says his measure would extend the state's "Make My Day" law to businesses, supporters say.

Under that law — passed in the late 1980s and named for one of Clint Eastwood's most famous movie lines — people can use deadly force when they feel threatened by an intruder inside their homes. In 2006, Oklahoma's "Stand Your Ground Law" extended that to anywhere a citizen has the right to be, such as a car or office. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 23, 2010, 03:43:42 AM
 " 100th birthday of Akira Kurosawa celebrated with Google doodle "

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7502816/100th-birthday-of-Akira-Kurosawa-celebrated-with-Google-doodle.html

    By Andrew Hough

   
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The black and white image shows a young Kurosawa, who was born on March 23 1910 and died in September 1998, standing in front of a film camera that blends into the Google name.

The backdrop to the image, which appeared on the search engine’s home page on Tuesday, appears to be a small Japanese village.

Over a 50 year career Kurosawa made 31 films and was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1989 for his work.

His first movie was in 1943 and it began a career which experts said left western audiences enthralled with his work and which many modern day Hollywood directors took inspiration from.

One of his most notable films was “The Seven Samurai”, where a poor village employs seven unemployed samurais to protect them from rice bandits.

The film, made in 1954, included a memorable scene where torrential rain beats down on the savage final battle with the film’s bandits.

It was later re-made into the Hollywood classic “The Magnificent Seven”, starring Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.

His lone samurai hero Yojimbo was inspired Clint Eastwood's man with no name persona, in the film A Fistful of Dollars, according to the British Film Institute.

The BFI also said his “fondness for Hollywood westerns in the John Ford tradition (was) seen in the epic sweep of Hidden Fortress, an award-winning film that inspired George Lucas to lift the plot for Star Wars”.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 23, 2010, 03:47:01 AM
 " Kristin Chenoweth, Barry Meyer honored by L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse "

    http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/2010/03/kristen-chenoweth-barry-meyer-honored-by-las-geffen-playhouse.html

    Posted by Jacob Burch

   
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It was a star studded night in L.A. Monday, as actors Dick Van Dyke, Rita Wilson, Clint Eastwood, Alan Cumming, Christina Applegate, and others came out in support of the arts at the Geffen Playhouse Annual Backstage Gala.

“You know the arts are in trouble, all over the country. Some schools have cut all their arts and music programs,” Van Dyke told On The Red Carpet's Rachel Smith on why the Geffen is so important. “I keep saying we’re going to have a population of robots if we don’t get some culture in our kids.”
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Another highlight of the night for Chenoweth was meeting Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood.

“Even though I am not very tall, I’m still a very big fan of his.  What a pleasure to meet you,” she said.

   With Video.





Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: MC on March 24, 2010, 07:36:58 AM
The new issue of Paste magazine has a feature on the 50 greatest living directors, and Clint comes in at #19:

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19. Clint Eastwood
Born: 1930, San Francisco
Crowning Achievement: Mystic River (2003)
Clint Eastwood has dissected America through his films for nearly 40 years, and he’s only improved as a director, proving that age need not dull your bite. Eastwood’s movies look so much like classical Hollywood, but the façade is a trap, leading people into theaters expecting formula and then finding instead some of the most hard-hitting, visceral filmmaking since Sam Fuller. Eastwood tackles the difficult questions of personal and national identity without pulling any punches, making modern life’s moral ambiguity more digestible. He isn’t a showy director, but his languorous, contemplative style is groundbreaking in its own silent way, forcing audiences to think about what’s happening onscreen; in his hands, cinema is no mere escapism. Eastwood has had plenty of missteps, but you can be sure he truly believes in every frame. That kind of integrity is something that’s both exceedingly rare and especially important. SG

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/03/the-fifty-best-living-directors.html?p=4

I would have had Eastwood higher, of course, but it's a good read overall.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 24, 2010, 06:48:46 PM
" Kristin Chenoweth, Barry Meyer honored by L.A.’s Geffen Playhouse "

    http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/2010/03/kristen-chenoweth-barry-meyer-honored-by-las-geffen-playhouse.html

    Posted by Jacob Burch

   
   With Video.

Examiner (link (http://www.examiner.com/x-21681-Celebrity-Headlines-Examiner~y2010m3d23-Dick-Van-Dyke-Clint-Eastwood-attend-Geffen-Gala-honoring-Kristin-Chenoweth-in-Los-Angeles-photos))
Dick Van Dyke, Clint Eastwood attend Geffen Gala honoring Kristin Chenoweth in Los Angeles (photos)

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March 23, 2010 -- Dick Van Dyke and Clint Eastwood were several of the celebrities came out tonight in Los Angeles to honor Kristin Chenoweth at the Geffen Gala. A yearly event, the gala was the annual fund-raiser for the Geffen Playhouse. ...

Photos:
Clint Eastwood arrives at the Annual Backstage at the Geffen Gala (http://www.examiner.com/ExaminerSlideshow.html?entryid=1108989&slide=1)
Actress Christina Applegate and Clint Eastwood (http://www.examiner.com/ExaminerSlideshow.html?entryid=1108989&slide=10)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 25, 2010, 06:12:21 PM
 " Crush blasts through pool on way up "

   http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/fort-morgan-sports/ci_14739553?source=rss

   
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For really old movie buffs, Sudden Impact brings out that classic Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry line:
“Make my day, punk.”
While punk probably doesn’t apply to club volleyball, the Morgan County Junior XStatics 16s Crush certainly made their day against teams named Sudden Impact at their recent Power 3 regional tournament.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 25, 2010, 06:15:49 PM
 " Emma Thompson: Why She Decided To Play Nanny McPhee "

    http://www.musicrooms.net/showbiz/4590-Emma-Thompson-Why-She-Decided-Play-Nanny-McPhee.html

   
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Emma Thompson decided to play Nanny McPhee because the character reminded her of Clint Eastwood.
   
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The 50-year-old actress first played the wart-covered magical nanny in 2005, and reprised the role for upcoming sequel Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang. She recently figured out what initially attracted her to the role – its similarity to the spaghetti westerns she worshipped as a child.

“Nanny Phee is very much my thing,” she told London’s Heart radio station. “In fact, I’ve only just worked it out. When I was little I used to love watching westerns and I’ve realised that, in fact, Nanny McPhee is a western.

“What it is, is it’s the outsider who comes into a situation where there’s conflict going on, who helps out using unorthodox methods, and then must leave or die. That is a western.

“Nanny McPhee is my version of Clint Eastwood. Having identified with Clint all these years, I’ve now created my own creature.”

Emma loved filming the second movie in the popular children’s franchise, and is keen to make as many sequels as the studio wants. She particularly enjoyed shooting scenes with dancing piglets, and said she liked the creatures so much, she wanted to give them a much bigger role.

“The piglets were so good I considered replacing everyone with piglets,” she laughed. “They could do costumes, I’m sure they could have swung a boom and worked a camera they were that intelligent!”

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on March 26, 2010, 12:12:54 PM
79-year-old "Million Dollar Baby" director Clint Eastwood hits Hollywood hotspot Bardot lounge with his pals after seeing Jamie Cullum in concert at the Avalon.  

(http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/pc/Clint+Eastwood+hits+Hollywood+hotspot+Bardot+iedJJJypBAYl.jpg?38974PCN_Clint04)

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/DBrR1xCumH1/Clint+Eastwood+Bardot+Lounge/iedJJJypBAY/Clint+Eastwood
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 29, 2010, 06:26:36 PM
 " Katharine McPhee's Birthday Philosophy: Skip the Gym! "

   http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20355172,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines
   
   By Marisa Laudadio

   
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Last stop of the day: British jazz-pop artist Jamie Cullum's show at the Wiltern Theater in L.A., where a mutual friend introduced McPhee to fellow concertgoer Clint Eastwood.

"I kept my composure," she says. "I really enjoyed the show, and meeting Clint was a plus."

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 29, 2010, 06:29:49 PM
 " Former Marine recounts flag raising on Iwo Jima during stop in Santa Fe "

   http://www.santafenewmexican.com/SantaFeNorthernNM/Symbol-of-sacrifice

   Tom Sharpe

   
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The most famous of the flag raisers was Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from the Gila River Indian Reservation in Arizona. Severance said he served with Hayes on Bougainville Island in 1943 and 1944. Hayes' tragic life and death was told in the book and 1961 film The Outsider starring Tony Curtis and featuring Peter LaFarge's song "The Ballad of Ira Hayes," recorded by Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Kinky Friedman, Townes Van Zandt and others.

Iwo Jima (Japanese for sulfur island) has inspired many books and more than a half dozen films, including Sands of Iwo Jima with John Wayne and Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. In Flags of Our Fathers, Capt. Severance is played by Neal McDonough. Iwo Jima is re-enacted again in the ongoing HBO cable TV miniseries The Pacific.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 07, 2010, 03:56:50 AM
 " Forest Whitaker to play Louis Armstrong "

   http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/index.php/showbiz/58783-forest-whitaker-to-play-louis-armstrong-

   Malaysian insaider

   
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It could look something like Whitaker’s portrayal of Charlie Parker in the 1988 film Bird, the Clint Eastwood film.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 07, 2010, 04:01:31 AM
 " The top celebrity CEOs "

   http://jam.canoe.ca/Television/2010/04/01/13437491.html?cid=rssentertainmenttelevisionClint Eastwood

   By MARK RIDDIX

 
   
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Clint Eastwood   

In addition to being a highly acclaimed actor, Eastwood has plenty of off-screen projects to keep him busy. So, what makes "Dirty Harry's" day? Eastwood is an active real estate developer and producer. Eastwood owns the Mission Ranch Hotel and Restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. He is a partner in the Pebble Beach Company which owns resorts, golf links and the world renowned Pebble Beach golf course. Eastwood has produced numerous films through his production company, Malpaso Productions, including the hits "Unforgiven," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Torino." (To find out how you can make money from show business, read Analyzing Show Biz Stocks and Make Money On The Movies.)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 07, 2010, 04:06:25 AM
 " North Face "

   German film fictionalizes true tale by Jeremiah Robert Wierenga

   http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/north-face/Content?oid=1549314

   
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The Eiger Sanction was a 1975 thriller directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as a contract killer assigned to bump off an Alpine expedition member. It’s a plan that seemed almost superfluous considering the 5,900-foot nearly vertical Eiger north face, site of 64 climber deaths since 1935, is nicknamed “the Murder Wall.� A fictionalized account of one early attempt to summit Eiger is told in the new German film North Face, which depicts a disastrous 1936 climb.

 
 



Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 10, 2010, 07:41:59 AM
This is probably stretching the concept of minor mentions to the breaking point.

The New York Times (link (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/11/fashion/11social.html?src=mv))
Fashion & Style
Social Q’s
Romance, Aisle Two
By PHILIP GALANES
Published: April 9, 2010
               
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The produce man at our local grocery has always been friendly. But lately he’s started patting me on the arm and kissing my fingers as I reach past him. ...

Anonymous, New Mexico

Are you sure we don’t have a “Bridges of Madison County” on our hands? There are worse things than being courted by a lettuce-wielding Clint Eastwood, you know.  ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Southern cat on April 10, 2010, 11:50:36 PM
Dan, your contributions to the Eastwood News threads are totally commendable. Well done mate. O0

I think you should be one of the moderators just for this topic.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 11, 2010, 04:05:38 AM
" North Face "

   German film fictionalizes true tale by Jeremiah Robert Wierenga

   http://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/north-face/Content?oid=1549314

Somehow I missed this when Higgy posted it.

Wierenga is the author of the news story, not the "true tale." So the post should begin exactly the way it is in the story:

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North Face

German film fictionalizes true tale

by Jeremiah Robert Wierenga

Anyway, I posted about this film a couple of months ago, when it opened in New York, in the Off Topic section:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8171.msg153417#msg153417

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I saw the "prequel" to The Eiger Sanction today ... Nordwand (North Face), released in Germany in 2008 but just now making the art-house circuit in the U.S.

Of course, there's no real connection to Clint's mountain climbing saga, but they do have the main locations in common ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 11, 2010, 08:10:15 AM
http://www.life-in-florida.info/?p=338
Actor Clint Eastwood posing with a ball girl at Dinah Shore tennis tournament: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/3907077533_305fe4113c.jpg)
Image taken on 1970-00-01 00:00:00 by State Library and Archives of Florida.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 11, 2010, 08:25:58 AM
 " The satirical rebirth of Betty White "

   She’s got a potty mouth and a sweet smile, and 88-year-old comic actress knows how to use both.

   http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/article/792241--the-satirical-rebirth-of-betty-white

   Joel Rubinoff   Torstar News Service

   
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To be fair, she’s not the first aging showbiz vet to find herself warmly embraced by a new generation.

Clint Eastwood has always been cool, even more so as an Oscar-winning director in his twilight years, as have Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Lauren Bacall, Tony Bennett and the recently departed J.D. Salinger (until reports of his urine-drinking habits leaked out, anyway).

But they were just being themselves. What White has done is, in some ways, more remarkable.

Like William Shatner and, to a lesser extent, actor Leslie Nielsen, she’s risen like a phoenix from the depths of obscurity and, at what most would consider an advanced age, rebranded herself as a cutting edge hipster — and she’s done it by reinventing her own past.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 11, 2010, 08:38:05 AM
 " The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance "

   http://www.filmcritic.com/reviews/1962/the-man-who-shot-liberty-valance/   

   Reviewed by Rob Vaux   

   
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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance essentially does for John Wayne what Unforgiven did for Clint Eastwood: deconstruct the myths on which his career was based. The difference is that Eastwood knew perfectly well what he was doing. Wayne -- god-king of reactionary crypto-Nazis -- may not have been so astute. His performance betrays little of the knowingness, pathos, or tragedy which Eastwood conveyed so well 30 years later. Indeed, he's every inch the swaggering cowboy here, an alpha male so indomitable that the rest of the cast is reduced to sputtering incompetence every time he appears onscreen. Only later do we see how empty his character's life has become: pathetic, used up, and sad. Therein lies the key to this extraordinary western and the reason it stands alongside the greatest films the genre ever produced.
Wayne and director John Ford owned this turf in the 25 years before Liberty Valance. The films they made defined the tropes of the Western as we knew it: heroic white men, driven by the spirit of adventure to rid a savage land of those pesky Indians and bring bountiful civilization in their wake. But by the 1960s, the tenets of that equation had begun to crumble. Noble gunslingers were old hat, and moral certainty was slowly giving way to shades of gray. The first real cracks appeared two years earlier with The Magnificent Seven. Within another five, Sergio Leone would overturn the apple cart completely. Between them stood Liberty Valance, Ford's attempt to balance what came before with what was about to arrive.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 11, 2010, 08:48:31 AM
 " Legendary guns to be displayed at show "

    The weapons were used by such actors as Clint Eastwood in various films

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=16&articleid=20100410_16_A10_Thousa888190&rss_lnk=12

    By KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer Published

   
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The world's largest gun show is coming to town this weekend and bringing with it a few movie legends.

The Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum that Clint Eastwood made famous in "Dirty Harry" will be there, as will a Colt Walker he used in "The Outlaw Josey Wales."
 
In all, five guns will be included in "The Guns of Clint Eastwood" exhibit at the Wanenmacher's Tulsa Arms Show at Expo Square.

"Starting last year we made a commitment to be there every spring and fall with a new display," said Jim Supica, director of the National Rifle Association's National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va. 


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 13, 2010, 05:58:05 PM
 " Jamie Cullum and All That Jazz "

    http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=53767

   
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SINGAPORE: UK singer Jamie Cullum has released five critically acclaimed albums so far and was even nominated for Best Original Song for his work on Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood's 2009 film “Grand Torino".

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 15, 2010, 03:49:00 AM
" Soap star plans tell-all book "

   http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=451350

   
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A child actor, she made her debut in Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie at the age of eight and co-starred with Clint Eastwood in The Beguiled when she was 13

   And in Dirty Harry , Ann Mary Deacon [photographs] , uncredited .
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 15, 2010, 03:51:20 AM
 " Don’t Mess with The Medflys ; Local legends reunite for a never-again show in Monterey benefiting Surfrider. "

   By Adam Joseph

   http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2010/2010-Apr-15/local-legends-reunite-for-a-neveragain-show-in-monterey-benefiting-surfrider/1/

   
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Their success peaked in 1986 with “Don’t Mess With the Mayor,” a catchy Ennio Morricone-inspired pop tune that pokes fun at Clint Eastwood as the mayor of Carmel: “They outlawed neon lights, you get life for an electric guitar/ Just oil paintings and T-shirt shops and one big shining star.”

The song became an instant local hit.

“You couldn’t turn on the radio without that song playing,” Christ says.

The song’s popularity prompted an equally ridiculous music video, directed by Steve Rosen, featuring Christ as Eastwood in a setting fit for a Sergio Leone spaghetti western.

The moment when Christ knew things couldn’t get much better for the band was when Clint Eastwood came to watch the “Don’t Mess With the Mayor” video shoot. “He came to see me pretend to be him in a video,” Christ says. “I was absolutely out of my mind.”

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 15, 2010, 06:34:51 AM
" Soap star plans tell-all book "

   http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=451350

   
   And in Dirty Harry , Ann Mary Deacon [photographs] , uncredited .

Higashimori, where does this last line come from? It's not in the story you quoted.

Please format all direct quotes as quotes, and give links.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 15, 2010, 05:55:04 PM
" Soap star plans tell-all book "

   http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/article.aspx?id=451350

   
   And in Dirty Harry , Ann Mary Deacon [photographs] , uncredited .

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody_Thomas_Scott

   
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Filmography
Marnie - Young Marnie (1964)
Dirty Harry - Ann Mary Deacon [photographs] (uncredited) (1971)
The Beguiled - Abigail (1971)

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 15, 2010, 08:51:18 PM
OK, in the future please put each quote in its own box, with its own link.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 16, 2010, 07:00:08 PM
 " ‘Ghost Writer’ marks Polanski’s perfect mystery."

    http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2010/apr/15/ghost-writer-marks-polanskis-perfect-mystery/

    Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

   
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Speaking of connections, it is especially heartening to see a letter-perfect Wallach bring the same kind of brio to a small part as an island resident he brought to “Mystic River” back in 2003. That film was the start of a directing renaissance for Clint Eastwood, and with any kind of luck this film just might signal a new beginning for Polanski as well.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 16, 2010, 07:05:50 PM
 " Rock, the western and American cultural undeath "

   http://media.www.skidmorenews.com/media/storage/paper1313/news/2010/04/16/ArtsEntertainment/Rock-The.Western.And.American.Cultural.Undeath-3907960.shtml

   Eric Shapiro

   
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Three years later, at the release of Clint Eastwood's dark and brilliant "Unforgiven," one critic noted that the movie was a "fitting epitaph for the Western" - indeed, Eastwood himself declared that it would be the last Western film he would ever direct.

Why? Because, like so many others, Eastwood felt that the genre had been used up. What more was there to say?

American kids no longer sat on their parents' laps on Sunday nights to watch John Wayne flicks.

Original Westerns are barely being made anymore - even the perennially brilliant Cohen Brothers' next project is a remake of 1969s True Grit.

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on April 16, 2010, 09:02:43 PM
This is more of a reference to an Eastwood movie, but I just heard of a movie called HIGH PLAINS INVADERS (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1388432/). Judging from reading the back of the DVD case, it's about giant alien bugs who invade an old west town.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on April 17, 2010, 01:20:37 AM
From Mark Millar's Kick Ass comicbook that the movie is based on.
The premise here is that the girl (codename; Hit-girl) is fighting criminals while her father is sitting in another apartment across the road, watching her through the scope of a sniper rifle, and while she's beating the criminals they're having a pub quiz via their head sets. 

(http://i43.tinypic.com/122fcaq.jpg)

unrelated sidenote; I don't know about the movie, but the comic is definetly to be avoided...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on April 18, 2010, 12:13:57 AM
Watched Boondocks Saints II; All saints day last night and there's a reference to Clint there.

Around the end of the movie, the two vigilante brothers Connor and Murphy are standing on a outdoor windowcleaner lift hanging form a building. when the lift suddenly stops working, Murphy pulls out two long ropes and explains that they're going to swing down the ropes, crash through the windows, and start shooting mobsters.
 As they are usually prone to do, they start arguing and Connor accuses Murphy of comming up with this plan inspired from some movie. 
When the matter is pressed, Murphy hangs his head low and confess in a very small voice
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Clint Eastwood in the Eiger sanction...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 19, 2010, 04:03:30 AM
 " Men with monotonous voices are irresistible, scientists say "

   Men with monotone voices are more attractive to women, a study has suggested.

   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/7603548/Men-with-monotonous-voices-are-irresistible-scientists-say.html

   Telegraph.co.uk

   
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Monotonous voices are associated with strength, power and confidence, researchers said.

The study at universities in California and Pennysylvania, US, found that men with a steady tone of voice had a significantly higher number of sexual partners than their more expressive counterparts.


Experts believe that the monotone has evolved as an indication of authority and independence. They cited George Clooney and Clint Eastwood as examples of men who have nonotone voice but are considered sexy.
   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 19, 2010, 04:06:10 AM
" MOVIES   Ask Mick LaSalle "

  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/18/PKGI1COODT.DTL

  Mick LaSalle

 
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Dear Mick: Why do people love to criticize the Oscars?

Andrew Moran, Orinda

Dear Andrew: Some people resent celebrities. Others enjoy watching actors struggle, having to be themselves in this grotesquely public, high-pressure event. The situation lends itself to displays of weakness and vulnerability, so people pounce on that. Mainly, though, I think people criticize the Oscars as a way of talking about something they secretly love, without having to admit they love it.

Dear Mick: Last year, I wrote you a letter critical of your review of "Million Dollar Baby." You replied that you couldn't recall a lot of the movie but that you liked it. Now you write in your review of Clint Eastwood's new DVD set that the movie was a "towering masterpiece." It was schlock. The most critical scene is unbelievably ridiculous and overblown. The "boxing" that the villain gets away with is a mockery of the sport and would have been stopped by any referee.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on April 19, 2010, 06:59:07 AM
KICK ASS;
When Hit Girl enters the lobby of the D'Amico family, it's to the main score of For a few dollars more. (which is pretty hillarious)  ;D
(on a sidenote, the movie was definetly better than the comic)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 22, 2010, 08:04:08 AM
 " Tombstone (1993) "    Blu-ray Western
 
    Written by Noah Fleming 

    http://www.avrev.com/blu-ray-movie-disc-reviews/western/tombstone-1993.html

   
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The old west has inspired some of the most memorable films in Hollywood history.  John Wayne and Clint Eastwood lead the pack when it comes to western films.  However, "Tombstone" is one of the best westerns of the past couple decades, bested by "Unforgiven."

     
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 22, 2010, 08:09:54 AM
 " Conservative Hollywood Screenwriter, Novelist, and Cultural Commentator Andrew Klavan Coming to Washington, DC and New York City for Live and In-Pers "

  http://news.yahoo.com/s/prweb/20100421/bs_prweb/prweb3902634_1

  By Yahoo news.

 
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April 25-27: Interview Andrew Klavan in the DC metro area, April 28-30: He's in New York City for the Mystery Writers of America awards. Time is limited, so please consider booking Andrew Klavan now.

 
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Andrew Klavan’s bestselling crime novels include TRUE CRIME, filmed starring Clint Eastwood, and DON’T SAY A WORD, filmed starring Michael Douglas.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 22, 2010, 08:12:07 AM
 " New York Yankees: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly "

   http://bleacherreport.com/articles/382316-new-york-yankees-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly

   by Joseph DelGrippo

   
Quote
One of the best Clint Eastwood movies from his Western days was "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly." Fantastic. Rent it if you have not seen it. In fact, get a bunch of Clint movies one rainy day and park yourself on the couch.

This movie title is going to be the same as this Yankee theme. It will be a bi-weekly segment on the most recent Yankee two week stretch of games

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 22, 2010, 08:14:37 AM
 " Cameo-Parkway (Abkco) Reissues Coming from Collectors' Choice "

   SOURCE: conqueroo   
 
   Six individual CDs including a doo-wop compilation kick off reissue program of long sought-after material

   http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=54388

   
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- On June 22, 2010, Collectors' Choice Music in conjunction with ABKCO Music & Records will begin a rollout of six reissues and compilations from the legendary Cameo and Parkway Records masters. The initial six CDs, including four twofers, are Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites, Bobby Rydell Salutes The Great Ones/Rydell at the Copa, Chubby Checker's It's Pony Time/Let's Twist Again, The Orlons' The Wah-Watusi/South Street, Terry Knight And The Pack/Reflections plus the compilation Remember Me Baby: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Vol. 1 which features The Lydells, The Dovells, The Tymes, Lee Andrews, Billy And The Essentials and more.

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* Clint Eastwood -- Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites: Oscar-winning actor Clint Eastwood has demonstrated a musical streak throughout his acting and directing career, and this 1963 album catches him at the beginning. Fresh from his success on the TV series Rawhide, he croons (and quite convincingly so) a collection of cowboy favorites. The set includes the 1962 single “Rowdy" b/w “Cowboy Wedding Song," as well as “San Antonio Rose," Bouquet of Roses," “Along the Santa Fe Trail," “The Last Roundup," “Sierra, Nevada" and more. Jim Ritz contributed liner notes.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 28, 2010, 03:18:50 AM
From the New York Observer:

http://www.observer.com/2010/culture/dirty-harry


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Dirty Harry

By Rex Reed
April 27, 2010 | 3:59 p.m

Michael Caine is such a consummate actor that it’s a major cause of concern to see him in Harry Brown, another hateful vigilante flick the wags in England have already labeled Dirty Harry Brown for reasons that are immediately obvious.

Following in the worn avenger footprints of early gut-riddled Clint Eastwood crime melodramas, Charles Bronson in Death Wish and even Jodie Foster in The Brave One, Mr. Caine plays the title role—an elderly pensioner who lives in a crumbling old London housing project minding his own business, dividing his time between hospital visits to see his ailing wife and chess games at the pub with his only friend, a fellow veteran named Leonard.  

    
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 28, 2010, 06:46:28 AM
Higashimori, I edited your post to correct the formatting of the quote and I also added the source, which isn't entirely clear just from the link you gave.

Please place ALL quoted material between quote tags and do not change it.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 29, 2010, 03:12:40 AM
 " At 89, jazz legend Dave Brubeck keeps his chops fit "

   http://www.ctpost.com/entertainment/article/At-89-jazz-legend-Dave-Brubeck-keeps-his-chops-464988.php#page-1

   Scott Gargan

   
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Dave Brubeck is a master at multi-tasking.

Just take a look at his exercise room, where you'll find an electric keyboard mounted on his treadmill.

"I'm so busy, I'm just trying to keep up with the mail," Brubeck joked during an interview from his Wilton home last week. "The only way I (have the time to) practice and exercise is to have an electric piano at shoulder level. Otherwise, I wouldn't get any exercise."

Indeed, the act of multi-tasking is a necessity for the jazz legend who, at the age of 89, is still touring and composing.

Despite his busy schedule, Brubeck was gracious enough to make time for an interview regarding his upcoming performance with The Dave Brubeck Quartet at the Palace Theater. He also will be honored with the Stamford Center for the Arts' first-ever Arts Legacy Award for his contributions to music education.
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What's in store for the future?

You never know what somebody's going to ask you to do. I just made a new recording. This company in London wanted me to make something that would involve mothers putting babies to sleep. It's lullabies. There are also tunes that grandparents would remember. One is "Sleepy Time Down South," a song Louis (Armstrong) recorded. Oh, and Clint Eastwood is making a documentary about me. That will come out on my 90th birthday.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 29, 2010, 03:16:33 AM
 " Hollywood's Walk of Fame - 50 years of downward stargazing "

   http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/321119,hollywoods-walk-of-fame--50-years-of-downward-stargazing.html

   By : Barbara Munker 

   
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Los Angeles - Visibly moved, movie star Dennis Hopper stood next to his gleaming star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

It was the end of March and Hopper, who has cancer, appeared frail. The star of the 1969 Oscar-nominated movie Easy Rider didn't have to come to the unveiling of the 2,403rd star on the famous sidewalk in the heart of Hollywood.

But he was there as was best actor Oscar recipient Russell Crowe a few weeks later when the next unveiling ceremony took place. There's plenty of room for more along the 4-kilometre-long Hollywood Boulevard.

It all began 50 years ago with the award of the first star on the famous street. For five decades the names of Hollywood's most prominent people have been eternalized in the star-studded sidewalk.
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There are still a few big names - Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts among them - who aren't on the Walk of Fame. Some of the stars who don't have a place simply aren't interested in one, said Martinez, naming Clint Eastwood as an example. But the Stargirl said the Oscar winner should do it because people want to see him there.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 01, 2010, 04:30:30 AM
Time (link (http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1985960,00.html))
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Harry Brown: A Gran Torino That Drives on the Left
By Mary Pols
Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010

The title character of the tawdry but compelling British import Harry Brown is much like Walt Kowalski, Clint Eastwood's character in Gran Torino — an elderly gent with a military past who, following the death of his wife, develops a powerful urge to clean house. Not in the usual way of sweeping floors and doing dishes, but something much more manly: a social scrub, the kind where dirty, rotten, disrespectful young people are expunged from the neighborhood. ...

Los Angeles Times (link (http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/30/entertainment/la-et-brown-caine-20100430))
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Michael Caine says to look past the violence in ‘Harry Brown’
His character goes on a murderous vigilante rampage, but Caine says the movie has a strong social consciousness.

April 30, 2010
By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times

With its mix of minor-key character study and guns a-blazin' action, "Harry Brown" provides a powerful platform for two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine to play off the iconography of his previous characters, such as Jack Carter in "Get Carter" and Harry Palmer in "The Ipcress File." ...

Perhaps the most obvious parallel to "Harry Brown" is the recent Clint Eastwood film "Gran Torino," in which a similarly on-in-years widower fights back against an out-of-control youth gang. If nothing else, both films feature as their American poster art the rather startling image of an older man wielding a firearm.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 04, 2010, 04:02:09 AM
 " Why Book Publishers Love Short StoriesMay "

   http://blogs.forbes.com/booked/2010/05/03/why-book-publishers-love-short-stories/

   Alain Rinzler

   Alain Rinzler is Executive Editor at Jossey-Bass, an imprint of John Wiley & Sons. 

   
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Short story collections are big business. Thousands of anthologies are in print with many more published each year. A quick look at Amazon shows more than 22,000 story anthologies listed. And Amazon breaks out another 28,000 collections of stories written by a single author.

Those numbers may surprise some short story writers, including those who've asked me if they have a prayer of ever getting the attention of agents and book publishers.

There’s a robust market for books of stories
We know that avid readers love short stories. Short stories are easy to digest, and can provide a little emotional sparkle or epiphany in one quick take. That’s particularly true in these busy techno multi-tasking, attention-deficit times, with readers seeking the revealing, surprising, twisting, inspiring or ironical dose of feelings that can illuminate the truth about their lives.

That said, most of the large circulation serious short fiction magazines like Smart Set,  American Mercury, Colliers, and the Saturday Evening Post are gone now.

But there are still a handful of national magazines like The New Yorker, Esquire and occasionally Vanity Fair publishing short literary work.

Literary journals publishing short fiction
Then there are the hundreds of smaller journals listed from A-Z in the NewPages Big List of Literary Magazines.  These range from the African American Review, which has published short fiction by writers like Toni Morrison and Ishmael Reed, to ZYZZYVA, the San Francisco based journal founded in 1985 by editor Howard Junker. ZYZZYVA has published 241 first time authors, including F.X. Toole, who at 69 wrote the stories that inspired Oscar-winning film Million Dollar Baby, directed by Clint Eastwood
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 04, 2010, 04:05:06 AM
 " Go ahead ... make his day "

   By WESLEA LAW, Humane League

   http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/252651

   
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Our Clint Eastwood is one cool guy! Not only does he have the name, he has the personality to make you fall in love with him.

The 4-year-old Rottweiler/Labrador retriever mix is quite a busy bee and loves to play. He absolutely loves attention and would like a family that will take him for long walks and wear him out.

 Pet of the Week: Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood needs to go to an all-adult home, as he does not like to be interrupted when chewing on a bone or rawhide.

If you can give Clint Eastwood the life he desires and deserves, please consider making him a permanent part of your family.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 04, 2010, 06:29:25 AM
(From the above story)

 "Clint Eastwood is adult-rated"! 

(http://images.lancasteronline.com/local_old/252651/clint_eastwood1_ful.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: TWOMULES on May 04, 2010, 12:01:03 PM
" Go ahead ... make his day "     
higashimori, that Dog really looks like Clint ;D ;D

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/TWOMULES/th_clint_eastwood1_ful.jpg)

Wanted for an all-adult home! >:(
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Monco10 on May 09, 2010, 12:09:13 PM
Lone justice by Anthrax is about TMWNN:

There's two kinds, of people in the world
The outlaws, and the lawmen that prevail
The bounty hunter's job is on the wrong side of the law
Intentions, of the truth and nothing more

Burn'em, clear the streets as he rides into the town
Cause the nameless one's gonna have some fun
He's gonna bring an outlaw down
Wasted, it's over quick he's nailed 'em three for three
Then he with his squint-eyed grin and stubbled chin
He rides through history
The jury, in his mind the choices weigh
The trials, if you're gulity you're his prey
No judgement otherwise can change the lust
That's in his eyes
The sentence, will be carried out in stride

No name, like a shadow on a moonies night
Real game, He'll be there to uphold
Justice, law and order
And you'll pay, the highest fee

When the gunslinger takes his piece

The money, it's the price you have to pay
When he calls, drop your eyes and look away
The man has taken life to balance scales
of wrong and right
Existence, each day a moral fight.




And the Iron Maiden Art work for stranger in a strange land is also a reference:

(http://www.fretbase.com/images/uploaded/images/000/004/120/large/iron-maiden-eddie-stranger.jpg)


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dane with no name on May 09, 2010, 01:40:42 PM
A reference in the MMO game City of Villains.

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Enraged Miner(1); Deserved got nothing to do with it
Enraged Miner(2):but it wasn't fair what happened to li'l Bill, he was building a house
Enraged Miner(1) Too bad he wasn't much of a carpenter
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 15, 2010, 09:46:02 AM
IMDb Daily Poll (http://www.imdb.com/poll/)
May 15, 2010

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Which film icon is the most likely to win a staring contest? (http://www.imdb.com/poll/results/2010-05-15) (Suggested by "ElMaruecan82")

TitleVotesPercentGraph
Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) from The Silence of the Lambs1,68830.1%******************************
The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood) from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1,12820.1%********************
Alex De Large (Malcolm McDowell) from A Clockwork Orange4868.7%*********
I don't care.4528.1%********
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) from The Shining4087.3%*******
It's a toss-up.3346.0%******
Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) from The Godfather: Part II3195.7%******
Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) from Taxi Driver2825.0%*****
Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1703.0%***
Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson) from Sunset Boulevard1192.1%**
I don't know.1132.0%**
The Bandit (Toshiro Mifune) from Rashomon911.6%**
Tom Powers (James Cagney) from The Public Enemy130.2%
5,603
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 15, 2010, 11:56:35 AM
IMDb Daily Poll (http://www.imdb.com/poll/)
May 15, 2010


Hmm, I'd like to see Hannibal Lecter try to out-stare the Man With No Name! ;)

Anyway, those aren't "film icons," they are characters in films.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 18, 2010, 08:27:37 AM
 " IGN's Top 25 Westerns of All Time "

   Before you play Red Dead Redemption, here are a few westerns you need to watch.

   http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/108/1088537p1.html

   by James Vejvoda, Matt Fowler, Dan Iverson, Chris Tilly, Scott Collura, Phil Pirrello

   
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The first movie in Sergio Leone's "Man With No Name" Trilogy, Dollars introduces us to Clint Eastwood's take on the brooding gunslinger, forging an iconic screen presence in the process. Sporting a permanent five-o'clock shadow and a never-miss aim, Eastwood rides into a town torn by war between two factions -- the Baxters and the Rojo's. The Man With No Name decides to take advantage of the conflict and play both sides of each other, in the hopes of getting rich (and not dead) in the process.

This plot would later be loosely remade in the Bruce Willis/Walter Hill collaboration Last Man Standing, but that film can't hold a candle to Leone and Eastwood's fun exploration of honor in an honorless time. No one is truly a good or bad guy here, and that's because all that matters in Fistful is who has the quickest draw and deadliest aim. Hint: It's always the guy who squints and rarely speaks.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 18, 2010, 08:30:48 AM
 " Recalling the adventures of Captain Thunderbolt "

   By MITCHELL SMYTH, Meridian Writers’ Group

   http://www.torontosun.com/travel/usa/2010/05/14/13952041.html

   
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According to most sources, Wilson came from Ayrshire, Scotland. In his youth he took up with a bandit called Michael Martin, from Kilkenny, Ireland, and together, as “Captain Thunderbolt” and “Lightfoot” they terrorized the Scots-English border. At one point, Thunderbolt was jailed for a time, in neck shackles.

(The names of the highwaymen may be familiar to movie-goers from the 1974 release Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges, but the film bore no resemblance to the Vermont story.) When things got too hot in Scotland, they pair left, first — say some accounts — for Ireland and then for America, where they apparently split up. Lightfoot was captured and hanged in Massachusetts in 1821. But the law never caught up with Thunderbolt.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 18, 2010, 08:35:38 AM
 " Nikhil Dwivedi's got some tips from Clint Eastwood? "

   http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/10/may/17-nikhil-dwivedis-got-some-tips-from-clint-eastwood-051011.asp
   
   Bollywood Trade News Network

   
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Ask Nikhil Dwivedi about his most treasured moments and Nikhil reminisces about his meeting with the Hollywood legendry. Not only did he get to catch up with all his work on his trip to South Africa but he also got to meet none other than the Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood! Yes, that's right. Oh, and it gets better... apart from Eastwood, there were Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon staying in the same hotel as Nikhil!
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As soon as Nikhil got to know that the trio was put up at the same hotel while they were shooting the film, Nikhil went and met them all and got two DVDs one of them LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA, autographed by Eastwood. Needless to say, the young actor was very thrilled to meet the original cowboy of Hollywood! Wonder if they exchanged notes on films and if Nikhil got some tips from Eastwood!

The two autographed DVD's commands a pride of place in Nikhil's treasured collectibles. Know that Rod Stewart song, 'Some guys have all the luck'? Nikhil Dwivedi would fit the bill to the T for that one.

 
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 18, 2010, 08:39:25 AM
 " MSU to hold commencement "

   http://www.northjersey.com/news/93653184_MSU_to_hold_commencement_exercises_.html

   Passaic Valley Today

   
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Author James Bradley, who wrote about how his father helped plant the American flag on Iwo Jima during World War II in his best-selling book Flags of Our Fathers, will receive an honorary degree at Montclair State's 2010 Commencement exercises.

The ceremony will be held Friday, May 21, at the Izod Center in East Rutherford. Montclair State will confer 3,745 degrees in science and mathematics, humanities and the social sciences, business, the arts, and education. Bradley will receive the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa.

Bradley specializes in historical nonfiction chronicling the Pacific theater of World War II. In 2000, he published Flags of Our Fathers, which tells the story of six U.S. Marines, including his own Navy corpsman father, who raised the American flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima.

The book spent 46 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list and was made into a film directed by Clint Eastwood.

In 2003, Bradley published Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, which tells the story of an air raid that took place during the Battle of Iwo Jima. Like Flags of Our Fathers, Flyboys also topped The New York Times bestseller list.

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on May 18, 2010, 12:22:37 PM
" Recalling the adventures of Captain Thunderbolt "

   By MITCHELL SMYTH, Meridian Writers’ Group

   http://www.torontosun.com/travel/usa/2010/05/14/13952041.html

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According to most sources, Wilson came from Ayrshire, Scotland. In his youth he took up with a bandit called Michael Martin, from Kilkenny, Ireland, and together, as “Captain Thunderbolt” and “Lightfoot” they terrorized the Scots-English border. At one point, Thunderbolt was jailed for a time, in neck shackles.

(The names of the highwaymen may be familiar to movie-goers from the 1974 release Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, starring Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges, but the film bore no resemblance to the Vermont story.) When things got too hot in Scotland, they pair left, first — say some accounts — for Ireland and then for America, where they apparently split up. Lightfoot was captured and hanged in Massachusetts in 1821. But the law never caught up with Thunderbolt.

That's interesting. I wonder if the fimmakers were inspired by the names.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 18, 2010, 05:38:06 PM
That's interesting. I wonder if the fimmakers were inspired by the names.
I posted about this back when we did the Thunderbolt and Lightfoot film discussion.

You can read all about it here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=2668.0
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 18, 2010, 05:39:04 PM
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1491/originaltandl2.jpg) ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 20, 2010, 07:35:40 AM
 " The New York Yankees: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Segment No. 3 "

   http://bleacherreport.com/articles/394413-the-new-york-yankees-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-segment-no-3

   by Joseph DelGrippo

   
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We are here with our third installment of the Clint Eastwood crusade regarding the New York Yankees. If you missed the first installment, click here .

Second installment? Click here .

The Yankees record is 25-14, three games behind the American League East leading Tampa Bay Rays. And the Yankees are home against Tampa for the next few games, then have a short road trip (across the river) to face the New York Mets for three games, and then on to Minnesota.

While the Yankees did not get into first place after Tampa's dominant nine-game West Coast road trip earlier in the month, they have a chance to make up two games quickly.

After the Yankees, the Rays head to Houston where they luck out against the worst team in baseball.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 20, 2010, 07:38:50 AM
 " Red Dead Redemption "

   http://news.puggal.com/red-dead-redemption-36824/

   Puggal

   
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Here is the list of Westerns that inspired the screenplay for Red Dead Redemption:

- 3:10 to Yuma, 1957, Delmer Daves
- Major Dundee, 1965, Sam Peck
- Once Upon a Time in the West, 1968, Sergio Leone
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969, George Roy Hill
- High Plains Drifter, 1973, Clint Eastwood
- The last of the giants, 1976, Don Sigel
- Young Guns, 1988, Christopher Cain
- Lonesome Dove, 1989, Simon Wincer
- The Proposition, 2005, John Hillcoat

The list presents very good films and genuine masterpieces and in Red Dead Redemption, the world is likely to witness mere reflections of incidents depicted in the said films.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 22, 2010, 09:58:08 AM
 " Fisher Honored, Montez Sings at Film Fest "

   http://www.palisadespost.com/lifestyles/content.php?id=5754

   By Michael Aushenker

   
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Purple: Well, now that we've got the answer to this year's burning question out of the way (What color was Friends of Film founder Bob Sharka's blazer on opening night?), it's a delight to report that even as a scaled-down event, the seventh annual Pacific Palisades Film Festival still attracted some 200 guests to the gala screening and Friends of Film (FOF) benefit on each of its two nights last week.

Cozy and intimate, the festival paid fine tribute to actress Frances Fisher on Thursday at the home of Nora and Harvey Lerer on Corona del Mar, from which attendees had an unobstructed ocean view from the Santa Monica Pier to Malibu. Miranda Bailey's humorous 50-minute documentary 'Greenlit,' about a film crew straining to keep an environmentally friendly set, screened.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: -satu- on May 22, 2010, 10:16:35 AM
I just went to buy ice cream and noticed a magazine which holds all the timetables for TV programmes for the most common finnish TV channels.

Clint on the cover. Had to buy it, only 1 €.  ;D There was a nice little spread about Clint. They are also having a theme night on one channels tonight - an interview and a showing of Bridges.

I found the same article on the internet, but of course it's in finnish.

http://www.iltasanomat.fi/viihde/uutinen.asp?id=2151656
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 22, 2010, 11:00:30 AM
Thanks, Satu! I tried putting it through Google Translate but the results were not good. I guess I have to learn Finnish! :o

(For some reason, when I try to translate the whole article, Google Translate thinks Clint's first Oscar-winning film was Open Range ... :o ... though when I put the word "Armoton" by itself into Google Translate, it correctly renders it as "Merciless.")

By the way, since this is a whole article about Clint, it really doesn't belong in "Minor mentions." However, I guess the only other member who can read it is Hemlock. Maybe we should start a thread for 80th birthday tributes.

EDIT: Apparently, this wonderful piece of prose was my 19,000th post.  :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: -satu- on May 22, 2010, 01:03:28 PM
(For some reason, when I try to translate the whole article, Google Translate thinks Clint's first Oscar-winning film was Open Range ... :o ... though when I put the word "Armoton" by itself into Google Translate, it correctly renders it as "Merciless.")
  ;D

By the way, since this is a whole article about Clint, it really doesn't belong in "Minor mentions." However, I guess the only other member who can read it is Hemlock. Maybe we should start a thread for 80th birthday tributes.

Sorry, I didn't know where else to put it. I guess I could translate it for you..  ::)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 25, 2010, 10:06:05 AM
 " Warner Bros. Preps a Grudge Match "

   http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/05/24/warner-bros-preps-a-grudge-match/

   by Russ Fischer

   
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Briefly: It isn’t often that you hear that a film seeks to emulate the tone of the 2000 Clint Eastwood film Space Cowboys. A studio making a movie featuring characters who are over 25? Insanity! And yet here’s Grudge Match, a writer’s pitch that Warner Bros. bought and will develop as a feature. Tim Kelleher sold the idea to WB, says THR, and will write the script. His pitch “revolves around retired boxers Billy “The Kid” McGuigan and Henry “Razor” Sharp, lifelong bitter rivals who are coaxed out of retirement and into the ring for one final grudge match — 50 years after their last title fight.”


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 25, 2010, 10:10:26 AM
 " Warner Bros. Pictures International Surpasses $1 Billion Box Office Mark for Tenth Consecutive Year "

   http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Warner-Bros-Pictures-bw-743283750.html?x=0&.v=1

   Five months to $1 Billion Marks Company Record

   Press Release Source: Warner Bros. Pictures International

   
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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the strength of powerful overseas openings for films such as Valentine’s Day, Clash of the Titans and Sherlock Holmes, Warner Bros. Pictures International has surpassed the $1 billion threshold in overseas box office in less than five months, a Studio record. This marks the tenth consecutive year the Division has grossed over $1b overseas, beginning in 2001. WBPI hits this high water mark as it gears up for a full slate of tentpoles later in the year, including such highly anticipated films as Michael Patrick King’s Sex and the City 2, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Todd Phillips’s Due Date, David Yates’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I and Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter. The announcement was made today by Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 26, 2010, 07:32:50 AM
 " Shooting of burglary suspect may test 'Make My Day Law "

   http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-burglar-shot-make-my-day-txt,0,1005192.story?track=rss

   Leland Vittert

   
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DENVER - "Go ahead, make my day." With a loaded .44 pointed at a criminal's face, Clint Eastwood couldn't have been more clear when he uttered that famous phrase in 1983's 'Sudden Impact.'

But Colorado's 'Make My Day Law' is broad and slightly vague when it comes to this week's fatal shooting of a burglary suspect at 3150 N. Gaylord Street in Denver.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 28, 2010, 11:29:41 AM
Best Eastwood movie, from The Radio Times.  - Dirty Harry.

http://www.radiotimes.com/blogs/963-the-best-clint-eastwood-film-dirty-harry/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 08, 2010, 10:58:16 AM
 " Eastwood's 'Dirty Harry' gun coming to North Dakota "

    http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_15243614?source=rss&nclick_check=1

   Associated Press

   
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MEDORA, N.D. — A gun made famous by actor Clint Eastwood will be on display in Medora this weekend as part of the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame's annual Gun Road Show.

The .44-caliber Smith and Wesson Magnum revolver carried by Clint Eastwood in his "Dirty Harry" movies will be brought by National Firearms Museum Curator Doug Wicklund.

Wicklund will be on hand during the show Saturday and Sunday to evaluate antique guns. Gun owners can find out what they have, where it came from and what it's worth.

Hall Executive Director Darrell Dorgan says people also can view the five dozen historic firearms in the hall's Guns of Dakota exhibit
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 12, 2010, 08:19:47 AM
 " Reel injun "

   http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/victim_of_historical_distortions_v0aqu83gEoQYHdrCfpDrBM?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

   By V.A. MUSETTO

   
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It's time for cowboys 'n' Indians. The documentary "Reel Injun," directed by Neil Diamond -- an aboriginal filmmaker, not the singer -- examines in entertaining detail the way Hollywood has treated North American natives going as far back as the days of silent flicks.

The film revolves around a cross-continental car trip taken by Diamond, with stops at Monument Valley in Utah, where John Ford set many of his iconic Westerns, and the site of Custer's Last Stand.

Talking heads include Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch and Sacheen Littlefeather, the Native American activist who caused an uproar when she stood in for Marlon Brando at the 1973 Oscar ceremonies.

"Reel Injun" will most likely give you a new perspective the next time you watch John Wayne battle Native Americans.


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 12, 2010, 08:26:19 AM
 " Restaurant openings: Perry's; Fondue Cowboy; the Brick Yard "

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/11/FD8K1DTQPR.DTL#ixzz0qeW7dFPI

    Paolo Lucchesi

   
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Fondue Cowboy: Owner Dave Mur has taken a 43-seat space on Folsom Street and turned it into a fondue restaurant decked out in a Spaghetti Western theme. Dipping diners can enjoy melted dishes like the savory beer-based spicy cheddar ($12) or the ginger oil-inflected milk chocolate ($10), all under portraits of Clint Eastwood.




Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 12, 2010, 09:10:05 AM
Real cowboys don't eat fondue! ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 13, 2010, 03:40:36 AM
I watched Did You Hear About the Morgans? yesterday and laughed when Sam Elliot said there were only John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies to watch and then later one of the Dirty Harry movies was on the TV in the background.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 13, 2010, 08:56:08 AM
 
Real cowboys don't eat fondue! ;D

^^ but  a cop eat Hot dogs !  ;D


" Hot dogs, Chicago style: Food vendor sets up shop on Logan's Main Street "

  http://news.hjnews.com/news/article_2c1c2ada-75bb-11df-8c35-001cc4c002e0.html

  By Jay Patrick

 
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Ketchup on your dog? No way!

Yeah, you can have it how you like it, but hot dog enthusiasts know ketchup doesn't belong - especially on a Chicago Dog, which has a list of special ingredients required to be done right.

Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry famously slammed his partner for putting ketchup on his dog in "Sudden Impact."

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 15, 2010, 07:11:22 AM
 " FISHING: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (with CATCH-OF-THE-DAY PHOTOS) "

   Fish Flash   

   http://www.thedestinlog.com/news/reminded-14163-monday-docks.html

   Tina Harbuck

   
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When walking the docks Monday morning and hearing the talk and seeing the catches, I was quickly reminded of the title of one of Clint Eastwood’s spaghetti westerns from the 1960s — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

The “good” would be the pretty catches I saw. From red snapper to king mackerel, with a few grouper and black snapper mixed in.

The “bad” would be the talk of the coming oil spill.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 17, 2010, 06:27:43 AM
 " The New York Yankees: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Segment No. 4 "

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/406638-the-new-york-yankees-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-segment-no-4

    by Joseph DelGrippo

   
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This is the latest installment of the 2010 New York Yankee progress, honoring the epic Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. According to the astute readers of imdb.com, the Baseball-Reference of the movie and T.V. industry, "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo " is ranked as the No. 4 movie of all time .
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 20, 2010, 07:00:22 AM
 " A senior turns to violence "

   http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/06/18/536661/a-senior-turns-to-violence.html

   BY CRAIG D. LINDSEY

   
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Ever since Clint Eastwood reminded audiences in "Gran Torino" that even though he's older than dirt he can still whoop some young-punk tail, vigilante cinema has been threatening (pardon the pun) to seep back into the movie mainstream. Now Michael Caine is playing another artful codger looking to go all Charles Bronson on some street toughs in "Harry Brown."
   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 20, 2010, 07:26:58 AM
 " 6 Genre-Tripping Gunfighters Jonah Hex Must Duel FTW! "

   http://bit.ly/azEczP

   By Scott Thill

   
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Clint Eastwood’s The Man With No Name
Clint Eastwood’s silent vigilante from Sergio Leone’s surreal western trilogy — which ended with the masterful The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — proved quicker on the draw than any gunfighter he met.

He was a bigger badass than Eastwood’s more-recent crime-fighting vigilante, although that .44 Magnum-toting cop made an indelible imprint on one of the scribes behind Jonah Hex: No Way Back.

“Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry movies were my Star Wars when I was younger,” Jimmy Palmiotti told Wired.com in an e-mail. “And I used to pick up the Jonah Hex titles before the superheroes.”

No disrespect to Hex, but a shootout with Dirty Harry would be more dangerous for The Man With No Name than a face-off with the surly star of Palmiotti and co-writer Justin Gray’s continuing series for DC Comics. Hex can surely dish out what Palmiotti calls “harsh justice,” but few shooters can survive a duel with Eastwood’s wandering star.



 "  Jonah Hex (2010) "

    Tale of a Bounty Hunter

    By MANOHLA DARGIS

    http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/movies/18jonah.html?src=me&ref=movies

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 23, 2010, 07:16:51 AM
 " EW DVD Review: "Hot Tub Time Machine"

   http://rochester.ynn.com/content/other_features/entertainment_weekly/508687/ew-dvd-review---hot-tub-time-machine-/

   By: Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

   
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In the 1992 movie "Unforgiven," an older and wiser Clint Eastwood returned to the genre that made him a star to make a profound statement about the films of his youth. In a way, "Hot Tub Time Machine" is John Cusack's "Unforgiven."
 


 





Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 26, 2010, 04:31:09 AM
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Stallone: I may move behind camera


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But the actor is inspired by fellow veteran Clint Eastwood, not to leave the business altogether but to move behind the camera and pursue his career in movies as a director, the Daily Express reports.

He said: "The ultimate ambition is to follow in Clint Eastwood's footsteps and move on to directing films without me having to be in them.

Press Association (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5imhevyayKx7J-VFdRjhzPw15X2Fg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 29, 2010, 02:55:51 AM
 " The New York Yankees: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Segment No. 5 "

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/412555-the-new-york-yankees-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-segment-no-5

    by Joseph DelGrippo Written on June 28, 2010

   
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This is the latest installment of the 2010 New York Yankee progress, honoring the epic Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.

MOVIE TRIVIA: Given that the Italian Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo literally translates to the English: The Good, the Ugly, the Bad, reversing the last two adjectives, advertisements for the original Italian release show Tuco (Eli Wallach - the Ugly) before Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef - the Bad) , and, when translated into English, erroneously label Angel Eyes as "The Ugly" and Tuco as "The Bad".

Now I know why beat reporters who work on deadlines get very frustrated
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 30, 2010, 07:36:59 AM
Reuters (link (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11045904))
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Barbara Eden to Publish "Jeannie" Memoir
June 29, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American actress Barbara Eden, famed for her starring role in the hit 1960s TV series "I Dream of Jeannie," is writing a tell-all memoir about her career in Hollywood, The Crown Publishing Group said on Tuesday.

The memoir, called "Jeannie out of the Bottle," will be published next year, detailing Eden's on and off-screen life with celebrities including Elvis Presley, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Paul Newman, Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball and her "Jeannie" co-star Larry Hagman. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on July 03, 2010, 12:08:42 AM
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After a night of his own celebration, Jay returns to MIB headquarters to find himself in an alternate reality where his partner is dead (!) and Agent Kay is instead played by… Clint Eastwood.  That’s in the script, but probably a long shot considering the 80-year-old legend retired from acting in 2008 and hasn’t acted outside of his own films since 1993’s In the Line of Fire.  I highly doubt he’ll come out of retirement for MIB3, but a boy can dream

http://www.newsinfilm.com/2010/07/02/exclusive-men-in-black-iii-script-review/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 05, 2010, 09:52:51 AM

 
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"Eighty is the new seventy-nine-and-three-quarters." CLINT EASTWOOD jokes about reaching the landmark age of 80 in May (10).



  " The things they say "

    By WENN.com

    http://www.hollywood.com/news/The_things_they_say/6981794
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 05, 2010, 09:57:15 AM
 " On July 4 we wish for a Wild West "

   Our neighbour’s ownership of the western (whatever it implies) is unchallenged by us

   http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/article/831612--pevere-on-july-4-we-wish-for-a-wild-west

   By  Geoff Pevere

   
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“Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.”
— William Munny (Clint Eastwood), Unforgiven, 1992)

The most conspicuous argument for Canada’s not-American-ness rides a horse. On the surface of things, there’s no real reason why we don’t have the same tradition of western mythology that they do
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 06, 2010, 08:37:16 AM
 
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I met Clint Eastwood. He's the dude. And he has this smoldering persona," Patel says. "In person, you cannot find a more humble or nice person with a smile from ear to ear.

 " Still a single Slumdog "

   BY CINDY PEARLMAN

   http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/2467560,CST-FTR-patel06.article
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 10, 2010, 08:00:38 AM
" Review: 'Predators' is 'Darwinism in action'"

   http://edition.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/09/predators.movie.review/index.html?section=cnn_latest&fbid=Qh2BtXA-Dib

   By Tom Charity

   
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The man -- and we don't discover his name until the last few seconds of the movie -- doesn't know where he is or why someone has thrown him out of a plane, but he's played by Adrien Brody, probably the least likely action star of the season, but an actor who can deliver a terse one-liner as if he's been understudying Clint Eastwood his whole life.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 10, 2010, 08:02:40 AM
 " Madison County bridges to get high-tech scan "

   http://www.wxow.com/global/story.asp?s=12780839

   Associated Press

   
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Some of Madison County's famed covered bridges are getting a high-tech laser scan to create a historical document that can be used to rebuild them if they are destroyed.

The U.S. Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wis., is leading the project, which includes a bridge in Cedarburg, Wis., and one in Zumbrota, Minn.

The Iowa bridges became famous after the release of the best-selling book "The Bridges of Madison County," which Clint Eastwood turned into a hit movie in 1995. An arson fire destroyed the Cedar Bridge in 2002.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 12, 2010, 05:32:15 AM
 " McKenzie column: Swimming for a cause "

   http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/mckenzie_column_swimming_for_a_cause/58090/

   By Bryan McKenzie

   
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If Clint Eastwood can do it for entertainment, Lynn Greer can do it for a cause.

The 42-year-old Bumpass woman on Saturday will bob about the choppy waters off Alcatraz Island in a 1.5-mile swim to shore.

She’s not remaking Clint’s jailhouse flick, however. She’s getting all wet in a fundraising effort to help abolish Virginia’s death penalty.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 12, 2010, 05:34:52 AM
 " REVIEW | Ancient Ultra-Violence: Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Valhalla Rising” "

    http://www.indiewire.com/article/review_ancient_ultra-violence_nicolas_winding_refns_valhalla_rising/

    by Eric Kohn

   
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The starkness of “Valhalla” is hardly an unfamiliar milieu. As One-Eye and his adolescent companion drift through an empty world, echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” and other post-apocalyptic roadtrips come to mind. One-Eye, wearing a scar that’s far more frightening than the campy facial burn sported by Josh Brolin in “Jonah Hex,” suggests a primitive version of Clint Eastwood’s Man with No Name. Later, as the Vikings endure an aimless trip through misty waters and gradually lose their minds, it’s impossible not to think of the similarly ill-fated quest in “Aguirre: Wrath of God.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 12, 2010, 05:39:34 AM
 " “Mystic River Bridge Series” at Plymouth gallery beginning July 16 "

    http://www.patriotledger.com/news/x104355829/-Mystic-River-Bridge-Series-at-Plymouth-gallery-beginning-July-16

    The Patriot Ledger

   
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A collection of oil paintings and photographs inspired by a Plymouth artist’s appearance in Clint Eastwood’s film “Mystic River” will be on display at The Gallery on Collins Avenue in Plymouth from July 16 through Aug. 14.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 12, 2010, 05:43:48 AM
 " A man who loves horror, hockey and the Holy Grail "

   Jay Baruchel talks about The Trotsky and his future projects

   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/a-man-who-loves-horror-hockey-and-the-holy-grail/article1636103/?cmpid=rss1

   Jennie Punter

   
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After several years knocking around on TV, Montreal actor Jay Baruchel made a serious big-screen move as a boxing hopeful in Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby (2004) and, since then, has killed in comedies such as Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up and Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder.

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 13, 2010, 07:07:19 AM
 " Andrea Marcovicci: Singing the praises of Frank Loesser at 100 "

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-live-0713-jazz-20100712,0,1393432.column

    Howard Reich

   
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Last year, the music world was awash in celebrations of songwriter Johnny Mercer's 100th anniversary.

This year, you practically need a magnifying glass to find tributes to the centennial of a comparably influential tunesmith: Frank Loesser.

Yet considering that Loesser penned the scores to such landmark musicals as the jazz-tinged "Guys and Dolls" (1950), the quasi-operatic "The Most Happy Fella" (1956) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1961), Loesser richly deserves all the celebrations he can get.


Get the Chicago Tribune delivered to your home for only $1 a week >>

So it's fortunate that the superb cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci has decided to pay homage to Loesser, with a tribute running Wednesday through Sunday at Davenport's, on North Milwaukee Avenue. Her show, "If I Were a Bell: The Songs of Frank Loesser," should underscore the value of the composer's immense catalogue, which includes classic such as "I Believe in You," "Luck Be a Lady," "Fugue for Tinhorns," "Baby, It's Cold Outside," "Say It (Over and Over Again)," "Spring Will be a Little Late This Year" and, of course, "If I Were a Bell."

Loesser wrote words and music to all these tunes, and hundreds more, yet a century after his birth he remains overshadowed by practically every American songwriter of his stature, as the recent Mercer tributes attest.

Why Mercer and not Loesser?

"It may be because one of the most powerful forces behind Mercer was Clint Eastwood," says Marcovicci, referencing the actor-director who championed Mercer's music in the 1997 film "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and in the 2009 documentary "Johnny Mercer: 'The Dream's On Me.'"

"Because there was such a surfeit of Mercer, my dear Loesser didn't seem to be getting the same kind of treatment," continues Marcovicci, "so I thought … 'Let's take it on the road.'"

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 15, 2010, 06:39:36 AM
 ‘ Ask the Incredible Inman | Eastwood and Clyde ’

  http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100715/FEATURES07/7150320/1011/rss05

  David Inman

  
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Dear David: Somebody I work with kept quoting a Clint Eastwood movie when he had to turn left by saying, "Left turn, Clyde."

I asked my grandpa if he knew the name of the movie, and he said he couldn't remember. Can you help us out? -- G.J., Indianapolis
Dear G.J.: It's probably one of two Eastwood movies in which he played street fighter Philo Beddoe and his companion was an orangutan named Clyde. These cinema classics were "Every Which Way But Loose" (1978) and "Any Which Way You Can" (1980).
Eastwood would say the magic phrase, and the orangutan would throw out a left jab.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 15, 2010, 06:43:41 AM
 ‘ Daniel Craig Wore Lycra To Meet Eastwood ’

  http://www.musicrooms.net/showbiz/11082-Daniel-Craig-Wore-Lycra-Meet-Eastwood.html

  By Cover

  
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Daniel Craig was mortified to discover he would be meeting Clint Eastwood while wearing a skin-tight motion-capture suit.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 17, 2010, 04:59:54 PM
 " I'm Not There: Somewhere over the double rainbow "

   In which our heroine ponders what it all means

   By Jeanine Fritz, For the Colorado Daily

   http://www.coloradodaily.com/ci_15524413?source=most_viewed#ixzz0tzGTsg2l

   
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The pyramid would then leap through a ring of fire and land on a volcano, which would choose that very moment to go off. We'd get shot into the atmosphere where I'd finally let go of the line and land atop a condor with diamond eyes, who would fly me to the offices of Clint Eastwood.

And then Eastwood and I would get stupid-drunk at a hockey game. I guarantee after the third whiskey-Coke, I'd be sobbing, crying out to God and wondering what it all meant.

But I'm pretty sure I wouldn't record the entire thing and post it online. I'd want to hog the waterskiing/Klosterman/volcano/condor/Eastwood/hockey/whiskey moment to myself.


   

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 17, 2010, 05:02:40 PM
 " After war experience, Shep Sanders made a living as a thespian "

   http://www.mydesert.com/article/20100717/NEWS13/7160341/1143/news01/After+war+experience++Shep+Sanders+made+a+living+as+a+thespian

   Denise Goolsby • The Desert Sun

   
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Coincidentally, in Sanders' post-service career — as an actor — he played the part of a soldier alongside screen stars such as Clint Eastwood and Donald Sutherland and a sailor in a movie starring Steve McQueen.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on July 20, 2010, 08:55:46 PM
Los Angeles Times (link (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_big_picture/2010/07/could-chris-nolan-have-convinced-anyone-but-warners-to-make-inception-.html))
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Could Chris Nolan have convinced anyone but Warners to make 'Inception'?
July 19, 2010 |  4:06 pm
Patrick Goldstein

Over the years, whenever I've stopped by the Warners lot to interview Clint Eastwood, I've always been struck by how much his Spanish-style studio bungalow felt like a home away from home, down to the little parking space right by the front door. The whole domestic image is especially appropriate, since Eastwood has been making movies regularly at Warners since he directed "The Outlaw Josey Wales" there in 1976, when Gerald Ford was president, Harvey Weinstein was promoting rock concerts in Buffalo and some of Warners' top young executives were still in diapers. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on July 20, 2010, 09:22:16 PM
Lynchburg News Advance (link (http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/lifestyles/health_med_fit/article/train_your_spouse_early/28633/))
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Train your spouse early
By Ken West
Published: July 19, 2010

We read too many stories about males’ violence toward women. That’s why marriage counselors suggest that in the early days of marriage or dating, women should train men to express their anger acceptably. If a male cannot control his anger, a woman should walk away or immediately seek help.

In a recent interview with Morgan Freeman, Clint Eastwood explained that he left behind his former macho cowboy and “Dirty Harry” characters in order to play more complex male roles. Eastwood reflected on truly strong men, “The strongest men emotionally are the most respectful of women. And the strongest women and the most feminine women are usually respectful of men. That’s the way it is. It’s the in-between that tries to mess it all up.” ...

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 21, 2010, 03:48:45 AM
 " Search For Perfect Lunch Spot Sputters Along "
 
 http://fwweekly.com/index.php?option=com_wordpress&p=5604&Itemid=248

  by Jeff Prince

  
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My last honey hole, Los Alamos Café, was my spot for 20 years. I spent about $40,000 there over the years, $7 at a time. Then they closed in May and I’ve been drifting along like Clint Eastwood in a spaghetti western ever since, a man with a fistful of lunch money but no regular spot to spend it.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 21, 2010, 03:51:35 AM
 " Horror films for stormy nights "

   http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideLifestyle.htm?f=2010/july/20/lifestyle4.isx&d=2010/july/20

   by Ed Biado

   
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6. The Changeling (1980) – Not to be confused with the 2008 drama “Changeling” (directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Angelina Jolie), this horror film is a classic tale of poltergeists and ghosts. Writer Russell Hunter said that the plot of this film was inspired by events that happened in real life. Freaky!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 21, 2010, 03:55:12 AM
 " Tomkins history: from buckles to Hovis buns and Dirty Harry's gun "

    From buns and guns to private equity and Canadian pensions – British engineer Tomkins has endured a colourful history for a company which began life making belt buckles.
 
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/engineering/7899245/Tomkins-history-from-buckles-to-Hovis-buns-and-Dirty-Harrys-gun.html

    By Graham Ruddick

   
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Smith & Weston was a gun manufacturer founded in 1852 that provided the weapon for Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry, and Hutchings became renowned in City circles for wearing a belt with the picture of a traditional Smith & Wesson revolver on its buckle. RHM, meanwhile, was a food group that included Hovis and made buns for a number of fast-food chains.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 21, 2010, 09:07:35 AM
" Search For Perfect Lunch Spot Sputters Along "

   http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?action=post;topic=1198.345;num_replies=352

   by Jeff Prince

   

This appears to be the correct link for that:
http://fwweekly.com/index.php?option=com_wordpress&p=5604&Itemid=248

Higgy, there is no need to post EVERY snippet that ever appeared on the Internet containing the words "Clint" and "Eastwood."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 21, 2010, 06:21:53 PM
This appears to be the correct link for that:
http://fwweekly.com/index.php?option=com_wordpress&p=5604&Itemid=248

Higgy, there is no need to post EVERY snippet that ever appeared on the Internet containing the words "Clint" and "Eastwood."

I am sorry KC.  But I do not understand why and how this link was changed to the link of my register section ?  :o  :o
Is this really possible such thing ?  It is bizarre in more that I do not use this link to make login for a long time, I did not even watch it today !  :-\
Can everybody watch my register section as I see now?  :o  And everybody has access to my confidential profile and read my PMs ??   :o :o
I am going to correct but you would delete this link too please, KC.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 21, 2010, 06:36:11 PM
I don't know how that happened, either, but the link wasn't to your "register section" (I'm not sure what you mean by that) but to the "Reply" link at the bottom of this page as it was when you posted that. No one can see any parts of your profile that are confidential and no one, not even the mods, can see your PMs.

I don't know what link you want me to delete, the one in the quote?

None
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 22, 2010, 04:37:13 AM
 KC, I always see the link of my register section in my quote which you put in the reply N°356.  :-\  ( It is changed now to the section Post Reply !! :o )

For my reply N° 353, the link which I sent had to be as this;  http://fwweekly.com/index.php?option=com_wordpress&p=5604&Itemid=248
but I am surprise that it was changed for the link as this;  http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?XXXXXXXXXX..............................
 
I can not say when it was changed, before or after your reply....   I corrected mine but when I made click this link yesterday,  I was in my register section !
My name and my secret code for login had appeared!!  :o  Thus with the click to enter, everybody could be in my section confidential!!  :o   Strange!!  :o :o
So, I asked you if everybody can see as I see?!  :-\ ....and to delete that link....... Thank you KC, in advance.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 22, 2010, 10:19:50 AM
KC, I always see the link of my register section in my quote which you put in the reply N°356.  :-\  ( It is changed now to the section Post Reply !! :o )

For my reply N° 353, the link which I sent had to be as this;  http://fwweekly.com/index.php?option=com_wordpress&p=5604&Itemid=248
but I am surprise that it was changed for the link as this;  http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?XXXXXXXXXX..............................
 
I can not say when it was changed, before or after your reply....   I corrected mine but when I made click this link yesterday,  I was in my register section !
My name and my secret code for login had appeared!!  :o  Thus with the click to enter, everybody could be in my section confidential!!  :o   Strange!!  :o :o
So, I asked you if everybody can see as I see?!  :-\ ....and to delete that link....... Thank you KC, in advance.


Nothing was changed in your post except what you changed yourself. If anything is changed in any post more than a minute or so after it's posted, it gets the « Last Edit:...  » note at the bottom so you can see when and by whom the change is made. Not even a Moderator can change anything in a post without this happening.

The link in your post that I quoted is the one that was there when I hit the "Quote" button on the post. I didn't change it. It is to the "Reply" for this page. If you are not logged in when you click it, it will take you to a login page, because everyone needs to be logged in before they can post a reply. If you have your browser set so it fills in your personal login information for you, then you will see it there. But I assure you, no one else can. No one can see your confidential information who is not sitting at your computer and using your browser.

The only explanation is that you accidentally copied the link to "Reply" and pasted that into your post when you thought you were pasting in the link to the site you were quoting from. It's the only way that could have happened.

If it makes you feel better, I'll delete the link in the quoted post. But I assure you, it is harmless.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 23, 2010, 04:03:38 AM

 Thank you, KC for your explanations and I am sorry for this disturbance...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 25, 2010, 08:56:04 AM
 " Westward ho! "

 Helen Mirren adds touch of class as a madame in weak soap opera ‘Love Ranch’

 By Jake Coyle, Associated press

 http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/jul/21/westward-ho/

 
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Helen Mirren playing a madame is such fitting casting that it’s almost too much. For an actress who has made sexuality her life’s subtext, it’s as winking as Clint Eastwood  playing a gun salesman or Dustin Hoffman a pool cleaner.

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 25, 2010, 08:58:51 AM
 " Gariano: To the end, a murderer in Madison claims he did 'what was right' "

   http://www.pioneerlocal.com/lakeforest/news/2501562,lake-forest-bobgarianocolumn-072210-s1.article

   By BOB GARIANO

 
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There is a sobering line of dialogue in Clint Eastwood's tragic 1992 film, Unforgiven, in which he speaks with his young fellow traveler about his career as a gunfighter in the Old West.

The character that Eastwood plays says, "It is a terrible thing to kill a man. You take away everything he's got and everything he ever will have." The line is delivered with such exhaustion and regret for a life of crime that the audience is struck with a perverse pity for this merciless killer, recognizing that even the most hardened criminal must eventually reflect on his crimes. Dostoevsky would have understood the moment.

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 25, 2010, 09:01:34 AM
 " Black and the Barefoot Bandit "

   http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/07/23/Black_and_the_Barefoot_Bandit/

   By Advocate.com Editors

   
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Black previously wrote the script for Pedro, about the late reality-television personality Pedro Zamora, won an Academy Award in 2009 for writing the screenplay for Milk, and is writing a screenplay for director Clint Eastwood about the life of notorious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 25, 2010, 09:03:58 AM
 " Isle-based filmmakers see hope for movie on 442nd Combat Team "

   http://www.staradvertiser.com/features/20100725_isle_based_filmmakers_see_hope_for_movie_on_442nd_combat_team.html

   By Mike Gordon

   
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Some rumors are so good, you just can't pass them up, especially if they involve a Hollywood star and war heroes.

So it was for filmmakers Ric Galindez and Roy Tjioe, whose Hawaii-based Island Film Group helped produce "Princess Kaiulani." When they read online reports that actor Ken Watanabe wanted to direct a film about the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and that it might be produced by Billy Gerber, they started calling around.

Watanabe became a fan favorite after his Oscar-nominated role in 2003's "The Last Samurai," and gave a stamp of authority to Clint Eastwood's 2006 World War II drama, "Letters from Iwo Jima." Gerber produced "Gran Torino," a 2008 film directed by and starring Eastwood.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 25, 2010, 09:09:30 AM
 " Steady at 70 "

   Celebrities in their eighth decade (or beyond) setting an active example for others

   http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2010/07/19/1-turn-70-art-g3o95f1m-1.html?

   By Kate Zernike  NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

   
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Yet with Clint Eastwood directing films at 80 and Betty White starring in a new sitcom at 88, the pressure for 70-year-olds is not to face mortality but to kick up those slightly arthritic heels ever higher.

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 26, 2010, 04:48:19 AM
 " Film-noir classics released on DVD by Warner Home Video "

   "Cornered," "Desperate" and "Deadline at Dawn." are some of the movie titles released this month by Warner Home Video in its Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 5.

  http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/movies/2012415465_noir25.html?syndication=rss

  By Susan King  Los Angeles Times

 
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The film-noir universe isn't pretty, with antiheroes who have chips on their shoulders, scores to settle and beautiful but duplicitous women who wrap them around their little fingers.

This world of crime, lust, love and murder was an addictive universe that Hollywood kept returning to in the 1940s and 1950s. Warner Home Video has come up with eight examples for its Film Noir Classic Collection Vol. 5, released this month on DVD. Here are highlights:
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"Crime in the Streets" (1956): It's really a stretch to call this 1956 youth drama a film noir, because it's more in the vein of "Blackboard Jungle" and "Rebel Without a Cause." The picture was adapted by Reginald Rose from his live TV drama, and it marked John Cassavetes' film debut. It was directed by Don Siegel, who later worked with and influenced Clint Eastwood.

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 26, 2010, 04:54:47 AM
 " Emmy Rules Tweaks Pay Off "

   Changes to keep up with TV, distinguish reality from non-fiction reflected in noms

   http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/455189-Emmy_Rules_Tweaks_Pay_Off.php?rssid=20065

   By Paige Albiniak

   
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This Year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) adjusted rules in its Emmy competition to more specifi cally define what a reality show is versus what a non-fiction show is, and by the looks of the competitions among nominees for the genre, the new rules are making the desired impact.
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The category also includes some heavy hitters from the film world: HBO’s documentary on the 2008 election of Barack Obama, produced by actor Edward Norton and writer Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right), will face off against Clint Eastwood’s biography of American lyricist, singer and songwriter Johnny Mercer, which aired on TCM.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 29, 2010, 05:55:28 PM
 " Fearsome festival takes aim at awesome Eastwood "

    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/weekender/stories/2010/07/29/fearsome-festival-takes-aim-at-awesome-eastwood.html?sid=101

    By BY NICK CHORDAS

   
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Fans of "Dirty" Harry Callahan are feeling lucky.

On Saturday, the Gateway Film Center is set to show all five entries in the series starring Clint Eastwood as a police officer whose distaste for criminals is equaled only by his disgust for cowardly bureaucrats.

Dirty Harry (1971) kicks off the mayhem at 11 a.m., followed by Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988).

The marathon is part of Awesomefest, an annual fundraiser for the organization Asia's Hope that also includes cycling and tattooing.

For details and registration information, visit www.awesomefest.blogspot.com.
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Dirty Harry marathon
GATEWAY FILM CENTER, 1550 N. HIGH ST. (614-545-2255, WWW.GATEWAYFILMCENTER.COM; AWESOMEFEST.BLOGSPOT.COM )

SHOWTIMES 11 a.m. Saturday, Dirty Harry; 1:10 p.m., Magnum Force; 3:30 p.m., The Enforcer; 5:20 p.m., Sudden Impact; 7:40 p.m., The Dead Pool

ADMISSION $5, or $20 for all five movies
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 29, 2010, 06:05:47 PM
^ The above is apparently taking place in Columbus, Ohio. Perhaps D'Amb will get a chance to check it out.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 31, 2010, 07:20:51 PM
 " Serbian film 'Tilva Ros' wins Sarajevo festival "

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100731/ennew_afp/entertainmentbosniafilm_20100731200226

   SARAJEVO (AFP)

   
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This year, Oscar-winning US star Morgan Freeman was the festival's guest of honor.

The festival ended late Saturday with the screening of Clint Eastwood's "Invictus," a film based on the momentous 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Freeman was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of the former South African president Nelson Mandela in Eastwood's movie.

In Sarajevo, Freeman met young filmmakers from the Balkans region.

The US actor won an Oscar for his role in 2004's Eastwood boxing drama "Million Dollar Baby."

   
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 02, 2010, 05:29:58 PM
 " Charlie O's 10th Jazz Anniversary "

   http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=61975

   all about jazz

   
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Charlie O's is celebrating 10 years of presenting live jazz this August. Celebrate with us for a very special night on August 12th with a variety of guests too numerous to name.
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Come to Charlie O's for the best in jazz entertainment at the “ultimate jazz bar, restaurant" (Don Heckman, LA Times). Charlie O's has been voted by Downbeat magazine every year as one of the top 100 best jazz clubs in the world since 2001! “A great intimate jazz club in the valley" said Chuck Niles in the November 2003 issue of Sunset magazine. Charlie O's is where all the musicians hang and “all the best jazz players in LA are there" said Mort Sahl. Les McCann says “Charlie O's is the best jazz club in L.A. Clint Eastwood said “it's like listening to great jazz in your living room." Our sincere thanks to all of you all over the world for helping to make Charlie O's so successful! Thank you all for keeping Charlie O's dream alive. We hope to see you in August!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 05, 2010, 05:16:52 PM
" Best animal films offer paws for enjoyment "

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20100804/ENT01/308049939/-1/ENT05

 Christy Lemire | Associated Press

 
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“Every Which Way But Loose” (1978): Goofy, but kinda irresistible in its self-awareness. You have to love Clint Eastwood toying with his tough-guy image by playing ... a tough guy whose best friend is an orangutan. There’s some romance with Sondra Locke as the country singer who catches his eye, but the real love affair is between Eastwood and his furry, fun-loving pal.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 05, 2010, 05:19:26 PM
" Review: Get Low "

 http://thephoenix.com/Boston/movies/106307-get-low/

 Duvall goes full hermit

 By PETER KEOUGH 

 
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Somewhere it must be written that once a veteran actor starts pushing 80, he has to play the role of a curmudgeonly hermit — preferably armed. We've had Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, Hal Holbrook in That Evening Sun, Michael Caine in Harry Brown. Now, Robert Duvall takes a shot in this Southern Gothic hokum from Aaron Schneider.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Doug on August 06, 2010, 05:02:11 AM
What the heck?  I thought this thread was for pointing out references to Clint Eastwood in popular culture.  You know, like in other movies, TV shows, books, comic books, a comic's stand up routine, video games, etc.  I check out this thread and it's nothing but one reference after another in articles and blogs and reviews.  Isn't there already a place for that?

This was Brendan's original post that started this thread (with emphasis added):

I was waiting until someone got my quote in the Movie Quote Games too make this topic.

But does anyone know of movies or TV shows, maybe even songs, where Clint is referanced either by name or maybe a character name he played?

I know he was referenced in Leon during a game of charades. He was also referenced in Back to the Future Part III when Marty McFly used his name as a cover.

I know the song Clint Eastwood by the Gorillaz is sort of a reference, but do they mention him in the actual song?

Also in the computer game Comman & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge theres a character named Flint Westwood. Not only a reference to Clint, but the company who made the game.

I remember an episode of the new Dragnet TV show with Al Bundy (Ed O'Niel) that mentioned Clint in context about how if he "came out" it wouldn't have hurt his career or something. Can't really remember the episode or the context, sorry.

And obviously the Simpsons have spoofed him a few times. Twice I can remember with the Paint Your Wagon one and another time.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 06, 2010, 06:35:55 AM
Yes, please return this thread to its original topic. And incidental mentions of Eastwood in random blog posts and movie reviews do NOT need to be posted here, or in any other thread.

EVERY SINGLE mention of Clint Eastwood that turns up on the Internet does NOT need to be posted on the Clint Eastwood Web Board.

Most of the posts on this page, if they belong anywhere, could go in the "Eastwood in the Press: Minor Mentions" thread in the News forum.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 06, 2010, 06:59:50 PM
" Clint Eastwood guns coming to Camp Perry this weekend "

 http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com/article/20100806/UPDATES01/308060001/1002/NEWS01

 Port Clinton News Herald


 
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FAIRFAX, VA – The NRA’s National Firearms Museum will display firearms from its Clint Eastwood collection from the Hollywood Guns exhibit at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, Ohio, this weekend.

NRA Museum Assistant Curator Matthew Sharpe and the collection will be at Camp Perry, home of the National Rifle and Pistol Matches, located at State Route 2 and State Route 358 in Port Clinton, Ohio. There is no admission charge.


Come examine these famous movie guns, all actually used by Clint Eastwood, between noon and 5 p.m. Friday, August 6, and 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, August 7 and 8:


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· Walker Colt Revolvers from The Outlaw Josey Wales (1975) (Also used by John Wayne in True Grit (1969)


· M1 Garand used in Gran Torino (2008)


· Dirty Harry’s Smith & Wesson Model 29 from Dirty Harry (1971) (Possibly the most famous gun in history)


· S + W Model 66 from Tight Rope (1984)


· Remington New Model Army from his role as The Preacher in Pale Rider (1985)
Philip Schreier, Senior Curator of the NRA’s National Firearms Museum, encourages visitors to come see this once in a lifetime display of some of the most recognizable firearms in film history. He said, “Of all the guns in all the films… none is perhaps as instantly recognizable as Dirty Harry’s magnum. Go ahead, make my day -- and visit Camp Perry.”


Schreier adds, “For those of you who loved the ABC series LOST, you will be happy to know that the M 1 Garand Clint used in Gran Torino was also used in the last season of LOST. Not only will that rifle be on exhibit but visitors are welcome to watch the John C. Garand Match while they are at Camp Perry.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 13, 2010, 06:56:06 PM
" Lucky Seven: Movies 'Made in New Mexico' part of FRHM lecture "

 http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_15747039?source=most_viewed

 Sun-News report

 
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Have you watched a Western on TV and thought, "Hey, I recognize that scenery. I bet that movie was filmed in New Mexico."

Well, know you can know for sure by attending "Made in New Mexico Westerns," a compilation of clips from 22 different Western movies of the more than 150 that have been made, at least in part, in New Mexico, since 1898. This is the second compilation in the "Made in New Mexico Westerns" series.

The lecture is part of Monthly Lecture Series, held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road.

Presented in chronological order with live narration by local film historian and reviewer, Jeff Berg, this 95-minute set of films ranges from 1930 to 2004, and includes rare scenes from Westerns shot around Las Cruces, and elsewhere in the state.

Admission is a suggested donation of $2.

Movies featured in "Made in New Mexico Westerns:"

"Billy the Kid" (1930)

"The Texas Rangers" (1936)

"The Bad Man" (1941)

"The Outlaw" (1943)

"Sea of Grass" (1947)

"Ambush" (1949)

"El Paso" (1949)

"Streets of Laredo" (1949)

"Two Flags West" (1950)

"Cave of Outlaws" (1951)

"The Tall Texan" (1953)

"The Left Handed Gun" (1953)

"Hang "em High" (1968)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 13, 2010, 06:59:47 PM
" Today's showbiz puzzler: Why are so many old folks still so cool? "

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/the_big_picture/2010/08/showbiz-puzzler-why-are-so-many-old-folks-still-so-cool.html

 The Big Picture

 
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I had my own personal oldster fest this week. On Tuesday, I caught an early screening of Clint Eastwood's upcoming film, "Hereafter," and though it's too early for a mini-review, let's just say that Eastwood, who turned 80 this year, is still The Man when it comes to making movies, showing off a range and depth that puts him right up there with John Huston, Robert Altman and the other great old masters from past ages.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 13, 2010, 07:52:21 PM
" Lucky Seven: Movies 'Made in New Mexico' part of FRHM lecture "

 http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_15747039?source=most_viewed

 Sun-News report

I repeat: It is not necessary to post every single item that appears on the Internet here. The above is only of interest to people living somewhere in the vicinity of the Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road ... wherever that is. And it was posted in the "Clint Eastwood Films on TV and Upcoming TV Interviews" thread, where it certainly doesn't belong. I've moved it here to the "Minor Mentions" thread.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 14, 2010, 08:24:53 PM
KSAZ FOX 10 & KUTP My45 (link (http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/elections/eastwood-campaign-sign-8-13-2010))

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Clint Eastwood Not Happy About Arizona Campaign Sign
Updated: Friday, 13 Aug 2010, 10:29 PM MDT

PHOENIX - What does Oscar-winning actor and director Clint Eastwood and an Arizona candidate have in common? A first name.

Clint Van Wuffen is running for office in Arizona, and he appears to be trying to cash in on Eastwood's fame to get himself elected in Arizona's 6th congressional district -- but one of his campaign signs has Eastwood threatening legal action!

Eastwood's attorneys are not happy with a sign that reads -- "Clint, as in Eastwood, Van Wuffen." ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 17, 2010, 01:27:35 AM
Associated Press (link (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i_iDUcSgSQzBTExyLnZ5D8wH0-bwD9HL1FBO0))
Wear wristwatch? Use e-mail? Not for Class of '14
By DINESH RAMDE (AP) – 3 hours ago

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MILWAUKEE — For students entering college this fall, e-mail is too slow, phones have never had cords and the computers they used as kids are in museums now.

The Class of 2014 thinks of Clint Eastwood more as a sensitive director than as Dirty Harry. Few incoming freshmen know how to write in cursive or have ever worn a wristwatch. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 17, 2010, 06:44:43 AM
Thanks, Dan. I fixed the link in that last one.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 18, 2010, 02:50:39 AM
In the 1973 Columbo telemovie, Double Exposure. Robert Culp's Character kills a projectionist at the Magnolia Theater during the showing of High Plains Drifter.

On the marquee outside the theater it says only $1.00 before 7pm. :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 23, 2010, 11:41:33 PM
This is tv ad is probably only shown down here but it's available on the Bunderburg Rum website.

Pure Classic.

Enjoy.

http://www.bundabergrum.com.au/bundy-bear.htm
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 24, 2010, 01:04:20 AM
;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 24, 2010, 06:32:58 PM
" Hollywood and the Old West come to Kanab in annual festival "

 http://www.heraldextra.com/lifestyles/article_de7d8d74-2352-5074-a7d5-bd3ca95fe727.html

 Jessica Eyre

 
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Clint Eastwood, as the title character in "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), asks the question: "Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?"

In Kanab next weekend, you may just have the chance to do both at the Western Legends Roundup.
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Post by: higashimori on August 24, 2010, 06:36:31 PM
 
 
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When you've got Clint Eastwood offering you praise, you're doing something right. Baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder so impressed the filmmaker and jazz fan that Eastwood offered "Beautiful, beautiful! I love the way you play that cannon!" as his remarks.


 " I Hear Sparks: Adam Schroeder - A Handful of Stars "

 Jordan Richardson

 http://blogcritics.org/music/article/i-hear-sparks-adam-schroeder-a/
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Post by: higashimori on August 25, 2010, 06:11:21 PM
" ANGELINA Jolie was inspired to make her directorial debut after working with Clint Eastwood."

 http://www.showbizspy.com/article/211288/angelina-jolie-inspired-to-direct-by-clint-eastwood.html

 showbizspy.com

 
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The Tomb Raider star — who was directed by Eastwood in Changeling — will write, direct and produce a period drama, which follows a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of war and then forge their forbidden love amidst the stench of death.

“When Clint was first starting out as a director he was mentored by his former directors, Don Siegel and Sergio Leone,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“Clint may have inspired his former charge to take the reins much like he did — crossing over from actor to director. Eastwood knows full well he never would have made it if it hadn’t been for Don and Sergio — he even dedicated his Oscar winning western The Unforgiven to his two former teachers.

“At age 35, Jolie’s knows her days in front of the camera may be behind her.

“She’s wisely following in the footsteps of her mentor, Clint Eastwood.”
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Post by: higashimori on August 26, 2010, 06:27:49 PM
 "  Angelina Jolie is Unforgiven "

 Oscar winner may star in McQuarrie-scripted remake of Brit miniseries.

 http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/111/1116050p1.html

 by Jim Vejvoda

 
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Oscar winner Angelina Jolie is poised to reteam with The Tourist screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and producer Graham King on a project titled Unforgiven. No, it's not a reboot of the Clint Eastwood western.

Deadline reports that King's GK Films is producing the project, which is an Americanized remake of the 2009 British television miniseries Unforgiven.

The original miniseries followed Ruth Slater, a 34 year-old woman who is released from prison where she's been incarcerated since 17 for the murder of two policemen. Ruth hopes to reconnect with the sister she hasn't seen since childhood and to readjust to life in the outside world, but it turns out the sons of one of the cops she killed are out to get their revenge.

The site says the project is on the fast track, although Jolie won't fully commit until she sees a finished script.

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Post by: TWOMULES on August 26, 2010, 11:23:19 PM
This is tv ad is probably only shown down here but it's available on the Bunderburg Rum website.

Pure Classic.

Enjoy.


SK, Thanks for posting this gem O0

(http://www.bundabergrum.com.au/original/images/video_bundy_showdown.jpg)

Bundy Bear should be called The Bear With No Name ;D ;D

Why can't we have TV commercials like this in the UK :(

I loved the bit when the band was playing, It reminded me of Blazing Saddles ;D

I couldn't bear to stop laughing after watching this! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 26, 2010, 11:31:36 PM
There's probably a few of Bundy's other ads over at youtube. There has been some real good ones. Dropping a pink sock into his bath while he's sleeping, drop bears while camping with Swedish tourists.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 27, 2010, 02:26:24 AM
How I miss Aussie adds.   That really is a great add and you can just imagine the GBU guys firing with tinnies.  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: TWOMULES on August 27, 2010, 11:33:34 AM
There's probably a few of Bundy's other ads over at youtube.

SK, thanks O0


My son, Junior Twomules, got this tee-shirt from Sheffield today ;D ;D ;D ;D
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/TWOMULES/MakemyDay.jpg?t=1282933559)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on August 27, 2010, 01:27:55 PM
Very cool shirt! At first sight, I thought the ape could be Clyde. :D

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7X1pKABLls8/Sw2y2cMItQI/AAAAAAAAAW4/rtUP_84yV1c/s1600/apes_wideweb__470x342,0.jpg)
http://blogdomaneira.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html
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Post by: KC on August 27, 2010, 09:58:29 PM
I'm not sure this belongs here ... someone posted it on the Yankee fan board where I hang out. (Things have been going badly for the reigning champs for the past few weeks.)

Quote from: Mr Coffee
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c148/mikei70/5-1.jpg)

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig  how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and  hopeful for a change?"
http://forums.nyyfans.com/showpost.php?p=6955810&postcount=1661

By the way, this is "Mr Coffee"'s av ...
(http://forums.nyyfans.com/customavatars/avatar20477_1.gif)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on August 28, 2010, 04:35:31 PM
Is Mr. Coffee on this board?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 28, 2010, 04:44:05 PM
Is Mr. Coffee on this board?

I don't think so. But you never know! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 01, 2010, 04:17:26 AM
Associated Press (link (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i_iDUcSgSQzBTExyLnZ5D8wH0-bwD9HL1FBO0))
Wear wristwatch? Use e-mail? Not for Class of '14
By DINESH RAMDE (AP) – 3 hours ago


 " Difficulty getting through to freshmen? Here's why "

 http://www.theeagle.com/nation/Difficulty-getting-through-to-freshmen--Here-s-why

 By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press

 The full list
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 01, 2010, 09:50:06 PM
This is a pretty minor mention ... It comes in the New York Times review of the new George Clooney movie, The American:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/movies/01american.html?ref=movies

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This kind of character tends to be a man of few words: Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Robert Redford in the 1970s, Alan Ladd in “Shane.” Mr. Clooney’s gravelly whisper and diffident, ironical air make him a natural heir to the tradition ...

There's another Clint connection here, though. The director of this film is Anton Corbijn. He's relatively new as a director of feature films, though he has a long list of music videos to his credit. He's well-known in another field also, though, and that is photography. And he has a couple of famous photos of Clint to his credit. Here's the best-known one:

(http://m.blog.hu/ma/mandiner/image/0905/Corbijn%20eastwood.jpg)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 08, 2010, 07:19:48 AM
 " 'Cairo Time': Minor movie, major surprise "

 Patricia Clarkson gets deserved starring role in romantic film

 http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/gusto/movie-reviews/article180382.ece

 By JEFF SIMON

 
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“Cairo Time” is a delicious minor movie but a major surprise. One of the last things in the world of movies that I’d ever thought I’d see is a starring vehicle for 50-year-old actress Patricia Clarkson, even an indie film made in Egypt by 37-year-old Canadian filmmaker Ruba Nadda.
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Until now, Clarkson has been no movie star, just a wonderful film and TV actress, but one of those talents seemingly destined for second billing at best in films whose major focus, perforce, is someone else entirely. We’re talking then about everyone from Clint Eastwood in “The Dead Pool” to Katie Holmes in “Pieces of April.”

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Post by: higashimori on September 16, 2010, 06:12:10 PM
 " 5 most prolific actors turned directors "

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100915/ap_en_re/us_film_five_most_3

 By CHRISTY LEMIRE, AP Movie Critic

 
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It's the ultimate cliche among actors desperate to be taken seriously: "What I really want to do is direct."

 
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• Clint Eastwood: For nearly 40 years, his films have run the gamut — from his 1971 directing debut, the thriller "Play Misty for Me," to the Westerns in which he's starred including "The Outlaw Josey Wales," "Pale Rider" and one of his absolute best, "Unforgiven," to the World War II companion pieces "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters From Iwo Jima." He's even allowed a little self-deprecation in some of these films, including "The Bridges of Madison County" and the rare comedy "Space Cowboys." "Million Dollar Baby" earned him his most recent Academy Awards, for best picture and best director, but "Mystic River" stands for me as his masterpiece.
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Post by: higashimori on September 16, 2010, 06:23:34 PM
" Pierre Rissient : homme de cinéma "    in French

 http://www.allocine.fr/film/fichefilm_gen_cfilm=128161.html

 allocine.fr

 Réalisé par Todd McCarthy
Avec Claude Chabrol, Al Clark (II), Clint Eastwood, plus

Titre original : Man of Cinema : Pierre Rissient
Long-métrage américain . Genre : Documentaire
Durée : 01h45min Année de production : 2007
Distributeur : Action Cinémas / Théâtre du Temple

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Salut Clint !
Afin de rendre compte de la réputation de cette personnalité incontournable du Septième Art qu'est Pierre Rissient, voici un extrait d'une conversation téléphonique dans lequel Clint Eastwood a cherché à le joindre, pour lui demander conseil : "Allo ?... (Voix féminine lointaine)… Oui ?… Si je suis libre pour parler à Clint ! Oui, bien sûr… Allo, master Clint... (Intonations graves inimitables) Tr...

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 19, 2010, 06:01:08 PM
 
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So much so, some critics are calling him an emerging Clint Eastwood.

 "Review: Ben Affleck Hits Home in "The Town"
 Posted by Karina Mitchell
 http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20016845-10391698.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 19, 2010, 06:03:48 PM
 " Clint Eastwood Gives Angelina Jolie Directorial Advice: 'Get More Sleep' "

 Access Hollywood

 http://omg.yahoo.com/news/clint-eastwood-gives-angelina-jolie-directorial-advice-get-more-sleep/47431

 
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Clint Eastwood directed Angelina Jolie  in 2008's hit thriller "Changeling," and now the legendary actor/director is sharing some tips with the Academy Award-winning actress as she prepares to step behind the camera for the first time.

"My advice for her is to get more sleep than the actors," Clint told People at the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of his latest film, "Hereafter." "And to have good management - know what you want and know what you are looking for and go after it."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 21, 2010, 04:59:11 PM
 " For Ben, finally a little respect. And Matt concurs."

 By David Germain

 http://www.denverpost.com/movies/ci_16095482?source=rss

 
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Matt Damon sees a lot of Clint Eastwood in the career turnaround that's happening for his buddy Ben Affleck.
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Then came "Hollywoodland," which earned Affleck a Golden Globe nomination. He followed with his acclaimed directing debut on "Gone Baby Gone." Now Affleck returns with "The Town," a genre-bending bank-heist thriller that is loaded with action but also heavy on gritty working-class drama and sweet romance. He directs and stars, delivering what Damon called the "best performance I've seen in a long time."

"This one is really, I think, the one where people are just going to remember who he is and let all of the other stuff go," said Damon, who shared a screenplay Academy Award with Affleck for "Good Will Hunting."

"He's just a monumentally talented guy. In a lot of ways, I always think of Clint, because Clint was doing orangutan movies, and people weren't taking him as seriously. And look at the second half of his career. He's an icon."

Damon has starred in two films directed by Eastwood, last year's "Invictus" and the upcoming "Hereafter." So he's in a good position to compare and contrast his pal Affleck and grand old master Eastwood.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 28, 2010, 07:12:36 PM
 " The 80th anniversary of the birth of Ray Charles is being celebrated "

 http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2010/09/27/bio-commemorates-the-80th-anniversary-of-ray-charles-birth-with-ray-charles-america/20100927bio01/
 
 Released by Bio

 
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BIO COMMEMORATES THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF RAY CHARLES' BIRTH WITH "RAY CHARLES AMERICA"
TWO HOUR FILM SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON LIFE, MUSIC AND LEGACY
PREMIERES TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 AT 9 PM ET ON BIO
NARRATED BY DAVID DUCHOVNY AND FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN FOOTAGE, RECORDINGS, PHOTOS AND NEW INTERVIEWS WITH
CLINT EASTWOOD, BILL COSBY, BEN HARPER, WILLIE NELSON & MORE

 http://raycharles.com/2010/09/20/los-angeles-celebrates-ray-80-week/

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: LCat on September 28, 2010, 10:01:23 PM
I had no idea he would have been 80. Thanks, Higashimori.
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Post by: higashimori on October 04, 2010, 06:15:41 PM
" Gene Hackman novel on the way "

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/09/gene-hackman-novel-on-the-way.html

 Los Angeles Times; Jacket Copy

 
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Actor Gene Hackman will publish his first solo novel, "Jubal's Bounty," with Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. The book is a Western set in late 19th century New Mexico, and will come to shelves in the summer of 2011.

Hackman, an Academy Award-winning actor, is the coauthor of three previous novels: "Wake of the Perdido Star" (1999), "Justice for None" (2004) and "Escape from Andersonville" (2008). "Jubal's Bounty" will be his first solo effort.

Hackman lives in New Mexico with his wife; he turned 80 earlier this year. His most recent film was "Welcome to Mooseport" in 2004.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 04, 2010, 06:20:33 PM
 " Golf apparel center moves to La Quinta "

 http://www.mydesert.com/article/20101003/BUSINESS02/10020378/1006/news01/Golf+apparel+center+moves+to+La+Quinta

 Debra Gruszecki, K Kaufmann and Mike Perrault • The Desert Sun

 
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Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood lent his credibility to the famous Old Town La Quinta restaurant, Hog's Breath Inn, years ago.

Now it seems the town where Eastwood — a co-founder of Tehama — hung a saddle years ago will become the site of a new design center for Nacabi Trading Inc., of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., which acquired the Tehama brand in 2009 and also produces the IZOD G line.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on October 04, 2010, 08:09:56 PM
" Gene Hackman novel on the way "

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/09/gene-hackman-novel-on-the-way.html

 Los Angeles Times; Jacket Copy

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Actor Gene Hackman will publish his first solo novel, "Jubal's Bounty," with Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. The book is a Western set in late 19th century New Mexico, and will come to shelves in the summer of 2011.

Hackman, an Academy Award-winning actor, is the coauthor of three previous novels: "Wake of the Perdido Star" (1999), "Justice for None" (2004) and "Escape from Andersonville" (2008). "Jubal's Bounty" will be his first solo effort.

Hackman lives in New Mexico with his wife; he turned 80 earlier this year. His most recent film was "Welcome to Mooseport" in 2004.
That's interesting! I didn't know he'd co-written any books before.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 04, 2010, 10:22:24 PM
I read Justice For None and found it a good read. I remember seeing it in the library a few years ago and seeing the name and thinking, Nah, it can't be the same person, but it was. I may have posted about it back then too.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 08, 2010, 06:42:43 PM
 "  Top Ten Prison Flicks "

 Posted by Maitland McDonagh
 
 http://www.filmcritic.com/features/2010/10/top-ten-prison-movies/

 
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5. Escape From Alcatraz

Clint Eastwood does his whispery, sinewy, coiled-bundle-of-potential-violence thing as Frank Morris, the real-life prisoner who in 1962 masterminded an elaborate escape from the the Rock. He and his two partners might -- just might -- have been the only escapees to survive both the breakout and the treacherous waters of San Francisco Bay.



Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 08, 2010, 06:52:49 PM
 " Harper's Bazaar's Twilight issue wins cover contest "

 Second year Amazon.com customers took part in selection process; other winners include The Atlantic and GQ.

 By Matthew Flamm

 http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20101004/FREE/101009950

 
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Harper's Bazaar won best magazine cover of the year with its December 2009 issue, which features Twilight  stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, the American Society of Magazine Editors announced on Monday at the American Magazine Conference in Chicago.

The cover was one of 12 winners chosen by Amazon.com customers as part of a selection process that began with candidates picked by ASME judges. The winning cover had previously been chosen in the "best vampire" category. The 11 other best-cover contest category winners include The Atlantic magazine's "Fat Nation" cover from May 2010, which won in the "news and business" category, and GQ's December 2009 "Clint Eastwood" cover from the "entertainment and celebrity" category.

 
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GQ, December 2009: “Clint Eastwood”

Category: Entertainment & Celebrity

Each month, GQ does its best to put a celebrity on our cover who embodies the moment – In both culture and style. And like many magazines, those celebrities tend to be fresh-faced and on-the-rise. Every once in a while, though, as evidenced by GQ's December 2009 Clint Eastwood cover (by photographer Martin Schoeller, who shot every portrait in the issue), the magazine recognizes men who can confidently be deemed GQ Icons. Men whose cracks, and veins, and wrinkles (those hands, that face) convince you not to glance away – but to peer closer.

 
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Post by: higashimori on October 08, 2010, 06:58:25 PM
" Dave Brubeck: Legacy Of A Legend "

 NEW DOUBLE-CD ANTHOLOGY CELEBRATES JAZZ AMBASSADOR'S 90th BIRTHDAY ON DECEMBER 6th
 
 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Dave-Brubeck-Legacy-Of-A-prnews-1283051188.html?x=0&.v=1

 Press Release Source

 
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21 SONGS HANDPICKED BY BRUBECK, SPANNING HIS COLUMBIA RECORDS TENURE (1954-1970); INCLUDES PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED LIVE TAKE OF "THREE TO GET READY" RECORDED AT CLASSIC QUARTET'S FINAL CONCERT, DECEMBER 26, 1967
Kick-off of year-long Brubeck 90th birthday campaign at Legacy Recordings
Available at both physical and digital retail outlets starting November 16, 2010, through Columbia/Legacy
On December 6th, TCM to premiere new documentary, Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way, executive-produced by Clint Eastwood

 

 
 
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Post by: higashimori on October 08, 2010, 07:06:58 PM
  " A Shifting Oscar Race Heats Up "

 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/06/movies/06oscar.html

 By MICHAEL CIEPLY and BROOKS BARNES

 LOS ANGELES — Now it begins.

 
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Largely missing from the fray this year is an older generation of filmmakers who have often dominated the conversation.

Clint Eastwood’s “Hereafter,” Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” all qualify for awards this year, but mixed reviews or a middling response at the box office appear to have edged the three directors, each of whom has directed a best picture in the past, away from the action. Similarly, Ron Howard, Steven Spielberg and Mr. Cameron are on the sidelines.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 08, 2010, 08:38:19 PM
"Mixed reviews or a middling response at the box office"? It hasn't even opened yet! ???

I knew there was a reason I didn't bother reading that story when I saw it in the Times a few days ago!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 11, 2010, 07:14:37 PM
 " Eli Wallach: Still "Crazy" After All These Years "

 With "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," the Veteran Actor With a Long List of Memorable Roles Continues to Steal Scenes

 (CBS)   Actor Eli Wallach steals the scene more than once in the new film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" . . . which is pretty much what he's always done in a career that spans more than half-a-century. This morning he talks to our Tracy Smith:

 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/10/sunday/main6944533.shtml

 
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On the streets of Manhattan, the 94-year-old is greeted with a reverence many actors would kill for.

"How do you like this? Wait till my wife sees this!" said Eli Wallach.

"You're a good man. I liked all your movies!" said one passer-by.

On a brief walk a few days ago, admiring fans stopped Wallach on every corner.

"You got it? Oh, you did it!"

Small wonder: At an age when most actors are long-forgotten, Eli Wallach can still mesmerize.

In "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," Wallach is a wise old banker who predicts a financial apocalypse.
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But Wallach might be best remembered for a Western with a memorable title, and an unforgettable musical score.

In "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," Wallach was "the ugly," he said.

"What was it like making that film?' Smith asked. "Did you actually share a bed with Clint Eastwood?'

"How did you know that?' Wallach replied.

During filming in Spain, the two stars shared an apartment, and, as Eli Wallach tells it, there was only one bed.

"The beds were this wide," he recalled. "So Clint said, 'Which side of the bed you want?' And I thought, 'I don't know.' I was very radical, so I said, 'I'll take the left side.'"

Onscreen, the strange bedfellows made movie history. But after all the shooting was done, Clint Westwood told Wallach he had bigger plans.

"He said to me, 'I'm not coming back to Italy again anymore,'" Wallach said. "What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna find my own company and I'm gonna direct movies.' And I thought, 'That'll be the day.'

"And sure enough, it is the day, because he is brilliant in what he does," he said.

In fact, Eastwood directed his old pal in the Oscar winning film, "Mystic River."
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Next month, the actor will receive an honorary Oscar for the long list of great movie moments he's created.

Eli Wallach is grateful, but all he really wants to do is to make that long list even longer.

"So do you still look forward to getting a good job?' Smith asked.

"Yeah, I wanna work," Wallach said. "Now, I am an old man now. Right? Pearl Harbor Day is my birthday, December the seventh. I was born in 1915. I am now going to be 95 years old. So I have to be careful. I have to keep my energy going. And I have to surprise people and have people say, 'Ooh, he's so old but he's so nice!' And all that.

"That's what I do. I do it!" he laughed.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 11, 2010, 07:17:51 PM
 " AFI to honor Morgan Freeman with Life Achievement Award "

 Susan King

 http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/10/morgan-freeman-to-getafi-award.html

 
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Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was named Monday as the 39th recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, AFI's highest honor for a career in film.

Freeman, 73, is only the second African American performer to receive the honor. Sidney Poitier received the AFI award in 1992.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 12, 2010, 06:55:01 PM
 " Irene Kral: Second Chance "

 Recent albums of previously unreleased material spotlight unique vocal jazz stylist

 By Christopher Loudon

 http://jazztimes.com/articles/26666-irene-kral-second-chance

 
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It’s sadly disappointing that the boplicious husband-and-wife team of Jackie Cain and Roy Kral are often subjugated to little more than footnote status when discussion turns to the great jazz singers of the Twentieth Century’s latter half. Far sadder is how Irene Kral is regularly reduced to a footnote’s footnote, credited as Roy’s kid sister who also sang.
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Kral’s two brief moment of wider recognition came in 1961 when she became the first to record “Better Than Anything” (from her album of the same name) and posthumously in 1995 when Clint Eastwood featured her on the soundtrack of his The Bridges of Madison County.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 13, 2010, 07:22:02 PM
 " Clint Eastwood: I played fast draws with Elvis "

 By MusicRooms

 http://www.musicrooms.net/showbiz/17695-clint-eastwood-i-played-fast-draws-with-elvis.html

 
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Clint Eastwood has revealed he used to play "fast draws" with Elvis Presley.

The 80-year-old Hollywood legend says he and the late rock ‘n’ roll star were studio pals as Elvis was often working next door to where Clint was filming in the 1960s.

The pair struck up a friendship and it seems the dark-haired sex symbol could not resist meeting a “cowboy”.

"I was always wearing a gun," Clint told USA Today. “Presley loved to do fast draws and stuff, so we always did fast draws together."


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 11, 2010, 08:17:30 PM
" Clint Eastwood mountaineer jailed for sex attacks on little girls "   
 
 By Charles Brown

 http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/Clint-Eastwood-mountaineer-jailed-for.6612304.jp

 
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A BEST-SELLING writer who gave talks to schoolchildren has been jailed for sexually assaulting three young girls.
Former Royal Marine David Fletcher, 64, visited schools in Hull to talk about his book Hunted: A True Story of Survival, which told of his daring escape from a bear on an Alaskan mountain.

He was an experienced mountaineer who gave advice for Clint Eastwood's Hollywood blockbuster The Eiger Sanction after successfully climbing the notorious Swiss peak.
:o :o :o >:(
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 14, 2010, 07:20:19 PM
 " Overtone to play Yoshi's San Francisco "

 By Aidin Vaziri, Chronicle Pop Music Critic

 http://articles.sfgate.com/2010-10-18/entertainment/24140236_1_dirty-harry-invictus-overtone

 
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Johnny Cash? Brahms? Slayer? When you think of the music that might be spinning in the Clint Eastwood household at suppertime, the last thing you would probably expect to hear are a capella covers of George Michael songs by a gleaming South African boy band called Overtone. But that's exactly what tops the playlist at the Carmel home of the 80-year-old professional badass.

"Their harmonies are terrific," says Eastwood, on a break from promoting his latest project, "Hereafter." "Pop music isn't my first choice, but I can listen to theirs."

The seven-man troupe, which plays Yoshi's San Francisco on Friday, was actually discovered by Eastwood's wife, Dina, while the couple was in Cape Town filming the rugby drama "Invictus." She caught Overtone performing a Freddie Mercury tribute show on a night out and booked them for a private encore the next day for her Oscar-winning husband, stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, and the rest of the film crew.

 
Quote
South African vocal group Overtone got a lucky break while the Eastwoods were filming "Invictus" in Capetown. Overtone is working on its next album, "Lucky Punks."
Credit: Dina Eastwood


 http://www.overtoneband.com/

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 21, 2010, 07:50:23 PM
" Eastwoods to host fundraiser for land mine removal "

 The Monterey County Herald

 http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_16673041?source=rss&nclick_check=1

 
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CARMEL

Eastwoods to host fundraiser

Freedom Fields USA will hold a fundraising gala hosted by Dina and Clint Eastwood at Tehama Golf Club on Dec. 3 for the nonprofit's work in removal of abandoned land mines.

The event begins with a cocktail reception, live music, and silent fine wine auction at 6p.m., followed by dinner at 7p.m. with an Asian theme.

Reserved celebrated guest table seating is $500 per person, general table seating is $250 per person, and all proceeds go directly to land mine removal.


 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 22, 2010, 07:11:33 PM
" Mark Twain death centennial sparks wave of nostalgia "

 Reuters;  By Bruce Olson Bruce Olson

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101123/lf_nm_life/us_marktwain_1

 
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HANNIBAL, Missouri (Reuters Life!) – One hundred years after reports of his death were correct, not exaggerated, Mark Twain is a hot commodity again with an autobiography on the best-seller list and a new CD celebrating his legacy.

The best seller is the first of the three-volume "Autobiography of Mark Twain," the iconoclastic author's private thoughts dictated during his life with the stipulation they not be published until he was dead for 100 years. That anniversary is 2010 and the 500,000-word book is flying off shelves.

The CD, "Mark Twain: Words & Music," is narrated by Garrison Keillor with Twain's words spoken by Clint Eastwood. It also features songs by Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs and others and is produced by Grammy-winner Carl Jackson.

It will be played and performed in public for the first time on Nov 30 at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, the Mississippi river town where Twain grew up.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on November 22, 2010, 07:21:12 PM
" Mark Twain death centennial sparks wave of nostalgia "

 Reuters;  By Bruce Olson Bruce Olson

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101123/lf_nm_life/us_marktwain_1

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HANNIBAL, Missouri (Reuters Life!) – One hundred years after reports of his death were correct, not exaggerated, Mark Twain is a hot commodity again with an autobiography on the best-seller list and a new CD celebrating his legacy.

The best seller is the first of the three-volume "Autobiography of Mark Twain," the iconoclastic author's private thoughts dictated during his life with the stipulation they not be published until he was dead for 100 years. That anniversary is 2010 and the 500,000-word book is flying off shelves.

The CD, "Mark Twain: Words & Music," is narrated by Garrison Keillor with Twain's words spoken by Clint Eastwood. It also features songs by Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs and others and is produced by Grammy-winner Carl Jackson.

It will be played and performed in public for the first time on Nov 30 at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, the Mississippi river town where Twain grew up.


So close, yet so far away. Unfortunately, this is during the week.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 27, 2010, 07:12:52 PM
 " Thomas: 'I could have had Eastwood's movie career' "

 Wonderwall

 http://wonderwall.msn.com/entertainment/thomas-i-could-have-had-eastwoods-movie-career-1584766.story

 
Quote
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head singer B.J. Thomas turned his back on Clint Eastwood's lucrative Hollywood career so he could be more of a family man.

The hitmaker reveals he started receiving movie offers after landing his big break in 1973 western Jory - and he was in the running to replace Eastwood in the film that helped the tough guy make his name.

But a chat with his wife Gloria made him realise he wasn't movie star material.

 http://mog.com/blog_post/content/723/2563390

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on November 27, 2010, 07:41:10 PM
The Bozeman [Montana] Daily Chronicle (link (http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/arts_and_entertainment/roundup/article_5ec1f9d0-f7f5-11df-af88-001cc4c03286.html))
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Cinematographer to speak at MSU
Posted: Friday, November 26, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 11:05 am, Wed Nov 24, 2010.

Cinematographer Jack Green, ASC, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in room 125 of Linfield Hall, on the Montana State University campus.

Green is known for his work as director of photography on more than 42 films including "Twister," "Girl Interrupted" and Joss Whedon's "Serenity." He also served as director of photography on 11 films for director Clint Eastwood, such as "Unforgiven," "Bird," "Heartbreak Ridge" and "The Bridges of Madison County." He has just finished filming "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2."

Green's lecture is presented by the MSU School of Film and Photography, and is free and open to the public.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 27, 2010, 09:55:25 PM
Happy Birthday, Dan! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on November 28, 2010, 04:02:17 PM
Happy Birthday, Dan! ;)

Thanks!  O0
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 28, 2010, 04:23:04 PM

  Happy Birthday again, Dan !!   ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on November 29, 2010, 07:28:46 AM
 Happy Birthday again, Dan !!   ;)


Thanks!  O0
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on November 29, 2010, 07:34:24 AM
Guardian (link (http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2010/nov/28/uk-film-council-abolition-funding))

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Film-makers to be asked to help with funding shortfall
Abolition of UK Film Council will see core duties passing to the BFI, with costs of attracting foreign investment levied on industry

Dan Sabbagh
Sunday 28 November 2010 18.41 GMT

Film-makers will tomorrow be asked to pay for some of the activities of the dismembered UK Film Council when culture minister Ed Vaizey unveils a detailed plan for the abolition of the body. ...

Speaking at 10am, Vaizey will try to soothe an anxious industry and win over critics, who have included Clint Eastwood, the Dirty Harry star turned director, who shot part of the supernatural thriller Hereafter in the UK. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 29, 2010, 07:57:01 PM
 " Dickens house finds generous benefactor in Heritage Lottery Fund "

 Property in central London receives £2m grant to renovate in time for bicentenary of author's birth in 2012

 Maev Kennedy; The Guardian

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/20/dickens-house-heritage-lottery-fund

 
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In true Dickensian style, a magnificent gift has arrived at the doorstep of Charles Dickens's only surviving London home, just as volunteers were decking the walls with holly and ivy.

The tall, narrow house in Doughty Street, Clerkenwell, where Dickens lived for three years from 1837, has been awarded a £2m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in time for a comprehensive renovation before the bicentenary of the author's birth in 2012.
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Other fans include the actor Matt Damon – who plays a Dickens-loving psychic in Clint Eastwood's new movie, Hereafter, partly filmed in the museum – and Eastwood himself.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 04, 2010, 06:25:15 PM
Although this article is about Mr. Eastwood, it probably does not justifiy a thread of its own. KC,  Brendan, D'Ambrosia, or The Schofield Kid please move if you believe otherwise.

San Francisco Chronicle (link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=%2Fc%2Fa%2F2010%2F12%2F03%2FTRO31G0S8Q.DTL))
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Clint Eastwood has found a home in Carmel area
Paul Wilner, Special to The Chronicle
December 3, 2010 04:00 AM
Friday, December 3, 2010

Clint Eastwood, the Carmel-area's most famous resident since Bing Crosby (OK, these days Betty White belongs in the mix, too), is as nonchalant about his connection to the storied area as he is about his own remarkable career. ...

"For an area this size, there's a lot of interesting things happening," Eastwood says, adding that his life is just about paparazzi-free.

"I've been here so long that the local people don't pay much attention to me. I'm not a Northern Californian who is anti-Los Angeles. But this is home, and that's the way it's going to be."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 05, 2010, 08:10:41 PM
 " Clint Eastwood Giveaway! Steel Gaze: An Unauthorized Story "

 by Kenna McHugh

 http://www.screenhead.com/reviews/clint-eastwood-giveaway-steel-gaze-an-unauthorized-story/

 
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You got to ask yourself one question: Are you ready to delve into the life and work of one of Hollywood’s most iconic, manliest men?  If so, then Steel Gaze: An Unauthorized Story on Clint Eastwood is now on the shelves for you.  Screenhead has 5 copies to give away!

Do you feel lucky!? With his steely gaze, enigmatic aura and tough-guy persona, five-time Academy Award and five-time Golden Globe-winner Clint Eastwood has been a Hollywood superstar for nearly six decades.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 05, 2010, 08:14:57 PM
 " Screen icon Eastwood has Dn'M with FHM "

 bigpond

 http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Entertainment/2010/12/04/Screen_icon_Eastwood_has_DnM_with_FHM_547486.html

 
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Clint Eastwood believes you only get 'one shot at life'.

The 80-year-old actor-and-director thinks people should take every opportunity that comes their way and insists anyone who believes in reincarnation should focus more on the present.

He said: 'If you believe in reincarnation you're putting too much on the other side.

'I believe you have just one shot at life, and you should do the best you can with that shot. And I suppose you should be thankful that you've been given the ability to do certain things in life, and not be greedy enough to want to stay around forever.'

The five-time Oscar winner also thinks it is important to use your brain to the 'best' of its ability.

He added to Britain's FHM magazine: 'God gave you a brain. Do the best you can with it. And you don't have to be Einstein, but Einstein was mentally tough. He believed what he believed and he worked out things.

'And he argued with people who disagreed with him. But I'm sure he didn't call everybody jerks.'
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 05, 2010, 08:18:22 PM
 " 'Gantz' movie to be released in U.S. ahead of Japan "

 Japan Today

 http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/gantz-movie-to-be-released-in-us-ahead-of-japan

 
Quote
TOKYO —

Arashi member Kazunari Ninomiya, 27, perhaps best known to overseas audiences for his role in Clint Eastwood’s “Letters From Iwo Jima,” and Kenichi Matsuyama, 25, who played “L” in the movie adaptation of “Death Note,” are to star together in the forthcoming movie “Gantz,” directed by Shinsuke Sato. The movie, based on the the manga and anime of the same name written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku, 43, tells the story of friends Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato who find themselves embroiled in a supernatural demon-hunt in purgatory after dying in a train accident.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdGzL9Fm_Ik



 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 05, 2010, 08:39:05 PM
" Screen icon Eastwood has Dn'M with FHM "

 bigpond

 http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Entertainment/2010/12/04/Screen_icon_Eastwood_has_DnM_with_FHM_547486.html

 
This is eveidently a quote from an article running in January's FHM magazine.

(http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/5172/fhmj.jpg)

http://www.fhm.com/girls/features/michelle-keegan-in-the-bath-for-january-fhm-78902

(If you click the link, you will find the magazine cover contains an embedded video. Unfortunately, it's not Clint, just the young woman in the soapsuds, who will raise her hand to puff a handful of suds your way.)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 06, 2010, 03:34:56 AM
Dateline Hollywood (link (http://link))

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OSCAR: Warner Bros Film Boss Alan Horn On Awards Campaigns Past And Present
By NIKKI FINKE | Sunday December 5, 2010 @ 3:53pm PST

... ALAN HORN: Well, I know that’s how you feel. My response is that, first of all, we care about the Oscars and enjoy Oscar attention. A win is a very, very big deal. It’s very prestigious, it’s very exciting, plus we are a filmmaker friendly company and have long-term relationships with filmmakers. Of course Clint Eastwood comes to mind immediately, but now Chris Nolan and even the emerging Ben Affleck are our filmmakers that we really care about deeply and we want to do right by them. ...

DEADLINE: Clint was not shy about telling people that you did not want to push his Million Dollar Baby because you didn’t see it as an Oscar film. You didn’t even want to greenlight it. Which goes back to the gripe that your studio wins Oscars in spite of itself.
HORN: Okay, with Million Dollar Baby, when the screenplay first came to us we passed, as you know. And I even went out and did some homework and saw this picture called Girl Fight with Michelle Rodriguez which did something like $1 million at the box office, which is nothing. Nikki, you have to know that saying no to Clint Eastwood was not easy to do. Not only is he an icon for our business but he is a fixture at Warner Bros for half of his 80 years. And he is respected like nobody else. And by me, too. I’ve been there for 11½  years, I am very friendly with Clint, so when we said no, of course the ultimate responsibility for saying no was my own.

DEADLINE: What did he say when you told him no?
HORN: He was a total gentleman. And he just said, ‘Hey, I wouldn’t want you to do something you’re not crazy about or if something doesn’t feel right for you.’ And he took it around town and tried to get someone else to do it. And no one wanted to do it. And then he came back and we did it because of Clint. After you recently wrote about this, I called him. And I said, ‘Look, Nikki Finke wrote this article and she basically slammed me for not wanting to make Million Dollar Baby. You also were very unhappy with me.’ And he said to me, ‘Look, you put up the money for the movie, you did it, and we all enjoyed great success. And, at the end of the day, that’s what counts.’ And he expressed at least in his own laconic super-cool Clint way, that as far as he is concerned he has a great relationship with me. And I said to him, ‘It’s a total mistake on my part. I didn’t see it.  I did not see it.’

DEADLINE: But then you didn’t want to push for Oscar once it was made.
HORN: We did exactly what he wanted us to do about it. He takes it slow with the Oscars. ...

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 08, 2010, 08:48:38 PM
 " Slate's 80 Over 80 Shows the Advantages of (Old) Age "

 Alex Goldmark

 http://www.good.is/post/slate-s-80-over-80-shows-the-advantages-of-old-age/

 
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The very top of the list, though, is dominated by young octogenarians, with several new additions just passing the age requirement. Warren Buffet, George Soros, and Clint Eastwood all a spry 80. Barbara Walters, Noam Chomsky, E.O. Wilson, and Gordon Moore are all just 81. Nine of the top ten are 83 or under. Take note: Power takes
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 09, 2010, 08:13:22 PM
 " Westlake Village couple to show their prize-winning documentary, 'Reconciliation: Mandela's Miracle' "

     By Alicia Doyle

  http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/dec/08/westlake-village-couple-to-show-their-prize/?partner=yahoo_feeds

 
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“Reconciliation: Mandela’s Miracle,” an award-winning documentary by Westlake Village residents Michael Henry Wilson and Carole J. Wilson, will be screened, followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers Saturday.

 
Quote
“we visit Clint Eastwood on the set of ‘Invictus,’” Carole Wilson said in reference to the film directed by Eastwood that portrays how Mandela saw the World Cup competition as an opportunity to set aside racial conflicts and foster a spirit of national unity.
 

  Michael Henry Wilson is an author and director of " CLINT EASTWOOD, LE FRANC-TIREUR (A LIFE IN FILM) Documentary."
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 10, 2010, 05:18:33 AM
IMDb Wenn News (link (http://www.imdb.com/news/ni6067110/))
Contact Music (link (http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/jolie-credits-king-for-changeling-role_1188767))
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Jolie Credits King For Changeling Role
9 December 2010

Angelina Jolie has thanked TV host Larry King for landing her a role in Clint Eastwood's Changeling - because the pair first hatched plans for a movie project together when they were backstage at his talk show.

Jolie met the actor/director during an appearance on Larry King Live in New York and Eastwood took the opportunity to talk to the actress about working together.  ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 13, 2010, 08:20:01 PM
" 'Gantz' movie to be released in U.S. ahead of Japan "

 Japan Today

 http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/gantz-movie-to-be-released-in-us-ahead-of-japan

 
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdGzL9Fm_Ik


 " Action-Packed ‘GANTZ’ Hits Big Screens Nationwide in One-Night World Premiere "

 NCM Fathom, NEW PEOPLE and Dark Horse Comics Bring Exclusive Event Featuring Two of Japan’s Biggest Stars to 325 Select Movie Theaters LIVE on January 20

 BUSINESS WIRE

 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20101213005486/en/Action-Packed-%E2%80%98GANTZ%E2%80%99-Hits-Big-Screens-Nationwide-One-Night

 
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“Incredibly popular in Japan as well as among American manga and anime enthusiasts, this new GANTZ rendition is sure to thrill audiences in local movie theaters around the country.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 13, 2010, 08:37:06 PM
" LIVE FROM THE MET: David Lynch Foundation and Livestream Partner for Annual Celebrity Event "

 Katy Perry, Russell Brand, Clint Eastwood and Many Other Stars Come Together for "Change Begins From Within" Gala and Concert Offering Rare Live-Stream Glimpse at Historic New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

 marketwire.com

 http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/LIVE-FROM-THE-MET-David-Lynch-Foundation-Livestream-Partner-Annual-Celebrity-Event-1367607.htm

 
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NEW YORK, NY and HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2010) - The David Lynch Foundation (http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org) and DLF.TV (http://dlf.tv) are proud to announce their new partnership with Livestream (http://www.livestream.com), the leading live video destination and platform. To kick off the partnership, DLF.TV and Livestream will present the first-ever live-streamed event from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Foundation's December 13th "Change Begins from Within" benefit. This live-streaming event offers a rare intersection of online and new media culture with one of the pillars of American high culture.

In addition to a celebrity roster of special guests that includes Clint Eastwood, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Donna Karan, Russell Simmons and, of course, David Lynch, Livestream's hosting of the benefit event will give millions of online viewers exclusive access to live streaming coverage of one of America's national treasures, the Met. The Met is one of the world's largest and finest art museums and its collections include more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistory to the present and from every part of the globe.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 15, 2010, 08:37:52 PM
" How Clint Eastwood keeps his cool "

 brisbanetimes.com

 http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/wellbeing/how-clint-eastwood-keeps-his-cool-20101214-18vy4.html
 
 
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"I'm a great supporter of transcendental meditation. I've been using it for almost 40 years now. I think it's a great tool for anyone to have," said Eastwood, best known for playing violent, hardened characters on screen.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 15, 2010, 08:42:16 PM
" 14 stars join California's Hall of Fame galaxy "

 By Jack Chang

 http://www.sacbee.com/2010/12/15/3258470/14-stars-join-californias-hall.html

 
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A high-powered night of networking and torch-passing marked the fifth California Hall of Fame ceremony Tuesday, as legends such as Barbra Streisand and Serena Williams shared the stage at the California Museum for History, Women and the Arts to honor 14 mega-achieving Californians.

 
Quote
In the audience were a mix of politicians and entertainers, such as former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, former Gov. Gray Davis and actor- director Clint Eastwood, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 17, 2010, 05:20:23 AM
The Downey Patriot (link (http://thedowneypatriot.com/view/full_story/10697029/article-Eastwood-addresses-makeup-grads))
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Eastwood addresses makeup grads
Dec 16, 2010

DOWNEY – Actress and makeup artist Kimber Eastwood, daughter of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood, was guest speaker at the graduation ceremonies Wednesday of the Downey Makeup Academy.

The Downey Makeup Academy is a 15-week program at Downey Adult School that prepares students to work as makeup artists in film, TV, photography, advertising and retail cosmetics. ...

Kimber Eastwood addressed the graduates during commencement ceremonies, which took place in the school’s Harriet Paine Event Center. Eastwood has worked as a makeup artist and department head on TV shows such as “Wheel of Fortune” and “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” as well as “Letters from Iwo Jime” and “Million Dollar Baby” with her father.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 18, 2010, 07:30:13 PM
 " Film shows ‘Hollywood Injuns’ "

  Comox Valley Record

 http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_north/comoxvalleyrecord/entertainment/110672864.html

  
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The Comox Valley Art Gallery will follow a successful screening of Afghan Star, the first in the series Films You Want to See!, on Dec. 1 with Reel Injun.

  (http://media.bclocalnews.com/images/92437NewS.8.20101125123113.CVAGFilms_20101126.jpg)


 http://www.reelinjunthemovie.com/site/

 http://films.nfb.ca/reel-injun/

  
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Reel Injun Honoured at Geminis

  
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November 14, 2010 – At the star-studded 25th Annual Gemini Awards, Reel Injun took home three awards, including the prestigious Canada Award, a prize designed to recognize work that explores the racial and cultural diversity of Canada by fostering greater awareness. The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television described the film here:
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Reel Injun also took home award for Best Direction in a Documentary Program and Best Visual Research, in addition to being a runner-up for the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program and the award for Best Original Music Score for a Documentary Program or Series.

  


 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 19, 2010, 12:40:42 AM
That last link, in the quote, doesn't work. And how can there be a quote from a French source in English? And with a smiley? If the source is in French, quote it in French.

You posted about this film earlier in this thread:
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7063.msg155597#msg155597

And I followed up:
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7063.msg155614#msg155614

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7063.msg155615#msg155615

Is this a film with significant participation from Eastwood? If so, perhaps it deserves a thread of its own. At any rate, there is no need to mention it in this thread every time it receives a screening in some random city.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 19, 2010, 08:09:14 PM
That last link, in the quote, doesn't work.


I'm sorry it was my carelessness.  That link was expired.

Well, this topic took it up many times, but posted it again because I thought that this one is very complete.  Anyway this documentary was very nice!!  O0
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 31, 2010, 01:58:56 AM
Move to: Re: Eastwood plans Mark Twain biopic? (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7495.msg176943#msg176943)
Hannibal Courier-Post (link (http://www.hannibal.net/news/x1743710711/Hannibal-celebrates-Twains-birthday-in-style))
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 01, 2011, 08:02:49 PM
" From fantastic voyages to killer thrillers, the decade’s best "

 By James Verniere

 http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/general/view.bg?articleid=1306333&srvc=rss

 
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Picking the decade’s best films is a death of a thousand cuts. Inevitably, you sacrifice personal favorites in order to whittle your list down to the mystic decalogue. If I can only pick one of Clint Eastwood’s films from the past 10 years, which is it going to be? (“Mystic River” for many reasons, none of them geographical.)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 03, 2011, 06:50:33 PM
" If ‘True Grit’ makes you love Westerns, here are 10 essentials for true fans "

 ROBERT W. BUTLER

 http://www.kansascity.com/2010/12/29/2547329/if-true-grit-makes-you-love-westerns.html

 
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The movie Western has been in decline for so long that no one film is going to pull it from its commercial doldrums.

 
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Clint Eastwood became famous playing tight-lipped, cigar-chewing gunfighters, murderous machines who specialized in high body counts. In his Oscar-winning “Unforgiven” (1992), he toyed with that man-with-no-name image by portraying an apparently irredeemable bad man who comes out of retirement to collect a reward offered by a maimed prostitute for the murder of her attackers.

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on January 07, 2011, 08:20:06 AM
Hollywood News (link (http://www.hollywoodnews.com/2011/01/06/dga-awards-kick-off-year-long-celebration-of-guilds-75th-anniversary/))

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DGA Awards Kick Off Year-Long Celebration Of Guild’s 75th Anniversary
By: HollywoodNews.com
Thu, Jan 6 2011

hollywoodnews.com: The Directors Guild of America today announced that the DGA will launch a year-long celebration of the DGA’s 75th anniversary at the DGA Awards on January 29. DGA Award winners Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, John Rich, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, the evening’s co-chairs, will join the program in special presentations to highlight game-changing moments in DGA history. ...

The theme of the anniversary year is ‘Game Changers.’ Throughout 2011, the DGA will hold events honoring directors whose impact on film and television forever ‘changed the game’ and influenced generations of filmmakers that followed. The DGA Quarterly will publish four special anniversary issues focusing on different game-changing periods in DGA history. The DGA will launch a brand-new website in early spring; anniversary content including the milestone moments highlighted at the DGA Awards will figure prominently on the new site. Further details of the year’s events will be released after the DGA Awards. ...

DGA Awards Co-Chairs:

Clint Eastwood won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film in 1992 for Unforgiven and again in 2004 for Million Dollar Baby. He was nominated in 2003 for Mystic River. Eastwood was awarded the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 07, 2011, 07:12:30 PM
" Matt Damon to Receive Joel Siegel Award at the 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards "

 AWARDS CEREMONY TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FRIDAY, JANUARY 14 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON VH1

 prnewswire

 http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Matt-Damon-to-Receive-Joel-prnews-3450937295.html?x=0&.v=1

 
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced today that renowned actor and philanthropist Matt Damon will be presented with the fourth annual Joel Siegel Award at the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards. The ceremony will air live on VH1 on Friday, January 14 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

Given annually, this special award pays homage to beloved "Good Morning America" film critic and BFCA member Joel Siegel, who lost his long struggle with cancer in June, 2007.

Matt Damon has long held a special place in the hearts of the BFCA membership.  He won his first two Critics' Choice Awards 13 years ago, when he burst on the screen as the star and co-writer of "Good Will Hunting."  He has gone on to receive five more nominations, including last year for his work in "Invictus."  Damon is a worldwide box office superstar, thanks to such smash hits as "Saving Private Ryan" and the "Bourne" and "Ocean's" series.  This year, he played crucial roles in two films being honored at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, as the Texas Ranger LaBoeuf in the Best Picture nominee "True Grit" and as the voice of the Best Documentary Feature nominee "Inside Job," as well as starring in Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" and Paul Greengrass' "Green Zone."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 16, 2011, 06:40:17 PM
 " Growing up ‘Desperate’ "

 Tulsa World By CINDY ELAVSKY

 http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.aspx?subjectid=275&articleid=20110116_275_0_Joshua997205&rss_lnk=4

 
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Joshua Moore has played Parker Scavo on “Desperate Housewives” since 2008, portraying one of Felicity Huffman and Doug Savant’s children in their everexpanding brood. While he is thrilled to be working with the high caliber of stars to come and go on Wisteria Lane, Joshua’s first major role in Hollywood had him working with the legendary Clint Eastwood when he was cast as an abducted child in 2008’s “Changeling."
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Daytime Dial: One of your first roles was in “Changeling.” What was it like to be directed by Clint Eastwood?

Joshua Moore: It really was an amazing experience because it was one of the first big film projects that I had a role in. And working with Clint Eastwood was just amazing, because he’s so laid back. He just runs the set and knows exactly how to get people to do what he wants.

He’s an amazing director – one of the best directors I’ve ever worked with. And at the same time, you’re just in awe of him because it’s Clint Eastwood!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 18, 2011, 08:25:43 PM
 " Arnold Schwarzenegger Mulling Return to Movies with 'With Wings of Eagles,' World War II Drama "

 Mark Whittington

 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6230334/arnold_schwarzenegger_mulling_return.html?cat=9

 
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"'Extreme fighting and shooting isn't possible for me anymore,' says Arnold. 'In the future I'll need to pick my roles according to my age. Clint Eastwood did it the same way. 'In 'With Wings As Eagles' I would play an older soldier, but the script still has all kinds of adventure.'"

The model of Clint Eastwood is certainly an interesting one. Eastwood, who is as famous as a director as well as an actor, has done some of his best work past the age of 60. Films he has appeared in as an older actor include "Unforgiven," "Space Cowboys," "Million Dollar Baby" and "Gran Turino." Schwarzenegger, who came a long way in his pre-governator days as an actor, could attempt such serious roles.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 24, 2011, 07:16:40 PM
" Clint Eastwood bored of ‘mediocrity’ "

 Belfast Telegraph

 http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/clint-eastwood-bored-of-lsquomediocrityrsquo-15062326.html?r=RSS

 
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Clint Eastwood has called for people to “do their best” as he doesn’t want “mediocrity” to rule.

The 80-year-old actor and moviemaker is considered an icon in the film industry, having been a fundamental part of some of the best-loved pieces of cinema in history.

Clint began experiencing success as early as the 1950s, with his breakthrough part in television series Rawhide. He feels glad that he was always brimming with ambition, as he thinks that’s the way people need to be.

“Everybody has dreams and they want to do their best,” he explained. “I think having the ambition to do your best is important because otherwise mediocrity would rule.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 31, 2011, 06:08:05 AM
 "I don't know, I never say never, like James Bond or something."

" Clint Eastwood wants to be James Bond "

 Bangshowbiz bangshowbiz.com

 http://uk.news.yahoo.com/35/20110131/tmovies-clint-eastwood-wants-to-be-james-bon-c71d56c.html

 
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The 80-year-old actor-turned-director previously claimed 2008's 'Gran Torino' would be his last movie role, but he admits he could be tempted to come out from behind the camera if he was offered the right project.

He said: "I would act if the right role came along. But I'm not looking doe it because there are not that many great roles that would be something different for me to play, to conquer.

"I don't know, I never say never, like James Bond or something."

Clint also admitted working on his latest movie 'Hereafter' made him more conscious of his own mortality.

He added: "I've thought about it, certainly doing the project. I don't think dwell upon it in everyday life but, when I was doing the project, you start thinking about it.

"I guess I'm at the stage in life where I like stories I've never done before."

The screen legend also revealed he has considered retiring, but has no plans to do so.

He added: "I've thought about it a few times, but I think because I'm learning something new in the process, I enjoy what I do."

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 07, 2011, 08:33:23 PM
 " MANDELA, KENNEDY, EASTWOOD, AND ALBRIGHT AMONG ICONS SHOWCASED IN “WISDOM” PHOTO EXHIBIT "

 Los Angeles Premiere of Acclaimed Exhibit Featuring Large-Scale Portraits of 50 Legendary Leaders

 MOZAIC
 
 http://www.pitchengine.com/pitch/122207/

 
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Arts Brookfield will present the Los Angeles premiere of “Wisdom: Portraits by Andrew Zuckerman,” at the Bank of America Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. The exhibition is an extraordinary collection of photographs and interviews that capture the combined wisdom of legendary leaders including Nelson Mandela, Ted Kennedy, Willie Nelson, Billie Jean King, Clint Eastwood, Madeline Albright, Chuck Close, and others.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 12, 2011, 08:18:10 PM
 " Clint Eastwood tired of unoriginal movies "

 Clint Eastwood believes modern films lack originality

 By MusicRooms on 12/02/2011

 http://www.musicrooms.net/movies/26418-clint-eastwood-tired-of-unoriginal-movies.html

 
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The film legend has received major plaudits for his directing ability, as well as his acting skills over a 50 year film and television career. The 80-year-old has significantly increased his directorial output as he has aged, but remains determined not to dilute his productions in order to reach the lowest common denominator.

Asked if it’s more important for him to deliver entertaining movies rather than films with a message, Clint confirmed it was a delicate balance.

“It’s a combination. You’re trying to get the message over but you hope it’s done in an entertaining way. In my early days I did a lot of stories for the adventurous thing. But now I’m trying to make them for adults, hoping young people will appreciate the thoughts,” he told Total Film magazine.

Clint does believe however that the standard of film making has decreased over the years. He bemoans the lack of variety appearing in the cinema where film sequels and familiar storylines rule the roost.

“I miss the era I grew up in, where you had different subjects all the time and not every movie had to be a sequel or a remake,” he added.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 13, 2011, 07:10:24 PM
" Bernadette Peters ready to make first Reno stage appearance "

 By Mel Shields Bee Correspondent

 http://www.sacbee.com/2011/02/13/3393756/bernadette-peters-ready-to-make.html

 
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For the first time in a long time, excitement is building in Reno over the arrival of a star. She's never played the area. She's a true Broadway Baby, and the opportunity to see her may not pop up again anytime soon.

After all, the likes of Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Mandy Patinkin and other biggies of the Great White Way have played the area – once, and only once.

Bernadette Peters plays Monday night at the Grand Sierra as part of Reno's off-season Artown series.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 13, 2011, 07:26:58 PM
The ONLY thing relevant to Clint in the above story is the following:

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Actually, Bernadette Peters has been in Reno before, just not on stage. She filmed "Pink Cadillac" with Clint Eastwood downtown.

It's really not necessary to post every story THIS minor. But if you do, please quote whatever is actually relevant to Clint in the story and save everyone the bother of clicking.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 14, 2011, 07:50:58 PM

It's really not necessary to post every story THIS minor. But if you do, please quote whatever is actually relevant to Clint in the story and save everyone the bother of clicking.

I am sorry, KC !

If it's possible I would make the new thread.  For example " Recent news of Clint's costar and  the star of his movie"........
 
How will it be?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 14, 2011, 07:54:13 PM
No, it's OK here, but why not just post only the news items that tell us something about Clint, as well as his former co-stars?

If we posted every item about everyone he ever acted with, it would be very hard to find any actual news about Clint in this thread!

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2011, 07:28:21 PM
 " Producers Annabelle Gutman and Kimber Eastwood Sign a Deal for their Feature "Rapture" "

 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5066464.htm

 
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(PRWEB) February 15, 2011

Producers Annabelle Gutman of Royal 11 Films and Kimber Eastwood of Thunder Bay Entertainment have signed a film deal with Fantastic Films International, LLC for worldwide sales of their sci-fi feature film "Rapture", written and directed by Richard Lowry, executive produced by Johnny Ow. The film stars Dagmar Edwards, Blair Besten, DJ Rabiola and Sean Matic.

"Rapture" is a sci-fi thriller depicting an apocalyptic event that strikes suddenly, encompassing a global power blackout, and the ensuing extermination of the human race. This is the first feature film Eastwood (Clint Eastwood's first child) has produced. Eastwood worked with director Lowry on the Dark Horse Comics parody "Monarch of the Moon". "Rapture" fits into producer Gutman's intention to produce quality films with strong messages through her company Royal 11 Films. "I'm really excited about 'Rapture' and I'm hoping that the audience will be entertained and moved by the message of the film," says Gutman. "My role models have always been Steven Spielberg and James Cameron, because they believed in themselves... and I believe."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 15, 2011, 07:37:55 PM
Kimber, for those who don't recall, is Clint's daughter with Roxanne Tunis, born in 1964. She had a bit part in Absolute Power, and since then seems to have been working in the movies mainly as a makeup artist (sometimes as makeup department head).

We'll see if this project actually gets off the ground ... good luck to her, anyway!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 16, 2011, 08:06:34 PM
" Matthew Vaughn Seeks Retired Superheroes "

 By TIM ADLER in London | Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:33 UK

 http://www.deadline.com/2011/02/matthew-vaughn-seeks-retired-superheroes/

 
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EXCLUSIVE: Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class writer/director/producer Matthew Vaughn tells me that a major Hollywood studio is very keen to fully fund his next big project: The Golden Age about a retirement home where superheroes end up. And the title is also a reference to early comic books of the 1930s when Superman and Batman first appeared. It's based on the yet-to-be-published comic book written by Brit TV chat show host Jonathan Ross, who’s a huge comics buff. Vaughn is currently in LA editing X-Men: First Class for Fox, but tells me he wants to get actors attached to the new project before the script is written. His wish list is Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty to play the retired superheroes who help out their grandchildren when their middle-aged parent screw up the world.

Vaughn believes the success of The Expendables and Red shows that audiences are open to the idea of older action heroes. “You have these great star names and they’re mainly playing supporting roles now. I want to give them the lead again and let them have some fun.”

It’s not certain whether Vaughn's partner Jane Goldman, who has co-written X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass for Vaughn to direct, will be penning this one, though. Vaughn says he may hire other writers. And he may not direct it himself either. He may produce The Golden Age. Vaughn started out in life as Guy Ritchie’s producer and then turned director.

Turf, Ross’s gangsters-versus-vampires comic book drawn by Tommy Lee Edwards, is up to issue 3 in its 5-part series published by Image Comics. Fans had to wait 4 months between issues 2 and 3 though, so many assumed it had stopped being published. Sales fell off sharply, says London comics store 30th Century Comics. Ross is also involved in monthly UK comic-book magazine Clint, which is currently running Mark Millar’s Kick-Ass 2, his comic book sequel.

The idea of a retired superhero was first mooted in Frank Miller’s 1986 comic The Dark Knight Returns, which featured a 55-year-old Bruce Wayne who’s hung up his cape. And Working Title is developing a movie version of Kurt Busiek’s Astro City comic, which has a city full of retired masked crusaders.

 http://www.slashfilm.com/michael-vaughns-film-the-golden-age/

 http://screencrave.com/2011-02-16/matthew-vaughn-interested-in-directing-the-golden-age/

 http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/02/clint_eastwood_and_jack_nichol.html

 

 Is this a jork or not ?  :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 17, 2011, 06:56:47 PM
" Matthew Vaughn Seeks Retired Superheroes "


 " Vaughn Looks at GOLDEN AGE "

 Matthew Vaughn may stick within the Comic genre.

 By Jarrod Sarafin

 http://www.mania.com/vaughn-looks-golden-age_article_128523.html

 
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Vaughn's dream cast would include veteran icons like Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson playing some of the roles. That's not to say those two actors are even in talks to come on board, Maniacs, so much as Vaughn would want to bring in some aging A-list talent like them.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 18, 2011, 07:59:15 PM
" The House that 80-Year-Old Clint Eastwood Built "

 2/18/2011 12:00 AM PST by TMZ Staff

 http://www.tmz.com/2011/02/17/clint-eastwood-house-carmel-80-years-old-20-million-tmz-on-tv/

 
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Clint Eastwood has spent more than a year building a $20 million 15,000 square foot estate in Carmel, California ... but is a project that could take years to complete a good idea for an 80-year-old?

 (http://curbed.com/uploads/Screen-shot-2011-02-18-at-8.03.20-AM.jpg)

 http://curbed.com/archives/2011/02/18/clint-eastwoods-15000sqft-estate-is-coming-along-nicely.php

 

I think Eli Wallach would join them in that one! ;)


^^ Do not you think this Ranch to be just good as one scene of the above project?  :D

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 18, 2011, 08:13:41 PM
As the curbed.com link says ...

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We've posted the photo above, but if you'd prefer to watch a bunch of loud-mouthed millennials make fun of Eastwood about such a pursuit, please click on the TMZ link.

 ::)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Southern cat on February 18, 2011, 08:30:25 PM
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We've posted the photo above, but if you'd prefer to watch a bunch of loud-mouthed millennials make fun of Eastwood about such a pursuit, please click on the TMZ link.

Clint Eastwood is 110. (http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/surprised/eye-popping.gif)

 "Like WOW, like that's amazing, like has anyone seen my nail polish." (http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/angry/pullinghair.gif)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on February 19, 2011, 07:35:19 AM
Taste of Country (link (http://tasteofcountry.com/kellie-pickler-clint-eastwood-video/))
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Kellie Pickler Wants Clint Eastwood to Play the Love Interest in Next Video
By: Nashville Kat

Country star (and former ‘American Idol‘ contestant) Kellie Pickler is setting her sights on making a long time dream come true: having Clint Eastwood direct one of her videos and also double as her love interest in it.

“I would love for Clint Eastwood to direct one of my videos and be in it — my love interest!” she gushes to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Eastwood and Pickler met on the set of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ last October, where she ended up sitting on his lap, much to the 80-year-old actor’s surprise. ...
  ;)  ???  ::)
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 21, 2011, 06:06:26 PM
This news item was on Clint's IMDb page today:

Damon Can't Talk Soderbergh Out Of Semi-retirement (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000142/news#ni7909930)

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Matt Damon fears pal Steven Soderbergh is deadly serious about his plans to quit moviemaking and devote his life to becoming an artist - even he can't talk him out of his career switch.

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"I said to him, right after I did Invictus, 'Steven, I just finished a movie with a guy in his 70s (Clint Eastwood) who still charges out of bed every morning because he can’t wait to get to the set. He has a blast and is really loving it and he’s been doing it a lot longer than either of us.’

"And without a blink, Steven says, 'But Clint’s a storyteller. A great storyteller. I’m not interested in stories. I’m interested in form.'"
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 25, 2011, 08:24:03 PM
 " Johnny Depp Reveals His Favorite Superhero "

  by Adam Rosenberg in Marvel, News

http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/02/23/johnny-depp-namor-the-sub-mariner/

 
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"I was a rock ‘n’ roll kid, mainly, but prior to age 12, when the rock ‘n’ roll sort of took hold, I was a comic-book head," he said in an interview with Hero Complex. "I liked Sgt. Rock. And I loved the Sub-Mariner. I loved Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner."

Depp is in good company. Legendary actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood is also a fan, and has professed to wanting to take the superhero role in the past.

"Really, [Eastwood] like Namor? Wow. That's cool," said Depp upon hearing of the shared interest. "Namor is great. There was this strange double edge to the guy. And there was also something about living underwater that I liked a lot."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 26, 2011, 08:24:08 PM
 " Betty White, Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach among older actors still making movies for more mature audiences "

 John Petkovic, The Plain Dealer

 http://www.cleveland.com/movies/index.ssf/2011/02/betty_white_clint_eastwood_eli.html

 
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Clint Eastwood embraces his age

That's been the key to Clint Eastwood, who continues to crank out a film a year at age 80.

His embracing of age began with "Unforgiven," the 1992 Western in which Eastwood plays an aging gunfighter who sees the horror of violence and tries to come to terms with it. You see it even more acutely in "Gran Torino," a 2008 film in which he plays a retired autoworker who retains a vigilante streak Dirty Harry would be proud of.

"His films have become more moralistic, but not necessarily in a bad way," says John Ewing, director of the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque. "He's aware of his age and how the world is going."

Such themes are easier to explore as a director than an actor -- especially in Europe.

Ewing points to French filmmakers such as Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard, who came of age during the '60s New Wave and continue to make innovative films at advanced ages.

"Godard's later films might be more serene and have classical music in them," he says. "But they're still more revolutionary and innovative than films being made by younger filmmakers."

Then there's Manoel de Oliveira, who, at 102, is the oldest filmmaker going.

The Portuguese master started in the silent era and has made at least one film each year since 1990. He's been a favorite at the Cinematheque, which hosted a centennial birthday retrospective two years ago and will screen his latest film, "The Strange Case of Angelika," Friday-Sunday, April 15-17.

"His films continue to play Cannes, and his audience keeps on getting bigger," Ewing says. "He's the absolute paragon of vitality."

 
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Eli Wallach is still going strong

Eli Wallach isn't far behind.

His life story reads like a Hollywood who's who -- and he's writing new chapters at 95.

Over five decades, Wallach has appeared in more than 150 films, plays and TV shows. He's acted alongside Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Steve McQueen, Peter O'Toole, Eastwood and countless others. He's worked with Tennessee Williams, John Sturges, John Huston, Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan and Sergio Leone.

He's still working, most recently in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."

"Oliver Stone said, 'Just be yourself, Eli,' " Wallach told The Plain Dealer via phone from his home in New York. "So I started with the script, then I changed my lines and threw in some whistling."

It brought much-needed personality to an otherwise static script.

"I've always just been myself," Wallach says. "I got my big break with "Baby Doll" in 1956 and people just kept on calling me for more work."

Marilyn Monroe persuaded him to take a part alongside her in "The Misfits."

"How could I turn that down?" he said. "I've had the privilege to work with her and Clark Gable, Arthur Miller, so many people -- I keep losing all these wonderful, talented people that I've worked with."

Wallach might be the last of the Old Hollywood legends, but he is still working. Directors continue to call -- especially since his Honorary Academy Award in 2010 for a lifetime of work.

"I've got this big gold -- what do you call him, Oscar -- sitting here," he says. "And people want to work with me. And I enjoy working. So why not?"

Age? No problem.

"Oliver Stone wanted me to play an old guy in 'Money Never Sleeps,' " he says. "Well, I'm an old guy -- I can do that."

Age did cross his mind when Eastwood asked him to appear in the 2003 film "Mystic River."

"When he called, I asked, 'How many weeks?' " says Wallach. "When he said it was only for one day, I was like, 'That's good -- I think in terms of days, not weeks.' "

That's not to say that Wallach has ever pondered retirement.

After pausing to look up a clip, he reads something Williams once wrote.

"Tennessee was the greatest American playwright," he says. "And here's what he wrote about me: 'Eli has discovered the secret of pissing everyone off and he's happy.' "

OK, and the point?

"Well, I really enjoy doing that as an actor," Wallach says. "So I'll retire the day I die."

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 28, 2011, 08:29:31 PM
 " All the coming attractions for next year's big movie awards "

 By LOU LUMENICK Post Movie Critic

 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/all_the_coming_attractions_for_next_DVqRKxlfUBXuuGOFxvgydO?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME

 
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Here’s a far from complete list of other contenders for the 2011Oscars:

“J. Edgar” — Clint Eastwood’s decades-spanning biography of founding FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio), written by Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) reportedly focuses not only on Hoover’s controversial career but on his longtime, much-speculated private relationship with Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer of “The Social Network”).
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 28, 2011, 08:59:35 PM
" 'Unforgiven' wins top movie title "

 greatfallstribune.com  Written by Tribune Staff

 http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20110227/NEWS01/102270306/1002/rss

 
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Clint Eastwood laid another challenger to rest as "Unforgiven" emerged from the field of 64 Best Picture Oscar winners to take the crown as the Best Best Movie ever in the Tribune's online Silver Screen Scrap bracket competition.

Online readers narrowed the field down until only "Unforgiven" and "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," remained, but the fantasy picture was no match for the modern Western.

"Unforgiven" won by a tally of 557-508.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 06, 2011, 07:20:46 PM
" At Larry Edmunds Bookshop, movie memories have a long shelf life "

 By Jessica Gelt  Los Angeles Times

 http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-movie-books-20110305,0,6401894.story?track=rss

 
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Jeffrey Mantor, who has a sizable tattoo of Rita Hayworth on his left bicep and one of Anita Ekberg from "La Dolce Vita" on his right, is standing by a long row of beat-up filing cabinets containing thousands of headshots. When he begins pulling out pictures, it's as if he's reaching straight into the heart of Hollywood's golden age.

 
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Most collector requests are tamer, though. Actor Rodger Arlen was at the shop last month buying a poster for the Clint Eastwood film "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Arlen has been collecting Eastwood memorabilia for about 10 years.

"This is the place to find a good old poster," he says while standing by the cash register, a parade of bizarre humanity breezing past on the dirty boulevard outside the front door. "Original movie posters are addictive. They're like crack!"
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 06, 2011, 07:25:20 PM

 
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He has led a five-decade-long career as an actor, and is responsible for popularizing the use of the un-pure hero in Hollywood cinema. Starring in dozens of films, he remains a living legend, and remains the most iconic macho movie star to ever work in Hollywood. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down the Top 10 Movies starring Clint Eastwood.

 http://www.langleyadvance.com/videos/index.html?v=1771374657
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 06, 2011, 11:05:02 PM
The "Langley Advance" appears to be a twice-weekly newspaper in Langley, B.C., a place whose existence I was ignorant of until now. The video posted on their site is originally from this source:

http://www.watchmojo.com/index.php?id=9155
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 10, 2011, 01:47:17 PM
Clint has joined Brad Paisley on his new album.

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It's an instrumental track called "Eastwood," and Eastwood is the whistler. In real life, Eastwood is apparently nothing like the tense, brooding characters he tends to portray in films. In fact, Paisley has used the words "jovial" and "lighthearted" to describe him.

CMT (http://www.cmt.com/news/cmt-offstage/1659380/offstage-carrie-underwood-and-clint-eastwood-join-brad-paisley.jhtml)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on March 27, 2011, 06:38:25 PM
New York Times (link (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/business/27steal.html?src=busln))
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In Hollywood, a Decade of Hits Is No Longer Enough
By BROOKS BARNES
Published: March 26, 2011

FOR the last 12 years, Alan F. Horn’s movie operation has printed money for Warner Brothers, the largest of Hollywood’s studios.

Sure, there have been flops and missteps. But Mr. Horn, as Warner’s president and chief operating officer, has generally kept the studio on an unusually steady course by delivering hit after hit ...

Mr. Horn declined to single out a specific movie as a point of pride, but he did name the filmmaker with whom he was most pleased to work: Clint Eastwood.

“I have tremendous affection for Mr. Eastwood,” he said, displaying the kind of public deference that has traditionally been part of the business culture in the movie capital. “ ‘Gran Torino,’ ‘Unforgiven,’ ‘Hereafter’ — all terrific,” Mr. Horn said. “Oh, and you can’t forget ‘Invictus.’ ” ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 27, 2011, 08:34:30 PM
For Clint's take on the passing of Elizabeth Taylor, see Higashimori's post in the Celebrity Obituary Thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7923.msg184649#msg184649
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 01, 2011, 05:19:50 AM
Contact Music (link (http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/clint-eastwood-whistles-through-tribute-tune-on-brad-paisleys-new-album_1210642))
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Clint Eastwood - Clint Eastwood Whistles Through Tribute Tune On Brad Paisley's New Album
31 March 2011 22:12

Movie icon Clint Eastwood has been immortalised in a new Brad Paisley tune, which features the actor/director whistling.

The Dirty Harry legend also has a small spoken role on Eastwood, an instrumental that features a spoken introduction by Paisley's sons, Huck and Jasper, too.

The track will appear on Paisley's new album, This Is Country Music, alongside duets with Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton and collaborations with Sheryl Crow, Marty Stuart and members of country rock band Alabama.

Note: This is NOT an April Fool's joke.  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 01, 2011, 09:57:13 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^

That is something to look forward to.  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 01, 2011, 02:35:19 PM
Note: This is NOT an April Fool's joke.  ;)

If you scroll up this page you'll find I posted about Clint appearing on Brad Paisley's album back on March 11. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 03, 2011, 07:31:47 PM
^^ " Brad Paisley Duets With Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton on New Album "

 http://www.cmt.com/news/news-in-brief/1660978/brad-paisley-duets-with-carrie-underwood-and-blake-shelton-on-new-album.jhtml

 
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Actor-director Clint Eastwood has a small spoken role and also whistles on "Eastwood," a Western-styled instrumental that also features a spoken introduction by Paisley's sons, Huck and Jasper.

 Very interesting... Clint is a good whistle player.  He has already proved it in " Big Noise" of Kyle's CD album " Paris Blue" !!  8)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 03, 2011, 07:33:30 PM
^ Deja Vu. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 09, 2011, 05:33:00 PM
" Movie Boss Got Lucky After Passing On Million Dollar Baby "

 IMDB.com

 http://www.imdb.com/news/ni9380200/

 
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Departing Warner Bros. boss Alan Horn has revealed he initially passed on Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby - because he didn't think movie audiences would pay to see a woman fight.

The movie mogul, who retired last week, has opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about his 12 years as a studio boss, telling all about his hits and misses in Hollywood.

And he admits he got lucky with Eastwood's boxing drama, which picked up Best Actress, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor Oscars in 2004 - because he only got another look at the script when rival studios also passed on the film.

He recalls, "Clint came to me... He had not cast anybody. I read it and I thought, 'Well, I just don't see it... I don't know if women want to see a woman fight.' He said, 'I wouldn't want the studio doing anything that it's not comfortable with.' So he took it around town and did not get a taker.

He recalls, "Clint came to me... He had not cast anybody. I read it and I thought, 'Well, I just don't see it... I don't know if women want to see a woman fight.' He said, 'I wouldn't want the studio doing anything that it's not comfortable with.' So he took it around town and did not get a taker.

"He came back through his agent... who said, 'Would you kindly take another look at this...?'

"The movie killed me. I said, 'Does she have to die in the end?' Clint said, 'I'm afraid so.' I said, 'Does she have to bite her tongue off?' He said, 'That's the way we have to go.' I said, 'Does she have to lose the fight?'"

The success of the film, which starred Hilary Swank, taught Horn one major lesson: "No one knows anything." 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Gant on April 10, 2011, 02:20:25 AM
Clint knew...  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 18, 2011, 07:19:49 PM
 " Who is today's John Ford? "

 Bernie McCabe, a longtime reader, forwards this question from his chum Jim Mahoney, who hosts a film festival in North Jersey.

 http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/movies/Who-is-todays-John-Ford.html

 
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As the discussion of Grapes of Wrath developed last week, I found myself quoting some commentators to the effect that John Ford became the foremost Director of “Americana” themes of his day—the  Westward expansion of the “Grapes” paralleled the Westward expansion he depicted in his cowboy movies; the American as “loner” he also developed with John Wayne and others; he also got into the whole Indian business, among other notable themes. Then one of the folks asked, “So who’s the ‘Americana’-theme Director of our own day?”

 
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My top-of-head response was Clint Eastwood. From Bronco Billy through Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers and Gran Torino he's been interested, both in the nature of the nation and human nature of its citizens. Most of his movies as a director have been about  how average Americans adapt to changing times.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 19, 2011, 06:43:19 PM
^^ " OFFSTAGE: How Brad Paisley Recruits Duet Partners "

 CMT News

 http://www.cmt.com/news/cmt-offstage/1662188/offstage-how-brad-paisley-recruits-duet-partners.jhtml

 
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(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that's happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

You would think that someone as powerful as Brad Paisley would have people to do everything for him. And maybe he does. But when it comes to asking other celebs to sing with him on an album, he does it just like a regular person. He emails. Like when he wanted Clint Eastwood to whistle on a song called "Eastwood" on his upcoming album, Paisley told Billboard magazine he just emailed his wife Dina Eastwood. "I sent Dina an email and asked if Clint whistled, and she wrote back, 'Yes! He's a great whistler. Do you want him to whistle on something?'" he said. It was that easy. However, his new duet with Carrie Underwood on "Remind Me" started with a phone call. Paisley called her as he was writing the song. "I said, 'I promise it will be great, or we won't do it,'" Paisley said. He also calls Underwood a best friend and said they recorded the sad, sad, sad ballad of a love that's become "good, not great" at the guest house near Paisley's home.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 20, 2011, 07:14:30 PM
 " CLINT EASTWOOD has gone ahead and made TINIE TEMPAH's day. The film legend gave the rapper his seal of approval at Coachella at the weekend. "

 The Sun

 http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/3536454/Clint-Eastwood-makes-Tinie-Tempahs-day.html?OTC-RSS&ATTR=Bizarre

 
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After watching Tinie perform he went backstage and, despite being a man of few words, confessed he's a big fan.

Getting the nod from the director and producer must be what getting a call-up from GEORGE BURLEY feels like.

Four-time Oscar-winner Clint is a massive music nut and knows his stuff.

He's written lots of film scores and worked with JAMIE CULLUM on a few projects including his film Gran Torino.

A source said: "Tinie was blown away by Clint. To have such a megastar watch him play and then meet him is unreal. It's certainly a surreal time for him at the moment."

It's a pretty decent start for Tinie's first promo tour of the States. Single Written In The Stars is at No14 in their charts and Tinie said: "People in America are relating to what I'm saying.

"Thank you to the UK for hailing me up to this point. I'm going to go around the rest of the world, try my best and be back as soon as you guys need me."

Quantcast

As you can see, USHER and BGT judge DAVID HASSELHOFF also got in on the Clint and Tinie action backstage.

The Hoff was throwing some interesting shapes in the front row throughout Tinie's set.

    (http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01295/snf20biz2---6827_1295082a.jpg)

 
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It's a brilliant shot - even if it is The Good, The Bad and The Tinie.


 http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a315545/clint-eastwood-a-fan-of-tinie-tempah.html?rss
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Hemlock on April 26, 2011, 02:48:02 PM
Just come across of this bit of a news (hopefully it`s not an old one already  ???)

(http://i2.blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/images/uploads/thompson-on-hollywood/Morgan_FreemanAFI.jpg)

"The American Film Institute is honoring Morgan Freeman with their 39th Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gala Benefit on June 9 (airing on TV Land June 26) will host the following committee members to play tribute to Freeman:  Ben Affleck, Jim Carrey, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Ashley Judd, Helen Mirren, Mike Nichols, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Robert Redford, Tim Robbins, Steven Spielberg, Hilary Swank, Denzel Washington and Alfre Woodard."

http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/2011/04/26/afi_lifetime_achievement_award_to_morgan_freeman_committee_includes_pitt_ha/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 27, 2011, 05:36:59 AM
indieWire (link (http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/2011/04/26/afi_lifetime_achievement_award_to_morgan_freeman_committee_includes_pitt_ha/))
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AFI Lifetime Award to Morgan Freeman: Pitt, Hanks, Mirren, Nicholson, Eastwood To Pay Tribute
April 26, 2011 at 8:44am PDT
Anne Thompson

The American Film Institute is honoring Morgan Freeman with their 39th Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gala Benefit on June 9 (airing on TV Land June 26) will host the following committee members to play tribute to Freeman:  Ben Affleck, Jim Carrey, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Ashley Judd, Helen Mirren, Mike Nichols, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Robert Redford, Tim Robbins, Steven Spielberg, Hilary Swank, Denzel Washington and Alfre Woodard. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 27, 2011, 06:38:25 AM
Thanks, Hemlock and Dan. The AFI award was mentioned here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7063.msg167396#msg167396

... but I don't think that item mentioned that Clint would attend.

More on the AFI award here:

http://www.afi.com/laa/default.aspx
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 27, 2011, 01:11:40 PM
Thanks, Hemlock and Dan. The AFI award was mentioned here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7063.msg167396#msg167396

... but I don't think that item mentioned that Clint would attend.

More on the AFI award here:

http://www.afi.com/laa/default.aspx

KC, the LA Times article (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2010/10/morgan-freeman-to-getafi-award.html)  only mentions that Clint Eastwood was a previous recipient of the award.
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... Previous recipients include John Ford, James Cagney, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Mike Nichols, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Barbara Stanwyck, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and George Lucas. ...


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 27, 2011, 03:47:29 PM
True.

By the way, Hemlock had originally posted in the General Forum, and I merged it up to this thread (for those of you who might be wondering why the identical item was posted twice within a few hours in this thread).
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 01, 2011, 05:11:42 AM
Los Vegas Sun (link (http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/apr/30/rich-and-famous-attend-steve-wynn-and-andrea-hisso/))
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Rich and famous attend Steve Wynn and Andrea Hissom’s pre-wedding party
(http://photos.lasvegassun.com/media/img/photos/2011/05/01/scaled.AndreaClintSteveBH2_t653.jpg?214bc4f9d9bd7c08c7d0f6599bb3328710e01e7b)
Best man Clint Eastwood, center, with Andrea Wynn and Steve Wynn on April 30, 2011.

By Robin Leach (contact (http://www.lasvegassun.com/staff/robin-leach/contact/))
Saturday, April 30, 2011 | 3 p.m.

High winds didn’t dampen the fun and festivities of Steve Wynn (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wynn_(entrepreneur)) and fiancee Andrea Hissom’s pre-wedding white party at his Strip casino resort the Wynn last night. Several of the world’s richest men flew into town ...

Hollywood heavyweights included Steven Spielberg, Brett Ratner (who directed and produced Steve’s TV commercials to launch the Wynn and Encore), Jeffrey Katzenberg and Sylvester Stallone with wife Jennifer Flavin. Clint Eastwood will act as best man today, reprising the role Steve had when Clint wed Dina Ruiz. Senior Editor John Katsilometes covered Steve’s wedding press conference Wednesday at the Wynn in his The Kats Report. ...

More than 500 couples partied past midnight. Today’s civil wedding ceremony is a small, private affair in a chapel at Wynn. The celebration continues tonight with a black-tie party, followed by tomorrow’s farewell brunch. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 01, 2011, 07:59:56 PM
 " Kershner to sign ‘Bronco Billy’ book "

 http://www.idahopress.com/news/article_c88c4bcc-6bd6-11e0-aa7a-001cc4c002e0.html

 
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CALDWELL — Sandra Dee Kershner, a Caldwell native and researcher, has finished her book about Clint Eastwood’s 1979 filming of the movie “Bronco Billy” in Idaho.

Kershner will sign copies of the book, “On the Trail of Bronco Billy,” Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Our Memories Indian Creek Museum, 1122 Main St. in Caldwell.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 01, 2011, 08:03:51 PM

^^ " Brad Paisley to Give Fans “Country Music” One Day Early "

 By Sarah Wyland
 
 http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/04/28/brad-paisley-to-give-fans-country-music-one-day-early/

 
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This Is Country Music track listing:

1. This Is Country Music
2. Old Alabama (Featuring Alabama)
3. A Man Don’t Have To Die
4. Camouflage
5. Remind Me (Duet With Carrie Underwood)
6. Working On A Tan
7. Love Her Like She’s Leavin’ (Featuring Don Henley)
8. One Of Those Lives
9. Toothbrush
10. Be The Lake

11. Eastwood (Featuring Clint Eastwood)

12. New Favorite Memory
13. Don’t Drink The Water (Featuring Blake Shelton)
14. I Do Now
15. Life’s Railway To Heaven (Featuring Marty Stuart, Sheryl Crow and Carl Jackson)

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 15, 2011, 06:59:11 PM
 " 2 wheels good in Cannes entry 'Kid With a Bike' "

 AP

 http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110515/ap_en_mo/eu_france_cannes_kid_with_a_bike_4

 
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The film is powered by the performances of Thomas Doret as the angry, inarticulate but vulnerable Cyril, and Cecile de France — a Belgian actress best known to English-speaking audiences as a tsunami survivor obsessed by the afterlife in Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" — as Samantha.

The actress said Eastwood and the Dardennes had almost nothing in common — "apart from their talent, of course."

While Dardenne movies involve meticulous rehearsal and preparation, the American director "doesn't rehearse, he doesn't come when we are trying out the costumes, there's often just one take."

"Eastwood tries to put spontaneity in the film," she said. "He's looking for the magical instant. ... There's a huge adrenaline rush as a result. This energy is channeled into a very short, intense climax.

"With the Dardenne brothers, the same thing happens but it's much more spread out over time."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on May 19, 2011, 04:30:26 PM
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (link (http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/eveningnews/main3420.shtml))
May 19, 2011

Katie Couric had her last broadcast tonight. At the end of the broadcast, she included a five minute segment of her most memorable experiences during her five year tenure as the anchor for the CBS Nightly News. Towards the end of that segment Couric included her interview with Clint Eastwood. In the interview, she asked Eastwood to say, "Go ahead, make my day!" Clint agreed to her request.

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Katie Couric: A look back

On her last night as anchor of the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric takes a look back at some of her favorite moments and stories from the last five years.
Watch Video (http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7366646n)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 21, 2011, 07:49:18 PM
" Cecile De France on Clint Eastwood and the Dardenne Brothers  "

 Karin Badt

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karin-badt/cecile-la-france-interview_b_863822.html

 
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Cecile de France, the well-respected Belgian actress who recently starred in Clint Eastwood's Hereafter, spoke very calmly about her newest role, as a hairdresser in the Dardenne Brothers' The Kid with a Bike, which premiered this week in Cannes.

"I need three criteria to make a film," she said with a full smile, behind her sunglasses, her hair coiffed in blondish boyish spikes, as we sat poolside on the roofside terrace of the Marriott Hotel, the morning very bright and fresh. "To like the character, to work with great directors, and to love the story. When Dardenne or Eastwood call you, of course you say yes." She laughed. "Right away. I am not Brad Pitt, you know."

 
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What is the difference between Clint Eastwood and the Dardenne Brothers?

She laughed. "They're opposites. Clint Eastwood does only one take, and never rehearses. He captures the spontaneity of the first shot. He offers you total freedom. He never goes into the costume room for example. He trusts what we do."

And the Dardenne?

"The Dardenne look at every detail," She lifted up a water glass. "Every glass! They tell you exactly what to act, what emotion to express. Everything is under control. I couldn't improvise one syllable of my own. With Clint Eastwood, I even wrote up one of my own dialogues in a hotel room with a friend -- the one about Mitterand!"

Did she prefer one method to the other?

She smiled. "I am an actress. I do my job. I love my job. No, I do not prefer one to the other. With Eastwood, I could say it is cool to be free, but it is a responsibility. And with the Dardenne, it was right to renounce my freedom."

The major difference lay in how she approached each scene. "With Eastwood, I had to prove to him that I could do it in one take. I had to be emotional, sensitive, in charge, all in one take. An exciting challenge! I had to show Eastwood all my talent."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 31, 2011, 03:58:11 AM
" Carmel Art and Film Festival Announces Dates and Signature Artist "

 San Francisco artist Rex Ray to join independent filmmakers and art enthusiasts in a “Kaleidoscope of Ideas” October 12-16, 2011

 pitchengine.com

 http://www.pitchengine.com/pitch/148399/

 
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In 2010 the Carmel Art and Film Festival inaugurated the Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award. Intended to give Clint and Dina Eastwood wide latitude in selecting its recipient, the award may be given to a film, director, producer, actor, writer, composer or cinematographer. “You can’t talk about Carmel and film without talking about Clint Eastwood, so it seemed natural to create the Clint Eastwood Filmmakers Award,” said Tom Burns, festival founder. Burns, the publisher of ARTWORKS Magazine and Erin Clark, Emmy Award winning journalist turned art enthusiast and writer, established the Carmel Art and Film Festival as a 501(c) 3 organization to foster innovative filmmaking, contemporary art, contemporary music and thought-provoking photography.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 31, 2011, 04:07:29 AM
 " Hollywood screenwriter to hold Hawaii workshop "

 The Associated Press

  Link (http://washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/05/hollywood-screenwriter-hold-hawaii-workshop)

 
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Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Iris Yama$#!ta — who wrote the screenplay for "Letters from Iwo Jima" — plans to hold a workshop at the University of Hawaii on the business of screenwriting.

Yama$#!ta plans to discuss how to get a foot in the door in Hollywood, finding an agent and everything else required of a screenwriter once a film gets the OK to be made.

The workshop is scheduled for June 4-5 at Krauss Hall on the Manoa campus. The cost to attend is $200.

Yama$#!ta was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for "Letters from Iwo Jima," which was directed by Clint Eastwood.

The film also received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Sound Editing. It won for Best Sound Editing.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 31, 2011, 05:01:23 AM
 " Cajun-style fiddler Tom Rigney named Sacramento Jazz Jubilee emperor "

 By Carla Meyer

 http://www.sacbee.com/2011/05/27/3658029/cajun-style-fiddler-tom-rigney.html

  (http://media.sacbee.com/smedia/2011/05/26/21/5W27JUBILEEJMP.embedded.prod_affiliate.4.jpg)

 
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He will be the guy who looks like Clint Eastwood, wearing the sash proclaiming him 2011 Emperor of the Festival.


 
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Rigney has been told he looks like Eastwood, a musician and composer himself, "about every day for the past 25 years," he said.

He met Eastwood at a flood-relief benefit in Monterey, after an event organizer, excited by the resemblance, rushed Rigney over to meet the actor and director.

"He was in a conversation, and he sort of thrust me into his line of vision," Rigney said. Eastwood responded with signature laconic charm, Rigney recalled.

"He said, 'Geez, the family is bigger than I thought!' "

   

:D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 02, 2011, 06:45:08 PM
" Ellie Goulding shocked by Eastwood meeting "

 Cover Media

 http://ph.omg.yahoo.com/news/ellie-goulding-shocked-eastwood-meeting-063000153.html

 
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Ellie Goulding was lost for words when Clint Eastwood told her he was a fan of her music.

The 24-year-old singer has been travelling around America recently to promote her songs and performed at the world famous Coachella music festival when Clint revealed he was sorry to miss her set.

Despite his kind words, Ellie admits she was too nervous to speak to the Hollywood star.

“I met Clint Eastwood at Coachella,” she explained. “I didn’t have the guts to go up to him but someone else did and suddenly I’m in a picture with Usher, Clint and The Hoff! How weird is that?

“Clint was like, ‘I’m really sorry I missed your set.’ That was totally brilliant.”

During her stay in the US, Ellie even had the honour of performing on the prestigious television show Saturday Night Live.

“I was excited and that helped with my nervousness. But all the cast popped by to say: ‘Hi.’ I feel lucky that it was my first experience of American stardom,” she told British magazine Star.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 02, 2011, 06:50:21 PM
" Jazz Musician of the Day: Lennie Niehaus "

 All About Jazz  Published: 2011-06-01

 http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=82198

 
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All About Jazz is celebrating Lennie Niehaus' birthday today!

Featured alto sax soloist and arranger for the famous Stan Kenton Orchestra, he has also recorded several albums of his own with jazz greats Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Hampton Hawes and more. Lennie has also been composer for numerous Clint Eastwood\'s films including Pale Rider, Unforgiven, The Bridges Of Madison County, Absolute Power, True Crime, Space Cowboys, and Bird...Featured alto sax soloist and arranger for the famous Stan Kenton Orchestra, he has also recorded several albums of his own with jazz greats Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Hampton Hawes and more. Lennie has also been composer for numerous Clint Eastwood\'s films including Pale Rider, Unforgiven, The Bridges Of Madison County, Absolute Power, True Crime, Space Cowboys, and Bird

 Happy Birthday, MR. Lennie Niehaus !   :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 07, 2011, 04:19:50 AM
PR Newswire (link (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/clint-eastwood-helen-mirren-sidney-poitier-mike-nichols-matthew-broderick-rita-moreno-and-many-more-among-those-honoring-legendary-actor-morgan-freeman-at-the-39th-afi-life-achievement-award-ceremony-123262773.html))
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Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick, Rita Moreno and Many More Among Those Honoring Legendary Actor Morgan Freeman at the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award Ceremony

Honor Takes Place At Historic Sony Pictures Studios Thursday, June 9, 2011 At 7:00 p.m.

Show Premieres On TV Land Sunday, June 19, 2011 At 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AFI and TV Land announced today that Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Matthew Broderick and Rita Moreno are among the luminaries in film who will pay tribute to Morgan Freeman, the 39th AFI Life Achievement Award recipient.  AFI will present its highest honor for a career in film to Freeman in Los Angeles on June 9 at Sony Pictures Studios.  "TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman" will air on TV Land on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Eastwood, Poitier and Nichols are all past AFI Life Achievement Award recipients.   

Clint Eastwood, who received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1996, has worked with Morgan Freeman many times over the years with extraordinary results, in films such as "Unforgiven," the Oscar®-winning "Million Dollar Baby" and "Invictus." ...

The black-tie event will take place on historic Stage 15 at Sony Pictures Studios, where "The Wizard of Oz," "Grand Hotel," "Spiderman" and other classic movies were filmed.  The stage will be transformed into an elegant ballroom to honor the storied career of Morgan Freeman.  Proceeds from the AFI Life Achievement Award Gala directly support the Institute's national educational programs and the preservation of American film history.  ...

Please log onto tvlandpress.com (http://www.tvlandpress.com/) for up-to-the-minute information, press releases and photos.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 07, 2011, 06:30:58 AM
The Sydney Morning Herald (link (http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/kyle-eastwood-and-his-honkytonk-dad-20110607-1fq3u.html))
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Kyle Eastwood and his Honkytonk dad Laura Barnett
June 7, 2011 - 11:58AM

As Clint's son, Kyle Eastwood has some big shoes to fill - but when it comes to jazz he is very much his own man.

When Kyle Eastwood was eight, his dad took him to the Monterey jazz festival, near their California home. It was an attempt to pass on his own love of jazz, and it worked. Kyle was so in awe of the musicians he saw - Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughan, the Count Basie Big Band - that he decided he wanted to learn the piano.

And so his dad obliged. In fact, he began to teach Kyle himself. He was, after all, an accomplished pianist who once considered becoming a jazz musician, although it's hard to believe that today, as arguably the world's best-loved actor and director, Clint has many regrets. And, as the son of Clint, Kyle didn't just get to watch the Monterey musicians - he got to meet them, too. "They were very nice," Kyle remembers, "but I was just a kid running around. It was only later that I realised how important they were."

Now 42, Kyle is a jazz musician himself - a bass player, composer and band-leader whose albums and shows have been critically acclaimed. One critic talked of his "formidable modern technique . . . performed with grace and feeling", while another praised his ability to assemble "myriad influences into an engaging sonic journey". ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 08, 2011, 05:59:45 PM
 " Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood defy Hollywood's youth bias "

 By Shawn Levy Portland Oregonian

 http://www.cleveland.com/movies/index.ssf/2011/06/woody_allen_clint_eastwood_def.html

 
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Growing old in the American movie business -- particularly if you work behind the camera -- is not for sissies. And yet an unlikely pair of filmmakers have managed it magnificently: Woody Allen, the 75-year-old legend whose 41st theatrical film as director, "Midnight in Paris," opening in Cleveland Friday, and Clint Eastwood, newly 81, whose iconic acting career has apparently come to an end even as he is directing his 32nd feature. The incongruous pair -- the nebbishy, anxious New Yorker and the macho, taciturn cowboy -- have defied Hollywood's youthful bias through steadfast, careful patterns of filmmaking, turning out new movies regularly for decades and defying the notion that the film business is wasted on the young.

 
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Success allows Eastwood

to explore new areas

 Eastwood's budgets are higher than Allen's: His smash hit "Gran Torino" cost a humble $33 million, while his twin World War II epics, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima," cost a combined -- and bargain-basement -- $109 million. But, as with Allen, the steadiness of his ticket sales has allowed him to continue to make new films about things that engage him: new genres, new stars and such recurrent personal themes as the psychological and emotional cost of violence or the polarizing impact of racial hatred. Like Allen, Eastwood has found enough interest in this familiar material to make it worth his while to get out of bed and go to work on it each morning -- and, quite often, to make it worth an audience's efforts to pay to see the results.

In a movie culture in which technological innovation is sold as artistic progress and social network chatter smothers interpretive debate, it might sometimes seem laughable when old cats such as Allen and Eastwood roll out new works: "Oh, them again?" (Or should that be "still"?)

And, truth be told, the pair aren't necessarily making movies as powerfully as they regularly did in their past. But at a certain point, Allen and Eastwood, like previous filmmakers of advanced years, seem content with the knowledge that they are working no longer for the public -- present or future -- but for themselves. There are movies they want to make, stories they want to tell, jokes or moments they want to capture, and they need to keep going at a healthy clip if they're going to get around to them.

If there are aspects of, say, "Midnight in Paris" or "Gran Torino" that are less compelling than others, if the craft feels a little rushed or undercooked in places, consider that the men who made them are probably in an understandable hurry to finish and move on to the next project. As Yeats -- whom both Allen and Eastwood have name-dropped in recent works -- warned, they don't have eternity in which to clap their hands and sing.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 10, 2011, 05:59:53 AM
The Washington Post (link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/clint-eastwood-helen-mirren-others-fete-morgan-freeman-at-afi-life-achievement-ceremony/2011/06/10/AGPzfKOH_story.html))
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Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, others fete Morgan Freeman at AFI Life Achievement ceremony

By Associated Press, Updated: Friday, June 10, 5:27 AM

CULVER CITY, Calif. — Standing on the soundstage where Fred Astaire once danced and Dorothy skipped down the yellow brick road, Morgan Freeman accepted the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.

Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier, Helen Mirren, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Robbins and Forest Whitaker were among the stars who feted Freeman during a ceremony Thursday at Sony Studios, former home of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The storied Stage 15 — which AFI Chair Sir Howard Stringer said was once graced by Astaire and Judy Garland in film — was transformed into an elegant ballroom, its walls draped in red and gold and dotted with giant framed photos of Freeman, whom Poitier introduced as “a prince of the craft of acting.”

In a room filled with hundreds of his colleagues and friends, Freeman listened to star after star share what they admire about him and his work. The 74-year-old Oscar winner sat at the head table near the center of the room, beaming.

...

Eastwood presented Freeman with the star-shaped AFI award, calling him “the greatest actor.”

“He is the most effortless person to be around and to act,” Eastwood said. “I don’t know if it’s proper to love another man, but this is as close as I’m going to get to it.”

Freeman appeared truly humbled. ...

The AFI ceremony will air as a special on TV Land on June 19.

___

Online:

http://www.afi.com

http://www.tvland.com
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 10, 2011, 06:42:31 AM
^ Antonis posted a very nice picture from this event in the Clint Pics thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4617.msg189588#msg189588
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 16, 2011, 07:55:28 PM
" Morgan Freeman reflects on acting career "

 By Susan King  Los Angeles Times

 http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/06/15/1100508?sac=Life

 
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LOS ANGELES - Morgan Freeman is neighing like a horse recalling one of his earliest "acting" memories.

"I always was an actor," said the 74-year-old who won the supporting actor Oscar for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby." "I didn't become an actor; this is what I was meant to do. I remember an incident when I was 5 years old. I had a friend, and we used to play different kinds of games."

One day in rural Mississippi, Freeman and his friend were playing horse and buggy. "What you do is that you get a clothes line and wrap it around yourself if you are the horse," he said. "My friend was the driver, and we would go through the town. This lady, Mrs. Hackman, saw us running out there in the sun and said, 'Why don't you come in and drink some water?' "

Freeman never broke character. When she gave him a cup of water, Freeman stuck his head in the cup and drank like a horse, neighing between gulps. "She said 'What in the world are you doing?' I said, 'I'm a horse, Mrs. Hackman.' "

 
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Clint Eastwood, who has directed the actor in some of his greatest roles, including "Million Dollar Baby," believes that Freeman's experience and professionalism always shine through.

"I used to watch him on 'Electric Company' when my son was very young," Eastwood recalled. "He's danced onstage. He's sung onstage. He comes completely prepared. You don't have to go to any great lengths to make him extra comfortable. He's just right there and ready to go - you could shoot rehearsals with him."

Zwick said Freeman has a "moral authority in his life and in his work. His presence is both commanding and subtle. He also has an enormous gratitude for the opportunities he has had. In my experience, people who have knocked about and really paid their dues have a great and sometimes greater appreciation for the privilege of getting to do things."

Freeman is now most closely associated with his work with Eastwood - they first paired in Eastwood's 1992 best-picture Western "Unforgiven," in which he plays a retired gunfighter who teams with Eastwood's former killer, then "Million Dollar Baby" and "Invictus."

Eastwood said the two would run into each other over the years and talk about their love of Westerns (Freeman cites "High Noon" as a favorite). "He said, 'If you need somebody to ride along with you, give a yell,' " Eastwood said.

After one of their conversations, Eastwood took the script of "Unforgiven" out of a desk drawer. "I started looking through it, and I started to think this character would be perfect. I called him up and asked if he wanted to do it, and he said yeah. I said, 'Don't you want to read it?' And he said, 'No. I'm ready.' He loves horses, and when we were in Alberta, Canada (shooting), every second he wasn't working on the show, he was out on a horse, even doing rodeo things on the weekend."



 http://www.telegraphindia.com/1110617/jsp/entertainment/story_14122215.jsp
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 19, 2011, 06:41:24 PM
" Morgan Freeman not retiring any time soon "

 UPI.com

 http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Movies/2011/06/19/Morgan-Freeman-not-retiring-any-time-soon/UPI-29141308496242/

 
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LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman says he'll be getting back to work after receiving a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

The velvet-voiced star of classics such as "Shawshank Redemption" and "Driving Miss Daisy" was feted at a gala presentation ceremony that was taped for airing Sunday night on TV Land.

He told The Washington Post last week that being honored for a lifetime of work doesn't mean his lifetime of work has been completed.

"It's kind of like, hey, you've done your thing, now sit down," Freeman said. "I'm not quite ready to do that."

Freeman, 74, said he was friends with three other AFI award winners, Clint Eastwood, Sidney Poitier and director Mike Nichols, who "didn't sit down after they got one."

"So I don't have to worry too much about it," he said.

Freeman credited his long career on Broadway with laying the groundwork for a successful jump to Hollywood and for developing a stage voice that is "a soundman's dream."

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 19, 2011, 06:47:18 PM
 " AFI honors Morgan Freeman: Vote for his greatest role "

 by Jeff Labrecque

 http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/06/19/afi-honors-morgan-freeman/

 
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Freeman is one of our most beloved actors, and he’s still going strong. Ten days ago, the American Film Institute honored him with a Life Achievement Award at a ceremony that will air on TV Land tonight at 9 p.m. Certainly, there will be clips of Shawshank, and Driving Miss Daisy, and Unforgiven, and Million Dollar Baby, and Seven, and Glory, and on and on and on. But what is his greatest role? His colleagues were naturally split on the subject, when asked on the red carpet. “Street Smart,” said Samuel L. Jackson. “He was one mean pimp.”

 
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“Invictus,” said Clint Eastwood, who also happened to direct that film. “He didn’t even have to act in that one because everybody thought he was Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela even thought he was Mandela. He was born to play that particular role.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 25, 2011, 05:06:43 PM
Cape Cod Times (link (http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110625/LIFE/106250303/-1/NEWSMAP))
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Paul Haggis discusses screenwriting
 
Paul Haggis became the first screenwriter to craft back-to-back best picture Oscar winners.
Associated Press File
By MOLLY DRISCOLL
mdriscoll235@gmail.com
June 25, 2011

... Haggis spoke Friday on a variety of topics, including his beginnings as a TV writer ("The Love Boat"!), his collaborations with Clint Eastwood and tips on screenwriting. ...

Matthews also asked Haggis about working with Clint Eastwood, whom Haggis has collaborated with on several films, including the Oscar-winning "Million Dollar Baby." Haggis said he was constantly amazed by the speed at which Eastwood put out movies — never more so than when Eastwood approached him to write "Letters From Iwo Jima" while they were still filming Haggis' screenplay for "Flags of Our Fathers."

"This is insane," Haggis said of his reaction to Eastwood's proposal. "You're trying to do two movies at once. Act like you're 70, go away."

Haggis said he learned a lot about empathy as a screenwriter while he was working on the screenplay for "Iwo Jima," which focuses on the Japanese side of the World War II battle.

"You can't judge your protagonists," Haggis said of writing the script for the film. "You can't judge anybody in your screenplay, but you certainly can't judge your heroes." ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 30, 2011, 06:07:25 AM
During this YouTube interview, Joel Cox talks about his career, how he became Clint Eastwood's editor and his experience receiving the Academy award for Unforgiven. He also reflects on working on Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. Note: It may be difficult to hear parts of the interview because the audio levels are quite low.

4YOURREVIEW
28 June 2011

pt 1 joel cox
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4IVRO7Ezoc

pt 2 joel cox
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBQeNpE4Gc8
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 30, 2011, 06:59:39 PM
 " Brad Paisley and David Archuleta set to rock Stadium of Fire "

 The Daily Herald Newspaper

 http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/music/article_602b99e4-6025-5643-83d8-178a288d0bc1.html

 
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Clint Eastwood won't be at Stadium of Fire this year, but Paisley did convince the iconic movie star to assist him with "This is Country Music" -- the octogenarian tough guy does some whistling on the instrumental track "Eastwood." Paisley said that he loved the fact that Eastwood was "willing to goof around with me," and that the movie star was refreshingly ego-free.

So will Eastwood be returning the favor with a role for the country singer in one of his upcoming movies? "I greatly doubt it," Paisley said. "He hasn't called."


 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 13, 2011, 06:54:24 PM
This TV program was a litle old but....

 " TV tonight: The AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman "
 
 By Alex Strachan

 http://www.canada.com/entertainment/movie-guide/tonight+Life+Achievement+Award+Honoring+Morgan+Freeman/5045411/story.html

 
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Roger Ebert once called him America's greatest living actor, but to Morgan Freeman, that kind of praise is a little embarrassing -- gauche, even -- and not why he became a performer.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 13, 2011, 07:02:34 PM
 " Celebrating the Living Legends of Jazz "

 Ralph A. Miriello

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ralph-a-miriello/living-jazz-legends_b_889397.html

 
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Last July 4, I decided to assemble a list of some notable musicians, arrangers, impresarios and singers in the world of jazz who had passed their 70th birthday. Many are thankfully still with us, enabling us to formally acknowledge and take a moment to revel in their past accomplishments.

 
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Composer/Arrangers/Producers :

Don Sebesky, arranger/trombone and Milcho Leviev (73),Quincy Delight Jones, composer/arranger/ trumpet (78), Claus Ogerman conductor/arranger, Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, composer/director/pianist (81), Clare Fischer Composer/arranger/pianist/organist (82), Lennie Niehaus, composer/arranger/saxophonist (82), Bill Holman, arranger/composer/saxophone (84), Johnny Mandell, composer/arranger and Gunther Schuller composer/conductor/French horn (85), Orrin Keepnews, producer (88), George Avakian, producer (92)

My sincere best wishes for a happy and healthy Fourth of July to all of you and thank you for your tireless contributions to the music we all love.

PS: A great big thanks to the wonderful photographers and fellow JJA members Fran Kaufman http://frankaufman.com/and John Abbott http://johnabbottphoto.com/ for graciously allowing me to use their amazing images for this years list.

 That's a great list.  O0    Hoping their longevity...... ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 13, 2011, 07:06:02 PM
^ Very nice to see Clint on a list like that! Thanks, Higashimori!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 13, 2011, 07:07:10 PM
 " Clint Eastwood’s Son Will Make Your Day "

 Richard Lawson

 http://gawker.com/5820968/clint-eastwoods-son-will-make-your-day

 
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Clint's former model son Scott has gotten a new acting gig, meaning he's poised for stardom! Also today: Ted Danson makes an odd choice, the glorious rise of Wendi McLendon-Covey, and some sneaky Canadians.

 
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So the casting news is that Scott Eastwood, son of grizzled old lawn-protector Clint Eastwood, has been cast as the male lead, alongside Lost's Tania Raymonde (RIP Alex), in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Blah blah, that movie will assuredly be for jerks, that's not the important part. The important part is GOOD LORD SCOTT EASTWOOD. I do feel lucky, punk! He is unforgiven for not dating me right now. I'd like to see the bridges of Scott Eastwood county. (?) Uh, I'd pay a million dollars, baby! Dirty, hairy, I don't care! I'd like to paint his wagon. Etc. Continue writing Clint Eastwood movie-based love letters to Scott Eastwood in the comments if you like.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Christopher on July 13, 2011, 07:12:01 PM
^That's some interesting casting news for Scott Eastwood. Lawson's writing is rather interesting too. :D
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 13, 2011, 07:18:49 PM
Here's the link to the original Deadline item Lawson is referencing. It has a rather more ... sober version of this news morsel:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/scott-eastwood-revs-up-texas-chainsaw-massacre-3d/

And a better picture of Scott:

(http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Scott_294_20110713191207-199x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 13, 2011, 10:37:07 PM
Here's the link to the original Deadline item Lawson is referencing. It has a rather more ... sober version of this news morsel:

http://www.deadline.com/2011/07/scott-eastwood-revs-up-texas-chainsaw-massacre-3d/

And a better picture of Scott:

(http://www-deadline-com.vimg.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Scott_294_20110713191207-199x300.jpg)

Scott looks more like his dad than Kyle does.  I hope Scott lands some better roles soon.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 14, 2011, 05:30:37 AM
Scott is like Clint, Brian, but have you seen Kyle?    When he walks on stage for a second you can see Clint.  I think people look different when you see them in front of you and not in pictures.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Aline on July 14, 2011, 06:53:18 AM
Scott looks more like his dad than Kyle does. 

I always noticed that too. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 20, 2011, 08:03:20 AM
Scott is like Clint, Brian, but have you seen Kyle?    When he walks on stage for a second you can see Clint.  I think people look different when you see them in front of you and not in pictures.

Oh sure, I've seen Kyle.  Of course, he resembles his dad, too.  I just noticed that between the two, Scott looks morel like Clint than Kyle does.

Kyle reminds me of Clint in The Beguiled here.

(http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2010/09/07/2012833344.jpg)

Not a strong likeness here, a side view.

(http://geezermusicclub.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/ke.jpg)

Nor here.  Kyle is on the far right, with Scott standing next to him.

(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/93888986.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921CC759DF4EBAC47D0A338A4448BC85501297775022298FB93D7FBDFC597EABA25E30A760B0D811297)

As I view these, I see a much stronger resemblance with Scott than Kyle.

(http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/94114476.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF878921CC759DF4EBAC47D03357736A129E7E20F63C8CDBD8B4636014E43BCF1AD1D2BBE30A760B0D811297)

Especially here.

(http://whogottherole.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Scott-Eastwood-250x300.jpg)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Gant on July 20, 2011, 09:50:08 AM
So Clint likes a drop of white wine....  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on July 22, 2011, 05:48:52 AM
Scott is like Clint, Brian, but have you seen Kyle?    When he walks on stage for a second you can see Clint.  I think people look different when you see them in front of you and not in pictures.

I see.  That's true, my observation is from photos only.  I agree there could be a difference when seeing them in person.  What's funny is I think Alison looks more like Clint than Kyle, too...   ;D :D ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 23, 2011, 10:33:39 PM
Thanks, Hemlock and Dan. The AFI award was mentioned here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7063.msg167396#msg167396

... but I don't think that item mentioned that Clint would attend.

More on the AFI award here:

http://www.afi.com/laa/default.aspx

Aussie viewers with access to the Bio cable channel can catch this AFI Award to Morgan Freeman this Thursday at 9pm. AEST. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on July 26, 2011, 02:23:33 AM
Hartford Courant (link (http://www.courant.com/hc-jennifer-lahmers-column-0726,0,6985976.column))
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Clint Eastwood's Golf Course Was The Perfect Wedding Setting (http://www.tehamagolfclub.com/index.cfm/meetings_and_events.htm)
Jennifer Lahmers (http://www.courant.com/hc-jennifer-lahmers-column,0,4308377,bio.columnist)
July 26, 2011

A lot of people have asked me why Jamie and I chose to get married in northern California. I just tell them it's one of those places you take with you after one visit. The wedding was at the Tehama Golf Club (http://www.tehamagolfclub.com/) in Carmel, and I remember my first visit there.

We drove eight miles past warped, twisted Monterey pines and California desert before we made it to the clubhouse (http://www.tehama-carmel.com/amenities/clubhouse.php). The club has only 250 members nationwide so when you visit it's an intimate experience.

Clint Eastwood owns the joint, and I wish I had known that before I bumped into him one morning at the pro shop. Look if you're meeting a big-time celebrity you need to prepare yourself.

Do I call him Clint? Mr. Eastwood? Do I tell him I love his movies? When is the last time I breathed?

He turned out to be a very nice man, gregarious and charming as I imagined he would be. I was also happy to know my seeping hands didn't make that bad of an impression. Year after year we returned, and no one seemed to mind.

So here we were, three years later, back at our favorite place in the world and just hours away from saying "I do." ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 29, 2011, 07:41:29 PM
 " "Mystic River" author says his characters lure actors "

 Martin Roberts, Reuters

 http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/9935624/mystic-river-author-says-his-characters-lure-actors/

 
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GIJON, Spain, July 28 (Reuters) - "Mystic River" author Dennis Lehane attributes the success of his books on the silver screen to his characters, which he says attract the attention of good actors.

Clint Eastwood's film version of "Mystic River" was nominated for the 2004 Oscar for Best Picture, Ben Affleck filmed "Gone, Baby, Gone" and Lehane admits a deal with Martin Scorsese for "Shutter Island" drew the envy and admiration of other writers.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 04, 2011, 06:32:27 PM
 " Citizen Cannes: the Man Behind the Cannes Festival "  By Gilles Jacob

 Reviewed by Colin MacCabe

 http://www.newstatesman.com/books/2011/08/cannes-festival-film-jacob

 
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Although the reader learns a little of this institution-building, the book is, above all, a succession of stories. In my favourite, our star- struck narrator is sitting at the best table at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles with Clint Eastwood. No sooner has Clint agreed to be president of the jury for that year's festival than a major earthquake strikes LA. Everybody dives under the table and becomes hysterical - except for the Man With No Name, who remains seated and imperturbable, as though nothing untoward is happening. When the terrible noise and shaking of the earthquake subsides, the first sound to break the silence is Clint's: "Check, please."

  8)
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 12, 2011, 05:42:52 AM
Wall Street Journal (link (http://blogs.wsj.com/developments/2011/08/11/auction-prompts-concern-at-eastwoods-carmel-development/))
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August 11, 2011, 3:12 PM ET.
Auction Prompts Concern at Eastwood’s Carmel Development.
By Laura Kusisto

A rare chunk of Clint Eastwood’s 2,000-acre exclusive ranch near Carmel, Calif. is going on the block. But local brokers are concerned it will deal a blow to property values in the coveted development.

Norman Waitt, co-founder of Gateway Inc., of the ubiquitous cow-spotted computer boxes, is selling his 15.4-acre home site in the gated Tehama community at an auction scheduled Aug. 31. ...

Mr. Eastwood, a native of Northern California, bought the lower portion of the property in the 1960s and purchased the rest about 15 years ago. Of the 90 lots, 57 sold before the recession, according to Mike Jashinski, of Sotheby’s International Realty, the broker for the development. (A spokesman for Mr. Eastwood referred questions to people involved directly with Tehama.) ...

Mr. Eastwood has chosen to take the 33 lots that he still owns off the market until conditions improve, according to Mr. Jashinski. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 19, 2011, 08:17:42 PM
 
 ^  " Part Of Clint Eastwood's California Ranch Is Set For Auction "

 John E. Miller

 http://www.businessinsider.com/part-of-clint-eastwood-california-ranch-is-set-for-auction-2011-8

 
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From the 1955’s Revenge of the Creatures to directing Changeling in 2008, Clint Eastwood has had one of the arguably one of the most storied careers as an actor and director in Hollywood. However, many fans are unaware that Mr. Eastwood’s fame extends beyond the silver screen to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.


 " Would You Like to Own a Prime Piece of Clint Eastwood's Tehama? "

 by Sally Kuchar

 http://sf.curbed.com/archives/2011/08/19/would_you_like_to_own_a_prime_piece_of_clint_eastwoods_tehama.php

 
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Do invite us over for a picnic.

  8)

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 21, 2011, 12:38:31 AM
 " Warner Bros. Surpasses $2 Billion at the International Box Office "

 Posted by JED

 http://showbiznest.blogspot.com/2011/08/warner-bros-surpasses-2-billion-at.html

 
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Burbank, CA, August 18, 2011 - Warner Bros. Pictures International has crossed the $2 billion threshold at the international box office, as it gears up for a fourth quarter that includes such highly anticipated releases as Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, George Miller’s Happy Feet Two, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, and Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve, among others. The Division hits this benchmark for the fourth time. The announcement was made today by Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on September 02, 2011, 05:58:06 AM
San Francisco Chronicle (link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/09/01/PKQS1KRR7D.DTL))
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Chronicle reporter's desk has part in 'Contagion'
Benny Evangelista, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, September 1, 2011

If there were a Kevin Bacon game for office chairs, I'd be one butt removed from actor Jude Law. And for that matter, Clint Eastwood. ...


When I was still a business reporter for the Oakland Tribune, two production members for the 1999 crime drama "True Crime" visited the newsroom. They were immediately attracted to my desk, which at one point was so messy, the fire marshal ordered me to clean it up. They took numerous photos.

The movie was filmed in another building, and Eastwood's character - a womanizing Tribune reporter trying to clear a Death Row inmate - sat in a newsroom that looked far nicer than the real one.

But I recognized pieces of my desk decor - the blue chair, teeming file folders leaning over and ready to fall, stacks of telephone books and paper piled shoulder high. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 07, 2011, 04:41:20 AM

" Bid to play golf with Clint Eastwood in Ojai "

  By From staff reports

  http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/sep/05/bid-to-play-golf-with-clint-eastwood-in-ojai/?partner=yahoo_feeds

 
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Organizers of the second annual Michael Bolton and Dave Mason Celebrity Golf Classic have announced that Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood will participate in the golf tournament on Saturday and has an opening in his group of four players that will go to the highest bidder.

An online auction, with bids starting at $3,000, is under way at http://tinyurl.com/42r3f4s. Bidding ends at 8 p.m. Thursday.

The Celebrity Golf Classic at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa is a fundraiser for The Michael Bolton Charities, which supports at-risk women and children.

The event begins with a golf tournament at 10 a.m., followed by receptions at 3:30 and 6 p.m.


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 20, 2011, 04:25:04 AM
 " Monterey Jazz Festival 2011: A Game Plan "

 By Pamela Espeland

 http://www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2011/09/16/140538936/monterey-jazz-festival-2011-a-game-plan?ft=1&f=1039

 
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4 p.m., Dizzy's Den: Jazz on the Screen: A Conversation with Clint Eastwood and Wendell Pierce. The festival's single largest jolt of media star wattage, all talking about jazz at the movies. Writer Ashley Kahn hosts. You know you want to at least peek in.

 
 " Monterey Jazz Festival still kickin' at 54 "

 Sonny Rollins, Next Generation Jazz Orchestra, music from HBO's "Treme," the Pizzarellis (Bucky, John and Martin) and Seattle musicians were all highlights of the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.

 By Paul de Barros  Seattle Times jazz critic

 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/musicnightlife/2016254004_cr20monterey.html?syndication=rss

 
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A fascinating discussion of jazz on screen with "Treme" actor Wendell Pierce and festival board member Clint Eastwood added spice to the gumbo, with Eastwood revealing that his casual conversation with a Warner Bros. executive convinced the studio to give the green light to the great jazz film " 'Round Midnight."



Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 20, 2011, 04:30:54 AM

" Spywitness: Maria Shriver, Nancy O'Dell, Teri Hatcher and others gather at Clint Eastwood's golf club to help Best Buddies "

 By Jenny Peters, Special to the Daily News

 http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_18901858?source=rss

 
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"When I was going through my own challenges this year, I got a note that said, 'Maria, you will never be left out. You will always have friends at Best Buddies,"' the former first lady of California recalled Sept. 9, as the annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge weekend kicked off at Clint Eastwood's ultra-exclusive Tehama Golf Club in Carmel.

 (http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site200/2011/0915/20110915__spy_clint.JPG)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 22, 2011, 08:52:04 PM
GQ Magazine: "Leo & Clint Eastwood Go Mano A Mano".  Should make for an interesting read.  Will probably be better than the movie.

(http://lifeandgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/leonardo-dicaprio-gq-2011-480x650.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 22, 2011, 09:03:12 PM
GQ Magazine: "Leo & Clint Eastwood Go Mano A Mano".  Should make for an interesting read.  Will probably be better than the movie.

(http://lifeandgossip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/leonardo-dicaprio-gq-2011-480x650.jpg)

This news was already posted in the appropriate thread, here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8284.msg195504#msg195504

And here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8284.msg196012#msg196012

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 10, 2011, 07:14:21 AM
 " Film Fest Gleams Mysterious This Year "

 By A. O. SCOTT

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/movies/new-york-film-festival-includes-a-sneak-preview.html?_r=1

 
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In its 49th incarnation, well into respectable middle age, the New York Film Festival has experienced a growth spurt and a burst of youthful energy. The Film Society of Lincoln Center, which hosts the festival, expanded its footprint last summer, with the opening of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, a street-level miniplex across West 65th Street from the lofty terrace of the Walter Reade Theater. The festival’s offerings have expanded accordingly, with more classic films and retrospectives, a new documentary program and a larger selection of Views From the Avant-Garde, in addition to the 27 features in the main slate.

 
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Gala screenings have been added beyond the traditional opening, centerpiece and closing-night events. And on Monday night there will be a sneak preview of an as-yet-unannounced film described as “a major work in progress by a master filmmaker” at Avery Fisher Hall.

Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar”?

Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”?

The next “Twilight” installment?


 http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2011

 http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2011/blog/nyff-sneak-october-10-at-7pm

 
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UPDATED: NYFF Sneak! October 10 at 7PM!

Posted by on 10.6.2011

Ticket

We've added a film to the 49th NYFF! It's a movie that no one has seen yet!

The New York Film Festival is proud to announce that for the second time in our 49 year history, we have the privilege of presenting a work in progress from a master filmmaker. The film is due to be released in theaters this year.

We hope you will join us at Avery Fisher Hall on Monday, October 10th at 7PM.

Film Society of Lincoln Center Members can purchase tickets now. Tickets are $16 for members and can only be purchased in person at the Avery Fisher Hall box office only. Please present your membership card at the time of purchase. Limit 2 tickets per person.

Tickets for non-members can be purchased in person at the Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall box offices for $20 beginning Friday, October 7 at 9:30AM. Limit 2 tickets per person.

The Avery Fisher Hall box office hours are:

Today, October 6: 10AM - 8PM
Friday, October 7: 9:30AM - 6PM
Saturday, October 8: 10AM - 6PM
Sunday, October 9: 12PM - 6:30PM
Monday, October 10: 12PM until showtime
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 10, 2011, 05:37:05 PM
Since the above reference to J. Edgar was nothing more than the journalist's playful speculation, I've merged the post with this thread. The sneak preview feature was Martin Scorsese's Hugo, in 3-D, yet.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118044191

Confirmed by recent tweets from the festival.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on October 15, 2011, 04:28:39 AM
ABC News (link (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/clint-eastwood-as-vp-george-h-w-bush-considered-it/))
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By Devin Dwyer
Oct 14, 2011 1:06pm
Clint Eastwood as VP? George H.W. Bush Considered It

George H.W. Bush, trailing Democrat Michael Dukakis in the heat of the 1988 presidential campaign, briefly but seriously considered Hollywood renaissance man Clint Eastwood to be his running mate, a former Bush aide says.

The revelation comes from more than 350 hours of audio interviews with 50 senior officials from the George H.W. Bush administration released today by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center and Bush Presidential Library Foundation.  The decade-long oral history project documents the life and times of the 41st presidency.

“When we were way behind. Honestly, [Eastwood] was suggested in not an altogether unserious – Well, he was a mayor. He was a Republican mayor,”  former Bush campaign chairman and Secretary of State James Baker said.

Eastwood served one term as mayor of the conservative ocean side community Carmel, Calif., from 1986-1988.

“Anyway, it was shot down pretty quick. But we were looking at an 18-point deficit,” Baker said, suggesting the campaign was looking for a boost from its VP choice. Bush, who also considered Sen. Dan Quayle, R-Ind.; Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan.; Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo.; and Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y., ultimately settled on Quayle.

Fox News.com (link (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/14/hw-bush-ordered-cia-to-review-cheneys-iraq-targets-tapes-show/))
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H.W. Bush Ordered CIA to Review Cheney's Iraq Targets, Tapes Show
By James Rosen
Published October 14, 2011

... In another interesting detail, Bush's 1988 presidential campaign briefly considered signing on tough-guy actor Clint Eastwood as a running mate, the tapes show. Bush ultimately went with then-Sen. Dan Quayle. ...

James A. Baker III, who served as the elder Bush's 1988 campaign manager and secretary of state, was interviewed twice for the project, once in January 2000 and again in March of this year. In the first session, Baker discussed the slate of Republican politicians whom then-Vice President Bush considered tapping as his running mate for the 1988 election. Besides Quayle and a few individuals whose names were widely speculated as contenders for the spot -- Robert Dole, Jack Kemp, Alan Simpson -- Baker also disclosed that a surprise choice was considered -- legendary actor Eastwood.

"When we were way behind," Baker said. "Honestly, it was suggested in not an altogether unserious (way).

"He was a Republican mayor (of Carmel, California). Anyway, it was shot down pretty quick," Baker laughed. "But we were looking at an 18-point deficit." ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 17, 2011, 07:42:32 PM

^^ Would Clint know this revelation with us?  Or would he always know it?

 " Vice President Clint Eastwood? "

 George Bush 1 once considered Clint Eastwood as a viable running mate.

 Betty Nguyen reports. cbs video news.

 http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7384808n
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on October 17, 2011, 08:55:50 PM
The idea that Clint Eastwood was considered as Vice President in a "not altogether unserious way" is one of the stupidest and most ridiculous things I have heard in recent political history. Clint Eastwood was mayor of a small town for two years. In what way does that qualify him to be a heartbeat away from the presidency of the United States? I love Eastwood as much as anybody, but there are certain things he is not qualified to do, and being Vice President of the United States is one of them. This is so ridiculous. I can't even believe this was considered in any way. Does anybody disagree with this?!?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 18, 2011, 01:18:33 AM
Calm down, AKA ... it was something mentioned in passing by a couple of politicos, twenty-three years ago. And as Baker says, "it was shot down pretty quick." Though I'm not sure some of the people who have actually been nominated for the vice presidency were any more qualified.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on October 18, 2011, 06:47:56 AM
Calm down, AKA ... it was something mentioned in passing by a couple of politicos, twenty-three years ago. And as Baker says, "it was shot down pretty quick." Though I'm not sure some of the people who have actually been nominated for the vice presidency were any more qualified.

I'm plenty calm, KC. It just unnerves me when politicians make calculations about the fate of the nation with the political consequences in mind, instead of soberly evaluating whether their proposed action is good for the country. This is, in my mind, yet another example of this tendency, and I viscerally react against it. That's yet another reason why I don't think I'd succeed in politics, even though I have a great interest in it, because all of my decisions would be made on what I authentically believe is best for the nation, and my actions would be in view of its welfare, not a cleverly calculated political ploy designed to curry favor with special interest voters so I could be voted in for the next election.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 18, 2011, 07:01:28 PM
Once again, this was twenty-three years ago, and judging by the context, it was meant more or less as a joke in the first place.

Just how many of the current declarations by any of the candidates for office (for either party) do you reckon are made because of "sober" evaluations about "whether their proposed action is good for the country"? No, don't answer that ... No politics on this Board, please! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on October 18, 2011, 08:59:56 PM
Just how many of the current declarations by any of the candidates for office (for either party) do you reckon are made because of "sober" evaluations about "whether their proposed action is good for the country"? No, don't answer that ... No politics on this Board, please! ;)

I'd say not many. You are pointing out exactly what I referenced in my post. That's the entire problem with our political system, or one of the main ones at least. This quotation, and the sentiment behind it, are part of that same problem. Without getting into politics, because I know this is not a political board, I wish there were more sobering evaluations about whether proposed policies are in fact good for the country. Without that, we have a whole bunch of people making policies, or advocating for them, based almost entirely on their own political interests, and not in view of what is good for the nation. That's why Congress has an 11% approval rating, and in my view, it is deserved.

I will leave it at that.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 20, 2011, 06:33:12 PM

 "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly composer coming to Perth "

 STEPHEN BEVIS, The West Australian

 http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/entertainment/a/-/arts/10518177/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-composer-coming-to-perth/

 
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Ennio Morricone, the Italian film composer behind The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, will lead an orchestra and massed choir in the Swan Valley in February.

Morricone, who turns 83 next month, will conduct the music best associated with the "spaghetti westerns" of Clint Eastwood as part of his first Australian tour during the Perth International Arts Festival.

More than 200 performers from the WA Youth Orchestra and local choirs are expected to be on stage for the concert at Sandalford Estate on Sunday, February 26.

Since finding fame through his score for the Sergio Leone westerns A Fistful of Dollars in 1964 and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly in 1966, Morricone has created music for more than 400 films by such directors as Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone and Pedro Almodovar.

He has won two Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1997.
Tickets ranging from $149 to $69 go on sale through perthfestival.com.au or Ticketek to Friends of the Festival at 6pm on November 2 and to the wider public on November 7.

 http://www.perthfestival.com.au/

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 28, 2011, 07:40:47 PM

 " Roberta Flack brings here sweet music to Modesto "
 
 By Lisa Millegan Renner

 
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MODESTO -- Clint Eastwood made Roberta Flack's day — perhaps even her career.

 http://www.modbee.com/2011/10/26/1921341/roberta-flack-brings-here-sweet.html

 
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If the actor/filmmaker hadn't stumbled across her song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," Roberta Flack might never have become a music star.

She was an unknown when Eastwood decided to put the ballad in his 1971 movie "Play Misty For Me." It soon became a gigantic hit, spending several weeks atop the charts.

 
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"I was flabbergasted," said Flack, who will perform at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto on Nov. 6. "I had been singing in a club for a year before that happened."

Flack, now 74, went on to record several more 1970s hits, including "Killing Me Softly," "Where is the Love" and "The Closer I Get to You." "Killing Me Softly" became a hit again in 1995 when it was rerecorded by Lauryn Hill with The Fugees.

"That has become a song that is responsible in the hugest way for my current success and my ability to come to Modesto and perform," Flack said.

She is grateful that she was able to record so many songs that touched people. "I think God has given me a special gift for finding songs that tell stories," she said.

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 13, 2011, 10:43:44 AM

 " Morgan Freeman earns DeMille Award at Globes "

 AP

 http://news.yahoo.com/morgan-freeman-earns-demille-award-globes-175719722.html

 
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman is taking home a new prize — a lifetime-achievement honor at the Golden Globes.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Wednesday that Freeman will receive the group's Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 69th annual Globes ceremony on Jan. 15.

The 74-year-old Freeman is a five-time Oscar nominee who won the supporting-actor prize for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby." Freeman's Oscar nominations include best actor for 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy," for which he won a Golden Globe.

Freeman made his big-screen debut as an extra in 1965's "The Pawnbroker," and his film work remained modest over the next two decades.

His big successes early on came in theater, which brought him a Tony Award nomination for 1978's "The Mighty Gents," and television, where he was a regular for six years on the children's show "The Electric Company."

Freeman's big-screen career took off with 1987's crime drama "Street Smart," which earned him his first Oscar nomination. Among his credits since then are "Glory," ''Unforgiven," ''The Shawshank Redemption," ''Bruce Almighty" and its sequel, this year's family hit "Dolphin Tale," and the current "Batman" franchise, including next summer's "The Dark Knight Rises."

DeMille Award winners are chosen by the board of directors for the foreign press group, which includes about 90 reporters who cover Hollywood for overseas outlets.

The DeMille Award went to Robert De Niro a year ago. Other past winners include Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood, who directed Freeman in "Million Dollar Baby."

Hollywood's second-biggest movie awards after the Oscars, the Golden Globes will air live on NBC.

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Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 13, 2011, 10:50:29 AM

" November 12: Clint Eastwood's Directorial Debut 'Play Misty for Me' Released "

 By Eric Shirey | Yahoo! Contributor Network

 http://movies.yahoo.com/news/november-12-clint-eastwoods-directorial-debut-play-misty-192100794.html

 
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Forty years ago today, Clint Eastwood gave us a taste of his directorial talents for the first time ever. He also helped launch a new line of psychological thrillers that concentrated on women taking revenge on men who spurned them. "Play Misty for Me" hit theaters in 1971 and put Eastwood on the map as more than just a ruggedly handsome actor who could play cowboys.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 21, 2011, 01:10:03 AM

 " Garrow's Law star Alun Armstrong looks back on his Hollywood career "

 EXCLUSIVE by Will Payne

 http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/2011/11/19/garrow-s-law-star-alun-armstrong-looks-back-on-his-hollywood-career-115875-23574238/

 
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“In 1990 I was working on White Hunter Black Heart in Zimbabwe with Clint Eastwood,” explained Alun. “We were shooting a scene in a boat at the top of Victoria Falls and the engine cut out.

“It was just the two of us and we couldn’t radio for help because the walkie talkies had been turned off so they didn’t interfere with the sound equipment.

“It was a pretty hairy situation, but Clint, just turned to me as cool as anything and said, ‘So what do you fancy Al? The crocodiles or the falls?’ It was an amazing moment.

“Eventually the crew came out with a dingy and towed us away so we didn’t have to face either.”

Alun added: “Clint was a very nice man to be around. One thing I’ll always remember is that his favourite drink was Newcastle Brown Ale.

“He got a case sent over during filming and we were having a drink one evening and he said, ‘Al, do you fancy a beer?’ and I replied, ‘oh, that’s made where I’m from, I’m from Newcastle’.

“I started telling him about it and that they had a special ward in Newcastle General Hospital for people who had over indulged, which he was really interested in.

"He knew it was my birthday coming up and he saved me a bottle and gave it to me on the day, which was a nice touch.”


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 13, 2011, 06:11:09 AM
Hitfix (link) (http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/awards-campaign/posts/director-angelina-jolie-jokes-she-stole-it-all-from-clint-eastwood)
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Director Angelina Jolie jokes she 'stole it all from Clint' Eastwood
'In the Land of Blood and Honey' filmmaker on taking the big step behind the camera

By Gregory Ellwood Monday, Dec 12, 2011 5:11 PM

... Sitting down to chat about "Blood and Honey" late last week in Los Angeles, in an interview you can see embedded at the top of this post, Jolie was more than happy to discuss who influenced her already impressive and confident style.

"I stole it all from Clint," Jolie jokes. "I think certainly as an actress there have been many experiences where I realized, 'This is helping me.' 'This is not helping me.' With Clint, I learned from him, certainly is -- it's a family.  There is no bad energy on set. There are no people fighting.  He works with great people because he knows they are great at what they do. He lets them do their thing and he steps back and everyone becomes a family that respects each other and works happily together. Him and Michael Winterbottom I pulled a lot from in the way he works with actors and the kind of freedom that he gave me when I worked with him. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 05, 2012, 08:45:19 PM

" A FISTFUL OF ACORNS: Clint Eastwood Befriends Squirrel "

 We officially have our first “Adorable Animal Friendship” story of 2012, and no, it’s not Daily Mail photos of a baby otter being raised by a single dad puppy in a tiny business suit – Clint Eastwood has apparently befriended a squirrel on the Warner Bros. movie lot:

 By Dan Hopper

 http://www.bestweekever.tv/2012-01-04/a-fistful-of-acorns-clint-eastwood-befriends-squirrel/

 
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Clint Eastwood is obsessed with a squirrel called Lola.
The ‘J. Edgar’ director came across his furry friend on the Warner Bros. movie lot in Los Angeles, California, and now insists on leaving the door of his office open when he is working so that Lola can stop by whenever she wants.
A source said: “Clint leaves the front door open whenever he’s inside working so Lola can come and go. He gets a kick out of watching her and always keeps a bag of shelled peanuts on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in case she gets hungry. Clint would be so upset if Lola disappeared. He enjoys her company.”

 
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Cuuuute!!! And it’s from a ‘source’ on the website Contactmusic.com, so it’s definitely accurate. Plus it’s fun to imagine that Eastwood and Lola have developed the same friendly, racist banter as Kowalski and his barber pal from Gran Torino (“Heyyy, what’s up you bushy-tailed acorn-sucking park rat?” Squirrel gives him the finger.)

 
 

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 05, 2012, 09:11:29 PM
The "squirrel story" looked like this when it appeared in the USA Today interview about J. Edgar last November:

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Peanut shells occasionally litter Clint Eastwood's office carpet.

Eastwood doesn't eat peanuts. Neither does his staff, which keeps his quarters on the Warner Bros. lot immaculate. The mess belongs to Lola, a squirrel Eastwood lets roam his office and ransack a bag he leaves open on the bottom of a bookcase. She comes through the front door, which Eastwood also leaves open.

Security has tried to evict Lola with traps and pellet guns, Eastwood says. But no one has said a peep to him about the studio policy that bans animals unless they're acting. "If you do something long enough," Eastwood says, surveying his office, which now is free of shells, "people let you do your thing."

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Eastwood stretches and heads to the office door, where Lola has led another squirrel to his steps. "She always comes back," Eastwood says. "She knows I'm here, doing my thing."

http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/story/2011-11-08/j-edgar-clint-eastwood-leonardo-dicaprio/51129058/1
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 07, 2012, 10:02:23 AM
^^ Awwwwwwwwww
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 20, 2012, 08:44:26 PM

" Nationwide Red Cross Blood Drive Honors 100 Years of Scudder Family Contributions "

 Clint Eastwood Among Famous Scudders

 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120120005191/en/Nationwide-Red-Cross-Blood-Drive-Honors-100

 
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Scudder Association (www.scudder.org), which boasts more than 500 Scudder family members throughout the world, is organizing a national blood donor drive to honor one of its founding members, Dr. John Scudder III (1889-1970), whose advances in preserving blood before WWII helped to save many lives on the battlefield.

Starting with the Association’s Inaugural Centennial Celebration at the Yale Club of New York on January 21, 2012, Scudders across the country will begin organizing blood drives and donating blood to the Red Cross (www.redcrossblood.org) as part of National Blood Donor Month.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 20, 2012, 09:37:06 PM
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"Nationwide Red Cross Blood Drive Honors 100 Years of Scudder Family Contributions"

Clint Eastwood Among Famous Scudders

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120120005191/en/Nationwide-Red-Cross-Blood-Drive-Honors-100

And here is the relevant quote:

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Current celebrities with Scudder ties include Clint Eastwood, Dinah Merrill, and US presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.

I have no idea what Clint's "Scudder ties" could be. There is no Scudder listed in the index of either Clint Eastwood by Richard Schickel or Clint by Patrick McGilligan, which contain the most detail about Clint's family background of the biographies I've seen.

Perhaps Clint was once thinking of filming one of the books about the greatest Scudder of them all ...

http://www.thrillingdetective.com/scudder_matt.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 24, 2012, 08:28:24 PM

" LDS Film Festival holds 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon "

 http://goo.gl/SHJzn

 
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In Hollywood circles, Clint Eastwood is renowned for masterminding and following tight shooting schedules, which means that he can sometimes complete principal photography on one of his films in just a couple of weeks. At the LDS Film Festival, on the other hand, that's child's play.

In addition to showcasing the latest feature films and short films made by, for and about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the festival issues an open challenge every year to filmmaking wannabes: Do you have the stuff to write, shoot, edit and deliver a finished film (with a running time of no more than 3 minutes) in just 24 hours?

Go ahead, filmmakers: Make the festival's day. The 24-Hour Filmmaking Marathon is open to teams of five or fewer filmmakers. Cash prizes are awarded, and all finished films will be screened during the festival Jan. 25-28 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.

The 2012 24-Hour Competition is set to begin Friday at 10 a.m. at the SCERA Center. For additional information about the contest, visit ldsfilmfestival.org online.

-- Cody Clark
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 24, 2012, 08:40:12 PM

 " Morgan Speaks About His 'Quiet Love Affair' With Eastwood "

 WENN

 http://www.imdb.com/news/ni21564068/

 
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Morgan Freeman has spoken of his "quiet love affair" with longtime collaborator Clint Eastwood, hailing the Dirty Harry star the best director of our time.

 
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And Freeman really started to see the magic of Eastwood when they worked together on acclaimed western The Unforgiven.

He added, "It was like we'd been doing it forever. It was just that easy. He was very fast and very, very easy to work for and work with. And so that started it (the partnership).

"He's no nonsense, he's very quick. He's got a lot of talent... When we (the producers and I) started developing Invictus we said, 'Well who should we get to direct?' and I said, 'I can only think of two people: Clint and Eastwood.' So we called him and he said yes.

 
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"All three of these episodes have just been nothing but pleasure for me. I have this great admiration for him as a man, and as a talent, I know how I feel about Clint Eastwood, and I know why I feel the way I do about him. It's just a quiet love affair."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 24, 2012, 08:51:16 PM
^ "Acclaimed western The Unforgiven," eh? Not so acclaimed that the writer can bother to get the title right, though ...  ::)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 24, 2012, 09:12:17 PM
I've moved the last few items posted in this thread to the "Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)" thread in the News Forum. That includes one of my own posts!  :o

But once again: This thread is intended to be only for Eastwood references in popular culture, like when he is quoted in a movie or a book, or a character remembers something that happened in an Eastwood movie. Or when someone parodies an Eastwood movie poster in publicity for another movie ... Things like that.

And if you're not really sure which thread it goes in, just remember: There is no law that says EVERY item on the Internet that mentions Clint Eastwood HAS to be posted on this Board!  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 01, 2012, 08:46:00 PM

 " Clint Eastwood, Kate Beckinsale Among Honorees For the 14th Costume Designers Guild Awards "

 by THR Staff

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/clint-eastwood-kate-beckinsale-costume-designers-guild-awards-286399

 
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The Feb. 21 event honoring excellence in film, television and commercial design will also pay tribute to Marlene Stewart, Lou Eyrich and Deborah Hopper.

 
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Clint Eastwood and Kate Beckinsale are among the honorees at this year's Costume Designers Guild Awards.


The awards gala, in its 14th year, will also recognize costume designers Marlene Stewart, Lou Eyrich and Deborah Hopper for their contributions to the entertainment industry.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 01, 2012, 09:20:43 PM
^ Or rather, Eastwood and Hopper are being honored jointly for their collaboration. (Why would Clint by himself get an award from a bunch of costume designers?)

From the above Hollywood Reporter link:

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Eastwood, meanwhile, is to receive the the Distinguished Collaborator Award along with Hopper for their work on more than 16 films including Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.

If there's only one trophy, I hope Clint lets Hopper keep it. He has enough hardware on his mantelpiece already. ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 15, 2012, 05:19:20 PM

" More belated backstory;  The controversial Clint Eastwood Super Bowl commercial was partially filmed in New Orleans."

 By Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune

 http://www.nola.com/tv/index.ssf/2012/02/tv_linkzilla_daily_the_belated.html

 
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The controversial Clint Eastwood Super Bowl commercial was partially filmed in New Orleans.
According to the Wieden+Kennedy ad agency that produced the commercial, the scene of a father dropping his child off at school was shot at St. Rita Catholic School, 65 Fontainebleau Drive.
A driving shot of trees in front of the sun was shot in the neighborhood near St. Rita’s.
A freeway shot was captured on a Pontchartrain Expressway bridge near the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
Eastwood’s portion of the ad was filmed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The YouTube version of the Eastwood ad has had more than 9.1 million views. Watch it here.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 16, 2012, 06:32:51 AM
I think we have heard and read enough about this commercial.
I can't help saying "Does it really MATTER where it was shot?" The commercial is out there now and most people have seen it. As for this site I think we can lay it to rest now. The above post does not really concern Clint and his part in the commercial other than the shooting site. It is really time to put it to bed.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 16, 2012, 07:43:55 AM
^ Agreed. Thank you, Lin.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on February 16, 2012, 11:17:30 AM
I found this to be really amusing. It's an article detailing five reasons that Clint Eastwood should run for President!

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/prop-zero/Clint-Eastwood-Al-Franken-Chrysler-Advertisement-139190494.html

I still don't think Eastwood is qualified for any kind of national office, but I thought the writer did a nice job of presenting a case in a humorous and interesting way.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 20, 2012, 09:03:16 PM
I think we have heard and read enough about this commercial.
I can't help saying "Does it really MATTER where it was shot?" The commercial is out there now and most people have seen it. As for this site I think we can lay it to rest now. The above post does not really concern Clint and his part in the commercial other than the shooting site. It is really time to put it to bed.

^ Agreed. Thank you, Lin.

^^ Clint's scene in this place is very interested for me, a place where to able to imagine enough a scene of the following movie; "Trouble With the Curbe".  I am sure that it was not hazard where Clint chose that place.
I cannot get tired even if I hear this great narration by Clint's great voice repeatedly! It consider this ad; for me that it to be as just Clint's simple short film of a lesson of life!!
And it is more important for me that I can understand as a little on Clint's philosophy of life by his talk and his last
interview to concerning it ad; that I regret and am sad a lot that I am deprived to share them with many of his fans.  :(
Though, it's none of my business of it ad;  the American football and the U.S. politics........It was great experience and very excited to watched that more than 100 peoples followed me and watched  the article the other day after when I posted an article to 'Clint's Super Bowl ..... '  thread which now locked!!

Because this article was a series of the Super Bowl advertisement, I hesitated to posting here two articles for a few days; this one and above one that AKA has posted........
 
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Posted by: AKA23

I found this to be really amusing. It's an article detailing five reasons that Clint Eastwood should run for President!

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/blogs/prop-zero/Clint-Eastwood-Al-Franken-Chrysler-Advertisement-139190494.html


 Then, I do posting this one today.

 " Clint Eastwood explains himself at Pebble Beach "

 Canadian comedic legend ponders how annual meeting with the crew from CBS will go

 Rick Moranis:

 http://globeandmail.golfcanada.ca/?articleId=2335025

As you know, Clint himself says repeatedly that the politicalement is not included at all in that !!!   Clint always answers with humor for a noisy review.   And this ad; will be continued talking about for a long time from now on.  Anyway, this was really very good choice of Clint!.......I think.....


EDIT BY MODERATOR: I have removed the quotations from the two allegedly humorous articles linked to in this post. Anyone interested can click the links. Neither story contains any actual remarks by Clint Eastwood.

As we said in the thread about the Super Bowl commercial, any new remarks on this topic by Eastwood himself are certainly worthy of posting here. That doesn't include the attempts of various humorists to satirize the matter. For things like that, it is enough to give a link, just as AKA did, above.
   
   
   

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 20, 2012, 09:23:34 PM

 For the President day!!

 with Video;

 " Clint Eastwood We Haven't Had a Great President Since Truman!! "

 BY TMZ STAFF

 http://www.tmz.com/2012/02/20/clint-eastwood-president-obama-george-bush-truman/#.T0LyX4fml2w

 
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Clint said he was a big fan of Washington and Lincoln and then asked, "You mean in our life time?"

Eastwood then explained, "I think Truman because he got mad at the people who bum wrapped his daughter."

But then Clint dropped the DISS -- saying, "We haven't seen one for a while."

 http://www.kctv5.com/story/16976089/clint-eastwood-harry-truman-makes-his-day

 http://www.observer.com/2012/02/clint-eastwoods-favorite-president-was-truman-not-obama-video/




Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on February 21, 2012, 01:29:55 AM
"Bum" er ... "wrapped"?   :o

I'm sure Clint said "rapped." But who expects TMZ reporters to know English?

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 22, 2012, 09:34:22 PM
" Clint Eastwood, Kate Beckinsale Among Honorees For the 14th Costume Designers Guild Awards "

 by THR Staff

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/clint-eastwood-kate-beckinsale-costume-designers-guild-awards-286399

 



^^ Should this article have made a Newtopic ?

 " Costume Designer Guild Awards "

 by Elizabeth Snead

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/fash-track/cdg-awards-rooney-mara-jane-lynch-clint-eastwood-serape-293817

 
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Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood and his long-time costume designer Deborah Hopper were also honored for their 20 films in 28 years of collaboration. They’ve already teamed up again for Clint’s next film, Trouble with the Curve, about a baseball scout who takes his troubled daughter on the road with him.

 

  (http://mercphotos.slideshowpro.com/albums/044/363/album-306716/cache/019.sJPG_900_540_0_95_1_50_50.sJPG?1329955226)

   
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Actor Ken Watanabe speaks onstage during the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards With Presenting Sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
   http://photos.mercurynews.com/2012/02/the-ladies-still-love-clint-eastwood-in-feb-22-celeb-pics/5155/#19


   (http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/1IwFtupadzVxhc_p4iPYKQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0zOTc7cT04NTt3PTUxMg--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/14th-annual-costume-designers-guild-20120221-220236-402.jpg)

   
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Director/actor Clint Eastwood and costume designer Deborah Hopper accept the award for Distinguished Collaborator from actor Ken Watanabe

  (http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/iSMAWoiAb1qLL0KWhk8cBA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD02MTI7cT04NTt3PTQwOQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/gettyimages.com/14th-annual-costume-designers-guild-20120221-230715-444.jpg)

   
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Director/actor Clint Eastwood and costume designer Deborah Hopper pose with the award for Distinguished Collaborator at the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

   http://news.yahoo.com/photos/14th-annual-costume-designers-guild-20120221-231014-029.html


  (http://mercphotos.slideshowpro.com/albums/044/363/album-306716/cache/003.sJPG_900_540_0_95_1_50_50.sJPG?1329955226)

  http://photos.mercurynews.com/2012/02/the-ladies-still-love-clint-eastwood-in-feb-22-celeb-pics/5155/#3


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 26, 2012, 08:56:17 PM

 " Cabarrus TV host supplied cars to the stars "

 Concord Kannapolis Independent Tribune
 
 http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/cabarrus-tv-host-supplied-cars-stars/nKPrT/

 
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CONCORD, N.C. — Before settling in at the local government station, Channel 22, David Baxter built his career in Hollywood. He’s talked cars with Clint Eastwood and conferred with Danny Devito over the type of vehicle Kathleen Turner should drive in “The War of the Roses.”

 
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“It was always kind of funny dealing with different types of actors,” Baxter said. “Some actors, producers or directors were very businesslike. Clint Eastwood is probably one of the best people. Whatever he said, he would do.”
Baxter provided vehicles for Eastwood for the 1988 movie “Dead Pool,” from the Dirty Harry franchise.
Baxter will be the first to tell you he never built any strong friendships with the celebrities he worked with. But he has plenty of stories from behind the scenes.
For instance, on “Dead Pool” there is a sequence where Dirty Harry’s car is shot to pieces. After filming that day the driver was supposed to hook the car to a tow truck and take it back to the vehicle compound. But the driver decided to drive the car instead since they were only five blocks away.

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 29, 2012, 09:08:41 PM

 " Tales From Development Hell: Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Batman: Year One’ Starring Clint Eastwood "

 by Peter Sciretta

 http://www.slashfilm.com/tales-development-hell-darren-aronofskys-batman-year-one-starring-clint-eastwood/

 
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Probably the best chapter in the book focuses on the history of Batman adaptations, including Darren Aronofsky and Frank Miller‘s adaptation of Batman: Year One starring Clint Eastwood. After the jump you will find an excerpt of this chapter.


 
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Despite Schumacher’s interest in using Year One as the basis for a darker, grittier adaptation, in the summer of 1999 Warner Bros asked New York film-maker Darren Aronofsky, fresh from his breakthrough feature, Pi, how he might approach the Batman franchise. “I told them I’d cast Clint Eastwood as the Dark Knight, and shoot it in Tokyo, doubling for Gotham City,” he says, only half-joking. “That got their attention.” Whether inspired or undeterred, the studio was brave enough to open a dialogue with the avowed Bat-fan, who became interested in the idea of an adaptation of Year One.
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 12, 2012, 07:27:25 PM

" Traer artist Seebach paints with passion "

 By MIKE DONAHEY

 http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/content.detail/id/547621.html

 
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TRAER - Vincent Van Gogh and actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood are comrades Lee Gordon Seebach respects greatly.

Their approach to art and respective styles resonated with him.

Both excelled in dramatically different mediums, resided on different continents and lived in different eras, yet Seebach found a link.

"Van Gogh sold only one painting in his life, but he had personal integrity to paint from his soul," Seebach said. "He sold his painting to another artist. People will forget how much money you made, but they will always remember you for your contribution."

Academy Award winner Eastwood is revered for a similar philosophy.

"Eastwood said once 'he makes movies about subjects he is interested in and would want to see himself as a moviegoer,'" Seebach said.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 12, 2012, 08:13:49 PM
^ Is he supposed to be in Iowa? ???
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 22, 2012, 06:58:18 PM

 ''Top Five Celebrity Golfers Who'd Be the Most Fun to Spot on the Course''

 By K.C. Dermody

 http://sports.yahoo.com/news/top-five-celebrity-golfers-whod-most-fun-spot-215600503--golf.html

 
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There are lots of celebrities who love to get on the course for a game of golf, and quite a few who are dedicated players and could give some of the professionals a run for their money. If you're a golfer, who do you think it would be the most fun to run to out on the course? Here is a look at the top-five golf playing celebs who would make a day out golfing even more enjoyable.

 
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Justin Timberlake

Pop singer, entertainer, actor and a host of other professions under his hat, Justin Timberlake took up playing golf about ten years ago. The 31-year-old said he's self-taught and learned by watching " Tiger and Ernie Els on TV." He's said to have one of the best golf swings of any celebrity, with seemingly no end to his many talents. But the main reason I think it'd be fun to run into Timberlake is that he's not only a really sharp guy, but he's hilariously funny.

 
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Clint Eastwood

If you're ever in the Monterey Bay area of central California, particularly at Clint Eastwood's own Tehama Golf Course in Carmel, you might just spot the legendary actor and director. The 81-year-old has been an avid golfer for years, and the multi-talented Academy Award-winner would be one of the most fascinating celebs you could ever meet.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 25, 2012, 06:56:12 PM

 
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Ethan Hawke was asked at the Theatre Communications Group’s salon the other night at The Players Club what his parents thought of him becoming an actor. He said: “My parents thought all actors were secretly drug addicts, except for Clint Eastwood, whom they admired. But they thought it was very unlikely that I would ever be Clint Eastwood.

 New York Post

 http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/parents_qualms_xN5S49Q46iVkVb5F8qAswL
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 28, 2012, 05:50:49 PM

 " The Dugout - Lambert eyes Clint Eastwood for movie role "

 
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Norwich City manager Paul Lambert revealed he would want Clint Eastwood to play him in the film of his life as he took our quickfire quiz.

 http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/28032012/58/dugout-lambert-eyes-clint-eastwood-movie-role.html

 
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The Canaries boss is a straight-talking tough guy who makes every word count, so it's no surprise he would want the Dirty Harry star to play him in 'Lambert: The Movie'.

Lambert also revealed, among other things, what he would e doing if he had not made it as a footballer and who he would invite to join him and Clint at his dream dinner party.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 09, 2012, 08:29:51 PM

 " Clint Eastwood Sues Furniture Company for Selling 'Eastwood' Chairs "

 The legendary actor-filmmaker claims that entertainment centers, ottomans and chairs are being marketed using his name and image.

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/clint-eastwood-lawsuit-inmod-furniture-company-309347

 
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Clint Eastwood has a message for the owner of a furniture company selling products branded "Clint" and "Eastwood": Do you feel lucky?

 In my memory I think that this suit began since five years.....





Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 15, 2012, 06:05:42 PM

" 'Flags of Our Fathers' author Bradley to speak at Millikin "

 By THERESA CHURCHILL

 http://www.herald-review.com/news/local/9ff4f43e-86ba-11e1-861b-0019bb2963f4.html

 
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DECATUR — The stories of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman photographed by Joe Rosenthal raising the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, seem like a natural basis for a book.

Yet it took Wisconsin native James Bradley — son of the corpsman, John Bradley — more than two years and pitches to 27 publishers to get “Flags of Our Fathers” printed in 2000.

“I had never even so much as written an article for a newspaper or magazine before this,” Bradley said.

Written with Ron Powers, his book went on to become a bestseller and a 2007 motion picture directed by Clint Eastwood.

In a telephone interview from his hotel room in New York City on Saturday, Bradley said he didn’t give up because he knew people didn’t know the stories of these men.

“I was amazed at how much I did not know about my father and that picture, the most-reproduced photograph in history,” Bradley said. “I didn’t discover the stories until after Dad died in 1994.”

Bradley, 58, has just returned from a five-week visit to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia as part of his research for his forthcoming book, “The Asia Mirage,” and is headed to Millikin University on Tuesday to talk about his experiences for the annual T.W. Samuels Lecture.

After “Flags of Our Fathers,” Bradley came out with “Flyboys” in 2003 and “The Imperial Cruise” in 2009.

But his journey began when he found in his father’s papers letters from the two Marines in the photo who like him had survived the horrific World War II battle for the Japanese Island of Iwo Jima, Rene Gagnon and Ira Hayes, and was drawn to learn more.

“Dad never talked about it,” Bradley said. “It was a massacre, and something he wanted to forget.”

The author added that he never tries to give a reason for the evocative nature of Rosenthal’s photo because that’s like trying to explain “the appeal of Marilyn Monroe or why John F. Kenney always looked sharp in pictures.”

What he does instead is take a recommendation from former President Harry Truman one step further.

“He said young people should read historical biographies because you learn the surrounding history,” Bradley said. “So all I do is tell the remarkable story of six, nice, all-American boys.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 21, 2012, 08:59:42 PM

 "‘30 Rock’ spoofs Clint Eastwood ‘Halftime in America’ ad (Video) "

 By Sarah Anne Hughes

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/celebritology/post/30-rock-spoofs-clint-eastwood-halftime-in-america-ad-video/2012/04/20/gIQApRzKVT_blog.html?wprss=rss_celebritology

 
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“30 Rock” may have been a little late to the game, but its spoof of Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad was worth the wait.

Clint Eastwood starred in the original, much buzzed about ode to Detroit/car commercial. “It’s halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they’re hurting,” Dirty Harry said, his voice gritty and full of hope. “And they’re all wondering what they’re gonna do to make a comeback.”

Instead of Eastwood, Jack Don­aghy (Alec Baldwin) enlisted Stacy Keach to promote his new KouchTown Couches, which turned out to be pretty terrible and uncomfortable.

“When did gum get so soft?” Keach asked aggressively, making the case for hard couches. “That’s why I buy Bazooka Joe gum. It’s like chewing a mountain that someone shot a freeze ray into.”

Watch the KouchTown ad, which has one NSFW word at the 53 second mark, and the Chrysler ad it spoofs below.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 26, 2012, 05:18:52 PM

 " Jason Statham is no Clint Eastwood — and that’s just fine with him "

 Bob Thompson

 http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/04/25/jason-statham-is-no-clint-eastwood-and-thats-just-fine-with-him/

 
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Jason Statham is fine with being called the latest action man of few words. But he draws the line when somebody suggests he’s the new Clint Eastwood.

“You’ve got to be careful about mentioning people as great as Clint Eastwood,” warns Statham at a Soho hotel in Manhattan.

“You can’t put me in the same sentence as that man. If I could have a career 25% as great as him, I’d be very happy. No, I’m just doing what I’m doing, chugging away.”

So far, the chugging has worked out just fine.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 27, 2012, 09:35:06 PM
I'm listening to an interview with John Cusack on "Centerstage," the interview show on YES, which is the Yankees' channel. I'm not quite sure why Michael Kay (the baseball commentator) is interviewing Cusack, but he is, and he just asked Cusack what it's like to work with Woody Allen (as Cusack did in Bullets Over Broadway). Cusack answered, "Strangely, the guy he's most like is Clint Eastwood, and you never put those two guys in the same sentence usually. But they're both very confident, they direct the same way, they're both very musical, they listen to what's going on, and they make it seem really effortless."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lucky Punk on May 04, 2012, 02:16:59 PM
I'm listening to an interview with John Cusack on "Centerstage," the interview show on YES, which is the Yankees' channel. I'm not quite sure why Michael Kay (the baseball commentator) is interviewing Cusack, but he is, and he just asked Cusack what it's like to work with Woody Allen (as Cusack did in Bullets Over Broadway). Cusack answered, "Strangely, the guy he's most like is Clint Eastwood, and you never put those two guys in the same sentence usually. But they're both very confident, they direct the same way, they're both very musical, they listen to what's going on, and they make it seem really effortless."

Nice one KC. My son will like this quote - he is a big fan of Cusack, Woody Allen and Clint too.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 10, 2012, 08:07:26 PM

 " Clint Eastwood honours jazz star Ahmad Jamal "

 By WENN.com

 http://www.hollywood.com/news/Clint_Eastwood_honours_jazz_star_Ahmad_Jamal/26787363

 
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The actor/director is a big fan of the legendary pianist and included his music in his 1995 film The Bridges of Madison County, so he was delighted to be given the chance to present Jamal with an award at the SFJAZZ Gala in San Fransisco, California on Friday (04May12).

Eastwood paid tribute to his hero and expressed his love of jazz in a speech before handing the Honouree Award to Jamal, telling the crowd, "Jazz is a true American art form. It was born in this country, and it can't be imitated anywhere else. And that includes the Western movie, too..." adding of Jamal, "The thing is what he doesn't play; it's what's in between the notes."

Comedian Chris Tucker was another honouree at the event, receiving the NAACP/SFJAZZ Humanitarian prize, while the night also featured a video message from music legend Stevie Wonder.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on May 13, 2012, 09:44:28 AM
" Clint Eastwood honours jazz star Ahmad Jamal "

 By WENN.com

 http://www.hollywood.com/news/Clint_Eastwood_honours_jazz_star_Ahmad_Jamal/26787363

 

a pic from the event with fellow director Phil Kaufman

I guess they were talking about Josey Wales  >:D

(http://blog.sfgate.com/missbigelow/wp-content/blogs.dir/2273/files/sfjazz-freedom-in-the-groove-gala/clint-eastwood-at-left-with-attorney-general-kamala-harris-and-phil-kaufman.jpg)

 http://blog.sfgate.com/missbigelow/2012/05/09/clint-eastwood-ahmad-jamal-make-sfjazz-gala/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on May 13, 2012, 01:20:53 PM
Looks like they've made up! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 26, 2012, 07:53:27 PM

 " Citrus was king at 1964 Orange Show "

 John Weeks, Staff Writer

 http://www.sbsun.com/rss/ci_20704309?source=rss

 
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Clint Eastwood, Eartha Kitt and a very young version of the Osmond Brothers were among the headliners at the 49th annual National Orange Show held March 12-22, 1964, in San Bernardino.

 
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Clint Eastwood, then a star of TV's "Rawhide" series, took the Swing Auditorium stage on March 14 and told stories and performed in Western-themed comedy sketches. He even did a little song-and-dance.

 
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If You Go

97th National Orange Show Festival

When: 2-10 p.m. today, noon-10 p.m. Saturday through Monday

Where: National Orange Show Events Center, 690 Arrowhead Ave., San Bernardino

Cost: $5 admission, $5 parking

Information: 909-888-6788; www.nosfestival.com
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on June 04, 2012, 08:49:52 PM

 " Jazz Musician of the Day: Lennie Niehaus "

 all about jazz

 http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=97711

 
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All About Jazz is celebrating Lennie Niehaus' birthday today!

Featured alto sax soloist and arranger for the famous Stan Kenton Orchestra, he has also recorded several albums of his own with jazz greats Mel Lewis, Shelly Manne, Jimmy Giuffre, Hampton Hawes and more. Lennie has also been composer for numerous Clint Eastwood\'s films including Pale Rider, Unforgiven, The Bridges Of Madison County, Absolute Power, True Crime, Space Cowboys, and Bird...

 (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/photos/2009/lennieniehaus2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on June 21, 2012, 03:47:30 AM
The Sacramento Bee (link (http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/20/4577630/pebble-beach-development-gets.html))
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Pebble Beach development gets final OK
The Associated Press
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2012 - 5:59 pm

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- A scaled-back development plan by a Clint Eastwood-backed group on a breathtaking swath of coastal real estate has cleared its final hurdle, after decades of environmental fights. ...

The Monterey Penisula and the 17 Mile Drive near pebble beach are visually stunning.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: rr-electricangel on June 23, 2012, 03:04:54 AM
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Decatur Jazzman Hangs With Clint Eastwood

Joe Gransden and the actor-director share a love of jazz and golf.

By Ralph Ellis
June 22, 2012

http://decatur.patch.com/articles/decatur-jazzman-hangs-with-clint-eastwood#photo-10120066 (http://decatur.patch.com/articles/decatur-jazzman-hangs-with-clint-eastwood#photo-10120066)

(http://o5.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/resize/600x450/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/a056d2fa3ef2902021d7268e1d2b1b83)

Joe Gransden wasn't surprised when actor-director Clint Eastwood strolled into Twain's a few months ago to hear Gransden perform.

Eastwood likes jazz and Gransden is a jazz musician -- a trumpet player, vocalist and band leader. They've been buddies for years, having bonded over music and golf.

Gransden, an Oakhurst resident, chatted with Patch by email about his friendship with one of the most recognizable men in America.

You went to California recently at Clint’s invitation. What was the occasion?

It was Clint's member/guest golf tournament at his private golf club called Tehama. I was Clint's partner in the tourney. The event was called "The Clint." I played all week in the event and also performed a few songs at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night!

In the golf tournament you played in a foursome with Clint and Bill Murray. Was that a “Caddyshack” experience?

It was. Bill is a very funny guy and a wonderful golfer. I played in another tournament with him a few years ago called "The Eagle." He helped the team a lot and also kept us all laughing. It was a pleasure to play golf with him.

What’s Clint like?

I met Clint a few years ago. I was able to get one of my CDs to him and fortunately he liked it and hired me to play a private party he was hosting in California. He's a wonderful person. Extremely down to earth and laid back. We spent a lot of time talking about the great jazz musicians from the old days like Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Chet Baker. He knew a lot of these guys and has some great stories about them.

You hung out together while he was in Atlanta filming “Trouble With the Curve.”

It was a thrill to have him in ATL for such a long time. I got to spend quite a bit of time hanging with him. We played lots of golf at beautiful courses like East Lake and Peachtree Country Club. I also went down to the movie set and watched him work. That was a huge thrill! It was fun seeing people's reactions when we would go to a restaurant or stop at a store. He's so recognizable but it was out of context so people were flipping out. Everyone loves him!

He visited two of your gigs  – the big band at Café 290 in Sandy Springs and the small group at Twain’s in Decatur. Is it hard for him to go out in public?

It was very cool to have him come to our gigs. He said he really enjoyed both of them. The guys in the band really pumped it up a notch when they saw Clint in the crowd. I'm sure it's a bit tough for him to go out and enjoy an evening without being asked to sign autographs and take pictures but I think people have so much respect for him that they try give him his space.

By the way, who won the golf game in California?

Ha, not us. We didn't play great but had a blast! It was an amazing week!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 06, 2012, 08:34:57 PM

 " Clint Eastwood convinced Charlie Sheen to go to rehab "

 By WENN.com

 http://www.hollywood.com/news/Clint_Eastwood_convinced_Charlie_Sheen_to_go_to_rehab/33065269

 
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The former Two and a Half Men star has struggled with addiction throughout much of his career, and was once hospitalised in 1998 after overdosing on cocaine.

In the midst of his troubles, Sheen's family and friends sat the actor down in a bid to persuade him to sign up for treatment, but the 46 year old refused - until he received a call from his former The Rookie co-star Eastwood.

During an appearance on sports TV show CenterStage, which airs in the U.S. on Friday night (06Jul12), he says, "There's a phone call at the very end (of the intervention), and it's Clint Eastwood. And he says, 'Come on, kid, you know, you're tougher than this, just go fix yourself, get back in the game.'

"And I was like, 'Alright, Clint.' How do you say no to Dirty Harry, you know? So I went (into rehab)... It helped at the time."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 06, 2012, 08:40:46 PM
 " Celebrity couple lend a hand to local farm "

 Clint and Dina Eastwood donated money to Petaluma Bounty.

 petaluma360.com

http://www.petaluma360.com/article/20120706/COMMUNITY/120709782

 
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Do you feel generous? Well, do you?


Clint and Dina Eastwood donated money to Petaluma Bounty.

Clint Eastwood and his wife, Dina, donated $5,000 to Petaluma Bounty.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 07, 2012, 12:58:20 AM
Higashimori, the link wasn't working, so I fixed it. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: rr-electricangel on July 08, 2012, 11:27:40 PM
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Dunwoody Police auction baseballs signed by Eastwood

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/247606/3/Dunwoody-Police-auction-baseballs-signed-by-Eastwood (http://www.11alive.com/news/article/247606/3/Dunwoody-Police-auction-baseballs-signed-by-Eastwood)

(http://www.11alive.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/images/120707040903_eastwood.jpg)

Clint Eastwood signed four baseballs for officers while he was filming his new movie, "Trouble with the Curve." The police department put them on ebay to raise money for Special Olympics.

(http://www.11alive.com/images/640/360/2/assetpool/images/120707040903_eastwood2.jpg)

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Dunwoody Police plan to raise money for Special Olympics of Georgia by giving one of three baseballs autographed by Clint Eastwood to the highest bidder on eBay.
 
Eastwood signed the baseballs for officers while he was filming his new movie, "Trouble with the Curve," which is scheduled to be released in September.
 
"We approached him about signing baseballs for the Special Olympics work that we do at the police department, and he gladly did," said Dunwoody Police Sgt. Fidel Espinoza.

Eastwood joined co-stars Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams to shoot scenes on the baseball field at Dunwoody High School in April.

"He was just very down to earth, very approachable," Sgt. Espinoza said. "We were most impressed with that."

Sgt. Espinoza said Eastwood also agreed to take pictures with the officers.

"He began talking to us about his work as the Honorary Chair of the National Law Enforcement Museum and Monument in Washington," Sgt. Espinoza said.

The baseball comes with a "Certificate of Authenticity" signed by Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan.


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 13, 2012, 06:23:49 PM
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Morgan Freeman happiest working with Eastwood

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The actor feels most comfortable with his Hollywood contemporary’s style of direction and compared him to legendary filmmaker John Huston.

http://www.film-news.co.uk/show-news.asp?H=Morgan-Freeman-happiest-working-with-Eastwood&nItemID=12984
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 26, 2012, 08:25:51 PM

 " American Cinematheque serves up spaghetti westerns "

 By Susan King

 http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-american-cinematheque-serves-up-spaghetti-westerns-20120724,0,1821535.story

 
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The genre known as spaghetti westerns featured more than just actor Clint Eastwood and director Sergio Leone.  There were numerous directors and actors who appeared in these 1960s-era films. And the American Cinematheque’s “Spaghetti Westerns Unchained” series serves up treats from such masters as Sergio Corbucci and Carlo Lizzani.

The fun begins Thursday at the Egyptian Theatre with 1966’s “The Big Gundown,” directed by Sergio Sollima, with Lee Van Cleef, and Lizzani’s 1966 “The Hills Ran Red,” with Henry Silva and film noir icon Dan Duryea. Friday’s feature, 1966’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” is the only Leone/Eastwood collaboration in the retrospective.



 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 26, 2012, 11:20:16 PM
I was rather startled to see this picture on the front page of the Arts and Leisure section of Thursday's New York Times:

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/07/25/movies/warner-slideshow-slide-ICCB/warner-slideshow-slide-ICCB-articleLarge.jpg)

It's illustrating an article by Michael Cieply on the tradition of violence in films at Warner Brothers, dating back to the gangster films of the 1930s.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/movies/warner-brothers-and-its-decades-of-violent-films.html

Here's the bit that's relevant to this thread:

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But even as “A Clockwork Orange” was first being shown in the United States, Warner created a second set of shock waves, in December 1971, with the release of Don Siegel’s “Dirty Harry.” In it Clint Eastwood, as a San Francisco cop disgusted by the legal coddling of criminals, settled his scores with a .44 Magnum. “It has no pretensions to art; it is a simply told story of the Nietzschean superman and his sadomasochistic pleasures,” wrote an essayist for the Harvard Crimson, in an article that was reprinted in The Times on May 21, 1972.

By 1974 a writer for Variety had speculated on the movie’s supposed influence in a string of brutal incidents involving the San Francisco police. But Warner forged on, through five films in its “Dirty Harry” series with Mr. Eastwood and five more in its overlapping “Lethal Weapon” series, which cast Mel Gibson as a damaged Los Angeles cop who was portrayed as a danger to himself and others.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: exit00 on July 27, 2012, 10:34:59 AM
Yeah, I remember many of these rather silly comments on Dirty Harry when it came out, especially critic Kael talking about facism.  They read waaay too much stuff into this film that wasn't there.  BTW... it's only the best cop movie ever made imo.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on July 27, 2012, 01:07:54 PM
Violence in films is very troubling. It was troubling in the 1970's when Eastwood was out shooting movies, and it's even more troubling today. Eastwood has certainly been part of the glorification of violence in some of his films, which is disturbing, but there's no comparison between the violence in "Dirty Harry" and the violence in the slasher films that populate our cinemas today. What used to be rated "R" in the 1970's is "PG-13" now, and the content that passes for "R" now, in many cases, could never have even been made then. At least with Eastwood, the violence was assisting to tell a story. In the case of "Dirty Harry," it was an important one. "Dirty Harry" highlighted the tension between victim's rights and those of the accused, and helped to provide balance and context to this important debate the country was having. The violence of "Dirty Harry" existed to tell a story. The violence of today seems to exist simply for its own sake. It's not a vehicle to tell stories. It's an end in itself. That's very different than what Eastwood was doing with the "Dirty Harry" series, and it's something that should provoke a great deal of concern on the part of all of us who care about the welfare of our society.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 28, 2012, 10:19:54 PM

" Clint Eastwood Makes Baseball Movie - 5 Surprising Clint Eastwood Roles "

 By Victoria Leigh Miller
 
 http://omg.yahoo.com/news/clint-eastwood-makes-baseball-movie-5-surprising-clint-203900086.html?_esi=1

 
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You know him best as "Dirty Harry," but actor Clint Eastwood is heading to the ball field. The 82-year-old actor returns to acting in the baseball movie "The Trouble With the Curve," along with a star-studded cast includes Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake. Not a bad guy in sight!

But if you think Eastwood's sentimental role as a retiring baseball scout is surprising, perhaps you forgot some of these past Clint stints.

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"Clint Eastwood Meets Mr. Ed"

In 1962, Clint appeared on the campy TV show "Mr. Ed." The episode's title? "Clint Eastwood Meets Mr. Ed." In addition to his horse hijinks, Clint got the girl. His lady love on the episode was played by none other than Donna Douglas, Ellie May from '60's sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies."

"Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites"

Smack in the middle of the success of his 1960's television show, "Rawhide," Eastwood was introduced as a bon fide recording artist, with a Cameo Records compilation that included ditties such as "Sierra Nevada," "Don't Fence Me In" and "Santa Fe Trail." But if you're assuming this would be cringe-worthy, think again. Eastwood is an accomplished pianist and composer-- and this cowboy can actually croon.

"The Bridges of Madison County"

Pass the tissues! In one of his more unusual forays, not only did Clint star in this 1995 tearjerker of a chick flick, but he produced and directed it. According to People, the movie's storyline about lost love had everyone on the set in tears-- including Clint! Cinematographer Jack Green said, "Tears would start running down my cheeks. I'd try to brush them away when no one was looking, then I'd turn around and see Clint doing the same. Everyone was trying to look like they weren't crying when they were."

Chrysler Super Bowl Ad

Clint's appearance in a 2012 Super Bowl ad surprised many fans, but he was quick to set the record straight regarding the message. During an appearance on "The O'Reilly Factor," Clint addressed the "Halftime in America" commercial that he did for Chrysler to ensure no one mistook it for a pitch for President Barack Obama's economic policy. "l am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama," he said. "It was meant to be a message about job growth and the spirit of America."

"Mrs. Eastwood & Company"

Blink and you'll miss him, but Clint does make a brief cameo on his wife Dina's E! reality show. The show focuses on Dina Eastwood's management of the a cappella group Overtone. (The group members also live with the Eastwood clan in their California mansion.) Still, Clint Eastwood as a reality star? Go ahead, make our day!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on July 30, 2012, 09:25:38 PM
Eastwood comes in seventh on the list of New York magazine's "Vulture," ranking the "100 Most Valuable Stars." He's surrounded by several actors he's directed and/or co-starred with: Matt Damon (#6), Angelina Jolie (#8), and Meryl Streep (#9).

Here's the link to the whole article:
http://www.vulture.com/2012/07/most-valuable-movie-stars.html

Go there and click the link to get a pop-up mini-feature on Clint (considerably expanded from the bare listing in the print version of the magazine):

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(http://pixel.nymag.com/content/dam/custom/images/most-valuable-stars/clint-eastwood.png)Clint Eastwood

The Beloved Icon

At 82, he’s the rare star who fans still want to see.
Photo: Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images

Eastwood comes in at number seven on Vulture’s list, to which some of you may be shouting, "What is this, 1977’s Most Valuable Stars?" To those doubters, let us point you to the one movie that Eastwood starred in during our five-year window: 2008’s Gran Torino. At age 78, he was the only recognizable star in the film, playing an aged version of his iconic squinting vigilante, and it grossed $270 million worldwide.

Eastwood’s on-camera appearances have slowed down, even as he continues to direct a movie a year and be recognized as one of America’s great auteurs, but Gran Torino showed just how much more powerful his face is than just his name in the credits: Only one [other] of his eight films since 2003’s Mystic River has made more than $40 million, and it was 2004’s Million Dollar Baby, the only other movie he starred in.

Studios rate him near the top of their scale, and his likability score is second only to Sandra Bullock. In September, at 82, he’ll star as Amy Adams’s nearly-blind baseball-scout father (presumably a gruff one) in Trouble With the Curve, directed by his Malpaso Productions partner and long-time first assistant director Robert Lorenz. Unlike past icons like John Wayne, Eastwood has never shied away from showing how age has changed the man his longtime fans remember from the spaghetti westerns. By not trying to be stuck in an era, he’s made his audience want to stick with him.

And here's the sidebar on box office and other factors in their ratings (counting from 2007 to the present date):

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Domestic Box Office $148,000,000
Overseas Box Office $122,000,000
Studio Value (1-10)8
Likeability 79%
Oscars 4 wins, 6 noms
Critics' Score (1-100)72
Magazine Covers 1
Tabloid Value (1-10)2
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 02, 2012, 07:08:29 PM

 " Jeff Daniels risks Clint Eastwood's wrath before singing 'The Dirty Harry Blues' "

 by Hillary Busis

 http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/08/01/jeff-daniels-conan/

 
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Jeff Daniels has mastered many skills: gross-out comedy, Sorkinian speechifying, not harming those who confuse him with Dave Coulier. And that’s not all: Last night on Conan, the chameleonic actor revealed that he’s also an ace songwriter — as well as one of the (presumably) few people who can rib Clint Eastwood and live to tell the tale.

 
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In 2002, Daniels co-starred in Eastwood’s thriller Blood Work. But as Daniels reveals in the video below, the Newsroom star and the squinty multihyphenate shared a deep bond even before they worked together. Apparently, Eastwood once told Daniels that he loved Dumb and Dumber… and that he had experienced something very similar to the movie’s famous bathroom scene. Daniels follows this story by performing a tune inspired by his role in Blood Work — and while the song is funny, it’d be tough to top the news that even Hollywood royalty can be felled by bad shellfish. Check out Daniels’ ditty (and his mind-boggling tale) after the jump.

 Video;

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQyfmx9H5HI&feature=relmfu

 
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Clint Eastwood might be coming after Jeff Daniels, but not because of this musical homage to the grizzled actor's most famous cinematic character.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on August 02, 2012, 07:43:31 PM
KC, that survey seems to me like it would be seriously flawed. For example, Angelina Jolie, for the time period between 2007-2012, had eight movies released. Eastwood only had one, "Gran Torino." How could they be compared? The sample size would be totally different. I don't know how that kind of survey can be generalized. If Angelina Jolie had 8 releases analyzed, that's a lot more data than Eastwood's one. How could these two be fairly compared? I read the methodology for the study, and box office performance is not the only indicator which was used, but I just don't see how this kind of survey could be fairly represented.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 02, 2012, 08:58:13 PM
AKA, don't blame me. It's a magazine survey. This is the "minor mentions" thread. I wouldn't worry your head about it if I were you.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on August 02, 2012, 09:05:17 PM
It's a cool survey, with quite unexpected results. I'm definitely not attributing any of my perceived flaws with the survey to you. Of course you had nothing to do with it, and I'm not really worrying about it. I find it interesting, and am not quite sure how it could be done. Do you have any ideas about that? Do you get what I'm saying about it? It just doesn't make sense to me.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 04, 2012, 04:45:10 PM
The last few posts regarding politics have been removed.

From the Community Standards (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=3322.0)

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We strongly discourage threads pertaining to politics, as these topics have been known to cause hostility among members. If you post a political topic, expect it to be deleted. If you make a political remark in any topic in any forum, expect it to be edited or deleted. Any political remarks that are used in a member's profile (signature or personal text) will need to be removed in order for the member to be permitted to continue posting on the board.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on August 09, 2012, 06:14:56 PM
The Wrap (link) (http://www.thewrap.com/movies/article/dale-olson-veteran-publicist-dies-51401)
Dale Olson - Veteran Publicist for Rock Hudson, Clint Eastwood - Dies at 78
Published: August 09, 2012 @ 10:42 am
By Tim Kenneally

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Dale Olson, the legendary Hollywood publicist whose clients included Rock Hudson and Clint Eastwood, has died, a business associate of his told TheWrap. He was 78.

Olson died at the Burbank Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at 12:20 a.m. on Thursday, following a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his spouse, Eugene Harbin. ...

See also:
Los Angeles Times Obituary (http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-dale-olson-20120810,0,5021024.story)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 14, 2012, 04:43:19 PM

 " Don't kiss up to politicians, says Clint Eastwood "

 By Zorianna Kit | Reuters

 http://news.yahoo.com/dont-kiss-politicians-says-clint-eastwood-230707859.html?_esi=1

 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Clint Eastwood said on Friday that the aim of his widely publicized speech to the Republican National Convention was to urge Americans to stop idolizing politicians - of any party.

Speaking at a news conference promoting his upcoming movie drama "Trouble with the Curve," the Oscar-winning actor and director said Americans should look at the records of politicians and make their own judgments.

"My only message was that I just want people to take the idolizing factor out of every contestant out there and just look at the work, look at the background and make a judgment on that," he told reporters who asked him to reflect on the rambling 'empty chair' speech last month.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 18, 2012, 08:46:15 PM

 " Clint Eastwood talks to Ellen DeGeneres about gay marriage, the RNC and his family's reality show "

 By Geoff Berkshire

 http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/2012/09/clint-eastwood-talks-to-ellen-degeneres-about-gay-marriage-the-rnc-and-his-familys-reality-show.html

 
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Since Clint Eastwood is making the rounds to promote his new movie "Trouble with the Curve," it's inevitable that certain topics are going to come up. Like his appearance at this summer's Republican National Convention, where he infamously conversed with an invisible Barack Obama in an empty chair.

But judging by Eastwood's appearance on today's "Ellen DeGeneres Show," the Hollywood legend remains unfazed by any controversy and criticism. He's more in a joking mood, telling Ellen: "The Democrats who were watching thought I was going senile, and the Republicans knew I was."

 
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When the topic turns to E!'s "Mrs. Eastwood and Company" -- the reality TV series starring Eastwood's current wife, Dina, and two of Eastwood's daughters -- Eastwood holds firm on the libertarian thinking. "If they want to do a reality show that's fine," Eastwood tells DeGeneres. "My only request was to please leave me out as much as possible." He admits he hasn't seen "too much" of the show.

Watch a segment from Eastwood's interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" below:
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 19, 2012, 04:01:39 PM
Guess who's on the cover of October's Esquire magazine?

(http://cdn2.gossipcenter.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/fullsize_image/images/e/eastwood-091212-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: rr-electricangel on September 20, 2012, 02:44:10 AM
He briefly talked about that photo on the Ellen Degeneres show. Roughly speaking...

Ellen: "You look fantastic on the cover of this."
Clint: "Esquire, yeah."
Ellen: "Very handsome. Very very handsome, yeah."
Clint: "Thank you. He looks like he's not very unhappy about the life though."
Ellen: (laughs)
Clint: "Looks like I had a bad summer by the expression."
Ellen: "Yeah. No but you had a good summer didn't you?"
Clint: "Yeah I did."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 21, 2012, 06:59:39 PM

" Denzel Washington Says Clint Eastwood Is Still His Hero "

The Inquisitr

http://www.inquisitr.com/339097/denzel-washington-says-clint-eastwood-is-still-his-hero/

 
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Denzel Washington is not about to join in on the bandwagon of ripping actor and director Clint Eastwood for his bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention. In fact, Washington said that he still holds Eastwood in the highest regard.

“I have the utmost respect for him as an actor and as a director,” Washington told The Associated Press. “He’s my hero.”

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The speech has since turned into an internet meme known as Eastwooding, where a person addresses an empty chair.

But Denzel Washington isn’t the only person who stuck up for Clint Eastwood. Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait also came to his defense in a radio appearance for WBEZ 91.5.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 25, 2012, 10:17:59 PM

 " Trending: Eastwood and Timberlake created bond at Augusta "

 By Derek Evers

 http://sports.yahoo.com/news/eastwood-timberlake-created-bond-augusta-140600761--golf.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CXuTWBQ5CcAZgaPIsF_

 
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If you're a red-blooded American male, chances are you envy the lives of Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake. Success, fame, money, women, toughness (well, Eastwood at least); they seem to have it all. And just when it seems it can't get any better for two of the country's preeminent leading men comes word the pair spent some time together playing golf at Augusta National. Two rounds. A week before the Masters.

 
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"When you're directing, you never get to play golf," Eastwood told USA Today. "But we managed to get a few rounds in down there."

"Down there" of course refers to Augusta National, and though scores weren't revealed, the time the two spent together seems to have served at least their sense of humor well.

"If [Timberlake] had been a lousy player it would have been, 'He can't play the role.' " Eastwood joked, probably knowing a trip to the home of the Masters was in the cards during his stay in Georgia.

"He might be great on the tape, but what's his handicap?" Timberlake fired back.

Related: GD interview with Justin Timberlake

Timberlake sports an impressive 5 handicap, so he had no problems sharing a few rounds with the legend, and maybe a few laughs at his expense. Which is more than can be said for director Robert Lorenz and the rest of the Curve crew.

"The two of them would go off and have fun while the rest of us were working all the time," Lorenz added.

But can we expect the duo to make any future tee-times together?

"We were just talking about that. When does the sun go down?" Timberlake asked, somewhat rhetorically.

"I don't know." Eastwood replied. "How late do you think the driving range is open?"

Sigh.

 
 http://www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/view/54235/Clint-Eastwood-took-Justin-Timberlake-golfing-at-Augusta/

 
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The pop star-turned-actor was thrilled when he realised he would be working with one of his heroes and was very excited when the movie veteran suggested they hit one of America's most famous golf courses together for a round.

Timberlake tells WENN, "If you roll with Clint you can get on at Augusta (Golf Club) - no problem! That was amazing."

Eastwood also enjoyed playing with the young star: "That's what we did in our spare time in Georgia making this movie - played golf. I'm about a 16 handicap and he's a six. He's very good."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 30, 2012, 02:54:03 PM

 " Clint Eastwood wants Ireland to go ahead and make his day "

 Hollywood icon plans to make movie in his mother’s land.

 Irish Central.

 http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/Clint-Eastwood-wants-Ireland-to-go-ahead-and-make-his-day-171985461.html

 
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Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood wants to make a movie in Ireland and pay homage to his Irish roots.

The actor and producer has told the Irish Sun newspaper that the ‘best parts’ of him are Irish.

Proud of his Monaghan roots, Eastwood revealed that he has spent many holidays in his mother Margaret Ruth’s homeland.

And the 81-year-old has confirmed that his biggest ambition before retirement is to make a movie in Ireland.

Eastwood told the Irish Sun: “I’d love to make a movie in Ireland sometime.

The best part of me is the Irish part, Egans on my mother’s side.

“She had roots in Monaghan and I’ve been there many times. It’s one of my favourite places to golf.”

Recipient of the first John Ford award by the Irish Film and Television Academy at a special ceremony in Los Angeles last year, Eastwood is keen to return to Ireland.


 
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He also plans to visit soon to attend the John Ford symposium.
Eastwood added: “John Ford was a pioneer and I was a huge admirer of his Westerns. I grew up on all that and it definitely influenced me.

“It’s a great privilege for me to be associated with John Ford in this way, as he was such a pioneer of American film-making.

“Every film-maker I know is very influenced by Ford, whether it’s his westerns or the Grapes Of Wrath.

“When I worked with Sergio Leone he often talked about Ford’s influence on him. I’m sure he would have persecuted me like he did many of his other actors, but I would have been able to take it.”
Promoting his new movie “Trouble With the Curve”, Eastwood says his career is still developing.

He said: “I’m always learning something new and that’s why every film is a challenge for me. I like working. I thrive on it, so it’s fun for me.

“A lot of people ask me about retiring and seem to have thought about it a lot for me.

“I was always curious why somebody like Billy Wilder would stop directing in his 60s, or not be considered hireable in his 60s.

“Then you have people like John Huston who was actually directing The Dead aged 80 - in a wheelchair in Ireland with an oxygen tank beside him.

“Some people just have a different time in their life when they peak.”


 http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9103.msg205544#msg205544

 That's great if it will be realized!    Kyle was participated in the festival last year.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 30, 2012, 08:49:49 PM
The source of the above item is an interview in the  Irish Sun. We ask that people who post items here quote from and link to the original source whenever possible. In this case, the original interview is quite a bit longer and contains more material of interest:

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Despite the breadth and range of the work Eastwood has been involved in bringing to the screen, is he now feeling the same pressure that many other directors say they are under to start making movies in 3D? Hardly.

He said: “I’ve lived through a lot of phases of 3D from Bwana Devil to The House Of Wax. All the various times 3D has come into popularity and then left again.

“I think it would be interesting to make a movie in 3D, but I’ve yet to find a project that would lend itself to that.

“I would find it distracting with certain types of subjects.

“I haven’t seen Avatar, so you’ll have to excuse me on that. I hear it’s wonderful.

“I’m probably the only person who hasn’t seen it. The reason I’ve been postponing it is because I want to see it in an IMAX Theatre in all its glory.

“I think most people who are making films are trying to do things that are new.

“I mean, I could have been satisfied to stick with the genres I’ve become well known with years ago.

“But in the last decade, I’ve been doing a lot of films that were certainly different for me.

“I don’t think it’s insecurity.

“I think it’s more just encompassing more in your life, learning more and experimenting with more subject matter.”

http://www.irishcentral.com/ent/Clint-Eastwood-wants-Ireland-to-go-ahead-and-make-his-day-171985461.html

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 25, 2012, 04:43:12 AM
What happened to the 4 posts regarding antonis' post about this ad?!

antonis:  
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American Crossroads At Stake (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/24/american_crossroads_at_stake.html)

I suppose this has to be moved by the mods

AKA23:
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 I think this is a solid ad. It's not as good as his Superbowl ad, but it's still competently made. This proves what I had been saying all along, which is that when Clint has a script, he can do a good job. It remains to be seen whether this will be effective, but I admire Clint for standing up for the things that he believes in, even when I happen to disagree. Good job Clint!

ME:
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"I know what you're thinkin' punk, you're thinkin' is he gonna serve two terms, or only one?"  This ad goes a long way to make up for Clint's looking foolish at the RNC.

rr-electricangel:  
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I'm sure SNL will do a skit on this.  ;)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 25, 2012, 06:44:02 AM
It was removed because of the prohibition on political posts on this Board, as the original poster knew it would be.

The three Moderators were agreed on this.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 25, 2012, 07:09:09 AM
It was removed because of the prohibition on political posts on this Board, as the original poster knew it would be.

The three Moderators were agreed on this.

Wow, ok.  I guess that can be tricky whereas this site is dedicated to Clint Eastwood and you'd think something like this would be unavoidable.  Personally, I see no harm so long as the political side of the post didn't take on a life of it's own and got out of hand.

Thank you for clearing the air.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 16, 2012, 05:58:43 PM

" The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Announces 2012 Winter Indian Market in Santa Fe "

 PRWeb

 
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Each year, The Southwestern Association of Indian Arts holds its annual Winter Market, a smaller and more intimate event than the organization's annual Indian Market each summer. Providing access to over 150 Native artists from all over the country as well as films, storytelling and a silent auction, this year's Winter Market will take place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center over Thanksgiving weekend. Zuni artist Colin Coonsis will debut his line of jewelry designed with Dina Eastwood, actor Clint Eastwood's wife.


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The Southwestern Association of Indian Artists (SWAIA) announces its 7th Annual Winter Indian Market, to be held Thanksgiving weekend, November 24-25th at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SWAIA is also highlighting two outstanding artists showing this year, Colin Coonsis and Robin Waynee.
Coonsis, a Zuni artist, will be unveiling a line of jewelry he designed with Dina Eastwood, wife of actor Clint Eastwood. Eastwood approached Coonsis last year and came up with the name “CoCoon” for the original, one of a kind pieces she has been wearing on the red carpet to promote her reality TV show, “Mrs. Eastwood and Company.” The line is inspired by seashell textures and the elegant nature of shells and found objects on the beach.

http://news.yahoo.com/southwestern-association-indian-arts-announces-2012-winter-indian-140127411.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CZT9qRQoHoAlIHQtDMD
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 01, 2012, 09:16:02 AM
Francesca Eastwood named Miss Golden Globe for 2013 (like her half-sister, Kathryn, in 2005):

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20652369,00.html

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Eastwood, who has been seen this year on the first season of E!'s Mrs. Eastwood & Company, expresses admiration for her mother's career. But her accomplished dad hasn't – as some might expect – advised her on working in the entertainment business, she said.

"My dad's advice is more father-daughter advice, and it's not necessarily acting advice," she said. "It's more like, 'Always believe in yourself,' and, 'Don't get caught up in the wrong crowd.'"

First season?  :o
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 01, 2012, 04:57:55 PM
First season?  :o


Ahgggg!  Yikes!!   Nooooooooooooo!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 01, 2012, 07:25:05 PM

 " Chrysler's 'Halftime in America' 2012 Super Bowl ad named to top 10 commercials of year by Adweek "

 By Detroit Free Press staff

 http://www.freep.com/article/20121126/BUSINESS0103/121126045

 
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Adweek magazine included Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” 2012 Super Bowl spot featuring Clint Eastwood as one of its Top 10 commercials of the year.

 http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/10-best-commercials-2012-145324?page=4
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 04, 2012, 07:27:49 PM

 " Clint Eastwood’s Daughter Alison Eastwood and ‘Chainsaw Gang’ Boyfriend Stacy Poitras Getting Married "(EXCLUSIVE)

 celebuzz.com

 http://www.celebuzz.com/2012-12-03/clint-eastwoods-daughter-alison-eastwood-and-chainsaw-gang-boyfriend-stacy-poitras-plan-wedding-after-secret-three-year-engagement-exclusive/

 
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The stars on CMT’s Chainsaw Gang have been together for five years and have finally decided to say “I do” after being secretly engaged for the past three years.

“I feel like I am the luckiest guy in the world because Alison is truly an angel, we are both very happy,” groom-to-be Poitras told Celebuzz, in an exclusive interview.

 
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He even asked the four-time Oscar winner’s permission to wed his daughter, who was born to Eastwood’s ex, swimsuit model Maggie Johnson in 1972.

“Clint is a cool guy… but he’s definitely a man of few words,” Poitras added.

“I actually asked for his permission three years ago at a Thanksgiving dinner in Pebble Beach that was attended by Alison’s mom Maggie too,” said Poitras.

“After the meal, I quietly asked him when we were alone if it would be alright if I asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage.

“He cooly looked me in the eye and softly said, ‘You better take that up with her,’ to which I replied, ‘So, I have your permission?’ and he said ‘Yes.’”

 Congratulations,Alison!!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on December 18, 2012, 12:24:41 PM
There is a buz around the net that Clint is getting a divorce.
Sad news (if true).
Don't know if this is the right place to post but didn't want to start a new topic for this matter.
Didn't provide a link either.I suppose you can google the rumor.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 18, 2012, 08:29:35 PM
^ This rumor seems to have originated in the National Enquirer, so we'll take it with a grain of salt for the present.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 19, 2012, 08:22:27 AM
^^ It has reached the UK tabloid press too. So far the broadsheets have made no comment.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on December 19, 2012, 10:24:30 AM
Under most circumstances I would dismiss this given its source, but I have noticed that Clint is no longer wearing his wedding ring, which adds credence to this rumor. He didn't wear his wedding ring during his Rnc convention speech or during any of the interviews he did for Trouble with the Curve. I for one hope this is untrue. If there is something to it, I hope him and Dina are able to work things out and I wish the Eastwood family the best.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 19, 2012, 03:09:59 PM
^ This rumor seems to have originated in the National Enquirer, so we'll take it with a grain of salt for the present.
I agree with KC.

I consider discussion of the status of any couple's marriage to be tabu and unmittigated gossip at best.

Unless Clint or Dina Eastwood publically state that they are having problems with their marriage, I would consider the above statement to be a malicious and unfounded rumor.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 19, 2012, 06:31:09 PM
I consider discussion of the status of any couple's marriage to be tabu ...

Agreed, and it is also the official policy on this Board.

Unless and until one or both of the Eastwoods comment publicly about this (and in a reputable source), we will refrain from further discussion of this matter.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on January 15, 2013, 09:16:10 AM
an interesting article......

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I miss Clint Eastwood

That wasn't a snarky remark: I really do miss Clint Eastwood: For the first time in 11 years, he doesn't seem to have a single project on the radar as producer, director, actor or composer. He'll be  83 in May, so a year without work for him could be more of a setback than for someone who's 30.
 
He had a rotten 2012. "J. Edgar," which premiered at the end of the previous year, drooped at the box office and wasn't nominated for anything at the last Oscars. During the summer, his strange one-man speech to the empty chair at the Republican National Convention left people in both parties shaking their heads. "Trouble With the Curve," in which he played an ailing baseball scout, premiered in September to critical disdain and audience indifference.
 
Whatever you think of his personal life or politics, you have to admire his skill as a filmmaker. He's the last significant throwback to the old studio days of the 1950s: He shoots efficiently, expressing a personal vision within the confines of short shooting schedules and relatively modest budgets.
 
He has wrestled with racism, war, the mythologizing of the West and other big themes. "Million Dollar Baby," "Mystic River" and especially "Unforgiven" are highlights from his last 20 years of storytelling. Though he's known as a limited but effective actor in the John Wayne mold, he has drawn fine performances from people as diverse as Sean Penn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman.
 
Maybe he's physically tired of the labor needed to run a set from day to day. Maybe, after almost six decades as an actor and more than four as a director, he feels he's said what he has to say as an artist. (Yes, he's an artist.) If so, Hollywood will be just a little duller for his absence.
 
Posted by Lawrence Toppman at 12:56 PM

Read more here: http://stateoftheartclt.blogspot.gr/2013/01/i-miss-clint-eastwood.html#storylink=cpy
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 19, 2013, 11:14:13 PM

 " Schwarzenegger takes a 'Stand' in new film, with cue from Eastwood "

 http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/291005/showbiz/showbizabroad/schwarzenegger-takes-a-stand-in-new-film-with-cue-from-eastwood

 
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LOS ANGELES -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, taking inspiration from his idol, Clint Eastwood, returns to the big screen on Friday in the action film "The Last Stand," his first starring role since he took a seven-year break from movie making to serve as California governor.

 
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He is taking his cue from the 82-year-old Eastwood - the gun-toting former macho "Dirty Harry" star who eased into more senior roles, winning plaudits for movies like last year's "The Trouble with the Curve," and "Million Dollar Baby" in 2004, for which he was nominated for a best-actor Oscar and won for best director.

Schwarzenegger said he was inspired by Eastwood in the 1993 film "In the Line of Fire," where Eastwood's character, a Secret Service agent, is short of breath after running alongside the president's limousine.

"I thought that was so cool," Schwarzenegger told Reuters TV recently. "I remember how smart it was to acknowledge that because it took the curse off. No one was trying to say, 'Isn't he too old for this job?' That's what I tried to do in this film since (Eastwood) is a big idol of mine and I always like to learn from him."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 04, 2013, 10:11:35 PM

" Santa Barbara Honoree Amy Adams on Stage Fright and Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio "

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/santa-barbara-honoree-amy-adams-417536

 
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Robert Lorenz's Trouble with the Curve (2012), she was always on her game. At this point, her body of work encompass everything from a nun to a princess to a bartender, as well as dramas, comedies ("I try to play it as serious as possible") and musicals (which she loves). Her versatility is virtually unmatched among her contemporaries.

 
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And she revealed that the character that she played in Trouble with the Curve, who struggles to overcome a strained relationship with her father (Clint Eastwood), "was probably the closest to home that I've ever come in my roles," adding that she felt "very vulnerable" during the making of it.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on February 22, 2013, 09:53:55 PM

 " Clint Eastwood,  SWATTED "   :o

http://www.tmz.com/2013/02/22/clint-eastwood-swatting-prank-bogus-911/

 
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A "swatting" prankster in L.A. must have a death wish ... because TMZ has learned, the latest bogus 911 call to involve a celebrity targeted Dirty Harry himself ... Clint Eastwood.

 
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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, multiple units rushed to Eastwood's L.A. home this week after a relay service called 911 ... reporting multiple males armed with assault weapons inside the actor's house and people had been shot.

When the officers arrived at the scene, we're told they found nothing wrong ... the standard "swatting" scenario.

Police were unable to determine if anyone was home at the time of the prank.

 
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The LAPD is really starting to get pissed too -- because the pranks are a HUGE waste of valuable resources and even put innocent people's lives in danger. As one law enforcement source put it, "The suspects WILL be caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." One 12-year-old kid has already been charged in connection with some of the calls.

So, to whoever keeps doing this ... you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: rr-electricangel on February 28, 2013, 08:44:38 PM
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(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1015057/thumbs/r-CLINT-EASTWOOD-PROP-8-large570.jpg?6)

Clint Eastwood On Prop 8: Hollywood Legend Tells Supreme Court To Drop California's Gay Marriage Ban

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/28/clint-eastwood-prop-8-gay-marriage-_n_2783489.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/28/clint-eastwood-prop-8-gay-marriage-_n_2783489.html)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Gant on March 02, 2013, 01:18:21 AM
Go Clint !  :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 15, 2013, 10:35:11 PM

 It's already past but.......

 " The LFS Ladies Cine-Club presents 'The Beguiled' "   8)

 by Allan Day

 http://www.louisville.com/content/lfs-ladies-cine-club-presents-beguiled

 
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Clint Eastwood is one of today's Great American Filmmakers, one of those who have transitioned from acting to directing and garner Oscar nominations left and right in both categories. Truly, though, his finest acting work was in his younger days – although this statement comes largely in part due to the fact that I'm partial to spaghetti westerns, specifically the work of Sergio Leone, through whom Eastwood came into public consciousness with the films A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

These are very masculine films, and in that context it is interesting that Eastwood is in the center of the Louisville Film Society's first selection for the Ladies Cine-Club, a weekly series of movies presented throughout the month of March which showcase women and their issues.

 (http://www.louisville.com/files/u4217/the%20beguiled.jpg?1363128609)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 18, 2013, 06:48:03 PM
 
 Clint Eastwood named most influential celebrity after Oprah Winfrey....

 http://ca.news.yahoo.com/us-television-summary-004418349.html

 
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Oprah named most influential celebrity for second year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey was crowned America's most influential celebrity for a second straight year on Friday, despite having dropped off daily television in 2011. Forbes magazine ranked Winfrey, 59, ahead of Hollywood titans Steven Spielberg and Clint Eastwood and towering over other TV figures such as journalist Barbara Walters and financial guru Suze Orman.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on March 21, 2013, 11:38:09 AM
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Oprah named most influential celebrity for second year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey was crowned America's most influential celebrity for a second straight year on Friday, despite having dropped off daily television in 2011.

What a crock!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 31, 2013, 11:54:03 AM

 " The Rock sends fan letter to Clint Eastwood "

 
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star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has sent a letter to his "one and only man crush" Clint Eastwood.

 http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0324/therock.html

 
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The 40-year-old WWE star, explained that he decided to pen a letter to his idol after becoming starstruck when he spotted Eastwood at the Oscars last month.

According to Contact Music, Dwayne said: "Clint has always been an inspiration of mine. As a matter of fact, Clint has always been my inspiration as an actor... With Clint, not only has he been my inspiration, (but he's) my one and only man crush...

"We were at the Oscars and I was doing red carpet and when I was done with an interview, I turn around and there he is, he's walking in with his wife... I was like, 'Oh man, this is it!' And then I froze. I completely froze. I couldn't pull the trigger... I looked at his wife; she smiled, I smiled at her... I didn't meet him."

Johnson has since decided to write Eastwood a note to let him know how much of a fan he is of his work.

He added: "I wrote him a letter recently... He's been such an inspiration to me (and) I just wanted to take the time to write him a letter... I know that he received it, and in the letter it wasn't, 'Hey, here's my number, please call me', it was, 'I want you to know that you're my inspiration', that was it."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 31, 2013, 11:57:37 AM

 
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Warner Bros.' Kevin Tsujihara on Studio Plans, Digital Critics and Lunch With Clint Eastwood

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/warner-bros-kevin-tsujihara-studio-430921

 
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Tsujihara also has been working to establish personal ties with key Warners talent. For instance, he recently had lunch with Clint Eastwood, whose relationship with the studio goes back nearly 40 years. “I didn’t have any experience with game developers or with any people within the game industry, and I’ve built those relationships,” Tsujihara says of his tenure overseeing Warners’ game unit. “Warner Bros. has a history of really deep, strong relationships with people. It’s my responsibility to continue to maintain those.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 31, 2013, 12:00:14 PM

 " Trumpeter Gabriel Johnson Releases Debut Album "

 http://www.voanews.com/content/trumpeter-gabriel-johnson-debut-album/1628510.html

 
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Doug Levine

March 25, 2013
Up-and-coming trumpeter Gabriel Johnson's spare, jazzy melodies have drawn comparisons to a young Miles Davis. 

While Miles Davis was one of Johnson’s most important musical influences, it was another iconic entertainer who helped jumpstart his solo career: filmmaker and jazz enthusiast Clint Eastwood.  Johnson recalls making a good first impression at Eastwood’s home in Northern California.

“He was real cool and complimentary and he said, ‘You’ve got a great sound.  Do you want to come back tomorrow, I’m working on this movie and I think you could be right for it.’  And I said, ‘Ok, sure.’  So he played me the theme to what ended up being the end titles to ‘Changeling,’" he said.  "I cut it by myself in that house, and he said, ‘Ok, that’s great.’  So, I ended up going back there for about a month every day.  But that thing we did that first day ended up being the end titles.”
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 31, 2013, 03:57:13 PM
" The Rock sends fan letter to Clint Eastwood "
 
 http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0324/therock.html

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The 40-year-old WWE star, explained that he decided to pen a letter to his idol after becoming starstruck when he spotted Eastwood at the Oscars last month.

The ultimate source of this story is Johnson's appearance onThe Tonight Show on March 21. In it, he mentions seeing Eastwood and his wife at the Oscars, but doesn't mention the year. I am pretty sure it wasn't this year ("last month"), since as far as I know, Clint wasn't there this year. (I have no idea whether Johnson was.)

You can see the video of Johnson's appearance here:

http://www.tvshark.com/read/?art=arc10584
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on April 02, 2013, 01:18:59 PM
In the following article, Eastwood is named one of the top 15 Director's working today. I have a little bit of a problem with the rankings, as it seems to me that directors with only a few credits to their name, and a much less proven track record, are given higher rankings than established directors like Eastwood and Scorsese. At the same time, I thought that any site that lists Eastwood as one of the top directors working today deserved posting, so here you go: :)

http://whatculture.com/film/15-greatest-directors-currently-working-today.php#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=15-greatest-directors-currently-working-today
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on April 11, 2013, 06:34:41 AM
Monterey County The Herald (link (http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_22997947/piece-movie-history-play-misty-me-house-is))
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A piece of movie history: 'Play Misty for Me' house is for sale
Asking price is $5.7 million
By ANDY STINY
Herald Correspondent
Posted:   04/10/2013 04:22:37 PM PDT
Updated:   04/10/2013 11:59:36 PM PDT

Want to own a piece of local cinematic history?

The Carmel Highlands house that provides the setting for the opening and closing aerial shots of Clint Eastwood's 1971 classic "Play Misty for Me" is on the market.

The ocean-front location's not so bad either. ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: gwb, pt deux on April 13, 2013, 04:22:15 PM
....hopefully Jessica Walters character doesn't come with the views...

http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_23004450/piece-movie-history-play-misty-me-house-monterey

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on April 14, 2013, 05:22:54 PM
Interesting comment by A.O. Scott of the Times in his review of the new movie about baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson, 42:

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In other hands — Spike Lee’s, let’s say, or even Clint Eastwood’s — “42” might have taken a tougher, more contentious look at the breaking of Major League Baseball’s color barrier. But Mr. Helgeland, whose previous directing credits include “Payback” and “A Knight’s Tale” (and who wrote “Blood Work” and “Mystic River,” speaking of Clint Eastwood), has honorably sacrificed the chance to make a great movie in the interest of making one that is accessible and inspiring.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on April 15, 2013, 11:05:04 AM
I posted a different article in the Clint Kid's thread, but this is a more Clint-centric article. Clint and his girls were at Coachella over the weekend. There are some cool pictures of Clint playing one of the carnival games. For a guy who is so old, these pictures make him seem pretty youthful: http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/clint-eastwood-went-coachella-had-blast-153407719.html

http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/15/clint-eastwood-coachella-photo/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on April 18, 2013, 07:13:08 PM
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Act Their Age or Age Their Act? Stars Strive to Keep Reinventing by Peter Bart

Eastwood has brilliantly navigated the transition from actor to auteur, but some suggest that he has become too elitist in his recent choices of material. “J. Edgar,” about the tyrannical FBI boss, was over the head of younger filmgoers, and so was “Invictus,” about Nelson Mandela.

So will Clint really commit to “Jersey Boys?” He remains cagey about this. Eastwood has long prided himself as an occasional composer, but the last time I encountered him in a full-fledged musical was his excruciating performance in “Paint Your Wagon” in 1969. Yes, he sang. Worse, he sang opposite Lee Marvin.

http://variety.com/2013/film/news/aging-stars-robert-redford-captain-america-1200376247/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 20, 2013, 08:49:11 PM

 " 'Milk' Writer Dustin Lance Black to Receive Hunter/Zakin Screenwriting Award from UCLA "

 http://www.indiewire.com/article/milk-writer-dustin-lance-black-awarded-at-ucla

 
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Academy Award-winning screenwriter and prominent gay rights activist Dustin Lance Blank, who shot to fame after penning Gus Van Sant's hit biopic "Milk," is being honored by his alma mater with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Hunter/Zakin Award.

Black, who also penned Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar," as well as directing Jennifer Connelly in "Virginia," has been teaching a ten-week feature writing course this quarter at UCLA's graduate program. The award will be given to Black on Tuesday, April 30th at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater alongside a screening of and Q&A about "Milk."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on April 20, 2013, 08:52:26 PM

 " Robert Lorenz to direct Black List script "The Broken" "

 By Jeff Sneider

 http://ca.news.yahoo.com/robert-lorenz-direct-black-list-script-broken-220618253.html

 
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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Following a solid at-bat with baseball drama "Trouble With the Curve," director Robert Lorenz has come onboard the period indie movie "The Broken," which was voted to the 2012 Black List of Hollywood's best unproduced screenplays.

Lorenz, who is Clint Eastwood's longtime producing partner, is now attached to direct "The Broken," which was written by Resolution client John Glosser.

Set in 1967 Oklahoma, the story follows a war veteran who investigates the suspicious death of his estranged son in the next county. When he discovers his son's brutal murder was a covered-up gay bashing, he goes on a one-man mission to take down the corrupt sheriff responsible.

At least one Oscar winner has expressed interest in the lead role, but there is no cast attached to the project at this time.

"Avatar" star Sam Worthington is producing with his Full Clip Productions partners Michael Schwarz and John Schwarz, as well as Ted Kroeber ("American Gun").

Lorenz made his directorial debut on WB's "Trouble With the Curve," which starred Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake. Lorenz produced that film and he's also producing Eastwood's remake of "A Star Is Born."
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on April 21, 2013, 06:16:42 AM
It's nice to see Lorenz getting more work as a director. Eastwood starring in "Trouble with the Curve" seems to have really helped Lorenz's career. I'm not too excited about this project though. It sounds very similar to a project Eastwood passed on, "In the Valley of Elah," which turned out to be a heavy-handed message film. That's exactly what this sounds like to me.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 02, 2013, 09:22:40 PM

 " Not Making His Day! Clint Eastwood Sought Protection From An ‘Attempted Murderer’ Who Claimed To Be His Son "  :o
 
http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2013/04/clint-eastwood-sought-protection-from-a-felon-claiming-hes-his-son/

 
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A rattled Clint Eastwood went to a California court and asked for protection from a home invader who stormed his Monterey, Calif. gated mansion, claiming to be the Hollywood superstar’s long-lost son, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The 82-year-old star of Oscar-winning director of Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby told the Superior Court of California, in the County of Monterey, that the crazed man’s actions left him “seriously alarmed and annoyed” and fearing the harassment “could pose safety risks to me.”

“Eric James Chisum has an extensive rap sheet that includes attempted murder, burglary, assault and narcotics and weapons charges,” Eastwood wrote, in his request to the court.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on May 11, 2013, 09:47:54 AM
Clint Eastwood was voted one of the top 100 most trusted people in America. I think he was number 13. I found this interesting because people were saying that Eastwood's reputation had declined in recent years and that his political activities in the last election damaged his brand. Many were claiming that this decline in his brand due to some of these things was the reason for "Trouble With the Curve" performing so poorly at the box office. I disagreed with that and said so. This seems to be evidence that Eastwood's brand is still strong and that he is still viewed favorably by the broader society.

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/readers-digest-trust-poll-the-100-most-trusted-people-in-america/#slide21=&slideshow=slide13
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Rawhide7 on May 13, 2013, 04:42:43 PM
Clint Eastwood was voted one of the top 100 most trusted people in America. I think he was number 13. I found this interesting because people were saying that Eastwood's reputation had declined in recent years and that his political activities in the last election damaged his brand. Many were claiming that this decline in his brand due to some of these things was the reason for "Trouble With the Curve" performing so poorly at the box office. I disagreed with that and said so. This seems to be evidence that Eastwood's brand is still strong and that he is still viewed favorably by the broader society.

http://www.rd.com/slideshows/readers-digest-trust-poll-the-100-most-trusted-people-in-america/#slide21=&slideshow=slide13

Very interesting AKA, I also agree with you that Eastwoods brand is very strong and doing very well!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on May 20, 2013, 09:49:22 AM
This is an interesting article detailing the interaction of a reporter with Clint when he was Mayor of Carmel.

http://www.toledoblade.com/Tom-Walton/2013/05/20/How-Clint-Eastwood-made-my-day.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on June 10, 2013, 04:03:01 PM
I don't really know where to post this, but Clint Eastwood recently presented Ben Affleck with an award. In the beginning of this video, he gives a little bit of an introduction, which as an Eastwood fan I enjoyed watching. Here it is: http://www.popsugar.com/Ben-Affleck-Guys-Choice-Awards-2013-Speech-Video-30766614
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on June 10, 2013, 08:14:10 PM
^ That would be the "Guy of the Year" award from Spike TV. That presentation was the occasion for the shot of Clint in the post referenced below:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4617.msg212616#msg212616

Eastwood won an award himself from the same outfit a few years ago.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 11, 2013, 04:48:06 PM
I don't really know where to post this, but Clint Eastwood recently presented Ben Affleck with an award. In the beginning of this video, he gives a little bit of an introduction, which as an Eastwood fan I enjoyed watching. Here it is: http://www.popsugar.com/Ben-Affleck-Guys-Choice-Awards-2013-Speech-Video-30766614

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on June 12, 2013, 11:39:48 AM
Clint and Arnold Palmer (who is a golf pro), have produced a golf commercial. I liked it!

Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpUK47pnTMA&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on July 21, 2013, 07:44:57 PM

 Genius Guide to Jazz

 " Jazz Lovers Series: Clint Eastwood "

 http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=44947

 
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It goes without saying that those who appreciate Jazz are a special lot. You will rarely find lovers of Our Music who have not managed to distinguish themselves in their chosen vocations, be it in the arts, business, the humanities, or the kid at Subway who earned Employee of the Month honors while listening to The Bad Plus and making my Cold Cut Combo exactly the way I like it.

Clint Eastwood is a shining example of this fact, having established himself as a top box-office draw for over fifty years, and succeeding both in front of and behind the camera on a level perhaps only achieved by Charlie Chaplin and Orson Welles before him. He has also established himself as a more-than-competent Jazz pianist, and has contributed to the music of his films as far back as The Beguiled in 1971. His trophy case includes two Best Director Oscars, and virtually every other film award worth winning (Cannes can cram their rinky-dink Palm D'Or). And he would have won Employee of the Month at his Subway were it not for the fact that Jennifer is a notorious suck-up who walks around with her nose stuck up Brad the manager's butt.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on August 16, 2013, 09:06:04 PM

 " Clint Eastwood makes Cadillac's day at big car unveiling "

 http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/08/16/clint-eastwood-cadillac-elmiraj/2663591/

 
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CARMEL, Calif. -- Clint Eastwood knows how to make Cadillac's day.

He showed up at the country club next to his hilltop estate here to take a walkaround on the Elmiraj Concept, a luxury "grand coupe" that, like the aging Eastwood, is a bit of a mid-century throwback.

Eastwood paced around the car as a bevy of General Motors officials, and design chief Ed Welburn, gathered around him. He made small talk, talking about the turkeys and other wildlife on in the hills, as he came to admire a car that is aimed at being true to the Cadillac name. It's a larger personal car.

 (http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/2b91cf06840560ed9d3949134f1064cfdca4736d/c=570-402-2478-1836&r=x513&c=680x510/local/-/media/USATODAY/USATODAY/2013/08/16/1376634581002-CadillacElmirajConceptReveal03.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on August 26, 2013, 06:07:38 AM
Elmore Leonard (RIP) interviewed by Patrick McGilligan

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On working with Clint Eastwood and John Sturges on Joe Kidd (72)
How much did Clint have to do with the script?

Eastwood and Sturges would come into my office at the end of the day and read the scenes I had written. Eastwood is the easiest guy in the world to get along with. I don't recall him changing that much. He would just agree and pass the pages on to Sturges. The only time I can recall him saying anything was for the scene where Joe Kidd is confronted by an armed faction, near the end of the second act. Eastwood said, "Shouldn't I have my gun out when I say that?" I said, "No, I don't think you need to have your gun out." Eastwood said, "But my character has not been presented as a gunfighter." He turned to Sturges, "Don't you think I need my gun out?" Sturges said, "No, you don't need your gun out." Eastwood said, "Why not?" Sturges said, "Because the audience knows who you are—they've seen all your pictures." But when the picture was made, Eastwood did have his gun out.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 26, 2013, 07:20:20 PM
^ Thanks, Antonis. Here's the link to that interview:

http://www.filmcomment.com/article/elmore-leonard-interview-patrick-mcgilligan
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on August 27, 2013, 05:11:03 AM
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Clint Eastwood wins first reader poll to front 2014's Radio Times Guide To Films

The 83-year-old Hollywood star won 44% of the vote, beating off competition from Grace Kelly and Julie Andrews


Clint Eastwood has topped the first ever reader poll to decide the Radio Times Guide To Films cover star.

The annual guide - published by Radio Times - is in its 14th year and has a record 23,077 film reviews, including 506 new entries. The inaugural poll saw Eastwood emerge as the clear winner, scoring 44% of the vote to coincide with the 50th anniverary of his iconic spaghetti western, A Fistful of Dollars.

The 83-year-old's closest competition came from late film actress Grace Kelly who secured 29% of votes in the 60th anniversary year of her film Rear Windows. Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music star Julie Andrews came in third place, landing the support of 27% of voters.

Writing in this week's edition of Radio Times, Barry Norman labels Clint Eastwood "the ideal choice" for the 2014 cover:

"He first appeared in Revenge of the Creature in 1955 and was fired from Universal Pictures because someone thought his Adam's apple was too big. Yet behold him now, aged 83, with 72 films to his name, either as actor, director, producer or composer, and sometimes all four."

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-08-27/clint-eastwood-wins-first-reader-poll-to-front-2014s-radio-times-guide-to-films
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: right turn clyde on August 29, 2013, 05:18:06 PM
Looks like he's on the market again girls!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2406060/Clint-Eastwood-separates-second-wife-Dina-17-years-marriage.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 29, 2013, 11:45:21 PM
^ The above post was originally in a new thread. The Mods have merged it into this topic because it touches on Clint Eastwood's private life and that is a topic we discourage discussion about. See the Community Standards (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=3322.0).

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Clint Eastwood's Private Life

This Board is for the discussion of Clint Eastwood's movies and his career. We strongly discourage topics pertaining to Mr. Eastwood's private life. In particular, we respect his personal privacy and do not think it necessary to post about details of his intimate relationships. Also, such topics have been known to cause hostility among members.

If there is real news of general interest about Eastwood or those close to him, it's OK to post a link, but we do not wish to start a discussion or encourage speculation of any sort. Thanks to everyone for your cooperation.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 01, 2013, 08:45:18 PM
Three posts have been removed from this thread. One provided a link to a wholly trivial story that also went into details about Clint's private life, and the other two were commenting on that story and/or on the news of the Eastwoods' separation.

Once and for all, there will be no commenting on that news and please do not post links that lead to further commentary on it.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on September 04, 2013, 06:58:19 AM
Another post has been removed from this thread. If anyone has any further questions about what is appropriate to post here, please see this post by Richard in Web Site Announcements:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9701.msg213401#msg213401
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 25, 2013, 07:41:49 PM

 " Clint Eastwood crashes wedding makes wedding guests' day "

 http://www.qt.com.au/news/clint-eastwood-crashes-wedding-makes-wedding-guest/2028591/

 
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CLINT Eastwood delighted guests when he crashed a wedding at his Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel, California, on Saturday night.

The 'Gran Torino' director, whose estranged wife Dina Eastwood filed for a legal separation last week in Monterey County Superior Court in California, proved he still believes in love as he made a brief appearance at a mystery couple's reception at his Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel.

A source exclusively told BANG Showbiz that the 83-year-old star seemed in "good spirits" as he spontaneously popped into the celebration for approximately 10 minutes.

An eyewitness said: "He was visiting his restaurant beside the hotel and everyone was shocked when he came in. He stood at the door alone and just quietly watched people dancing.

"As he was leaving a few guests spotted him and followed him outside. He was clearly eager to leave but spent about five minutes chatting to them and taking pictures before he jumped in his truck."

The actor, who was once the mayor of his adopted hometown, Carmel-by-the-Sea, stood out at the black-tie affair as he was casually dressed in a North Face fleece jacket, jeans and white running shoes.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on September 26, 2013, 09:55:39 AM
Luciano Vincenzoni Dead at 87: Helped to Make a Movie Star out of Clint Eastwood

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Screenwriter Luciano Vincenzoni, whose nearly five-decade career included collaborations with Mario Monicelli, Pietro Germi, and Sergio Leone, died of cancer on Sunday, September 22, 2013, in Rome. Vincenzoni (born on March 7, 1926, in Treviso, near Venice) was 87.

In the late ’50s, Luciano Vincenzoni co-wrote Mario Monicelli’s The Great War / La Grande guerra (1959), a humorous (if overlong) World War I comedy-drama starring Vittorio Gassman and Alberto Sordi as reluctant conscripts that earned a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nomination and the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (tied with Roberto Rossellini’s Il Generale della Rovere).

Vincenzoni was also partly responsible for the screenplay of two well-regarded Pietro Germi movies: the omnibus comedy of manners The Birds, the Bees and the Italians / Signore & signori  (1966), featuring Virna Lisi and Franco Fabrizi, and co-winner (with Claude Lelouch’s A Man and a Woman) of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival; and Seduced and Abandoned / Sedotta e abbandonata  (1964), a biting satire of Italian machismo, with Cannes’ Best Actor winner Saro Urzi brilliantly playing the Sicilian paterfamilias who will move mountains and part the seas to save the honor of beautiful teenage daughter Stefania Sandrelli — no longer a virgin and therefore unweddable.

For The Birds, the Bees and the Italians and Seduced and Abandoned, Vincenzoni shared with his co-screenwriters — Pietro Germi, and frequent partners Furio Scarpelli and Agenore Incrocci — two Silver Ribbons from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.

Clint Eastwood’s Spaghetti Westerns

Thanks to the global dominance of Hollywood studios, Luciano Vincenzoni’s best-known movies internationally are two he co-wrote for Sergio Leone in the ’60s: For a Few Dollars More (1966) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1968). These were English-language Spaghetti Westerns later acquired by United Artists, which helped to launch the film career of Clint Eastwood as a latter-day William S. Hart: tall, stone-faced, deadly.

Gian Maria Volonté and Lee Van Cleef were Clint Eastwood’s co-stars in For a Few Dollars More. In The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Eastwood and Van Cleef were joined by Eli Wallach. Very raw and very violent (and very, very long), the Leone-Vincenzoni-Eastwood movies were major international hits.

“I have written movies that won prizes at Cannes and Venice,” Vincenzoni would later tell Sergio Leone biographer Christopher Frayling. “These were screenplays for which we suffered on paper for months. Do you know how long it took me to write For a Few Dollars More? Nine days.”

Because of money issues, Vincenzoni and Leone would have a serious falling out in later years. Leone would die in April 1989.


http://www.altfg.com/blog/movie/clint-eastwood-western-luciano-vincenzoni/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 30, 2013, 08:34:06 PM

 "  12 Movies Shot in Monument Valley on the Navajo Nation "

 http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/09/28/12-movies-shot-monument-valley-navajo-nation-151484

 (http://ictmncdn1.tgpstage1.com/sites/default/files/default/files/uploads/eiger-sanction-1975.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on October 02, 2013, 08:23:42 AM
Barry Norman: Clint Eastwood is a terrible guy to interview
The film critic Barry Norman recalls a meeting with Clint Eastwood in Dallas in 1978

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This is a photograph of Clint Eastwood and me in a hotel room in Dallas in 1978. The meeting came about because Clint specifically asked me to attend a publicity gig for Every Which Way But Loose because he’d been impressed by my frankness in an earlier interview.

On that occasion, I had been among a group of journalists who were flown to New York by Warner Brothers to interview Clint, whom I had never met before, about a film called The Gauntlet. In the movie, Clint goes to Las Vegas to rescue the actress Sondra Locke from the Mafia and brings her back overland to Phoenix so that she can testify against them in a trial. They are pursued by scores of bad guys, Clint fires thousands of bullets, and the only reason they escape is because not one of the mob can shoot straight.

When I was asked what I thought of the film, I said it was very entertaining, but quite preposterous. Clint looked astonished, so I explained my reasoning – the business about the bad guys not being able to shoot straight – which he accepted. But apparently after I left, he turned to the studio honchos and said, 'That guy said the movie was preposterous!’ And they said, 'Oh gee, Clint. He’s a critic, what does he know?’

However, the following year at a press junket in Dallas he specifically asked for me, and after the interview invited me and my producer on Film 78 to have lunch with him and Sondra, who was also his co-star in Every Which Way But Loose. I was flattered but also impressed because this seemed to indicate that unlike most movie stars he didn’t want to surround himself with sycophants.

Another thing I remember about Clint was that we were wearing identical jeans. I’d bought mine at a cheap and cheerful American department store and I thought, 'This is great. He shops like me. If he sees something he likes, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Armani or M&S.’
The lovely thing about him as a director is that he keeps it simple. He doesn’t attempt fancy tricks and tries to get everything in the first shot. He only says, 'We’ll go again’ if it’s absolutely necessary. He brings his films in on budget and on time. No messing about.

I must have interviewed him at least seven times and I’ve always come away dissatisfied. He’s charming, but will never go into any great revelatory depth. He’s a modest man and a terrible guy to interview. But he’s unquestionably the elder statesman of Hollywood.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/authorinterviews/10347201/Barry-Norman-Clint-Eastwood-is-a-terrible-guy-to-interview.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on October 02, 2013, 08:29:46 AM
Producer accuses Clint Eastwood of stealing his idea for a baseball movie

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A Los Angeles film producer has sued Clint Eastwood’s production company and studio giant Warner Bros over the Oscar-winning director’s 2012 baseball movie “Trouble with the Curve,” alleging they stole his work.

Ryan Brooks said the movie, about an aging baseball scout who takes his daughter along on one last recruiting trip, breached copyright law by borrowing various plot elements from a screenplay he wrote in 2008, according to court papers released Tuesday.

The case “is about a conspiracy to steal the body, structure, theme and soul of a unique, original, copyrighted screenplay from a production company and its owner,” said the lawsuit, which seeks “tens of millions of dollars,” the documents said.

Brooks — whose screenplay was first called “Run Down” and later “Omaha” — cited Warner Bros, Eastwood’s Malpaso Productions, the film’s director Robert Lorenz and talent agencies United Talent Agency and the Gersh Agency.

He claimed there was a vast conspiracy to deny his company, Gold Glove Productions, due credit for the screenplay of the movie, which was relatively poorly received and has made less than $50 million worldwide, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“Dirty Harry” icon Eastwood, 83, has won four Oscars over a more than half-century career, including most recently best movie and best director for 2004′s “Million Dollar Baby.” He took the same two Academy Award prizes for 1992′s
“Unforgiven.”

A Warner Bros spokesman, Paul McGuire, said the studio had no comment on the lawsuit

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/01/producer-accuses-clint-eastwood-of-stealing-his-idea-for-a-baseball-movie/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 02, 2013, 08:39:28 AM
Barry Norman: Clint Eastwood is a terrible guy to interview
The film critic Barry Norman recalls a meeting with Clint Eastwood in Dallas in 1978

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/authorinterviews/10347201/Barry-Norman-Clint-Eastwood-is-a-terrible-guy-to-interview.html

That's a nice read. I wonder what movie he saw instead of The Gauntlet, though? He says, "Clint fires thousands of bullets." In the movie I watched, he fires exactly two: One at a door, and one at a motorcycle.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on October 02, 2013, 09:14:16 AM
That's a nice read. I wonder what movie he saw instead of The Gauntlet, though? He says, "Clint fires thousands of bullets." In the movie I watched, he fires exactly two: One at a door, and one at a motorcycle.

Perhaps he is referring to the director?
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on October 02, 2013, 09:29:39 AM
Oh yeah, Clint as director probably did fire (cause to be fired) thousands of bullets, at that!  ;D

It also wasn't "the mob" shooting at them much of the time, either, but other cops.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 13, 2013, 05:29:17 PM

 " 'Play Misty' house sold to Aspen developer "

 http://www.montereyherald.com/news/ci_24240848/play-misty-house-sold-aspen-developer?source=rss

 
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An Aspen, Colo., real estate developer purchased the home where Clint Eastwood filmed parts of his 1972 thriller "Play Misty for Me."

The property, perched on a rocky cliff overlooking a Carmel Highlands cove, sold for $4.5 million, said listing agent Ed Stellingsma, an associate broker with Carmel's Alain Pinel Realty. The buyer, who did not want to be identified, closed on the deal on Friday, said Stellingsma.

The top deck is where Eastwood's character, jazz-playing Carmel disc jockey Dave Garver, had a final confrontation with stalker Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter), whose request to hear Erroll Garner's "Misty" leads to a one-night stand and an unending infatuation with Garver. The movie was Eastwood's directorial debut.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 14, 2013, 01:42:53 AM
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JAMES Packer is planning Hollywood movie projects with screen legends Clint Eastwood and Warren Beatty as part of a $450 million film deal which will deliver spin-off benefits for his new Sydney casino resort.

The filmmaking venutre, called RatPac, will see Mr Packer build business relationships with Hollywood's A-list, enabling his Crown Resorts company to stage exclusive celebrity events for Sydndeysiders at its $1.5 billion high-rollers casino planned for Barangaroo.

RatPac has also put in another 25 per cent of the funding for Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys - the rags to riches story of singer Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - on top of its standard 25 per cent contribution through the Warner deal.


The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/james-packer-takes-a-new-gamble-on-big-movies-venture/story-e6frg6n6-1226738627985)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 14, 2013, 02:09:38 AM
^^^  Very interesting SK.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on October 17, 2013, 11:52:11 AM
R.I.P.

Sad news.He was always great opposite Bronson.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on October 18, 2013, 09:30:02 AM
oldies but,goodies...

Clint Eastwood is Boss/Will The Real Clint Please Stand Up

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tj_-pE6UY1I/UjcuHvxhLgI/AAAAAAAABLo/u4yry5zJfDY/s900/Waitakere+Clint.jpg)

http://waitakerewalks.blogspot.gr/2013/09/clint-eastwood-is-bosswill-real-clint.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Clyde34 on October 26, 2013, 09:07:16 AM
There's a recent interview with Sondra Locke that "mentions" Eastwood and his work and personal ethics:

http://davidlfurtado.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/exclusive-interview-with-sondra-locke-magic-in-films-and-the-real-world/

Actually there's also an interesting article with some "minor" mentions about Clint Eastwood. It's mainly focused on Sondra Locke:

http://davidlfurtado.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/sondra-lockes-the-good-the-bad-and-the-very-ugly-the-woman-with-a-name/

If you ban this post, I can only say one thing: "Democracy in action". Now you tell me from which of his movies is this quote from.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on October 26, 2013, 09:40:57 AM
oldies but....goodies

(http://www.townandcountrymag.com/cm/townandcountry/images/bm/ClintEastwood1-mdn.jpg)

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/clint-eastwood-where-are-they-now?click=main_sr
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 31, 2013, 02:49:22 AM
There's a recent interview with Sondra Locke that "mentions" Eastwood and his work and personal ethics:

http://davidlfurtado.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/exclusive-interview-with-sondra-locke-magic-in-films-and-the-real-world/

Actually there's also an interesting article with some "minor" mentions about Clint Eastwood. It's mainly focused on Sondra Locke:

http://davidlfurtado.wordpress.com/2013/08/31/sondra-lockes-the-good-the-bad-and-the-very-ugly-the-woman-with-a-name/

If you ban this post, I can only say one thing: "Democracy in action". Now you tell me from which of his movies is this quote from.


Heartbreak Ridge  O0
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on November 01, 2013, 09:51:31 AM
http://gregkihn.com/blog/go-ahead-make-my-day-my-clint-eastwood-story/

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Go Ahead, Make My Day! My Clint Eastwood Story!


The Greg Kihn Band performed at a private affair for the MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION in Carmel at Clint Eastwood’s Tehama Golf Course recently and it was a star–studded affair.  It was a fund-raising event complete with silent auction, a not-so-silent auction, a raffle, and other ways to bid on lavish items.

I had missed 90% of the proceedings because I was busy sound-checking the band upstairs.  After the band had finished their sound-check, I drifted downstairs to the banquet room.  The lady who put this gala event together grabbed me by the arm and pulled to the front and center table suddenly I was shaking hands with Clint Eastwood himself.  Dirt Harry gripped my hand and looked me in the eye.  I felt compelled to say something… anything!  I mean, Clint was giving me the eye, you know the one I mean, with the one eyebrow arched as if he’s saying, “I know what you’re thinkin’… did he fire six shots or only five?  In all the excitement I kinda lost count myself, so you’ve got to ask yourself one question, do I feel lucky?”  He gripped my hand firmer.  “Well, do ya, punk?”  I was on cloud nine.

I searched my brain for something to say to Clint Eastwood.  Finally I blurted out something incredibly stupid yet somehow sensible.  I leaned over to speak in his good ear.  I said, “I’m Greg Kihn.  I’m the bandleader.  Got any requests?”
Clint eyed me suspiciously.  “Band leader, eh?  Just play whatever you normally play.”

“Yes, sir!”  I finished my handshake and got the hell out of there.  I was sitting at a banquet table with Clint Eastwood and George Lopez!  How cool is that?  I’m trying to be a good boy and not embarrass myself by making “Dirty Harry” quotes like “Go ahead, make my day.”  Or “A man’s got to know his limitations.”  So I just sat there making small talk.

George Lopez was sitting next to him cracking one-liners.  It was surreal.  Anyway, once you’re seated at the first table with Clint Eastwood you can’t leave.  Everyone’s watching.  And there’s an auction going on and people are bidding $20,000 to $50,000 on fabulous items.  It was like on I Love Lucy when they went to the auction and she scratched her nose and they thought it was a bid.  Needless to say I sat on my hands.

Then I realized, I’m sitting with Clint Eastwood and no one’s taking my picture.  Of all the people I’ve met, Clint is the one guy I would put up on the wall.  Are you kidding me?  Online in two hours!

Except no pictures!  I kept looking around for one of the small army of photographers who were always around, but they had all disappeared.  Finally, as we were getting up to go I grabbed a lady with a camera and she took a picture of me and Clint Eastwood.
 I said, “One more picture Mr. Eastwood?”
He looked at me and squinted that way he does.  “The Band Leader?”
 “Yes, sir.”
 “I don’t know.  Of course I haven’t heard the band yet.”
He took the picture anyway.

That is my Clint Eastwood story.  By the way, we nearly a million dollars for the MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION.  Not a bad night.


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 04, 2013, 06:35:49 AM
Here's a decent article I just came across in the Cinema Retro site:  A Tribute To The Films of Clint Eastwood and Don Diegel (http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/7702-A-TRIBUTE-TO-THE-FILMS-OF-CLINT-EASTWOOD-AND-DON-SIEGEL.html)

It leads to another article, a brief synopsis of each film:  Clint Eastwood, Don Siegel, and the great anti-hero (http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/clint-eastwood/27287/clint-eastwood-don-siegel-and-the-great-anti-hero)

This may have already been posted, so I'll understand if the moderators delete this one.

(http://www.cinemaretro.com/uploads/cr-9-cover.jpg)

Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on November 14, 2013, 12:41:28 PM
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Hugh Laurie considers Clint Eastwood to be the greatest influence on his acting career and he has always looked up to the screen legend.

Hugh Laurie says Clint Eastwood is his biggest inspiration.

The 54-year-old actor has been compared to the 83-year-old star and he believes it as a good thing because he sees Clint as a screen icon, who has influenced all his acting work.

Hugh said: ''The comparison pleases me a lot, of course. I consider Clint to be a father, who educated me. I love 'The Blues', this primitive music that comes from the cotton fields, and its ability to calm while telling terrible stories.''

http://www.contactmusic.com/story/hugh-laurie-clint-eastwood-is-an-icon-to-me_3951731
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 18, 2013, 08:47:44 PM

 I do not know if this quote is valid for this thread......

 Clint Eastwood never uses the excuse, “Sign one, you have to sign all.” He’ll stay until everyone’s satisfied.

 http://pagesix.com/2013/11/07/the-best-and-worst-celebrity-autograph-signers/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on November 18, 2013, 11:47:31 PM
I've moved the above post here from the "Clint quote of the day" thread. I think it's more appropriate here. :)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 19, 2013, 08:22:41 AM
I do not know if this quote is valid for this thread......

 Clint Eastwood never uses the excuse, “Sign one, you have to sign all.” He’ll stay until everyone’s satisfied.

 http://pagesix.com/2013/11/07/the-best-and-worst-celebrity-autograph-signers/

Man!  If I EVER run into Shatner and lose my senses enough to ask for an autograph and the idiot tries to charge me ten bucks, I’ll refuse and tell him he should be paying me instead.  Schmucks!  At least Eastwood’s got it right.

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Post by: antonis on December 01, 2013, 06:41:56 AM
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Camerimage Interview: Cinematographer Tom Stern

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Nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Changeling in 2008, cinematographer Tom Stern is best known for his frequent collaboration with director Clint Eastwood. Although he didn't become the full-fledged director of photography until Blood Work in 2002, Stern's history with Eastwood goes back even farther, as he explains in the below interview with ComingSoon.net from this year's Camerimage Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland.


CS: As far as your repeated partnership with Clint Eastwood, can you tell me where you first met and how you form that creative bond?
 Stern: He has a very flat organization and always has and he's got the motto, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." We started through some bizarre thing where I met the guy who was shooting his movies and who, before, had operated his films. They went off to do "Firefox." There's a joke about tomatoes. Actually, it's not a joke, it's a fact. There's two kinds of tomatoes. There's tomatoes that travel and there's tomatoes that don't. That's actually the case. The best tomatoes don't travel. Then there's other tomatoes that you can ship around the world for two months and will still look like a tomato. They taste like s--t. They say people are the same way. It turns out that the gaffer at the time who had that position was a tomato that didn't travel. He flipped out and there were some issues in Austria. Suddenly there was an opening and I was asked if I would like to do "Honkytonk Man" in 1981. That's where that all started.

CS: Are you still working on "Jersey Boys" or is that full shot now?
 Stern: We finished it.

CS: How was that?
 Stern: A lot of Four Seasons music. No, it was a nice break for what I was going through and stuff. A lot of singing and dancing and stuff like that.

CS: It seems like a nice change of pace for Eastwood.
 Stern: Yeah, I was like, "Wait, what are you doing?" I think we were supposed to do something else. We had talked about doing something else and I was tied up. Then he says, "We're gonna do 'Jersey Boys.'" I was like, "Huh. Okay." That pleasant. We did most of it in LA, so I got to see a lot of friends.

CS: Are you doing "American Sniper" now?
 Stern: Yup.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=111866
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 01, 2013, 10:22:08 AM
Thanks, Antonis! The whole interview is well worth reading. Also, this is the first we've heard about the American Sniper project in quite a while.
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Post by: antonis on December 22, 2013, 03:58:23 AM
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Choosing life: The words and impact of Jeff Shannon, 1961-2013

(http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/blog_post/primary_image/mzs/the-words-and-impact-of-jeff-shannon/primary_jeff_shannon_spielberg_eastwood.jpg)

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Jeff Shannon, who died Dec. 20, was a Seattle-based film critic and RogerEbert.com contributor who often wrote about issues facing the disabled. He was a gifted writer and fiercely independent man, and his aesthetic opinions often intertwined with his life experience in ways that made him unique, and uniquely important.

As his friend Scott Jordan Harris wrote in an appreciation, Jeff "was more than just a disabled person: he was a disabled activist." He served on the Washington State Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, wrote widely about his experience as a disabled person, and often wove political analysis into his film writing.

One example is Jeff's 2011 review for RogerEbert.com of the documentary "Life is Worth Living,"  which mixed biographical nuggets ("I had just turned 29 and I'd been disabled (C-5/6 quadriplegia) for 11 years, since a diving accident on the coast of Maui in 1979, two weeks after high-school graduation and three weeks before my 18th birthday") with critical appreciation of a documentary about the history of disabled activism in the United States. The piece includes a sharp assessment of what the landmark 1990 Americans with Disabilities act has accomplished and where it has fallen short. "To be disabled in America, in 2011, is to realize that you may have gained your civil rights, but most of society didn't get the memo," he wrote.


Jeff died yesterday at Stevens-Swedish hospital in Edmonds. He'd been on life support due to pneumonia, which made it hard for his heart to process oxygen without assistance. He is survived by family and friends who remember his humor, compassion, and determination to make a difference. You could see this quality manifested not just in his political activism and straightforwardly prescriptive writing—for New Mobility, and more recently for FacingDisability.com— but also in his reviews and features. Jeff's life experience let him speak with authority on subjects that other writers might have had to imagine their way into.

One example is Jeff's writing about "Million Dollar Baby," which he loved and defended, both on his own and in concert with Roger Ebert, who loved Jeff and promoted his work for years. Jeff was angered by conservative activists who blasted the Clint Eastwood film as an ad for euthanasia. He reached out to Roger and praised it.

"Until 'Million Dollar Baby' become an issue," Roger wrote in a 2005 piece, "I didn't know he was a quadriplegic. He is writing an article about the movie from his point of view; he thinks it is a great film and takes issue with those in the disabled community who attack it. Shannon has chosen life, and leads a full and productive one. Ramon Sampedro, the character in 'The Sea Inside,' refuses to be supplied with a chair he could control by his head and breath. He has given up. Jeff Shannon wrote me about the movie: 'Despite considerable pain and anguish for a variety of quad-related reasons, I agree with Ramon Sampedro's cause, but I cannot share his attitude for one simple reason: I look at life the way I look at a good movie -- I can't wait to see what happens next.'"

Jeff's personal authority allowed him to play devil's advocate and ask knowledgable and pointed questions of Clint Eastwood during an interview about "Million Dollar Baby." "Some disabled people are very discouraged by the film," Jeff told Eastwood, "because they perceive a potentially harmful image that suggests that disabled people are 'better off dead.' "I don’t think that’s the situation [in the film], and it wasn’t the intention at all," Eastwood replied. "The intention was just to tell the story of these two people, and it’s not advocating that at all." Eastwood was so impressed by Jeff that he invited him the set of his next film, the Steven Spielberg-produced "Flags of Our Fathers," where the photo at the top of this article was taken.

http://www.rogerebert.com/mzs/the-words-and-impact-of-jeff-shannon
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 22, 2013, 11:22:12 AM
Thanks, Antonis. That's a very interesting article. I edited your post to fix the formatting of the headline.

If you follow the link at the bottom of Antonis' post, the original story has links to related material, such as Jeff Shannon's interview with Clint about Million Dollar Baby: http://www.newmobility.com/2005/04/clint-eastwood-defends-his-baby/

R.I.P., Jeff Shannon.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on January 20, 2014, 08:45:07 PM

 Ahmad Jamal

 
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He was friends with Miles Davis, Clint Eastwood is his biggest fan, and he’s had his work sampled by Jay-Z, John Legend and De La Soul. Now jazz great Ahmad Jamal is set to return for a date in Dublin. Alan Corr talks to the veteran 83-year-old pianist about Miles, Clint and why he’s still learning

 http://www.rte.ie/ten/features/music/2014/0116/498320-ahmad-jamal/

 
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And of course, Mr Jamal’s biggest early influence, fellow pianist Erroll Garner, also hailed from Pittsburgh. Garner’s best known song, Misty, famously featured in Clint Eastwood’s directorial debut Play Misty for Me in 1971 and years later, jazz fan Eastwood was to feature Jamal’s 1962 hit Poinciana in his 1995 movie The Bridges of Madison County. (Bringing it bang up to date, four compositions by The Ahmad Jamal Trio feature on the soundtrack to The Wolf of Wall Street).

“Clint Eastwood is the only director who has done two movies on two famous musicians – he did a movie on Charlie Parker and he did a documentary on Thelonious Monk,” says Mr Jamal. “Which other director in Hollywood has done that? None of them and that shows you the character of the man. That’s why the man is so successful. It’s because he has some insight to what it is.”

 (http://www.sfexaminer.com/imager/clint-eastwood-left-and-ahmad-jamal/b/original/2309163/0ed3/rc1.C.jpg)

 http://www.hollywood.com/news/brief/26787363/clint-eastwood-honours-jazz-star-ahmad-jamal
 http://blog.sfgate.com/missbigelow/2012/05/09/clint-eastwood-ahmad-jamal-make-sfjazz-gala/#5034101=0


Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on January 20, 2014, 09:43:13 PM
Ahmad Jamal

 
 http://www.rte.ie/ten/features/music/2014/0116/498320-ahmad-jamal/

 
  http://www.hollywood.com/news/brief/26787363/clint-eastwood-honours-jazz-star-ahmad-jamal

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“Clint Eastwood is the only director who has done two movies on two famous musicians – he did a movie on Charlie Parker and he did a documentary on Thelonious Monk,” says Mr Jamal. “Which other director in Hollywood has done that? None of them and that shows you the character of the man. That’s why the man is so successful. It’s because he has some insight to what it is.”

 http://blog.sfgate.com/missbigelow/2012/05/09/clint-eastwood-ahmad-jamal-make-sfjazz-gala/#5034101=0

In fact, Eastwood only served as "ex post facto" executive producer on Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser; he stepped in and helped obtain distribution for the documentary after it was already finished.

However, since then, he has produced and/or executive-produced documentaries on Tony Bennett, Johnny Mercer and Dave Brubeck, with a good deal of personal input and featuring himself as an on-camera participant.
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Post by: higashimori on March 09, 2014, 07:32:30 PM

 '' 'Baby' tops the best pictures of the last decade ''

 http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Baby-tops-the-best-pictures-of-the-last-decade-5294239.php

 
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In collaboration with Rotten Tomatoes and its parent company, Flixster, Hearst Newspapers presents the critical consensus of the last 10 best picture Academy Award winners. (The figure listed is the percentage of critics who have rated the film positively, based on reviews listed at rottentomatoes.com.)

1. "Million Dollar Baby" (2004) 91 percent: Clint Eastwood's assured direction — combined with knockout performances from Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman — help "Million Dollar Baby" to transcend its cliches, and the result is deeply heartfelt and moving.

 (http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/26/64/74/5984045/3/628x471.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 09, 2014, 07:36:53 PM

 '' Judge Gives Warner Bros. a Victory in 'Trouble With the Curve' Lawsuit ''

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-gives-warner-bros-a-682948

 
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Warner Bros. has scored a summary judgment win in a copyright infringement lawsuit over the 2012 film, Trouble With the Curve, starring Clint Eastwood as a cantankerous aging baseball scout. On Tuesday, while not completely dismissing the case, the judge ruled in Warners' favor by saying the plaintiffs hadn't shown requisite similarity from an allegedly stolen script.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on March 09, 2014, 09:39:42 PM
'' 'Baby' tops the best pictures of the last decade ''

 http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Baby-tops-the-best-pictures-of-the-last-decade-5294239.php

That list is apparently just the ten Best Picture winners  in chronological order, so it's misleading to say Million Dollar Baby "tops" it.

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The figure listed [after each film title] is the percentage of critics who have rated the film positively, based on reviews listed at rottentomatoes.com.

That figure is 91% for Million Dollar Baby. Except for Crash, #2 on the list but with only 75%, all other films on the list scored higher.

Here's what the list would look like if the films were ranked according to the Rotten Tomatoes' critics' ratings:

1. "The Artist" (2011):  98 percent
2. "The Hurt Locker" (2009):  97 percent
3. (tie) "Argo" (2012):  96 percent
3. (tie) "12 Years a Slave" (2013):  96 percent
5. (tie) "No Country for Old Men" (2007):  94 percent
5. (tie) "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008):  94 percent
5. (tie) "The King's Speech" (2010):  94 percent
8. "The Departed" (2006):  93 percent
9. "Million Dollar Baby" (2004):  91 percent
10. "Crash" (2005):  75 percent
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on March 30, 2014, 07:11:21 PM

 '' Nancy Hillis, 'Midnight's' Mandy, sings last song with book ''

 http://savannahnow.com/news/2014-03-29/nancy-hillis-midnights-mandy-sings-last-song-book

 
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When the Savannah Morning News published several stories in January about the 20-year anniversary of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” one of the book’s characters, Nancy Hillis, aka Mandy Nichols, was nowhere to be found for an interview.

Writer John Berendt described Hillis’ character as an accomplished singer who ran a night club, Sweet Georgia Brown’s, with piano-playing, attorney-turned-conman Joe Odom. Alison Eastwood played the role in the movie version directed by her father, Clint Eastwood.
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Post by: higashimori on April 28, 2014, 07:06:36 PM

 '' Clint Eastwood flips out at builder? ''

 http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=231132

 
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Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS): Actor-director Clint Eastwood reportedly flipped over a builder when his car was blocked with a cement truck.

"Clint was livid when he pulled out of the driveway of his Bel-Air home and where two new homes are under construction, with trucks constantly blocking traffic. Clint was stopped by a workman who told him he’d have to wait until a cement truck could be moved out of the way," said a source.

"Exasperated, Clint freaked out leaping out of his car and screamed at the guy, 'I can’t take this anymore! It’s been over nine months of construction what the hell are you building here, the Taj Mahal?’," added the source.

Clint was reportedly late for a meeting and demanded that the path gets immediately cleared.

 Calm down Mr Eastwood, the anger is not good and danger to your health!  ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 16, 2014, 09:16:12 PM

 '' CLINT’S DAD WRITES TO THE OTHER CLINT ''

 http://emag.co.uk/clints-dad-writes-to-the-other-clint/142850

 
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Can Clint Eastwood help to immortalize the work of an Indian child prodigy named after him?

M.T. Joseph and Chinnamma Joseph, of Kochi, Kerala, have sought the support of the great star to popularize an online International Painting Competition for Children that was set up to honour the memory of their son, Edmund Thomas Clint. Little Clint’s father, M.T. Joseph was a wrestling coach in his spare time and an ardent fan of Hollywood movies. He chose the Hollywood Actor’s name ‘Clint’ for his only child. The child, believed to be a genius by many, lived only for 2522 days but left a legacy of more than 25,000 pictures, many of which are extraordinary.

The Josephs were aware that Clint Eastwood was familiar with the work of little Clint, because the actor had sent them a personal message after learning about the sad demise of their son. Clint Eastwood said that he had seen a documentary on little Clint and his work; the film, directed by Sivakumar, a noted Indian film maker, had been showcased at an international film festival and Eastwood had been impressed by the child prodigy. The Hollywood star wrote a handwritten message on his photograph and had sent it to the parents after Clint died. Even today, the portrait hangs on their living room wall as one of the most precious gifts received in their lifetime.

  :angel:
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on May 24, 2014, 01:30:18 AM
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Big star, small car! Clint Eastwood takes his friend out for a spin in his tiny Fiat 500

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He can afford any car on this earth but forget a Lamborghini, the only Italian motor Clint Eastwood wants is a Fiat.
The 83-year-old mega star arrived on set with his friend in Venice, California, on Thursday, in the tiny two door hatchback.
The veteran actor's car choice may seem bizarre, but the director is actually putting his keys where his mouth is.

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/22/article-2636677-1E17F7A000000578-4_634x424.jpg)

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The director famously spoke on behalf of Chrysler - which is majority owned by Fiat - during a halftime Superbowl advertisement earlier this year.
The Million Dollar baby star is also doing his bit for the environment as the 83-year-old is driving the 500e version of the vehicle which runs on electricity.
Currently directing his latest feature, American Sniper, Clint can probably afford to but the entire crew the little car considering it costs just $30,000.

While many stars would probably avoid such a compact vehicle, the actor turned director smiled away at the cameras as he arrived on location.
While no spring chicken any more - and with 60 years of a film career under his belt - the star looked ready and rearing to go as he zapped on to the film's lot.
Setting a cracking directorial pace, Clint has only just wrapped filming the movie version of Broadway musical Jersey Boys.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2636677/Clint-Eastwood-takes-friend-spin-tiny-Fiat-500.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 29, 2014, 08:48:21 PM

 '' Tony Awards Presenters Announced ''

 
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The Tony Awards announced a diverse group of presenters Tuesday that includes everyone from Clint Eastwood to Carole King.

 https://za.celebrity.yahoo.com/news/tony-awards-presenters-announced-130800185.html
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on May 30, 2014, 08:34:13 PM

 '' 3 Godard films, ‘The Sousa Mendes Story,’ ‘Dirty Harry’ ''

 
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Screenings this week at Seattle-area art houses include Jean-Luc Godard’s “Alphaville,” “Contempt” and “Le Petit Soldat”; “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story”; and make-my-day “Dirty Harry.”


 http://seattletimes.com/html/entertainment/2023722150_atatheater30xml.html?syndication=rss
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on August 02, 2014, 03:03:38 PM
Wow, no updates to this thread in two months?  :o

Nice article on older directors who are still working ...

http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/working-late-in-life-directors-refuse-to-say-cut/

(http://newsbcpcol.stb.s-msn.com/amnews/i/4f/7aa61e225375d57285286f7a516/_h353_w628_m6_otrue_lfalse.jpg)

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"I always thought: 'He could be making a film right now. He's as lucid as could be. Here's the great Frank Capra not doing it,'" Eastwood recalled of the famed director, who died in 1991 at 94, three decades after his last film. "I always thought, 'I wonder why that is?'"

Eastwood, who at 84 just released the musical "Jersey Boys" and wrapped shooting on the Navy SEAL drama "American Sniper," isn't the only filmmaker blowing past conventional retirement age. This Friday, Woody Allen, 78, will, like clockwork, release his latest, the French Riviera romantic comedy "Magic in the Moonlight." He's also already on to the next one, shooting in Rhode Island this summer.

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If for Allen filmmaking is a way to order his day-to-day life, for Eastwood, it's a means for staying young. Age, he says, is "a mental outlook." Maintaining interest — in moviemaking or anything else — is his secret to life.

One striking commonality between the likes of Allen, Eastwood and even Godard is that none are abundantly precious about their films. None, for example, are likely to go past take two or spend five years laboring over a project.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: dan_1963 on August 04, 2014, 01:11:21 PM
Cute and complimentary story if true: "A Man and his Dog"
http://www.cinchreview.com/a-man-and-his-dog/12996/ (http://www.cinchreview.com/a-man-and-his-dog/12996/)

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It is not every celebrity of his stature who walks his own dog, to say the least. All alone, with no bodyguard, no hangers-on, only a cap and shades to shield him from all the wannabe actors in New York who might mob him for a role. And more even than all of that, his manner of walking his dog said volumes about his character. He was not on a cell phone. He was not just lackadaisically trudging along, giving it a token walk. He was allowing the dog to be a dog, sniffing through the grass, scampering around, chasing varmints, even though he had to keep it on a leash (as all good law-abiding citizens must in Central Park).
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on September 29, 2014, 08:54:23 PM

 '' Emma Thompson Talks Clint Eastwood, .......''

 http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/emma-thompson-talks-clint-eastwood-734518

 
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Emma Thompson discussed her screenwriting process, differences between the genders and her appreciation for Clint Eastwood and Billy Wilder at a BAFTA and BFI screenwriters lecture in London on Saturday night.‎

Eastwood has always been "a great hero" of hers, she said. "I grew up on westerns." Since she grew up watching them with her father every night, she said, "I was very much influenced by that form."

Speaking at the BFI Southbank location, she recalled a memory from when she won an Oscar for her work in Howards End (1992), while Eastwood won for Unforgiven. She said the actor put his Oscar next to hers and said: "Well, we did it." She added: "I said, 'Weeee!?' It was so moving. It was like, I don't know, being knighted or something." She added of Eastwood that he was "divine" to her and her mother.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 30, 2014, 06:15:10 AM
^^^Very nice story, higashimori, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 12, 2014, 09:09:42 AM

 '' Watch! Metallica's Hetfield salutes Eastwood ''

 http://News/ten/news/2014/1012/651748-metallica/

 
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At this month's Mill Valley Film Festival in California, Metallica frontman James Hetfield introduced a screening of Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and spoke of his love for the film and its star, Clint Eastwood - watch the video here.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUcRsILtbvA
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on October 25, 2014, 07:57:56 PM

 '' Evolution of the Walker ''

 '' Walker Art Center throws itself a 75th anniversary party ''

 
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1990 Clint Eastwood inaugurates Regis Dialogues series of film retrospectives and interviews.

 http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/279459862.html

 (http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/440*425/ows_141348415085844.jpg)
 

 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 09, 2014, 08:39:36 PM

 '' Al Jean wants George Clooney and Clint Eastwood on The Simpsons ''

 https://uk.news.yahoo.com/al-jean-wants-george-clooney-140739858.html#oc7mA2X

 
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The Simpsons showrunner Al Jean has revealed he would like to get George Clooney and Clint Eastwood to appear on the show.
Simpsons creator Al Jean (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
The creator of the Emmy-winning programme said he has been trying to get the pair for years, but they have yet to agree to a part.
George Clooney (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) There’s always a part for Clint on The Simpsons (Eric Charbonneau/AP/Press Association Images)

 
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“There’s a group we never got and maybe never will. Clint Eastwood, we’ve tried several times. George Clooney, we’ve tried several times,” he said.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on November 09, 2014, 08:55:47 PM

 '' Clint Eastwood honors Maureen O’Hara at the 2014 Governors Awards ''

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsQumHtVkgw

 (https://ec.yimg.com/mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FxsQumHtVkgw%2Fhqdefault.jpg&t=1415560850&sig=SCLTWi3dnVs5mjr9wBP.4A--~B)

 
 " Lady Godiva"

 
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Unfortunately, she also starred in a few stinkers – including some desert romances that she jokingly refers to as "tits and sand" movies. Her experience in this genre led to her playing the title character in Lady Godiva, which featured her on horseback wearing only a long wig and a body stocking.
"The critics weren't kind, but it's worth remembering as one of Clint Eastwood's first films." (He is listed in the credits as "First Saxon".)
"Years later, I saw him at an awards ceremony, and he told me how glad he was to have that part. He said he was hard up at the time, and it helped him pay the rent."

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/oscars/11210734/Maureen-OHara-I-wasnt-going-to-play-the-whore.html

 (http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/03010/O_Hara_3010695b.jpg)

 (http://img.over-blog.com/480x600/1/21/78/82/divers3/amazone/amazone/chevaux-dans-l-art--amazone--cheval/lady_godiva.jpg)

 Also I take a opportunity to add here the Honor of Hayao Miyazaki who also received an Honorary Award at the 2014 Governors Awardsfor, for Maureen O'hara.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZIG14mxB9w
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Gant on November 12, 2014, 05:14:46 AM
Great clip.. Eastwoods so at ease and cool..
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 06, 2014, 07:57:20 PM
This event has passed.  ???

 '' DIRTY HARRY & THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES IN EASTWOOD GETS DIRTY 35MM FILM FEST ''

 http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/calendar/event/dirty-harry-the-outlaw-josey-wales-in-eastwood-gets-dirty-35mm-film-fest/

 
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For the first time ever EASTWOOD GETS DIRTY at  The Palace Theater in EASTWOOD NY (Syracuse) catch two Clint Eastwood films from Glorious 35mm film prints.
The BREW & VIEW 35mm Film Series is proud to bring you for One night only!
DIRTY HARRY – 7pm
THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES – 9pm
Doors open at 6pm.  Other special surprises await.
$10 / beer and wine for those of legal drinking age
Brought to you by: SYRFILM and Vlad J Greenpoint

 (http://www.syracusenewtimes.com/calendar/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/the-outlaw-josey-wales-original.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 07, 2014, 06:32:01 PM

 '' A hoarse Tiger Woods sounds uncannily like Clint Eastwood in post-round interview ''

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/golf/tigerwoods/11278191/A-hoarse-Tiger-Woods-sounds-uncannily-like-Clint-Eastwood-in-post-round-interview.html

 
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Tiger Woods should be tucked up in bed and nursing himself back to full health but instead opted to battle on at the Hero World Challenge - his first tournament after a four-month injury lay-off.
Woods battled through with nausea, fever and sickness to fire a three-under par 69 on Saturday at Isleworth, but still remains last in the 18-player field despite shooting lower scores this week as his sickness gets worse.
Yet it was his post-round interview that was most revealing. The off colour American spoke of throwing up on the third fairway and sounded the spit of actor Clint Eastwood as he struggled to get his words out.
"It wasn't easy. I fought hard," Woods said in a hoarse whisper. "Spent all I had.
"I've been throwing up for hours," Woods said, noting he has unable to keep down food or sleep well but was not in pain and never considered quitting.
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: AKA23 on December 18, 2014, 12:02:14 PM
This is an article which has an interview with Ennio Morricone. In it, he said that Eastwood asked him to compose scores in films that he directed, but that Morricone turned him down out of "respect" for Sergio Leone. Of course, after composing for the Dollars films, Morricone went on to compose for "Two Muels for Sister Sara," and later, for "In the Line of Fire," which was directed by Wolfgang Peterson. Does anyone know which films Morricone turned down, and why?

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30517594
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: antonis on December 18, 2014, 12:11:55 PM
Does anyone know which films Morricone turned down, and why?

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-30517594

Don't know for sure but, I'd bet High Planes Drifter would be a perfect choice ...
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 18, 2014, 09:11:10 PM
Don't know for sure but, I'd bet High Plains Drifter would be a perfect choice ...

I'd say that's a good guess, since it was Eastwood's second film as director and has a Leone-ish theme. I love Dee Barton's score, though, so I'm not sorry if Morricone turned down. (I should emphasize I'm only guessing here!)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: higashimori on December 22, 2014, 09:25:00 PM

 Very interesting!!

 '' Alcatraz 1962 escapees had small chance of success ''

 (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/79608000/jpg/_79608884_compalcatraz.jpg)
 
 
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A mystery surrounds whether three prisoners - Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin - survived

 A man on the left is real Frank?  Which one you found better for Frank?

 http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30349106

 
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Three inmates who famously escaped from the US island prison Alcatraz had a small chance of making it to land alive - but the odds were stacked against them, a new study suggests.

 
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Fake heads
This prison break - dramatized by Clint Eastwood in the film Escape from Alcatraz - is one of the most daring and intricate escapes ever attempted.

Three bank robbers - Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris - spent months digging an escape tunnel out of their concrete cells using sharpened spoons.

On the night of 11 June 1962, they left dummy heads, fashioned out of soap, toilet paper and hair, in their beds, and crawled out of the "escape-proof" prison.

At the water's edge, it is thought they made an inflatable raft out of raincoats and entered San Francisco Bay, at some point between 2000 and 0200, according to FBI files.

Despite an intense search effort, the men were never found. Whether they survived and made landfall or died after entering the water remains a mystery.

 (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/79608000/jpg/_79608886_dummy-heads-used-in-escape-plan.jpg)

 (http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/79721000/jpg/_79721239_alcatraz.jpg)


 http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-alcatraz-prisoners-could-survived-181937624.html

 http://www.azcentral.com/videos/news/nation/2014/12/17/20545655/
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: KC on December 22, 2014, 10:44:27 PM
They drowned! ;)
Title: Re: Re: Eastwood in the press (minor mentions)
Post by: Dan Dassow on December 23, 2014, 12:24:36 AM
Very interesting!!

 '' Alcatraz 1962 escapees had small chance of success ''
FYI: Alcatraz Prison was closed down in 1963 since the prison was no longer considered escape proof. Alcatraz Island (http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm) is now part of the US National Park Service. The fake heads are shown as part of an interesting tour of the prison.