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Title: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Doug on June 23, 2008, 05:08:13 AM
What's the latest Eastwood movie you've seen?

For me, I watched Bird tonght.  It's only the fourth time I've seen the movie, despite the fact that it's just an incredible film, but it's a difficult one to watch as well, as we witness Charlie Parker's struggles with his music and his drug addiction.   
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Post by: KC on June 23, 2008, 05:37:22 AM
I think it was The Outlaw Josey Wales, the last Movie Night.

I haven't been watching many movies at all lately. I still have a Netflix DVD from March!
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Post by: Richard Earl on June 23, 2008, 09:20:15 AM
I think it was The Outlaw Josey Wales, the last Movie Night.

I haven't been watching many movies at all lately. I still have a Netflix DVD from March!

I think that is the last time that I watched one as well. I need to change that status.  :)
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on June 23, 2008, 12:36:53 PM

The last Clint Eastwood film I watched was "The Outlaw Josey Wales."
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Post by: Richard Earl on June 23, 2008, 02:07:18 PM
I think that is the last time that I watched one as well. I need to change that status.  :)

That status has changed. CMT showed Unforgiven today.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 23, 2008, 09:54:30 PM
For A Few Dollars More.
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Post by: Perry on June 24, 2008, 12:13:42 PM
I actually watched 'Where Eagles Dare' Still one of my faves. It's a shame Burton died in 84'. It would had been interesting to see if Eastwood would had worked with him again. Interesting though the actress Mary Ure looks alot like Alison Eastwood.

 Oh by the way...Ox-Bo.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on June 24, 2008, 12:37:21 PM

Dirty Harry
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Post by: KC on June 24, 2008, 04:58:09 PM
Oh by the way...Ox-Bo.

Oh by the way...Ox-Bow (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0036244/).  ;)

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Post by: Gant on June 25, 2008, 12:16:08 AM
Dirty Harry  :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 25, 2008, 01:38:38 AM
For A Few Dollars More.

Actually, I forgot about Tarantula. That was the last Eastwood film I've seen. OK, technically it isn't an Eastwood film but what the heck.  :D
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Post by: Perry on June 25, 2008, 11:14:10 AM


          KC...he he he
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Post by: peppermint819 on June 25, 2008, 03:33:54 PM
dead pool and unforgiven O0
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Post by: Sylvie on June 25, 2008, 10:16:38 PM
"The Enforcer", yesterday afternoon  :)
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Post by: Southern cat on June 26, 2008, 12:15:04 PM
Magnum Force
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Post by: Lucky Punk on June 26, 2008, 01:37:40 PM
Me and the boy watched GBU a couple of days ago.

He's working in berry fields just now, saving towards his writing and film studies course. We were taken by how generous an actor Clint is. Wallach is clearly stealing the movie from him as Tuco but Clint seems to be enjoying watching the little imp do it.

We'll fit Unforgiven in sometime late summer as he is going to use it's themes in essays. Webb Peoples seems to reach the lad as he has written some great peices on Blade Runner for his previous course.


LP
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Post by: Walt on June 27, 2008, 08:14:53 AM
In The Line Of Fire a couple of days ago. Malkovich, Eastwood, CIA goings on and all that Kennedy stuff = a great movie.
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Post by: Philo Beddoe Jr on July 01, 2008, 04:49:52 AM
Space Cowboys.  Good light fun  :)  Interesting to see Eastwood in a Space Movie !
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Post by: Glenny on July 01, 2008, 08:56:54 AM
The Gauntlet...I was going on vacation to Las Vegas and wanted to "feel" the film. :)
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on July 07, 2008, 10:38:44 AM

In the Line of Fire
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Post by: Pvt. Kelly on July 09, 2008, 10:10:21 AM
 Dirty Harry last night for the first time all the way through.  More than lived up to all the hype I'd heard and read about it.  Favorite part had to be Callahan on the tressle at the end waiting for Scorpio to drive under.  Supremely cool scene. 8)
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Post by: Richard Earl on July 09, 2008, 05:05:55 PM
Dirty Harry last night for the first time all the way through.  More than lived up to all the hype I'd heard and read about it.  Favorite part had to be Callahan on the tressle at the end waiting for Scorpio to drive under.  Supremely cool scene. 8)

I love that scene as well. I wonder if that shot of Clint has ever been made into a poster.
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Post by: Cuda72 on July 10, 2008, 01:52:10 AM
"The Outlaw Josey Wales," "In the Line of Fire," "Magnum Force," and "The Eiger Sanction" to break in our new TV, the right way.  O0

About 20 years ago a friend met Clint somewhere among the Cascade mountains of Idaho....My friend said Clint was very personable, friendly, and "down to earth."
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Post by: Hemlock on July 13, 2008, 09:49:26 AM
I just realised it`s been way too long time when I watched an Eastwood`s film but if I´m not mistaken it was Kelly`s Heroes...not sure though.

But what`s great is that my girlfriend`s 9 tear old son watched not too long ago Where Eagles Dare with my mother(!!!) and thought it was pretty cool (ofcourse not as cool as Star Wars or Spiderman films  ;D ) and is now asking me if we could watch GBU or just about any film from Eastwood together.

Any suggestions what that film could be???I´m thinking of Eastwood`s Beddoe-films.
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Post by: KC on July 13, 2008, 09:51:15 AM
Depending on how mature the kid is, one of the Leone films might be a good choice. :)
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Post by: Doug on July 13, 2008, 03:31:39 PM
Just watched Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
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Post by: suejerry on July 14, 2008, 12:45:53 PM
Million Dollar Baby its a real weepie film
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Post by: Richard Earl on July 14, 2008, 06:48:30 PM
I just realised it`s been way too long time when I watched an Eastwood`s film but if I´m not mistaken it was Kelly`s Heroes...not sure though.

But what`s great is that my girlfriend`s 9 tear old son watched not too long ago Where Eagles Dare with my mother(!!!) and thought it was pretty cool (ofcourse not as cool as Star Wars or Spiderman films  ;D ) and is now asking me if we could watch GBU or just about any film from Eastwood together.

Any suggestions what that film could be???I´m thinking of Eastwood`s Beddoe-films.

Firefox might be a good one as well since he is nine Hemlock.
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Post by: Danny Parker on July 14, 2008, 08:19:59 PM
Just watched The Dead Pool for the first time in years (on Blu-ray) and found it to be far more enjoyable than I expected. Sure, it's not a patch on the earlier Harry films and the flick missfires a few times...but overall still very watchable. A very nice presentation on Blu-ray aswell - whilst far from reference quality, the image is clean and nicely detailed, with vibrant colours and little noise or grain.
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Post by: Doug on July 15, 2008, 03:24:06 PM
For a Few Dollars More.
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Post by: Alcatraz on July 20, 2008, 03:24:51 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
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Post by: Sylvie on July 20, 2008, 10:59:55 PM
Blood Work
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Post by: Million Dollar Tommy on July 27, 2008, 08:59:22 AM
Dirty Harry 2 days ago for the 4th time.
Just bought Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil... it will be my next victim!
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Post by: Hemlock on July 29, 2008, 11:29:29 AM
Depending on how mature the kid is, one of the Leone films might be a good choice. :)

Well it`s now a duel between the blondie and Beddoe  ;)

Richard,I think Firefox might be too slow and"heavy "for the kid for now but maybe within the next two years.thanks for the suggestions.
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Post by: Richard Earl on July 29, 2008, 06:46:19 PM
Well it`s now a duel between the blondie and Beddoe  ;)

Richard,I think Firefox might be too slow and"heavy "for the kid for now but maybe within the next two years.thanks for the suggestions.

Bronco Billy might be another one that he would like Hemlock. I  was about nine when I saw it in the theaters. O0
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Post by: Million Dollar Tommy on July 30, 2008, 10:33:17 PM
Seen yesterday Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, for the 1st time... very good, but i believed it would have been darker.
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Post by: Doug on August 08, 2008, 10:03:37 PM
Unforgiven.
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Post by: Hemlock on August 11, 2008, 08:55:50 AM
Well it`s now a duel between the blondie and Beddoe  ;)


And Blondie won  ;D I watched today GBU with the little guy and it worked great for him even though some scenes were a bit too slow for his taste  :)

Already he`s been asking when we can watch some other Eastwood film...or another western  8) My brainwashing scheme is working  ;D
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on September 18, 2008, 11:43:37 PM

Flags of our Fathers
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Post by: Richard Earl on September 19, 2008, 06:43:37 PM
And Blondie won  ;D I watched today GBU with the little guy and it worked great for him even though some scenes were a bit too slow for his taste  :)

Already he`s been asking when we can watch some other Eastwood film...or another western  8) My brainwashing scheme is working  ;D

That is some good brainwashing there Hemlock.
 O0
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Post by: Philo Beddoe Jr on September 20, 2008, 03:41:08 AM
Dirty Harry and Every Which Way But Loose.  Both on Blu ray.  Of the two EWWBL was the most enjoyable.  And it looked beautiful on Blu ray. 
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Post by: higashimori on September 20, 2008, 02:18:01 PM
 :)  In the Line of Fire
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Post by: Richard Earl on September 20, 2008, 08:03:55 PM
:)  In the Line of Fire

What did you think of the film higashimori?
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Post by: higashimori on September 21, 2008, 03:44:54 PM
 :) Hi, Richard !

          Well, I like and I enjoy very much this film.  I find that in this movie there is spirits of Clint everywhere, it's almost perfect !
           His music, his humor, & little romance etc;.....I like the story. The music is very nice .  I like watching the scene where he plays piano.
           The performance of John Malkovich is very good , his role is very fitted him. The costarring actress Rene Russo is splendid .
           I think that she is the best with a costarring actress of Clint ! I like the scene before the statue of Abraham Lincoln !
           Every time I watch a running scene of Frank who run hard saying huh-huh , MaCaleb of " True Crime " overlaps !   ;D
           
           Did you recognize Dirty Harry in this movie ?   8)
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on September 22, 2008, 02:39:06 PM

In the Line of Fire is a modern classic thriller. The film never gets old.
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Post by: Chris66 on September 23, 2008, 01:47:34 AM
I just watched The Dead Pool for the second time which I think is probably the least effective in the Dirty Harry films. I thought the only good things about the film were Eastwood and Neeson really.

7/10 
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Post by: Richard Earl on September 23, 2008, 07:12:14 PM
I just watched The Dead Pool for the second time which I think is probably the least effective in the Dirty Harry films. I thought the only good things about the film were Eastwood and Neeson really.

7/10 

I agree Chris66. The only thing that I like are Eastwood's one liners in that film for the most part. I saw it in the theater when it came out. That is a great memory. I was in high school then. I liked it quite a bit. I watched it not too long ago and did not feel the same way about the movie.
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Post by: Lucky Punk on October 04, 2008, 03:33:54 AM
JOE KIDD

Caught this on Sky Movies this morning. I have not seen it since  I was a teenager.

Verdict :  Considering it has a great director in John Sturges, a script by Elmore Leonard, music by Lalo Schifrin and a great cast it should have been an absolute scorcher of a movie. I think the disappointment of this not delivering a classic has lead many critics to dismiss this film. But if you leave those thoughts behind it's an enjoyable western which gives a solid 90 minutes of decent story and action.

It does seem to have a personality split, not sure if it's a studio Oater or a revisionist western. The script and cast would suggest the latter but production values ( set & costumes ) the former.

The real treat though is Bruce Surtees' stunning photography of the mountainous region in which much of the action takes place.

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Post by: Chris66 on October 10, 2008, 12:38:03 AM
I just watched A Perfect World for the first time and I thought it was a very good film. Kevin Costner was excellent in his role and even though Eastwood only had a small role it was still memorable to me. I thought the film was very original and it is another example of how good a director Clint is.

8.5/10   
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Post by: Chris66 on October 11, 2008, 12:02:08 PM
In The Line Of Fire - 8.5/10
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 11, 2008, 12:52:49 PM
Bridges of Madison County    10/10

Pale Rider                                9/10

Bird                                          9/10

Over the last two days.
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Post by: Richard Earl on October 11, 2008, 03:57:06 PM
I just watched A Perfect World for the first time and I thought it was a very good film. Kevin Costner was excellent in his role and even though Eastwood only had a small role it was still memorable to me. I thought the film was very original and it is another example of how good a director Clint is.

8.5/10   

I love that film. It is such a powerful movie.
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Post by: JKidd on October 13, 2008, 08:31:56 AM
Play Misty for me  ^-^
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Post by: Hemlock on October 13, 2008, 12:15:04 PM
Does Piano Blues count  ;)
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Post by: Alcatraz on October 14, 2008, 07:19:02 AM
True Crime a few days ago.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on October 22, 2008, 10:13:45 AM

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
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Post by: Chris66 on October 29, 2008, 02:46:27 PM
Just watched Million Dollar Baby for the first time today and I thought it was very good drama. I'm not usually interested in sport related films but I just thought Eastwood and Freeman were great. Apart from Raging Bull this is the only other boxing film I have seen that I liked. Yet another example of how Clint can still direct and act very well.

8/10
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on November 07, 2008, 10:46:18 AM

Changeling (2008) 9/10
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on November 08, 2008, 01:26:17 AM

True Crime (1999)
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Post by: higashimori on November 10, 2008, 03:36:49 PM
   :)  " Changeling " !      

        I just watched ' avant première ' this evening at Champs-Elysées in Paris .     I can just say ' Changeling ' is a ' good film ' for a moment .

        That's  ' avant première ' , but nothing special ! ??? not likes at ' Première of  ' Letters from Iwo Jima ' .  That time Clint was there with Ninomiya &... O0
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Post by: KC on November 10, 2008, 06:36:24 PM
   :)  " Changeling " !      

        I just watched ' avant première ' this evening at Champs-Elysées in Paris .     I can just say ' Changeling ' is a ' good film ' for a moment .

        That's  ' avant première ' , but nothing special ! ??? not likes at ' Première of  ' The Letter from Iwo Jima ' .  That time Clint was there with Ninomiya &... O0


I guess "avant première" would be what we call a "sneak preview." ;)

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Post by: Walt on November 11, 2008, 03:46:08 AM
Space Cowboys. I had a notion to watch it again and I enjoyed every minute. It doesn't get enough credit on these boards. It really is good fun.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 03, 2008, 12:40:02 PM
Pale Rider because it is one of my favourites.  :)
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Post by: JMG on December 04, 2008, 09:40:37 AM
Yesterday I had the time and the desire so I did a Clint Eastwood double feature...

'For A Few Dollars More'

'Unforgiven'

 :)
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Post by: Perry on December 04, 2008, 01:28:43 PM


  Joe Kidd
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Post by: herofan on December 11, 2008, 06:47:10 PM
I watched "The Gauntlet" on tape the other night.  I got it out just to view the beginning; I couldn't remember the exact sequence of the early events.  However, I watched the entire movie and loved it.  It had been quite a while since I had seen it.
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Post by: Doug on December 11, 2008, 10:49:20 PM
Besides Changeling on Halloween, I saw Pale Rider a week or so ago.
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Post by: right turn clyde on December 13, 2008, 02:57:02 AM
Last night a Clint double-bill... Unforgiven on Blu-Ray & Gran Torino  O0
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Post by: Alcatraz on December 13, 2008, 12:47:57 PM
The Beguiled. Randomly saw it on tv while flipping the channel.
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Post by: KC on December 13, 2008, 08:23:49 PM
Gran Torino. ;)
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Post by: AKA23 on December 13, 2008, 08:54:08 PM
Telling us that you saw Gran Torino without giving any indication as to how you liked it is very uncool KC  :( What are you trying to do here kill us with suspense? That's some kind of torture there.

I'll be looking forward to hearing what you thought! You're so lucky to live in New York where you get to see all the really important films early :) 
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Post by: AKA23 on December 14, 2008, 11:09:58 AM
Thanks for your brief thoughts in the Gran Torino no spoilers thread, KC. I appreciate it, and I'm very pleased to hear that you liked the film, and that it's so tailor made for our man Clint :)
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Post by: right turn clyde on December 16, 2008, 01:54:30 AM
Thanks for your brief thoughts in the Gran Torino no spoilers thread, KC. I appreciate it, and I'm very pleased to hear that you liked the film, and that it's so tailor made for our man Clint :)

Mate, Do you really need to thank someone for posting, that's what a forum is for? All you're doing is bumping a thread without saying anything worthwhile.
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Post by: Sylvie on December 16, 2008, 02:22:02 AM
"The Enforcer" one week ago

Tonight : "Space Cowboys", on tv.  ;)
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Post by: higashimori on December 16, 2008, 12:40:02 PM
 :)  Hi, Sylvie ! me too ,  Je suis prête à regarder cela maintenant !     8)
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Post by: herofan on December 22, 2008, 12:29:18 PM
"Play Misty For Me" today.
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Post by: Alcatraz on December 22, 2008, 04:07:23 PM
A Perfect World


Hadn't seen it in a while, and oi I've seriously underrated it. Must be cause of Costner, just not that much a fan.
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Post by: Chris66 on December 22, 2008, 04:26:55 PM
Last Eastwood film I watched was Unforgiven which I liked even more on this viewing. 
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Post by: herofan on December 24, 2008, 01:19:28 PM
I watched "Every Which Way But Loose" on DVD last night.  It was given to me as an early gift.  I hadn't seen it for years.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 28, 2008, 03:46:24 AM
In The Line Of Fire

CEWB's Movie night earlier today.  8)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 28, 2008, 04:03:00 AM
In The Line Of Fire

CEWB's Movie night earlier today.  8)


That goes for me too.
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Post by: higashimori on December 28, 2008, 04:14:35 AM
That goes for me too.
For me too !   ;)
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Post by: KC on December 28, 2008, 02:05:02 PM
And me! 8)
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Post by: Doug on January 03, 2009, 11:17:52 PM
Sudden Impact.  Thanks to the trivia game.  :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 09, 2009, 09:33:26 PM
The Enforcer   8)


Here's something I just read over at the-dirtest.com.

After Harry crashing the car into the liquor store. He drives around in the rest of the film in a 1974 Ford Torino!!

OK, so it's not a '72 model but I thought it was interesting.
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Post by: herofan on January 10, 2009, 07:42:56 AM
"Grand Torino" last night!
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Post by: Doug on January 13, 2009, 07:28:00 AM
Gran Torino at the theatre.

And A Perfect World.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on January 13, 2009, 01:59:17 PM

Gran Torino (2008)

In the theater of course.
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Post by: Hemlock on January 14, 2009, 12:08:31 AM
Last night I watched these guys having few beers and killing numerous nazis

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRotdNoCUHlRq52Dre239mqiD--ePQeUgybo08MV79DEs0I64OYmg)

Tomorrow Changeling...hopefully  ::)

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Post by: Aline on January 14, 2009, 12:02:11 PM
wow, "where eagles dare"... my dad loved this one...the scene in that hanging up tramcar (mispelling?) was his favorite.

I don't have all his movies in dvd yet but the last one I watched was Unforgiven.
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Post by: JMG on January 18, 2009, 07:16:27 PM
I watched 'The Beguiled' last night, not for the first time. Very enjoyable movie, good story, one of Eastwood's more underrated films, IMO. Kind of a 'fox guarding the hen house' with a moral to the story.

I've always liked mushrooms but since first seeing this movie I've been a bit more choosey about what I'm actually eating.   ;)
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Post by: herofan on January 20, 2009, 02:08:32 PM
"Joe Kidd"
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Post by: Alcatraz on January 23, 2009, 04:04:45 PM
^ Same.


First time seeing it actually. Thought it was about average. Nothing special.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on January 23, 2009, 09:25:26 PM
^ Same.


First time seeing it actually. Thought it was about average. Nothing special.

You can add me to the list. Just watched it today. This is a film that could have been so much better. At times Eastwood was brilliant but the film lacked substance. I thought Duvall's character was a bit under-devoloped. It's a good film but not great.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on January 31, 2009, 03:07:25 AM

The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

I balled like a baby yet again. I dunno, call me a romantic. I love this film!
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Post by: KC on January 31, 2009, 10:56:02 AM
I always think, "Maybe THIS time she'll open that car door and go to him!" ;D
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on January 31, 2009, 01:36:33 PM
I always think, "Maybe THIS time she'll open that car door and go to him!" ;D

I feel the same way each and everytime as well. This film has that magic feeling to it like everytime you view it it's the first time. When she puts her hand on that door handle, I'm saying to myself, "Go, go!" haha.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on February 03, 2009, 09:08:27 PM

Bronco Billy (1980)

Classic Clint Eastwood. This film is a lot of fun. I particularly love the bank robbery scene.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 03, 2009, 10:14:05 PM
Gran Torino
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Post by: Hemlock on February 04, 2009, 04:48:32 PM
Flags Of Our Fathers.Got to say that I prefer Letters From Iwo Jima.
Changeling
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Post by: JMG on February 07, 2009, 02:35:11 AM
THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES

One of my favorite Clint Eastwood movies and one of my favorite movies of all time in any category. Clint Eastwood at his very best.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 07, 2009, 05:17:16 PM
The Enforcer
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 07, 2009, 05:33:21 PM
The Enforcer
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Post by: Richard Earl on February 07, 2009, 06:03:07 PM
Every Which Way But Loose
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on February 11, 2009, 01:02:29 AM

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
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Post by: Sylvie on February 11, 2009, 03:13:03 AM
"The Rookie", last Thusday

"Pale Rider", yesterday evening
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Post by: Rhastus on February 12, 2009, 01:21:43 AM
I finally got around to getting the new Dirty Harry Box set last week(already had the old one) so I've been watching them again. Just got done watching Sudden Impact a few minutes ago
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on February 14, 2009, 05:39:19 PM

Coogin's Bluff (1968)

Severly underrated gem from director Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood. I love watching Clint rip up the movie screen here.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 16, 2009, 12:36:37 AM
Changeling
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Post by: JMG on February 16, 2009, 12:39:08 AM
IN THE LINE OF FIRE
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Post by: HarryCallahan on February 16, 2009, 01:10:03 PM
High Plains Drifter.
Haven't seen it in a few years, so it was very enjoyable watching it again!
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Post by: Sylvie on February 16, 2009, 03:37:59 PM
GRAN TORINO ... I've just come back from theatre where there was a preview (official day on screen in France, 25th of February)

The theatre almost full, not a sound in the end, not a single move ... my young unknown neighbour, 16 or 17 years old, totally moved ... and when he put on his jacket, he looked at me and said "Oh ! You are crying too ... it's my first Eastwood film on screen, I will never forget it ... what about you ?"   

Of course, I could have spoken all night long with that young man, how my life has been great for several years, waiting for "the new Clint Eastwood" on screen, just like a "rendez-vous".
I still can't say if I cry because of the end of the film or because Clint Eastwood said it was his last part  in a film.

But I am totally under the spell of that film ! :)
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Post by: LCat on February 16, 2009, 06:18:55 PM
I watched Play Misty for Me; and then I watched The Eiger Sanction, and Two Mules for Sister Sara to perk up after Play Misty...
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Post by: Speedway on February 16, 2009, 06:48:27 PM
The Enforcer.  Catching up and watching some of the older Clint films.
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Post by: KC on February 16, 2009, 10:01:33 PM
Just in time for our Film Discussion, Speedway! :)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?board=15.0
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Post by: Aline on February 19, 2009, 11:56:04 AM
Found this, by chance, in a store. I'm so happy, it's the deluxe edition! I looking forward to watch the extras.

(http://cdpoint.com.br/imagens/7892110053839.jpg)

I like this cover more than that other one. It has been a while I haven't watched it...I was so used to William Fichtner's voice lately (which is amazing ::)) that I had almost forgotten how beautiful Clint's voice is too.
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Post by: higashimori on February 19, 2009, 04:03:12 PM
" Gran Torino " !  The preview in Paris this evening . ............ :-[      I have missed that ! Tickets was sold out !   >:D  So, I must wait one more week !   >:D     
   What a silly !     :-[    :'(
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Post by: higashimori on February 25, 2009, 05:56:21 PM
 :)  I finally watched " Gran Torino " !    I loved this movie and felt deep emotion that it still continues .  It was 200% Clint's movie !    8)
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Post by: Richard Earl on February 26, 2009, 01:03:21 PM
:)  I finally watched " Gran Torino " !    I loved this movie and felt deep emotion that it still continues .  It was 200% Clint's movie !    8)

I agree with the deep emotion that continues after you watch it. I loved it as well.

I am watching The Gauntlet on AMC right now. It has never been one of my favorites but I do like it. Sondra Locke as Gus is starting to grow on me. She did a good job in this film.
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Post by: Million Dollar Tommy on March 08, 2009, 01:51:34 PM
On wednesday 02/25 I bought Sudden Impact (in Italy, "Coraggio... fatti ammazzare", daring translation of "Go ahead... make my day") and seen it the same evening.

Harry rocks. To me that's the best Harry's movie after Dirty Harry (that's far better).
Dark atmosphere, gorgeus Schifrin's soundtrack, Sondra's charm and a terrific Clint... he's frightening he is when he charge the .44 mag after discovering Horace's corpse, and he looks like a wolf when he says to Mick "Go ahead...".
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Post by: KC on March 08, 2009, 07:24:59 PM
On wednesday 02/25 I bought Sudden Impact (in Italy, "Coraggio... fatti ammazzare", daring translation of "Go ahead... make my day") ...

Literally, it's more like "Go ahead, let yourself be slaughtered," no?
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Post by: Aline on March 10, 2009, 06:20:00 AM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/desafiodasaguias.jpg?t=1236690774)

Yesterday, I found this "relic", by chance in a magazine store. I was buying my Uncle Scrooge weekly edition when saw this hidden behind a shelf.

In addition to the movie, comes a magazine about the "Fall of France" and Richard Burton biography.

In the section of opinions, one of the readers says:

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In this movie Clint Eastwood plays a supporting role but he is the one who kills the most number of people.
;D
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Post by: Million Dollar Tommy on March 13, 2009, 02:29:40 PM
Yeah KC, that's it!

Today I watched Gran Torino, 1st day in Italy.
I've never cried before in a theatre. "Great movie" is poor for it.
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Post by: Doug on March 15, 2009, 04:21:31 AM
The Enforcer.
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Post by: higashimori on March 15, 2009, 09:15:29 AM
 :)  " The Gauntlet " in a few days ago on TV .   I loved  nice jazz and  the beautiful scenery in the prologue of this film . 
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Post by: Sylvie on March 15, 2009, 09:52:20 AM
:)  " The Gauntlet " in a few days ago on TV .   I loved  nice jazz and  the beautiful scenery in the prologue of this film . 

 ;) Just like me higashimorri, same program on French tv ! :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 29, 2009, 08:26:00 PM
City Heat
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Post by: KC on March 29, 2009, 08:34:42 PM
City Heat for me too! :D
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 30, 2009, 04:29:05 AM
and me.  :)
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Post by: higashimori on March 30, 2009, 06:30:36 AM
 :)  And me too !    :D      It was lovely movie night !     O0
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Post by: Richard Earl on March 30, 2009, 11:40:17 PM
I was going to watch The Dead Pool on cable tonight but the storm knocked out that cable channel.  >:(
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Post by: higashimori on March 31, 2009, 09:50:56 AM
I was going to watch The Dead Pool on cable tonight but the storm knocked out that cable channel.  >:(
:) I am so sorry, Richard !   :(       Sylvie ( I'm sure ! ) and me, we are going to watch High Plains Drifter on TV tonight !    :D
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Post by: Sylvie on March 31, 2009, 12:31:45 PM
       Sylvie ( I'm sure ! ) and me, we are going to watch High Plains Drifter on TV tonight !    :D


 ;) YES ! I'm watching it ! :) (http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsE/5108-8523.gif)



... and found this early this afternoon :

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/10325415_42da4afc81.jpg?v=0)
Clint Eastwood filmed "High Plains Drifter" here ...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10325415 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/10325415)
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Post by: Dirty Marry on April 01, 2009, 07:22:01 AM
Joe Kidd ;)
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Post by: BobbyMaxwell on April 01, 2009, 08:29:18 AM
Magnum Force.   Night before last.
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Post by: Aline on April 01, 2009, 09:15:55 AM
I bought this yesterday! The one was missing to complete my dollars trilogy! O0
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/filmeclint.jpg?t=1238599228)
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Post by: Hemlock on April 01, 2009, 11:43:18 AM
I watched today with my son Every Which Way But Loose .He liked it a lot and already is asking when we`ll watch Any Which Way You Can  8)

And as I said in other thread I saw Gran Torino last week  O0
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Post by: Fhil on April 02, 2009, 11:23:07 AM
I watched Absolute Power a few days ago.  True Crime the day before that.
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Post by: Hemlock on April 02, 2009, 12:33:26 PM
Today Any Which Way You Can  ;)
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Post by: _Clintan_ on April 03, 2009, 02:37:10 PM
Just finished watching Unforgiven for the first time in some years, and last night I saw Gran Torino in the theatres here in Sweden. Both some of the best work he's done IMO.
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Post by: Dirty Marry on April 03, 2009, 07:04:39 PM
million dollar baby. was on tv tonight  :'( i have it in my collection but its always nice to see Clint on tv
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Post by: Dooley on April 04, 2009, 06:24:25 AM
I watched Thunderbolt & Lightfoot on tape recently. There was one scene that caught my eye for detail. Eddie Goody (Geoffrey Lewis) is driving his little ice cream scooter trying make money for the equipment they'll need for the robbery.  He winds up next to the vault they're going to rob and you see him staring at the building. In any other movie, that would have been it.  But as he's watching and daydreaming, the scene continues.  You can't hear what's being said, but you can tell what's going on.  It looks like a kid gets his attention and, with a look of someone still in another world, he looks down and calmly says "what". When the kid starts talking, the spell is broken, and he remembers he sells ice cream. He smiles (because he likes kids) and turns towards his scooter.  Great stuff. To me, it was another example in the movie of how Eddie, although a criminal, was a "good guy" at heart.
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Post by: Aline on April 04, 2009, 07:40:19 AM
Gran Torino
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Post by: Dirty Marry on April 04, 2009, 09:02:25 AM
I watched Thunderbolt & Lightfoot on tape recently. There was one scene that caught my eye for detail. Eddie Goody (Geoffrey Lewis) is driving his little ice cream scooter trying make money for the equipment they'll need for the robbery.  He winds up next to the vault they're going to rob and you see him staring at the building. In any other movie, that would have been it.  But as he's watching and daydreaming, the scene continues.  You can't hear what's being said, but you can tell what's going on.  It looks like a kid gets his attention and, with a look of someone still in another world, he looks down and calmly says "what". When the kid starts talking, the spell is broken, and he remembers he sells ice cream. He smiles (because he likes kids) and turns towards his scooter.  Great stuff. To me, it was another example in the movie of how Eddie, although a criminal, was a "good guy" at heart.
yeah I love it how Eastwood movies are always deep
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Post by: JMG on April 04, 2009, 09:51:47 AM
The Enforcer (1976)
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Post by: Dooley on April 04, 2009, 04:36:13 PM
High Plains Drifter (1973) "Who ARE you??!!!"
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Post by: _Clintan_ on April 08, 2009, 09:02:15 PM
Watched Dirty Harry las night. Great film  8)
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Post by: _Clintan_ on April 10, 2009, 08:27:52 PM
Gran Torino
Magnum Force
The Enforcer
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Post by: Aline on April 16, 2009, 05:55:35 AM
On wednesday 02/25 I bought Sudden Impact (in Italy, "Coraggio... fatti ammazzare", daring translation of "Go ahead... make my day") and seen it the same evening.

Harry rocks. To me that's the best Harry's movie after Dirty Harry (that's far better).
Dark atmosphere, gorgeus Schifrin's soundtrack, Sondra's charm and a terrific Clint...

Sondra's charm?! Did I watch the same movie? >:D
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Post by: higashimori on April 20, 2009, 10:02:53 AM
I watched today with my son Every Which Way But Loose .He liked it a lot and already is asking when we`ll watch Any Which Way You Can  8)
Today Any Which Way You Can  ;)

 :)  Any Which Way You Can !   Yesterday at the movie night !     O0

   Oh, pity Hemlock! If you could join us at the movie night yesterday!   The next movie night will be May 31st ! 
   Yes, It is the day of Clint's birthday !  O0  We are going to sing together ' Happy Birthday to Clint! '  :D and  'Honkytonk Man ' because the next  movie night will be ' Honkytonk Man' !   :D          Anyway, I think that and hope that !   ;)

   I hope that many member will join us to celebrate Clint's birthday together !     :)

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Post by: Dirty Marry on April 20, 2009, 04:20:40 PM
Absolute Power  O0
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Post by: Sylvie on April 21, 2009, 04:11:05 AM
"Changeling" one week ago, coming back from NYC, in a 747 Boeing !  :)
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Post by: JMG on April 24, 2009, 02:11:51 PM
Hang 'em High (1968)
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Post by: higashimori on April 28, 2009, 02:25:29 AM
 :)  " Sudden Impact " I prefer this one among 5 Harry's !  I watched that before yesterday night on TV then I forgot to vote to " Eastwood Character Survivor 2009 ! " !       :-[

       " Kelly's Heroes "  on TV last night .    I love the theme song much ! and all Schifrin's !
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Post by: Aline on April 28, 2009, 05:48:54 AM
"Kerry", higgy?! Who is that? :D
Yeah, I find that song cute too.
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Post by: higashimori on April 28, 2009, 08:40:41 AM
"Kerry", higgy?! Who is that? :D
Yeah, I find that song cute too.
:-[   What a mistake I made !   I am sorry, Kelly !   I am ashamed !   :-[
Thank you, Aline ! told me that !  :)  I often do a mistake of the spelling so I use the Spell Check but I cannot count on it all the time though it does not correct it well !  ???   So I would like to ask all of you. Please tell me when I make a mistake, otherwise my English does not advance .    I thank you in advance .   :)
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Post by: Aline on April 28, 2009, 09:07:22 AM
You make a lot of drama about those things, higgy. Anyone can mispelling. Stop being so apologetic about it! ;)
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Post by: KC on April 28, 2009, 07:29:19 PM
Don't worry about it, Higgy! As Aline says, it's not a big deal. Everyone makes mistakes.

Maybe it would be more cool to PM someone about a mistake, rather than calling attention to it on the board, though. Just a thought.

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Post by: JMG on April 29, 2009, 12:02:19 AM
Maybe it would be more cool to PM someone about a mistake, rather than calling attention to it on the board, though. Just a thought.

No! I enjoy these mini-dramas, it makes for a refreshing break in my daily routine.  :D
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Post by: Aline on April 29, 2009, 05:37:33 AM
I felt a little regretful after I wrote that, I didn't meant to sound harsh to higgy. But I think it's ok if you use a fun tone to "correct" someone.
I really thought funny that she said "Kerry" and we can't blame her...Kelly is a rather unusual name for a guy ;D
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Post by: Dirty Marry on April 29, 2009, 02:05:34 PM
hehe yeah like boy named Sue by Mr. Cash ;) strange name for aboy but hey and yeah everyone can make mistake and to me its cool ,, we aint bloody robots ;)
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Post by: Doug on April 29, 2009, 03:59:41 PM
How is Kelly a strange name for a male?  Sure, it's more common as a girl's name, but it is both a girl's name and a proper boy's name.
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Post by: Aline on April 29, 2009, 04:31:41 PM
I have a male cousin called Alison, Alison to us is a name only for men.
I'd be quiet if was it, Rene, Morgan and others, which I know can be names for both genders.

But I've never seen or heard of a man named Kelly (http://planetsmilies.net/confused-smiley-17432.gif)
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Post by: KC on April 29, 2009, 06:33:32 PM
Kelly of Kelly's Heroes is, I believe (or I have always believed) surnamed Kelly. That is, he is sort of another Man With No Name ... we never know his given name.

As a surname, in the U.S., "Kelly" is extremely common and distinctly (like a lot of Eastwood's character names) Irish. It is, however, also found as a given name, for children of both genders.

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Kelly, and variants, was originally only a surname. With transferred use, Kelly become a popular masculine given name also, and subsequently became a popular feminine given name also. According to the U.S. Social Security Administration, Kelly, girl's name, was ranked #999 in 1944, then steadily gained popularity through 1977 (#10), before declining (#212 in 2006); Kelly, boy's name, was ranked in the top 600 through 1939, then steadily gained popularity through 1968 (#97), before declining (#884 in 2002).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_(name) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_(name))

A search among currently active baseball players turned up three Kellys ... two forenames (Kelly Johnson and Kelly Shoppach) and a surname (Don Kelly). Needless to say ... all are male.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/playersearch?name=Kelly
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Post by: Sylvie on April 29, 2009, 11:27:10 PM
I really thought funny that she said "Kerry" and we can't blame her...Kelly is a rather unusual name for a guy ;D

(http://www.coastalsurfing.com/livewriter/WorldChampionSurferKellySlaterDetainedin_129B2/slater.jpg)

... Kelly Slater, the fantastic surfer ! ;)
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Post by: higashimori on April 30, 2009, 05:41:39 AM
No! I enjoy these mini-dramas, it makes for a refreshing break in my daily routine.  :D
;D   I think it will be good idea to choose you , JMG as the checker of my mistake !   O0

Even myself does not understand it why I mistook  r  for l , this time.   ???   I think that because of French . Pronunciation r of French  is very difficult for a Japanese, and I often do mistake of spelling and cacology. And there is often that I think ' l 'in my head before , my finger put ' r ' !  :o    That is my big problem !  Unfortunately I am not proficient in languages!    ???
I remember that I wrote grad as glad to post which I sent to KC for a first time !    :-[ 
Then when I have a time I check my old post and correct it.     :P
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Post by: Aline on April 30, 2009, 05:47:29 AM
Thanks for explaining, KC. See? This board is educative too. O0

And Sylvie, thanks for the picture of that hunk...er...man (http://planetsmilies.net/grinning-smiley-17116.gif)
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Post by: higashimori on April 30, 2009, 06:13:24 AM
Kelly of Kelly's Heroes is, I believe (or I have always believed) surnamed Kelly. That is, he is sort of another Man With No Name ... we never know his given name.

As a surname, in the U.S., "Kelly" is extremely common and distinctly (like a lot of Eastwood's character names) Irish. It is, however, also found as a given name, for children of both genders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_(name) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_(name))

A search among currently active baseball players turned up three Kellys ... two forenames (Kelly Johnson and Kelly Shoppach) and a surname (Don Kelly). Needless to say ... all are male.

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/playersearch?name=Kelly
:) Yes, KC !  I thought that someone misunderstand slightly !   Kelly is Lieutenant Kelly ! 
And there are big names like Grace Kelly , Gene Kelly etc;...  however you have the name to call Kelly Kelly !!     ;D
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Post by: higashimori on May 01, 2009, 05:53:08 AM
 :) Probably I found that mistake came from where !     That came from Harry !   ;D   :-[
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Post by: KC on May 01, 2009, 06:22:05 AM
There's also a "Hallie" in an Eastwood movie! ;)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 03, 2009, 09:32:41 AM
I watched Space Cowboys last night as I was home alone!  :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 05, 2009, 12:18:59 AM
Fistful Of Dollars
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 05, 2009, 04:12:08 AM
For A Few Dollars More
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Post by: Gant on May 05, 2009, 11:40:32 PM
Honkytonk Man....  Never tire of this movie.
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Post by: higashimori on May 06, 2009, 02:45:31 AM
Honkytonk Man....  Never tire of this movie.
O0 O0 O0 O0 O0  :D

 :) Hi, Gant !  You will intend to participate at the next movie night ' HonkyTonk Man 'on 31st ?    I hope that you do not have the plan of the live.    ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 10, 2009, 10:01:47 PM
Had an Eastwood Midday Movie each day over my three day weekend.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Hang 'Em High

Coogan's Bluff
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 15, 2009, 10:18:51 PM
Where Eagles Dare.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 16, 2009, 10:18:07 PM
Paint Yor Wagon

I know I'm in the minority when it comes to enjoying this film. Apart from it being way tooooooo long, I like it. 8)

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Post by: higashimori on May 19, 2009, 06:49:43 AM
 :)  Mystic River
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Post by: Clint Eastwood Fan on May 26, 2009, 06:05:47 PM
Hang 'em High
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Post by: Alcatraz on May 27, 2009, 11:31:55 AM
Kelly's Heroes
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Post by: Clint Eastwood Fan on May 28, 2009, 12:41:12 PM
Paint Your Wagon
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Post by: DJDave on May 29, 2009, 03:42:31 AM
In the last month Ive watched :-

Bronco Billy (1980)
Every which way but loose (1978)
Any which way you can (1980)

Caught the last half of The Rookie (1990) , rather glad I didnt have to watch the whole thing .

Watching The Beguiled (1971) tonight .

 






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Post by: Jed Cooper on May 29, 2009, 07:56:42 AM
It's been a while.  I can't remember the last time I saw an Eastwood movie on tv, so that makes Gran Torino the last one I've watched. 

I'm itchin' to see Dirty Harry again because it's been a long time since I've seen it last.  That and The Enforcer are my favorites in the series, the others I can do without.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 31, 2009, 06:09:20 PM
Honkytonk Man
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 01, 2009, 12:18:49 AM
Honkytonk Man

Me too.  ;)
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Post by: Sylvie on June 01, 2009, 12:39:29 AM
Escape From Alcatraz
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on June 02, 2009, 04:22:47 PM

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

One of the great action-adventure WWII films of all-time. Just all around great fun. What a treat seeing Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton together in one film!
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Post by: Richard Earl on June 02, 2009, 09:55:08 PM
Where Eagles Dare (1968)

One of the great action-adventure WWII films of all-time. Just all around great fun. What a treat seeing Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton together in one film!

Clint and Richard were great together.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on June 03, 2009, 11:27:27 AM
Clint and Richard were great together.

Oh for sure. I would have loved to see them work together again.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 06, 2009, 02:12:06 AM
The Beguiled
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Post by: higashimori on June 06, 2009, 02:40:07 PM
Honkytonk Man
Me too.  ;)
:) And me !  At last lovely Movie Night on 31st May !    ;)


    And In Midnight The Garden of God And Evil
 


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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 07, 2009, 03:08:07 AM
Kelly's Heroes

            &

Gran Torino
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Post by: El Cigarillo on June 07, 2009, 12:56:36 PM
Escape From Alcatraz

God, I hope you didn't watch it on AMC! >:(
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Post by: El Cigarillo on June 07, 2009, 12:58:17 PM
Where Eagles Dare (1968)

One of the great action-adventure WWII films of all-time. Just all around great fun. What a treat seeing Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton together in one film!

I never think WED as a Clint film.
is it just me? :-\
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Post by: Aline on June 08, 2009, 03:32:48 AM
I never think WED as a Clint film.
is it just me? :-\

It's not only you. It's a Richard Burton movie. And I can't stand his "love" scenes with Mary Ure.
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Post by: Hemlock on June 10, 2009, 11:13:43 AM
I never think WED as a Clint film.
is it just me? :-\

It has Eastwood in it so it definitely qualifies as an Eastwood film.Anyway I think it as much of a"Clint film" as it is a Richard Burton film.Like City Heat is a Reynolds film as well as it`s an Eastwood film  ;)
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Post by: Richard Earl on June 11, 2009, 04:36:13 PM
Tightrope

It has been years since I had seen Tightrope. I remember thinking years ago that it was a good film but Clint did not play a bada$$ in it.

I enjoyed it much more when I watched it yesterday then 10 or 11 years ago. I liked how the character struggled with his own issues while trying to be a good father to his kids. I like the character of Wes Block. I will watch it again. The young Allison Eastwood did a good job as well
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Post by: El Cigarillo on June 12, 2009, 11:45:19 AM
It has Eastwood in it so it definitely qualifies as an Eastwood film...

what about PAINT YOUR WAGON? ;D
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Post by: Hemlock on June 12, 2009, 06:21:32 PM
what about PAINT YOUR WAGON? ;D

Definitely an Eastwood film (as well as a Lee Marvin film)...even though it`s not one of my favourites  :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 12, 2009, 08:21:10 PM
Dirty Harry
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Post by: Jordan on June 13, 2009, 06:57:35 AM
Honkytonk Man
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Post by: Aline on June 16, 2009, 06:46:52 AM

(http://epipoca.uol.com.br/images/filmes/poster/poster_19990.jpg)
Changeling
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Post by: Jordan on June 16, 2009, 12:04:02 PM
Coogan's Bluff
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Post by: mfh666 on June 17, 2009, 11:16:01 AM
Technically the last dvd i watched was Out Of The Shadows, the Eastwood documentary! The last film proper would be Any Which Way You Can!

Also,

HI, new to the forums, a massive Clint fan, as we all are eh? Got all his whole filmograpy on dvd, except the early ones (Away All Boats, Francis in the navy etc.....)

Look forward to posting.
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Post by: Aline on June 17, 2009, 11:50:08 AM
Welcome, mfh666! Unusual username, btw ;)
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Post by: Richard Earl on June 17, 2009, 01:21:42 PM
We watched Gran Torino on a movies on demand channel on Monday night.  It was my wifes first time to see it and it was my second.  She liked it and I loved it even more the second time around. It is growing on me as my favorite performance by Clint.
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Post by: mfh666 on June 18, 2009, 03:25:33 PM
Welcome, mfh666! Unusual username, btw ;)

Thanks, yea basically its a generic username ive always on boards, a homage to machine head and an easy 'metal' number, heh.

Had a crack at Breezy tonight, to keep on topic....really like this one
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on June 18, 2009, 05:57:13 PM
God, I hope you didn't watch it on AMC! >:(

Yeah AMC crops the heck out of films! It's horrible! :(
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 20, 2009, 03:49:52 AM
Changeling
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Post by: Jordan on June 20, 2009, 06:20:22 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 26, 2009, 08:00:04 AM
Space Cowboys

Just because I like it. :)
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Post by: Alcatraz on June 27, 2009, 03:13:34 PM
Dirty Harry

'Twas awesome. As usual.
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Post by: Doug on July 03, 2009, 06:51:05 PM
Honkytonk Man.

Before that, Gran Torino

Before that, City Heat.
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Post by: Jordan on July 05, 2009, 03:27:38 PM
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Post by: higashimori on July 07, 2009, 04:59:08 AM
 :)  ' The Outlaw Josey Wales '

 I don't know how many times I watched this movie on TV and a video. In addition I watched it twice at ' the movie night '. 8) However, it was the first time that I watched at it in a theater !  ;)  There was many new discovery and I liked it a lot !  O0     After all the movie should watch in a theater !   :)

 
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Post by: Alcatraz on July 08, 2009, 10:48:07 AM
Breezy
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 10, 2009, 09:00:39 PM
Escapade In Japan
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Post by: Southern cat on July 11, 2009, 03:02:22 PM
The Gauntlet.
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Post by: KC on July 11, 2009, 03:08:13 PM
The Gauntlet! :D
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 11, 2009, 05:01:11 PM
The Gauntlet! :D

The Gauntlet.

Me too!!
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Post by: higashimori on July 14, 2009, 04:14:42 PM
Me too!!
:) And me !!!  :D
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Post by: Alcatraz on July 15, 2009, 02:10:51 PM
Escapade In Japan

For a moment there, I was like: eh?  :o

And then it hit, it's one of the 50s movies.



Every Which Way but Loose
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Post by: Sylvie on July 19, 2009, 11:13:38 AM
Play Misty For Me ... the film (dvd) has just ended ! ;)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 20, 2009, 10:42:11 PM
It should have been The Gauntlet however it was Firefox.
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Post by: El Cigarillo on July 25, 2009, 10:17:56 PM
GRAN TORINO


yes!
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Post by: Sylvie on July 27, 2009, 12:28:05 AM
Gran Torino

... and this morning, as I was driving my daughter to her summer job we saw a young Asiatic man crossing the road, and Lou exclaimed :"Oh ! he looks like Tao, don't you think so ? !" And it was true ! ;)
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Post by: El Cigarillo on July 27, 2009, 11:44:39 AM
"It's Thao, not Toad"
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Post by: Southern cat on July 27, 2009, 11:16:02 PM
Kelly's Heroes.
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Post by: Richard Earl on July 28, 2009, 11:01:53 PM
Kelly's Heroes.

I think that is the most underrated film of Clint's behind Honkeytonk Man.
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Post by: Jordan on July 29, 2009, 06:04:52 PM
Play Misty For Me.
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Post by: Hemlock on July 30, 2009, 09:29:09 AM
Firefox.

Oddly I was quite entertained this time while watching Firefox when last time I saw it few years back I thought it was bit boring/dated  ::)

...and it worked quite nicely for my 10 year old son even though"the ape films"are still his favourite"Clint films"  :)
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Post by: Aline on July 31, 2009, 05:13:44 AM
Firefox always was one of my favorite, don't understand how some of you have ever found it boring. I watched with some friends recently and they stayed glued to the screen until the end :)
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Post by: Hemlock on July 31, 2009, 10:01:52 AM
Firefox always was one of my favorite, don't understand how some of you have ever found it boring.

I guess I was ill or something when I thought it was a bit boring  ;) but as said it was quite entertaining last time and I´m glad that I watched it again.
However it won`t make my top five on Eastwood`s best of list  :)
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Post by: D'Ambrosia on July 31, 2009, 10:07:39 AM
Firefox always was one of my favorite, don't understand how some of you have ever found it boring. I watched with some friends recently and they stayed glued to the screen until the end :)

I totally agree with you Aline.  I have always liked Firefox.  I think it’s a great cold war espionage thriller.  Sure it’s less glamorous than a James Bond movie but yet more realistic.  It has some great dialog as well fantastic acting by all the players.  The only drawback is, of course, the crappy special effects towards the end.  Something to do with the blue screen and white snow.  The Empire Stricks Back had the same issue with the snow speeders but it’s much much cleaner than Firefox.

“I am speaking to the individual who has stolen the property of the USSR!”
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher Openbrier on July 31, 2009, 04:06:10 PM
The last one I watched was "Sudden Impact". about an hour ago  ;)
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Post by: herofan on August 01, 2009, 02:53:31 PM
I watched "The Enforcer" on VHS a few nights ago.   I have never seen the unedited version all the way through.  I grew up watching it on tv and recorded it from tv.  Just from the few clips I have seen, it appears there is a big difference between the tv and theater version.
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Post by: Lena on August 04, 2009, 10:33:53 AM
Gran Torino, finally.


My god he is tough in it :o 8)


is there an official thread for it ?? i tought there was one but i cant find it right now...

im asking because i d'like to comment on some stuff but i dont want to say too much for those that still didnt watch it.
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Post by: Aline on August 04, 2009, 10:54:55 AM
You can post your comments in that thread below, Lena. :)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7574.0 (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7574.0)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 04, 2009, 10:15:34 PM
Million Dollar Baby

I still think Clint's performance in this is better than his in Gran Torino.
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Post by: El Cigarillo on August 05, 2009, 01:30:05 PM
Million Dollar Baby

I still think Clint's performance in this is better than his in Gran Torino.

Yes, he was brilliant in this.
I believe the THREE great performances obscured the real weak points in the script.
One of the best acted films of recent times but not one of the best films overall.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 07, 2009, 09:14:14 PM
Play Misty For Me.
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Post by: Southern cat on August 07, 2009, 09:23:43 PM
Where Eagles Dare
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Post by: Aline on August 08, 2009, 05:25:13 AM
A Fistful of Dollars. Never get tired of it and gets better every time I watch.
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Post by: Alcatraz on August 09, 2009, 02:20:28 PM
Escape from Alcatraz

Great stuff. Great stuff.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 09, 2009, 02:27:39 PM
Escape from Alcatraz

Great stuff. Great stuff.

Me too.  8)
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Post by: KC on August 09, 2009, 03:54:36 PM
And me too! :D
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Post by: higashimori on August 10, 2009, 07:03:27 AM
Escape from Alcatraz

Great stuff. Great stuff.

 Indeed !   8)
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Post by: Hemlock on August 10, 2009, 02:23:03 PM
Joe Kidd

Not the greatest but still good fun to watch every now and then.
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Post by: Jordan on August 11, 2009, 06:54:26 AM
Tightrope
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 19, 2009, 01:54:49 AM
Joe Kidd

Not the greatest but still good fun to watch every now and then.

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Post by: Richard Earl on August 19, 2009, 06:07:49 AM
Joe Kidd

Not the greatest but still good fun to watch every now and then.


Maybe I need to watch Joe Kidd again. I saw it once and I just did not care for it at all. There are only three Clint films that I did not care for much and besides Joe Kidd the other two are Pink Cadillac and City Heat. I will give it another shot though.
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Post by: Dirty Marry on August 21, 2009, 12:57:10 PM
gran torino again ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 22, 2009, 10:45:39 PM
High Plains Drifter
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Post by: Richard Earl on August 22, 2009, 10:59:17 PM
High Plains Drifter

I have always thought that it is the best offbeat western that I have seen.
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Post by: El bueno on August 23, 2009, 03:20:02 AM

Paint Your Wagon
Unforgiven
Joe Kidd
Hang ‘Em High
High Plains Drifter
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Post by: Jordan on August 23, 2009, 12:19:15 PM
True Crime
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Post by: Lena on August 25, 2009, 04:46:35 AM
Any Which Way You Can, finally.

loved it.
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Post by: Richard Earl on August 25, 2009, 06:54:06 PM
Any Which Way You Can, finally.

loved it.

I love that movie as well. I used to watch it on cable religiously when I was kid in the early 1980's.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 25, 2009, 09:55:47 PM
Magnum Force
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Post by: Lena on August 26, 2009, 08:04:14 AM
I love that movie as well. I used to watch it on cable religiously when I was kid in the early 1980's.

its the first time i watched it, it was on my list in Zip for a long time now

im going to buy the dvd soon... :)

i very much preffered it over AWW But Loose too
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 29, 2009, 03:02:44 AM
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot
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Post by: Jordan on September 03, 2009, 07:59:48 PM
Play Misty For Me
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 04, 2009, 09:16:33 PM
The Eiger Sanction
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Post by: Jordan on September 06, 2009, 01:24:49 PM
The Eiger Sanction.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 11, 2009, 11:53:17 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales
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Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 12, 2009, 04:35:25 AM
Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer
Sudden Impact
The Dead Pool
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Post by: Jordan on September 13, 2009, 07:44:08 AM
Coogan's Bluff
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 18, 2009, 08:33:54 PM
The Enforcer

The Gauntlet
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 19, 2009, 06:13:44 PM
Gran Torino, very good film.

Before that, Dirty Harry and The Enforcer; the best 2 in the series.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 19, 2009, 11:12:07 PM
Every Which Way But Loose
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 20, 2009, 01:18:22 AM
A Perfect World
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 20, 2009, 03:32:49 AM
Escape From Alcatraz
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Post by: Sylvie on September 20, 2009, 03:59:18 AM
Gran Torino

(http://www.newuniversity.org/photos/0000/0709/grant.jpg)
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Post by: Jordan on September 20, 2009, 12:17:59 PM
The Eiger Sanction
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Post by: Hemlock on September 22, 2009, 07:34:42 PM
Dirty Harry last night.

According to our biggest newspaper it was DH`s ninth time in Finnish television within 25 years  ;)

To me it was at least 20th time within 38 years  ;D
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Post by: Southern cat on September 27, 2009, 05:53:00 PM
Blood Work. Watched it with some friends of mine. ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 27, 2009, 05:55:00 PM
Blood Work. Watched it with some friends of mine. ;)

What a coincidence! So did I.  :D
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Post by: KC on September 27, 2009, 05:57:35 PM
I watched it too ... and found out that you really shouldn't try to watch a movie and a baseball game at the same time!  :-\
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 27, 2009, 08:00:39 PM
Blood Work for me as well.     I found out Megan is a pest if you shut her out of the den while you watch a movie.   :D
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Post by: Ye[ll]oW on September 27, 2009, 08:14:54 PM
I just finished watching Unforgiven. I bought the Blu-Ray edition and the cinematography is just eye-popping.
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Post by: Aline on September 28, 2009, 05:05:07 AM
Blood Work too.

I watched it too ... and found out that you really shouldn't try to watch a movie and a baseball game at the same time!  :-\

Yes, KC, I should pull your ears for that...you insightful comments about the game during the movie were a bit distracting sometimes :D
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Post by: higashimori on September 28, 2009, 01:39:24 PM
Blood Work. Watched it with some friends of mine. ;)
What a coincidence! So did I.  :D

 :) And for me too !  :D
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Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 28, 2009, 08:33:10 PM
I watched it too ... and found out that you really shouldn't try to watch a movie and a baseball game at the same time!  :-\

Blood Work

....  and I found out you really can't have unexpected poker buddies show up wanting to go down to the bar and watch the Bangels/Steelers game which I had on anyway didn't  make it any easier to focus on it!  Bangels won by the way!!!   ;D

Obviously they didn't get the memo.  It's movie night!  Those jokers.... :)
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Post by: KC on September 28, 2009, 09:09:57 PM
The Yankees picked the wrong day to clinch the AL East, too! I should have called them and said, "It's Movie Night! Wait until tomorrow!" ;)

Sorry about that, Aline! :)
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Post by: D'Ambrosia on September 30, 2009, 07:59:14 PM
High Plains Drifter
Quote
Who are you?!

Just classic....
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Post by: Jordan on October 09, 2009, 07:17:30 PM
Two Mules for Sister Sara
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Post by: Hemlock on October 20, 2009, 07:35:46 AM
Gran Torino  O0

It was only my second time and if possible I liked it even more than I did at the first time.Great film.
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Post by: right turn clyde on October 22, 2009, 05:18:03 AM
Just saw AWWYC. Hadn't seen it in years, what a piece of crap. What was with the snake/ferret fight??? I know Clint made it cheaply for the $$'s profit off the back of EWWBL, but thank god he grew up (after Pink Cadillac & Rookie at least!!)
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Post by: Hemlock on October 22, 2009, 09:06:48 AM
Just saw AWWYC. Hadn't seen it in years, what a piece of crap. What was with the snake/ferret fight??? I know Clint made it cheaply for the $$'s profit off the back of EWWBL, but thank god he grew up (after Pink Cadillac & Rookie at least!!)

I`m pretty sure that most of us on this board don`t think AWWYC and EWWBL as greatests moments of Eastwwod`s career but both of those films are still funny and entertaining to most of the people.I like them even though they are silly and "cheaply made".I believe films like that were in demand in the late 70`s and early 80`s.Burt Reynolds made a career out of those kind of films.
As the first film turned out to be successful in the boxoffice it`s not that big of a suprise that they made a sequel.Obviously Eastwood does not have to think of boxoffice and that sort of things anymore but maybe it was a different thing back in the early 80`s  ???

About the snake/ferret fight,I guess that particular scene was there to introduce some of the keyplayers of the film and that there are loads of money involved in any kind of fights.

 
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Post by: Sylvie on October 22, 2009, 12:31:21 PM
"Blood Work",  ended just a few minutes ago ... I love the Doughnuts scene ! ;D
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Post by: Gant on October 23, 2009, 01:14:59 AM
Gran Torino... Masterpiece !
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Post by: higashimori on October 25, 2009, 05:39:54 AM
"Blood Work",  ended just a few minutes ago ... I love the Doughnuts scene ! ;D

 :) The same for me, and just one month ago at the movie night !  ;)
 
 
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Post by: higashimori on October 25, 2009, 05:41:28 AM
Gran Torino... Masterpiece !

 :)   I watched the five times since I got DVD !  ::)
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Post by: higashimori on October 25, 2009, 03:42:54 PM
 :)  Hang'Em High. Watched it with some friends of mine.   :D
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Post by: KC on October 25, 2009, 03:45:40 PM
Me too! :)
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Post by: Southern cat on October 25, 2009, 03:46:35 PM
:)  Hang'Em High. Watched it with some friends of mine.   :D

What a coincidence, so did I. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 25, 2009, 03:49:17 PM
Strange that so many of us should watch that movie at the same time.   ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: higashimori on October 27, 2009, 05:12:00 PM
 :)  The Eiger Sanction 

      Honkytonk Man  Since May 31, I did not watch this .   I love this movie a lot !  :)   Kyle's performance is really adorable and in many scenes, Clint's made very funny face !   :D
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Post by: Gant on October 28, 2009, 02:42:42 AM
I love Honkytonk Man... It's such a quality movie.

Ive told this story before... but I was lucky enough to see Honkytonk Man at the cinema in Londons West End.. (When Warners was a proper full size cinema). It was only released in one cinema I think.

There was only about 10 people there and at the end of the film nearly everyone sat thru the credits and then broke into sponataneous applause.. I don't think I've ever experienced that in a cinema before or since..

It looked luscious on the big screen too....
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Post by: Jordan on October 28, 2009, 11:27:52 AM
Joe Kidd
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Post by: higashimori on October 28, 2009, 05:18:39 PM
I love Honkytonk Man... It's such a quality movie.

Ive told this story before... but I was lucky enough to see Honkytonk Man at the cinema in Londons West End.. (When Warners was a proper full size cinema). It was only released in one cinema I think.

There was only about 10 people there and at the end of the film nearly everyone sat thru the credits and then broke into sponataneous applause.. I don't think I've ever experienced that in a cinema before or since..

It looked luscious on the big screen too....
:)  I would like to watch this movie on the big screen, once !

Me too, I've told this story before, but I loved Honkytonk Man since I watched first.   And this is still my best of all Clint's movies !  ::)
When I saw Kyle for the first time, I said that to him directly !   ;)   And at second time, when I showed him Honkytonk Man's DVD cover to have his autograph, Kyle looked very pleasure !   :D




Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jordan on November 01, 2009, 05:42:24 PM
Firefox
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 03, 2009, 02:47:42 AM
Gran Torino,  last night I watched it again for me and Gary watched it for the first time.  His verdit.  Not bad.  Praise indeed from Gary who tries not to show that he likes Clint.   :D :D :D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on November 03, 2009, 04:03:12 PM
When I saw Kyle for the first time, I said that to him directly !   ;)   And at second time, when I showed him Honkytonk Man's DVD cover to have his autograph, Kyle looked very pleasure !   :D
That's cool, Higgy. I'm sure Kyle was happy to see something he did at such a young age was appreciated now.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Southern cat on November 04, 2009, 11:17:22 AM
A Fistful of Dollars.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on November 04, 2009, 12:07:30 PM
Absolute Power

I hadn't seen this film since it was released and wasn't overly impressed with it at the time.
But  this time round I enjoyed it a lot more..  Great seeing Eastwood working with so many fine actors... I even found the story more compelling this time and somehow less rushed.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on November 04, 2009, 05:41:47 PM
The plot of Absolute Power has holes in it you could drive a truck through. But the story is good, I think.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Sylvie on November 05, 2009, 01:42:44 AM
"In the Line of Fire" ... I like it very much, I believe I can watch it 2 or 3 times a year ! ;)
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Post by: higashimori on November 06, 2009, 09:22:56 AM
 Million Dollar Baby   :'(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on November 08, 2009, 08:23:36 AM
Unusually for an Eastwood film I felt Absolute Power could have benifited from been a little longer...

Definitely enjoyed it more this time round tho....
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on November 08, 2009, 11:29:26 AM
Unusually for an Eastwood film I felt Absolute Power could have benifited from been a little longer...

Definitely enjoyed it more this time round tho....

Why you enjoyed it more this time and why would it be better as longer film  ???

It certainly has it`s good moments but all in all it`s mediocre film.With talents like Eastwood,Hackman,Glenn and Harris this should`ve been much better film.

Than again I´ve not watched for ages so maybe it would work better for me too if I give it another chance  ::)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Richard Earl on November 08, 2009, 09:14:00 PM
"In the Line of Fire" ... I like it very much, I believe I can watch it 2 or 3 times a year ! ;)

What I love about that film is Clint's acting in it. Clint was brilliant.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on November 15, 2009, 11:31:44 AM
The Gauntlet                 A personal fave of mine.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Southern cat on November 15, 2009, 03:34:26 PM
Josey Wales

iouuyijj (one of my cats just walked across the keyboard. If anyone knows what iouuyijj means just send me a PM)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Doug on November 15, 2009, 03:52:40 PM
The Gauntlet                 A personal fave of mine.


Really?   :o  That's funny, because I'd just reread the Rookie thread a week ago and this post of yours stuck out:


        Well Doug, to be fair..I think they are both  bad movies. you can Pick em. I think i have written about The Guantlet in the past and It might be the only time I ever went to see a Clint movie and  his fans actually walked out on the movie. From a personal standpoint, It is so lame, from the exchanges between Locke and Clint " you sure you want kids"??..bwhahahaha..I can go on..Some of you have expressed that The Guantlet was a movie that poked fun of his  macho image...please...lol...The Rookie I agree is  pretty bad, but The Guantlet is just a complete stupid movie and I expected alot more from Eastwood at the time. anyway..they all can't be gems..ha ha ........I think alot of it has to do with the fact that Eastwood putting Locke in his movies was one of the worst mistakes he ever did..

That's either a big change of heart or you're being strangely sarcastic.  If the former, then it's good to see you come around to appreciating The Gauntlet for what it is, rather than hating it for what it isn't.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on November 15, 2009, 04:10:15 PM
Josey Wales

iouuyijj (one of my cats just walked across the keyboard. If anyone knows what iouuyijj means just send me a PM)

I think it's "Cat" for "I want your attention NOW." ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Southern cat on November 15, 2009, 04:16:39 PM
I think it's "Cat" for "I want your attention NOW." ;)

She got my attention alright as I picked her up and put her back down on the floor. ::)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 15, 2009, 09:07:11 PM
Bronco Billy
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 15, 2009, 09:49:27 PM
One I have not seen in a while The Eiger Sanction
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on November 17, 2009, 12:30:17 PM

Well Doug, I would hate to disappoint my fans in here, but I was being sarcastic, but that doesn't mean I still can't watch it other than the reason Sondra Locke is actually quite hot looking in it.
But I will admit as much as I think it's a bad movie I rather watch it than 'Hang Em' High', 'The Rookie' 'Blood Work', 'Coogan's Bluff', 'Firefox', 'Sudden Impact' 'City Heat', 'Pink Cadillac' and ' yes 'Absolute Power'..By the way, you are a thorough guy..........
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jordan on November 17, 2009, 09:05:57 PM
Two Mules For Sister Sara
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Southern cat on November 22, 2009, 03:17:46 PM
Joe Kidd I wonder if anyone has seen this one lately. ::)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on November 22, 2009, 05:26:49 PM
Joe Kidd I wonder if anyone has seen this one lately. ::)

I have ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 22, 2009, 06:34:28 PM
Joe Kidd

4 hours later than I wanted. :(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on November 22, 2009, 07:27:20 PM
Funny enough ... I just watched Joe Kidd, also!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on November 25, 2009, 08:48:17 AM
 :)  Joe Kidd ; Later at Sunday night; I have setting this DVD for the last movie night. 

      True Crime ;  Good movie, especially for this season.  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jordan on November 29, 2009, 05:31:54 PM
The Rookie
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on November 29, 2009, 07:31:12 PM
 Hang'Em High & Dirty Harry ! on TV tonight !   8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jordan on December 01, 2009, 05:45:36 PM
White Hunter Black Heart
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: El Cigarillo on December 02, 2009, 12:28:37 PM
i watched BIRD for the second time.
probably the best film he has directed that he didn't act in
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on December 03, 2009, 05:22:19 PM
 :)  'Flags of Our Fathers 'on TV tonight and 'Firefox'! in another channel at same time !  :o  >:(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2009, 07:45:31 PM
Any Which Way You Can
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Tim on December 06, 2009, 10:50:59 PM
For A Few Dollars More......classic Eastwood.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 06, 2009, 11:49:02 PM
Hi Tim welcome to the board.   
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on December 07, 2009, 12:04:41 AM
Kellys Heros... Still a great, fun movie.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Tim on December 07, 2009, 05:51:39 PM
Hi Tim welcome to the board.   

thanks Lin.....I appreciate the welcome.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 08, 2009, 02:32:48 AM
City Heat   I have not wtched it for ages so thought I would give it another go.   Besides I like the music in it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on December 09, 2009, 12:30:39 AM
Firefox... Never miss this one when it pops up on tv..... :)

and


Bloodwork.

 This is the first time I've seen this since it's cinema release and I have to admit I enjoyed it a lot more second time around.. It's got a great soundtrack and some of the supporting performances didn't grate as much... I guess knowing the outcome meant I relaxed more and just enjoyed the work as it unfolded.. I think I'm gonna raise this one above Absolute Power and True Crime (Good movie but still think Clint was mis-cast) in my ratings.

I remember KC giving this a good write up when it was released.... I'm gonna go see if I can still find it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 09, 2009, 06:58:28 AM
Gant, I think my original writeup (I had seen an advance screening for distributors) was on the Old Board and is lost to the ages. But Matt brought over another discussion thread we had after the film opened ... you'll find it here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=263.0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on December 11, 2009, 09:51:34 AM
Bloodwork.

 This is the first time I've seen this since it's cinema release and I have to admit I enjoyed it a lot more second time around.. It's got a great soundtrack and some of the supporting performances didn't grate as much... I guess knowing the outcome meant I relaxed more and just enjoyed the work as it unfolded.. I think I'm gonna raise this one above Absolute Power and True Crime (Good movie but still think Clint was mis-cast) in my ratings.


I need to revisit this one too.I remember it to be in the same league with those films that Gant mentioned but I would say that True Crime is better film.Vaguely remember it to be a solid thriller but nothing special...but as said I´ll have to watch it again  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 11, 2009, 10:51:15 AM
Absolute Power last night, first time for Gary and about 20th for me.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: -satu- on December 13, 2009, 10:23:43 AM
The Bridges Of Madison County

Always worth to watch.  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 13, 2009, 11:42:33 AM
Invictus! 8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on December 14, 2009, 12:48:45 PM


Pink Cadillac .....boy oh boy was I wrong about that movie. Classic. I hope I can get it in a deluxe edition.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 14, 2009, 02:06:37 PM
Invictus! 8)

Some people are just too lucky.  ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on December 16, 2009, 08:11:48 AM
Breezy for the very first time.I was afraid that it would be dated but if it was I did not realize that.I liked it a lot.Both Kay Lenz and William Holden were great.

Also watched Bloodwork.The fact that I knew who the killer was did not hurt the film`s entertainment value.Not a classic but definitely worth watching every now and then.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: -satu- on December 16, 2009, 08:34:42 AM
Breezy for the very first time.I was afraid that it would be dated but if it was I did not realize that.I liked it a lot.Both Kay Lenz and William Holden were great.

So you found it then? ;) Did you get it at the price I got mine? :)

I still have mine unopened and waiting to be watched.  ::)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on December 17, 2009, 10:34:46 AM
So you found it then? ;) Did you get it at the price I got mine? :)

I still have mine unopened and waiting to be watched.  ::)

Yes I did.Thank you so much for the info.As said the film`s great and the price was more than decent  ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on December 17, 2009, 03:02:55 PM

Breezy= Great flick..... Lenz is super yummo.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on December 18, 2009, 11:50:05 AM
I never considered adding Breezy to my collection but all this talk has got me really curious. The cover I found is different the one you all has posted and I like them both.
It's almost ending of the year, not best time to buy things on line so I'll wait until january, but I definitely want a copy.

(http://cdpoint.com.br/IMAGENS_AMG/VIDEO/DVD/COV150/DRt400/t432/t43282an780.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 19, 2009, 07:33:24 PM
Honkytonk Man

I know I've said this before but when I first saw this many years ago, I did not like it much, but now everytime I view this film the more I like it. I mentioned during the movie night back in May that the last 20 minutes really gets to me emotionally. It was the same today.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on December 22, 2009, 02:27:51 AM
For A Few Dollars More

(http://images.google.fi/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://www.filmforum.org/films/morricone/For_Few_Dollars_More_8.jpg&usg=AFQjCNG7KiPFj6AdF4Vfy6gly0cxMe3g0g)

I watched it with my 11 year old son and he seemed to like it quite a bit...maybe something to do with all that shooting  ;D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Sylvie on December 22, 2009, 06:50:55 AM
"The Dead Pool", yesterday evening, with our 13 years old Colette.

It's not really my Harry's favourite film ... but Colette simply loves the small scene with Jim Carrey as a rock star ! ;D

(http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsC/2760-4551.gif)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2009, 08:55:53 PM
Sudden Impact

Great Christmas film.  ;)

One thing I noticed today after so many viewings is how D'Ambrosia's name is pronounced. With the apostrophe, I always thought it was pronounced D - Ambrosia, even when I'm on the board here talking with our D'Amb, I always pronounced it that way, but when it's said in the film everyone pronounces it as Dambrosia.

Why then, is there an apostrophe in there?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 24, 2009, 09:54:15 PM
It's an Italian contraction ... the Italian preposition "Di" (pronounced Dee) loses the "i" before a vowel, and the sound of the "i" is also lost.

Sometimes, in Americanized pronunciations of Italian-American names, the "ee" sound gets put back in, but not always. There's a New York grocery store chain called D'Agostino's ... pronounced Dag-O-Stino's.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 24, 2009, 09:59:51 PM
Ahh, that explains it.

Thanks.  8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on December 25, 2009, 05:49:31 AM
Sudden Impact

Great Christmas film.  ;)

Sudden Impact, Christmas film? Really?
True Crime or Pale Rider would be more appropriate, but ok :D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jordan on December 25, 2009, 02:12:35 PM
Escape from Alcatraz
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 25, 2009, 03:36:15 PM
Sudden Impact, Christmas film? Really?
True Crime or Pale Rider would be more appropriate, but ok :D

Or Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 25, 2009, 06:50:38 PM
City Heat

I actually turned the color down on this to view the entire film in b&w to get it looking more like a 30's film.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on December 27, 2009, 07:26:17 PM
City Heat

I actually turned the color down on this to view the entire film in b&w to get it looking more like a 30's film.

Did it help the film  ???

I watched earlier today In The Line Of Fire.That film rocks  O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 27, 2009, 07:35:45 PM
Did it help the film  ???

No, not really.

It was interesting to watch in b&w though. I said earlier in the year I was going to watch The Changeling like that one day and someday I will.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 27, 2009, 07:51:38 PM
You know that Eastwood has occasionally said that he shot this or that period film "as if it were in black and white," don't you, SK?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 27, 2009, 07:54:42 PM
Really! I probably have read that in the past but had forgotten. There were a few night time scenes there that were very dark in b&w that it did look like some of those old 30-&40's films.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: LCat on December 28, 2009, 04:48:18 PM
The Beguiled, and I'm not happy about it....

LCat :o
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on December 30, 2009, 10:40:20 AM
The Beguiled, and I'm not happy about it....

Why is that? You didn`t like the ending,the film in whole... ???
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on December 31, 2009, 04:05:11 PM
The Beguiled is one of Eastwood's best movies. With the exception of Dirty Harry I think it's Eastwood's best movie with Don Siegel
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 01, 2010, 08:40:26 PM
Heartbreak Ridge
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 02, 2010, 12:56:21 AM
Absolute Power

I like this movie.  It is a different part for Clint to play.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on January 02, 2010, 01:42:10 AM
Sudden Impact,

Although not a Sondra Locke fan, I enjoyed her role in this movie. Clint added some humour to the Dirty Harry character as well in a number of spots, primarily involving the bulldog.

One of the better Harry movies, not sure if other people fell the same. Watching The Dead pool tomorrow for the first time in 20 years, looking forward to it, all I can remember about the movie is the remote controlled car.    ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on January 02, 2010, 05:05:03 AM
Many fans like that movie but it's my less favorite maybe because of the overexplored rape thing.
I like Dead Pool so much more, including the little remote controlled car ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 02, 2010, 06:20:50 PM
Watching The Dead pool tomorrow for the first time in 20 years, looking forward to it, all I can remember about the movie is the remote controlled car.    ;)

I actually watch The Dead Pool myself today as I continue my viewing of Clint's films in chronological order.

The remote control car scenes are the only highlights in this poor ending to the Dirty Harry franchise.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on January 02, 2010, 11:04:43 PM
Just finished watching the last Dirty Harry movie The Dead Pool.

It was pretty good although I felt like Clint was having a laugh with the movie in that it contained the remote controlled cars that made me feel like it was not a serious movie.

As always with the Dirty Harry movies, there were the great action sequences and there was the sarcastic lines from Harry.

I thought it was quite a good flick.

What do others think?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on January 09, 2010, 06:34:06 AM
The Enforcer.Slightly better DH-film than The Dead Pool.

Plot and the main villains are still kind of lame and it`s definitely not as good in actionscenes as Magnum Force was but still good,entertaining film.Mainly because of Eastwood and Tyne Daly.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Alcatraz on January 09, 2010, 03:52:02 PM
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Southern cat on January 09, 2010, 03:54:03 PM
I watched probably the first simultaneous Worldwide screening of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 09, 2010, 03:56:21 PM
I watched probably the first simultaneous Worldwide screening of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Me too.   ;D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 09, 2010, 04:00:02 PM
Me too ... this really should be reported somewhere. It has to be almost unique in the history of movie fandom.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on January 09, 2010, 04:06:00 PM
I watched probably the first simultaneous Worldwide screening of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Me too ... this really should be reported somewhere. It has to be almost unique in the history of movie fandom.

And me !   O0 O0 O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 09, 2010, 04:06:08 PM
Me too ... this really should be reported somewhere. It has to be almost unique in the history of movie fandom.

Can we set up at page at wikipedia or something?

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 09, 2010, 04:56:08 PM
Can we set up at page at wikipedia or something?

I suppose we could edit the "Reception" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception) section of the Wiki article on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to mention this momentous event ...

Quote
On January 9, 2010, a group of fans on four continents, representing the countries of Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Finland and Australia, gathered for a simultaneous viewing of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, posting nearly 700 comments on the Clint Eastwood Web Board during the length of the film.

But some Wikipedia geek would probably take it right out again.  :-\
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 09, 2010, 05:09:14 PM
But some Wikipedia geek would probably take it right out again.  :-\

Couldn't hurt to try I suppose. Maybe plenty of people would see it before it was removed?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Sylvie on January 10, 2010, 01:57:17 AM
Gran Torino, yesterday evening
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on January 10, 2010, 05:07:08 AM
I watched probably the first simultaneous Worldwide screening of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Me too. That's not a movie, it's a show.

Have I mentioned I have the extended version? I know, one hundred times ;D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 10, 2010, 10:46:56 PM
I suppose we could edit the "Reception" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception) section of the Wiki article on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to mention this momentous event ...

But some Wikipedia geek would probably take it right out again.  :-\

I've done it!!

Let's see how long it stays up for?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 10, 2010, 10:50:59 PM
It would be great if it stayed up for a while and we got some new members from the link.   Well done SK.  O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 10, 2010, 11:00:03 PM
Well done SK.  O0

It was really KC's idea. All credit to her. :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 11, 2010, 12:22:14 AM
Just two comments ...

The title should be in italics ...

Why is there a [2] preceding the Web Board reference? I know it works, but I'm not quite sure that's the way to do it. However, I have no idea what IS the right way!

Oh well, at least it's there, for as long as it lasts. Thanks, SK! 8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 11, 2010, 12:56:13 AM
The title should be in italics ...

Why is there a [2] preceding the Web Board reference?

I've fixed the title.

Not sure about the [2]. When I was testing it earlier in the day, I had the link to the main page of the forum. It came up as [1] on that occassion, but when I actually posted it and changed the link to the actual movie night thread it's now [2].
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on January 11, 2010, 04:49:48 AM
I've done it!!

Let's see how long it stays up for?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception

Kid and KC, that was great O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on January 11, 2010, 10:16:34 PM
The Gauntlet.

One of Clint's best, his character of Ben Shockley comes off as tough enough to be Dirty Harry but with enough issues to be special. Perhaps the movie is not the most plausible but I enjoyed it.    :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on January 13, 2010, 03:22:04 AM
 :) Escape From Alcatraz , since the movie night on Sunday August 9, 2009  8)

      Dirty Harry, twice in one month on TV !

      Breezy

      Play Misty for Me

      Changeling

      Gran Torino

      And  HonkyTonk Man    ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on January 16, 2010, 06:20:27 PM
 :)  The Dead Pool

      INVICTUS
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 17, 2010, 07:57:35 PM
Bird
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Walt on January 18, 2010, 04:17:49 PM
Bronco Billy. It was on tcm and I just stayed with it. I wasn't a big fan when the film came out but it's grown on me.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 22, 2010, 07:45:30 PM
Pink Cadillac

My God, this gets harder to watch with each viewing. It's so lame in all departments. With all the great films Clint has done since and especially in the last 10 years, this is just brutal to sit through.
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Post by: KC on January 22, 2010, 08:12:22 PM
Wait'll you see The Rookie ... ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 22, 2010, 08:56:55 PM
Wait'll you see The Rookie ... ;)

Yeah, I thought about that when I was updating that list I have in Coop's reviews thread. I've given Pink Cadillac 2 stars but looking at The Rookie, that's only got one star and I can't see that changing.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 22, 2010, 09:00:45 PM
Two weeks and our little reference to our THe Good, The Bad & The Ugly movie night is still up over at wikipedia.

If you haven't seen it, it's here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception).
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Post by: Aline on January 23, 2010, 04:17:02 AM
Yeah, I thought about that when I was updating that list I have in Coop's reviews thread. I've given Pink Cadillac 2 stars but looking at The Rookie, that's only got one star and I can't see that changing.

I like those two movies. I'd rather watch any of them than City Heat :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 23, 2010, 07:52:54 AM
I like those two movies. I'd rather watch any of them than City Heat :)

For me, City Heat has been watchable and in the last few years it's been easier to sit through. At least there some good one liners in it. I can get a smirk or two from it.

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Post by: Aline on January 23, 2010, 10:57:31 AM
For me, City Heat has been watchable and in the last few years it's been easier to sit through. At least there some good one liners in it. I can get a smirk or two from it.

And you can't get any smirks from Pink Cadillac? Not even the golden blazer and the shoes? :D

I think what I don't like about City Heat is the dark tone. It seems the whole movie was shot during the night.

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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 23, 2010, 12:15:33 PM
And you can't get any smirks from Pink Cadillac? Not even the golden blazer and the shoes? :D

Not anymore. I just roll my eyes now and think oh geez, this is embarressing.

I think what I don't like about City Heat is the dark tone. It seems the whole movie was shot during the night.

I noticed that too a lot more last time I watched it and had the colour turned off.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 23, 2010, 03:13:17 PM
I have to say I quite like City Heat and The Rookie.   I think there are some good parts in both of them.  I am with you SK re Pink Cadillac I squirm when I see Clint in the gold jacket and with the moustache.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 23, 2010, 03:15:44 PM
This evening we watched GBU.   Gary had not seen it for years so I watched it again with him and as always I loved it.  We watched City Heat on Thursday and we both liked it.  Gary thought it had a lot of fun parts to it.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 23, 2010, 09:42:35 PM
White Hunter Black Heart

The complete opposite of Pink Cadillac. This one gets better with each viewing. 8)
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Post by: Aline on January 24, 2010, 05:36:35 AM
Not anymore. I just roll my eyes now and think oh geez, this is embarressing.

Sorry, Kid but his "romance" with Jane Alexander character in City Heat, that was embarrassing ;D

Still about Pink Cadillac, love when he jumps on the Jack Bass's car almost the same way he did in Magnum Force. It's like Clint is making a joke of himself. I always have the impression he had a lot of fun doing that movie :)

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on January 24, 2010, 01:46:52 PM
I was watching Magnum Force today. I'm sure this was asked somewhere one time over the years, but the scene where Callahan says goodnight to Charlie McCoy's kids. Is the older son Kyle Eastwood?
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Post by: D'Ambrosia on January 24, 2010, 05:56:11 PM
It is a good question Perry.  I can’t ever think of a time when this question has come up before.

Kyle would have been about five years old when Magnum Force came out.
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/8805/ndvd2829.png)

Here is a shot of the younger brother.
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/2091/ndvd2830.png)

He would have been about 14 when Honky Tonk Man was released.
(http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/7506/ndvd2832.png)

I’m not sure if it’s Kyle or not.  The older brother looks a little older than five.  There certainly is a resemblance.
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Post by: higashimori on January 24, 2010, 06:20:46 PM
 :) Perry said also in the thread of " Breezy " 

Quote
That is Kyle Eastwoos in that movie when Holden and Lenz are in the store and the little kid is sitting in the chair firing a gun at him.

But unfortunately, that little kid is not Kyle, either !  ;)


Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on January 25, 2010, 12:22:37 PM
Ah... I think the kid is Kyle in 'Breezy'. You can do a comparison with the beginning of Josey Wales when Wales is with his young son. They both look alike even though Josey Wales is 3 years later. I think the older kid is Kyle in M.F. too.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on January 25, 2010, 03:36:47 PM
The Gauntlet

(http://images.blu-ray.com/reviews/1291_1.jpg) (*

"finger licking good"  ;)



*) not a Blu-Ray as the picture`s text says,just plain,ordinary DVD  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 25, 2010, 09:45:14 PM
The Rookie

Looks like I'll be changing my rating for this film in Coop's reviews thread. It's an improvement on Pink Cadillac, not by much though.
This actually starts with a lot of promise. A great freeway pileup in the first ten minutes but after that it just becomes one of those 1980's Hollywood actioners that don't do anything for me 20 + years later. The crooks are just as lame in this as they are in Pink Cadillac.

At least I've got some quality viewing coming up. 8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: burynedright on January 26, 2010, 12:48:01 PM
Gran Torino for the 6th time LOL..  One has to admit it's one of his best..  I just ordered G.B.U in blue ray, That will be my next one I'll see..
Can't wait..
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on January 26, 2010, 03:24:39 PM
The Rookie

The crooks are just as lame in this as they are in Pink Cadillac.

I kind of liked Sonia Braga  ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on January 27, 2010, 01:18:19 PM
 Well Kid,

Thats pretty much what I always said about The Gauntlet. The first half hour of that movie is extremely funny. There are some funny banter moments and as much as I hate to admit it ....Sondra Locke is slamming in that movie.

                                     Ox Bo
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Post by: Jordan on January 28, 2010, 09:32:07 PM
Honkytonk man
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on January 29, 2010, 07:41:56 AM
I kind of liked Sonia Braga  ;)

Kind of?!! She is amazing! :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 29, 2010, 09:04:43 PM
Unforgiven

Brilliant. 8)

Remember when KC had the swing as a location trivia? I noticed today at the end of the film it's no longer there. The kid's must have taken it to Frisco with them.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 29, 2010, 09:19:44 PM
Unforgiven

Brilliant. 8)

Remember when KC had the swing as a location trivia? I noticed today at the end of the film it's no longer there. The kid's must have taken it to Frisco with them.

So ... what will you do with your half of the money? ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 05, 2010, 09:32:58 PM
In the Line Of Fire
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Post by: Clint Eastwood Fan on February 06, 2010, 07:58:38 AM
Hang 'em High
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 06, 2010, 08:56:36 PM
A Perfect World

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Post by: Hemlock on February 11, 2010, 05:12:46 AM
(http://chopstix.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/invictus-movie-poster-matt-damon.jpg)

 O0
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Post by: -satu- on February 13, 2010, 12:50:32 AM
Absolute Power.

Saw it for the very first time. Worth watching again, definetly. I liked it very much.  8)

WHAT? Invictus in theathers in Finland.. I've missed it totally.. Well, been kinda busy arranging my stay in Paris. Maybe I'll have time to go and see it this weekend.  ::)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 15, 2010, 01:03:45 AM
I hope you get to see Invictus before you go away -satu-.  It is coming to Richmond this week so I will be there.  Gary too as it has rugby in it.   The only reason he would go I think.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 19, 2010, 10:48:06 PM
The Bridges Of Madison County

First time on DVD, and that's about it. Definitely not a favorite of mine, but not a shocker like Pink Cadillac.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on February 20, 2010, 01:27:34 AM
Well, it may never be a favorite of yours, but I think you'll find you appreciate it more with repeated viewings. I consider it to be one of Clint's very best directorial efforts.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 20, 2010, 08:48:17 PM
Absolute Power
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Post by: PeterD on February 22, 2010, 01:33:24 AM
Gran Torino.

First time I have seen it and I thought it was excellent. Is this the first Eastwood movie where he died in it?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 22, 2010, 02:44:01 AM
Is this the first Eastwood movie where he died in it?

Hey Peter, check out this thread for the films in which Clint's Characters die. Be careful though, since you're asking I assume you haven't seen all Of Clint's films, so you may not really want to know, and spoil your future viewings.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=509.0
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Post by: Sylvie on February 22, 2010, 03:22:02 AM
Bridges of Madison County  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on February 22, 2010, 11:09:43 PM
Hey Peter, check out this thread for the films in which Clint's Characters die. Be careful though, since you're asking I assume you haven't seen all Of Clint's films, so you may not really want to know, and spoil your future viewings.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=509.0
Thanks for the link, not brave enough to open it though. Find it hard to see Clint die even on screen.    :'(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on February 23, 2010, 03:10:28 AM
If it'll make you feel better, PeterD, there's only one other film besides Gran Torino in which Clint's character actually dies onscreen. (In another, ypu don't see him die but his body is seen being prepared for burial.)
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Post by: Clint Eastwood Fan on February 24, 2010, 10:09:59 PM
One of Clint's best films...lol . ..City Heat.  Actually I don't think it's that bad.  I love the banter between Clint and Burt.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 25, 2010, 12:53:48 AM
Invictus and I thoight it was a 9/10    I plan to go to see it again today.  The last day it is showing at my local cinema.
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Post by: Aline on February 27, 2010, 04:03:27 PM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/invictus.jpg)
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Post by: Doug on February 27, 2010, 04:38:25 PM
Absolute Power.
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Post by: KC on February 27, 2010, 06:55:17 PM
That's a great pic, Aline ... Matt Damon looks like he's happy you came to see his movie! ;D
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Post by: Aline on February 28, 2010, 06:43:44 AM
That's a great pic, Aline

You're sweet KC, I look terrible. Very tired, went to the first session (3:10 pm), hot sun here but I couldn't wait anymore.

Matt Damon looks like he's happy you came to see his movie! ;D

I don't think so, it depends on the point of view... he is totally ignoring me in this one ;D

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/invictus2.jpg)

 :D And I was the one happy to see him ;)

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Sylvie on February 28, 2010, 10:49:23 AM
"Million Dollar Baby", early this afternoon ...

First time for my 13 years old Colette, who, poor, couldn't stop crying in the end ...    :'( 
As we were in the garden, just after, she suddenly said : "Clint Eastwood is wonderful ... How can he makes me laugh so much with "Bronco Billy"  or "Every Wich Way But Loose" and cry so much with "Gran Torino" and now "Million Dollar Baby" ? He is a genius !"
..... exactly what I've always thought and believed in ... ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 28, 2010, 07:37:50 PM
Dirty Harry
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 01, 2010, 03:54:57 AM
Dirty Harry it never loses it's appeal.  I always seem to find something in it that I missed from previous viewings.
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Post by: higashimori on March 02, 2010, 04:12:16 AM
 Dirty Harry at last movie night !

 Gran Torino................... :'(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 02, 2010, 08:52:35 PM
True Crime

Another one of Clint's under appreciated films. This gets better with each viewing.

Not just the race against the clock to free an innocent man but the whole womanising, boozer character that Clint portrays. Another wonderful performance.
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Post by: TWOMULES on March 03, 2010, 09:04:04 AM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:cczAjnhyqkpieM:http://www.digitaldesktopwallpaper)
Clint's dialogue in this film is just pure perfection! ;D
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Post by: Jordan on March 03, 2010, 11:15:20 AM
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 03, 2010, 08:05:20 PM
Space Cowboys

Always good fun viewing.
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Post by: KC on March 03, 2010, 08:10:08 PM
So that's how you found out about the eye chart! ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 03, 2010, 08:42:10 PM
So that's how you found out about the eye chart! ;)

:D
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Post by: higashimori on March 04, 2010, 07:26:26 PM
  The Outlaw Josey Wales !    8)

  
Quote
"It still holds up. I rented it recently, just for the hell of it - I hadn't seen it in 20 or 30 years or whatever, and it still holds up." CLINT EASTWOOD still loves his movie THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES.

    http://www.hollywood.com/news/The_things_they_say/6830023

    By WENN.com
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 04, 2010, 08:59:56 PM
Blood Work
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 07, 2010, 10:52:08 PM
Mystic River

I know I've mentioned this before but when I first saw this film at the cinema, I came out feeling so depressed. I mean the acting in the film was brilliant but just the whole story left me with a depressing feeling walking out , back to the car.

In subsequent viewings though, I've come to enjoy this more and more. There is great acting by all, but the whole story reels me in for the two hours that I'm glued to screen. The murder, Dave's past, even the little sub plot with Sean's wife. It all works well.

4/5.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Southern cat on March 07, 2010, 11:14:05 PM
SK, your Eastwood DVD must be getting worn out. :o

We'll be expecting you to feature prominently in the trivia games threads...yes? ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 07, 2010, 11:18:29 PM
I started last year from the beginning so it has taken a while, only 5 films to go.

I did miss a couple though that I don't have.

I keep looking out for those quotes, but I could hear them in a film and it wouldn't click sometimes. :-[
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Post by: Southern cat on March 07, 2010, 11:22:52 PM
Well I guess your right, if you watch alot films in a small period of time...the quotes sound familiar but you forget which film they came from.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on March 09, 2010, 05:30:23 PM
Tightrope

Some of the 80`s film have not aged well but this is definitely not among them.The film still works.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 10, 2010, 08:25:20 AM
Million Dollar Baby
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 12, 2010, 08:28:25 PM
Flags Of Our Fathers
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Post by: Clint Eastwood Fan on March 13, 2010, 09:56:37 PM
Gran Torino
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 14, 2010, 09:06:43 PM
Letters From Iwo Jima
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Post by: Perry on March 15, 2010, 02:48:20 PM
Kelly's Heroes.....hah.......Though I have to admit at 3 and a half hours on AMC is a bit ridiculous.
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Post by: Perry on March 15, 2010, 02:49:27 PM
Kelly's Heroes.....hah.......Though I have to admit at 3 and a half hours on AMC is a bit ridiculous.
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Post by: KC on March 15, 2010, 05:55:53 PM
Perry, are you quoting yourself for any particular reason? ???
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Post by: Perry on March 16, 2010, 10:40:51 AM
Actulally I didnt realize i did that....Sorry about that......When I think about it I have excelllent remarks..... I wonder if Rex Reed would think so...
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 17, 2010, 03:49:24 PM
Revenge Of The Creature

Clint's very first film appearance is fleeting in the first 20 minutes of this. He play a lab tech who's misplaced a mouse, which he finds in his lab coat pocket.

The film isn't that bad for those 1950's type monster films. The "Gill Man" is quite comical by today's standards, but it isn't embarrassingly bad. Well worth a watch at least once.
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Post by: Jordan on March 18, 2010, 08:39:59 PM
The Enforcer
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Post by: Southern cat on March 19, 2010, 08:41:49 PM
Paint Your Wagon
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 19, 2010, 08:52:49 PM
Changeling

The filmmakers certainly captured the late 20's and early 30's to a tee. That was probably the best part of the film for me, from the very first scene of the shot of Los Angelas in 1928 with those great cars and the trams along the streets. In fact and I'll probably get laughed off the board for saying this, but, I believe the film would have looked even better had they shot it in black and white.

Watching the film On DVD today, I turned the color off on my TV and did watch this film in Black & White and it did look better. All those comments when the film was first released about Jolie's red lips being distracting, you don't even notice them in B&W.

So I recommend viewing it B&W to get a real 1920's & 30's look.

4/5.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on March 19, 2010, 10:16:56 PM
By the way, the Oscar-nominated film The White Ribbon, set in a small German village just before World War I, was shot in color, then processed to remove the color and released in black and white.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 20, 2010, 04:49:34 AM
We have just had a series of Clint's movies on Channel 5 in the UK and the last one I watched was GBU. 

I have just watched Where Eagles Dare again too.   I enjoy that movie and since seeing it on Bradford last year and at that showing we were told anecdotes about the movie it means even more.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2010, 08:34:00 PM
Gran Torino
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Post by: KC on March 20, 2010, 09:05:34 PM
Goodness, you're all caught up, then, SK! :D
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 20, 2010, 09:11:00 PM
Yep, started last May and with a couple of exceptions(Breezy, Midnight In The Garden Of Good and Evil), I've gotten through 'em.
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Post by: Southern cat on March 21, 2010, 05:33:55 PM
Coogan's Bluff
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 21, 2010, 06:35:59 PM
Coogan's Bluff

By shear coincidence, so did I. :D
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Post by: Aline on March 22, 2010, 05:53:18 AM
Coogan's Bluff :)
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Post by: palooka on March 22, 2010, 01:53:02 PM

Tightrope.

I'd forgotten how good it is.
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Post by: TWOMULES on March 23, 2010, 02:35:33 PM
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:CP8F_8eJN5b8HM:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AA7T2W5QL.jpg)
For A Few Dollars More ;D
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Post by: higashimori on March 25, 2010, 06:22:00 PM
 Coogan's Bluff for my last Movie Night.  :(
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Post by: Hemlock on March 28, 2010, 03:45:20 PM
Pale Rider

 O0
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Post by: Doug on March 29, 2010, 02:42:32 PM
White Hunter, Black Heart.

SK had brought up the film and I had just watched four John Huston films, so it seemed right to pull it out and give it another viewing.
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Post by: Jordan on April 08, 2010, 08:56:16 PM
Escape From Alcatraz
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Post by: Hemlock on April 10, 2010, 09:08:20 AM
Outlaw Josey Wales

Excellent film.

Sudden Impact

This would`ve been perfect film to end Dirty Harry film series.One of the best performances by Sondra Locke.
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Post by: Perry on April 11, 2010, 06:22:29 AM
 I watched 'Gran Torino' 2 times over  the weekend and finally realized it it's one of the best movies he ever did. I'd rate it #3 behind  'Josey Wales'and 'Dirty Harry'. You can put many up there easily,  but for money his performance, the small movie it was and working with virtual unknowns it just comes across as a great independent movie.


                                   Ox Bo baby
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on April 12, 2010, 05:13:31 PM
Heartbreak Ridge

This is not a very good film even though it has some good moments in it (forexample the opening`s cellscene and most of the Eastwood/Mason`s scenes).Eastwood looks and is really good as Gunny Highway.Also Marsha Mason does a good job but just about everybody else is crap.The film is filled with bad acting,the story is not that great and action is quite weak too.
In my opinion after every viewing this film get worse and worse and is now pretty much in the same league with The Rookie.City Heat tops this film quite easily.
So why I watch it every now and then...I guess Eastwood is that cool as "Gunny"  ::)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: LCat on April 13, 2010, 09:42:35 PM
I watched Gran Torino for the first time Monday. It was very good. (The last one I saw before this was The Beguiled, which seems to me to be more of a horror  :o film...I wasn't sure if I could take another film...)

Well, I've got midnight munchies--Maybe it's time for another film!

LCat :)
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 13, 2010, 10:11:05 PM
I watched Gran Torino for the first time Monday. It was very good. (The last one I saw before this was The Beguiled, which seems to me to be more of a horror  :o film...I wasn't sure if I could take another film...)

Well, I've got midnight munchies--Maybe it's time for another film!

LCat :)

What did you like about it LCat? I loved it for many reasons.
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Post by: LCat on April 14, 2010, 05:36:30 PM
What did you like about it LCat? I loved it for many reasons.

Good question, Richard Earl. What did I like about Gran Torino. (I hope you get this message, because I really don't know how to reply to an individual post...) I have to think a few minutes more about my response to your question...

It tackles myriad societal issues such as: aging and isolation; grief and loss; adaptational skills; immigration and constant change and the loss of our world as we've known our individual worlds; dysfunctional families; adoptive families; illness and aging; death and dying; questioning Catholicism; self-medicating (with alcohol and cigarettes); the effects of war on one's mental health/well-being and the valuation or devaluation of human life and the ensuing haunting; racism and its boomerang effects; culture clash; culture shock; different generations clashing and blending; communication skills; language barriers; universal language signs (such as spitting like camels!); gangs; taboos like incest and rape; blurring of the roles of men and women; stereotypes; last wills and testaments and feelings of entitlements and getting one's feelings hurt through disappointment; body piercing/tattoos; restitution and rehabilitation; suicide by "firing squad"; being alive but really dead; revenge and avenging; boundaries or a lack thereof; stations in society; stations in culture; good food that transcends differences and brings people together; name calling; hate-mongering; glory; dying with dignity; dying a hero or martyr's death; the importance of good male role models; the importance of good female role models; the purpose of life, or reasons to live or die; etc.

I'm really tired, so I can't think more right now, but I guess you get my general drift. I could have probably done a master's thesis on this movie....(Maybe each of CE's movies.)

What did you like about Gran Torino?
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Post by: KC on April 14, 2010, 06:55:01 PM
Good question, Richard Earl. What did I like about Gran Torino. (I hope you get this message, because I really don't know how to reply to an individual post...)

That is exactly the right way to reply to an individual post. And I've seldom read a better reply on this Board than yours, LCat!
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Post by: LCat on April 14, 2010, 08:25:45 PM
That is exactly the right way to reply to an individual post. And I've seldom read a better reply on this Board than yours, LCat!

Thanks, KC.
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 14, 2010, 09:26:39 PM
Those are some great points of interest LCat! That was well thought out.
What I loved about Gran Torino is the main thing being is that it is my favorite acting job by Clint in all of his films. I loved how he developed the relationships with his neighbors. The flow was incredible. The humor in the movie made me laugh repeatedly. I loved how every thing unfolded and I loved seeing Clint as the tough guy again.
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Post by: TWOMULES on April 21, 2010, 11:42:53 AM
I have just watched the Spanish version of 'For A Few Dollars More' :)
La Muerte Tenia Un Precio 8)
I got this from Spain last year and it's great to watch this film in other language.
This is the Dvd cover
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/Marilores/Marya/LaMuerteTenaUnPrecio2.jpg)
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Post by: Aline on April 21, 2010, 12:51:09 PM
Very nice cover!
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Post by: TWOMULES on April 21, 2010, 03:29:08 PM
I have just watched the Spanish version of 'For A Few Dollars More' :)
La Muerte Tenia Un Precio 8)
I got this from Spain last year and it's great to watch this film in another language.
This is the Dvd cover
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/Marilores/Marya/LaMuerteTenaUnPrecio2.jpg)
Very nice cover!
Thanks Aline :)

Here is the spanish title at the start of the film 8)
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/TWOMULES/th_PDVD_028.jpg)
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Post by: LCat on April 21, 2010, 04:58:37 PM

What I loved about Gran Torino is the main thing being is that it is my favorite acting job by Clint in all of his films. I loved how he developed the relationships with his neighbors. The flow was incredible. The humor in the movie made me laugh repeatedly. I loved how every thing unfolded and I loved seeing Clint as the tough guy again.

I would have to see more of CE's movies before I could say which I thought he did the best acting in. Gran Torino is good, no doubt.  Unforgiven was great. I'm partial to the "love stories" as in Two Mules for Sister Sara, and The Eiger Sanction. I have seen many of his films--I will be re-viewing those and trying to catch up on the movies of his I've never seen, such as Every Which Way But Loose. I've never seen his comedies, but I'm looking forward to them.

The Beguiled reminded me of a Bette Davis-type horror film...It was quite different from his usual role as a strong man; he played a rather weak man in many ways on various "sub-levels". I didn't recognize Dirty Harry or the man with no name at all in the Beguiled--I guess then that was great acting.

I kind of think of Gran Torino as how Dirty Harry ended up. It makes sense that he wouldn't really connect to his own flesh and blood, but to strangers, because he was such a loner. But I digress.
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Post by: Aline on April 22, 2010, 06:18:44 AM
Here is the spanish title at the start of the film 8)
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af323/TWOMULES/th_PDVD_028.jpg)

It's so interesting the variation of the titles around the world, isn't it? That one is really very good.

Death has its Price :o



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Post by: Aline on April 26, 2010, 05:56:09 AM
Where Eagles Dare
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Post by: KC on April 26, 2010, 06:34:26 AM
Me, too! :)
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Post by: Richard Earl on April 26, 2010, 09:29:17 PM
I saw Where Eagles Dare once! It was about 15 years ago. I remember loving Clint & Richard Burton together. I need to see this one again.
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Post by: Southern cat on April 27, 2010, 12:30:33 AM
I saw Where Eagles Dare once! It was about 15 years ago. I remember loving Clint & Richard Burton together. I need to see this one again.

It's in my top 5 Clint films Rich. 15 years :o wow you'll love even more I hope. ;)
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Post by: Gant on April 27, 2010, 01:34:09 AM
Gran Torino.....  How great is this movie.. Everytime I watch it it grows richer and I get more out of it. Wonderful performances.. Even the kid, I know some will disagree but I find his performance wonderfully naturalistic.

The Cullum tune gets me everytime and Eastwoods performance is as goos as anything he's ever done.

Wonderful movie.. a film that really gets under your skin.

If it's his last as an actor.. then it's a fitting swansong.

11 outta 10.
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Post by: higashimori on April 28, 2010, 03:08:13 AM
Gran Torino.....  How great is this movie.. Everytime I watch it it grows richer and I get more out of it. Wonderful performances.. Even the kid, I know some will disagree but I find his performance wonderfully naturalistic.

The Cullum tune gets me everytime and Eastwoods performance is as goos as anything he's ever done.

Wonderful movie.. a film that really gets under your skin.

If it's his last as an actor.. then it's a fitting swansong.

11 outta 10.

Nice, Gant !  O0

I will to see Gran Torino again this week, I need it !

And I watched since last week ....

 The Outlaw Josey WalesMagnum Force , on TV and Where Eagles Dare.
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Post by: Jordan on May 01, 2010, 04:31:04 PM
The Eiger Sanction
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Post by: El Cigarillo on May 07, 2010, 10:43:41 PM
I have just watched the Spanish version of 'For A Few Dollars More' :)
La Muerte Tenia Un Precio 8)
I got this from Spain last year and it's great to watch this film in other language.
This is the Dvd cover
(http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg74/Marilores/Marya/LaMuerteTenaUnPrecio2.jpg)

nice.
translates to DEATH HAS A PRICE
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Post by: Aline on May 08, 2010, 06:51:46 AM
nice.
translates to DEATH HAS A PRICE

Oh. Thanks for correcting me, Mr. Cigarillo.

It's so interesting the variation of the titles around the world, isn't it? That one is really very good.

Death has its Price
:-[

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Post by: LCat on May 09, 2010, 07:34:18 PM
I just finished watching HonkyTonk Man.

LCat
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Post by: KC on May 09, 2010, 07:39:51 PM
Like it, LCat? :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 10, 2010, 08:22:49 PM
I watched probably the first simultaneous Worldwide screening of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Me too ... this really should be reported somewhere. It has to be almost unique in the history of movie fandom.

Can we set up at page at wikipedia or something?

I suppose we could edit the "Reception" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception) section of the Wiki article on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to mention this momentous event ...

But some Wikipedia geek would probably take it right out again.  :-\

I've done it!!

Let's see how long it stays up for?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception

I just had a look at wikipedia and our reference to our movie night has been removed. >:(

Oh well, it was up for a while. Maybe a few saw it before it was gone.
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 10, 2010, 09:00:47 PM
I just finished watching HonkyTonk Man.

LCat

 O0
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Post by: Jordan on May 11, 2010, 04:20:13 PM
Dirty Harry
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 13, 2010, 03:39:56 AM
I just watched The Bridges of Madison County again while I was ironing.   It is not a movie to do other things while watching it there are too many intense scenes.  As I had a basket full of ironing I then watched City Heat.  It is a movie that always makes me laugh.  There are some great comic moments in it.
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Post by: D'Ambrosia on May 13, 2010, 08:44:37 PM
You must have had an awful lot of ironing to do Lin!  :o
 :)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 14, 2010, 12:33:21 AM
You must have had an awful lot of ironing to do Lin!  :o
 :)


 ;D ;D ;D

Two weeks worth.......

I kept washing but with all the work we have been doing in the house I just didn't get to iron.   Finally had to as we ran out of clothes  ;D ;D

Last night I watched The Eiger Sanction.  I really enjoy that movie.  I love the climbing scenes.
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Post by: Sylvie on May 15, 2010, 09:02:04 AM

 Last night I watched The Eiger Sanction.  I really enjoy that movie.  I live the climbing scenes.

(http://www.cinemovies.fr/images/data/photos/4872/la-sanction-1975-4872-1079455354.jpg)
http://www.cinemovies.fr/images/data/photos/4872/la-sanction-1975-4872-1079455354.jpg (http://www.cinemovies.fr/images/data/photos/4872/la-sanction-1975-4872-1079455354.jpg)

I like this film very much too, perfect for a good evening ! ;)
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Post by: Perry on May 18, 2010, 03:03:48 PM

Watched Invictus on the way to California on JetBlue.. Even a second time I still think the movie is a snooze.
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Post by: KC on May 18, 2010, 06:22:46 PM
Well, maybe that's good, Perry. I don't know about you but I find it hard to sleep on a plane. ;)
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Post by: Perry on May 19, 2010, 02:29:39 PM

Well KC...Valid point. 6 hours to California and it worked. I really tried to watch it, but found it a bore even more than when I went to see it in the theatre....Maybe it was the blue chips....
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Post by: Million Dollar Tommy on May 21, 2010, 03:08:00 PM
Last week I watched Bronco Billy with a friend (second time, for me). He enjoyed that.
Me...














too. :D
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Post by: El bueno on May 22, 2010, 05:18:14 AM
Joe Kidd
(http://collection2000.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/joekidd.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on May 28, 2010, 11:07:36 AM
Million Dollar Baby

I saw sexual sparks between Frankie and Maggie during all the movie this time. Maybe because Clint looks very nice in it and because of some looks and conversations they exchange.
That scene where Frankie was eating lemon pie in the bar and Maggie says "I used to come here with my father" is so forced, so explanatory, something like "let's remind the audience this is a father/daughter relationship."

I don't know with certain but I've heard this movie was inspired in a book where the trainer was younger and Maggie actually fell in love with him.

I know many of you don't agree with it, but it was the impression I had watching it this time. ???
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 28, 2010, 02:13:06 PM
Million Dollar Baby

I saw sexual sparks between Frankie and Maggie during all the movie this time. Maybe because Clint looks very nice in it and because of some looks and conversations they exchange.
That scene where Frankie was eating lemon pie in the bar and Maggie says "I used to come here with my father" is so forced, so explanatory, something like "let's remind the audience this is a father/daughter relationship."

I don't know with certain but I've heard this movie was inspired in a book where the trainer was younger and Maggie actually fell in love with him.

I know many of you don't agree with it, but it was the impression I had watching it this time. ???


Interesting view on the relationship of the two main characters Aline. I've never seen it any other way than a love for a father and daughter way of things. Next time I watch this film, I'll see if I can pick up something different.
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Post by: KC on May 28, 2010, 08:40:26 PM
The movie Million Dollar Baby is based on a short story of the same title by F.X. Toole that was published in 2000. In the book, the trainer is said to have been born in Ireland in 1929, so he'd have been around seventy, assuming the story was taking place in the present, or just a few years younger than Clint was in 2005, when the film was made.

The relationship between the two is presented about the same way as it is in the movie. It's very intense, and there's not much doubt that if he were younger, it would have become something else. But as it is, it's definitely a father-daughter relationship. And Maggie talks about her father in the story about as much as she does in the movie.
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Post by: Southern cat on May 28, 2010, 11:42:02 PM
I suppose we could edit the "Reception" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception) section of the Wiki article on The Good, the Bad and the Ugly to mention this momentous event ...

But some Wikipedia geek would probably take it right out again.  :-\


I've done it!!

Let's see how long it stays up for?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Good,_the_Bad_and_the_Ugly#Reception

I can't see it any more. :'(

Can some one double check my eyes.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2010, 12:05:11 AM

I can't see it any more. :'(

Can some one double check my eyes.

Check page 34 mate, reply 509. I posted about this already. :)
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Post by: Southern cat on May 29, 2010, 12:08:33 AM
Check page 34 mate, reply 509. I posted about this already. :)

Oopps :-[
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2010, 12:10:10 AM
You folks are a little slower below the border I hear. ;)
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Post by: Southern cat on May 29, 2010, 12:18:45 AM
I was thinking of starting a Melbourne v Sydney thread but I guess there is a sprinkling of that in a lot of threads. :D
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 29, 2010, 12:21:23 AM
Wouldn't you feel all alone though?

A lone voice in the wilderness. :)
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Post by: Southern cat on May 29, 2010, 12:27:21 AM
Getting a little off topic mr moderator. ^-^
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Post by: TWOMULES on May 29, 2010, 12:30:12 AM
The movie Million Dollar Baby is based on a short story of the same title by F.X. Toole that was published in 2000. In the book, the trainer is said to have been born in Ireland in 1929, so he'd have been around seventy, assuming the story was taking place in the present, or just a few years younger than Clint was in 2005, when the film was made.

The relationship between the two is presented about the same way as it is in the movie. It's very intense, and there's not much doubt that if he were younger, it would have become something else. But as it is, it's definitely a father-daughter relationship. And Maggie talks about her father in the story about as much as she does in the movie.
Interesting read KC. O0
I have watched this movie many times and I only see it as a father-daughter relationship! :)
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Post by: Aline on May 29, 2010, 09:27:10 AM
Good thing about art in general (movies, books, paintings) is it gives openess to different interpretations and you see what you want to see.

I see an incontestable father/daughet relationship in Absolute Power but in Million Dollar Baby is dubious.

When I first watched this movie in the theater, I went with a friend who is not exactly a Clint fan. She went just to enjoy a story and because the movie won Oscars.
After that converstation between Frankie and Maggie in this scene
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh205/raissa_2008/MDB.jpg)
my friend said... "Maggie is falling in love with him".

I kept quiet, I thought it would be fun hearing her point of view and until where she would take that.

I like this exchange:

Maggie:
Quote
Man says he loves me

Frankie:
Quote
Well, he's probably not the first one to say that.

Maggie :
Quote
First since my daddy

Frankie:
Quote
Hm.

Maggie:
Quote
I win, you think he'll propose?

Frankie:
Quote
You win, *I'll* propose

Perfect moment for a kiss but then it is just my fertile imagination. I'm going to shut up. :)

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Post by: davytriumph on May 29, 2010, 07:16:14 PM
Just watched The Gauntlet. O0

I had forgot just how entertaining it was.  Good memories for me, it was the first Eastwood "X" certificate I managed to see at the cinema.

Loved Bill McKinneys performance in the police car when he gets all flustered up talking to Gus.  Superb. ;D
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Post by: Southern cat on May 30, 2010, 03:25:20 PM
Gran Torino ;)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on May 30, 2010, 03:26:14 PM
Gran Torino
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Post by: KC on May 30, 2010, 03:27:57 PM
Funny, me too! :D
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 31, 2010, 12:26:14 AM

Gran Torino  8)
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Post by: Doug on June 01, 2010, 03:45:38 PM
On May 31st....Unforgiven.  And part of The Eastwood Factor.  I'll finish that tonight.
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Post by: Sylvie on June 04, 2010, 12:40:52 AM
"Unforgiven", yesterday evening
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Post by: higashimori on June 04, 2010, 03:37:02 AM
"Unforgiven", yesterday evening

 Me too.  :)
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Post by: Sylvie on June 04, 2010, 03:47:17 AM
Me too.  :)
;) Of course, I got it on DVD, but it's a "must" to watch a Clint Eastwood on TV program, especially when it's not "disturbed" by advertising in the middle of a great scene !
I was sure you were watching it at the same time Higgy ! :)
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Post by: higashimori on June 07, 2010, 06:34:24 AM
;) Of course, I got it on DVD, but it's a "must" to watch a Clint Eastwood on TV program, especially when it's not "disturbed" by advertising in the middle of a great scene !
I was sure you were watching it at the same time Higgy ! :)

 Indeed, Sylvie !   ;)
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Post by: Sylvie on June 12, 2010, 02:50:37 AM
"Joe Kid"
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Post by: Canadian Lady on June 12, 2010, 06:29:52 AM
In The Line of Fire, couple months ago. I am due for a good Eastwood movie any day now!  :-\
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Post by: TWOMULES on June 12, 2010, 05:41:22 PM
Francis in the Navy.

 (http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:t-3MmBRIXdoz5M:http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y2F7daFbH4M/S8MOeatqwDI/AAAAAAAAFeo/GfoWPvARYgw/s400/NO%2B44%2BFrancis%2Bin%2Bthe%2BNavy.jpg)
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Post by: Christopher on June 12, 2010, 07:22:45 PM
I don't think I've heard of those Classic Clint Eastwood Collection releases. Are they just Region 2?
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 12, 2010, 07:34:55 PM
They're the same as the ones I been getting in the mail since September last year.

The ones I've spoken about in this thread.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7997.0
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 13, 2010, 02:59:05 AM
I don't think I've heard of those Classic Clint Eastwood Collection releases. Are they just Region 2?

They have been around for quite a while.  I have copies of all the magazines that I bought on eBay.  I didn't get the DVD's as I already have all Clint's movies.   This new series will probably go on to his later movies.  My magazines only go to #50 plus two special editions.  The Man from Malpaso and Piano Blues.
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Post by: TWOMULES on June 13, 2010, 03:48:49 AM
Lin, I got all 52 magazines and dvd's because most of the movies I had on VHS. :)

It's great to see you got all 52 copies of the magazine, well Done :)

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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 13, 2010, 12:14:57 PM
Lin, I got all 52 magazines and dvd's because most of the movies I had on VHS. :


you will have most of Clint's movies then wont you 2M?   I received invictus on Friday so that brings me right up to date. 

I watched it this afternoon and being a rugby union fan I really enjoy it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on June 13, 2010, 01:14:55 PM
They're the same as the ones I been getting in the mail since September last year.

The ones I've spoken about in this thread.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=7997.0
Ah, okay. I didn't realize they included movies where he only had a minor role in.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Elizabeth77 on June 13, 2010, 08:58:55 PM
"Million Dollar Baby"

I watched it several days ago and I'm still not sure what I think.  The ending struck me deeply emotionally, but I haven't figured out why.  I'm still thinking on it.
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Post by: Southern cat on June 14, 2010, 01:28:25 AM
Kelly's Heroes on Blu-ray. I can say I'm not a fan of Blu-ray when it comes to the older movies. Maybe a 10% improvement on pic quality and sound. Lucky I waited to buy a player on sale.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: TWOMULES on June 14, 2010, 10:33:09 AM
you will have most of Clint's movies then wont you 2M?   I received invictus on Friday so that brings me right up to date. 

I watched it this afternoon and being a rugby union fan I really enjoy it.

Lin, I do have most of Clint's movies but I don't have Invictus yet,

Glad you enjoyed the film :)

Do you buy all your films from Amazon UK ?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 15, 2010, 02:09:26 AM
I tend to buy them from Amazon as they are released now but the older ones I bought from eBay, friends, Amazon and Ezy DVD in Australia.
I have only one on VHS that I can't find on DVD.  The First Traveling Saleslady.  I think I will have to try to get it copied on to DVD.  I don't think that is breaking any copywrite rules as I bought the VHS in the first place and I wont be selling it on.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 15, 2010, 03:36:34 AM
"Million Dollar Baby"

I watched it several days ago and I'm still not sure what I think.  The ending struck me deeply emotionally, but I haven't figured out why.  I'm still thinking on it.

Was it your first viewing of the film Elizabeth77?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: TWOMULES on June 15, 2010, 08:02:20 AM

I have only one on VHS that I can't find on DVD.  The First Traveling Saleslady
Lin, I also have The First Travelling Saleslady on VHS, video. :)



Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Elizabeth77 on June 15, 2010, 03:47:59 PM
Was it your first viewing of the film Elizabeth77?

Yes, SK, it was.  I may have to see it again before I make up my mind.  Right now Million Dollar Baby is in company with Unforgiven for me.  I was deeply moved by both of them, I went out and bought both of them, but I don't get any enjoyment out of watching them.  They hit too close to home and it hurts.
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Post by: TWOMULES on June 27, 2010, 03:34:19 PM
 Absolute Power.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 27, 2010, 03:38:23 PM
Absolute Power.

Funny you should say that.......me too.  ;)
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Post by: TWOMULES on June 27, 2010, 03:41:57 PM
Funny you should say that.......me too.  ;)
Lin,really,what a coincidence! ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 27, 2010, 03:44:10 PM
Me as well. :D
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Post by: KC on June 27, 2010, 05:10:03 PM
And me! :D
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Post by: Southern cat on June 27, 2010, 05:14:03 PM
That makes 5 of us. :D
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Post by: PeterD on July 11, 2010, 12:52:17 AM
Kellys Heroes.

One of those war movies that is entertaining but one finishes it and forgets about it almost immediately.
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on July 14, 2010, 08:47:47 PM
Hang 'Em High

Like other Eastwood movies, I got along better with it on a second viewing.  I still like it best from the opening until Jed Cooper arrives at the jail.
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Post by: Aline on July 15, 2010, 06:19:48 AM
Hang 'Em High

Coincidence, me too. :)
(http://cdpoint.com.br/imagens/7890552061009.jpg)
I bought it recently and watched yesterday. It was never one of my favorite. The musical score is ridiculously over the top specially in the beginning.
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Post by: KC on July 15, 2010, 10:11:04 AM
The musical score is ridiculously over the top specially in the beginning.

I agree, but that's how movies were back then.
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Post by: PeterD on July 24, 2010, 10:04:59 PM
Tightrope.

Hadn't seen it in ages, the thing I remember most about the movie was the blonde getting into the hot tub, funny that.    ;)

Found it quite good, an excellent psychological movie.

Watching The Beguiled as we speak, it is ok.....
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 25, 2010, 03:35:43 PM
The Rookie
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Post by: KC on July 25, 2010, 03:39:45 PM
Me, too! :)
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Post by: TWOMULES on July 26, 2010, 11:30:24 AM
Me, too! :)

Me, too! KC  but sadly not on my new hi def plasma set with a brand new unwrapped copy of The Rookie ;)
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Post by: -satu- on July 28, 2010, 08:43:53 AM
Breezy..

Not sure how much I like this film after all.  ::) I guess it's ok.
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Post by: Southern cat on August 01, 2010, 01:54:09 AM
WED...surprised anyone ::)
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Post by: PeterD on August 01, 2010, 01:58:56 AM
Yesterday was Blood Work - this was ok, but nothing more.

Today was White Hunter Black Heart - Again, it was ok although I was cringing with Clint's accent and really thought that it wasn't his greatest....
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Post by: -satu- on August 04, 2010, 10:12:38 AM
Saw Hang'em High for the first time. I liked it ok.  :)
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Post by: PeterD on August 08, 2010, 02:28:13 AM
Absolute Power.

This was ok, I thought the storyline was majorly implausible but it made for a watchable film.

Didn't understand why when the two secret service guys and the lady had cleared the room after the death of the girl and were downstaris preparing to leave that when they discovered the knife was missing they suddenly became massively anxious and were running up the stairs. To the best of their knowledge there was no one there so why run?
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Post by: KC on August 08, 2010, 07:59:33 AM
As I've said before ... there are enough holes in the plot of Absolute Power to drive a truck through. I think it's mainly watchable for the acting, and the father-daughter subplot.

We discussed some of the plot holes (including the one you mention) in this thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=674.0

The Secret Service agents' anxiety could be explained by the fact that they see the upstairs curtains move just before they rush back into the house. But that wouldn't explain Gloria Russell's panic.
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Post by: GreenEyes on August 09, 2010, 07:11:48 AM
True Crime. Not my favorite one for sure......
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Post by: PeterD on August 12, 2010, 01:49:30 AM
Pink Cadillac.

This was not bad, just one of Clint's fun films.

He has become so serious in the last 10 years in compariosn to the previous 10 years.

Bernadette Peters is sooooo cute, just lovely.
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Post by: Doug on August 14, 2010, 06:56:06 AM
The film that started this thread:

Bird

(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYsi8Vm-vYkhA7wDnTx_VeMn8rqYqpp6NS3qhMZ9SMmiOmvlY&t=1&usg=__O151AsBdyhsOsiNlNTePLbrzVAA=)
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Post by: PeterD on August 14, 2010, 03:19:34 PM
In The Line Of Fire.

One of his best, displayed everything that is great about CE - sense of humour, action hero, actor and romantic.

Loved t.
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Post by: TWOMULES on August 15, 2010, 04:21:34 PM
Changeling.

A very emotional film which Mrs Twomules enjoyed more than me, must be the profound power of a mother's love ;D

Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich were both quite good in this film and Clint did a superb job in the director's seat  O0
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Post by: Perry on August 20, 2010, 12:37:20 PM


                     Lafayette Escadrille
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on August 22, 2010, 01:37:15 PM
In the Line of Fire.
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Post by: Southern cat on August 22, 2010, 11:12:57 PM
Kelly's Heroes
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Post by: Perry on August 23, 2010, 11:51:05 AM



                    Revenge Of The Creature
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Post by: higashimori on August 25, 2010, 06:26:59 PM
Letters From Iwo Jima,   Flags of Our Fathers,    Gran Torino,   Honkytonk Man,   and again Letters......!  often with my friends !
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Post by: Aline on August 29, 2010, 03:47:41 PM
For a Few Dollars More :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 29, 2010, 03:48:30 PM
For a Few Dollars More :)

Yep, me too. :)
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on August 29, 2010, 03:51:57 PM
For a Few Dollars More

I actually watched most of it last Thursday with my son, too.
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Post by: KC on August 29, 2010, 05:20:50 PM
For a Few Dollars More :)

Me, too! :D
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 30, 2010, 02:51:59 AM
For a Few Dollars More

Strange,  that was the last one I watched too.   ;)
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Post by: Perry on September 02, 2010, 12:22:39 PM


         Watched 'The First Traveling Saleslady' the other morning on TMC. Amazing how many bad movies Eastwood had to do when he was starting out which he had no choice, but what's even more sadder was seeing Ginger Rogers one of the great actresses was in it. Hard to believe even at 45 she couldn't get better roles. She was beautiful too.
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Post by: TWOMULES on September 15, 2010, 10:03:34 AM
Invictus
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Post by: Richard Earl on September 16, 2010, 08:55:58 PM
Magnum Force
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Post by: icnmedia on September 17, 2010, 09:50:59 AM
watched JOE KIDD
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Post by: Gant on September 17, 2010, 11:54:14 PM
Bronco Billy
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Post by: Aline on September 24, 2010, 08:12:41 AM
After a long time, I watched Any Which Way You Can and you know what, I thought Sondra really cute in this one.
Those locks of white hair she has in Bronco Billy and Sudden Impact are really unflattering and damage her whole face.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 26, 2010, 03:47:44 PM
Space Cowboys
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 26, 2010, 03:49:29 PM
Space Cowboys
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Post by: TWOMULES on September 26, 2010, 03:50:33 PM
Space Cowboys :)
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Post by: Southern cat on September 26, 2010, 03:59:10 PM
Old [email protected]^ts in Space
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 26, 2010, 04:04:07 PM
Old [email protected]^ts in Space

 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: AmieLutman on September 28, 2010, 07:18:48 AM
 :) :) :)
The film with  Berry...
The Old man is great in everything he does...
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Post by: TWOMULES on October 02, 2010, 07:32:39 AM
Joe Kidd.
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Post by: Gant on October 04, 2010, 01:46:40 PM
Sudden Impact... and then I recorded Ray Parkers laugh (cackle ?) and made it my phones ring tone..  ;D
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Post by: Sylvie on October 08, 2010, 12:33:02 AM
The Eiger Sanction ... La Sanction, in French  :)

(http://www.photos-films.com/flm/aff/orig/331/La-Sanction.jpg)
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 21, 2010, 08:49:39 PM
Joe Kidd.

I wasn't particularly struck by it the first time, but I've learned to give Eastwood movies a second going over before drawing too many conclusions.  This time the first thing I noticed was the music.  How I missed it the first time, I'm not sure.  I've seen better westerns and I've heard better accents, but as long as the object of watching the movie is to be entertained, I think it does the job quite well.   :)
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Post by: Westernfan on October 23, 2010, 03:05:57 AM
"Tightrope": really good thriller, with a great performance by Clint. The way he interacts with his daughters is really touching and I love the way he conveys the dark side of his character. The only odd thing about the film is Clint's hair, it looked terrible and messy! His hair was the only thing I disliked about the movie!
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Post by: Daisie605 on October 24, 2010, 07:14:48 AM
Play misty for me.....

He must have been channeling Hitchcock!
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Post by: Westernfan on October 28, 2010, 05:04:38 AM
"Unforgiven": fantastic picture. Do I need to say more?
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on November 05, 2010, 01:10:53 PM
High Plains Drifter
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on November 13, 2010, 09:42:43 PM
Bronco Billy

I got a lot of laughs and recognized a lot of faces.  It was a great way to spend Saturday night.   :)
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Post by: Richard Earl on November 13, 2010, 10:44:53 PM
Bronco Billy

I got a lot of laughs and recognized a lot of faces.  It was a great way to spend Saturday night.   :)

I will agree with that!
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Post by: KC on November 13, 2010, 11:14:15 PM
Bronco Billy

I got a lot of laughs and recognized a lot of faces.  It was a great way to spend Saturday night.   :)

I see why you got my long-outstanding trivia question!
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on November 14, 2010, 04:21:04 PM
White Hunter, Black Heart   :)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 14, 2010, 04:31:32 PM
Funny you should say that E77.........

White Hunter, Black Heart
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Post by: TWOMULES on November 14, 2010, 04:35:13 PM
Funny you should say that E77.........

White Hunter, Black Heart

I honestly don't believe it, I just watched that one too! ;)

Did you enjoy the movie girls? :D
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Post by: KC on November 14, 2010, 05:18:14 PM
White Hunter, Black Heart   :)

Me, too! :)

Did you enjoy the movie girls? :D

Yes! :D
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 14, 2010, 05:31:55 PM
White Hunter, Black Heart    8)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 14, 2010, 09:45:47 PM
Did you enjoy the movie girls? :D

Yes I sure did.  :)
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Post by: Doug on November 15, 2010, 07:33:51 PM
Joe Kidd.

It always amazes me how a Clint Eastwood western from that era could be so bland and forgettable. 
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Post by: Hemlock on November 16, 2010, 12:50:58 PM
(http://www.puolenkuunpelit.com/kauppa/images/generated_filenames/005109_dvd_ruoska.jpg)

 O0
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Post by: Westernfan on November 16, 2010, 03:56:35 PM
Just got done watching "True Crime": good thriller and Steve Everett is a fun guy.
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Post by: KC on November 16, 2010, 05:49:42 PM
(http://www.puolenkuunpelit.com/kauppa/images/generated_filenames/005109_dvd_ruoska.jpg)

 O0

"The Whip"? :)
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Post by: Hemlock on November 18, 2010, 01:07:48 PM
"The Whip"? :)

Exactly  ;)
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on November 20, 2010, 09:20:57 PM
Every Which Way But Loose

and

Any Which Way You Can

It was my first time for both of them.  I had a grand time and lots of laughs.  The next time I need a good laugh I know what I'll be doing.  ;D
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 20, 2010, 10:40:09 PM
Every Which Way But Loose

and

Any Which Way You Can

It was my first time for both of them.  I had a grand time and lots of laughs.  The next time I need a good laugh I know what I'll be doing.  ;D

I am so pleased you have discovered these two movies Elizabeth77.  They are favourites of mine and have some very funny moments.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on November 20, 2010, 10:43:26 PM
I have a soft spot for Any Which Way You Can being it was the first Eastwood film I saw in a cinema. I think I may have mentioned that once or twice before on the board. :)
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Post by: Richard Earl on November 22, 2010, 06:40:51 PM
Magnum Force

I can never get tired of the first three Harry Callahan movies. O0
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Post by: TWOMULES on November 24, 2010, 12:04:53 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
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Post by: TWOMULES on November 27, 2010, 04:32:36 PM
Bronco Billy
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 27, 2010, 04:33:48 PM
Bronco Billy
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Post by: KC on November 27, 2010, 04:34:57 PM
Bronco Billy

Bronco Billy

Me, too! :)
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Post by: Westernfan on November 28, 2010, 02:19:23 AM
I'm watching "Bronco Billy" today...I just love it!
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Post by: KC on November 28, 2010, 09:35:57 AM
I wish you could have joined us for the Movie Night, Westernfan! :)
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Post by: GreenEyes on November 29, 2010, 07:31:54 AM
Two Mules for Sister Sara.......
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 02, 2010, 05:40:17 PM
True Crime

Another first for me.  I'm enjoying my Christmas gift to myself.  I found this to be a well told story that kept my attention all the way to the end.  I found it interesting that there was a portrayal of a "together" family in this film.  I know, it wasn't Steve Everett's family, but at least it was there.  The ending left me with mixed feelings, both happy and sad.

I personally had a hard time watching this film because the issues of murder, capital punishment, and the resulting family distress opened a lot of wounds that only ever get bandaged up tightly and covered over.  They never heal completely because there isn't a cure.  All that said, I will watch this film again some day.
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Post by: Aline on December 06, 2010, 08:40:51 AM
(http://www.impressoescinefilas.blogger.com.br/interludio.jpg)

First time I watched it.

I wonder why Clint wanted to direct this movie when he was in the apex of his career playing tough guys. He had started the Dirty Harry series and done High Plains Drifter. He directing a movie like this in the actual days it's not surprising (afterall he did The Bridges of Madison County) but at that time, I wonder what the audience thought about him directing a so romantic, emotional movie.

I wanted to be surprised so I didn't read the synopsis, all I knew it was a love story.
When the credits showed up I was like "that's it?". I expected some more or waited for more scenes. :-\

I liked Kay Lanz a lot. She was sweet and convincing without look or sound annoying. I love William Holden. He was handsome in Paris When It Sizzles and still looks very good in this one. I don't think unrealistic (like some reviews I've read) that a young woman could fall for a man like that.

The episode with the dog was so heartwhelming.

Some little parts got me laughing such as when they are in Frank's car and pass by two guys standing on the sidewalk. Breezy says "hello, Bruno" to one of them. His friend asks "Who is it?". Bruno's goofy face answering "I have no idea" is too funny.

I'm glad I have this in my collection, finally. I enjoyed it very much and will be watching it again. :)

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Post by: TWOMULES on December 07, 2010, 05:05:36 AM
Aline, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. :)

Clint appears at the marina in a blink and you'll miss cameo. Did you spot him?

How many 'Clint Eastwood' films do you now have in your collection?

I'm glad you enjoyed watching the film. :)
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Post by: Aline on December 07, 2010, 06:50:51 AM
Aline, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. :)

My pleasure :)

Clint appears at the marina in a blink and you'll miss cameo. Did you spot him?

Then I missed him, 2M :( I'll pay more attention next time.

How many 'Clint Eastwood' films do you now have in your collection?

I don't want to count because I'd get sad...there are still a few ones missing. :-[

Have you seen Breezy too? What did you think? :)










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Post by: TWOMULES on December 07, 2010, 07:07:28 AM
Have you seen Breezy too? What did you think? :)

I think it's a sweet little film from Clint Eastwood. :)
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Post by: KC on December 07, 2010, 07:44:12 AM
Clint appears at the marina in a blink and you'll miss cameo. Did you spot him?

(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/5201/breezycameo1tk1.jpg) :)
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Post by: Aline on December 07, 2010, 07:50:06 AM
(http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/5201/breezycameo1tk1.jpg) :)

Thank you, KC O0

No wonder I didn't notice him...he had the head very down :-\
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Post by: Gant on December 07, 2010, 09:01:34 AM
The Gauntlet

This has one of my all time fave opening credits sequences to an Eastwood film.... and love that music.
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Post by: TWOMULES on December 12, 2010, 04:16:33 PM
High Plains Drifter.
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Post by: Southern cat on December 12, 2010, 04:16:45 PM
High Plains Drifter  ;)
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Post by: GreenEyes on December 12, 2010, 04:18:49 PM
Thank you, KC O0

No wonder I didn't notice him...he had the head very down :-\

Yes and there's a High Plains Drifter movie poster on the boardwalk too!  O0
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 12, 2010, 04:23:01 PM
High Plains Drifter  ;)

Same here.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on December 12, 2010, 08:28:12 PM
High Plains Drifter

What a coincidence!  ;)
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Post by: Aline on December 13, 2010, 07:10:58 AM
Yes and there's a High Plains Drifter movie poster on the boardwalk too!  O0

Really? I'll pay more attention next time :)

For a coincidence I watched High Plains Drifter last night ;)
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Post by: GreenEyes on December 13, 2010, 10:39:48 AM
Really? I'll pay more attention next time :)

For a coincidence I watched High Plains Drifter last night ;)

Oops my mistake Aline. It's not on the boardwalk (why did I think that?!).  :D

It's a bit later in the film....when they go to the movies...you see part of the movie poster.  :)
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Post by: Gant on December 14, 2010, 05:52:55 AM
Sudden Impact.... Got back from the football last night and watched this again on tv..

Unlike a lot of Eastwood films I don't think this improves with age.. Some of the scenes
in the first half are fun.. but it feels contrived and I dislike all the rape stuff..
Almost worth it for the immortal line.....  :)
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Post by: Elvs on December 18, 2010, 12:14:49 PM
Thunderblot and Lightfoot  ::)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 18, 2010, 12:57:49 PM
Thunderblot and Lightfoot  ::)

Why the rolled eyes smiley Elvs?

You didn't like it?
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Post by: TWOMULES on December 18, 2010, 01:08:02 PM
Thunderblot and Lightfoot  ::)

I can't recall Clint been in that film ??? I thought it was Thunderbolt and Lightfoot? ;)

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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 18, 2010, 01:09:53 PM
Funny how I didn't spot that.

Had SC typed that, I would have seen it a mile away. :D
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Post by: Southern cat on December 18, 2010, 01:58:44 PM
 :P
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 19, 2010, 02:59:46 PM
A Perfect World

This was my first time.  If I were to see it in a theater with a lot of other people around, at the end I would want to sit there in the silence and emptiness after everyone else was gone.  Then I would slowly get out of my seat and make my way out.  I wouldn't want to meet or talk to anyone all the way home.
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Post by: KC on December 19, 2010, 04:53:14 PM
I think you watched it well, Elizabeth.
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 04, 2011, 05:45:50 PM
Paint Your Wagon - I haven't been feeling well today, so needed something lighthearted.  :) 

I'm still enjoying my Christmas gift to myself.
Kelly's Heroes - three weeks ago
Pink Cadillac - two weeks ago
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Post by: Doug on January 05, 2011, 02:58:37 AM
Hereafter.
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Post by: Richard Earl on January 05, 2011, 09:02:53 PM
A Perfect World

This was my first time.  If I were to see it in a theater with a lot of other people around, at the end I would want to sit there in the silence and emptiness after everyone else was gone.  Then I would slowly get out of my seat and make my way out.  I wouldn't want to meet or talk to anyone all the way home.

Well put! I love that fim!
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Post by: Westernfan on January 06, 2011, 05:31:24 AM
Well put! I love that fim!
Let's not forget that Kevin is simply terrific in it.
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Post by: antonis on January 06, 2011, 01:11:34 PM
Hereafter.

A true masterpiece.
One of Eastwood's finest achievements and surly his most gentle film to date.
Highly recommended.
10/10
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 06, 2011, 06:21:45 PM
Escape from Alcatraz

Very good.  Great story telling.  Another first for me. 

The moments that got me the hardest were those when English and Charley have visitors.  I've never been to visit a prison inmate.  Someday I will (I've got 20 years to do it in), but I fear it like I fear nothing else.  I'll be able to sit across the table from him with nothing to separate us, but it is the difference between life on the outside and that on the inside the really separates you.
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Post by: KC on January 07, 2011, 12:31:17 AM
Hereafter.

A true masterpiece.
One of Eastwood's finest achievements and surly his most gentle film to date.
Highly recommended.
10/10

Thanks, Antonis! If you'd like to say anything more, please remember we have two threads for members' comments:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8592.0 (No spoilers, please!)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8591.0 (Spoilers allowed)
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Post by: icnmedia on January 07, 2011, 04:39:54 PM
For a few dollars more! (the MWNN still rules!)
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 09, 2011, 07:23:27 PM
Space Cowboys

I really enjoyed this one.   :)
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Post by: TWOMULES on January 14, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
(http://www.impressoescinefilas.blogger.com.br/interludio.jpg)

I'm glad I have this in my collection, finally. I enjoyed it very much and will be watching it again. :)

Aline, I watched this the other night and I also enjoyed it. It's a kind of forgotten movie in Clint Eastwood's filmography and one that's Very underrated ...
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Post by: davytriumph on January 18, 2011, 04:51:58 AM
UNFORGIVEN

Had`nt seen it for a long time.  I really appreciated the Richard Harris role a lot more than what I had in the past.

Funny how that happens.



Unforgiven has now a special meaning to me.  My father passed away 18 months ago, and it was decided that I conduct the complete service.

It was there, inbetween my eulogies, that I showed a video that I had made consisting of images of my Dad from birth right up to two months before he died.

The music I choose to accompany the video was the theme from Unforgiven.

Every time I hear that music I feel kind of down.

Although not one of my favourite Eastwood films, it was one of my Dads.
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Post by: KC on January 18, 2011, 07:20:42 AM
That's very touching, Davy. I'm sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 18, 2011, 08:37:48 AM
The music must bring back very different memories, both happy and sad.

It would have been special for you to conduct the service although very sad.

My sympathy is with you.
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Post by: higashimori on January 19, 2011, 07:15:38 PM

 Hereafter
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Post by: -satu- on January 21, 2011, 05:37:36 PM
 Hereafter

Same here ;)
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Post by: TWOMULES on January 23, 2011, 04:10:20 PM
Fistful Of Dollars
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Post by: GreenEyes on January 23, 2011, 04:10:58 PM
Fistful Of Dollars

Beat me to it 2M !  ;D
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Post by: KC on January 23, 2011, 04:11:39 PM
A Fistful of Dollars! 8)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 23, 2011, 04:13:50 PM
A Fistful of Dollars

What a coincidence.  ;)
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Post by: Southern cat on January 23, 2011, 04:18:09 PM
A Bucketload of Spondula! ;)
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Post by: Westernfan on January 24, 2011, 03:04:27 AM
Went to the movies last night and saw "Hereafter" and I've got to say that I liked it. It feels, to me, like this is Eastwood's "french film" of his career. It really felt like a french film, at least to me, which I mean as a compliment. 7 out 10.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 24, 2011, 03:12:10 AM
Could we please have all comments about Hereafter in their respective threads in the News Forum please. Some of us are still waiting for it to be released and for me personally, I have avoided all talk or reviews until I see it. :)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8592.0 (No spoilers, please!)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8591.0 (Spoilers allowed)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 24, 2011, 08:09:54 PM
Fistful Of Dollars.

A day late. :(
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Post by: KC on January 24, 2011, 09:43:59 PM
And a fistful of dollars short? ;)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 24, 2011, 09:45:01 PM
Don't start with the short jokes! :D
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Post by: KC on January 24, 2011, 09:48:15 PM
Far be it from me ... I am rather vertically challenged myself! :D
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on January 25, 2011, 04:59:41 AM
Far be it from me ... I am rather vertically challenged myself! :D

Me too.  So go easy on the short comments. ;D
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Post by: El Cigarillo on January 27, 2011, 02:59:59 PM
CHANGELING

doesn't work for me :(
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Post by: Westernfan on January 27, 2011, 04:23:30 PM
"INVICTUS": just got done watching and I've got to say that I liked it, even though I wasn't expecting to. Morgan is simply terrific playing Mandela and Matt Damon does a good job at playing his role. Good film. 7.5 out of 10 for me.
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Post by: WeAllHaveItCominKid on February 02, 2011, 07:49:01 PM
Blood Work
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Post by: KC on February 02, 2011, 08:12:27 PM
Nice to see you around, WAHICK! We've missed you of late. :)
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Post by: Aline on February 04, 2011, 06:53:45 PM
Hereafter (Além da Vida)
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Post by: TWOMULES on February 05, 2011, 11:35:25 AM
Hereafter
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Post by: Westernfan on February 06, 2011, 09:27:45 AM
"WHERE EAGLES DARE". Saw it with my dad, who had seen it years ago and always claimed it was a great film. Now you gotta know that my dad is famous for having a 5-seconds attention-span for films and he usually ends up falling asleep 3 minutes into a film, but this film he never fell asleep while watching. Kudos to my dad. As for the film, I think it's a good action-adventure film even though it felt to me like it was Burton's show rather than his and Clint's. Anyways, it's really enjoyable.
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Post by: PeterD on February 07, 2011, 12:00:41 AM
Saw part of In The Line of Fire.

Spent the time thinking that Clint looked so in shape for a guy who must have been in his late 50's at the time.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 07, 2011, 12:06:00 AM
Saw part of In The Line of Fire.

Spent the time thinking that Clint looked so in shape for a guy who must have been in his late 50's at the time.

Clint was 63 when this movie was released in 1993.  :)   So I guess he was and still is a pretty fit guy.
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Post by: PeterD on February 07, 2011, 12:09:48 AM
Clint's fitness is something to be admired.

I am a huge Sylvester Stallone fan (his non-comedy work has been great) but he gets his huge build through chemical help, Clint gets a totally different physique through genetics and hard work.
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Post by: Aline on February 13, 2011, 04:11:30 PM
A Fistful of Dollars :)
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on February 13, 2011, 04:15:21 PM
A Fistful of Dollars :)

Me, too.   ;D
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Post by: KC on February 13, 2011, 05:56:25 PM
A Fistful of Dollars :)

Me, too! :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 13, 2011, 09:01:22 PM
It was a Monday double bill. 8)

Fistful of Dollars plus Hereafter.
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Post by: Westernfan on February 14, 2011, 02:54:07 AM
"IN THE LINE OF FIRE" (great thriller with an Oscar calibre performance by Clint) and "ECAPE FROM ALCATRAZ" (The best prison drama ever) both watched with dad: he liked them both. I love 'em  ;D
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Post by: higashimori on February 25, 2011, 08:11:31 PM
 
 Pale Rider and  The Beguiled 



 
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Post by: TWOMULES on February 27, 2011, 04:40:20 PM
A Perfect World.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 27, 2011, 04:46:02 PM
A Perfect World.
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Post by: KC on February 27, 2011, 04:46:43 PM
A Perfect World! :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on February 27, 2011, 04:47:27 PM
A Perfect World! :)

Me as well. 8)
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Post by: Southern cat on February 27, 2011, 04:54:22 PM
Me too.
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Post by: higashimori on March 06, 2011, 07:15:33 PM
 
 " Every Which Way But Loose " and  " Any Which Way You Can "    :D
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on March 20, 2011, 08:43:18 PM
Play Misty for Me

- This was a first for me.  I found it to be an amazing movie and very artistic, but I won't be watching it again real soon.  Psychotic people aren't my favorite topic.  The music was great and fit so well.  The twists and turns in the plot all came as the surprises that they were supposed to, probably because I have avoided this type of movie so didn't know what to expect.  Quite simply, it left me feeling cold. 

If you were to take all of the Eastwood directed/acted films that I've seen and shuffle them so I didn't know which came first, I wouldn't have picked this one.  I found it beautiful.  I just shiver when I think of it.
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on March 24, 2011, 12:21:00 PM
The Eiger Sanction

- I know, Movie Night is coming up, but I won't be there so I thought I'd at least watch it before reading all your comments.  This was another first and I'm still thinking about it.  Maybe some of your comments will help me to pull my impressions into some kind of coherent thought.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 24, 2011, 12:56:36 PM
The Eiger Sanction film discussion will be revived tomorrow E77, so it will be great to read your comments and thoughts. :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 27, 2011, 03:38:22 PM
The Eiger Sanction
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Post by: Aline on March 27, 2011, 03:40:14 PM
The Eiger Sanction :)
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Post by: TWOMULES on March 27, 2011, 03:40:34 PM
The Eiger Sanction

Same here. :)
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Post by: Southern cat on March 27, 2011, 03:44:46 PM
The Eiger Sanction :)

Me too. ;)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 27, 2011, 04:39:25 PM
The Eiger Sanction

Well that is a coincidence I watched it too. :o
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Post by: KC on March 27, 2011, 05:39:34 PM
Me too! :D
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on March 28, 2011, 03:35:22 PM
The Beguiled

- I don't think I'll watch this one again real soon.  It's just not my favorite kind of movie.  It was well crafted, well acted and I liked the sound track.  I just didn't take to the subject matter.  It's a bit like Little Women gone terribly wrong.
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Post by: TWOMULES on March 28, 2011, 03:56:39 PM
The Beguiled

- I don't think I'll watch this one again real soon.  It's just not my favorite kind of movie.  It was well crafted, well acted and I liked the sound track.  I just didn't take to the subject matter.  It's a bit like Little Women gone terribly wrong.

Elizabeth77,  I agree with you. I have never been a fan of this film due to the subject matter. :(


 
 
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Post by: Christopher on March 28, 2011, 04:02:35 PM
The Beguiled

- I don't think I'll watch this one again real soon.  It's just not my favorite kind of movie.  It was well crafted, well acted and I liked the sound track.  I just didn't take to the subject matter.  It's a bit like Little Women gone terribly wrong.
One of my all time faves! O0 I should try to get around to it again soon.

I wonder if "Little Women Gone Terribly Wrong" as a tagline would have helped it do better at the boxoffice. ??? ;) ;D
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Post by: Doug on April 16, 2011, 07:14:08 AM
The Outlaw Josey Wales.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_08jxb4l-Idw/SnPhLdZdp5I/AAAAAAAACpQ/6CUkX3LDPI8/s400/0josey1.jpg)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 17, 2011, 03:30:59 PM
The Beguiled
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Post by: Aline on April 17, 2011, 03:32:22 PM
The Beguiled
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Post by: KC on April 17, 2011, 04:54:02 PM
The Beguiled! :)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 17, 2011, 07:41:29 PM
The Beguiled
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Post by: PeterD on April 25, 2011, 11:41:02 PM
Joe Kidd.

This was the first time I had seen it and I thought it might be the worst (next to The Beguiled) Eastwood I have ever seen. Just didn't like the movie at all. it had some moments to it but overall I thought it was feeble.

Am I alone in this? Am I missing something?
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on April 26, 2011, 12:05:14 AM
Am I alone in this? Am I missing something?

You are not alone PD. :)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6869.0#top
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Post by: PeterD on April 26, 2011, 12:17:40 AM
You are not alone PD. :)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6869.0#top
Thanks SK, nice to see that my taste in movies is not that bad.

Have another Clint western that I haven't seen and that is Two Mules for Sister Sara which I will watch on Saturday, hopefully I will be happier then....
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Post by: Gant on May 01, 2011, 12:14:58 AM
Dirty Harry

Caught up with it on tv last night... and again was struck by just how good Andrew Robinson is in it.
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Post by: Doug on May 01, 2011, 03:44:29 PM
Joe Kidd.

This was the first time I had seen it and I thought it might be the worst (next to The Beguiled) Eastwood I have ever seen. Just didn't like the movie at all. it had some moments to it but overall I thought it was feeble.

Am I alone in this? Am I missing something?

As for Joe Kidd, no, you're not missing anything.  It's an incredibly lame movie overall.  I do think you might be missing something in regards to The Beguiled.  Perhaps it just wasn't what you were expecting and you might want to give it another go at some point.  I realize it's not for everyone, but definitely check it out again sometime.
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Post by: WildTrout on May 06, 2011, 03:04:00 PM
Joe Kidd.

This was the first time I had seen it and I thought it might be the worst (next to The Beguiled) Eastwood I have ever seen. Just didn't like the movie at all. it had some moments to it but overall I thought it was feeble.

Am I alone in this? Am I missing something?

I didn't think much of it either.  Oh, the last one I watched was "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly."
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Post by: higashimori on May 12, 2011, 07:12:47 PM

 " In the Line of Fire "   I enjoyed this movie as always.  8)
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Post by: TWOMULES on May 15, 2011, 03:33:50 PM
Pale Rider. :)
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Post by: Southern cat on May 15, 2011, 03:38:06 PM
Pale Rider. :)


Me two!
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on May 15, 2011, 03:39:05 PM
Pale Rider at the CEWB exclusive cinema. :D
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Post by: TWOMULES on May 15, 2011, 03:41:02 PM
Pale Rider at the CEWB exclusive cinema. :D

 ;D
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Post by: KC on May 15, 2011, 05:27:26 PM
Pale Rider in full widescreen ... it extended from New York to Australia!  O0
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Post by: Gant on May 20, 2011, 12:48:26 AM
Bronco Billy

Another Eastwood film that to me.. just improves with age.

"You only get one life... Ya gotta give it your best shot"

Amen to that Billy.
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Post by: Richard Earl on May 21, 2011, 10:12:49 PM
Any Which Way You Can! I still love that movie!
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Post by: higashimori on May 31, 2011, 05:06:41 AM

 " Mystic River " and " Out of the Shadows " by Bruce Ricker.....
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Post by: Gant on June 04, 2011, 01:23:02 AM
Bronco Billy

Watching this again I was impressed with Sondra Lockes performance.. I also saw Sudden Impact again recently
and although I'm no big fan of the film Lockes performance/story stood out as the most interesting things in the movie.

I know she gets a lotta stick.. but along with her performance in The Gauntlet I think she did some good work in Eastwoods films.  (controversial smiley)  ;)
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Post by: Doug on June 10, 2011, 07:17:05 AM
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

In so many ways an excellent movie, and I've always liked it, but it always feels too long.   Maybe because of pointless scenes like the one at the Alpha Phi Cotillion.  Just so unnecessary.  The two and half hour running time, or whatever it is, would have worked much better if it'd been more focused on the essentials of the story.
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Post by: PeterD on June 11, 2011, 09:45:37 PM
Two Mules for Sister Sara.

Not sure about this one. It might have been one of his first big films but it felt that the storyline was a bit weak. There are very strong signs of the star that Clint was going to become in this film, he had that swagger about him that I love.
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Post by: higashimori on June 14, 2011, 07:12:21 PM

 " Firefox " on TV..... 8)
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Post by: Gant on June 16, 2011, 06:07:27 AM
I watched Tightrope on tv last night and was again struck by just how good this film is. Eastwoods direction is superb as is his performance. Once again I was very impressed with Genevieve Bujold. I love the exchanges between their two characters.. which she mainly gets the better of.. I think Bujold's character is one of the most interesting in any Eastwood film...
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 16, 2011, 09:24:00 AM
I have to agree with you Gant.  Bujold is a strong actor and the part is a strong woman,  just perfect for her.   It is a movie I watch quite often and it always disturbs me.  I see different things in it each time I see it.

After reading your post I will have to watch it again tonight.
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Post by: Gant on June 16, 2011, 09:54:51 AM
I think it's becoming one of my fave Eastwood films Lin.. I agree with you about how disturbing it is.. New Orleans looks positively nightmarish..
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Post by: davytriumph on June 22, 2011, 03:46:31 AM
Last night on ITV4

Coogans Bluff

What a flick  O0

Classic Eastwood

One of my all time favourites
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Post by: Gant on June 22, 2011, 06:05:57 AM
I caught up with Coogan again the other night..yeh, agreed. It's always been a fave of mine.. and one of my first Eastwood movies.
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Post by: KC on June 24, 2011, 08:01:40 PM
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

In so many ways an excellent movie, and I've always liked it, but it always feels too long.   Maybe because of pointless scenes like the one at the Alpha Phi Cotillion.  Just so unnecessary.  The two and half hour running time, or whatever it is, would have worked much better if it'd been more focused on the essentials of the story.

I agree it's too long, but about that particular scene ...

Quote
We could have easily dropped the black cotillion ball, but for me, such details, the way they compose an atmosphere, are what makes the film more than a straight courtroom drama. I like courtroom dramas, but I didn’t feel it should be the whole movie.
--Eastwood, quoted in Michael Henry Wilson, Eastwood on Eastwood (Paris: Cahiers du cinéma, 2011), pp. 132–133.
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Post by: Doug on June 25, 2011, 04:56:37 AM
I agree it's too long, but about that particular scene ...
--Eastwood, quoted in Michael Henry Wilson, Eastwood on Eastwood (Paris: Cahiers du cinéma, 2011), pp. 132–133.

Interesting that he defends that particular scene.


The Gauntlet.

I always feel this irresistible urge to drink Tab after watching this movie.  It's always been a mystery why.
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Post by: KC on June 25, 2011, 11:43:45 AM
It's subliminal! ;D
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Post by: Gant on June 25, 2011, 04:03:07 PM
Quote
Hereafter

Thoroughly enjoyed it.. and amazed at how wrong some of the critics were about this film
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Post by: TWOMULES on June 26, 2011, 03:40:08 PM
The Bridges Of Madison County. :)
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Post by: KC on June 26, 2011, 03:42:12 PM
The Bridges of Madison County ...  :'(
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Post by: Aline on June 26, 2011, 03:47:28 PM
The Bridges of Madison County

Wonderful movie.
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Post by: Southern cat on June 26, 2011, 03:50:50 PM
Bridges! ;)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 26, 2011, 03:53:04 PM
The Bridges of Madison County.
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Post by: Nome93 on June 27, 2011, 09:27:01 AM
Sudden Impact
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Post by: higashimori on June 30, 2011, 07:08:19 PM

  " Tightrope "   

I think of Honkytonk Man every time I watch this movie. Alison and Kyle, Red and Wes, there are many common points ......
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Post by: KC on June 30, 2011, 07:41:16 PM
That's a comparison I never thought of making. Other than the presence of an Eastwood child in each film, can you name a few common points?
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Post by: Gant on July 01, 2011, 11:23:55 PM
Do both films feature handcuffs...  :)
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Post by: KC on July 01, 2011, 11:33:27 PM
I don't think so, but there are cops in both! ;)
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Post by: higashimori on July 03, 2011, 05:52:36 AM
Do both films feature handcuffs...  :)
I don't think so, but there are cops in both! ;)

^^^^~>・<;...This is just my feeling, but makes care of both Amanda and Whit for Wes and Red resembles closely. Anyway Alison is adorable in this movie. :)
 
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Post by: Southern cat on July 04, 2011, 01:04:34 AM
Two Mules for Sister Sara
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Post by: palooka on July 05, 2011, 12:09:03 AM
Coogan's Bluff.

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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 09, 2011, 09:11:12 PM
Unforgiven.
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Post by: antonis on July 10, 2011, 09:34:19 AM
The outlaw Josey Wales....

with commentary by R.Schickel.Fortunately he talked a lot less than his previous efforts, though he made me quiet upset for not mentioning Sheb Wooley's presence.I suppose he won't comment Paul Brinegar's guest in HPD if they ever give this highly underrated film the same treatment.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 10, 2011, 12:38:26 PM
Recently I watched Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and Escape From Alcatraz.  It's been a while and I almost forgot just how good the last 2 are. 
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Post by: KC on July 10, 2011, 04:55:59 PM
The first one in that list is pretty good, too.
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Post by: GreenEyes on July 13, 2011, 04:56:26 AM
Recently I watched Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby and Escape From Alcatraz.  It's been a while and I almost forgot just how good the last 2 are. 

I was just thinking about "Escape from Alcatraz" the other day. I think I need to watch this again, very soon. It's one of my favorites.  :)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 13, 2011, 05:20:25 AM
The first one in that list is pretty good, too.

Well, I figured that went without saying.  Unforgiven is one of my favorites and I see it at least once a year.  Not so with the others which made them seem almost fresh all over again.  I hit the triple-crown with these three.  My wife's brother happened to have them at his home in Maine when we went to visit that weekend so I lucked out.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 13, 2011, 03:00:57 PM
Hereafter (2010)

After seeing Invictus I decided to make little-to-no effort in attending Eastwood movies he doesn't star in.  I thought Morgan Freeman did well enough in it, but I didn't care for the film.  My gamble paid off with Hereafter because I know if I had gone out of my way to see it on the big screen, I would've been sorely disappointed.  So, I waited for my local library to obtain a copy, borrowed it from them yesterday and watched it today.  I understand and respect what Clint is doing these days.  I just didn't like this movie.  

I completely disagree with the critics' raves on the poster below.  I was not exhilarated and don't consider Hereafter to be a masterpiece by any means.  Damon wasn't marvelous but perhaps that can be partially chalked up to the character he portrayed.  The film was mostly boring, not alive with the power of great movie making.  It belongs in the hereafter, put to rest.

I strongly feel Clint has another western starring role in him.  As far as his recent work goes, perhaps a change of pace is in order.  Why not an action movie, even if he doesn't star in it?  Now that I'd like to see.  Nothing fancy, elaborate or over the top like James Cameron or Michael Bay (much as I enjoy their films).  Just a decent action movie.  Possibly a thriller, but definitely with plenty of action.

(http://www.allmovieposter.org/poster/hereafter-poster-5.jpg)
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Post by: KC on July 13, 2011, 06:37:30 PM
Eastwood turned 81 a few weeks ago. I strongly doubt he has "another western starring role in him."
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 13, 2011, 10:53:56 PM
Eastwood turned 81 a few weeks ago. I strongly doubt he has "another western starring role in him."

Respectfully, I disagree.  Robert Duvall was 72 years old in Open Range, 75 in Broken Trail and he did very good in both of those westerns.  If anybody can do a western at 81 and do it very well, it's Eastwood.
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Post by: palooka on July 14, 2011, 04:36:39 AM
Perhaps he can hook up with Arnie in "The Last Stand"

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/arnie-set-to-make-comeback-with-western/223827
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 17, 2011, 03:07:13 PM
Perhaps he can hook up with Arnie in "The Last Stand"

http://www.nme.com/filmandtv/news/arnie-set-to-make-comeback-with-western/223827

Ha ha, I doubt it but nice try!  Now, to erase the bad experience of Hereafter I'm going to watch an Eastwood movie that doesn't suck.  8)
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on July 22, 2011, 01:21:55 PM
Two Mules for Sister Sara
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on July 23, 2011, 03:27:16 PM
Magnum Force
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Post by: TWOMULES on July 23, 2011, 03:27:52 PM
Magnum Force

Me too!
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Post by: Aline on July 23, 2011, 03:29:25 PM
Me too :o
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Post by: KC on July 23, 2011, 05:32:58 PM
Amazing ... me too! :D
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Post by: Doug on August 09, 2011, 06:49:38 AM
Bronco Billy.

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Post by: Elizabeth77 on August 13, 2011, 08:30:13 PM
City Heat

It was the first time and I won't have to watch it again for some time to come (another ten years or so).  I got some laughs out of it, but it's just not the sort of thing I want to spend much time on.  Lt. Speer apparently got some tips from Coogan on the use of a pool cue, with predictable results.  ;)
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Post by: higashimori on August 19, 2011, 09:13:49 PM

 " A Fistful of Dollars", " Dirty Harry", " Breezy ", " Honkytonk Man ", and " Letters from Iwo Jima ".   :)
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Post by: higashimori on August 26, 2011, 05:24:25 AM

 " Sudden Impact "

This is the best Harry for me!   I like Harry who drinking the too sweet coffee! :o   I like Harry's sixth's feeling! 8)
This bulldog is lovely.  :D.......Only this one that used the dog!    Because this one is Clint made!!   O0

And this makes my day above all!!!  ;)
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Post by: Doug on August 27, 2011, 02:44:50 AM
Hereafter.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on September 03, 2011, 03:20:37 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 03, 2011, 03:25:10 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

Me too. 8)
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Post by: Southern cat on September 03, 2011, 03:25:18 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

Me too. 8)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 03, 2011, 03:26:03 PM
Me too. 8)

Me too. 8)

The 8 second echo. :D
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Post by: Southern cat on September 03, 2011, 03:26:10 PM
Timing SK. :o
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Post by: Gant on September 05, 2011, 12:31:19 AM
Firefox, yesterday.. Still great.   :)
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Post by: higashimori on September 12, 2011, 07:01:28 PM

 " True Crime "    Very good movie... beautiful music!   Though it will be better to watch this in Christmas season... ;)
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Post by: Hemlock on September 14, 2011, 09:00:22 PM
Gran Torino  O0
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 18, 2011, 04:02:03 PM
Kelly's Heroes.
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Post by: Southern cat on September 18, 2011, 04:04:05 PM
^ Me 2. :D
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Post by: KC on September 18, 2011, 06:06:22 PM
Kelly's Heroes.

^ Me 2. :D

^ Me 3! :D
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 19, 2011, 09:24:55 AM
Kelly's Heroes.

^ Me 2. :D

^ Me 3! :D

^ Me 4! :D
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Post by: higashimori on September 20, 2011, 06:29:20 AM

 " Any Which Way You Can "  :)
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on September 26, 2011, 08:18:04 PM
The Gauntlet

Another first for me.  I enjoyed it a great deal more than I expected to. :)
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Post by: KC on September 26, 2011, 08:56:03 PM
Glad you liked it, Elizabeth. It's always been a "sleeper" favorite of mine.
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Post by: joe kid on October 05, 2011, 11:24:41 AM
tgtbatu...special edt..classic film O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 05, 2011, 06:33:29 PM
just after watching ,where eagles dare,one of the best war films ever made
clint and richard burton,excelled in this classic,the only time they were paired together in a film
great storyline,and brilliant soundtrack,action and location,make this a must see film. ;) ;D O0
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Post by: KC on October 05, 2011, 08:25:45 PM
Joe kid, I'm happy you like Where Eagles Dare so much. Do you like Kelly's Heroes, as well?

If you do, you may be interested in our upcoming "Movie Night":

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9008.0
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Post by: joe kid on October 06, 2011, 05:09:24 AM
Joe kid, I'm happy you like Where Eagles Dare so much. Do you like Kelly's Heroes, as well?

If you do, you may be interested in our upcoming "Movie Night":

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9008.0
     love kellys hereos,have the dvd.might take take part in kellys movie night,if i can
                 thanks again for the reply,and the info on the movie night...cheers kc!!!!!!!!!! O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 06, 2011, 05:31:03 PM
fistful of dollars
still a classic clint and leone masterpiece after all these years ;) O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 07, 2011, 09:15:57 AM
The Gauntlet

Another first for me.  I enjoyed it a great deal more than I expected to. :)

another great clint movie i enjoyed ;) ;D O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 08, 2011, 06:31:48 PM
for a few dollars more ;) ;) O0 O0



this train will stop at tucumcari  :D ;D  :o :o
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Post by: TWOMULES on October 09, 2011, 03:57:09 PM
Kelly's Heroes. O0
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 09, 2011, 03:57:39 PM
Kelly's Heroes. O0

Me too. :)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on October 09, 2011, 07:22:03 PM
Kelly's Heroes. O0

Me three!
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Post by: joe kid on October 11, 2011, 03:02:00 PM
high plains drifter next here...cheers :) O0






          a lot faster than you"ll ever live to be >:D O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 12, 2011, 03:29:09 PM
joe kidd in progress ;) ;D O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 13, 2011, 02:55:14 PM
the eiger sanction O0..good clint film,well worth a gander,
great performance from clint/george kennedy ;) O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 15, 2011, 06:11:46 PM
coogans bluff ;D O0
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 20, 2011, 06:02:32 PM
Space Cowboys - An enjoyable use of my time when I should have been doing something else.  O0
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Post by: joe kid on October 20, 2011, 06:15:42 PM
Space Cowboys - An enjoyable use of my time when I should have been doing something else.  O0

watched it meself tonight ,enjoyed it,good on ya clint O0 ;D
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 30, 2011, 03:45:33 PM
Mystic River

Just KC and I, all alone in the CEWB Movie Night Cinema. ^-^
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Post by: KC on October 30, 2011, 04:30:53 PM
Me too ... except for me it was just SK and I! ;)
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Post by: davytriumph on November 14, 2011, 06:43:04 AM
Hang em High

I hadnt watched this in a good few years and decided to give it a whirl, I have never been a massive fan of this film.  Its ok, and you can see why Eastwood was keen to do it.
The music is very poor compared to the dollar movies as is the direction (no comparison really).  It is all very "run of the mill" stuff.  Typical American western 60s style.

The films only redeeming feature apart from Eastwoods on screen presence, was that of Bruce Dern.  Scene Stealing at its best!!! ;)
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Post by: KC on November 14, 2011, 07:45:57 AM
Dennis Hopper does a pretty good job of stealing the one scene he's in, as well! ;)
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Post by: davytriumph on November 14, 2011, 08:05:18 AM
Dennis Hopper does a pretty good job of stealing the one scene he's in, as well! ;)

"Arghh, you`ve come to kill the prophet"   

:)   GREAT STUFF
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Post by: joe kid on November 16, 2011, 05:16:37 PM
good to be back after halloween,and a mad spree of horror films
back to watching the legend that is clint eastwood,in the line of fire is in progress
loved this film,and john malkovic,as the villan....top movie O0 ;D
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Post by: Gant on November 17, 2011, 09:47:49 AM
BIRD

Still one of my favorite Eastwood directed films.. I was lucky enough to see this at the cinema when first released.

A  film that just gets better with age.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 22, 2011, 01:42:20 AM
I so agree with you Gant. Being a jazz fan Bird is a favourite. Watching it over and over again is no hardship for me.  :)
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Post by: Gant on November 22, 2011, 01:55:23 AM
Agreed.. I just watched it again, it's such a rich film, all the performances are fantastic.. I really get the feeling this was a labour of love for Clint and a movie that'll last the ages..
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 22, 2011, 02:00:39 AM
I really get the feeling this was a labour of love for Clint and a movie that'll last the ages..

I am sure it was a labour of love. I would have loved to be on the set just to hear the music and see Clint's take on it all. I can't imagine anyone else making Bird. It has all Clint's trademarks, dark scenes, life in the raw and of course Jazz.
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Post by: Gant on November 22, 2011, 11:09:09 AM
I always scan the audience scenes to see if I can spot him..  :)

I'd love to see it on the big screen again.. The date I took to see it when it was first released hated it..
That was her first mistake.....  ;)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 22, 2011, 11:16:34 AM

I'd love to see it on the big screen again.. The date I took to see it when it was first released hated it..
That was her first mistake.....  ;)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D So I guess she went on to pastures new!
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Post by: Gant on November 25, 2011, 01:10:50 AM
She certainly did ...  ;)

Just watched the opening 5 mins of The Gauntlet.. I love that soundtrack. Still think this is my fave opening scenes of an Eastwood movie..
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Post by: Sylvie on November 25, 2011, 01:49:28 AM
"In The Line Of Fire" :  O0
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Post by: PeterD on November 26, 2011, 01:22:58 AM
Mystic River.

Top movie following an excellent Dennis Lehane novel.

The end scene with the parade and the now widowed woman realising that the others are shunning her because she betrayed her husband thereby breaking the unwritten rule of Family First was powerful.
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Post by: TWOMULES on November 29, 2011, 04:48:38 PM
Flags of Our Fathers.
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Post by: Hemlock on December 03, 2011, 12:49:04 PM
Changeling,Mystic River and Space Cowboys  O0
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Post by: antonis on December 03, 2011, 01:54:23 PM
GBU on blue ray, commented by Christopher Frayling.
I suppose I've seen this film around a hundred times.
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Post by: Gant on December 05, 2011, 12:45:14 AM
Escape From Alcatraz

Still one of my favourite movies..  :)
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Post by: higashimori on December 12, 2011, 07:54:49 PM
 
 " Million Doller Baby"  subtitled in Arabic!!  :o   By Fox movie in the cabin of cruise ship on the Nile to Aswan!!  8)

 Who thought to watch the movie of Eastwood on the Nile?!  What surprised!!  8)
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Post by: Lieutenant Schaffer on December 30, 2011, 05:34:08 PM
Not watched yet, but I'm going to watch 'Honkytonk Man' in a few minutes.
Never seen before, but it's a Clint Eastwood movie, so it's a good movie :P.

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Post by: higashimori on December 30, 2011, 06:33:46 PM

 " Honkytonk Man " !!...................... :(
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Post by: Lieutenant Schaffer on December 30, 2011, 08:02:56 PM
Did I said something wrong  :o
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Post by: KC on December 30, 2011, 09:29:57 PM
No, Lt. Schaffer, you didn't say anything wrong! Higashimori is probably unhappy because the Paris Cinémathèque didn't have a good print of Honkytonk Man, after she had looked forward to seeing it on the big screen.

Let us know how you liked Honkytonk Man!
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Post by: HarryCallahan on December 31, 2011, 01:48:22 AM
Thunderbolt & Lightfoot. Haven't seen it for 3 or 4 years now so was good to see it again. This film is in my top five greatest Clint Eastwood films. Personally I think it's underrated.
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Post by: higashimori on December 31, 2011, 08:04:05 PM
No, Lt. Schaffer, you didn't say anything wrong! Higashimori is probably unhappy because the Paris Cinémathèque didn't have a good print of Honkytonk Man, after she had looked forward to seeing it on the big screen.

 Thank you so much, KC !  :)

 
Did I said something wrong  :o

I am sorry that if i made something trouble you.  :-[    I am sorry without paying attention to your quote enough because i was very sad and disappointed as KC told you.   It was only my problem.....  I do not known how many times I watched " Honkytonk Man " !   I'm big fans of this movie.  However, I have never watched on the big screen..... This Clint Eastwood Cycle at Paris Cinémathèque was the big chance to watch it for me, but..... :(.....

I hope you enjoyed " Honkytonk Man "!?

And......Welcome board and A Happy New Year, Lt. Schaffer !   :)
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Post by: Lieutenant Schaffer on January 01, 2012, 03:30:10 PM
Thanks all! :)

First I would like to wish you all a happy and a healthy new year!
One thing is sure: 2012 will be a good movie year. It starts good, because 'J. Edgar' will be in theaters on the 5th of January!

I watched the movie Honkytonk Man. I think it started a little bit slow, but I liked the end a lot.
It was definitely a good Clint Eastwood movie and I've rated the movie with an 8 out of 10.

It was nice to see 2 Eastwood's acting together :).
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Post by: higashimori on January 11, 2012, 05:09:44 PM

 " J.Edgar "
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Post by: rojblake on January 16, 2012, 09:24:17 PM
Started watching Unforgiven last night...couldn't sit through it...popped in my DVD of Outlaw Josey Wales. O0
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Post by: higashimori on January 18, 2012, 08:28:43 PM

 " The Bridges of Madison County " " Letters from Iwo Jima " and " Space Cowboys ".

     

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Post by: Doug on January 19, 2012, 08:59:00 AM
Started watching Unforgiven last night...couldn't sit through it...popped in my DVD of Outlaw Josey Wales. O0

Huh?  Couldn't sit through Unforgiven?  You've lost me.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 19, 2012, 12:45:51 PM
Huh?  Couldn't sit through Unforgiven?  You've lost me.

Rojblake explains it here.


http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9009.msg201463#msg201463
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Post by: Doug on January 24, 2012, 08:58:33 AM
Unforgiven.

Somebody's gotta finish it.  ::)
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Post by: Sylvie on January 24, 2012, 11:53:20 AM
The Outlaw Josey Wales

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cNgI3mUYfMs/TiX51QOhu-I/AAAAAAAAAYQ/s87QxxddnF4/s1600/josey+wales.png)
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Post by: higashimori on January 24, 2012, 08:00:20 PM

 " The Outlaw Josey Wales "   8)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on January 29, 2012, 12:28:09 AM
Just got done watching Any Which Way You Can.  I wanted to rent Every which way but loose, but the rental place here no longer carries it.  But they had Any which way you can so I rented it.  It's been a long time since I've watched either of those two movies. 
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Post by: Hemlock on February 08, 2012, 04:26:30 PM
I watched Every Which Way but Loose and Any Which Way You Can back to back with my fiancè  ;) She likes apes and  especially orangutans so these were perfect Easwood films for me to show her  ;D

And as said in other discussion about week ago I saw J.Edgar.
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Post by: higashimori on February 09, 2012, 04:51:47 PM

I watched Every Which Way but Loose and Any Which Way You Can back to back with my fiancé  ;) She likes apes and  especially orangutans so these were perfect Eastwood films for me to show her  ;D 

And as said in other discussion about week ago I saw J.Edgar.


 Nice, Hemlock! Good luck with her!  ;)

^^" Every Which Way But Loose " and  " Any Which Way You Can "

Curiously, I watched them as several people here a few days ago, too.   I think that I watch once a year.  And it is not necessary for me to watch those by me though I have VHS.  Because it show every year in TV.  :D    I can enjoy the " Any Which Way You Can " very much.  I love the intro'music, singing by Ray and Clint, " Beers To You "!!  :D  The sound track of this movie is great.  O0   However, I prefer " Every Which Way But Loose "!
Anyway I cannot get tired even if I watch both how many times, in the same way as other many movies of Clint!!  :)
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 12, 2012, 09:00:20 PM
Strongly suspecting what Santa had in mind for me, and already having enough coal nuggets, I gave myself DVDs Christmas past. So my most recently watched CE movies have been Unforgiven and then Josey Wales.

WOW! I had not previously watched the last ten minutes or so of Unforgiven before because of unavoidable circumstances. Was I amazed at what I'd been missing.

Then I watched JW. Likewise I had never before attentively watched it either, only about halfway. And likewise, was I amazed.

My advice to anyone who has never  completely watched either of these films is: DO IT. Get the most recent issue DVD and be sure it is a complete "director's cut" or whatever they call the most complete version.

Relax, turn on the player, and prepare to get blown away by some of the best film-making ever done.     
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 12, 2012, 09:06:37 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cNgI3mUYfMs/TiX51QOhu-I/AAAAAAAAAYQ/s87QxxddnF4/s1600/josey+wales.png)




Yeah, I recognize this cap. It is from one of the best of the best. One of the best episodes on film, from one of the best films.
 O0.
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Post by: higashimori on February 20, 2012, 08:09:34 PM

 " Millon Dollar Baby " " High Plains Drifter " " In the Line of Fire "




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Post by: higashimori on February 26, 2012, 08:37:41 PM

 " Unforgiven " and " The Rookie ".
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Post by: higashimori on March 12, 2012, 07:29:42 PM

 " Gran Torino "   8)
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Post by: Perry on March 14, 2012, 12:41:11 PM
 Lafayette Escadrille
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Post by: Hemlock on March 22, 2012, 04:00:18 PM
Lafayette Escadrille

How was it?I´ve not seen it.

Anyway my last Eastwood films were Bloodwork and Perfect World.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 22, 2012, 10:13:08 PM
How was it?I´ve not seen it.

Anyway my last Eastwood films were Bloodwork and Perfect World.

What did you think about Blood Work?  Did you like it?  Would like to get your thoughts on this movie.
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Post by: Hemlock on March 23, 2012, 02:23:00 PM
What did you think about Blood Work?  Did you like it?  Would like to get your thoughts on this movie.

I do like it.It`s not Eastwood`s  best work but still an entertaining,good thriller.Better than Absolute Power but weaker than True Crime.Those two I think are in the same league with Bloodwork.

Instead of remake of Star Is Born I would like to see another thriller from Eastwood.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on March 24, 2012, 04:46:04 AM

Instead of remake of Star Is Born I would like to see another thriller from Eastwood.

Me too.  :)

I do like Blood Work and do agree it is not Clint's best movie but one I watch fairly often.  I do like True Crime as well but there are parts of it I want to hurry up.  Absolute Power is another one I like, apart from some of the violence at the start.
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Post by: Duncan73 on March 25, 2012, 07:43:54 PM
I just went through a period where it seemed like every flick I put on (or went to see) was a drag.  When that happens, it's time to back to some favorites.   Recently, I've been putting on Clint flicks he didn't direct - "Dirty Harry", "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", "Escape From Alcatraz", "In the Line of Fire" - and enjoyed them all, no matter how many times I've seen them.  I tend to like his acting better in the older movies when he didn't direct himself - but there are many exceptions, of course.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 27, 2012, 12:49:19 AM
Dirty Harry ;)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 29, 2012, 01:51:13 AM
Just finished watching Magnum Force! O0
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 30, 2012, 01:09:03 AM
Just finished watching The Enforcer. O0  "Marvelous"
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Post by: Sylvie on March 30, 2012, 01:33:49 AM
"Gran Torino"  O0
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 30, 2012, 01:44:27 AM
"Gran Torino"  O0

Thanks Sylvie, that reminds me I need to watch my Gran Torino dvd.  I usually watch Gran Torino around this time every yr.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 31, 2012, 03:18:45 AM
Just finished watching Sudden Impact!  I really enjoyed this movie even more so this time around for some reason.  It's really got some great scenes in it.  Of course there's the make my day line and I liked it when the waitress put extra sugar in Harry's coffee and the line where he says Oh me smith and wesson!  Liked the scene when Harry drives the retirement home bus going after the robber.  And the scene where that women ask if he feels lucky and Harry says only with humans and then turns her around and gives her a kick in the back side.  And the dog "meathead" was pretty cool with those scenes.  And I really liked towards the end when Harry is just a dark figure standing from a far holding his magnum 44 pistol and those guys where completely shocked!  That scene was just totally awesome!  Sends chills down your spine.  And I thought it was a very good story line.  The only thing I did'nt like that much was Sondra Locke.  Don't really care for her that much.  But overall it's a really good movie and after watching it again tonight it comes very close to over taking The Enforcer which is my third fav Harry movie.  Might have to go back and watch The Enforcer again to re-evaluate my order of favorite Harry movies. :)
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Post by: higashimori on April 05, 2012, 07:53:30 PM

 " Joe Kidd  "
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Post by: higashimori on April 14, 2012, 06:57:45 PM

  " Two Mules for Sister Sara " and  " The Beguiled "
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Post by: Perry on April 15, 2012, 12:29:17 PM


Joe Kidd
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on April 22, 2012, 12:41:03 AM



Yeah, I recognize this cap. It is from one of the best of the best. One of the best episodes on film, from one of the best films.
 O0.


Round about 12 hours from now the last CE movie I have watched will begin to be the first of Josey Wales. That is my clever ploy anyway. I have important things to do and I have been getting to feeling just a little punked out lately, so I plan to sit in my garden in the sunlight and breeze sipping a coffee or a beer (not both) and watch badass CE portray badass Josey Wales and get built back up into feeling like, in the name of Jesus, I can face up against Satan itself and walk away to do some righteousness. Walk away with my Walkers. And thanks to my Walkers.     

Don't get overwrought, anybody. I have important peaceful things to do and malevolent opposition, but I am not talking about my doing physical violence. I am just contemplating that sometimes a man needs to feel powerful enough to forge on in and try to do a good thing even if the Devil itself is standing in the way. There are scenes in Josey Wales where Josey goes against formidable odds and is badass enough to stand up and do the righteous thing. Watching the film helps me regain my courage. Josey Wales is like David having the guts to stand up against Goliath. 

Up to this minute in reality, my last CE film viewed was Unforgiven.
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Post by: higashimori on April 26, 2012, 05:20:22 PM

 " A Perfect World "
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Post by: AKA23 on April 26, 2012, 06:50:41 PM
"Pale Rider"
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Post by: AKA23 on May 05, 2012, 07:12:16 PM
"Space Cowboys"
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 07, 2012, 07:41:10 PM
"Space Cowboys"

I'm ready to see Space Cowboys again!  I've only seen it once I think.  I may have to go rent it this coming weekend or maybe buy it. 

Thanks for reminding me about this one! O0
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Post by: higashimori on May 20, 2012, 08:28:58 PM

 " Honkytonk Man "  for Kyle's birthday !!   ;)
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Post by: rojblake on May 28, 2012, 05:42:54 AM
FIREFOX..still a good realistic spy flick after all these years.
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Post by: icnmedia on May 30, 2012, 08:37:20 PM
For a few dollars more on my mwnn trilogy! :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 03, 2012, 10:07:09 PM
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly   8)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 04, 2012, 02:30:15 AM
On the big screen!!    So glad you got to see it SK.  :)
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Post by: KC on June 04, 2012, 06:42:35 AM
Very cool! 8)
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Post by: Dannyman on June 06, 2012, 10:47:32 PM
I just watched A Fistful of Dollars and For A Few Dollars More.

The line: "You see, my mule don't like people laughing..." always gets me.
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Post by: KC on June 07, 2012, 02:21:36 AM
Always nice to hear from Dannyman! 8)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on June 07, 2012, 05:43:28 PM
The Dead Pool.  But I'm ready to see Trouble With The Curve!
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Post by: Whistledixie on June 07, 2012, 11:11:53 PM
The line: "You see, my mule don't like people laughing..." always gets me.


    For my money, that whole sequence about the "sensitive mule" is the best thing ever, as the kids would say.  First, that someone wrote it, but then the way Eastwood performs it is just too much... I particularly like when one of the guys says to him something like "You've got to be kidding," and Clint responds "Mm-mm, no..." shaking his head and taking the little cigar out of his mouth. It's not even like acting, it's just...being.
Makes me think that kid's got a future in the business...
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 08, 2012, 01:00:59 AM

Makes me think that kid's got a future in the business...


I think you could be right.   ;)
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Post by: Whistledixie on June 08, 2012, 06:31:01 PM
I think you could be right.   ;)


Yes, indeed! O0
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on June 09, 2012, 09:28:33 PM
Breezy

This is the first time I've watched one of Clint's films where he directed but did not act in it.  The others haven't sufficiently grabbed my interest yet.  I waited for five months for my library to finish cataloging the DVD so I could watch it.  For me, it was worth the wait.  I found Breezy to be a love story I could identify with (to some extent).  The time period in which it occurs is beyond my understanding because I'm too young and my parents are too old, but the human element rings true.  Some people may have a hard time with the age difference between Breezy and Frank Harmon.  I watched with interest because I wanted to see how the subject was treated.  I wish I'd had time to see it again so I could look a little deeper once I'd got the story the first time.  The reactions of other people to their relationship, while somewhat stereo-typed, do ring true.  At 18 I fell in love with a 41-year-old man, and 17 years later I'm still in love with him.  His hair is gray instead of black now, but so what.  We've faced all kinds of reactions to our differences.  It takes a while for people to see past them, and some never do.

A word on Clint's directing.  Breezy came out the same year as High Plains Drifter, but what a contrast.  The one is gentle and a love story, and the other is anything but.  Each story is told in a manner appropriate to the story content and has it's own appeal.  Breezy is irrepressible and happy, while the Stranger is out for vengeance.  Breezy is the first time Clint directed another star actor (besides himself) in a lead role.  It was probably a good experience for him and made him a better director in future.  For specifics on that, see my comments in another thread: http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9252.0 (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9252.0)
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Post by: higashimori on June 10, 2012, 08:20:41 PM

 " Escape from Alcatraz "
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Post by: KC on June 10, 2012, 08:22:52 PM
Interesting comments on Breezy, Elizabeth77. Thanks!
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Post by: Whistledixie on June 10, 2012, 10:22:31 PM
Just finished watching Million Dollar Baby...man, that's a good film. Well deserving of the Oscars it won...
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on June 12, 2012, 01:52:23 AM
Just finished watching Million Dollar Baby...man, that's a good film. Well deserving of the Oscars it won...

I do agree with you Whistledixie.  I saw it on the big screen in Newcastle.  It was well worth the long drive and tank full of petrol!  It was the first Eastwood movie had seen on the big screen in years so was even more special.
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Post by: davytriumph on June 13, 2012, 01:06:32 PM
Saturday past, I had an empty house and a few spare hours.

Turned up the volume just a little more than usual.

  MAGIC  O0

For A Few Dollars More

Maybe this weekend coming -------FOD--------Fingers crossed  ;)
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Post by: davytriumph on June 17, 2012, 06:34:33 AM
The best laid plans and all that !!

Did`nt get a chance to watch Fistful of Dollars.

Oddly enough though, I did watch "Vanessa In The Garden".  I suppose it still counts  :)
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Post by: KC on June 17, 2012, 08:01:32 AM
It certainly does. It's Eastwood's only directorial work for television, to date. :)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on June 17, 2012, 05:19:57 PM
It certainly does. It's Eastwood's only directorial work for television, to date. :)

Is there any interviews or articles on this project? Why Eastwood did it and hasn't done any TV work since?
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Post by: KC on June 17, 2012, 06:06:02 PM
Not that I know of. I seem to recall hearing that he did it as a favor to Spielberg. It also turned out to be his "swan song" with Sondra Locke.

Actually, now that I've checked ... Schickel says (Clint Eastwood, p. 407):

Quote
According to Clint, Spielberg hailed him on the main street of the Warners lot one day and told him he had a script that he had himself written for the series that he thought would be ideal for Clint to direct.

I had forgotten that Spielberg is credited with writing the screenplay. I imagine it's pretty hard to say No to Steven Spielberg when he tells you he's written a script and he thinks you'd be ideal to direct it.
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Post by: higashimori on July 22, 2012, 09:15:00 PM

 Gran Torino , Invictus , Hereafter and Dirty Harry.....  Dirty Harry was a present for my birthday by Warner Bros!!  8)
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Post by: umberto on August 18, 2012, 04:59:04 AM
Yes the film one the cinema is tv :Fuga da Alcatraz treertyfive years , years seventy !
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Post by: Doug on August 28, 2012, 05:23:35 AM
Unforgiven.

It was released twenty years ago this month, and it remains as powerful now as it was when I first saw it, even after all the times I've seen it.
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Post by: KC on August 28, 2012, 06:48:23 AM
Maybe we should have a twenty-year-anniversary Movie Night!
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on August 28, 2012, 10:01:02 AM
Maybe we should have a twenty-year-anniversary Movie Night!

That would be a great idea. 
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Post by: umberto on August 28, 2012, 03:16:36 PM
 :-X  Ciao ! Vi mando i miei saluti!
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Post by: KC on August 28, 2012, 07:00:01 PM
Ciao, Umberto! Qual è stato l'ultimo film di Eastwood che hai visto?
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Post by: Christopher on August 28, 2012, 07:21:49 PM
Unforgiven.

It was released twenty years ago this month, and it remains as powerful now as it was when I first saw it, even after all the times I've seen it.
I watched it earlier in the month--I think it might have been on the exact day it came out in 1992. And I agree that it's still a very potent film!
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Post by: Doug on August 29, 2012, 04:45:46 AM
A Perfect World.
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Post by: higashimori on August 29, 2012, 07:05:04 PM

 " Letters from Iwo Jima "
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Post by: umberto on September 03, 2012, 03:35:15 AM
 :) Per KC : l'ultimo film di Clint che ho visto  è : Million dollar baby .
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 07, 2012, 03:43:22 AM
I watched Gran Torino again last night.  What a great movie.  I could care less that the supporting actors' performances weren't all that great or whether or not there were inaccuracies regarding the Hmong people.  That didn't ruin the movie for me at all.  What I do care about is that Clint was as good as ever in the title role.  I saw it twice on the big screen when it came out and by now maybe another 4 times on dvd.  I enjoyed it as much last night as I did the first time I saw it.  I laughed again when Walt referred to the 3 boys Youa was sitting with as Ding Dong, Click Clack and Charlie Chan and then as The Three Stooges.  Too funny.  Unlike most of Eastwood's films of the 1980's, I think this film will age very well over time.  I hope there isn't another 4 year gap between starring roles, going by the current trend of his appearances in Million Dollar Baby (2004), Gran Torino (2008) and this year's Trouble With The Curve.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/Gran_Torino_poster.jpg)(http://www.nuovoeden.it/uploads/gallerie_films/big/419gran_torino_film.jpg)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 10, 2012, 07:39:18 PM
Hang em High
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Post by: Hemlock on September 23, 2012, 01:47:51 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fi/e/ec/Magnum_44_juliste.jpg)

 8)
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Post by: KC on September 23, 2012, 04:23:06 PM
Trouble with the Curve! ;)
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Post by: AKA23 on September 23, 2012, 06:47:23 PM
Me too! ;)
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Post by: Gant on September 23, 2012, 11:20:50 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot ...... still one of my faves
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Post by: Rawhide7 on October 01, 2012, 07:04:23 PM
Trouble with the Curve
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on October 10, 2012, 10:51:36 PM
Play Misty For Me
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Post by: Sylvie on October 10, 2012, 11:45:15 PM
In The Line Of Fire  O0
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Post by: HarryCallahan on November 01, 2012, 06:50:31 AM
The Beguild  :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 06, 2012, 03:29:33 PM
Pale Rider last night!

Nothing like kicking back and relaxing and watching one of my favorite Eastwood westerns!
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Post by: AKA23 on November 06, 2012, 10:43:00 PM
"In the Line of Fire" for me! :)
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Post by: Gant on November 07, 2012, 02:02:01 AM
Bird... this weekend, also with a nottle of red and a fine selection of cheeses... :)

I'll never tire of watching this movie...
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 07, 2012, 10:14:49 AM
Pale Rider last night!

Nothing like kicking back and relaxing and watching one of my favorite Eastwood westerns!

I really love Pale Rider alot!  Just something cool about Eastwood coming back pretending he's a preacher to help those people out.  Then going back to his gunslinger days and he really kicked some butt!  I loved the part when Eastwood took care of that giant!  That whole scene was awesome!  " Nothing personal"  " Oh theres many sinners here you wouldnt want me to leave until I've finished my work"!  Just really an awesome movie that I enjoy watching alot!
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 09, 2012, 01:10:59 PM
A fistful of dollars
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Post by: higashimori on November 11, 2012, 07:41:26 PM

 " Thunderbolt and Lightfoot "  8)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 14, 2012, 11:39:44 AM
For a few dollars more
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Post by: higashimori on November 14, 2012, 08:02:03 PM

  " Absolute Power "
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Post by: Walt on November 19, 2012, 02:46:40 AM
Sudden Impact. It hasn't aged as well as the first three but I had a good time with it. Maybe because it's been so long since I actually sat down and watched the whole thing.
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Post by: higashimori on November 19, 2012, 11:50:09 AM

" Invictus "    I began to really love this movie.  ;)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 20, 2012, 01:43:12 PM
The Good the Bad and the Ugly

I enjoy watching this classic every yr.  Simply a masterpiece!  One of my all time favorites!  Matter fact its second only to Unforgiven as my favorite western!  But its a very close second!
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Post by: higashimori on November 22, 2012, 01:05:30 AM

 " Trouble with the Curve "  8)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 23, 2012, 02:03:40 PM
High Plains Drifter
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Post by: Rawhide7 on December 03, 2012, 09:27:50 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales
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Post by: higashimori on December 04, 2012, 07:57:24 PM

 " Escape from Alcatraz "   " The Eiger Sanction "   " In the Line of Fire "

 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on December 05, 2012, 04:59:03 PM
Unforgiven

This one is my #1 all time favorite western!  And it's also in my top 3 favorite movies period!  Just an absolute masterpiece and one of his very best performances of all time!  
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 07, 2012, 07:57:53 PM
Trouble With The Curve
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Post by: Rawhide7 on January 09, 2013, 11:52:28 PM
Joe Kidd

First time seeing the entire movie.  Only seen bits and pieces before.  Not a spectacular film but okay for me,  Defenetely his weakest out of all his westerns.  But still enjoyed it because he's in it. 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on January 14, 2013, 10:44:24 PM
Escape from Alcatraz
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Post by: Sylvie on January 15, 2013, 04:46:35 AM
Gran Torino
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Post by: Sonny on January 15, 2013, 06:44:03 AM
Any Which Way you Can
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Post by: Perry on January 15, 2013, 03:54:54 PM
Joe Kidd
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Post by: higashimori on January 17, 2013, 09:53:48 PM
 "In the Line of Fire"

 "The secret album of Clint Eastwood "   2012   Documentary Culture Info (1:35) on TV.

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Post by: KC on January 17, 2013, 10:01:42 PM
"The secret of Clint Eastwood album"   2012   Documentary Culture Info (1:35) on TV.

What is that, Higashimori? Have you got a link? ???

EDIT: Never mind, I found it through the link in your post in Clint Pics ...

http://www.cherie25.fr/programmes-4270/programmetv/fiche/2012-l-album-secret-de-clint-eastwood.html

"The secret album of Clint Eastwood."
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Post by: higashimori on January 19, 2013, 11:36:08 PM
^^  " The secret album of Clint Eastwood "

This documentary seems to be taken before the hurricane ''Sandy'' hit on New York in November last year.
Most of this documentary was made up of interview with Patrick Mcguilligan, biographer author of '' Clint Eastwood, The Life and Legend '' and he made description about Clint Eastwood.
Interview with Luciano Vincenzoni the scenario writer of " The Good, The Bad & The Ugly'' and '' For a Few Dollars More '' who had Worked with Sergio Leone was interesting.
But interview with Jeremy Joe Kronsberg, scenario writer of '' Every Which Way Goal Loose '' was interesting but with a story negative ! ??? 
It was shown many pictures of young Clint as I have seen almost of them already!  But there were some interesting pictures like a photo that nurses were holding big baby Clint!  :D  It showed location places of  "Dirty Harry", the house was inhabited of Clint in the past with Sondra Locke, etc;... Then the last interview was with Sondra Locke at her new house!!  She looked healthy!
I think you can imagine what she told!  ???
This documentary was the secret story of the story of Clint negative, unfortunately..... :-\
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Post by: Doug on January 30, 2013, 03:21:39 AM
Does Tarantula count?  Anyhow it's decent for its time and genre, especially for the first three-quarters of the film.  The ending is a bit silly, but you get Clint saving the day.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_tbbBo5gDRlg/SgGI-5CuU_I/AAAAAAAAAkQ/E7CxKw8KEag/s400/clint.gif)
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Post by: Christopher on January 30, 2013, 08:51:02 AM
I've mentioned before that Tarantula is exactly my sort of movie, but I've still haven't watched it! :o
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 06, 2013, 09:03:56 PM
Gran Torino
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Post by: honkytonk man on February 11, 2013, 08:08:41 AM
Magnum Force
Pale Rider
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Post by: Hemlock on February 17, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
Joe Kidd.

As said many times not Eastwood`s greatest film or western but still entertaining enough to watch every now and then.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 18, 2013, 01:15:54 PM
Joe Kidd.

As said many times not Eastwood`s greatest film or western but still entertaining enough to watch every now and then.

Yap, but I still try and watch every Eastwood movie I own atleast once every yr.  Regardless if it's one of his better movies like Unforgiven or one of his lesser movies like Joe Kidd.  Like you said Joe Kidd is still entertaining and it's something different. :)
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Post by: Richard Earl on February 23, 2013, 06:52:12 PM
Dirty Harry 
I never get tired of this film.  It is also my favorite one in the series.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 26, 2013, 11:39:09 PM
The Beguiled

First time watching this movie.  Only watched about five minutes of it before.  And did'nt think at the time that it would be a movie I would like very much.  Which is rare considering I like pretty much everything Clint's done.  So I decided to watch this movie all the way through.  And it was actually pretty decent.  Better than I thought.  It's not one of my favs but I thought all the female actresses did a great job and Clint did a great job as well.  Not bad
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 07, 2013, 12:47:46 PM
In the Line of Fire

Just got the dvd in the mail the other day and watched it last night.  Always enjoyed the suspense and action between Clint and Malcovich!  Great movie!
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Post by: antonis on March 08, 2013, 01:26:14 PM
the outlaw Josey Wales

I'm teaching my boys...
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 11, 2013, 12:18:37 AM
Two Mules For Sister Sara
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Post by: Rawhide7 on March 11, 2013, 12:24:32 AM
Sorry I put Two Mules twce by accident.  It wont let me delete one of them out.  If a moderator can do this for me I apprecate it.

Thanks

And sorry
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Post by: Perry on March 15, 2013, 07:02:26 PM
The Rookie........ good movie.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 17, 2013, 08:43:49 PM
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSg2o4_dWz6HGPy3_Piapml92apDDb1gaM2bCXWcJK38cybHtQx)

Revenge Of The Creature

The old 1950's monster movies don't quite stand the test of time.  :D

This is good for some unintentional laughs. Clint's one scene is around the 16 minute mark.

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Post by: KC on March 17, 2013, 09:05:11 PM
You know, I've never watched the whole thing ... just Clint's scene. Does it have a happy ending?  :D

I mean for the Creature, of course! ;D
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Post by: rr-electricangel on March 18, 2013, 03:26:31 PM
Only if you believe in more sequels....  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahvUApvswNw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahvUApvswNw)

(http://i2.ytimg.com/vi/ahvUApvswNw/mqdefault.jpg)

The original Dirty Harry came on last weekend. I took it as a sign...
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Post by: JSE on March 26, 2013, 03:38:03 PM
Watched my Blu-ray copy of Sudden Impact last night.  Picture quality,  although the best I've seen it so pretty good,  was not as good as Dirty Harry and Magnum Force which I guess they did extra special jobs on.

I like the film but don't really like Sondra Locke's performance very much and find it hard to care about her character.  Some classic moments though so still very enjoyable.
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Post by: makemyday321 on March 26, 2013, 11:09:09 PM
"In the Line of Fire"

 "The secret album of Clint Eastwood "   2012   Documentary Culture Info (1:35) on TV.
You saw this on TV? Was it in English? The only video I found was in French. The dubbing was annoying because you can't hear what is actually being said by the interviewees.
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Post by: higashimori on March 31, 2013, 12:02:57 PM

 " Gran Torino "  " Letters From Iwo Jima "  " Hereafter "
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Post by: higashimori on March 31, 2013, 12:10:43 PM

You saw this on TV? Was it in English? The only video I found was in French. The dubbing was annoying because you can't hear what is actually being said by the interviewees.

 Yes on French TV.

 http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=4617.msg210105#msg210105


^^  " The secret album of Clint Eastwood "

This documentary seems to be taken before the hurricane ''Sandy'' hit on New York in November last year.
Most of this documentary was made up of interview with Patrick Mcguilligan, biographer author of '' Clint Eastwood, The Life and Legend '' and he made description about Clint Eastwood.
Interview with Luciano Vincenzoni the scenario writer of " The Good, The Bad & The Ugly'' and '' For a Few Dollars More '' who had Worked with Sergio Leone was interesting.
But interview with Jeremy Joe Kronsberg, scenario writer of '' Every Which Way Goal Loose '' was interesting but with a story negative ! ??? 
It was shown many pictures of young Clint as I have seen almost of them already!  But there were some interesting pictures like a photo that nurses were holding big baby Clint!  :D  It showed location places of  "Dirty Harry", the house was inhabited of Clint in the past with Sondra Locke, etc;... Then the last interview was with Sondra Locke at her new house!!  She looked healthy!
I think you can imagine what she told!  ???
This documentary was the secret story of the story of Clint negative, unfortunately..... :-\
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on April 28, 2013, 03:35:22 PM
Every Which Way But Loose

All the more enjoyable because of the fantastic people I watched it with.  ;)
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Post by: TWOMULES on April 28, 2013, 03:38:09 PM
Every Which Way But Loose

All the more enjoyable because of the fantastic people I watched it with.  ;)

Same here. :)
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Post by: KC on April 28, 2013, 06:23:05 PM
What a coincidence! Me too! :D
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Post by: Christopher on April 28, 2013, 08:02:01 PM
I've mentioned before that Tarantula is exactly my sort of movie, but I've still haven't watched it! :o
I finally watched Tarantula last night. And I agree with Doug's thoughts from where he mentioned it in this thread (the post right above the one I've quoted here). I did enjoy it.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on April 29, 2013, 01:41:12 AM
Every Which Way But Loose

With a great group. Very enjoyable.
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Post by: higashimori on May 09, 2013, 07:43:56 PM

 " Absolute Power "
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Post by: TWOMULES on May 15, 2013, 07:07:06 AM
Hereafter
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Post by: Doug on May 27, 2013, 04:49:24 AM
The Eiger Sanction

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRRuTX-CxM1lMIvh0vD1sQ0aqV-0gJ3_XDvLCgP68Vdxq9rjBTh)
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Post by: macDave on May 27, 2013, 08:26:04 AM
The Eiger Sanction is one of my favourites for largely nostalgic reasons but it's also interesting to see Clint in a European setting.  The original book by Trevanian was a good read and he wrote a follow up, The Loo Sanction, but I don't know if there was ever any move to produce it as a film.
I think it must have been quite an arduous production for Clint directing as well as starring.  Pretty impressive for a man then in his mid forties.
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Post by: julianaesk on May 27, 2013, 05:45:21 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. I was expecting more about it.
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Post by: KC on May 27, 2013, 06:24:38 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. I was expecting more about it.

Expecting more here? Because there's a lot, though it's in older threads. If you want, I'll provide some links.

Or do you mean you were expecting more from the film?
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Post by: julianaesk on May 27, 2013, 06:48:43 PM
more from the film! here is all great :)
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Post by: KC on May 27, 2013, 07:25:52 PM
Well, I'll point you to this one, anyway ... and you might enjoy watching the film again with all this in mind:

The Endless Thunderbolt & Lightfoot Gay/No Way Debate (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=142.0)

 :D
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Post by: AKA23 on May 28, 2013, 07:46:06 AM
"The Gauntlet"
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Post by: julianaesk on May 28, 2013, 07:50:53 AM
This is a fabulous subject. I saw how, at least one freudian gay relationship, but it shows how versatile he is.  ;D
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Post by: Sylvie on June 01, 2013, 02:00:23 PM
 The Dead Pool  :)
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Post by: antonis on June 02, 2013, 10:47:40 AM
TWTC,
liked it better this time.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on June 03, 2013, 09:16:09 PM
TWTC,
liked it better this time.

I actually like Trouble with the curve.  Though its not the greatest movie in the world, its still got Clint in it and I thought the performances by Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake were very good.  And also Goodman was good as well.  I really think this movie will grow on some of the ones who didnt like it the first time.  Not saying it will be your favorite movie but I think the more you watch it youll start to like it a bit more.
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Post by: AKA23 on June 17, 2013, 09:45:16 AM
"Absolute Power."
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Post by: Sylvie on June 17, 2013, 01:51:23 PM
Bridges of Madison County  :smitten:
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Post by: AKA23 on July 07, 2013, 07:17:50 PM
I just got back from watching "Dirty Harry" on the big screen! My local theater was playing it so I went this afternoon. I've never really seen an Eastwood film in theaters that wasn't in wide release at the time, so this was a new experience for me :)
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Post by: KC on July 08, 2013, 01:27:48 AM
AKA, do you think that Eastwood fellow has a future in show business?  ??? ;)
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Post by: AKA23 on July 08, 2013, 09:54:26 AM
AKA, do you think that Eastwood fellow has a future in show business?  ??? ;)

I don't know. It's a close call, but with a little luck I think he just might make it ;)
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Post by: higashimori on July 08, 2013, 09:04:00 PM

" Any Which Way You Can "  and  " City Heat " on TV for the first time!
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 08, 2013, 11:24:18 PM
Just finished watching Trouble with the curve!
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Post by: Sylvie on July 13, 2013, 01:14:42 AM
Sudden Impact  :) ... "Make My Day" !
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Post by: higashimori on July 15, 2013, 10:07:52 PM

 " Bronco Billy "  and  " A Fistful of Dollars ".
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 18, 2013, 10:38:42 PM
Trouble With The Curve
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Post by: joepratte on July 27, 2013, 12:37:10 PM
it was, trouble with the curve...i really liked it...
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Post by: KC on July 27, 2013, 07:27:01 PM
Glad you liked it, joepratte! Welcome to the Board! :)
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Post by: Lauren on July 28, 2013, 03:58:56 PM
Edgard J Hoover. I got the blu-ray edition and was happy to see the documentary that enlight the movie and its purpose. great documentary . i'm waiting for the Josey Wales  blu-ray edition with a leaflet inside , i think.
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Post by: rr-electricangel on July 28, 2013, 10:44:50 PM
Hang 'Em High and Fistful Of Dollars. (Back in the days when Clint really got busted up.)
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Post by: higashimori on August 08, 2013, 08:11:30 PM

 " Heartbreak Ridge "  and  " Dirty Harry "
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Post by: higashimori on August 15, 2013, 08:13:25 PM

 " Pale Rider " and  "Magnum Force"
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Post by: macDave on August 17, 2013, 11:01:20 AM
Dirty Harry.
The more I watch it the more I enjoy Lalo Schifrin's soundtrack.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 05, 2013, 12:22:12 PM
Decided to stay inside all day yesterday on my day off, nice to get a break every now and then from people and the world.  So I watched three great Eastwood movies!     

Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer

And I'm planning on watching Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool on my next day off!
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Post by: higashimori on September 09, 2013, 07:09:48 PM

" Where Eagles Dare "  " The Dead Pool "  " True Crime "  "Escape from Alcatraz " And " The Good, the Bad and the Ugly "   :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 12, 2013, 01:25:43 PM
Sudden Impact

Always really enjoy watching any of my Dirty Harry movies!  My favorite scene out of all the Dirty Harry movies is in Sudden Impact.  The scene when he goes in for his usual cup of coffee and the waitress pouring a ton of sugar in his coffee.  And when Harry appears through the back door and the bad guy says what are you doing here you pig headed sucker.  And Harry says were not going to let you just walk out of here.  Smith-Wesson and me.  That whole part with Harry standing there surprising the bad guy that always sends chills down my spine.  And of course one of the greatest iconic one liners of all time " Go Ahead Make My Day".  That whole scene from beginning to end is my single favorite scene out of all the Dirty Harry Movies.  And theres alot of great scenes to choose from.
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Post by: mikepickartz on September 20, 2013, 10:14:37 AM
I watched "Play Misty for me" today, in Afghanistan. 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 20, 2013, 10:21:49 AM
The Dead Pool
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Post by: Hemlock on September 21, 2013, 01:00:56 PM
Finally

(http://www.elavienkuvienteatteri.fi/images_teatteri/elokuvat/large_1353143582.JPG)

Was ok.
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Post by: AKA23 on September 21, 2013, 02:20:28 PM
I'd like to hear more about your thoughts on "Trouble with the Curve." I hope you'll consider posting a review in our "Trouble with the Curve" thread. What did you like? What did you not like? Why was it just okay for you?
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Post by: Hemlock on September 21, 2013, 02:56:20 PM
^ Done  ;)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 26, 2013, 12:28:10 PM
Watched "In The Line Of Fire" last night.  Always really enjoy watching this suspense thriller.  Great movie all around with really great acting by everyone.  Definitely in my top tier of favorite Eastwood movies! :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on October 03, 2013, 09:31:06 PM
The Eiger Sanction

Watched this movie for the very first time.  And I really enjoyed it a lot.  Had some pretty good action scenes!
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 10, 2013, 07:58:44 PM
Trouble With the Curve

I finally got around to watching this.  I wonder what took me so long as I really enjoyed it.  I've got to think about it a little more before I post my thoughts in the appropriate thread, but I'll try to get around to that at some point.  My immediate thoughts are that I didn't find anything that really bothered me.  Usually there is something that I have to mentally set on one side and ignore in order to enjoy the rest of the film.  Not so with this one.  I could feel comfortable having my son watch the whole film, which is another thing that doesn't usually happen with Clint's films.  Finally, I've come to the conclusion that almost all my favorite Eastwood films are directed by someone else.  I'm not ready to put the "why" into words.

I'll definitely add this to my nearly complete collection.  :)
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Post by: antonis on October 12, 2013, 11:20:12 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/65/Dirty_harry.jpg)

Teaching the boys.
I don't think my youngest will enter the school bus on Monday.Suppose I won't tell my wife >:D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on October 12, 2013, 01:44:00 PM
Just tell him to sing a round or two of "Row, row, row your boat"! ;D
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Post by: Jed Cooper on October 12, 2013, 06:24:59 PM
I recently watched my 2 favorite Dirty Harry films, Dirty Harry and The Enforcer.
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Post by: higashimori on October 16, 2013, 08:02:33 PM

 " Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil "  8)
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Post by: antonis on October 31, 2013, 12:15:01 PM
Any which way...

always enjoyable
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Post by: Doug on November 06, 2013, 05:33:06 PM
Dirty Harry ... in the cinema.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 07, 2013, 06:46:35 AM
Dirty Harry ... in the cinema.

That's great!  I have to admit to being jealous but definitely glad for you, Doug.  O0
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Post by: antonis on November 07, 2013, 12:37:56 PM
High planes drifter...
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Post by: antonis on November 14, 2013, 12:36:46 PM
JOE KIDD

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/33/Joe_kidd.jpg)

teaching the boys (every Thursday evening)...
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Post by: higashimori on November 15, 2013, 08:35:46 PM

 " Changeling "  8)
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Post by: antonis on November 16, 2013, 12:14:44 PM
Every which way but loose

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/63/Everywhichwaybutloosemovieposter.jpg)

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Post by: Sylvie on November 16, 2013, 04:09:07 PM
(http://img.filmsactu.com/datas/dvd/l/i/l-inspecteur-harry-edition-collector-2-dvd/n/4868c6e70b45e.jpg)

As powerful as the first time I saw it  ;)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 18, 2013, 08:40:31 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 27, 2013, 01:49:59 AM
Just a few days ago I viewed Good Bad Ugly on my little 7 inch Sony movie player. Wow!!

Until now I had never seen it except on tv under the usual mass audience conditions, heavy editing cuts, cheap old tv sets with their poor picture quality, so on. Never in a movie house, not even a drive in. All this time I was silly enough to believe that my viewing experience was a fair representation of the film. Then I played my CD of the uncut film. What an amazing experience.

Anyone who has likewise only ever seen it the way I did before is strongly urged to buy the uncut CD or borrow it from the library or rent it from the movie renter, and see it in a way that does it justice.  You will be glad you did.

I now am thinking that is possibly the best showcase of C E acting skills in a Western. And possibly across the board.

Never ever trust anybody that edits a movie after it has been released by the director and the movie company. Not even your local tv broadcast station.
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Post by: KC on November 27, 2013, 02:23:51 AM
Now, play it on a big screen TV with the lights down! And preferably, a few friends in the living room with you! :D

I hope you get to see the film in the theater sometime, Man With No Aim! :)
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Post by: antonis on November 27, 2013, 12:32:10 PM
I hope you get to see the film in the theater sometime, Man With No Aim! :)

This one is the first film I remember seeing in a theater.I was about 5 when my parents went me to see it.Suppose it changed my life since I'm chatting with you guys.Only had the opportunity to see it once more in a theater a long time ago.
It would be great if I ever guided my kids in a theater to see this one :)
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 27, 2013, 07:07:01 PM
Now, play it on a big screen TV with the lights down! And preferably, a few friends in the living room with you! :D

I hope you get to see the film in the theater sometime, Man With No Aim! :)

Thank you for your kind wishes. My clever plan is to view it on the 15 inch screen of my new computer (as soon as I can figure out what is my tea and what is my kettle...put me down as NOT a fan of Windows 8)) which should be a good step up.

The film has a large scale and a grandeur that was well hidden by the terrible editing and viewing conditions in which I previously had seen it. I am saddened to realize that probably the majority of its viewers have seen it only under the same limitations as myself, and therefore never had the opportunity to see the acting skill and directing talent that it contains. And the full cut reveals the social and morality commentary which is very capably presented, but lost in the tv edits.

Until now I had the impression that Tuco was somewhat of a buffoonish clown whereas in the real film, he is shown to be a fully dimensioned human and Eli Wallach acting skills are recognizable as being immensely capable. There were other big time actors than C E who would not have survived being paired with Eli, yet C E just kind of cruised through it all and not only survived but proved his own immensely capable acting skills.

When I die and go to heaven (I am not being casual in speaking of heaven, but will refrain from being preachy here and now) I expect that one of the delights WILL be to see GBU in a fine theater. Until then I suppose I will have to settle for needing to became wealthy enough to "do an Elvis" and rent the whole theater and watch it. I will invite you. No kidding.
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Post by: KC on November 27, 2013, 08:06:36 PM
I hope you will invite the whole Web Board! :D

Well, not all 4545 members ... just those of us who post here regularly. :)

I'd come!  8)
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 28, 2013, 02:21:21 AM
I hope you will invite the whole Web Board! :D

Well, not all 4545 members ... just those of us who post here regularly. :)

I'd come!  8)

Me too.  ;)
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Post by: antonis on November 28, 2013, 12:35:48 PM
In the Line of Fire


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fd/In_the_line_of_fireposter.jpg)
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 28, 2013, 10:52:39 PM
I hope you will invite the whole Web Board! :D

Well, not all 4545 members ... just those of us who post here regularly. :)

I'd come!  8)

My disclaimer is WHEN  I become wealthy enough to do it......(It has been looking like me and you both may need to exercise PATIENCE) then I will invite you. And not only YOU but every one of the 4 thousand and change members and also any innocent bystander who says Clint Who.

I reckon that I might need to rent Yankee Stadium and make the show on the Score-a-Tron screen. Does it have good enough visual sharpness? I'm not going to plan on doing this thing like a punk. I should say, like the punk THAT I AM.
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Post by: Lin Sunderland on November 29, 2013, 01:23:29 AM
My disclaimer is WHEN  I become wealthy enough to do it......(It has been looking like me and you both may need to exercise PATIENCE) then I will invite you. And not only YOU but every one of the 4 thousand and change members and also any innocent bystander who says Clint Who.

I reckon that I might need to rent Yankee Stadium and make the show on the Score-a-Tron screen. Does it have good enough visual sharpness? I'm not going to plan on doing this thing like a punk. I should say, like the punk THAT I AM.


 :2funny:
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Post by: KC on November 29, 2013, 07:51:50 AM
My disclaimer is WHEN  I become wealthy enough to do it......(It has been looking like me and you both may need to exercise PATIENCE) then I will invite you. And not only YOU but every one of the 4 thousand and change members and also any innocent bystander who says Clint Who.

I reckon that I might need to rent Yankee Stadium and make the show on the Score-a-Tron screen. Does it have good enough visual sharpness? I'm not going to plan on doing this thing like a punk. I should say, like the punk THAT I AM.

GBU at Yankee Stadium! I love it! :D

You know what, make friends with a ballplayer ... there's some of them make enough money they could afford to do that right now, and pay for peanuts and Cracker Jack for us all, while they're at it!
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 30, 2013, 01:02:57 AM
GBU at Yankee Stadium! I love it! :D

You know what, make friends with a ballplayer ... there's some of them make enough money they could afford to do that right now, and pay for peanuts and Cracker Jack for us all, while they're at it!

Yeah, peanuts and crackerjack! Or, like Babe might add, beer and hot dogs! You got a good idea, KC. This could be the start OF A WONDERFUL VIEWERSHIP. A C E Western film festival in Yankee Stadium with the fave C E Westerns on each day/night in Yankee Stadium for a week. I'm getting aroused.

Could be away dates in the summer or any (in Noo Yonk City?!) week in de Winter.

My top 7 C E Westerns....
1. GBU
2. Unforgiven
3. Pale Rider
4. Josey Wales
5. High Plains Drifter
6. Fistful Of Dollars
7. A Few Dollars More

Could be a plan.

Who's got the bucks?
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Post by: RHONDA on December 01, 2013, 10:46:31 PM
TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE :smitten: AGAIN CLINT IS AWESOME. AND HE REMINDS ME OF MY DAD IN SO MANY WAYS. :)
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 01, 2013, 10:56:03 PM
By the way, in terms of a direct response to the Forum Topic, in GBU I noticed a small number of gun anachronisms.

I thought I saw a Gatling gun in the Civil War bridge episode. Although Medical Doctor Gatling invented and promoted his gun midway in that war, according to my research, it was never actually used in combat during that conflict.

And also in that same episodw, another rather strange field gun is seen, apparently with some kind of a large capacity magazine. To the best of my knowledge, no kind of rapid fire gun was used in the CW beyond the famous 20 cartridge lever action Henry Repeating Rifle in 44 caliber and a few number of vaguely similar lever action rifles such as the Spencer (famous from Unforgiven). The Gatling, specifically, was never used in combat within the boundary of the US. It was a staple of warfaring nations round the globe until it was retired from US service in about 1912 (in all the excitement I lost count myself).

And of course, debate in this forum is famous about Blondies gun. It is obviously a modern-day replica of the 1851 Colt Navy, made with a cylinder designed to accept metal cartridges instead of the historically correct cap-and-ball ammunition. It is possible, although somewhat unlikely, that ambitious confederate gunsmith(s) could and would have manufactured such guns on such a wide scale that any little gun syore would have had such guns and Union 44 Henry cartridges in stock in every little backwoods town in the Western South in the middle of the Civil War. 

But, to quote Leone, "Its just a MOVIE!".

And GBU is a fabulous MOVIE.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on December 05, 2013, 01:18:39 PM
GBU

For me it doesn't get any better than watching Unforgiven and The Good the Bad and the Ugly when it comes to the western genre.  My two favorite westerns by far!
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Post by: higashimori on December 05, 2013, 07:44:42 PM

 " In the Line of Fire "  And following  " Jfk: 3 Shots That Changed America "


 " Hereafter "
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Post by: antonis on December 07, 2013, 12:01:56 PM
Escape from Alcatraz

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Escape_from_alcatraz.jpg)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on December 07, 2013, 12:08:53 PM
Escape from Alcatraz

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Escape_from_alcatraz.jpg)

Great movie!  Perfect for a rainy day!

Geez, what kind of childhood did you have?
Short.
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Post by: higashimori on December 09, 2013, 06:12:25 PM

 " INVICTUS "  8)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on December 17, 2013, 07:50:43 PM
Unforgiven

Watched it last night and enjoyed every minute of it.  IMO the greatest western ever made.  And it's my second favorite movie just slightly behind Rocky.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 30, 2013, 06:48:54 AM
Gran Torino was on tv recently and I watched a lot of it.  Still a very enjoyable movie and I feel one of Eastwood's best latter day-films.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 31, 2013, 08:01:02 AM
Space Cowboys.
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Post by: Sylvie on December 31, 2013, 08:04:25 AM
"Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil" :)

... and "Casper" in which he is only a quick cameo  ;) !
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 31, 2013, 08:32:22 AM
... and "Casper" in which he is only a quick cameo  ;) !

 ;D

(http://ts1.explicit.bing.net/th?id=H.4757145625561452&pid=15.1)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on January 02, 2014, 09:25:05 PM

 " Tightrope "  I have not seen for a long time.  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 04, 2014, 07:03:03 AM
" Tightrope "  I have not seen for a long time.  :)

Was a brief fight sequence with Eastwood lifted from Tightrope and used in Trouble With The Curve? 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 04, 2014, 11:13:30 AM
Was a brief fight sequence with Eastwood lifted from Tightrope and used in Trouble With The Curve? 

It's from Firefox.

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Q: There’s a very brief scene, a flashback fight in the barn. When we see Gus’ face, is that a clip from one of your old movies?

Eastwood: There are numerous selections of me pounding on somebody in various pictures along the way through the ’60’s, ’70’s, ’80’s and ’90’s. But we chose one from (1982’s) “Firefox.” That was a good piece to use because I’m wearing somewhat the right clothes. It was fine, just fine.

http://www.examiner.com/article/clint-eastwood-fields-questions-about-trouble-with-with-curve

We discussed it here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/?topic=9408.0

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 05, 2014, 01:45:17 AM
Just about a hour ago I finished watching Back To The Future Part III. In it Clint Eastwood's skill with a six shooter is just about as impressive as in Magnum Force in the annual shooting contest.

It is a very well made film and is grand entertainment. And it is a very realistic, accurate, period piece,  for 1955, 1885, and 1985! I especially like Doc's classic Packard. Where is the ENVY smiley?

Huh? You don't recollect Clint Eastwood being in the time-travel trilogy?

You better watch BTTFP3 again. You can't miss him. Clint Eastwood is the main character throughout most of the entire film.

And he even rides a hoss too.  8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Walt on January 05, 2014, 08:30:58 AM
I watched Blood Work a few days ago. I wasn't all that impressed with it when it came out but it's actually a decent enough little thriller. More of a TV movie of the week feel to it but aside from Jeff Daniels who was hopelessly miscast, I enjoyed it much more this time around
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 07, 2014, 12:56:38 PM
I watched Blood Work a few days ago. I wasn't all that impressed with it when it came out but it's actually a decent enough little thriller. More of a TV movie of the week feel to it but aside from Jeff Daniels who was hopelessly miscast, I enjoyed it much more this time around

I felt the same way about it, initially.  It has grown on me a littel over the years.  I agree about Daniels being miscast. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 09, 2014, 11:32:00 PM
Sudden Impact. Just about a hour ago.

It is a very well made film. I recommend it for anybody who is an Eastwood fan. Or is not. Probably if you are not yet an Eastwood fan, you will be after seeing this  one.

First a question...there is a boss cop Briggs in this one, looking much younger than the Briggs who went up in smoke ten years earlier. Does anybody know if there was supposed to be connection between the two characters? Of course it may be just another of those puzzlers that Mr. Clint is famous for letting sprout up in his films.

Second another second question....in the first action scene in the film, I heard first a click that sounded like a double action revolver being finger pulled through on an empty chamber, then two shots with all equal intervals. I have a sincerely sadistic nature that I keep deeply hidden and firmly controlled. Most of the time anyway. OK, some of the time. Alright, alright, I confess, I think I did it once. Maybe. If I were perpetrating an intensely felt act of revenge, first pulling the trigger on an "empty" gun would be a satisfactory sadistic act. Was anything ever said about this in any interviews or comments that have been published?
Refer to above paragraph.

I have read erroneous comments before in this site about the Automag 44 pistol. The Automag was a 44 caliber, but otherwise had no connection to the revolver 44 Magnums. The cartridge and the bullet were completely different, the Automag was much more powerful. Revolver 44 Magnum cartridges could not be used in it. The Automag was so powerful, that, even if you were Zaphod Beebelbrox, it could blow both your heads clean off.

This was a completely satisfying movie. The original Dirty Harry movie, , Dirty Harry, was such a departure from contemporary cop movies that it had a greater impact relative to its immanent culture. But if I were viewing all the DH movies right now for the first time, I would rank Sudden Impact my favorite DH movie.

I saw Dirty Harry in a downtown movie house on its original release and so I recognized its relationship to contemporary culture in 1971 or whenever, therefore it had more of a consciousness-raising experience on me than any of the other films in the serial could have had.

Go see it. Plenty of thud and blunder action, plenty of intense psycho-drama, plenty of Clint Eastwood.

And that lovely Automag.  :D Where is the green with envy smiley?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 10, 2014, 12:02:45 AM

First a question...there is a cop Briggs in this one, much younger than the Briggs who went up in smoke ten years earlier. Does anybody know if there was supposed to be connection between the two characters? Of course it may be just another of those puzzlers that Mr. Clint is famous for letting sprout up in his films.

See this thread, and the threads linked to in it:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/?topic=5974.0

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Second another question....in the first action scene in the film, I heard first a click that sounded like a double action revolver being finger pulled through on an empty chamber, then two shots with all equal intervals. I have a sincerely sadistic nature that I keep deeply hidden and firmly controlled. Most of the time anyway. OK, some of the time. If I were perpetrating an intensely felt act of revenge, first pulling the trigger on an "empty" gun would be a satisfactory sadistic act. Was anything ever said about this in any interviews or comments that have been published?

I can't recall any time this was commented on in an interview, and I'd have to watch the film again to catch the moment you're talking about; I've never noticed it.  It does sound like it would give the scene a bit of a sadistic edge.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 10, 2014, 12:36:10 AM
KC, thank you very very much for digging up these prior references and discussions to interesting Clint subjects!!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on January 10, 2014, 12:57:25 PM
Watched two great Eastwood movies last night that I got for Christmas.

Million Dollar Baby
Trouble with the Curve
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 10, 2014, 02:01:02 PM
Watched two great Eastwood movies last night that I got for Christmas.

Million Dollar Baby
Trouble with the Curve

Very nice holiday gifts!  I've seen MDB a few times but TWTC only once, upon it's release and did enjoy it.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 10, 2014, 11:34:23 PM
The Enforcer.

Finished viewing it round about an hour ago.

It is a very well made film, good acting from all parties, good special effects, good everything. It is a perfectly fitting presentation of the growth of the development of the maturing of the DH persona as it is serially revealed in the sequence of DH films.

This film is a rich source of visual imagery of the San Francisco environs, and has wakened me to recognizing that all the DH films add up to a great tavelogue. I feel like I have gotten to know what its like living there.

Tine Daly gave a delightful performance, it was like watching a documentary of a "real" person actually living her "real" life in the circumstances of the screenplay. And true also for all the players. I have begun to notice, or, realize, that this is very often true of the C E films I have seen. One aspect of her performance I especially enjoyed was the steady increase of how she was becoming charmed by her partner, even though he was not obviously trying to beguile her. Excellent acting.

For some reason I have been mistakenly remembering that Harry's gun was the variant of the SW 29 having the smooth cylinder like the Ruger Super Blackhawk or the Colt 1851 Navy. During my recent phase of catching up on the DH films, I have noticed that his gun is actually the variant with a fluted cylinder. I suppose my increasing maturity is really beginning to show up as an increasingly tricky memory. Or maybe I have been inadvertently jumping to alternate parallel universes without immediately noticing it. Hope I soon get to the one in which I am rich.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 11, 2014, 05:07:49 AM
Play Misty For Me.

Not too long ago. maybe about an hour.

A surprising number of baseball players have hit home runs over 500 feet.

Babe Ruth is credited with a home run that went 601 feet. I think it was in Yankee Stadium. The old, real, Yankee Stadium.

Mickey Mantle hit 3 (or was it 4...in all the excitement, I lost count myself) home runs that traveled 0ver 700 feet. The Mick could hit a ball.

Play Misty For Me is an 800 foot home run.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 11, 2014, 09:16:31 AM
The Enforcer.

Finished viewing it round about an hour ago.

It is a very well made film, good acting from all parties, good special effects, good everything. It is a perfectly fitting presentation of the growth of the development of the maturing of the DH persona as it is serially revealed in the sequence of DH films.

This film is a rich source of visual imagery of the San Francisco environs, and has wakened me to recognizing that all the DH films add up to a great tavelogue. I feel like I have gotten to know what its like living there.

Tine Daly gave a delightful performance, it was like watching a documentary of a "real" person actually living her "real" life in the circumstances of the screenplay. And true also for all the players. I have begun to notice, or, realize, that this is very often true of the C E films I have seen. One aspect of her performance I especially enjoyed was the steady increase of how she was becoming charmed by her partner, even though he was not obviously trying to beguile her. Excellent acting.

For some reason I have been mistakenly remembering that Harry's gun was the variant of the SW 29 having the smooth cylinder like the Ruger Super Blackhawk or the Colt 1851 Navy. During my recent phase of catching up on the DH films, I have noticed that his gun is actually the variant with a fluted cylinder. I suppose my increasing maturity is really beginning to show up as an increasingly tricky memory. Or maybe I have been inadvertently jumping to alternate parallel universes without immediately noticing it. Hope I soon get to the one in which I am rich.

I very much enjoy The Enforcer, one of my favorites of the Dirty Harry series.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 11, 2014, 09:17:03 AM
Play Misty For Me.

Not too long ago. maybe about an hour.

A surprising number of baseball players have hit home runs over 500 feet.

Babe Ruth is credited with a home run that went 601 feet. I think it was in Yankee Stadium. The old, real, Yankee Stadium.

Mickey Mantle hit 3 (or was it 4...in all the excitement, I lost count myself) home runs that traveled 0ver 700 feet. The Mick could hit a ball.

Play Misty For Me is an 800 foot home run.

This one is always interesting to watch and Jessica Walter was fantastic.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 11, 2014, 10:47:52 PM
The Eiger Sanction. Round two hours back.

Wow!!!

Superb casting, superb acting, superb photography, superb screenwriting, superb everything.

Watched it on my little 7 inch Sony movie player. This film must be just simply overwhelming if viewed in a movie house with a really big wide screen. If anyone is reading this who has seen it on a wide screen, please comment and tell us how you felt about it. If I saw it under more realistic circumstances, I would have to be strapped to a chair bolted to the floor, strapped in with the multi point belts from a fighter jet. I do not have a fear of heights. But, you see, I have a fear of FALLING.

Once upon a time I was in the Sears Tower on the top floor observation floor, standing next to the window glass and looking straight down....not the slightest concern.  Through the main part of this film I was in constant fear of falling because of the utter realism it made me feel.

Me, standing on the top of the Totem Pole? No way. Beam be DOWN, Scotty. NOW!!! This movie made me feel like like I was right there with Clint and George, standing on a surface the size of a pool table 600 feet up wif no guard rail. OK, I'm exaggerating. It is actually about the size of a billiard table.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 11, 2014, 11:05:18 PM
MWNA, if you can keep your fear of falling in check, I really would recommend you make an effort to see it on something with a screen a bit larger than 7". ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 11, 2014, 11:38:47 PM
KC, thanks for your subtle hint that Eiger may be uber realism in a real movie house.

I have learned during many years of serious scientific experimentation that calming my central nervous system with beverage alcohol has statistically seemed to enhance my ability to fall as opposed to my normal reaction to be afraid to fall. I have therefore devised a clever plan. WHEN (please note I did not say IF) I become wealthy enuff to do the Elvis and rent the whole theater, I will first have a nice long meeting with Captain Jack Daniels and then perhaps not fear falling during the terrifying realism of Eiger Sanction.

PS  I promise you that you will be invited if you wish.  You should bring your own Jack just in case I have used up all of mine.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: antonis on January 12, 2014, 10:59:39 AM
Sunday ...

a)You decide to spend the morning in bed

b)You call your kids to lay beside you

c)You watch Two Mules for Sister Sara

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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 12, 2014, 12:17:09 PM
Sounds like a lovely Sunday morning!  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on January 12, 2014, 02:02:10 PM
Unforgiven
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Doug on January 12, 2014, 02:48:14 PM
KC, thanks for your subtle hint that Eiger may be uber realism in a real movie house.

I think the subtle hint was that there exists something between your 7" screen and a full-size cinema.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 13, 2014, 05:58:30 AM
I think the subtle hint was that there exists something between your 7" screen and a full-size cinema.

?

About a month ago, I wrote somewhere on this site that I also use my 15 inch laptop to watch movies, but, it is much more convenient for me to (once upon a time) use one of my now deceased 10 inch laptops or my 7 inch Sony player. Thanks anyway for your epiphany.

Twenty years ago today, give or take,  I walked into an electronics store and saw an amazing sight. It was during the baseball season. Often they will broadcast a shot from a center field camera that is just over the pitchers shoulder looking in at home plate. There was a quite large screen in the middle of the store and as I walked near it I was noticing that the image of the pitcher was just about my own height. The realism of that situation impressed me. I nearly felt like I was there in the stadium standing close to the pitcher. That is the sensation of uber realism that I was writing about. While I was watching Eiger on my itty bitty movie player, I realized that many of the mountaineering scenes would have photographed images of mountain climbers and associated stuff that would appear close to actual size on a really big screen. Such a situation could provide a rather intense sense of realism.

I took it to be a bit of subtle friendly humor in the repartee between KC and myself. I hope and trust that KC "got it" and did not somehow mistakenly take my response in any negative way. I hope you "got it" too, Doug. 


edit note: My original post contained a typo error. I mistakenly addressed Doug as "Dave". This mistake was completely unintentional and I have no idea why brain did a backflip. If Doug was offended in any way or for any reason, I humbly apologize.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Doug on January 13, 2014, 04:37:28 PM
Thanks anyway for your epiphany.

You're welcome.


I hope you "got it" too, Dave.

Not really, Hal.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 14, 2014, 12:21:03 AM
You're welcome.

Thank you for thanking me.


Not really, Hal.

Dont worry about not "getting it". It will never make any difference in your life.


I unintentionally called you "Dave" in a previous post. If this has caused you grief for any reason I deeply regret it and offer you my humble apology.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 14, 2014, 10:41:36 PM
The Beguiled. Just a fistful of minutes ago.

WOW!! again. Another must-see for any Eastwood fan, and a film sure to turn any nonfan into a fan. Perfect screenplay, casting, acting, whatever. Its another great showcase for the full range of acting talent for Clint and every other actor. 

Its an impeccable period piece that accurately captured the likeness of the Deep South and Baton Rouge especially. The films focus on emotional/ psychological drama is done to perfection.

Huh? You say that as a period piece, the guns were perfect, the house was perfect, the moss on the trees was perfect, the matches were perfect, the lamps were perfect, everything was perfect, BUT, you think the playing cards were too "modern" and too pretty? Well, its like this....playing cards have looked the same way for a long time now. Its kind of like the baseball tradition whereby the basics, the balls and bats and other stuff stay the same. And in a prim and proper girls school a deck of gambling cards left behind by a long gone ex half owner could easily have been unused and pretty until a Darn Yankee soldier happened to (literally) drop in.   

See it. You'll be glad you did.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 14, 2014, 10:50:59 PM
You're really having yourself quite the Clint-a-thon, MWNA! 8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on January 14, 2014, 11:04:09 PM
Escape From Alcatraz

Did a lot of fingernail biting watching this one! ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 14, 2014, 11:16:03 PM
You're really having yourself quite the Clint-a-thon, MWNA! 8)

And what a delight it is!

I'm glad that fate (more properly called, in my humble (?) opinion, the will of the Lord) made it turn out so that it is at a later time in my life, when I have frivolized away a lot of my immaturity, I have now had the opportunity to view important films that illustrate important lessons in our human psyche and interpersonal relationships. Now I am able to somewhat grasp the important points that could have easily escaped from my even more immaturer younger self.

Better late than never. And perhaps better late per se.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Cass Dowdy on January 20, 2014, 06:21:02 PM
High Plains Drifter
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 20, 2014, 09:11:27 PM
Drifter is a fine movie and one of my favorite Eastwood films.

As he rides into town down Main Street, the horse hooves stamp out a rythm that reminds me of Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Earl Scruggs banjoist). The irregular beat is very musical to me.

And the non-shootout  :o  a few minutes later in the saloon is one of my favorite scenes in an Eastwood film.  :laugh:

Much to enjoy in High Plains Drifter. I need to watch it again soon. Thanks for the reminder.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 31, 2014, 01:37:31 PM
Escape From Alcatraz and High Plains Drifter are 2 of the first Eastwood movies I ever saw.  I still consider them to be 2 of his best films. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on February 07, 2014, 08:45:22 PM

 " Blood Work "
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Lin Sunderland on February 08, 2014, 08:43:06 AM
Hereafter.

I found a few 'bits' I had missed in the first few viewings.

Of course I found Palooka and watched the visit to the Charles Dickens museum closely.  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 09, 2014, 09:51:30 PM
Escape From Alcatraz and High Plains Drifter are 2 of the first Eastwood movies I ever saw.  I still consider them to be 2 of his best films. 

Have never yet seen Alcatraz. I expect it is a good treat in store for me.

Have never yet seen Drifter in an original, uncut, version. Only on old square screen analog tv in the usual murderously cut broadcast tv way. But even with that being the case, Drifter has been one of my own personally highest rated Eastwood films. But they are ALL so good that it would be easy to rank all 100 or whatever as being tied for BEST!


PS.....To honor the Thread Name, the last Eastwood film I watched was Sudden Impact, in snippets, to play detective to figure out if there was a filming gaffe in whether Detective Callahan had two different Automag cases even though they were supposed to be the same.

No I'm not spoiling it for you HERE.  Go and suffer  ;D  through watching  one of the best Harry films and see for yourself.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 10, 2014, 08:13:51 AM
" Blood Work "

Wow, it's been quite some time since I've watched this film.  I'm going to have to set some time aside.  Not the greatest ending but still good to see Eastwood acting.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Elizabeth77 on February 10, 2014, 07:48:27 PM
A Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More

I first watched Clint's films in the order that I could get my hands on them.  I now own nearly all of them from A Fistful of Dollars down to the present, so I decided to start at the beginning and work through them all if I can.  The two mentioned above were the first Eastwood films I ever saw.  They were both as good as ever this time, but For A Few Dollars More remains my favorite of the first three.  My parakeet thinks Ennio Morricone's soundtracks are the best and twittered along.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on February 10, 2014, 08:16:29 PM
Your parakeet needs to be on YouTube! :D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on February 14, 2014, 04:27:27 AM
True Crime Maybe not among his best films but still very entertaining,great cast and solid plot.

The Bridges Of Madison county Still in top 5 of my all time best Eastwood films.

Honkytonk Man I rarely watch this and I wonder why as the film is highly entertaining with great acting from Clint and Kyle Eastwood...also the music in the film is good too.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: antonis on February 16, 2014, 12:28:31 PM
MDB

...once again

What a film
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Elizabeth77 on February 20, 2014, 06:27:12 PM
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly  O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on February 27, 2014, 08:42:53 PM

 '' Where Eagles Dare ''   8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 27, 2014, 09:54:37 PM
MDB

...once again

What a film


I hate to look so stupid so often. But I have had so much practice that I ought to be used to it by now.

I'm having a Brain Freeze and cant get my brain into gear.

What is MDB?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 27, 2014, 09:58:46 PM
OH!

I got it.


Million Dollar Baby? Right?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on February 27, 2014, 11:05:36 PM
I do prefer it if the names of Eastwood's films aren't abbreviated. ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 28, 2014, 06:44:43 AM
I do prefer it if the names of Eastwood's films aren't abbreviated. ;)

I agree.  When I see MDB the first thing I confuse it with is IMDB....   :P
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Doug on April 01, 2014, 01:43:39 AM
EFA.


 >:D I mean... Escape from Alcatraz. Streamed it on Netflix, and then watched the documentary called something like the Real Story of the Escape from Alcatraz.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Sylvie on April 01, 2014, 05:03:15 AM
Million Dollar Baby
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on April 01, 2014, 05:51:27 AM
Magnum Force was on one night and Dirty Harry the next.  I only watched about a minute of each but I've seen the Dirty Harry series (like many an Eastwood film) multiple times that at this point it doesn't matter because I'm so familiar with them all it takes is a glimpse and I remember the entire film.  Great stuff.  At some point I've got to watch my Blu ray Dirty Harry set.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on April 17, 2014, 08:59:28 PM

 '' Unforgiven ''
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hemlock on April 18, 2014, 01:34:34 AM
White Hunter Black Heart.Not a fan of the film but still it`s okay-ish film.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on April 19, 2014, 11:13:55 PM
I watched The Enforcer dubbed in German in a hotel recently.... still enjoyed it... Funny thing, cos I dont speak German I found myself listening to the score more intently than usual...
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on April 20, 2014, 12:19:48 AM
It's the one "Harry" film without a Lalo Schifrin score. How do you think the Fielding score compares to what Schifrin did for the others in the series?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on April 20, 2014, 03:20:50 AM
Not had much experience with dubbed films and have always wondered......Do the voices ever sound like the original actors voices?

In this specific case, for example, did Clint's voice actually sound like Clint?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on April 20, 2014, 09:25:55 AM
Not had much experience with dubbed films and have always wondered......Do the voices ever sound like the original actors voices?

In this specific case, for example, did Clint's voice actually sound like Clint?

See ... that is, hear for yourself. I only found one brief scene from The Enforcer ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R608QvHle_4

but here's a key scene from Sudden Impact. (The dubbing actor says the three best-known words in English.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyQ295GRZss
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on May 07, 2014, 01:50:26 PM
EFA.


 >:D I mean... Escape from Alcatraz. Streamed it on Netflix, and then watched the documentary called something like the Real Story of the Escape from Alcatraz.
s

I watched the same thing last night!  I bought Escape from Alcatraz on dvd for $4 at Walmart.  And after watching the movie I watched the documentary on Netflix over at my parents house.  Very interesting documentary.  It is highly unlikely that they made it.  But still there's that slim chance that they did and could have ended up in another country.  I believe that they either drowned from hypothermia or exhaustion or from sharks.  But its a mystery and that's what makes it so fascinating.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on May 07, 2014, 03:37:45 PM
I've watched that same documentary about the real story behind the escape from Alcatraz that Doug and Rawhide have mentioned. They do mention the Eastwood movie in it, so it's not entirely off-topic for me to just mention it! :D

And the last Eastwood movie I watched was The Dead Pool.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on May 13, 2014, 08:43:11 AM


               Tarantula
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 13, 2014, 11:11:34 AM

               Tarantula

"Eastwood" film?  That's awesome!  O0

Prepping for Firefox?

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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on May 13, 2014, 03:24:25 PM


Well Jed, I watch it more for Mara Corday...But Eastwood is quite good for his 2 minute role.
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Post by: Sylvie on June 18, 2014, 07:44:25 AM
(http://cdn-premiere.ladmedia.fr/var/premiere/storage/images/racine/film/jersey-boys-3802172/69333738-27-fre-FR/Jersey-Boys_portrait_w193h257.jpg)

JERSEY BOYS

First day on French screen

Only 3 in the wide movie theatre ... a couple of old people and myself ... they sang all the songs ! :)
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Post by: higashimori on June 18, 2014, 07:11:24 PM

 '' Jersey Boys " was The Premier in France last Monday! At The Champs-Elysées Film Festival.  8)
 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on June 23, 2014, 06:13:07 AM
Over this past weekend I thoroughly enjoyed watching Pale Rider, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven.  I've seen each of these repeatedly and the last 2 have always been favorites.  I didn't exptect to enjoy seeing Pale Rider again as much as I did and am considering watching it again sooner than later.  For the most part, Eastwood westerns are among the best of the genre and he only made 10! 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on June 23, 2014, 05:20:20 PM
Over this past weekend I thoroughly enjoyed watching Pale Rider, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven.  I've seen each of these repeatedly and the last 2 have always been favorites.  I didn't exptect to enjoy seeing Pale Rider again as much as I did and am considering watching it again sooner than later.  For the most part, Eastwood westerns are among the best of the genre and he only made 10!

Yap those three are also among my favorites.  I also really enjoy watching Pale Rider.  The whole preacher thing is pretty cool.  I feel like Pale Rider may be Eastwood's most underrated western to some people.  But to me it is among my favorites and I always enjoy watching it once every yr!
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Post by: Jed Cooper on June 23, 2014, 06:13:06 PM
Yap those three are also among my favorites.  I also really enjoy watching Pale Rider.  The whole preacher thing is pretty cool.  I feel like Pale Rider may be Eastwood's most underrated western to some people.  But to me it is among my favorites and I always enjoy watching it once every yr!

Fans could enjoy one a month annually, but Clint's behind by 2 westerns!  I think I'll rest on having enjoyed Pale Rider for a month or so and watch it again.  I know what you mean about it being underrated, kind of like Magnun Force in the Dirty Harry series.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on June 24, 2014, 05:32:25 PM
Fans could enjoy one a month annually, but Clint's behind by 2 westerns!  I think I'll rest on having enjoyed Pale Rider for a month or so and watch it again.  I know what you mean about it being underrated, kind of like Magnun Force in the Dirty Harry series.

Exactly right on about Magnum Force many people feel that way.  But I personally enjoyed Magnum Force very much.  Magnum Force to me is the second best Harry movie behind Dirty Harry.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on June 25, 2014, 05:34:57 AM
Exactly right on about Magnum Force many people feel that way.  But I personally enjoyed Magnum Force very much.  Magnum Force to me is the second best Harry movie behind Dirty Harry.

That's very interesting.  Shortly after Sudden Impact came out, Magnum Force was my least favorite but I've come to appreciate it more over the years.  I enjoy the first three the best, not necessarily in that order because I like The Enforcer more.  These days I can take or leave the last two but it's great having the whole series on Blu-ray. 
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Post by: Gant on June 26, 2014, 10:55:13 AM
Honkytonk Man

I watched this again last night with a bottle of wine for company and enjoyed it as much.. if not more more than ever..Im always seeing new things in this movie... and I think it finally dawned on me... Honkytonk Man is my favourite Clint Eastwood film... to date
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Post by: Jed Cooper on June 26, 2014, 11:17:44 AM
Honkytonk Man

I watched this again last night with a bottle of wine for company and enjoyed it as much.. if not more more than ever..Im always seeing new things in this movie... and I think it finally dawned on me... Honkytonk Man is my favourite Clint Eastwood film... to date

I remember Tender Mercies being compared to this film when it first came out.  I haven't seen the Duvall film but it was on recently and I decided to program my dvr to capture it.  Honkytonk Man took a bit to grow on me... I remember cracking up at the sight of Eastwood singing but after watching it a couple more times I began to like it.  That inspired me to pick up the soundtrack and I enjoyed it very much.  For me, this film goes hand in hand with White Hunter, Black Heart in that it's definitely not a typical Eastwood western or cop movie.  I think Clint did very well in both of these character studies.   
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Post by: macDave on July 04, 2014, 08:17:33 AM
Here in Scotland, I was lucky enough to catch a rare cinema screening of Dirty Harry at the Glasgow Film Theatre.
It was billed as a Father's Day screening and was a one off performance on a Sunday afternoon.  Much of the audience was indeed fathers accompanied by sons (and daughters,) many of whom would be seeing Harry on the big screen for the first time.
Don't need to tell you how good it was and Lalo Schifrin's score is especially good at cinema volume.
I would love to see more Clint Classics getting another cinema run.
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Post by: KC on July 04, 2014, 11:19:17 AM
Lucky you, macDave! Thanks for the report.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 04, 2014, 11:24:15 PM
Escape From Alcatraz.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 05, 2014, 10:47:51 PM
Million Dollar Baby.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 06, 2014, 08:30:48 PM
Documentary.  Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story.
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Post by: futureactor on July 07, 2014, 04:42:13 AM
Any Which Way You Can.................................Right turn Clide.
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Post by: Sylvie on July 08, 2014, 02:28:02 PM
"Tightrope"  (La Corde Raide),  tonight  :police:
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 08, 2014, 02:37:15 PM
Pale Rider.  Again.  Well, only had time for 1/2 last night and am hoping to finish tonight.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 08, 2014, 07:35:13 PM
Ok, so I just finished watching the 2nd half of Pale Rider.  This movie is beginning to grow on me because I've watched it twice recently and came away liking it a little more each time. I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I like this film very much.  This time around I noticed how well Michael Moriarty was at delivering his campfire speech.  I enjoyed that scene for the first time at this most recent viewing.  I haven't seen Moriarty in much else but did enjoy his acting in Law & Order.  I'm definitely hooked, because I may even watch Pale Rider again sometime soon.  I couldn't help but notice that Moriarty's left hand appeared to be in a cast after the scene where he's saved from a beating by LaHood's men.  It was hard to tell because it looked like he was trying to keep it out of sight while steering the horse-driven carriage.

Well, to land the plane it feels good to finally appreciate Pale Rider.  It took long enough, but I now join the ranks of those who consider this to be a very good movie.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 13, 2014, 07:09:33 PM
Paint Your Wagon.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 16, 2014, 05:19:49 AM
Tightrope.
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Post by: -satu- on July 17, 2014, 02:52:05 PM
Kelly's Heroes. I had actually never seen it entirely. I was surprised I really enjoyed it :)
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Post by: Sylvie on July 18, 2014, 01:35:20 AM
Josey Wales  :)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 18, 2014, 05:06:28 AM
Kelly's Heroes. I had actually never seen it entirely. I was surprised I really enjoyed it :)

Glad you enjoyed it, Satu.  I've only come to appreciate this movie in the past few years and am looking forward to seeing it again, maybe over winter. 
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 18, 2014, 05:10:39 AM
Josey Wales  :)

I just watched this again recently, myself.  Funny how Eastwood began his western movie career with a trilogy and his last 3 couldn't be more different; Wales, Rider and Unforgiven.  I've said this before, too, but it's also funny how somebody who's only made a fraction of western movies over the course of his lengthy and successful career, is and will be remembered in a big way as one of the most popular and iconic western movie stars of all time. 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 18, 2014, 12:11:12 PM
I just watched this again recently, myself.  Funny how Eastwood began his western movie career with a trilogy and his last 3 couldn't be more different; Wales, Rider and Unforgiven.  I've said this before, too, but it's also funny how somebody who's only made a fraction of western movies over the course of his lengthy and successful career, is and will be remembered in a big way as one of the most popular and iconic western movie stars of all time.

Ya I agree Jed!  That just shows you how great all of his westerns are and how great he is in them.   I would take quality over quantity any day.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 18, 2014, 12:16:18 PM
Ya I agree Jed!  That just shows you how great all of his westerns are and how great he is in them.   I would take quality over quantity any day.

It'd be great to see all of these on the big screen.  I've only seen 3.  Maybe 2 a day over a 5 day period.   
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 18, 2014, 12:37:03 PM
It'd be great to see all of these on the big screen.  I've only seen 3.  Maybe 2 a day over a 5 day period.

Oh man that would be awesome!  Espicially the Leone trilogy.  Instead I have to settle on my 42" LED screen.
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Post by: Gant on July 19, 2014, 07:59:27 AM
I got in late last night and caught the last 20 mins of Dirty Harry.... Never dates, never loses its power... The scenes on the bus with Andy Robinson are brilliant and the end showdown always grips.... Amazing movie...
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Post by: Perry on July 19, 2014, 12:25:29 PM


              The First Traveling Saleslady.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 21, 2014, 06:04:41 AM
Channel surfing last night and what do I come across??? ...Pale Rider! 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 21, 2014, 03:15:00 PM
Channel surfing last night and what do I come across??? ...Pale Rider!

Did you watch it again Jed? :) 
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 22, 2014, 04:45:15 AM
Did you watch it again Jed? :)

Just a few minutes.  It was the scene where Megan tells Preacher she loves him.  I'm on a kick with this movie lately so I may just watch it again very soon.  I've loaned it to a friend at work who hasn't seen it yet and am curious to know his thoughts on it. 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 22, 2014, 02:02:18 PM
I also like Pale Rider alot as well. Just something funny about Eastwood pretending to be a preacher and everything.  It is a very good movie In my opinion!
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 26, 2014, 03:01:12 PM
A Perfect World

This film still holds up well after 21 years. The emotional impact of some scenes still hits me like it did when I first saw the film back in 1993.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 27, 2014, 06:26:35 PM
Pale Rider

Yes, again. I watched the whole thing and it seems like these days I can't get enough of this movie. I can't explain why but am happy to finally enjoy watching this film and looking forward to seeing it again sooner than later. I think I've gone out of my way to watch Pale Rider 3 times now in the past month or two. Now I'm curious to see if my opinion will change the next time I see Joe Kidd and Two Mules For Sister Sara. The common thread being these were my 3 least favorite Eastwood westerns.  What's great about my opinion having changed from disliking Pale Rider so much in the recent past to enjoying it now is because of my prior distaste for it, I didn't return to it nearly as much as the films by Clint that I do enjoy. The same thing happened with Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare and Firefox.  Now that I've had a change of heart and do like these films, they're almost new by comparison and that only adds to the enjoyment of seeing them again.  I wonder when I"ll throw Pale Rider in again!  I'm definitely planning on watching Two Mules For Sister Sara and Joe Kidd again, very soon.
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on July 28, 2014, 03:14:54 AM
A Perfect World

This film still holds up well after 21 years. The emotional impact of some scenes still hits me like it did when I first saw the film back in 1993.


Yes. This film has so many likeable facets.

I'll get one facet out of the way and then focus on other things. For a male viewer, Laura Dern is fabulous eye candy. And delivers a convincing acting performance.

Kevin Cosner is genuinely convincing and cons us into liking a character that is a true homicidal psycho. A formidable acting performance. And what a great delivery of such a great line...."Getting shot two different times in one day. That's a personal record."

And earlier when the Clint character is arguing the merits of the Governor's soon-to-be- stolen tater tots....priceless. And later when the Clint character explains his actions by saying...."Because I never said WHEN."

This film has a lot of good features .

I recommend it. Come to think of it, I can't think of a Clint acting film that I have seen that I won't recommend. Or, that I haven't seen.

 
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on July 28, 2014, 03:27:33 AM
Pale Rider

Yes, again. I watched the whole thing and it seems like these days I can't get enough of this movie. I can't explain why but am happy to finally enjoy watching this film and looking forward to seeing it again sooner than later. I think I've gone out of my way to watch Pale Rider 3 times now in the past month or two. Now I'm curious to see if my opinion will change the next time I see Joe Kidd and Two Mules For Sister Sara. The common thread being these were my 3 least favorite Eastwood westerns.  What's great about my opinion having changed from disliking Pale Rider so much in the recent past to enjoying it now is because of my prior distaste for it, I didn't return to it nearly as much as the films by Clint that I do enjoy. The same thing happened with Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare and Firefox.  Now that I've had a change of heart and do like these films, they're almost new by comparison and that only adds to the enjoyment of seeing them again.  I wonder when I"ll throw Pale Rider in again!  I'm definitely planning on watching Two Mules For Sister Sara and Joe Kidd again, very soon.


I'm going thru the same kind of happy discovery of Clint films. It seems like the more of them I watch for the first time, or, watch under good viewing conditions instead of the dismal way i may have watched them in earlier years, the much better I appreciate them.

As might have been mentioned before, Preacher wears the BADDEST hat I have ever seen on any cowboy.

His horse is pretty too.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 28, 2014, 05:47:46 AM
I missed the opportunity to see A Perfect World on the big screen and remember being relieved I didn't waste my money when I'd gotten around to seeing it on video.  Since then, I've come to like this film and wonder if I'll like it any more now than the last time I'd seen it.  It's been a few years and I did come away with an appreciation for the film then so now, with what's been happening with Pale Rider and other films I didn't care for much previously, A Perfect World is a perfect candidate for me to watch again.

I used to dislike Eastwood's wardrobe in Pale Rider but like the film, it's grown on me over the years.  I've always liked the long coat.  I agree about the horse and funny you mention it because I was thinking the same thing in the very last frame the horse appeared in.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 28, 2014, 02:30:01 PM
I missed the opportunity to see A Perfect World on the big screen and remember being relieved I didn't waste my money when I'd gotten around to seeing it on video.  Since then, I've come to like this film and wonder if I'll like it any more now than the last time I'd seen it.  It's been a few years and I did come away with an appreciation for the film then so now, with what's been happening with Pale Rider and other films I didn't care for much previously, A Perfect World is a perfect candidate for me to watch again.

I used to dislike Eastwood's wardrobe in Pale Rider but like the film, it's grown on me over the years.  I've always liked the long coat.  I agree about the horse and funny you mention it because I was thinking the same thing in the very last frame the horse appeared in.

I have found this to happen to me alot as well.  Sometimes when I first watch a certain movie I might not like it very much but when I watch it a couple more times it kinda grows on me and then the next thing I know I've got it in my dvd collection.  A couple examples are Napolean Dynamite.  When I first watched this movie I thought it was stupid and ridiculous.  But after watching it a few more times and taking it for what it was suppose to be which is to make people laugh.  I actually like it and think it's pretty funny and I now own it on dvd.  And step brothers with Will Ferrell.  First time I watched it I thought how ridiculous and corny.  And I didnt care for it at all.  But I watched it a few more times when it was shown on tv and for some reason it made me laugh alot and it has really grown on me as well.  I also now own it on dvd as well.  These two movies dont require you to think and there not meant to be masterpieces.  There for making you laugh and that's it.  And I think it's great to own some movies like that where you dont have to think much but laugh alot.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 29, 2014, 05:53:23 AM
I have found this to happen to me alot as well.  Sometimes when I first watch a certain movie I might not like it very much but when I watch it a couple more times it kinda grows on me and then the next thing I know I've got it in my dvd collection.  A couple examples are Napolean Dynamite.  When I first watched this movie I thought it was stupid and ridiculous.  But after watching it a few more times and taking it for what it was suppose to be which is to make people laugh.  I actually like it and think it's pretty funny and I now own it on dvd.  And step brothers with Will Ferrell.  First time I watched it I thought how ridiculous and corny.  And I didnt care for it at all.  But I watched it a few more times when it was shown on tv and for some reason it made me laugh alot and it has really grown on me as well.  I also now own it on dvd as well.  These two movies dont require you to think and there not meant to be masterpieces.  There for making you laugh and that's it.  And I think it's great to own some movies like that where you dont have to think much but laugh alot.

That's very interesting, R7, how about the reverse?  I remember liking Sudden Impact, Heartbreak Ridge and The Dead Pool very much when I first saw them.  As time wore on, I found I wasn't enjoying them much at all.  Funny how I used to consider Pale Rider one of Eastwood's worst but now enjoy it more than these 3.  I  have kind of come back around to liking them again but overall I'm not very fond of Clint's 1980's movies.  I'd say my favorites are Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, Honkytonk Man, Tightrope and Pale Rider.  That's half of the movies he starred in for that decade.   
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 04, 2014, 09:40:34 PM
Yes the reverse has happened to me as well.  It's actually kind of weird how this happens.  I mean there are movies when I watch them for the very first time I thought wow that was a really great movie.  Then when I watch it again I'm like well I really dont like it as much as I did the first time I watched it.  I guess the newness excitement of something new and different wears off a little. And sometimes I might not feel well or might be in some what of a bad mood or maybe tired/sleepy while watching it which in turn may take some of the luster away from a movie that I really like a a tot. That's why I usually only watch all of my movies I own on dvd just once a year.  Occasionally I might watch one twice a yr or more like if it comes on tv or something.  Like I already watched What About Bob on my dvd a few months ago and I watched it again on tv the other night.  And I'm actually going to watch Jaws tonight even though I already watched it last week.  But I watched it kinda late and was tired so I did'nt enjoy it as much so I'm going to watch it again tonight.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 05, 2014, 05:30:24 AM
^^^One movie that comes to mind is Tango & Cash.  I saw it with a friend when it came out and when I watched it years later on dvd I thought it was really bad.  On the other side of the same token, the remake of Get Carter is a movie I disliked when I first saw it.  I watched it again recently and thought it was good.  Not great, but enjoyed it.
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Post by: higashimori on August 07, 2014, 07:47:42 PM

 '' The Gauntlet '' '' Sudden Impact '' and '' Paint Your Wagon ''
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 08, 2014, 05:51:38 AM
'' The Gauntlet '' '' Sudden Impact '' and '' Paint Your Wagon ''

Wow, a triple play!  I saw Paint Your Wagon myself very recently.  Well, not all of it.  I came across it channel surfing. 
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Post by: Gant on August 10, 2014, 12:28:46 AM
Any Which Way You Can

Let's be honest here.... once Wilson breaks Bedoe's  arm he should've been all over him and finished the job... By backing off and giving Philo a chance to get back into  fight he blows his chance of winning....
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 11, 2014, 05:49:10 AM
High Plains Drifter and A Fistful Of Dollars.  Double great.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 13, 2014, 01:46:34 PM
Kelly's Heroes

Saw this for the first time last night and enjoyed it.  I'm not usually into war type movies but this one was pretty entertaining!  Great actors all around!
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 18, 2014, 10:17:10 AM
Gran Torino
Trouble with the Curve
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 19, 2014, 01:05:39 PM
True Crime

Watched it for the first time last night.  Not bad but not great either.  Not Eastwood's best performance IMO.  But it did have a great ending!
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 20, 2014, 01:07:47 PM
Space Cowboys

Havent seen it in about six yrs.  Really enjoyed watching it!
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Post by: higashimori on August 31, 2014, 07:11:14 PM

 '' The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ''

 '' For a Few Dollars More ''
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 02, 2014, 05:27:04 AM
The Enfocer
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Post by: Perry on September 03, 2014, 08:41:14 AM


Lafayette Escadrille
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Post by: Sylvie on September 03, 2014, 08:52:46 AM
"Space Cowboys", on French tv yesterday evening ... even if I have got almost all the Clint Eastwood movies on DVD, it's a must to see them when they are on tv  ;) ... I've always got some phone calls from Friends or Family before to say :"Hey ! Sylvie, there is your Clint of TV !!!" :)

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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 03, 2014, 08:55:46 AM
"Space Cowboys", on French tv yesterday evening ... even if I have got almost all the Clint Eastwood movies on DVD, it's a must to see them when they are on tv  ;) ... I've always got some phone calls from Friends or Family before to say :"Hey ! Sylvie, there is your Clint of TV !!!" :)

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That's great, Sylvie!  Thanks for sharing.  I like hearing fans stories like this.  I watched this not too long ago myself on television and was very happy to come across it because I was just channel surfing.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 04, 2014, 05:44:18 AM
City Heat.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 05, 2014, 05:17:41 AM
Million Dollar Baby.
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Post by: higashimori on September 21, 2014, 07:40:36 PM

 '' Invictus ''

 '' Space Cowboys ''

 '' A Fistful of Dollars ''

 And

  '' Honkytonk Man ''   8)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 22, 2014, 06:51:27 AM
'' Invictus ''

 '' Space Cowboys ''

 '' A Fistful of Dollars ''

 And

  '' Honkytonk Man ''   8)

Whew!  Marathon, higashimori?  :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 25, 2014, 12:01:25 PM
True Crime
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 26, 2014, 07:40:33 AM
Play Misty For Me
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Post by: Perry on September 26, 2014, 02:55:01 PM

Changeling.....Still feel it's a good movie, but Jolie was miscast. Eastwood should had put Swank in the role since she lobbied for it.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 27, 2014, 01:12:02 PM
Million Dollar Baby
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 29, 2014, 05:48:14 AM
Absolute Power and The Enforcer, both over the weekend.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 30, 2014, 07:42:21 PM
Watched all 5 Dirty Harry movies last night and into early this morning.  Decided to stay inside all day yesterday and take a break from the world and people.  No tv, no computer, turned off phone and just rested and relaxed all day.  Started watching Dirty Harry around 5:30pm and finished watching The Dead Pool around 5:30 A.M.  I had drank a Mountain Dew and got a huge energy surge around 1am so I just kept watching all the Dirty Harry movies all the way to 5:30 a.m.  It also helps being off today too.  But I think its good if you can to take a break from the world and people every once in awhile.  And watching all 5 Dirty Harry's was very enjoyable!
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Post by: Jed Cooper on October 01, 2014, 09:01:17 AM
That's great, Rawhide 7.  Glad you were able to take time to relax and enjoy a Dirty Harry marathon!  O0
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Post by: Rawhide7 on October 02, 2014, 11:49:40 AM
Kelly's Heroes again

I really enjoy watching this movie.  All of the main actors were really good.  And Donald Sutherland (odd ball) really sticks out.  The movie is a little long but still very enjoyable.
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Post by: Perry on October 05, 2014, 06:32:32 PM

The First Traveling Saleslady. Ginger Rogers was a babe..
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Post by: peterparker on October 16, 2014, 01:35:49 AM
Myticriver. what an experience was tht.
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 16, 2014, 12:37:38 PM
Way back in February I said I was working my way through Mr. Eastwood's films consecutively.  That worked for a while.

Hang 'Em High (March)

Coogan's Bluff (March)

Where Eagles Dare (April)

Paint Your Wagon (April)

Two Mules for Sister Sara (April)

Out of those listed above, Coogan's Bluff is still my favorite.  Where Eagles Dare is growing on me, but maybe that's because I wasn't starting from scratch this time on the story line.

Pink Cadillac (June) - I deviated from my plan to celebrate my birthday.  I've always liked this movie, so thought I'd treat myself.

Life got really busy, then on July 31st, my doctor told me that I had breast cancer.  Life from that point on was one round of doctor and hospital visits.  When I got my breath again, I was at home recovering from surgery and it was the second week in September.  After my mother returned home, I had many hours to devote to watching movies and I went back to Eastwood.  However, I couldn't bring myself to continue in order, so I went for westerns.

Pale Rider (September) - It grows on me, and I love the final shootout in LaHood.

High Plains Drifter (September) - Still awesome!

I'll probably have many more days to watch more Eastwood films as I maneuver my way through 5 months of chemotherapy.  I'm looking forward to viewing other old favorites and watching the ones I've never seen.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on October 16, 2014, 01:02:48 PM
^^^

Wow, Elizabeth.  You sound like you're hanging in there.  I wish you all the best and all the luck with your upcoming treatments.  Coogan's Bluff is a favorite of mine, too.  Oddly enough, I've only seen it a handful of times over the years.  It's a very good film.  I agree with you in that Pale Rider gets better with each viewing.  I, too, enjoyed the final shootout even more so the last time I watched it, which wasn't too long ago. 

Take care and again, I'm wishing you the best.  :)
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Post by: KC on October 16, 2014, 07:22:36 PM
Dear Elizabeth, I'm so sorry to hear about your illness! I hope the chemotherapy won't cause you too much distress, and of course, most of all, that it will be a complete success. I'm glad you're finding some comfort in your Eastwood film collection!
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on October 21, 2014, 05:32:43 PM
^^^  Thanks, KC.  I'm not sure what "too much distress" is, but chemo isn't likely to make me particularly comfortable.  I've always been partial to my long hair, but cut it short because I've been told that I will lose it within the next 7 to 14 days.  I am, however, taking comfort in my Eastwood film collection.

The latest --

Space Cowboys  :) :)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 05, 2014, 01:00:35 PM
In The Line Of Fire.  A friend of mine is in one of the crowd scenes, the one where Frank yells, "Gun!" and everybody panics.  Just before the balloon popping scene, my friend can be spotted running out of the convention hall with other crowd members.  Sad to say he only got as far as being an extra in some films and tv shows, but I got a kick out of seeing him in this movie again. 

I love this film.  Clint really hit two home runs in a row with this and the previous years' Unforgiven.  Great movies, great acting. 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 06, 2014, 01:08:26 PM
In The Line Of Fire.  A friend of mine is in one of the crowd scenes, the one where Frank yells, "Gun!" and everybody panics.  Just before the balloon popping scene, my friend can be spotted running out of the convention hall with other crowd members.  Sad to say he only got as far as being an extra in some films and tv shows, but I got a kick out of seeing him in this movie again. 

I love this film.  Clint really hit two home runs in a row with this and the previous years' Unforgiven.  Great movies, great acting.

That is cool!  And yap those two are very successful films!
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Post by: AmericanSniper on November 12, 2014, 12:10:27 PM
Jersey Boy's .
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Post by: Hemlock on November 15, 2014, 05:31:58 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/be/CoogansBluff1968MoviePoster.jpg/220px-CoogansBluff1968MoviePoster.jpg)

Was good once again  O0
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on November 16, 2014, 10:07:39 AM
White Hunter, Black Heart  O0
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Post by: Hemlock on November 16, 2014, 06:08:39 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/48/Hang_Em_High.jpg/220px-Hang_Em_High.jpg)

 O0
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 17, 2014, 08:56:02 AM
Every Which Way But Loose.
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 19, 2014, 09:48:54 PM
Just about a hour ago, I watched Fistful Of Dollars in decent watching conditions for the first time.

 I bought a fourlogy (Look at me! I invented a word!) containing the canonical trilogy plus Hang Em High, titled The Clint Eastwood Collection, and watched it in widescreen mode on my 15 inch laptop. Always before on tiny screen CRT tv with standard terrible cutting for time, and standard terrible pre-digital broadcast tv  circumstances.

Fistful Of Dollars, it is a genuinely enjoyable experience. Clint's acting and screen presence is riveting, and the plot is a greatly encouraging morality play. Any Eastwood fan can have some enjoyment by going back to your roots and watching Fistful Of Dollars in non-dismal viewing conditions. 

It was really kind of amazing to see how comfortably and easily Clint fully inhabited the persona of Man With No Name. Watching this movie is seeing a truly masterful actor portraying a role as easily as you or me sit down in our favorite chair.


Manwith
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Post by: KC on November 20, 2014, 02:11:32 AM
A group of four related works is a tetralogy. But maybe a trilogy plus one unrelated work is a fourlogy. ;)
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Post by: Gant on November 20, 2014, 12:02:16 PM
Firefox.   Popped up on tv.. I can never resist. Sad to see Warren Clarke tho...

It always amazes me that Clint went back into Rawhide after Fistfull... He looks so different in Dollars..

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Post by: higashimori on November 20, 2014, 08:37:09 PM
^^
 
Popped up on tv.. I can never resist.

 '' Million Dollar Baby ''  8)
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 20, 2014, 09:28:13 PM
A group of four related works is a tetralogy. But maybe a trilogy plus one unrelated work is a fourlogy. ;)


Well, I reckon in all the excitement I lost count myself.

So, the sequence goes?:
singo (for single) + logy           singology    one of a kind
duo (for dual) +logy                 duology       two of a kind
tri   (for triad) + logy                trilogy          three of a kind
quad  (for quad) +logy             quadology   four of a kind, (or, in some circles, tetrology)  8)

I'm not going over four of a kind. I don't play wild card poker, and therefore have no extensive experience counting that high, with the exception of the occasional flush, which is not really counting. I just notice that they are all the same..Happens all the time with me.

Enough!

I'm going in now! Just about to play and watch No. 2, A Few Dollars More, once again, the first time for me to watch it in conditions better than dismal. If I remember correctly, it has a counting lesson in it, toward the end i think.

Wish me luck.


Manwith
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 21, 2014, 12:35:13 AM
Minutes ago, finished watching For A Few Dollars More.

First time for me to watch to watch a full original cut, widescreen, hi-def., of this film.

Absolutely amazing. Words fail me.

Try it. You'll like it.


Manwith
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on November 22, 2014, 12:56:17 AM
Being encouraged by recent successes at watching first, out of sequence, GBU, then Fistful, then A Few Dollars More, and, having watched in good watching conditions, and, having seen them to be magnificent, I pressed my luck and watched Hang Em High.

To my great delight, my lucky streak held up. 

Hang Em High is a very worthwhile Western film. It ain't no Roy Rogers matinee movie.

Watch it IN GOOD WATCHING CONDITIONS.

You will be glad you did.


Manwith
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Post by: Perry on November 28, 2014, 02:29:16 PM

Watched The Dead Pool yesterday in many years. That movie makes Sudden Impact look good. Clint had to have been forced into that one...
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 30, 2014, 09:34:28 PM
Watched The Dead Pool yesterday in many years. That movie makes Sudden Impact look good. Clint had to have been forced into that one...

 ;D
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 30, 2014, 09:35:19 PM
Space Cowboys.  Watched most of this on TV after Thanksgiving dinner.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on December 04, 2014, 01:22:26 PM
FFOD and FAFDM
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Post by: Sheirstles on December 05, 2014, 11:27:04 AM
Gran Torino
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Post by: herofan on December 14, 2014, 06:39:48 PM
I've been on a roll lately.  In the last couple of weeks, I've watched, in order:

Dirty Harry
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Enforcer
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Every Which Way But Loose
Any Which Way You Can

Sounds like a guy with time on his hands doesn't it? ;)
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 14, 2014, 07:02:22 PM
I've been on a roll lately.  In the last couple of weeks, I've watched, in order:

Dirty Harry
The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Enforcer
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Every Which Way But Loose
Any Which Way You Can

Sounds like a guy with time on his hands doesn't it? ;)


Sounds like a guy that has got his hands to grab some good film enjoyment.

What did you think about them?


Manwith
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Post by: herofan on December 15, 2014, 03:34:49 PM

Sounds like a guy that has got his hands to grab some good film enjoyment.

What did you think about them?


Manwith

Except for Thunderbolt, I've seen all of them many times.  Thunderbolt was good, but not a favorite.  I absolutely love Josey Wales and Dirty Harry.   I think that if Unforgiven was his best western, Josey Wales is a close second for me.    I got my first exposure to these when they were shown on tv all the time in the late 70s and early 80s.  It's interesting to see the scenes that were deleted and language that was edited for tv.   Some of the things the head biker said in EWWBL and AWWYC is hilarious unedited.
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 15, 2014, 08:10:43 PM
Except for Thunderbolt, I've seen all of them many times.  Thunderbolt was good, but not a favorite.  I absolutely love Josey Wales and Dirty Harry.   I think that if Unforgiven was his best western, Josey Wales is a close second for me.    I got my first exposure to these when they were shown on tv all the time in the late 70s and early 80s.  It's interesting to see the scenes that were deleted and language that was edited for tv.   Some of the things the head biker said in EWWBL and AWWYC is hilarious unedited.


LOL! Yes!

Lately I have watched, for the first time, several Clint films off of the dvd, but had only seen them before on broadcast tv. A lot of differences!

Josey and Unforgiven are easy to put in high places in my book, too. It can really cheer me up to see Josey Wales overcome all of his enemies. Uhhh, Will Munny did it too, didn't he?

I have been noticing that your icon is Preacher in Pale Rider. What you think about that film?


Manwith   
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Post by: herofan on December 18, 2014, 08:11:18 PM

LOL! Yes!

Lately I have watched, for the first time, several Clint films off of the dvd, but had only seen them before on broadcast tv. A lot of differences!

Josey and Unforgiven are easy to put in high places in my book, too. It can really cheer me up to see Josey Wales overcome all of his enemies. Uhhh, Will Munny did it too, didn't he?

I have been noticing that your icon is Preacher in Pale Rider. What you think about that film?


Manwith   

Pale Rider is not only one of my favorite Eastwood films, it's one of my favorite films of all time.  When I wrote that Josey Wales was a close second, I almost erased and include Pale Rider; I believe I have praised it here before.  It's difficult to describe why I like it so much; I've probably seen it 100 times since it's release. 

I originally saw it as a teenager.  It had been a while since Clint had made a western.  Pale Rider was pure Clint.  He was kicking but, it had the feel of a great western, and he was kicking but. that did it for me.

Some may find it unusual that I like it so much.  It's not the masterpiece that Unforgiven is, but it was just smooth flowing, not too long or short, and pure Clint.  I love it.
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 22, 2014, 02:40:53 AM
Pale Rider is not only one of my favorite Eastwood films, it's one of my favorite films of all time.  When I wrote that Josey Wales was a close second, I almost erased and include Pale Rider; I believe I have praised it here before.  It's difficult to describe why I like it so much; I've probably seen it 100 times since it's release. 

I originally saw it as a teenager.  It had been a while since Clint had made a western.  Pale Rider was pure Clint.  He was kicking but, it had the feel of a great western, and he was kicking but. that did it for me.

Some may find it unusual that I like it so much.  It's not the masterpiece that Unforgiven is, but it was just smooth flowing, not too long or short, and pure Clint.  I love it.


You have summed up the film perfectly. In the first few minutes of the film, the sad little girl prayed for help.

And soon we see the pale rider, the rider of the pale colored horse. 

After that we see an invincible avenger working to help the innocent hard working community of miners.

Every minute of the film is so realistic that you could believe that you were really there in the Old West.

Pale Rider is definitely one of the very best films, in my own appreciation of a film, that I have ever seen.


Manwith
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 22, 2014, 09:16:46 AM
Breezy

It's been about three years since I first saw this.  I fell in love with it then, but it's grown on me since.  I fell to pondering why I like this so much better than Mr. Eastwood's other films (and I really like some of them).  I think it's because Breezy is a gentle film that leaves me feeling happy.  Most Eastwood films have something that makes me very uncomfortable and sort of spoils the viewing for me in some way.  Usually it's the violence, sometimes the language, and sometimes just a darkness to the film that I could live without.  The other film that I find treated this gently is The Bridges of Madison County.  It is beautiful, but I don't like it because it made me cry at the end, and I really hate that.

Back to Breezy, how did William Holden end up playing the part of Frank?  It just wouldn't be the same without the gentleness and that smile he brings to the part.
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Post by: Gant on December 22, 2014, 12:08:22 PM
Gran Torino

The film has its faults, all minor in my opinion..  But its just such a magnificent central performance from Clint Eastwood... and a film and performance (like so many of his) that grows richer with each viewing...
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Post by: KC on December 22, 2014, 08:20:35 PM
Breezy

It's been about three years since I first saw this.  I fell in love with it then, but it's grown on me since.  I fell to pondering why I like this so much better than Mr. Eastwood's other films (and I really like some of them).  I think it's because Breezy is a gentle film that leaves me feeling happy.  Most Eastwood films have something that makes me very uncomfortable and sort of spoils the viewing for me in some way.  Usually it's the violence, sometimes the language, and sometimes just a darkness to the film that I could live without.  The other film that I find treated this gently is The Bridges of Madison County.  It is beautiful, but I don't like it because it made me cry at the end, and I really hate that.

That's a good point, Elizabeth. A lot of Clint's films do leave you feeling uncomfortable, and they are meant to. I can certainly understand that people might prefer to avoid being upset by their viewing choices!

Quote
Back to Breezy, how did William Holden end up playing the part of Frank?  It just wouldn't be the same without the gentleness and that smile he brings to the part.

According to Richard Schickel (Clint Eastwood, page 294), Holden "appears to have been [Clint's] first and only choice" for the role.

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Clint remembers a preproduction meeting at the end of which Holden, having risen to leave, stood in the doorway and said, "You know something? I've been this guy." Clint replied, "I thought so."
(Clint Eastwood, page 295)
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Post by: higashimori on December 22, 2014, 09:15:36 PM

 '' Escape from Alcatraz  ''  8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on December 27, 2014, 12:46:36 AM
The Dead Pool.

Acquired in my traditional manner, on mark down at the cheap store. Was hoping to find Pale Rider or High Plains Drifter, but, surprise! there was Harry 5! I was feeling lucky and it made my day.

Its a good entertaining movie, true to the Dirty Harry genre.

The thing that is wrong with this film is, the first 4 Harrys were so good, super-good, that a Harry that is simply good will look bad in comparison.

That being said, I think that it would be "mahvelous" if Clint were to make a finale Harry 6, starring in it, and hit one 700 feet out of the park, to finish the series on the high note that it deserves.

I'm sure he could do it. I'm not sure he believes he could do it.


Manwith
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Post by: Richard Earl on December 27, 2014, 06:58:15 PM
Well put man!
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Post by: Perry on December 29, 2014, 04:33:10 PM
 

Le Streghe ( The Witches)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Elizabeth77 on December 31, 2014, 09:58:43 PM
According to Richard Schickel (Clint Eastwood, page 294), Holden "appears to have been [Clint's] first and only choice" for the role.

Thanks, KC.  I thought as much, but couldn't remember.  I certainly wouldn't want anyone else in the role.
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Post by: KC on December 31, 2014, 11:53:29 PM
Elizabeth, I don't know if you have Schickel's book, but I was testing out my new scanner, and I thought you might be interested in this excerpt (from pages 294-295):

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… One of his most obscure films, Breezy is the story of a May-December—perhaps one should say a March-December—romance between a divorced, fiftyish real estate salesman, played by William Holden, and a teenage hippie waif played by Kay Lenz in her first substantial movie appearance. Written by Jo Heims, it is itself rather waiflike, thin, somewhat undernourished, occasionally tough-talking, but eager to find a home in someone's heart.

"I think I said to Clint, or maybe he said to me," Bob Daley recalls, "'It won't make a dime and I don't care; let's do it.'" Partly they were operating out of affection for Heims. (Daley remembers that around this time the Writers Guild was on one of its semiannual strikes, that Heims was scheduled to be picketing the main gate at Warner Bros. at noon and that he and Clint bought her a fancy lunch, complete with silver, crystal and fine napery, set up a table and served her as her fellow scriveners milled past them.) Partly they were operating out of Clint's desire to test himself as a director with unlikely material and partly out of knowledge that the film could be done quickly and frugally at virtually no risk to Universal. Clint remembers presenting it to the studio along with the commercially surefire High Plains Drifter.

What drew him to Breezy was its theme: "the rejuvenation of this cynic through this naive creature." One suspects, as well, that he thought it was time to demonstrate his softer side, though Clint rejected Heims's suggestion that he play the leading role, that of the divorced, somewhat-depressed real estate agent, Frank Harmon. He didn't think he was right for the part—not in comparison to William Holden, who appears to have been his first and only choice for it.

Holden had been something of a Wasp beau ideal in the fifties, an actor capable of both cynicism and idealism and, in his best performances, of mixing the two qualities in a way that suggested a certain darkness beneath the veneer of American good nature. This reflected something of his own ambivalent character, for he was one of those stars haunted by the suspicion that acting was not a fit occupation for a grown-up. Pleasant and tractable on the set, Holden was given to making dismissive comments about his own talent and the motion picture business in general, from which he absented himself as frequently as possible. His largest passion was for a game preserve he had established in Kenya, where he spent a great deal of time. He was also an alcoholic, alternating periods of sobriety with days of binge drinking. He was fifty-five at this time, and partly because of his own indifference, partly because of changing times, partly because his hard living was now etched on his face, his career had dimmed.

Breezy, however, seemed to stir something more than dutiful professionalism in the actor. Clint remembers a preproduction meeting at the end of which Holden, having risen to leave, stood in the doorway and said, "You know something? I've been this guy." Clint replied, "I thought so."

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Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 01, 2015, 01:24:49 AM
KC, you never fail to know something, no, everything, about everything. This sounds like a really good film. Surely it is available on DVD. Is it available on DVD?


Merry New Year!
Manwith
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 01, 2015, 01:30:45 AM
I just made myself think of something.

Is there any Clint film, acting or directing, that is NOT available on DVD?


'Nother Merry New Year!
Manwith
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on January 01, 2015, 01:36:30 AM
Breezy is available from Amazon both as a DVD and as a streaming video:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dmovies-tv&field-keywords=breezy+1973

I think all of Clint's movies are (or have been) available on DVD, with the exception of a few of the earliest films, where he only had very minor roles.
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on January 01, 2015, 07:28:22 AM
Elizabeth, I don't know if you have Schickel's book, but I was testing out my new scanner, and I thought you might be interested in this excerpt (from pages 294-295):

KC, I do not have Schickel's book, so I especially thank you for the excerpt.  I enjoy learning about the thought process that went into the making of my favorite films.  This reminded me that I commented on Breezy the first time I watched it, as well as in the "Is Eastwood a Better Director than he is an Actor?" thread (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9252.0 (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9252.0)).  At the risk of repeating myself:

While reading Golden Boy: The Untold Story of William Holden by Bob Thomas, I came across several paragraphs dealing with the filming of Breezy, which Clint directed.  The material is quoted from pages 179-180.

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Crucial to the film was the casting of the girl, and Holden agreed to appear with all of the candidates in the tests.  Kay Lenz, a nineteen-year-old actress who had appeared in a few television films, was chosen.  Holden, who was fifty-three, helped assuage her nervousness and demonstrated how to hit marks effortlessly and how to avoid casting a shadow on the other actor.
     Eastwood, who was at first awed by directing the veteran star, devoted most of his attention to Miss Lenz.  One day Holden remarked, "I wish you'd talk to me more."
     "Gee, Bill, that was an oversight on my part," said Eastwood.  "I just thought that Kay needed the attention, and you didn't."
     Holden smiled.  "You know as well as I do, Clint, an actor needs all the help he can get."

Curiously, I've never added to the conversation in the thread dedicated to Breezy.  Maybe I'll collect all my thoughts on the subject and do that someday.  :)
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Post by: herofan on January 02, 2015, 08:49:07 AM
Escape From Alcatraz.

I always loved this one when it was shown on tv a dozen times a year in the early 80s. 
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Post by: callahans44 on January 08, 2015, 04:59:09 PM
Good thread.  Some of the ones mentioned like Escape From Alcatraz, I have to watch again  ;D.

I came back to this forum because I remembered it after watching this clip on youtube.  Clint in his shootouts.  Did you count the shots?

http://youtu.be/IaJwgHYOaQk (http://youtu.be/IaJwgHYOaQk)
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Post by: KC on January 08, 2015, 08:08:29 PM
Welcome back, callahans44! 8)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on January 08, 2015, 08:34:01 PM
Mystic River

First time watching it.  Very good thrilling movie!
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Post by: exit00 on January 08, 2015, 08:50:47 PM
Surfing channels brought me to Unforgiven just starting so of course I had to watch it again in HD.  For my money, it's Clint's best directorial film and his best acting in a movie.
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Post by: KC on January 08, 2015, 11:38:02 PM
And I still agree with you, exit00.

I hope you saw it on a channel with no commercials! :o
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 09, 2015, 06:00:42 AM
Clint's acting as the somewhat mild-mannered and semi-competent wannabee-retired madman killer Will Munny struck me as poor acting at first, much like my first impression of Preacher in Pale Rider, until I realized that he had perfectly nailed the requirements of the role, the character, he was portraying.

Clint has done such GOOD acting that it has sometimes looked liked BAD acting until you GET it.


Manwith
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Post by: exit00 on January 09, 2015, 10:25:04 AM
And I still agree with you, exit00.

I hope you saw it on a channel with no commercials! :o

KC - Yes, no commercials and uncut.  Otherwise, I would refuse to watch any film  :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on January 09, 2015, 01:37:22 PM
Play Misty For Me

Watched it for the first time last night.  Thought it was a very good movie and I did enjoy it.  But I felt like something was missing in this movie.  Like I wanted just a little bit more.  Not sure exactly what more I wanted.  But like maybe one or two more scenes of powerful interaction between maybe Clints girlfriend Toby and Evelyn. Or something a little more.  I hope Im not out of line saying this because I really did like this movie alot.  Just felt like it was missing a little more?
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Post by: Gant on January 16, 2015, 03:10:08 PM
The Dead Pool..... Still not good, but not quite as bad as I remembered.

At the time it was quite a disappointment and I think the feeling was that Clint might be coming to the end of his run.
Of course all these years later we know that to be far from true... :)
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Post by: higashimori on February 19, 2015, 08:19:09 PM

 '' Letters From Iwo Jima ''  8)
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Post by: AKA23 on February 20, 2015, 03:13:21 PM
I recently rewatched "The Outlaw Josey Wales." I think this is really underrated in Eastwood'd filmography, and was a pretty impressive film for such a young and relatively inexperienced director. I also think that it had a lot of similarities to "Unforgiven" that I hadn't really noticed before. The events of both films are set in motion by the death of Eastwood's family. "Unforgiven" begins with William Munny struggling to deal with the death of his wife Claudia after she has passed away, leaving him to raise their children alone. Her death allows him to return to killing, which is something he never would have done while she was alive. In "The Outlaw Josey Wales," the events are set in motion by the murder of Josey's family as well.

To prepare for the fight that he perceived to be ahead, Josey Wales is seen practicing his shooting by hitting some cans, like William Munny did at the beginning of "Unforgiven." Both films contain young characters that Eastwood takes under his wing, who he looks out for, when he sees that they are not quite ready for the fight they are engaged in. Both Jamie and Schofield relish the opportunity to fight but really don't understand or appreciate what they are getting themselves into. Both films surround Eastwood's character seeking to protect women who have been poorly treated by men. 

Adding to all of this, there is a conversation in "The Outlaw Josey Wales" where he is asked how he knew who was going to shoot first, which parallels the conversation Munny has with the writer he speaks with at the end of the film. Like William Munny, Josey Wales is also a pretty reluctant warrior. He seems to be conflicted about the utility of violence, and there are several points in the film when he tries to avoid it by hesitating, at some points even telling characters who have come to kill him that they didn't have to go through with it. In the end, both characters avenge the death of their families or surrogates. Will Munny avenges the death of Ned, and Josey Wales avenges the death of his wife and children. Although both films are violent, they both seem to examine and meditate on the use of violence in some ways. Josey Wales says that he comes to Ten Bears  to either die with him or live with him. Both characters recognize that violence has its place, but that it cannot and should not be overused or trivialized. In some ways, I think "The Outlaw Josey Wales" is actually more effective at sustaining the anti-violence theme, as "Unforgiven" seems to withdraw from that theme in the end, while the conclusion of "The Outlaw Josey Wales, involves both Fletcher and Josey Wales unspokenly agreeing to end the violence and bloodshed and allow both to coexist peacefully.   
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on February 20, 2015, 08:40:47 PM
Young? Eastwood was forty-six when he made Josey Wales. Inexperienced? He'd been in the movie business for more twenty years and it was his fifth film as director.

But I'm just being persnickety. That's actually a very nice post, and you make some good points. I happen to think Unforgiven is the superior film, but we have had several members in the past who agree with you.
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Post by: Whistledixie on February 21, 2015, 11:46:59 AM
^
Happened to catch the part of Richard Schickel's commentary for Unforgiven today, the scene where they're arming themselves because English Bob just refused to give up his gun, and Schickel starts talking about the Westerns Eastwood has directed, and says: "He thinks The Outlaw Josey Wales is the equal of this movie, and I'm inclined to agree with him about that."

Thought that deserved to be thrown into the mix...though obviously deserve's got nothin' to do with it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Smitty1993 on February 25, 2015, 08:55:11 PM
Tightrope :) tommarow after work I'll probably watch another one of his.... So many I have overdue from my library of his and I think both Eiger Sanction and Sudden Impact are on hold
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Post by: KC on February 25, 2015, 09:19:35 PM
Tightrope :) tommarow after work I'll probably watch another one of his.... So many I have overdue from my library of his and I think both Eiger Sanction and Sudden Impact are on hold

Watch them right away and return them to the library!  :police:  :knuppel2:

(I always wanted to use those smileys. ;) )
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Post by: Smitty1993 on February 26, 2015, 02:45:44 PM
I couldn't  :'(  I have to go to work 8 hours 5 days a week. Oh so I returned some got Eiger Sanction Rawhide 2 seasons and A Fistful Of Dollars. None of which I've seen only trailers for Rawhide and Eiger Sanction
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Post by: samcasey on March 24, 2015, 02:42:26 AM
Every which way but loose
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Post by: Smitty1993 on April 12, 2015, 07:38:46 PM
Me and my nephew who's 8 months old watched Absolute Power last week!  :police:
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Post by: KC on April 12, 2015, 07:44:33 PM
How'd the kid like the closet scene? ;)
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Post by: antonis on April 14, 2015, 07:09:11 AM
How'd the kid like the closet scene? ;)

 >:D

The Eiger Sanction
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on April 14, 2015, 09:34:15 PM
>:D

The Eiger Sanction


How'd you like the being up real high without much to keep you from falling scenes?  >:D >:D


Manwith
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Post by: antonis on April 16, 2015, 10:01:13 AM
Hang 'Em High
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on April 16, 2015, 11:03:03 PM
That's certainly one way to avoid falling, at least, not falling real far.  8)


Manwith
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Post by: antonis on April 17, 2015, 11:12:43 PM
That's certainly one way to avoid falling, at least, not falling real far.  8)


Manwith

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on April 27, 2015, 09:25:03 PM

 Last month I saw many of DVD on big TV screen of my friend at her home!

 '' Honkytonk Man, The Beguiled, Breezy, Gran Torino and Letters from Iwo Jima ''   8)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: exit00 on April 28, 2015, 01:46:15 AM
Watched Pink Cadillac with my daughter as she had never seen it.  She liked it ok but I thought it was really not very good... maybe the only Eastwood movie that I really didn't like much at all.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 08, 2015, 02:28:23 PM
Coogans Bluff

For me it was pretty good.  There were defenitely some great scenes in the movie.  I thought all the actors did a good job.  And Don Stroud was a good villain.  I did think it was a good movie but I thought it could have been made even better.  I just thought that Clint and Don Stroud should have interacted a little more and to give us a bigger reason to hate Don Stroud's character.  But overall not bad.  I would probably give it a 6/10 which is close to IMDB rating of 6.5.  I think the more I watch it the more I will like it!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on May 14, 2015, 07:10:07 PM


The Beguiled on Retro TV. Up until lately a neglected gem and daring misunderstood movie. Eastwood released 3 great movies in 1971.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on May 25, 2015, 05:08:38 AM
Any Which Way You Can
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Post by: The Man With No Aim on May 25, 2015, 10:51:43 PM

The Beguiled on Retro TV. Up until lately a neglected gem and daring misunderstood movie. Eastwood released 3 great movies in 1971.


Beguiled has been severely underrated. Eventually it SHOULD be recognized as the really superb film it is.


Manwith
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 26, 2015, 08:40:10 PM

Beguiled has been severely underrated. Eventually it SHOULD be recognized as the really superb film it is.


Manwith

I agree, I will be owning that one on dvd before too long.  Great movie!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 27, 2015, 12:52:46 PM
Very interesting.  Not sure when I'll be getting around to watching The Beguiled again.  I think this has one of my least favorite Eastwood films but for the last handful of years, my opinion regarding the ones I didn't care for as much has been changing.  I attribute that to Eastwood's appearing on film less and less as time goes by, thus appreciating what's already been done even more.  I've been watching Clint's films by decade anniversary years lately but will have to check this one out again before long because it's another 6 years until 2021.  Wow!  It'll be the 50th anniversary!  Where does the time go?!
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 28, 2015, 04:47:53 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

I found this movie to be crazy, exciting, and fun to watch.  It is defenetaly a little different but a good movie.   I usually dont care for heist type movies but I did enjoy this one.  I will be watching tightrope tonight and will get to my thoughts on that one later.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on May 28, 2015, 11:42:21 PM
Hey, Rawhide7, wouldn't you like to watch it again with some of your fellow CEWB members? ;)

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10111.0
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 29, 2015, 12:59:28 PM
Thanks KC,

I would love to do that.  But unfortunately I have to work Sunday night.  Otherwise that does sound pretty cool.  I am trying to work more day shifts so maybe in the future I can do that.  I did like Thunderbolt and Lightfoot so I actually wouldnt mind watching it again! :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 29, 2015, 01:03:49 PM
Watched Tightrope last night.  I liked it a lot.  It was a very dark movie but I actually liked that it added to its suspense.  I thought all the actors did a great job including Alison Eastwood who I thought did a very good job for a 12 yr old making her first acting appearance.  I agree I wish the ending was a little better.  But overall I enjoyed it. 
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Post by: Phantomstranger on May 31, 2015, 11:12:39 AM
Fistful Of Dollars
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on May 31, 2015, 03:20:49 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot in the good company of -satu- and KC.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: higashimori on June 01, 2015, 03:38:59 AM

 '' Absolute Power '' , '' Coogan's Bluff '' and '' Play Misty for Me ''   8)

 
 



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Post by: Rawhide7 on June 02, 2015, 03:52:14 PM
'' Absolute Power '' , '' Coogan's Bluff '' and '' Play Misty for Me ''   8)

That reminds me I still need to buy Absolute Power on dvd.  I have Coogans and Misty which I enjoyed watching both of them.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on June 11, 2015, 11:18:04 AM
He fell asleep watching it and I drooled
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Post by: Perry on June 12, 2015, 03:51:59 PM


Francis In The Navy
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Post by: Rawhide7 on June 29, 2015, 01:51:35 AM
A Perfect World
First time I watched this I thought it was pretty good. But I enjoyed it much more this time around.     
Fun facts:  Clint wasn't originally going to act in this movie but Kevin Costner talked him into it.  Also, Clints first choice to play Butch was Denzel Washington. I think Denzel would have done an outstanding job in that role. But I thought Kevin Costner was very very good in this role. I think that was one of Costners best acting performances!  He was outstanding in this movie. Imo you couldn't go wrong with Denzel or Kevin for that role.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 01, 2015, 07:44:31 PM
Escape from Alcatraz
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Post by: exit00 on July 02, 2015, 06:28:56 AM
A Perfect World
First time I watched this I thought it was pretty good. But I enjoyed it much more this time around.  But I thought Kevin Costner was very very good in this role. I think that was one of Costners best acting performances!  He was outstanding in this movie.

Yeah, I agree how good this movie is and how good Costner was in this role.  I also thought the little kid was just perfect... Clint got a really good performance out of this kid.  On a different note, I've always thought that I would have preferred that Clint was NOT in this movie.  Something just didn't feel right to me with Clint in this side character role.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 02, 2015, 07:29:32 PM
Ya I feel the same way!  I would never say that Clint is ever bad for any role or that he is miscast in a role.  But for me personally this is the closest movie for me to say that out of all the movies that Ive seen him act in.  Like you said it just didnt feel right.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 02, 2015, 07:30:36 PM
True Crime

Not Clint's best performance.  But it was a decent movie.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 05, 2015, 08:18:39 PM
Space Cowboys

Always enjoy watching this one!  All-Star cast
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 09, 2015, 07:12:48 PM
Play Misty For Me
Coogans Bluff
Tightrope
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 10, 2015, 01:10:44 PM
Was watching Blood Work and I cried just thinking about poor Clint  :'( and almost threw up about Buddy doing all those mean things. I swear it's the one that made me love him 9 years ago and of course still do till forever
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Post by: higashimori on July 11, 2015, 07:40:35 PM

 '' In the Line of Fire ''  '' Dirty Harry '' and '' Where Eagles Dare ''  8)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 12, 2015, 07:21:15 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 13, 2015, 01:36:52 AM
In the line of fire
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 13, 2015, 06:33:34 PM
 :) just recently bought 3 Clint movies 1979's Escape From Alcatraz, 1993's In The Line Of Fire and my favourite 2004's Million Dollar Baby  :angel:
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Post by: antonis on July 15, 2015, 09:17:12 AM
Trouble With the Curve
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 15, 2015, 05:15:55 PM
Next Saturday and Friday High Plains Drifter is on here AMC for you Canadians what an awesome 2nd anniversary present for me and my boyfriend haven't even seen it but totally watching it wasn't it Clint's first for directing Westerns?  :) :-*
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Post by: KC on July 15, 2015, 07:33:20 PM
It was indeed Clint's first Western as director, and it's a great movie (or I think so, at least).

I don't know what AMC is showing now, but they used to show a bowdlerized (some might say censored) version on network television. I can't find out any information on the AMC site (there seems to be a problem with their redesigned interface), so I wonder if they might be showing it in widescreen? If not, you're only getting part of the experience!

I hope you and your boyfriend enjoy the movie, and happy anniversary!
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 15, 2015, 07:54:23 PM
Thanks I'm sure I can find a version on YouTube if I don't see the whole thing. I believe he's working that day so I guess I'll have Clint to myself as usual  :D I have 7 Clint films in my house
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 16, 2015, 02:38:14 AM
Smitty.  Defenately buy drifter when u can. And see the entire full movie. It is for sure one of Clints best westerns. And oh ya happy anniversary. 😀
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 16, 2015, 02:42:31 AM
Kelly's Heroes. Just finished watching it. I've always really enjoyed watching this silly comedy war movie.  Great cast. Great acting. Especially the main stars. Eastwood. Savalas. Sutherland. Rickles. And O'connor. I'm not usually a big war movie fan but I really like this one.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 16, 2015, 06:39:26 AM
Smitty.  Defenately buy drifter when u can. And see the entire full movie. It is for sure one of Clints best westerns. And oh ya happy anniversary. 😀
Totally will I think I saw it cheap on sale  :) I even have it saved on my YouTube just in case, thanks for the anniversary comment   ;) I'll be watching Clint by myself as my boyfriend works so yay Clint to myself
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 22, 2015, 09:21:30 AM
Watched High Plains Drifter yesterday and cried my eyes out but loved it  :'( and tonight having a possible Clint festival  :angel: if I get a new job
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Post by: KC on July 22, 2015, 10:10:14 PM
It's nice to see you enjoying these Clint movies ! 8) ... Hope your boyfriend isn't too jealous. ;)

Good luck getting that new job! :)
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 22, 2015, 10:12:36 PM
He's getting a little jealous lol and I don't think I got the job but in a couple days I'll find out  :D
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Post by: Christopher on July 23, 2015, 07:40:33 AM
Watched High Plains Drifter yesterday and cried my eyes out but loved it  :'( and tonight having a possible Clint festival  :angel: if I get a new job
I'm curious about what in High Plains Drifter made you cry.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 23, 2015, 09:57:19 AM
I'm curious about what in High Plains Drifter made you cry.


The part where poor Clint gets beat up and whipped and nobody doesn't do anything to save him. The same thing happens for Pale Rider to a little bit but yeah I loved the movie though it's on my YouTube account and may buy it to I found it really cheap 16$ at a movie store in my mall  :police: :'(
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Post by: Smitty1993 on July 23, 2015, 12:00:47 PM
Having my own Clint festival tonight  :D don't know which one out of the 7 I have to watch first   :'(
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 23, 2015, 08:30:12 PM
The Rookie

And the A&E biography on Clint
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Post by: higashimori on July 25, 2015, 10:25:20 AM

" The Dead Pool "
 
  " The Enforcer "

  " Heartbreak Ridge "

   and " A Perfect World "
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on July 25, 2015, 01:29:29 PM
Two Mules For Sister Sara
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Post by: KC on July 25, 2015, 06:01:09 PM
^ That was mine also ... in the theater, at Film Forum, a few weeks ago. :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on July 26, 2015, 07:10:59 PM
Two Mules For Sister Sara

Thats a good one SK!  Ive always enjoyed this movie with all the humor and all.  I watch all of my westerns in November. All Clint and other westerns during this month.  I cant wait to watch Two Mules in November!
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Post by: _Clintan_ on August 05, 2015, 03:02:01 PM
Space Cowboys, a favorite of my wife's.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 05, 2015, 04:23:23 PM
Hang Em High  :D
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Post by: higashimori on August 13, 2015, 09:23:03 PM

 " The Dead Pool "

 " Gran Torino  "

 And  " Honkytonk Man "   ;)
 
 
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 14, 2015, 07:46:09 PM
Watched my 4 Western Clint collection and maybe tomorrow marathon of him
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 15, 2015, 12:52:18 AM
Coogan's Bluff

Jersey Boys
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 15, 2015, 01:54:43 AM
How did you like jersey boys Sk?  I haven't seen that movie yet. That type of movie really isn't my cup of tea. But I usually watch anything Clint is apart of at least once to see if I like it.
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 15, 2015, 05:49:31 AM
How did you like jersey boys Sk?  I haven't seen that movie yet. That type of movie really isn't my cup of tea. But I usually watch anything Clint is apart of at least once to see if I like it.

I like it. I saw the stage play in New York last year and the movie is just as good. Obviously helps if you like the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, otherwise you maybe bored with their story.
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Post by: higashimori on August 15, 2015, 07:23:10 PM

 " Letters from Iwo Jima "   8)

  A message from Mr. Eastwood published in the Japanese newspaper, August 15, 2006.

 http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/iwojima-movies/letter/index.html

 http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8521.msg164275#msg164275


 
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Post by: Hemlock on August 17, 2015, 12:52:27 PM
Finally:

(http://pop-break.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/jersey_boys_movie_poster.jpg)

Was okay-ish.
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Post by: _Clintan_ on August 17, 2015, 12:55:50 PM
High Plains Drifter. As good as always.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 17, 2015, 05:23:51 PM
Watching Bridges Of Madison County now
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 18, 2015, 08:27:46 PM
Let me know what you think of it Smitty?  Ive heard good things about that movie.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 18, 2015, 10:30:33 PM
Love it Love It Love It  :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 18, 2015, 11:24:53 PM
Thanks Smitty. I don't own that one yet. And I've never seen it before. It looks like more of a movie for females to watch. But I am still planning on buying it and watching soon. Did your boyfriend watch it with you?  Did he like it?
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 19, 2015, 06:34:35 AM
No he hasn't yet Rawhide. I'll try dragging him the next time he's over. Hmm Watch it with your girlfriend maybe it's really romantic to  :angel:
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 23, 2015, 11:59:48 AM
Escape From Alcatraz (1979)

I haven't watched this great film in a long time.  I'm glad to have had the opportunity to revisit it.  I was 12 years old when a friend showed me how to sneak into Granada Theatre in Malden Square (Massachusetts) to see it.  We climbed up the fire escape in the back of the building and got in through a rear entrance that happened to be open.  I can't recall if there was somebody there that let us in or if we just got lucky.  I think it was the latter.  I don't  remember that we even know what movies were playing.  We got in just in time to catch it from the beginning. 

In researching this on the Internet I was reminded of the fact that Danny Glover made his film debut in Escape From Alcatraz.  I'd already watched the film when I came across this tidbit and didn't recall seeing him.  I dug a little deeper on the Internet to see if I could find exactly what scene or scenes he was in.  Once I found that, I went back to watch Glover's scene and realized I didn't recognize him at first because his scene with Eastwood was very brief.

Danny Glover & Clint Eastwood, Escape From Alcatraz (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wpY2WzpCKBQ)

I've always enjoyed this movie and have always considered it to be one of Eastwood's best.

Historical Granada Theatre in Malden, Massachusetts  Granada Theatre (http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/9965)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Escape_from_alcatraz.jpg)
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 23, 2015, 06:56:04 PM
High Plains Drifter again, it's always on here usually on Saturdays on AMC or whenever
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 23, 2015, 08:16:30 PM
High Plains Drifter again, it's always on here usually on Saturdays on AMC or whenever

"A lot faster than you'll ever live to be."  Probably my favorite quote from the film.

High Plains Drifter bar scene (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vL2la06bUns)

(https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=JN.%2biPK3WoOuF7TKo6W6YbdDQ&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 24, 2015, 05:21:51 AM
^^^I reckon I coulda posted that under What Was The Last Clint Eastwood Western You Watched?  But it's just as well here.  No harm, no foul.   ;)
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Post by: KC on August 24, 2015, 07:07:15 AM
Since you were replying to a post in this thread and not actually answering the question in the thread title, I don't see how you could have posted it in another thread.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 24, 2015, 07:30:08 AM
Since you were replying to a post in this thread and not actually answering the question in the thread title, I don't see how you could have posted it in another thread.

Ha ha, true!  :)  I stand corrected.  I was thinking if it was I who had posted about High Plains Drifter...  ;D 

I got my Escape From Alcatraz post and High Plains Drifter reply mixed up! :D



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Post by: higashimori on August 25, 2015, 09:20:09 PM

 " High Plains Drifter "
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 26, 2015, 01:19:39 PM
"Bridges Of Madison County"
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Post by: KC on August 26, 2015, 06:31:10 PM
"Bridges Of Madison County"

Don't you mean ...
Quote
"Bridges Of Madison County"  :'(

;)
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 27, 2015, 03:04:15 AM
Don't you mean ...
;)

Of course  :'(
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Post by: Hemlock on August 28, 2015, 01:46:19 PM
Yet again

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5a/The_Bridges_Of_Madison_County.jpg/220px-The_Bridges_Of_Madison_County.jpg)

Pure greatness  O0
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 30, 2015, 05:50:19 PM
High Plains Drifter  :'(
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 30, 2015, 07:45:41 PM
High Plains Drifter  :'(

Thats a great one Smitty! 
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Post by: Smitty1993 on August 30, 2015, 08:01:54 PM
Thats a great one Smitty!

Yup it's always on TV here I love it but find its pretty sad especially poor Clint getting whipped  :'( but then again Geoffery and the others got it big time for doing that to Clint
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Post by: higashimori on September 01, 2015, 07:53:29 PM

 
 " Pale Rider " and  " Hang 'em High "  8)
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 04, 2015, 06:35:01 PM
Escape From Alcatraz
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Post by: Smitty1993 on September 05, 2015, 03:09:35 PM
Watching Every Which Way But Loose and Any Which Way You can with my 1 year old nephew in a few minutes
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Post by: KC on September 05, 2015, 06:04:16 PM
Those two should be about his speed! ;D
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Post by: Smitty1993 on September 06, 2015, 05:53:45 AM
Those two should be about his speed! ;D

He wouldn't stop laughing at Clyde mostly and the mom espeshally when she hit Clint about Clyde eating all the Oreos  :D
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Post by: Smitty1993 on September 11, 2015, 05:40:47 PM
My now 4 month anniversary boyfriend bought me High Plains Drifter and The Dead Pool on sale for 32.61$ today so I'm totally going to drag him into watching them as I made him love Clint too  :police:
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 12, 2015, 02:03:28 AM
I've always enjoyed High Plains Drifter.  While the Dead Pool is the weakest out of all the Harry movies I still enjoy watching that one. Smitty your boyfriend sounds like a pretty good guy.  I guess he's understanding the way to your heart😀. If he likes you then he's going to have to learn to like Clint also. If not he's out the door right.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on September 12, 2015, 06:50:21 AM
Of course before he bought the movies he almost made me chocke eating dinner saying Clint was behind me
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Post by: Gant on September 16, 2015, 11:35:47 PM
The Eiger Sanction... Mainly for those pre C.G.I training sequences....
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Smitty1993 on September 17, 2015, 06:42:14 AM
Bronco Billy, now another one of my favourite Eastwood characters and movies
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Post by: Smitty1993 on September 17, 2015, 08:54:34 AM
Going to watch Where Eagles Dare today I heard it's pretty good, it must be cause whenever I take a What Clint character are you I either get Eagles or Paint Your Wagon which I haven't seen either
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 17, 2015, 09:20:39 PM
I havent seen Where Eagles Dare yet.  But I recently got it from Amazon.  And I am planning on watching it very soon.  I watched Dirty Harry last night.
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Post by: Smitty1993 on September 18, 2015, 04:06:59 PM
Same watching it tonight  :D or in a few minutes just got to get Clint from my nephew  :'(
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 19, 2015, 01:25:27 AM
Let me know what you thought about Where Eagles Dare Smitty.  Without any spoilers please! 😀
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 21, 2015, 01:13:06 PM
A Perfect World (1993)

My opinion of this movie has gone through a metamorphosis since first seeing it about a year or two after it first came out.

I didn't care for it upon first viewing.  I even disliked it quite a bit.  Years would roll by and I would return to it as I completed my Eastwood movie collection on dvd.  I decided to give it another chance and kept an open mind.  I came away liking it but still not impressed.   I'm not sure if I've watched it since.  I think I have, and I think I wound up liking it a little more and was even entertained by it.

This most recent viewing found me enjoying seeing it again and appreciating Costner's performance a little more, too.  Upon first viewing, I felt let down by Eastwood but now enjoy and appreciate his understated and well acted performance.  It's not his best but still very good.  The story goes Clint had no intention of starring but Costner agreed to appear in the film only if Eastwood was I it, too.  I'm glad for that because it helps make the movie worth watching.

It's interesting to Laura Dern's appearance here.  Bruce Dern, her father, appeared with Clint in Hang 'Em High in 1968.

I know my opinion of most of the films by Clint Eastwood I disliked and even hated for a long time has changed in recent years due to the fact that he has turned to directing more than acting.  That's not a bad thing.  Almost out of a kind of necessity, I've learned to open my mind to give said films another chance and I've benefitted greatly. 

I'm still a die hard Eastwood fan and would love to see him in another starring role.

I don't know when I'll return to this film again.  I'm sure when I do I'll enjoy it as much as the last time I'd seen it, if not a little more.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/fb/A_Perfect_World.jpg)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 24, 2015, 07:32:56 PM
I agree with you Jed.  The only difference is my first viewing of this film I liked it okay but I didnt dislike it completely.  I watched it a second time and I also enjoyed it a little more as well.  As you said it was not Eastwood's best performance.  For me it was just a little different with Clint not being the main star.  And actually I kind of think Clint was miscast in this role.  I dont say that very often because Clint is my favorite actor and I am a huge fan of his.  But this is one of the few times I think he was miscast.  Still a pretty decent film to watch.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 24, 2015, 07:40:47 PM
Sudden Impact

I always enjoy this movie.  I am not a huge fan of Sondra Locke dont really care for her.  But I think her performance in this movie was really good.  Plus the "make my day" scene is probably my very favorite scene in all of the Dirty Harry movies.  That entire scene start to finish was awesome.  The whole too much sugar in the coffee and Eastwood coming back inside.  Ya that's my favorite scene in all the Harry movies.  And I also like the ending of this movie as well.  With Clint standing there in the dark.  That was pretty cool.  I think I actually like Sudden Impact slightly more than The Enforcer. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on September 24, 2015, 09:27:27 PM
Not long ago I had the pleasure of laying on my back in the hospital for a week while they figured out if it was simple blood clots or metastasized cancer. There it was on hospital tv, Clint Day or whatever. I watched Joe Kidd and High Plains Drifter on good ole standard hospital hi def wide screen. Both seen by me for the first time in good watching conditions. Directors cut I assume and not the postage stamp size screen of days past. 

Both superb films in every which way of critiquing a film.

Joe Kidd is a very well made pieced of work. It is really worth going out of your way to see it.

And now what to say about Drifter. It had been among the highest rank before seeing it better than through a glass darkly, and now that I have seen it in good conditions, it has gained even more stature. Watch it. You will be glad you did.


Manwith 
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Post by: Jed Cooper on September 25, 2015, 06:35:38 AM
Not long ago I had the pleasure of laying on my back in the hospital for a week while they figured out if it was simple blood clots or metastasized cancer. There it was on hospital tv, Clint Day or whatever. I watched Joe Kidd and High Plains Drifter on good ole standard hospital hi def wide screen. Both seen by me for the first time in good watching conditions. Directors cut I assume and not the postage stamp size screen of days past. 

Both superb films in every which way of critiquing a film.

Joe Kidd is a very well made pieced of work. It is really worth going out of your way to see it.

And now what to say about Drifter. It had been among the highest rank before seeing it better than through a glass darkly, and now that I have seen it in good conditions, it has gained even more stature. Watch it. You will be glad you did.


Manwith 

I'm glad you had the opportunity to watch a couple of Eastwood westerns.  Just sorry under which conditions they were viewed.  I'm certainly happy for you that you were able to enjoy them.  I do like Joe Kidd and think High Plains Drifter is great.   O0

I hope the outcome of your hospital stay was a postive one.  I will certainly say a prayer for you, sir.   :)

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God bless and have a great day!   :angel:
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on September 25, 2015, 06:41:51 AM
I agree with you Jed.  The only difference is my first viewing of this film I liked it okay but I didnt dislike it completely.  I watched it a second time and I also enjoyed it a little more as well.  As you said it was not Eastwood's best performance.  For me it was just a little different with Clint not being the main star.  And actually I kind of think Clint was miscast in this role.  I dont say that very often because Clint is my favorite actor and I am a huge fan of his.  But this is one of the few times I think he was miscast.  Still a pretty decent film to watch.

Hey, R7.  Nice hearing from you about this.  I can relate as to why you feel Eastwood was miscast.  On the other side of the same token, I'm just glad he appeared in the film at all.  Much as I like Kevin Costner, it gives the film a kind of credibility.  That is, from an Eastwood fans' point of view.   ;)

As I continue on with my Eastwood movie "anniversary" posts (I've yet to write them up for Pale Rider and The Bridges Of Madison County), I reailze A Perfect World will be one of the last ones I get to, as I began with A Fistful Of Dollars, which came out in 1964.  That makes the third year of each decade the last batch of my write-ups.  I do hope to return to A Perfect World again before 2023!   :D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on October 04, 2015, 07:45:19 PM
Heartbreak Ridge

Where Eagles Dare

Heartbreak ridge: was okay.  Not one of my favs but okay.  First time Ive seen it.

Where Eagles Dare:  Very good movie.  Richard Burton and Clint were great!  Only downside the movie is really long.  I started watching it at 12:30am and was in and out couldnt keep my eyes open.  But In only missed a few bits and pieces.  I should have started watching it earlier like at 10pm or 11pm  But really a quality movie.  Just too long for my taste.  I prefer watching movies that are no longer than 2 hrs.  First time ever to see it.
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Post by: higashimori on October 04, 2015, 08:59:46 PM

^^ I like " Where Eagles Dare " very much!!  :)

 I watched many on TCM that now there are special program for Eastwood!!  8)

   " J.Edgar "

    " The Enforcer "

    " Escape from Alcatraz "

    " Bronco Billy "

    " Two Mules for Sister Sara "
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Post by: Rawhide7 on October 04, 2015, 09:28:19 PM
Ya I really enjoyed where Eagles dare. Very solid early movie for Clint.  It's just a pretty long movie. I love watching the TCM channel. But unfortunately my cable company is switching things up and I don't think I'll get that channel anymore. It was one of my favorite channels to watch. I enjoyed watching some of the really older Classic movies that I've never even heard of before. Example. Thoroughbreds don't cry. I watched it on TCM and enjoyed it so much I bought it. Great channel.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on October 05, 2015, 07:51:26 PM
Pale Rider.  :) Again.  O0
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Post by: Rawhide7 on October 05, 2015, 08:13:16 PM
One of my favs Jed!  I also like watching the movie Shane as well.  But I like Pale Rider better.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on October 06, 2015, 05:51:04 AM
One of my favs Jed!  I also like watching the movie Shane as well.  But I like Pale Rider better.

I haven't seen Shane in a dog's age.  I'll have to check that out again, soon.  I'm not sure I've ever seen it beginning to end.  I wanted to get Pale Rider on the brain again since I've been behind in posting my "anniversary" threads on it and The Bridges Of Madison County.  I have my write-up complete for Bridges, but I realized I hadn't even gotten around to Pale Rider yet so I decided to watch it again over the weekend.  It honestly gets a little better with each viewing.  I doubt I'll ever like it as much as my favorite weterns by him, but it's still a very good, decent and entertaining film. 
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Post by: exit00 on October 07, 2015, 12:05:25 PM

 I watched many on TCM that now there are special program for Eastwood!!


Yeah, TCM always has shows groups of movies... by actor, director, and genre, etc.  Their film noir collection that they show each summer is awesome. Plus, they show their movies uncut.

Last Clint movie I watched on TCM was a few months ago.... Every Which Way But Loose.  This time around, I found that I didn't like this movie nearly as much as before.  I found so much of it to be too silly instead of funny.  Maybe I've just seen it too many times.
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Post by: higashimori on October 09, 2015, 11:26:56 AM

 " Two Mules for Sister Sara "
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 17, 2015, 03:45:29 PM
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)

Always great.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/Good_the_bad_and_the_ugly_poster.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on October 17, 2015, 03:48:06 PM
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)

Another one that's always great.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/The_outlaw_josey_wales.jpg)
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Post by: higashimori on October 24, 2015, 07:53:41 PM

 " Tightrope "
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Post by: higashimori on November 01, 2015, 06:43:33 PM

 " INVICTUS "

 After the match of  South Africa vs Japan at Rugby World Cup 2015,
 I'm sure that Madiba said up there; OMG!!  Impossible!!  The Springboks was beaten by Brave of the cherry blossoms !! Oh, No......!!  ;)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 03, 2015, 03:54:19 AM
November is western movie month for me. I watch all my western movies this month. Westerns are
My favorite movie genre. Earlier tonight I watched Joe Kidd. My least favorite Eastwood western but still pretty decent. I am also a fan of Robert Duvall.
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 03, 2015, 10:03:04 AM
Were watching Gran Torino at my training program about racism I suggested it to my boss  O0
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 11, 2015, 04:05:56 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/33/Joe_kidd.jpg)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 11, 2015, 04:43:21 PM
Finished watching Joe Kidd a short time ago and watching this now.  With these two and the Missing In Action trilogy, it's been a movie kind of day.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e2/High_Plains_Drifter_poster.jpg)
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 15, 2015, 05:53:01 AM
I played this as I finished up reading the Cinema Retro special edition of the Leone/Eastwood "spaghetti western" trilogy and began reading a new special edition of Vintage Rock dedicated to Elvis. 

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/Good_the_bad_and_the_ugly_poster.jpg)
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Post by: Matt on November 15, 2015, 12:37:51 PM
Jed, have you seen any of Clint's westerns on the big screen?

I saw A Fistful of Dollars in the theater, and what a treat. GBU never made it around my way when it was on its tour a bunch of years back.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 15, 2015, 09:00:06 PM
Jed, have you seen any of Clint's westerns on the big screen?

I saw A Fistful of Dollars in the theater, and what a treat. GBU never made it around my way when it was on its tour a bunch of years back.

That's great you got to see Fistful, Matt.  I was lucky to see The Good, The Bad And The Ugly on the big screen as a tie-in with the DVD release that included lost footage with Eastwood and Wallach dubbing their lines.  Sadly, you can hear the major difference as they were decades older at the time the dubbing took place. Still, I was glad to see it.  I saw Pale Rider and Unforgiven when they first came out.  If there was one western I'd choose above and beyond I'd like to see over all of the rest I haven't seen on the big screen, it would be A Fistful Of Dollars.  I'd love to be able to see them all but Fistful is a must over the others.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 16, 2015, 06:57:31 AM
This is my least favorite Eastwood western but didn't mind watching yesterday.  Over time, maybe I'll appreciate it more. 

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Two_Mules_for_sister_Sara_Poster.jpg/220px-Two_Mules_for_sister_Sara_Poster.jpg)
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Post by: higashimori on November 16, 2015, 11:09:32 PM

 " HONKYTONK MAN "  8)  On TV TMC.        I thought much to Kyle who was probably in Paris in recent days ..... ???
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 17, 2015, 01:31:33 AM
This is my least favorite Eastwood western but didn't mind watching yesterday.  Over time, maybe I'll appreciate it more. 

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Two_Mules_for_sister_Sara_Poster.jpg/220px-Two_Mules_for_sister_Sara_Poster.jpg)

Ya both this one and Joe Kidd are my two least favorite Eastwood westerns.  In the past Joe Kidd was my least favorite and it still is slightly. I actually enjoyed Joe Kidd a little more this time around. It's closing the gap on two mules. I kind of like the comedy parts with two mules. Kind of a change of pace. I think it's good to mix things up a little and try different stuff. Two mules is defenately a change of pace. Something different.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on November 18, 2015, 02:32:40 AM
I saw Hereafter tonight. After retiring from the board years ago, I wasn't too interested in seeing his new movies as they came out. I got involved in other things, and much different genres - mainly Asian films and some silent pictures. With so many greats to discover, there just wasn't enough time for everything. So I have some catching up to do.

I saw Hereafter mentioned on the board, so decided to watch it without reading anything about it first. I wanted to go into it completely cold with no idea what it would be about. I've never been good at reviewing movies, so instead just some random thoughts while they're still fresh.

I really loved it! What an opening scene! Some of my favorite movies are disaster movies, and I never expected Clint to do a scene like that. And it was done so well! 

I thought there was such a stark difference in the way Cécile De France spoke and the same can be said of the Swiss doctor she met with compared to the rest of the dialogue. Such quiet scenes that I was almost straining to hear them.  It was interesting for the movie to not try to balance the European performances with the American performances.  Clint let the European scenes be quieter. It made me wonder if I strain to listen to French women, if they don't recoil a bit at how "noisy" Americans are. Also, there's a moment where Marie gets into a car on the street, and gives a little wink to someone that immediately reminded me of Beryl in Tightrope. I wonder if I just have no experience at all with French women, and now that I think about that, I realize I really don't.

Moving on...

Bryce Dallas Howard -- good performance, but what an annoying character. Maybe just me, but the way she was inspecting his home within a moment or two of being inside it felt like such an invasion of privacy. Listening in on the phone recording -- all so invasive. I wonder if that was exactly what it was intended to feel like, since Matt Damon's character had kept a pretty solitary life. She was pretty full-throttle though from her entrance on the screen. I did love the scene where George did her reading (the name George doesn't seem to fit someone his age. Maybe an older script?)

Matt Damon was fantastic. My favorite of the cast, and I've actually always liked his movies. I've never been let down by a performance of his. He really is an actor, like Clint, who works well with subtleties and doesn't need to do much on screen to convey his presence or his feelings. He's just great.

Richard Kind is just one of those actors that I always notice in a movie -- he must have one of the most distinct faces on the planet.

I loved the three storylines,  and didn't mind the pacing... I just wasn't as invested in the backstory (relationship/job) of Marie Lelay as I would normally have been for a main character in a Clint film. I don't have an explanation for that, but I did like her character more in the last 3rd of the film. So the Matt Damon storyline and the Boys storyline worked better for me.

I liked the music, recognizing it as a Clint Eastwood film before it even started with the gentle guitar that sounded like a Malpaso Production right off the bat.

I give it an 8/10.  Almost a 7, but the tsunami scene elevates it above "above average" into "pretty great" for me.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 18, 2015, 05:40:07 AM
^^^I've been meaning to give this film another try but just haven't gotten around to it lately.  Maybe this weekend.  I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this film, Matt.  I seriously doubt I'm going to enjoy it but who knows?  I used to dislike Kelly's Heroes, Where Eagles Dare and Pale Rider very much but do enjoy them now.  This is slightly different in that Eastwood doesn't star but I'm willing to give Hereafter another viewing to see if my opinion will change after a handful of years.
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Post by: Matt on November 18, 2015, 10:43:44 AM
Well, we don't all have to love every movie of his! Pale Rider though is one of my favorites. :)

Why would you say you didn't like it? I read some reviews after posting mine, and it seems to be a really polarizing film. Does the subject not interest you?
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Post by: Jed Cooper on November 18, 2015, 12:31:08 PM
Well, we don't all have to love every movie of his! Pale Rider though is one of my favorites. :)

Why would you say you didn't like it? I read some reviews after posting mine, and it seems to be a really polarizing film. Does the subject not interest you?


Well, the first turnoff was the fact that Eastwood wasn’t in it.  Up to that point, the only such film I enjoyed was Mystic River.  I didn’t care for those I'd seen before, from Breezy to Changeling.  I was so disappointed with Invictus that I vowed not to see a film Clint directed but did not star in on the big screen again. 

I was curious enough with Hereafter to borrow it from a local library and I was more disappointed in it than the others.  It could be that I was in the mindset that I wouldn’t like it that didn’t help, either.  So, that’s two strikes.  By chance I wound up seeing J. Edgar on the big screen after all and was forced to eat my words.  The movie was good and he’s done better since then.  It’s for this reason and your recent thoughts on the film, Matt, that have prompted to seek out Hereafter again. 

My opinion over recent years has changed with regards to a lot of his films he appeared in that I disliked.  The jury is still out on Pink Cadillac, I’ve yet to see that again sometime.  Of course, a big reason for that is because the days of seeing Eastwood on the big screen are close to an end.  I mean, on average since 2004 we’ve had to wait every 4 years.  While I’m not thrilled about this, I hope the trend continues because that would mean another next year.  With the lack of the big man on screen in theaters, I’ve come to appreciate what I used to consider his bad and worst films.  They’re still not great, but enjoyable.   

I’m not sure this new outlook will apply to the films he’s directed but not starred in, but I’m definitely willing to give them another shot.  I’m still of the mind that a Clint Eastwood movie is one that he stars in but from a fan’s standpoint it’s great that he’s still working and producing entertaining and interesting films. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on November 18, 2015, 01:22:43 PM
I liked that Clint was able to do a film about life after death, without actually delving into religion and faith. If anything, the scene where the Marcus was watching the television and saw different faith's views of an afterlife and shaking his head implies that we just don't know anything about this. And that's brought up again later in the film. If there's an afterlife, wouldn't it have been proven, somehow, by now? And the answer... we just don't know.

It doesn't really hit home with me, because my personal view is that there isn't anything. And I don't mind saying that, but I do respect others' views on that. Really, we just don't know, do we?

But, what did resonate a bit is that my mother passed away last year, and it was sudden (ironically, sudden after a long illness -- that sometimes happens).  And my father, who had left the Catholic church before I was born after being ex-communicated for divorcing his first wife, had never been to a church outside of weddings and christenings my entire life. I was with him for a week after my mother's death, and there were a lot of people coming by to pray with him. I didn't think he'd accept the calls, but he not only did, he embraced them. Then, I called him one day, and he wasn't home (very strange -- I immediately worried about him).  Turns out... he was at church. CHURCH on a Sunday.

There's such a need to find an answer that there's more after death, and finding faith late in life is nearly impossible. I think you have to be born with it, or work very hard to have it and maintain it.

So, the subject matter appealed to me, not because I believe in an afterlife, but because it interests me that there is such a strong need for others to believe in one and to find answers to that question.

I found it a very beautiful, soulful film. It was emotional without being maudlin.  I would have loved even more of the Matt Damon storyline... I could have enjoyed two full hours of that alone. But, then we wouldn't have had that great tsunami scene. :)

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on November 18, 2015, 05:45:45 PM
Isn't it so great to have Matt back on the board? I vote for yes!

I haven't seen "Hereafter" since it came out in theaters, but I thought your review was great. I remember that it had a very European feel to it, and I also remember thinking that the tsunami scene was very well done. Eastwood really doesn't have a history of doing big budget movies which have a lot of special effects, but I thought that scene was expertly directed, especially since that kind of scene is not typical for films that Eastwood directs. Of his post-"Million Dollar Baby" films, I think his best has been "Letters from Iwo Jima." The next best, and the most entertaining of his recent work, is "Gran Torino." Have you seen that one yet? If you haven't, you might want to make that your next film in your Eastwood comeback tour.

What was it about "Hereafter" that made you pick that one to watch of the recent work that you haven't yet seen?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on November 18, 2015, 05:58:12 PM
Thanks, AKA!  8)

I don't even know why it was the first one ... maybe because I had absolutely no idea about it at all. I hadn't heard of it.

If I'm back (which I seem to be ;)) then I need a crash course on Clint. I forget so much, and there's so many films I need to see.

I did see Gran Torino, but that was the only film since Million Dollar Baby (and I'm including the Directed only films).  I actually watched it with my parents while visiting with them a few years ago. Really, it's a blur now, and I have to watch it again before I say anything about it. Except, I will say that I remember enjoying it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on November 19, 2015, 09:26:55 PM
High Plains Drifter
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 20, 2015, 07:45:07 AM
Having a Clint marathon when I get home from work in a few don't know which one to start with though  :-*
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on November 20, 2015, 07:49:13 AM
Having a Clint marathon when I get home from work in a few don't know which one to start with though  :-*

How about comedies?  Every Which Way But Loose, followed by Any Which Way You Can and then Bronco Billy.  :)

That's more like a mini-marathon so if you'd like to take it further you could add City Heat and Pink Cadillac, even though the latter isn't really a straight-up comedy, there are comedic elements throughout. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 20, 2015, 07:52:50 AM
How about comedies?  Every Which Way But Loose, followed by Any Which Way You Can and then Bronco Billy.  :)

That's more like a mini-marathon so if you'd like to take it further you could add City Heat and Pink Cadillac, even though the latter isn't really a straight-up comedy, there are comedic elements throughout.
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Thanks Jed, and great idea besides my nephew is over and he's 1 so I think Any Which Way You Can, Bronco Billy, and Every Which Way But Loose and the others would be perfect for him and me too watch  ^-^
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on November 20, 2015, 08:19:44 AM
I'd forgo Any Which Way You Can for Space Cowboys.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on November 22, 2015, 09:30:09 PM
Pale Rider
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on November 26, 2015, 02:04:02 AM
Outlaw Josey Wales

Enjoyed it as always! 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 26, 2015, 06:58:12 AM
Buying that Eastwood 40 collection series tonight so maybe all them I'll watch  :P
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on November 26, 2015, 07:11:12 AM
Buying that Eastwood 40 collection series tonight so maybe all them I'll watch  :P
Did you find a good sale for the set?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on November 26, 2015, 06:52:13 PM
Did you find a good sale for the set?

180$ here but I'm deciding Christmas to get it for myself or when I get my paycheck for work
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 01, 2015, 08:48:46 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/28/Bronco_billy.jpg/220px-Bronco_billy.jpg)

I can't remember the last time I watched this movie.  I'd forgotten how many costars here also appeared in High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales and the "Which Way" films.  For the first time, I realized Walter Barnes, who played Sheriff Dix, also played Sheriff Sam Shaw in High Plains Drifter and Tank Murdock in Every Which Way But Loose.  Funny how that one got by me all these years.   Bronco Billy isn't a favorite, but I enjoyed seeing it again.

Here's Mr. Barnes as he appeared in High Plains Drifter

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M124a1d2303182c29a66921bf48de296ao0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=269&h=152)

Every Which Way But Loose and Bronco Billy

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.Meb0d731f55cccc7dd04aa1f571ff812fH1&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)  (https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M089f7fa53b621504d8d2df940db4b36fo0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on December 04, 2015, 09:42:56 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/28/Bronco_billy.jpg/220px-Bronco_billy.jpg)

I can't remember the last time I watched this movie.  I'd forgotten how many costars here also appeared in High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales and the "Which Way" films.  For the first time, I realized Walter Barnes, who played Sheriff Dix, also played Sheriff Sam Shaw in High Plains Drifter and Tank Murdock in Every Which Way But Loose.  Funny how that one got by me all these years.   Bronco Billy isn't a favorite, but I enjoyed seeing it again.

Here's Mr. Barnes as he appeared in High Plains Drifter

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M124a1d2303182c29a66921bf48de296ao0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=269&h=152)

Every Which Way But Loose and Bronco Billy

(https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.Meb0d731f55cccc7dd04aa1f571ff812fH1&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)  (https://sp.yimg.com/xj/th?id=OIP.M089f7fa53b621504d8d2df940db4b36fo0&pid=15.1&P=0&w=300&h=300)
Wasn't he in The Gauntlet too as one of the bikers Clint threatens or was that John Quade
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2015, 07:34:52 PM
The Bridges Of Madison County
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on December 06, 2015, 07:36:00 PM
The Bridges Of Madison County
And that was probably on the big screen, right?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 06, 2015, 07:54:33 PM
And that was probably on the big screen, right?

Yep.

Had a chuckle as some older folks on the way out, weren't impressed. Too long and slow was their reaction.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on December 07, 2015, 05:23:50 PM
They must have missed it 20 years ago! Hopefully there were a good number of people who appreciated it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 08, 2015, 04:30:44 AM
Wasn't he in The Gauntlet too as one of the bikers Clint threatens or was that John Quade

I wasn't sure, so I checked IMDB and don't see Walter Barnes or John Quade listed in the credits.   

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on December 17, 2015, 09:30:06 PM
Space Cowboys O0. Love it and I think Pale Rider is on this week or next on AMC even though I have it  :D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2015, 01:40:56 AM
I finally watched Flags of our Fathers for the first time. I could appreciate the quality of the production, and the beautiful cinematography. It wasn't one of my favorite Clint Eastwood films though (and yes, I consider movies that Clint produces/directs a Clint Eastwood movie, even if he doesn't appear in it). 

I read a few reviews here to see if I was missing anything -- it seems to be a bit divided here. People like myself who like it, but felt there was something missing (particularly emotional connection) vs. those who were really moved by it and thought it was a perfect film.

Other than not being emotionally invested in the characters, I was just a little bored. I put it on hold halfway through and watched the rest two nights later. I just didn't get engrossed in the story.

War films aren't my favorite genre, but I've seen almost all of the big ones. So I wasn't really enthusiastic to see another war film (could you tell, since it took me nearly a decade to get around to watching this one). And the themes aren't anything new -- been done many times before. So what I really needed was the emotional connection to care about the story and the characters, and for the movie to become so engrossing I wouldn't have wanted to take a break and finish it later.

Cinematography:  A
Overall grade:  B-

I hear Letters from Iwo Jima is a little better, so I think I'll take a little break before watching another war film, and then hopefully I'll enjoy it better.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 21, 2015, 01:54:15 AM
The two films go together ... two sides of the same coin. You should watch them back to back.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on December 21, 2015, 07:40:56 AM
I'd still say Letters from Iwo Jima is one of his best movies in recent years (Changeling and American Sniper being two other movies I could put in that category).
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 21, 2015, 09:01:20 AM
Okay, thanks for the prodding. I guess a "little break" for me could mean a whole lotta years. So I'll make a point of watching it next.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on December 21, 2015, 03:12:46 PM
The Good the bad and the ugly. Always enjoy watching this masterpiece every yr. With the exception of it being kind of long and where they hook up with the military part kind of drags a bit. But other than that it's a perfect western. All three of the stars are great. I hate to say it but Eli Wallach kind of stole the show IMO. I felt like he should have won an award for that part. He may have but don't know. I think his character is one of the greatest characters ever in the movie industry. This one is my second favorite western right behind Unforgiven.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on December 21, 2015, 05:05:32 PM
Did you find a good sale for the set?


There's a huge box under the Christmas tree with my name on it so maybe they bought it for me
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 28, 2015, 02:02:19 AM
I watched Letters from Iwo Jima tonight for the first time. I watched Flags of our Fathers last week, and I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy Letters so much more. Neither film made a political statement about the causes or the reasons for the war, which helps us to see the soldiers on both sides as men first, soldiers second. In both films, the men are shown being drafted, not even wanting to fight, and dying for their country's calling. Most of the soldiers don't even know what they're fighting for other than to protect their loved ones and their country.

Gen. Kuribayashi is shown to be a brilliant war strategist (which he was). He's also shown to be sympathetic, kind and considerate equally of all human lives from the lowliest baker to the highest ranks of his army, and even to a U.S. Marine. I'm going to assume there's some writing liberties with that character, but I don't mind. There was plenty of "both sides" shown in the movie. I was most startled toward the beginning when one of the officers showed a picture of a U.S. medic's uniform and said they were a target to aim for, as 10 soldiers would die to protect them. In M*A*S*H (which this film reminded me a bit of in theme), the doctors fought to save lives on both sides of the battlefield, and were usually not pinpointed. It showed the brutal aspects of their strategy to take as many lives as they could, even though they knew they couldn't win the battle.

I loved the photography, the lack of saturation gave it a coldness and an appropriate sense of fatalism. The acting was phenomenal.  I wondered how Clint was able to direct a Japanese cast so well without being able to speak their language, and I found this interview by Philip French published in The Guardian:

Quote
PF:  When you were making Letters From Iwo Jima, did you think that you were making not an American film but a Japanese movie? And were you influenced by your experience on the sets of the films with Sergio Leone where the director had to communicate in non-verbal ways or through translators?

CE:  I just approached it like I was telling a Japanese story of the Japanese people; I didn't think of it in terms of an American movie. I always thought, here's what we're doing story-wise - and I wasn't taking sides in it really. Sergio had the same obstacle as I had. He didn't speak English at all at that time, and I didn't speak Japanese. We had to communicate through interpreters and it worked out OK. The thing we had to overcome here, which Sergio didn't have to overcome, is we had to tell the story in the dialect of 65 years ago, which is a different Japanese dialect than they use now and a lot of different vocabulary. We had a few older Japanese actors, who knew of the older style and so we were aware of that. So not only am I doing it with a language I don't know, I'm doing it with a dialect I've never heard of. When we recorded the kids - because that was a real instance where [a group of children] made this live radio broadcast and sung a song for the men on Iwo Jima - we had to make sure that they learnt the dialect. It was tricky because it had never been recorded. It had only been sent out over the airwaves at that time.

(Source: http://www.theguardian.com/film/2007/feb/25/clinteastwood.oscars)

More than the individual components, this film works as a whole. It all clicks, and I felt more emotionally invested in the characters after just 25 minutes into the movie than I did after more than two hours of Flags of Our Fathers.

This film is a solid A (compared to the B- I gave to Flags).
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on December 28, 2015, 08:18:04 AM
Great review, Matt. O0 I was recently looking at my DVD for Letters thinking I should watch this again soon.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 29, 2015, 06:01:06 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/Hereafter.jpg)

Ok, this one's for Matt.  Actually, it's for all those who may remember how much I disliked this film when gave my thoughts about Hereafter upon first seeing it.  Well, I'm going to backtrack a bit.  I'd gone to see Invictus and while an interesting film I came away disappointed.  So much so that I vowed not to pay money to see a movie Eastwood directed but did not star in.  To this day, I am still a firm believer that a Clint Eastwood movie is one that stars Clint Eastwood.

However, I am forced to eat my words about Hereafter because after reading Matt's thoughts recently I decided to give this film another chance sooner than later.  Overall the movie IS good.  The subject matter is definitely interesting, well acted by all the participants and the direction was done extremely well.  Sometimes, when a film is presented as such, with three different stories intertwined, it's not done convincingly, coming away more as a distraction but Eastwood pulled it off rather brilliantly.  I can see myself giving this another viewing sometime.

Truth be told, I was glad to be proven wrong about movies Eastwood directed but did not star in after having seen J. Edgar.  That is another very well made film and since then I've attended them all.  Jersey Boys and American Sniper were both entertaining and thought provoking. 

I'm looking forward to Sully but holding out hope for another starring role for Clint! 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 01:45:22 PM
Okay, Jed let me ask you this.... do you consider North by Northwest a Hitchcock film?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 29, 2015, 01:59:22 PM
Okay, Jed let me ask you this.... do you consider North by Northwest a Hitchcock film?

As Buford T. Pusser replied to The Bandit in Smokey & The Bandit, "Smart alec..."  ;)

Yes, obviously but at the risk of offending others I honestly don't consider the films Eastwood directed but did not star in to be true "Eastwood" films.  Hell, the man himself might perceive that as an affront but it's not meant that way.  I say as a fan I'm entitled.  (Queue your reply with, "Well, opinions are like..."  ;))  I honestly don't mean to offend anyone but to quote The King, "You gotta take the bad with the good" and movies Eastwood directs but does not star in are the bad that I've come to accept with the good, which are films in which he starred/stars in.  I would have no problem expressing this to him directly, not that I'll ever have the chance but if I did I would do it in the nicest, most diplomatic way all the while expressing my thanks and appreciation for my favorites like the Leone trilogy and Dirty Harry films (well, the first 3).  I would just say how much I prefer films he stars in to those he only directs. 

If Elvis were alive, I'd do the same with him.  I would tell him although I enjoy most of his output, his best are his recordings and performances from the 1950's.  That is where he was his most energetic and fun and why I prefer that decade over his music from the following two decades, much as I enjoy those.  The same goes for Star Trek and Star Wars, to use a couple more favorites of mine.  The originals are above and beyond still the best, no matter how good what's come since has been. 

Besides, Hitchcock never acted, right?   


Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 02:06:20 PM
Hitchcock wasn't an actor, but he appeared in his films (cameo parts only). But, here's the thing:  Directors make the films theirs more than the actors do. Now, you can do and say whatever you want, but it's incorrect. It would be like me saying the U.S. Presidential Election will be held in 2018.  Sure, I can say it, but it's incorrect.

When we talk about a Director's canon, that's their films... any Hitchcock films are more his films than Cary Grants or Doris Day's or James Stewart's films.  Same with Spielberg, Scorsese, Tarantino. So to say that films directed by Eastwood aren't Clint Eastwood films... it's a little preposterous.

But, like I said, you can say anything you like. You could also maybe change your language to be more correct such as "Clint movies that Clint appears in" vs "A Clint Eastwood Film" (directed by Clint - can appear in it or not).

Since this forum is attached to the Website www.clinteastwood.net, I always use the Clint Eastwood filmography there as the definitive list of what to consider a Clint Eastwood film.

Now, all that being said.....

I'm glad you gave Hereafter another chance. I plan on watching all the films of Clint's that I haven't seen yet, and then going through them all chronologically (or in the case of the Dirty Harry films, chronologically in the series).  So I'll be seeing Hereafter again within the next few months. I need to watch a movie several times for it to really stick in my memory, or else it's gone after a few weeks.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 29, 2015, 02:19:00 PM
Okay, Jed let me ask you this.... do you consider North by Northwest a Hitchcock film?

Hitchcock is in that one!

Edit: Posted before I read the replies; Matt noted that Hitchcock appeared in his own films (cameos). Anyone recall where it comes in North by Northwest?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 29, 2015, 02:29:14 PM
You have to understand I grew up on movies Eastwood starred in, not directed only.  By 2003 he’d only directed 4 that he did not appear in.  That’s a span of 39 years!  I’m not saying my statement that Eastwood movies that he stars in are true Eastwood films is correct for anyone else, just me.  So in that respect I am not incorrect.  What it all comes down to, really, is preference.  That’s why I cited the Elvis, Star Trek and Star Wars examples.  It’s this fans’ humble opinion and as I said, not meant to offend anyone.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 02:47:08 PM
Jed, I get where you're coming from. On the other hand, you're still wrong when you say they're not Clint Eastwood films unless he acts in them. Because he's a director, those are all his films.

I may be missing some obvious "lead actors who are also critically acclaimed directors", but the only one other than Clint that I can think off of the top of my head is Charlie Chaplin. He's made at least one film in which he directed and didn't act. It's much more rare for him to not appear in his own films than Eastwood. But, again... if Clint directed it (and in many cases also PRODUCED it) you have to acknowledge it's a Clint Eastwood film, or else that's really stripping him of the achievement of creating that film. Now, to your friends and people you work with, you can be a little less correct (most people don't know who directs movies they like), but as film fans here, as most of us are, it really seems wrong.

Again, you can say what you want. And if we don't correct you, just know that we are sort of just ignoring it the way we would if I continued to post that the US Election is in 2018.

When I first joined the board here, I was really not aware of the fact that Clint even directed. All I knew was his western characters, and how cool he was. But, this discussion forum introduced me to so much more of his talents as a complete film maker, that I now really don't just see him as an actor. I see him as a producer, director, actor, and composer. So anyway, didn't mean to go off on a tangent, I just am a little surprised that since I left the board 8 years ago, and now I've come back I need to somehow express when I ask for someone's opinion of Clint's filmography if I mean all his films, or only the ones he appears in. For the purposes of THIS forum, we should at least acknowledge all of the films on this website's filmography as a Clint Eastwood Film.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on December 29, 2015, 03:49:43 PM
I may be missing some obvious "lead actors who are also critically acclaimed directors", but the only one other than Clint that I can think off of the top of my head is Charlie Chaplin.

Pssssst ... Woody Allen ...
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 03:52:04 PM
Pssssst ... Woody Allen ...

Oh yeah, that guy. ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 29, 2015, 06:08:38 PM
Ok, yes, films Eastwood directed only are obviously Clint Eastwood films. That is undeniable fact.  Something is getting lost in translation. What I am saying is that they are not Clint Eastwood films by my definition. It is only in that context that I can possibly be correct and am.  So it's not like I'm saying water is dry, not at all. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Richard Earl on December 29, 2015, 06:10:41 PM
I really have not put much thought in separating his films from director only and acting in. As a fan I do prefer the Eastwood films that I get to see him in but I cannot separate them. They are all Eastwood films.  I absolutely loved The Changeling! It is not one that I care to see again though because it was incredibly sad but well directed and acted.
I cannot remember if Clint directed A Perfect World or not. He did not have the lead role but loved him in what few scenes there were. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 06:13:36 PM
Ok, yes, films Eastwood directed only are obviously Clint Eastwood films. That is undeniable fact.  Something is getting lost in translation. What I am saying is that they are not Clint Eastwood films by my definition. It is only in that context that I can possibly be correct and am.  So it's not like I'm saying water is dry, not at all.

I'm going to be obtuse (but so are you ;))  So, you're saying that Clint Eastwood directed films are Clint Eastwood films, but the Jed Cooper definition of an Eastwood film is a film that stars Clint Eastwood, even though you've admitted that A Clint Eastwood film is any film that Clint directed.

I need a drink. A DRY martini will do.

You're confusing everyone here. I don't know what the point is.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 06:51:09 PM
I really have not put much thought in separating his films from director only and acting in. As a fan I do prefer the Eastwood films that I get to see him in but I cannot separate them. They are all Eastwood films.  I absolutely loved The Changeling! It is not one that I care to see again though because it was incredibly sad but well directed and acted.
I cannot remember if Clint directed A Perfect World or not. He did not have the lead role but loved him in what few scenes there were.

Thanks for joining in. Yes, Clint directed A Perfect World. If memory serves (KC or SK can confirm), Clint wasn't going to appear in the film at all, but Kevin Costner wouldn't appear in it without Clint also having a role in it, so Clint took the Red Garnett role.

When I (or anyone other than Jed Cooper) says "A Clint Eastwood film", we mean the films that Clint made (refer to his filmography on this site HERE (http://www.clinteastwood.net/filmography/).

And for a reason unknown to me (but maybe known to others here) Jed prefers to keep his own definition, and confuse the entire board so that when we tag people now and ask them what their favorite Clint Eastwood film is, we now are being asked "Do you mean of the films in which he appeared, or all of the films he directed also?)

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 29, 2015, 07:05:50 PM
Speaking for myself only, even the best movies Eastwood directed but did not star in pale in comparison to those he did star in. They just don't stack up.  Simple. As a fan, I always gravitate back to his starring vehicles above and beyond the ones he didn't appear in. I honestly didn't think it was all that confusing. Again, my intent was neither to confuse nor offend, merely state opinion.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 07:42:20 PM
:)  But.....

If we were on a Yankees forum, and you wanted to continue to call Mariano Rivera a set-up pitcher, we would say "But he's a closer. The best Yankees closer, possibly, ever."  But you'd insist "Well, I always saw him as a set-up pitcher because that's what he was when I first saw him pitch. And that's my right." And the rest of us would be like.... Okaaaaaaay.

It's ..... your right, of course, to think what you want, and to say what you want. But, the rest of us think of Rivera as the best Yankees closer ever....  and of Clint as one of the best Directors of all time. So, calling only films he acted in "Clint Eastwood Films" on this forum does seem strange.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 29, 2015, 08:59:11 PM
Remember, I did agree that movies he directed only are obviously Clint Eastwood films.  And remember, I did say that it's only my opinion that the ones he starred in are "true" Eastwood films.  As a fan, I have every right to label them as such and I'm not telling anybody else they're wrong for not agreeing with me. Both parties are correct.  Sure, asking members here what their favorite Eastwood movie is would obviously include all with his name on it.  However, asking the rest of the outside world would generate a response more in favor of his starring roles than anything else because that is still is how he is best known and will be remembered.   Today I posed the challenge to a number of people to name a Clint Eastwood movie he directed but did not star in. One person did not believe me when I told them Eastwood directed American Sniper and another answered too quickly with The Bridges Of Madison County.  The rest could not name one.

On the other side of the same token, I would go so far as to say Clint Eastwood is one of the best actors of all time and I know many would disagree and even scoff at the very thought of that.  That's okay.  I understand their reasoning and even respect their opinion.  That doesn't and won't change how I feel, though.  It's because Clint Eastwood is my favorite and that I've been a fan for decades that I can comfortably say he is the best.  I know he's not necessarily the greatest and there are far more talented actors out there but opinion far outweighs all of that. 

Clint is a great director, obviously.  Still, for every one he's directed and not starred in, I could name two of which he directed and starred in that are far better.  Let me rephrase that: I could name two that I consider better. 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 29, 2015, 10:10:45 PM
You just proved my point exactly .....

This is a forum of fans of Clint Eastwood films and movie fans. There are very few people in the world who are film fans enough to even know a handful of film directors names, or who directed their very favorite movies. Ask anyone who directed It's A Wonderful Life. I bet everyone that you work with has seen it, maybe a dozen times.... and I also bet you that not one of them will tell you Frank Capra without looking it up.

But on this forum, it seems silly to do that. Because this is a fan forum of Clint Eastwood that is literally connected to his website with his filmography on it.... so it seems tedious and wrong to repeatedly state that you don't consider his films to be a Clint Eastwood film unless he acts in it. It's almost purely argumentative, at least, that's how it comes off. And that's why I wrote earlier "maybe there's a reason I'm unaware of that you do it", because you know better. You know you're technically wrong, and that this forum feels differently, but you continue to do it obstinately in spite of that. That's at least how it seems.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Richard Earl on December 29, 2015, 11:17:43 PM
What is interesting to me is that I see both of your opinions and I can relate to both of you guys! Both of you have a huge passion for your opinions! This is cool! I want to watch some Eastwood directed vs Acted and be a part of the discussion.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 30, 2015, 12:33:29 AM
I want to watch some Eastwood directed vs Acted and be a part of the discussion.

Richard..... why don't you watch some Eastwood directed vs. acted and join in the discussion?  ;)



Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on December 30, 2015, 12:51:51 AM
I'm going to lay this to rest now. I like Jed a lot, and don't want to have a pissing match over something like this. But, realize that around HERE on THIS forum most of us think that Clint is too good a director to not receive the well-deserved respect and credit of a film being "his" unless he also acts in it.  Anyway, if you continue to write that here on THIS forum (as opposed to anywhere else where people don't know squat about Clint or movies), I'll try to ignore it (I will be annoyed by it though every time I read it -- not gonna lie). 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on December 30, 2015, 01:09:58 AM
I knew I was having a deja vu moment today.

I reiterate: A Clint Eastwood movie STARS Clint Eastwood.  'Nuff said!

Sorry Brian but I have to disagree with you and I think you go into seeing an Eastwood film that he's only directed with a preconceived idea that you're not going to like it just because Clint doesn't appear in it. I know we all disagree on films but to say you'll never watch a film again because Clint wasn't in it is a bit over the top.

He can direct, produce, compose, whatever.  It doesn't matter.  I say once again, to me, a Clint Eastwood movie *STARS* Clint Eastwood.  No way around that.  Long after he's gone, sure, he'll be remembered for his directorial accomplishments but not so much as for his starring roles.  No sir, Mr. Eastwood, a true American iconic legend will be remembered much more so for the movies he starred in.  I already miss it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 30, 2015, 04:35:48 AM
Look, you fail to acknowledge the positive comments I have made about Clint's directing. You also fail to acknowledge that I am merely stating my own personal opinion, not stating what I say is fact to be accepted by all others. There is a massive difference.

I've been going out of my way to point out that my previous comments, made years ago, were wrong save for one.  I see no point in digging up the past when I've already said I've changed my opinion, mostly and for the better. Also, there is a vast world of intelligent Eastwood and movie fans out there. We are not alone.

So yes, absolutely let's put this to rest.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Doug on December 30, 2015, 05:37:12 AM
Hitchcock is in that one!

Edit: Posted before I read the replies; Matt noted that Hitchcock appeared in his own films (cameos). Anyone recall where it comes in North by Northwest?

Ooh, ooh...I know. He's trying to get on a bus, and the door closes on him.  :)

As for the rest of the conversation/debate, I gave up long ago. (But for the record, Bird is among one of the finest directed films of the 80s.)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 30, 2015, 07:21:27 AM
Once again and for the last time, I apologize for the remarks I made... 4 years ago.  Even though they are my opinion of which I am entitled, I did not mean to offend or create a dispute.   

I would much rather discuss this in a friendly manner and if anyone is interested, have created a topic that covers this very subject, not debate.  I even changed the "vs" in the title to a "/" so as to avoid any negativity.     

A Friendly Discussion: Eastwood Directs / Eastwood Stars
 (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10232.msg224087#msg224087)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 01, 2016, 01:28:43 PM
Just shortly after midnight as the calendar flipped from 2015 to 2016, I started my New Year's resolution to watch more Clint movies, and put on Changeling for my first viewing. And, it is now quickly in my #2 space of Clint Eastwood Films that he doesn't appear in (right behind Letters from Iwo Jima).

It's such a joy when Clint directs gifted actors, rather than the types he usually directs who are either B list or newly discovered and haven't proven themselves yet. Angelina Jolie was amazing in this. I haven't seen her this good since Girl, Interrupted. And Malkovich He's an actor's actor... and his voice. I didn't even recognize him when he first appeared on screen, but the minute he spoke the first word, it was "Hey, there's John Malkovich". No one sounds like him. It was so enjoyable to watch these two top-rate actors carry a scene between them without even raising their voices above a normal volume, but bursting with power and emotion.

The sets were fantastic. The wardrobe and hair were also perfect. I don't really like to remark on an actor's looks in some cases because I feel it minimizes their talent, but it is absolutely impossible to not mention Jolie's. She is so gorgeous... every shot. She has that charisma that Monroe had ... you can't take your eyes off her when she's on screen. I remember years and years ago we had a thread here asking who we'd like to see Clint act with, and AKA mentioned Angelina Jolie, and of course we never thought we'd see that... but we all had a bit of a crush on her and agreed it would be heaven, but it wouldn't happen. Well, AKA... you were right about her. She was perfect in this. 

I looked on the IMDb to see if she'd won an Oscar, and noticed she was nominated, but didn't win. I also noticed a rather (strange, to me) Golden Globe nomination for the score. I always try to pay attention to all aspects of Clint's films because I know I'll be discussing them here... so I tried to zero in on the score. Otherwise, I don't think I would have ever even noticed there was music. I've always thought Clint's scores were minimal so they don't take over the film, but I can't imagine nominating this for Best Original Score. I would have rather seen Clint nominated (again) for Best Director, but I wonder if they threw the "score" nom at him as just a nod to the film.

So, we learn from the very beginning it's "A true story". At the end, we read "While this film is based upon a true story, some of the characters have been composited or invented, and a number of incidents fictionalized."  One qualm I have is that it SHOULD say "Based on a true story" at the beginning. The reason I doubted the entire truth of the story was that the film has ONE flaw that I find with Eastwood films time and time again -- a lack of shades of gray with characters. People are either "all good" or "all bad" in most Eastwood films. His movies truly are "good vs evil" so often. I always wondered why he did this, since his career was founded on the basis of an anti-hero who wasn't all good, nor all bad. But, somewhere inbetween. Yet here we have the very good, pure angelic and beyond reproach characters who are up against pure evil. I don't mind Gordon Northcott being portrayed as purely evil, but some of those psychiatric hospital scenes were really just a bit too much. If those scenes, especially with the nurses, had been toned down to seem less out of a horror film, then I think I'd give this film a 10/10.  I'm lowering it to a 9/10 because that's the only flaw I can find in this film, and it was a big enough issue for me that it loses a full point.

Changeling really was truly enjoyable and the kind of drama that I thirst for with a story that draws you in immediately and that you never find yourself wanting to end. A movie that keeps you thoroughly entertained just by the story, and not with a lot of action, shooting and gore. So, a solid 9/10 and that makes this an A-, and more than highly recommended!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on January 01, 2016, 03:12:35 PM
I saw Changeling in the theater in 2008, and then saw it again sometime after it was out on DVD. I really liked it both times! I remember I've mentioned once that it was my favorite Eastwood movie from that year (Gran Torino being the other 2008 release).
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Richard Earl on January 01, 2016, 07:56:40 PM
I am glad you enjoyed it Matt! I thought Angelina was amazing in it as well!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Doug on January 02, 2016, 05:25:13 AM
I thought Changeling had some problems, but on a second viewing I was able to overlook them for the most part. Which doesn't mean the problems weren't still there...I thought the scenes in the psychiatric hospital were by far the weakest aspects of the movie.

Matt, maybe you should start a thread for the idea that Eastwood presents his characters as all good and all bad, because I'm guessing people could come up with examples to contradict that idea. I'm too sleepy right now to have any opinion. Do you think Clint has always done this, or is it a new trend?

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 02, 2016, 11:36:57 AM
Let me spend more time thinking about that too, Doug. It seems to be newer, but not brand new. I remember feeling strongly about that with Million Dollar Baby, but if I remember right it wasn't a brand new thought.

I'm going to be watching a lot of Eastwood movies over the next few months while I get reacquainted with the ones I watched a while back, and the new ones I'm just now watching for the first time. I'll try to zero in on those characters that are "all good v all bad" and see how often it happens. I know it's not every character in every movie, and my post above doesn't say it is, so I'm sure there will be LOTS of examples that would disprove the theory. I just really prefer the characters that are less perfect and not 100% evil.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 02, 2016, 06:19:28 PM
Today's film was Invictus. I wasn't looking too forward to watching this one because as much as I like to go into a film without knowing anything about it, or how people here thought about it before forming my own opinion, I had seen a comment or two along the way that some here thought it was a disappointment. So I was surprised to actually enjoy it.

I realized early in that I needed to watch this one with subtitles on. The accents were just a bit too strong and I couldn't always figure out what was being said. That helped a lot, and I was glad I didn't try to watch this in the theater just for that reason. I'm pretty sure I would have missed a lot of what was being said. But, about those accents... I thought they sounded authentic. I was surprised by Matt Damon's... he certainly didn't sound like he was using a fake accent. Morgan Freeman's Mandela accent sounded good to me also.

Speaking of Morgan Freeman ... I wonder if Clint didn't decide to do this movie simply because Morgan is such a dead ringer for Mandela. He was perfect!

I liked that Clint didn't make a straight up Mandela biopic or simply a story about the underdog Springboks winning the World Championship that year. I think there's a lot to be said of the importance of sports for building national pride and uniting a torn nation. Remember Yankees stadium post 9/11? Watch this 4 minute video to see the correlation of how the '95 Rugby World Championship helped repair and unite the people of the post-apartheid South Africa to these moments prior to the first baseball game played in NYC after 9/11 and how it helped heal the broken spirits of those in our country:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxR1tZ08FcI

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At that moment, everybody there was there for baseball and to show the world that in spite of what can happen to us we'll pull ourselves together, and what is our life and our way of life will continue.

You can substitute "rugby" for "baseball" and have a sentiment that fits what this film shows us was happening in South Africa during this championship game.

I liked that Invictus concentrated on a much smaller period of time than trying to tackle an entire lifetime or even just Mandela's presidential years. It showed the dramatic influence he made with just ONE of his decisions that helped unite South Africa. This scene is one of my favorites:

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MAZIBUKO: I strongly advise against doing this, especially on your own. It gives the impression of autocratic leadership! You risk alienating your cabinet and your party!

MANDELA:  Your advice is duly noted.

MAZIBUKO:  Mandiba, the people want this! They hate the Springboks! They don't want to be represented by a team they've cheered against all their lives.

MANDELA:  Yes, I know. But in this instance, the people are wrong! And as their elected leader, it is my job to show them that.

MAZIBUKO:  You're risking your political capital! You're risking your future as our leader!

MANDELA:  The day I am afraid to do that is the day I am no longer fit to lead.

As someone who doesn't watch rugby, but who is very familiar with American football, I was confused now and then during the game scenes. As others wrote in the "Who Saw INVICTUS (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=8148.msg149168#msg149168) thread, the game wasn't explained too well for those who don't understand rugby. The worst example of this was at the end of the game with the game clock. Did anyone else think there were still 9 minutes and 33 seconds left to the game when they showed this shot (even though Mandela had asked a short while ago how much time was left, and someone answered 'seven minutes")?

(http://i.imgur.com/bQOkyuy.jpg)

I got even more confused when they showed the seconds ticking UP one at a time. I didn't really figure out how close it was to the end of the game until the game ended and I realized they were counting UP to ten minutes.  :-\

So, for a football fan who knows nothing about rugby, that was a bit anti-climactic as I had no idea we were in the last few seconds of the game.

Since I'm not a rugby fan, I didn't know anything about Francois Pienaar or that Matt Damon was too short/small in stature to play him. So, the casting didn't bother me at all. I thought he was great. Now that I've read through the threads here, I see that he was much too small to be right for the part, but eh... I still like him in this. For anyone who's interested, here's actual footage of Mandela meeting the Springboks (Mandela was 6' 1" tall):  Nelson Mandela meets the Springboks  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KrQfVoHf0Y)

I also read that the speed and brutality of rugby didn't come through in this film, so I decided to look for footage of the actual game and to see how Invictus looks in comparison. Here's the full game for anyone who's interested:  Rugby World Championship 1995 New Zealand vs. South Africa (https://youtu.be/LmQHWex_UFo)

If you don't want to watch the whole game, you can see a pretty good snippet of it here which I've cued up to about one minute before a pretty serious head injury:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmQHWex_UFo&feature=youtu.be&t=2h5m20s

I'll just say that the slow motion was annoying -- and it was TOO drawn out. There WERE too many crowd scenes, but I did like seeing Palooka and Mrs. Palooka! (I screencapped it here, click on it for full size image)

(http://i.imgur.com/UhI5Ogk.jpg)

And, if Palooka should read this... how cool is it that you managed to get a shot kissing your wife into a Clint Eastwood film!   8)

I also cued up the shot of the plane flying overhead before the game. You can watch it here:   https://youtu.be/LmQHWex_UFo?t=3m57s

Due to all the camera angles, it looked very planned, and not a rogue move by the pilot like it was depicted in the film. It also made me think that all security personnel from the stadium must have been in on it... wouldn't you think?

About the music... I kept thinking they borrowed from the Lion King soundtrack. Nope.... not a fan. Sorry, Kyle.

So I've gone and made a post of random thoughts of Invictus rather than a decent review. I'll just stop here, and give it my grade. 4 stars out of 5, a B.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 03, 2016, 02:28:48 PM
I just watched Jersey Boys. What mixed feelings I have from this one. I almost want to watch it again to see if I will like it more or less. I admit going into this one with the idea that I'd be surprised to like it. That's just a bad attitude to start out watching a movie with, and it could be part of the problem. The thing is... I can't stand the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I wasn't the audience for the Broadway Show or the movie. But, I AM very familiar with the music. One of my first cars (this will show my age) only had an AM radio in it. So the only music station I listened to was WFIL (Philadelphia).... which was the original station that Dick Clark was a DJ on. It's true. SO, growing up in the 1970's/1980's and listening to Philly radio, of COURSE I knew Frankie Valli. Maybe I actually knew his music too well, because I really grew tired of it, and I moved on to "harder" sounds, first the Beatles and eventually Punk, Heavy Rock and Grunge. So, going back in time to listening to Doo Wop wasn't something I was interested in doing, and it's not something I WOULD Have done if not for trying to be familiar with all the films in Clint's canon.

Now, I've just read a bunch about this from official reviews and members' reviews here, and I can tell you... I don't care what awards John Lloyd Young won for his performance on Broadway, he doesn't sound enough like Franki Valli to make any of the movie make sense. He screeches in falsetto and sounds way too effeminate, he's too nasally, he doesn't even effortlessly glide through his falsetto runs -- they're too staccato. He doesn't growl enough or rasp enough to make the songs sound like more than annoying noise. And for someone who didn't think I could take 2 hours of Frankie Valli, it was VERY hard to listen to 2 hours of BAD Franki Valli.

Here's a comparison:

Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons "Sherry" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uybtn6ebG0I&index=1&list=RDUybtn6ebG0I) vs.  Jersey Boys Movie Clip of Sherry (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hItPmUOSruI)

But, he sounded better when not doing the falsetto.  My favorite performance of his in the film:  Can't Take My Eyes Off You (https://youtu.be/F4CufOrqQCQ?t=14s)

So, aside from the music, what did I think?  Well, I kept literally telling myself to stop thinking about how much I couldn't stand the music, and concentrate on the film. And then, it got a lot better. I actually really enjoyed "breaking the fourth wall" with the narration by the different band members.  But, the two-bit street hustling Jersey punks who "made it" with a little help from the mob wasn't a new story (Hello Frank Sinatra), and to me, it wasn't an interesting one. The problem was... I didn't like Frankie Valli as a person, or as a singer. There wasn't anything "likeable" about him at all, unless you consider this...

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NICK MASSI:  You think after everything that went down, Frankie would have cut Tommy loose right then. If that's what you think, you're not from Jersey.

I'm from Jersey, and I thought it meant Tommy was going to meet an unfortunate accident and wind up on the floor of the Hudson. So, I was glad to see one redeeming quality to Frankie Valli in the entire movie.

I enjoyed Christopher Walken in this... he's one of my favorites. And I was happy to see him dance at the end. In fact, the end was the best part. I'm not one for musicals, so I likened it to the end of Slumdog Millionaire more than to the Broadway version of this story. It was a fun way to end the film.

I'm going to have to rate this a 3/5, which would be "barely passing" with a D.  It just didn't work for me, even though some of it was well done. I'll watch it again sometime later this year, and I'll see if I warm up to it at all.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 05, 2016, 02:12:03 AM
Today's Eastwood film was J. Edgar, and it was my first viewing.

I thought the acting of the two male leads was excellent (Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover and Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson). Judy Dench's portrait of Mrs. Hoover was as unlikable as a mother could be. The movie seems to blame her for his ambitions (from a very early age, telling him it was up to him to bring greatness back to their family name) and for his repressed homosexuality.  Since that seems to be the aim of her character in this story, she pulls it off very efficiently, coming across as the real villain of the story. Naomi Watts was perfunctory as his loyal secretary, Helen Gandy. There just wasn't much for her to do, and with the lighting as dark as it was, we couldn't see her that well anyway.

Unlike some here, I actually thought the story was very good. It shows enough about the merits and transgressions of Hoover's 40+ year career to neither be pandering nor disparaging. The movie credits Hoover for the formation of the FBI and creating the field of forensic science. It shows his accomplishments in taking down mobsters and for solving the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby (one of the most highly publicized crimes of the 20th century), and for setting in place additional laws to help investigate and prosecute those crimes.  The film shows Hoover's penchant for fame and his need to be seen as a hero, as well as his scheming to control the politicians who can take him down, and the abuse of his position. But, not too much is seen of that here because neither his accomplishments nor his abuses are the focal point of the film. Instead, it's a character study on Hoover and his ambition, thirst for power, and inner turmoil over a forbidden love. The themes reminded me of The Thornbirds, where a priest is unable to love a woman because of his ambition to be Pope, his need for fame and power, and the inner turmoil of trying to fight a love which is forbidden in his world. It doesn't stop there, the correlation between the two films goes on to show how the inability to realize that love not only destroys his life, but the life of the person who loved him as well.

There were some problems with J. Edgar, though. My biggest issue was the lighting. I've never had a problem with the dark Eastwood sets, but on this one I kept wondering why it was so dark. If there was some artistic meaning behind it, it was at the expense of being able to really see and enjoy the movie. Surely the offices wouldn't have been that poorly lit back then, no one would have gotten anything done. It seems darker than Unforgiven, but in Unforgiven, the lighting was gas lamp, and mainly evening scenes (and even a lot of rain!)  There, it made sense. Here, it just doesn't. It was frustrating and didn't feel right. When you're asking yourself why a film is so dark, you're being taken out of the movie and the story.

I also didn't like the (almost missing) soundtrack, or Armie Hammer's aging makeup/CGI aging. And, as AKA noted (under a bit of fire) I don't think the cross-dressing scene should have been included. That's Clint's call, of course. But, Hoover angered A LOT of people, and it seems more than plausible that the cross-dressing rumor was untrue, and especially since it was supposed to have taken place at a gay party. Knowing as much as we do about Hoover, it seems highly unlikely he'd do something out in the open that would do such severe damage to his reputation. In the movie, it's toned down to a moment of grief for his mother and only putting on her dress... but really I could have done without it. It lends a little bit of credence to a vicious rumor that seemed to be started specifically to hurt Hoover's reputation. I know it's artistic license, but this is about a real man, and in many ways (but certainly not all ways), a great one.  Clint treats Hoover with just the right amount of respect in this movie, so it felt wrong to even go there for that one moment.

Anyway, I enjoyed it. Not a masterpiece, but a good movie. I'd give it 3.5/5.0, or a B-.  I originally had this as a "C", but noticed I graded Flags of Our Fathers as a B-, and I think this film is just slightly better, but not quite enough for a "B".

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 05, 2016, 11:35:12 PM
I watched Gran Torino tonight. I had watched it when it first came out on DVD with my father (who has always looked like Clint Eastwood, and very much acts like Walt Kowalski). We both loved it, but I didn't remember it AT ALL. So, it was really like watching it for the first time.

I loved it! I don't think I've enjoyed a performance of his so much since Unforgiven. It really felt like a Dirty Harry film, set in Detroit.

There are so many members' comments on it here that I don't really have time to look through all of them before posting here, or I'll forget the movie again! But I did notice a few posts talking about the bad acting of the minor characters. I really had no issues with anyone. I literally choked up when Sue came through the door toward the end of the film (just in case there's anyone reading this who still hasn't seen it, which I suppose is doubtful). It was so emotional for me. I could feel Walt's anger... and I totally understood him going in the kitchen and beating up the cabinets. You feel so at fault and helpless when you know something can happen, and you don't do anything to stop it. I really felt how much Walt connected with that family. It didn't feel fake, or like acting... it just felt real to me.

I wrote above when I was talking about the psychiatric hospital scenes in Changeling that I didn't appreciate it when we have good vs. evil so black and white with characters that don't have shades of gray in Eastwood films. Well, we do have a few of those in Gran Torino. That would be Walt's own children and grandchildren. There's the gang members too -- but those feel more honest to me than these family members who really feel poorly written.

Anyway, did I let that bother me when I was enjoying a Clint Eastwood performance more than I can remember? No. This movie was heaven. I'm surprised he had a role like this in him at his age, and I'm so glad he did it.

I'm sure I'll write a lot more about Gran Torino here and there, so I don't have to think about it all for this one post.

Rating:  4.5/5, an A-!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on January 06, 2016, 04:24:26 PM
I am really enjoying these reviews Matt, and I'm pleasantly surprised by how quickly you've watched all these movies. When you first started discussing getting caught up on the movies Eastwood made since you left the board, the impression I got was that it would take you months to do this, and you're almost done! You've only got "Trouble with the Curve," which Eastwood stars in but does not direct, and "American Sniper" left! I'll be looking forward to your reviews of those movies. What made you do this all so quickly? Did family and friends get you a lot of these newer Eastwood movies for Christmas this year?  ;D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 06, 2016, 04:48:45 PM
I am really enjoying these reviews Matt, and I'm pleasantly surprised by how quickly you've watched all these movies. When you first started discussing getting caught up on the movies Eastwood made since you left the board, the impression I got was that it would take you months to do this, and you're almost done! You've only got "Trouble with the Curve," which Eastwood stars in but does not direct, and "American Sniper" left! I'll be looking forward to your reviews of those movies.

You're keeping track exactly! Yes, two left, and that's it. I might even watch American Sniper tonight.

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What made you do this all so quickly? Did family and friends get you a lot of these newer Eastwood movies for Christmas this year?  ;D

No, I buy my own presents!  ;D

I can't read the board until I see the movies. I don't want to read a spoiler by accident. So I've been very careful until now not to dive into the on-topic forums to read anything, but I do want to get to all of it sooner rather than later. It's not that fast, after all.. I've been back on the board for two months now, and it was only about 6 movies.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 07, 2016, 11:49:19 PM
Tonight's film was American Sniper, and this was my first viewing of it.

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WAYNE KYLE:  There are three types of people in this world:  sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Now, some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. And then you've got predators. They use violence to prey on the weak.  They're the wolves. And then there are those who've been blessed with the gift of aggression and the overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are a rare breed that live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog. Now, we're not raising any sheep in this family and I will whup your ass if you turn into a wolf.  But we protect our own.

You'll almost always find a quote toward the beginning of an Eastwood film that will bring up the theme of the movie. This quote is the one for American Sniper. Young Chris Kyle is given this lesson by his father after his little brother was beaten up at school one day. It turns out young Chris did act the role of the sheepdog. For some people, there is a natural instinct to protect, in Chris Kyle's case that instinct is reinforced at an early age as he gains the respect of his father for protecting his brother.

American Sniper is a great movie. Bradley Cooper is fantastic as Chris Kyle and the directing is Clint at his best. One of the best examples of this is the scene where Kyle is almost left behind after the rest of the men are picked up under heavy fire. The scene is a cloud of red dust, and you can only barely make out what's going on in the frenzy of the attack.... putting you right there in the scene to feel the confusion of the moment, and the fear of being left for dead.

The music was perfect, and the end where it went silent... it felt like the silence was Chris Kyle's voice, silenced with his death. This is his story, told through his eyes and his words. Who can tell the story of his own death? The film goes silent.

Beautiful, poignant and powerful.

5/5. An A.

(I'm not going to get into politics of what was or wasn't shown in the film -- this is Chris Kyle's story based on his book. It's told the way it should be told. It's not a story about the Iraq War, or whether or not he's a hero for what he did. It's just his life story without judgement on either side.)

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 09, 2016, 03:32:54 AM
Tonight (or earlier this morning), I watched Trouble With The Curve. I had so much fun watching this movie! Baseball and Clint Eastwood in one movie. That's about as much entertainment as I can ask for.  But, it was so good!

After watching one of Clint's movies for the first time, I'll read through the "Who Saw" threads, and I'm just amazed at how much criticism there is here for most of the movies when they are first released. And I'm sad that so many people want to judge whether or not a movie will win awards. Remember when no one expected a Clint Eastwood movie to be up for awards, and we all enjoyed them anyway because they were entertaining, and we were fans? What happened to that? Have the last 20 years of almost steady awards spoiled us into thinking that his movies must be artistic and dark and meaningful, and not just enjoyable entertainment? Well, sometimes they're both, but if they're just good entertainment, that's enough for me.

Anyway, I do think that those who enjoy baseball (especially the Americans on the board) were more inclined to enjoy this movie, and that makes sense. But for those who watched it once and thought it was too light a movie and not worth buying on DVD, just go ahead -- it's $10. Watch it again. And then, let's talk about it more.

I'll write more about this tomorrow, and maybe add a screencap or two. It's 4:30 AM here, and I'm calling it a night. More to follow tomorrow. :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on January 09, 2016, 03:36:44 AM
Yeah I enjoyed trouble with the curve as well. Thought it was a fun movie to watch. I am a huge baseball fan and Eastwood fan so liking this movie was a no brainer for me.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 09, 2016, 09:12:39 PM
Trouble With The Curve is about life and relationships, and I think there's so much here that is part of our normal lives that most people will connect with the movie in some way. Maybe you'll connect with the difficulty in communicating with your own family, or working for success but having to give up all enjoyment of life, family, friends, and even to become cut-throat yourself on the way up the career ladder.  It shows some of the problems associated with getting older, and feeling a failure as a good parent, or feeling a failure as a good child. It shows how impossible it is to keep current in these quickly changing times we're all living in. It shows also how difficult it is to get away from technology and be able to relax and even enjoy a ball game without having to multi-task. It also shows that even when something looks good on paper (or on a computer screen) that doesn't mean it will work in the "real world".

I have no complaints with the directing, it felt very "Eastwoodish". I did notice an evening scene at a dock with Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake which seemed brighter than it would have normally been with very little shadows on faces. I checked, and Tom Stern was still the Director of Photography. Maybe that was a Lorenz touch. I thought the acting was great all around, though the law firm partners were stiff (I've seen those actors before, and stiff is par for the course there).

I enjoyed that the movie set the relationship theme around baseball, which reminded me of Bronco Billy and how the relationship theme there centered around a moving Wild West show...(and was just as American)! But, the baseball background keeps the film fresh and moving, and of course so many of us love baseball.

I believe Clint has now made a movie about everything that counts as pure American:  The Western, Baseball, Jazz and American Muscle Cars (and I did truly love the 1965 1/2 Ford Mustang Clint drove in this one).  I think we can all do without a movie about apple pie, so we'll consider it complete.

Trouble With The Curve is a very good movie. For the type of movie it is, a 4/5 feels right. It's a "B".
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Post by: KC on January 10, 2016, 12:36:12 AM
I believe Clint has now made a movie about everything that counts as pure American:  The Western, Baseball, Jazz and American Muscle Cars (and I did truly love the 1965 1/2 Ford Mustang Clint drove in this one).  I think we can all do without a movie about apple pie, so we'll consider it complete.

He did make a movie about lemon meringue pie, sort of ... Million Dollar Baby. ;)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XLqjDB4fIYA/UPBEFC2ZC-I/AAAAAAAAE90/zjNU3KP0dc0/s1600/IrasRoadsideDiner1_MillionDollarBaby.jpg)
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Post by: AKA23 on January 10, 2016, 02:14:26 PM
With one notable exception, I pretty much agree with you on your reviews, Matt. Of the movies you reviewed, I too thought that "Letters from Iwo Jima" and "Changeling" were among the best, and that "Gran Torino" was the most enjoyable. When I first saw "Trouble with the Curve," I didn't enjoy it as much as you did, but on a second viewing I re-evaluated the film, and it has grown on me. I think I've seen it three times now, and I really enjoy Eastwood's, Adams' and Goodman's performances. I think it suffers mostly because it followed "Gran Torino," but I find myself enjoying Eastwood's performances more and more now, even in films I didn't first appreciate, because it looks like he's hung it up as an actor. I keep hoping he'll announce another starring role soon but it's looking doubtful to me.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on January 10, 2016, 09:18:54 PM
Thats a great point AKA23!  I think Trouble with the curve does suffer because it followed Gran Torino. Hopefull Clint will announce another acting role.  Keeping my fingers crossed! ;)  Ive always enjoyed Trouble with the curve because of course Clint and I love baseball.  I would also add that I thought Justin Timberlake did a pretty good job as well.  I really liked all of the actors and actresses in this one.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 10, 2016, 11:52:00 PM
Tonight, A Fistful of Dollars. I'm starting over, from the beginning. :)

If anyone else has all the movies and feels like watching them chronologically this year along with me, we can start a thread.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on January 11, 2016, 02:43:49 AM
So far, there's three of us doing the Eastwood Movie Challenge -- watching all of Clint's films chronologically in about 8 months.

Check out THIS THREAD (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10245.msg224515#msg224515).
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Post by: AKA23 on January 11, 2016, 07:16:10 PM
You rewatching all these Eastwood films brought something back for me from our past. I remember that we both really hated "Blood Work" when it came out. I am wondering whether you've seen it at all since we had those conversations, and whether your opinion of it has improved at all with time?
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Post by: Matt on January 11, 2016, 09:18:20 PM
I haven't seen it since it came out on DVD. It will be interesting to watch it again and see if it's better now.

AKA, do the Challenge with us. If you can't do all the movies, do the ones you can.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on January 15, 2016, 02:15:43 PM
Unforgiven

Greatest western ever made!

Never gets old!
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on January 17, 2016, 11:27:18 AM
Pale Rider  :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: Matt on January 17, 2016, 11:30:35 AM
Shannon, do you want to do the Eastwood Movie Challenge with us? Read about it HERE (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10245.msg224515#msg224515).
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on January 17, 2016, 06:23:19 PM
Shannon, do you want to do the Eastwood Movie Challenge with us? Read about it HERE (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10245.msg224515#msg224515).

Count me in!!!  :D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Richard Earl on January 21, 2016, 12:59:50 PM
I watched The Outlaw Josey Wales a few days ago. It has always been one of my favorites. I had not seen it in a few years. I had forgot how many great one liners there are in that movie.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on January 22, 2016, 01:45:39 AM
I watched The Outlaw Josey Wales a few days ago. It has always been one of my favorites. I had not seen it in a few years. I had forgot how many great one liners there are in that movie.

Your sure right about that! You make me think of how good all the dialog was in that film.

One of my all time favorite scenes is in it. The scene where Josey is going into the cantina to look for a horse for Chief.

Here comes de judge.

TMWNA

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 30, 2016, 06:53:50 AM
Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/10/19/movies/20flag.1.600.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 01, 2016, 07:58:58 AM
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

(http://www.seeing-stars.com/Locations/IwoJima/Malibu1.jpg)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 01, 2016, 08:11:32 AM
American Sniper (2014)

(http://www.thecollegefix.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/AmericanSniper-337x300.jpg)

This movie happened to come on cable tv while visiting a friend over the weekend and we decided to watch it.  After having sat through two films Eastwood directed but did not star in very recently, I would not have opted for a third.  In general, I do not like them.  I haven't seen American Sniper since it was first released so I didn't entirely mind.  Not only that, but it's the only film other than Mystic River of Eastwood's directed only efforts that I think is very good. 
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 10, 2016, 11:49:08 PM
Blood Work

Funny thing happened. I went over to one of my friends house last night. He said oh cool your here just in time to watch an Eastwood movie with us. Knowing that I'm a huge Eastwood fan so I said sure I'll stay and watch it why not!  I asked which one are y'all watching?  He said Blood Work. I said oh okay. I was expecting him to say Unforgiven or Dirty Harry. I've only watched Blood Work twice before. Once when I rented it and then again when I bought the DVD last year. I only bought it because I'm getting all of his movies. And both times I watched it I really wasn't impressed with the movie. I remember saying to myself it's defenately not one of Eastwoods better movies. And it's only watchable because he's in it. However after watching it with a few of my friends last night I have changed my mind about this movie. I actually enjoyed it very much. I thought Eastwood did an excellent job in this one. And it's really a good suspense thrilling movie. And it has a nice little twist and some pretty decent action parts at the very end. I have read comments before about Jeff Daniels was miscast for that part. But I thought he was okay. Not great but okay. While this movie will never be in my top 10 favorite Eastwood movies and probably not in top 20 either. But I think it is a good movie and one that I really enjoyed watching this time around.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Man With No Aim on February 11, 2016, 12:57:28 AM
GBU. Just an hour ago.

This film gets better each time I watch it.

And it was damn good the first time I ever watched it. A true epic film not only about the Western genre, but about the human condition.


Man
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on February 11, 2016, 09:41:55 PM
GBU. Just an hour ago.

This film gets better each time I watch it.

And it was damn good the first time I ever watched it. A true epic film not only about the Western genre, but about the human condition.


Man

I agree!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on April 02, 2016, 02:17:07 PM
The Enforcer my boyfriend  just bought it and a couple others for me as part of our 11 month anniversary and as part of the Eastwood movie challenge
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Post by: Perry on April 05, 2016, 08:58:30 PM


The First Traveling Saleslady
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: allycat on April 14, 2016, 12:28:22 PM
American Sniper, as I just said in another thread. A rare thing for me to watch Clint these days. I need to catch up  :-[
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on April 15, 2016, 07:30:53 PM
Still time to join the Eastwood Challenge, Ally! ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: allycat on April 16, 2016, 01:32:14 PM
Still time to join the Eastwood Challenge, Ally! ;)

What is this thing you speak of, KC? Time? I never have any!  :D

Also do I even have both those films on DVD? I'm not sure. Shameful, I know.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on June 01, 2016, 06:45:54 PM
American Sniper for the first time. Really enjoyed it and can't wait to watch it again for the movie challenge
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on June 18, 2016, 08:57:16 AM
Joe Kidd. Tonight until 9pm on AMC some of Clint's westerns are on. Next week on the same channel starting at 10am Crazy For Dirty Harry is on all 5 movies backwards then at 1am Dirty Harry again and tonight Unforgiven at 1am
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Post by: Perry on June 18, 2016, 11:07:52 AM


           Tarantula
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Post by: KennyEastwood1988 on June 19, 2016, 07:25:46 PM
A Perfect World with the new mother to be  ;D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on June 22, 2016, 09:05:14 AM
High Plains Drifter on my Netflix cause I was bored and wanted to watch something Clint related
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on June 25, 2016, 03:57:42 PM
Magnum Force and Dirty Harry. There's a Dirty Harry marathon backwards that started at 10am on AMC and tonight at 1am Dirty Harry is on again
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on July 03, 2016, 08:59:36 PM
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot RIP Michael Cimino  :'(
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Post by: Shannonsmith1993 on July 12, 2016, 09:07:19 PM
Jersey Boys it was just added to Netflix
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on July 12, 2016, 09:23:31 PM
City Heat
First time ever watching it.  Not the greatest movie.  But it did have some awesome fight scenes in it.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 26, 2016, 04:49:05 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Eiger_sanction.jpg)
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Post by: KC on July 26, 2016, 07:02:49 AM
^ So, another viewing so soon after March 27?
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 26, 2016, 09:56:21 AM
^ So, another viewing so soon after March 27?

Sure, why not?  My uncle recently downsized his DVD collection and gave me an Eastwood triple feature. I've been putting The Eiger Sanction on the past couple of nights at bedtime.  I usually go to sleep watching CSI: Miami, Law & Order or Blue Bloods. Thought I'd change things up a little.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 31, 2016, 02:08:37 PM
(http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/97/MPW-48692)

One of my favorites.




Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 05, 2016, 01:14:13 AM
Fire Fox and Honkytonk man

First time I've ever seen these two movies. Fire Fox had a few good parts that I enjoyed. Other than that I personally didn't care for it. Felt like it could have been better. Clint being in it makes it watchable though.

Honkytonk man was I thought a pretty good movie.  Not the best Eastwood movie. But still very enjoyable. It kept me interested pretty much throughout. Clint did a good job. And Kyle I thought did an awesome job. He looked like a natural actor. It looked easy for him. If he wasn't so interested in music he defenately would have made an excellent career in acting. I felt his performance was really good. It's ashame he didn't choose acting because he's great!  Overall enjoyed the movie.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on August 05, 2016, 06:27:11 PM


  Star in the Dust
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 05, 2016, 07:02:57 PM
Did you like Clint's part in that, Perry? It was his first Western.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on August 06, 2016, 09:07:22 AM
Question to the mods. Since the title of the thread is "What was the last Eastwood film you watched?" we can comment Scott movies here too? He is an Eastwood, right? :D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on August 06, 2016, 10:08:32 AM
Hell no! This is still a Clint Eastwood site.  "Eastwood" still means Clint here. 
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Post by: Matt on August 06, 2016, 10:09:10 AM
(You'll have to forgive the enthusiasm in the above post. But, I thought it was appropriate. :) )
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Post by: Aline on August 06, 2016, 01:18:50 PM
(You'll have to forgive the enthusiasm in the above post. But, I thought it was appropriate. :) )

I forgive you, Matt, I almost asked for that >:D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 06, 2016, 06:53:37 PM
Nor can we comment here about videos showing the latest hot prospect acquired by the Yankees ... Clint Frazier! ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on August 06, 2016, 08:49:15 PM


Actually KC if you look @ Clint's scene with John Agar when they are discussing a hanging Clint is dressed up just like Red Stovall in Honky Tonk Man....
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on August 07, 2016, 11:46:49 AM
I forgive you, Matt, I almost asked for that >:D

Our site administrator, Richard, had a little fun on April 1st with us. Too bad you missed that. This is what you'd see if you pulled up our board:

(http://i.imgur.com/RCGnSPV.jpg)

EDIT:  I forgot we had a thread about it -- you can find it here:  Scott Eastwood Forums (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10363.0).
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 07, 2016, 12:12:18 PM
That thread turned truly weird very fast!  :D  ;D
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Post by: Matt on August 07, 2016, 12:59:58 PM
It was April Fools.  ;D
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Post by: Aline on August 07, 2016, 01:43:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RCGnSPV.jpg)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on August 07, 2016, 09:01:14 PM


Clint has kids????
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 07, 2016, 09:41:58 PM
A couple, yeah.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 16, 2016, 09:17:28 PM
Bronco Billy

Enjoyed it more second time around!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 19, 2016, 12:32:02 PM
Paint your wagon

I now own all of Clints movies hes acted in post Rawhide.  And Paint your Wagon was the last one of Clints movies I had never seen before.  Watched it for the first time last night.  IMO its probably Clints worst movie.  Personally I didnt care for it.  Not a huge fan of musicals plus its a long movie.  If Clint wasnt in it I would have turned it off after about 20 mins.  Its the only one of his movies I wouldnt care to watch again.  And theres only two other movies that I would watch it again but didnt particularly care for and they were Fire Fox and City Heat.  Clints acted in 50 to 60 movies and those three movies are the only ones that I didnt care for.  And only Paint your wagon is one that I probably wouldnt care to ever watch again.  That says a lot about Clints success and how much of a fan I am of his.  Sylvester Stallone and Tom Hanks are my two fav actors behind Clint and they have several movies that I didnt care for.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 19, 2016, 08:59:14 PM
I think many of us would agree with your assessment there, Rawhide7 ... those are usually three of Clint's least popular films among members here.

And we hope you'll soon see another Tom Hanks movie that you'll want to watch more than once! :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 20, 2016, 01:29:51 PM
Thanks KC. Yeah I have a strong feeling that I will like sully. I didn't mean to sound that negative about paint your wagon. But it just didnt really click with me.  I was even thinking to myself why did Clint do this movie.  But it made me think about all of his movies more and how I felt about them. And only fire fox and city Heat are the only other two that I didn't care for a whole lot. All of his others I enjoyed to varying degrees. Of course I like some better than others but all the others I enjoyed to some degree or aspect. That really says a lot about Clint and how much a fan I am of his. No matter how much a fan you are there will be some movies that your not going to like. Or some songs of an artist your not going to like. Unless he only does a very select few. Again that's only my opinion on paint your wagon. It does have a very respectable IMDb rating of 6.7 so obviously some people like it. I think it was a combination of how long it was, it's a musical, and seeing Clint in something different from his typical roles. With that said I do like a couple of musicals mainly because I watched them as a kid. Petes Dragon and the wizard of oz. I think Clint is a pretty good singer.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on October 24, 2016, 08:38:58 AM
Play Misty for Me

I hadn't watched it in a while and felt a big desire to see it last night.

This movie is timeless and never fails impressing me. I love the place where the story happens, being in Carmel makes so much difference.

The best thing is no doubt Jessica Walter, she is amazing and gives me chills. Her character makes me mad but also feeling for her. It's pathetic how Evelyn keeps going on and on after Dave. It's sad because a woman in love (even not in a psychotic way like Evelyn) does that sometimes. She knows is over and was just a night stand but keeps going on not even letting him speak. The feeling I have while watching this movie is those are not actors, it's like watching a real story because the roles are so perfectly played. We can feel the tension growing just looking at Dave, in how little by little he feels trapped realizing the mess he got involved. 

I hate when this movie is compared to Fatal Attraction. Gleen Close character atittudes are so predictable, the man was married and loved his wife. No judgments but Dave was single, what's the problem to have an adventure. Besides the atmosphere of Misty is way more pleasant to watch. Fatal Attraction takes place in a big city and this takes some of the exciting for me.

I have watched it many times and planning to see it again. Amazing Clint directing debut.

Just one bad point. I don't like the colourful shirts David wears, not really :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on October 24, 2016, 09:28:08 AM
Ouch, you don't like Dave's shirts? 

I agree with the rest of your review, Aline!  O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on October 25, 2016, 07:35:58 AM
Ouch, you don't like Dave's shirts? 

You do? :-\
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on October 25, 2016, 03:04:16 PM

You do? :-\

Big league!  ;D

I really enjoyed Play Misty for Me. It's like a tourism film for Carmel... so gorgeous. And back then, it looks like it was so nice and quaint, and quiet. Is it still like that at all, or is it built up and a tourist mecca?

Dave has a great wardrobe. I want some of those shirts.

(http://i.imgur.com/cX7PwdK.jpg)

If you go back to the original thread that I quoted from, conversation continued a bit about Dave's clothing.  O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on October 26, 2016, 01:07:03 PM
 :D

I can take the shirt on your quote, but look at this one:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/76/77/21/7677216a214bdec349a0c7135b738eae.jpg)

My eyes hurt :D

I'll check the thread up. Love what you said about the movie is like a tourism film for Carmel, I think the same.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2016, 03:24:47 PM


I can take the shirt on your quote, but look at this one:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/76/77/21/7677216a214bdec349a0c7135b738eae.jpg)

It's awesome!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on October 26, 2016, 06:02:39 PM
Yeah, I'm with Aline. Those shirts are hideous. His apartment decor is also quite an eye sore as well, but I think Matt likes these shirts because of the nostalgia factor. It reminds him of the 70's, a time which he remembers fondly, and I can understand that.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2016, 07:21:30 PM
Dufuque?  AKA....  :o

Nostalgia factor....

the 70's "a time which he remembers fondly".

I'd think he was ribbing me, but I honestly think ....... he's being serious!  >:(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on October 26, 2016, 07:30:47 PM
For all you who don't dig Dave's shirts.

(http://i.imgur.com/qEglDuP.jpg)

I'm not sure what is going on in the print of this shirt, but it looks like someone is making a fish offering to a Greek god, and it's ubercool.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on October 26, 2016, 07:56:39 PM
I can see why Toby is keeping her eyes closed! ;D
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Post by: Matt on October 26, 2016, 08:27:04 PM
It was the power of the shirt... she was butter.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on October 27, 2016, 02:50:43 PM
Yeah, I'm with Aline. Those shirts are hideous. His apartment decor is also quite an eye sore as well, but I think Matt likes these shirts because of the nostalgia factor. It reminds him of the 70's, a time which he remembers fondly, and I can understand that.

Dufuque?  AKA....  :o

Nostalgia factor....

the 70's "a time which he remembers fondly".

I'd think he was ribbing me, but I honestly think ....... he's being serious!  >:(
:2funny:
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on October 28, 2016, 01:37:23 PM
Dufuque?  AKA....  :o

Nostalgia factor....

the 70's "a time which he remembers fondly".

I'd think he was ribbing me, but I honestly think ....... he's being serious!  >:(

The explanation for this is actually far simpler and less snarky than you anticipated it would be. I'm just bad at math! ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on October 28, 2016, 01:55:48 PM
Yeah, I can imagine -- you're dealing with such BIG numbers.  >:(
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Kinski on November 02, 2016, 03:59:00 PM
Hello,

my favorite Eastwood-Siegel film "Escape from Alcatraz".

It is still for me one of his best acting performances.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on November 02, 2016, 07:06:42 PM
Have to agree with you there, Kinski! That part might have been written for him.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on November 06, 2016, 01:21:59 AM
Watched joe Kidd last night.

I actually enjoyed it much more this time around. I mean I've always liked it but to me it's Clints weakest western but I still enjoy seeing it. Some people would say two mules is his weakest western. But I actually like two miles for sister Sara a little better than joe Kidd. The reason being I find two mules to be humorous and it was something a little different from all the rest of his westerns. Joe Kidd has some great scenes. But the overall movie to me isn't as good as two mules for sister Sara. But those two are the bottom two for sure. Anyways I enjoyed joe Kidd and those great scenes.
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Post by: Aline on November 07, 2016, 07:39:27 AM
Joe Kidd has always been one of my favorites and I like it even more than Two Mules for Sister Sara :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on November 07, 2016, 01:32:39 PM
Thanks Aline,

Yeah a lot of people like joe kidd better than two mules.  And a lot of people even rank it in there top five eastwood westerns.  I just like the different pace that two mules brings.  Something different than your ordinary western.  I do like Joe Kidd too.  I feel like its got some really great scenes.  I just feel like overall these two are his weakest westernns.  Yet I still enjoy both of them.
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Post by: antonis on January 25, 2017, 07:06:03 AM
Kelly's heroes

The boys were sick and decided to run an Eastwood marathon. By the time I returned from work they started this one so I went along  :D
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Post by: Jed Cooper on January 29, 2017, 03:43:53 PM
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Post by: Rawhide7 on January 29, 2017, 08:59:33 PM
Kelly's heroes

The boys were sick and decided to run an Eastwood marathon. By the time I returned from work they started this one so I went along  :D

Sorry the boys were sick. But Kelly's heroes is a very enjoyable movie to watch.
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Post by: PeterD on February 26, 2017, 12:46:28 AM
Guess this is the area to post that I watched Gran Torino again for about the 6th time (we need another section for non-Dirty Harry and non-Western movies).

Love this film, maybe my favourite Eastwood film closely followed by Dirty Harry and Unforgiven.

I enjoy his movies mostly, only The Beguiled and Coogan's Bluff are unwatchable to me, I loathe them.  :(

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Post by: KC on February 26, 2017, 01:32:19 AM
Guess this is the area to post that I watched Gran Torino again for about the 6th time (we need another section for non-Dirty Harry and non-Western movies).

And indeed, this is the right forum for that ... as it says on the front page, "A forum for discussions on any general Eastwood related topics not covered elsewhere." I guess it could be a little more specific. ;)

Glad you like Gran Torino so much ... if you don't care for The Beguiled, maybe Sophia Coppola's upcoming remake will be more to your taste. ;)
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Post by: Gant on February 27, 2017, 12:40:36 AM
I'm always a little surprised so many people don't like Coogan's Bluff.... It's always been a favourite of mine..
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 27, 2017, 12:48:48 AM
Yeah coogans bluff isn't a bad movie. It's just not one that jumps out at me when I think about Clint's movies. But for me the beguiled and coogans bluff aren't that bad. There's a lot worse movies like city heat, and pink Cadillac. I put those two below bluff and beguiled.
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Post by: Aline on February 27, 2017, 09:04:58 AM
Coogan's Bluff was the movie that turned me into a Clint fan. So memorable scenes... the introduction when he finds and beats the guy with the gun and the fight at the bar with Pushie, never fails to get me.

You guys don't dare to put this movie in the same row then the Beguiled and City Heat :tickedoff:
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 27, 2017, 01:17:19 PM
No Aline. I agree with you. I personally like coogans bluff.  And I like the beguiled too. I do like coogans bluff better than the beguiled. And it's defenately above movies like the rookie, Cadillac, city heat and actually several others too. Coogans bluff was different and interesting.
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Post by: PeterD on February 27, 2017, 01:47:05 PM
I thought Pink Cadillac and The Rookie were both pretty good, way better than Coogans or Beguiled.

Each to their own.    :)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on February 28, 2017, 02:21:14 AM
Yeah the rookie and pink Cadillac are okay movies for me. There in the lower part of Clint's movies as far as my Clint fav movies go. Honestly there's really only three of Clint's movies he's starred in post rawhide days that are unwatchable and just flat out boring to me. They are City Heat, paint your wagon, and fire fox. Sorry to those who might like these three but that's just my opinion. I now own and have watched everyone of Clint's movies he's starred in post rawhide days. And it wouldn't bother me if I never saw those three movies again. Pretty much all the others are watchable. Some like Cadillac, and the rookie are low on my list of his that I like. But I would watch them again.
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Post by: TWOMULES on February 28, 2017, 04:10:39 PM
Coogan's Bluff was the movie that turned me into a Clint fan. So memorable scenes... the introduction when he finds and beats the guy with the gun and the fight at the bar with Pushie, never fails to get me.

I always enjoy watching Coogan's Bluff. :) I agree Aline, the film has some very memorable scenes which are very entertaining.
I also think Clint's performance in this movie is very underrated. It's amazing the number of people who don't like this film. :(
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Post by: Perry on March 01, 2017, 04:44:35 PM

Coogans Bluff hasnt aged well. The only interesting thing about the movie is you see some actors in small roles that Eastwood would use later on in his later films like Clifford Pellow, Albert Popwell, James McEachin, and of course Donald Stroud a few years later in Joe Kidd.
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Post by: Perry on March 10, 2017, 08:59:50 PM


Just watched Where Eagles Dare again on TCM. What a great movie. It's amazing how much actress Mary Ure looks like Sondra Locke and in other scenes looks like Allison Eastwood.
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on March 27, 2017, 08:08:02 PM
Every Which Way But Loose

I've picked up where I fell off of the Eastwood Challenge last year. I still enjoy this, but I need a few years between me and another viewing.
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Post by: Perry on March 28, 2017, 01:42:05 PM


Away All Boats
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Post by: The Schofield Kid on March 29, 2017, 01:47:30 PM

Away All Boats

What was your favourite part of the movie?
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Post by: Perry on March 30, 2017, 08:55:54 PM


Julie Adams in her bathing suit.
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Post by: antonis on April 11, 2017, 11:08:35 AM
GRAN TORINO

What a film.One of Clint's finest and a piece of art in my opinion.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on April 11, 2017, 09:20:28 PM
GRAN TORINO

What a film.One of Clint's finest and a piece of art in my opinion.

I agree Antonis. I liked it so much that I watched it at the movie theatre 3 times.
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Post by: antonis on April 12, 2017, 11:46:11 AM
I agree Antonis. I liked it so much that I watched it at the movie theatre 3 times.

Well done... O0
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Post by: Matt on April 22, 2017, 11:22:27 PM
Sully for the first time since it was released in theaters.  It looks fantastic on BluRay. Very enjoyable film, but man... one phone call between Sully and Mrs. Sully was really enough.
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Post by: Perry on April 26, 2017, 06:43:53 PM
 

 Breezy... Kay Lenz. Underrated actress and one of Eastwood's best movies.
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Post by: Christopher on April 29, 2017, 10:50:38 AM
Breezy... Kay Lenz. Underrated actress and one of Eastwood's best movies.
I've seen Breezy twice, the second time last year during the Eastwood movie challenge, and both times I've been surprised at just how much I've liked the movie. It really is a gem.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on April 29, 2017, 01:05:48 PM
I can't recall the last time I watched an Eastwood film.  I'm overdue.


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Post by: Jed Cooper on May 01, 2017, 07:37:11 AM
Mini-Eastwood marathon yesterday...

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Post by: Gant on May 07, 2017, 02:25:20 AM
Clicking through the channels yesterday I came across Kelly's Heroes.. I thought I'd watch it for a few minutes and ended up staying thru to the end..
Still a great movie for me..  One of my first Eastwoods and very popular with me and my school chums back in the day.. packed with gags and great star performances..
I enjoyed it as much as ever..
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 23, 2017, 09:23:52 PM
Yeah Gant I love watching Kelly's heroes a lot too. Just flat out very fun movie to watch. Great all star cast.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on May 30, 2017, 09:42:13 PM
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Very exciting movie to watch. As always thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Post by: Perry on May 31, 2017, 03:32:11 PM


Where Eagles Dare............ One of the best Films he ever did.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on May 31, 2017, 04:25:40 PM
Happened to wake up at 3AM today and in celebration of the man's 87th birthday, decided to fall back asleep to Unforgiven.  Was awake did the first 1/2 hour, then awoke to Claudia's Theme playing over the closing credits.

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Post by: antonis on July 05, 2017, 09:58:30 PM
Last night I attended a rare screening of Two mules for sister Sara.Always enjoyed this film but,never had the chance of a theatrical viewing.

So excited.
What a film. ..
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Post by: KC on July 05, 2017, 10:41:33 PM
In Athens? Any special occasion? :)
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Post by: antonis on July 05, 2017, 11:14:32 PM
The screening was part of a weekly program scheduled by a known critic, which included several "old" movies.Two mules was double billed with Johnny Guitar.
No matter the occasion I'm happy enough because I also had the pleasure to be accompanied by my boys.
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Post by: Perry on July 13, 2017, 06:56:50 PM

 The Eiger Sanction.... Still one of Eastwood's few mistakes. Slow, boring and outside of Vonetta McGee's beauty and Brenda Venus jogging, the movie has nothing for me to like about it. The novel by Trevanian is by far superior.
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Post by: TWOMULES on July 14, 2017, 02:02:20 AM
The Eiger Sanction.... Still one of Eastwood's few mistakes.

Perry, I don't think it was a mistake. The film has many things going for it including the stunning cinematography, nice supporting actors like George Kennedy and John Williams superb score. It maybe slow and one of Eastwood's weaker efforts but I still find it most enjoyable.
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Post by: Perry on July 14, 2017, 06:35:56 PM
 I hear what you are saying. The cinematography is fine. I haven't seen the movie in many years and watching it again Eastwood looks bored, Cassidy's performance is ridiculously over the top and the acting from everyone was not really convincing. I always felt Eastwood was a little over his head on this one. The movie didnt do well anyway 
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Post by: Elizabeth77 on July 20, 2017, 04:49:38 AM
Sully, with my mother. (I'd forgotten about this one. Too much going on in my life.)

Every Which Way But Loose (We spent Monday night in a cabin the Grand Tetons. It was a lovely place, but we had some down time and I finally finished watching this.)
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 29, 2017, 09:11:58 PM
Im watching four of Eastwoods war movies he acted in over this week. I've watched heartbreak ridge which was enjoyable. Watched where Eagles dare last night. It's a pretty good movie. Has some good moments in it. But for me it's slightly too long and boring at times. I plan on watching the beguiled and Kelly's heroes over the next couple of days. I always watch outlaw Josey Wales in November with all my other westerns.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on August 30, 2017, 12:52:51 PM
Pale Rider

I love revisiting this from time to time.

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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 30, 2017, 02:32:56 PM
Always enjoy pale rider. Great movie.
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Post by: Matt on August 30, 2017, 05:19:46 PM
I edited Brian's post just to resize the images.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on August 31, 2017, 08:52:58 PM
The Beguiled

I've always felt Clints performance was great in this movie. All the women actresses were great too.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 01, 2017, 02:15:08 AM
Kelly's heroes. Enjoyed it very much as always. Donald Sutherland really made this movie great. All the others were great too but Sutherlands character really made this movie. One of the few times that Clint gets over shadowed a bit.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 05, 2017, 04:34:41 PM
City Heat

Should have been a much better film. I mean Clint and Burt both in the same film. It does have a few good moments and action scenes. But overall not really a great film. Kind of boring at times. One of the weaker Eastwood films. Which there are very very few weak Eastwood films.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 07, 2017, 09:32:16 PM
Million dollar baby

This is a very good movie. I enjoyed it as always. However the ending is the most disturbing ending for me out of all the endings of an Eastwood movie. It's just so realistic to life. She's winning and at the top of the mountain then next thing she's in the hospital. Plus it makes you feel bad the way her family treated her. But yeah for me watching the ending is pretty much unbearable.
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Post by: Perry on September 08, 2017, 08:37:38 PM

Go watch some Eastwood movies again with Sondra Locke Rawhide 7. That the true meaning of unbearable.
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Post by: Rawhide7 on September 09, 2017, 01:38:32 AM
Yeah I hear yeah perry. Not a big fan of hers either. But the ending of million dollar baby has always bothered me. It's just really depressing for me to watch that part. Rest of the movie is great though.
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Post by: Perry on September 09, 2017, 04:23:37 PM


Absolutely. I agree.
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Post by: Gant on December 09, 2017, 09:09:19 AM
Tightrope

Still one of my fave Clint movies with some of the best dialogue ever
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Post by: Gant on December 22, 2017, 11:23:57 AM
Perfect World.... A film that seems to get better and better with each viewing..
I hadn't seen it in a few years, underrated movie in my opinion..
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Post by: KC on December 22, 2017, 07:16:21 PM
The Bridges of Madison County. Today, in the theater! 8)

I'll post some thoughts in the thread I started in the News forum.
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Post by: Kayley on January 04, 2018, 12:36:40 AM
Million Dollar Baby.... still hate that family of hers!

I wonder how Jamie Fox could have beaten Clint as best actor that year. He was so good! His facial expressions and the pain in his eyes in those little scenes is so intense!
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Post by: Gant on January 04, 2018, 07:49:37 AM
Did you ever read the short story Kayley ?
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Post by: Kayley on January 07, 2018, 10:01:10 AM
No, I don't think so.
What story is that?
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Post by: KC on January 07, 2018, 10:15:00 AM
It's the title story in this collection of boxing stories by F.X. Toole:

Million Dollar Baby (http://www.worldcat.org/title/million-dollar-baby-stories-from-the-corner/oclc/493484496/viewport)

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(Originally published under the title Rope Burns.)

The story was the basis of the screenplay for the movie.
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Post by: Gant on January 07, 2018, 12:24:55 PM
It's a great collection (Rope Burns) of short stories...

One major difference between the book and the film is that in the short story Clints character gets to punch out one of
Her family members.. It would have been such a quintessential Eastwood moment... Quite brave of them not to use it...
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Post by: Kayley on January 09, 2018, 04:53:38 AM
Thanks a lot. I'll have a look.

And I agree on the brave part not to let Clint use his fists. He's the mentor in this one, not the fighter....
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Post by: Perry on February 05, 2018, 05:25:33 PM

                            15:17 Train To Paris
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Post by: KC on February 05, 2018, 09:52:27 PM
Is that a movie title? ???
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Post by: Gant on March 21, 2018, 01:00:52 AM
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Firefox has always held a special place in my heart as it was the first of Clints films I got to see in the cinema..

I must've seen it so many times over the years but its been a while so when it popped up on tv recently I tuned in..
Firstly, I'm glad to say it was the full length cut unlike the UK dvd release of some years back..

I know its flawed in some ways but I still enjoy it...  :)

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Post by: KC on March 21, 2018, 07:15:53 AM
It probably looks timely again, now that the Cold War seems to be back with us!
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Post by: Gant on March 22, 2018, 10:30:15 AM
I was thinking that... The film has held up surprisingly well really... (Special effects aside, which weren't that great to begin with) .. It's very Eastwood like in its pace and he's surrounded himself with some great actors... I still enjoy it..
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Post by: Perry on March 31, 2018, 06:52:48 PM


Letters From Iwo Jima. A Tour De Force of a movie still.
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Post by: Aline on June 26, 2018, 08:14:16 AM
Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer

Nice to watch those again, bring back memories of the best days of my life.
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Post by: KC on June 26, 2018, 06:34:04 PM
Aline! Is it really you? :D

So glad to see you again. 8)
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Post by: Aline on June 27, 2018, 06:52:37 AM
Aline! Is it really you? :D

So glad to see you again. 8)

Who else would be, my dear? Thank you :smitten:
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Post by: Aline on July 19, 2018, 12:07:14 PM
The Enforcer again, it had been a while, I missed that one. :)

Hey, what you guys think about Maxwell? I don't know, after Scorpio and the villains of the previous movies I thought the performance of the actor who played him so ridiculous and laughable. Over the top too but Scorpio was over the top and everytime he showed up I felt fear or disgust. With Maxwell all I see is an affected and not very convincing performance especially in the first and the last scene.
His looks also was part of something has gone wrong. That yellow/orange tone of blond colour is supposed to make him menancing ou hunky? Because neither of those worked for me :(
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Post by: AKA23 on July 19, 2018, 07:17:40 PM
Aline, glad you are keeping up with Eastwood's movies even though you have been away from the board. I agree with you on "The Enforcer." I think it has the weakest story and villains in the "Harry" series. What really makes it enjoyable is the chemistry between Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood. Without that, "The Enforcer" is definitely not a very interesting movie. There are some poignant moments in the end that I think work well, but I often wish that "The Enforcer" were a better movie since I think Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood were wonderful onscreen together. That's a screen pairing I would have loved to have seen again. I wonder why they only worked together once.
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Post by: Aline on July 20, 2018, 09:47:00 AM
Even though I was away, I never stopped watching his movies and sometimes even checked the board and read the posts. I just hadn't time or I thought I hadn't nothing new to say. It has been a long time I wanted to have come back and I felt guilty because I never could.

Thank you for the feed back, Aka, I thought it was only me about Maxwell. I don't think The Enforcer was uninteresting or weak at all, it was great. Harry is more mouthed off than never and the woman Wanda was creepy. I only was bothered about Maxwell. I totally agree about Clint and Tyne Daly. She was the only partner that made Harry smile without sarcasm. ^-^ The ending when he stands near her dead body gets me everytime. :'(

There are some poignant moments in the end that I think work well, but I often wish that "The Enforcer" were a better movie since I think Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood were wonderful onscreen together. That's a screen pairing I would have loved to have seen again. I wonder why they only worked together once.

I agree, that would have been great.
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Post by: Jed Cooper on July 20, 2018, 12:01:36 PM
Wow, this is an eye opener for me.  Thank you, Aline and AKA!  The Enforcer is my 2nd favorite in the series after the original.  Reading your thoughts and opinions on Maxwell is very interesting.  A few years ago I’d probably be hard-pressed to agree with you but you’re absolutely right.  Just think how much more effective the movie would’ve been had Maxwell not been played the way he was.  For the time, though, I guess it was fitting and at least he’s not bad as Mick from Sudden Impact.  I think it’s been about a year since I’ve revisited any of the Dirty Harry films, maybe I will again soon.  Thanks again for your insight.
 


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Post by: Perry on July 23, 2018, 01:17:16 PM


Lafayette Escadrille
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Post by: KC on July 23, 2018, 05:50:40 PM

Lafayette Escadrille
Did you watch it as a tribute to Tab Hunter, Perry? I was going to post his obit when he died a couple of weeks ago, but it slipped my mind. Here it is:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/obituaries/tab-hunter-86-1950s-hollywood-heartthrob-is-dead.html

Lafayette Escadrille was the only film he appeared in with Clint, who only has a small part it it. Clint had originally expected to be cast in a more prominent role, but when Warners insisted on casting Tab Hunter in the lead, it was felt Clint and he were too similar in appearance (both tall and blond) for Clint to play a leading part as well. The director was William Wellman, who of course directed the Clint fave The Ox-Bow Incident ... pity this was also the only film he directed with Clint.

Tab Hunter, R.I.P.


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Post by: AKA23 on July 23, 2018, 07:25:22 PM
Perry, that's quite an uncommon choice. I've actually never seen any of the pre-Dollars movies in which Eastwood appears. Does he have significant parts in any of them?
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Post by: Hocine on July 24, 2018, 06:51:02 PM
AKA23, if I may answer to the question you asked Perry, I would say that among the pre-Dollars movies in which Clint appears, Ambush at Cimarron Pass is the most significant one. This is a western in which Clint has the third role.
Scott Brady and Margia Dean have the first two parts.
Clint Eastwood is Keith Williams, an ex-Confederate soldier who hates Yankees and doesn’t accept Confederates’ loss in the Civil War. But he had to collaborate with Brady’s character who is a Yankee, to fight Apaches and to survive.
He started to learn that life is more complicate than North versus South.
His character is a young and impetuous cowboy who announces Rowdy Yates, his role in Rawhide.
In this film directed by Jodie Copeland and released in 1958, Clint had his biggest screen time to date.
However, Clint said later that this film is the worst western ever made.
It was so cheap that it couldn’t get horses.
The other movie is The First Travelling Saleslady directed by Arthur Lubin and released in 1956. This is a comedy western. In this one, Clint is credited, unlike in Revenge of the Creature or Tarantula directed by Jack Arnold both.
He plays a cavalry soldier, a ranger or something. He got his first good reviews and his first romance onscreen.
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Post by: AKA23 on July 25, 2018, 01:34:45 PM
Thanks Hocine!
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Post by: Perry on July 30, 2018, 05:04:20 PM


To be honest KC, saw Escadrille a few times and I'm not a big fan of the movie though it is interesting to see all the people who went on to be productive like David Janssen and Tom Loughlin..As much a I liked Wellman's movies, Escadrille is not up to par. Actually, Wellman wanted Eastwood and Paul Newman as the stars but the suits nixed it...As far as Tab Hunter, a nice guy, but not much of an actor. You should watch the documentary on on Netflix about him.......
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Post by: Perry on September 01, 2018, 08:53:54 PM

 Actually watched 'Trouble With The Curve' last night for the first time on Netflix. Wasn't a bad movie. Eastwood was fine.  Not a fan of Amy Adams, but man she's cute as hell. John Goodman is always good.  Timberlake acts like his music- mediocre. Hilary Swank please come back........
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Post by: AKA23 on September 02, 2018, 03:17:00 PM
Actually watched 'Trouble With The Curve' last night for the first time on Netflix. Wasn't a bad movie. Eastwood was fine.  Not a fan of Amy Adams, but man she's cute as hell. John Goodman is always good.  Timberlake acts like his music- mediocre. Hilary Swank please come back........

Perry, that came out 6 years ago! Why did it take you so long to see it?

And, how can you not like Amy Adams? I think she is the best actress of her generation by far.  What is it about her that rubs you the wrong way? I agree with you on Timberlake!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on September 03, 2018, 07:19:41 PM

              AKA...when 'Curve' came out the reviews were lukewarm and I had no interest in it. I really can't expound on Amy Adams. To me she's just another actress on the conveyor belt and will be gone in a few years.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on September 03, 2018, 11:20:44 PM
AKA has about the best batting average on the board for the much discussed topic: "What actress would you like to see Clint act with" that's been around the board going way back 10-15 years. At first, he said Angelina Jolie, and I remember making fun of that at the time. Then, he decided Amy Adams would be a good choice. When AKA mentions who Clint should work with, I think a little carrier pigeon flies off to Carmel to send Clint a message. They were both very good in their roles, and I think he's right about Amy Adams -- I've seen some of her work and she's always good.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on September 04, 2018, 10:45:28 AM
I've seen Amy Adams in a variety of other roles too, and agree that she's quite good.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on September 04, 2018, 11:05:56 AM
Thanks for the kind words, Matt.

I have literally never heard anyone say that they disliked Amy Adams as an actress. Perry, have you seen "Doubt?" I think that's my favorite performance of hers.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on September 04, 2018, 01:13:15 PM

I'm not doubting her acting prowess. I'm just not a big fan of hers.  She's still cute though.....
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on September 04, 2018, 01:34:07 PM
I'm not doubting her acting prowess. I'm just not a big fan of hers.  She's still cute though.....

That’s fair, Perry. You are welcome to not be a fan. It sounds like you feel about Amy Adams the way I feel about Barbara Streisand. I recognize that she can sing, but I’ve never liked her music.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on September 05, 2018, 11:52:27 AM
 

          Yeah, I agree AKA....great singer, but Streisand can't act either and her directing skills are dubious..Part of my problem is I have no interest anymore with 'mainstream' movies today. So in a sense I probably didn't give Adams a fair chance... All it's become is comic books and remakes ( Papillon as an example) and I have no interest. I still feel Eastwood should had put Swank in The Changeling instead of Jolie. That I'm never changing my mind about......
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Bransford on October 09, 2018, 06:03:42 AM
That’s fair, Perry. You are welcome to not be a fan. It sounds like you feel about Amy Adams the way I feel about Barbara Streisand. I recognize that she can sing, but I’ve never liked her music.

That's actually a great analogy. Anyway, I the last Eastwood film I've seen was 'The Mule.' Yes, I have a time machine...  Kidding aside, can't wait to see that movie. lol
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on October 09, 2018, 02:10:20 PM


It's interesting, I've seen that Mule trailer about 10 times already. That's got to be Eastwood tapping on the piano.......
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on October 21, 2018, 01:23:02 PM
How about this one: True Crime.

It had been a long time I didn't see it. Once started rewatching I remembered everything. I remember back then it hadn't many positive reviews. I felt very upset this time, I thought Isaiah Washington character so conformed about being accused for a crime he didn't commit... and after six years everything was solutioned in one day because of a necklace as a the key of the whole case? ??? The scenes between Beechum and his wife were too whiny and over the top played but how it wouldn't be it, was a sad situation. I remember the father of the girl that played Gail used to post on the board back then. But I like the movie it brings me a lot of good memories.
How about you, I'd like to hear your opinions if you agree or disagree on some those points. :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on October 21, 2018, 08:49:22 PM
Well, of course the ending was contrived ... it's a feature of the genre (the "rescued from unjust execution at the last second" genre). But the film still raised important questions around the whole issue of capital punishment, and in particular the fact that many people on death row are ultimately exonerated as a result of DNA or other evidence turning up that either wasn't available or was ignored at the time of the trial. (Usually not at the last second, though.)

I thought Clint was too old for the part (he wasn't really credible as the eternal rake). But it was well cast otherwise. Bernard Hill was particularly outstanding as the warden, and I loved Clint's exchanges with Denis Leary as the editor whose wife he was having an affair with.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on October 21, 2018, 11:31:30 PM
I agree KC.. I've always thought Clint not particularly convincing in this role, but other performances were good.. Hill for sure and I thought Washington and the actress who played his wife were both really excellent...

I've never really liked Leary after he was caught stealing material from one of my favourite comedians Bill Hicks..

It's lesser Eastwood for me but does contain some good scenes and great support acting...
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on October 22, 2018, 07:50:25 AM
James Woods was great too.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on October 22, 2018, 09:00:49 AM
I think Eastwood was fine in the central role as the reporter, but would have gotten rid of certain aspects of the character, such as him being a womanizer and having a much younger wife and young daughter, when Eastwood was cast.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hocine on October 22, 2018, 11:52:13 AM
True Crime is a pretty good picture, in my opinion. Not among the best films of Clint Eastwood though.

Between 1992 and 1995, Clint was in state of grace.
Indeed, he did Unforgiven, In the Line of Fire, A Perfect World and The Bridges of Madison County which were well received by the critics.
Of course, he won his first Oscars in 1993 for Unforgiven.
After The Bridges of Madison County, he did Absolute Power, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, True Crime, Space Cowboys and Blood Work.
These last five movies are often considered as minor pictures in Clint's filmography. Maybe the scripts were too predictable.
Maybe Clint was too old for True Crime and Blood Work: in the novels, the main characters were younger than Clint.
Space Cowboys was a little bit successful at US box office. However, these movies contain some qualities, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil included.

Steve Everett is like Ben Shockley in The Gauntlet: a professional with some personal weaknesses like alcoholism.
In True Crime, I especially like the scenes between Clint and James Woods. Very funny.
I like the interview sequence between Clint and Isaiah Washington in San Quentin prison too.
The collaboration between Clint and jazz singer Diana Krall with the song "Why Should I Care" is fine.

About the ending, we can have many interpretations: Has Frank Beechum been saved ?

If we were optimistic, we would say that Frank Beechum survived and joined his family for Christmas.
If we were pessimistic, we would say that Steve Everett had a mental vision in which he saw Frank Beechum with his family.

I think that it's a good reflection on happy endings in Hollywood.


Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hocine on October 22, 2018, 12:02:48 PM
I think Eastwood was fine in the central role as the reporter, but would have gotten rid of certain aspects of the character, such as him being a womanizer and having a much younger wife and young daughter, when Eastwood was cast.

I understand what you mean, AKA23.
But on other hand, I think that in True Crime, Clint talked about himself through Steve Everett's behavior.
Steve Everett's daughter was actually played by Francesca Eastwood. And with all due respect, Clint would have been a womaniser.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on October 22, 2018, 03:00:11 PM
I understand what you mean, AKA23.
But on other hand, I think that in True Crime, Clint talked about himself through Steve Everett's behavior.
Steve Everett's daughter was actually played by Francesca Eastwood. And with all due respect, Clint would have been a womaniser.

If Eastwood were playing himself, this may have worked, but since he was playing a character in a movie, I don't think it did. Steve Everett wasn't a particularly wealthy guy, and in our society, it is extremely rare to see a much younger woman with an older guy, unless that guy is extremely wealthy and the woman is motivated to be in the relationship for the swanky lifestyle it affords her. It's also even rarer to see a nearly 70 year old man having a 6 year old daughter.

It's interesting that you commented that Clint may have been talking about himself through his portrayal of Everett, though. I'm not sure that's true, but after seeing the trailer for "The Mule," my brother had a similar reaction. He remarked that it seemed like Eastwood was very fond of redemption stories and asked me whether he may be trying to atone for his own behavior as a father and husband through his art.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on October 23, 2018, 01:51:44 AM
These are all good points. AKA, when I read your first post, I was going to say you couldn't so easily "get rid of" certain aspects of Ev's character, since the point was that he was a failure at everything else, in particular being a good husband and father, but was a paragon as a reporter. But that's more or less what you said in your second post. Clint was fine as the reporter, but because of his age, not so believable in the other aspects of the character he was playing.

And Hocine, I love that you pointed out the parallels between Steve Everett and Ben Shockley. The Gauntlet is an earlier "minor picture" of Clint's that I'm particularly fond of.

Aline and Hocine, thanks for mentioning James Woods His scenes with Clint are outstanding, and I should have named them ahead of Clint's with Leary. It's been too long since I watched this one.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on October 23, 2018, 07:51:20 AM
Good points, Hocine, but at the ending it's not a matter of being optimistic but I think they were really Beechum and his family, Everett not even knew his wife and kid to have a so "clear" vision. And the way they look at each other and Steve takes the cigar down on the floor like something has changed inside him.
The big coincidence is they were walking down the same area at the same time. Suspension of disbelief in this movie is really indeed. :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on October 23, 2018, 08:22:53 AM
I think Clint was trying to be faithful to the book on which which this was based, and that included both him saving Beechum, his womanizing ways, and his young daughter. In the book, the reporter was much younger, similar to the age of the character in the novel "Blood Work. Come to think of it, that is another movie that should have gotten rid of the younger woman/older man romance, which also wasn't the best fit for the 72 year old Eastwood.

KC, as you know, Clint is fond of these stories depicting human frailties that have the potential to become the downfall of otherwise talented or accomplished men. In addition to "The Gauntlet" and "True Crime," this theme is quite pronounced in "Honkytonk Man" and "White Hunter, Black Heart" as well.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hocine on October 25, 2018, 02:53:57 AM
Good points, Hocine, but at the ending it's not a matter of being optimistic but I think they were really Beechum and his family, Everett not even knew his wife and kid to have a so "clear" vision. And the way they look at each other and Steve takes the cigar down on the floor like something has changed inside him.
The big coincidence is they were walking down the same area at the same time. Suspension of disbelief in this movie is really indeed. :)

Thank you, Aline
I also think that Frank Beechum was saved and survived. And I was really happy to see Frank Beechum alive and free.
Everett hasn’t seen Beechum’s daughter before the ending but has seen Beechum’s wife during the interview.
I just wanted to say that the last sequences were edited in a way that you can ask yourself: did they really make it or not ? I think that in Hollywood movies, many endings don’t fit with the rest. That’s why it’s hard to see a convincing ending in a movie, sometimes. For instance, many main characters should have been dead in movies but survived because of Hollywood conventions, box office, financial factor. Sometimes the audience, screenwriters, producers, directors or stars don’t want the hero to die and want him to survive. Some people just don’t like depressing movies.
I think that True Crime’s ending can illustrate this reflection.
In White Hunter Black Heart, John Wilson and Pete Verrill have an interesting conversation about Hollywood.
But Clint is not afraid to make depressing movies.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on November 19, 2018, 02:10:17 AM
When I saw the film I never doubted for a second that Beechum was saved at the end...
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 09, 2018, 05:11:45 AM
My man is releasing another starring role film this week, so I decided to watch the 3 Leone westerns yesterday. Westerns have been a favorite movie genre for as long as I can remember and this is my favorite trilogy by anyone.  Just incredible.  I loved revisiting these again, something I haven’t done in over a year when I had the opportunity to see them on the big screen in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Watching them again is a great primer for The Mule this Friday. 

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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on December 09, 2018, 12:36:08 PM

 The Witches
Title: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 21, 2018, 04:37:03 AM
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Funny thing is, Gant only “thinks in Russian” once, the other pilot commands from him are verbal.

I don’t recall wondering in prior viewings how strange it was that Gant was running from a U.S. military helicopter, surely he recognized it... Of course, his PTSD could’ve been triggered by the sudden appearance of the copter.  I can’t remember if that’s explained in the novel.  I enjoyed reading it and the sequel, Firefox Down!, very much. 

Still, it was nice revisiting this film again.  I would edit it to make it tighter, more suspenseful.  30-40 minutes could easily be scrapped.

Had I sat down to watch this movie straight on from beginning to end, I’d have dozed off.  It was perfect having it on as I wrapped Christmas presents.  Firefox was the very first ticket I’d bought for a large screen Eastwood movie and for that reason it’s special to me even though it’s not a favorite. 

It was a nice walk down memory lane.


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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Aline on December 22, 2018, 07:28:31 AM
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Funny thing is, Gant only “thinks in Russian” once, the other pilot commands from him are verbal.

I don’t recall wondering in prior viewings how strange it was that Gant was running from a U.S. military helicopter, surely he recognized it... Of course, his PTSD could’ve been triggered by the sudden appearance of the copter.  I can’t remember if that’s explained in the novel.  I enjoyed reading it and the sequel, Firefox Down!, very much. 

Still, it was nice revisiting this film again.  I would edit it to make it tighter, more suspenseful.  30-40 minutes could easily be scrapped.

Had I sat down to watch this movie straight on from beginning to end, I’d have dozed off.  It was perfect having it on as I wrapped Christmas presents.  Firefox was the very first ticket I’d bought for a large screen Eastwood movie and for that reason it’s special to me even though it’s not a favorite. 

It was a nice walk down memory lane.


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Firefox has always been one of my favorite. First time watched it, I watched the whole movie with no interruptions also it helps I watched with my father that kept me more interested through the movie. :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on December 23, 2018, 08:05:15 PM
I gave this another viewing this weekend.  Not as good as the Leone trilogy, but still very enjoyable.

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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on January 04, 2019, 01:57:53 PM
Finally!  Six long years since the last Clint Eastwood movie!  Talk about a dry spell!  Well worth the wait.  I saw this again Wednesday night.  I may see it one more time before it’s gone from the cinemas.  I enjoyed The Mule very much.  I found nothing wong with it and look forward to seeing it again.

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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on January 06, 2019, 12:58:20 PM
Hey Jed. I saw "The Mule" for the second time last night. I'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings about the film. I hope you'll consider posting some more extended thoughts in the non-spoilers thread.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on January 07, 2019, 03:16:59 PM


Watched Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. It's a shame Cimino and Eastwood never worked together again. Cimino wanted Eastwood to do a remake of The Fountainhead... Interesting.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on February 04, 2019, 04:59:41 PM
Hey Jed. I saw "The Mule" for the second time last night. I'd love to hear your thoughts and feelings about the film. I hope you'll consider posting some more extended thoughts in the non-spoilers thread.

Thanks, AKA.  However, I believe it would be best to post in the Spoilers allowed thread, though so there’s no restrictions with respect to giving anything away. 🙂


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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Dragonite46 on February 05, 2019, 03:15:06 AM
Watched Gran Torino again last night.

I haven't seen The Mule yet though as it isn't shown at my local cinema.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Jed Cooper on May 18, 2019, 08:19:51 PM
Good day for a marathon, feeling run down and tired.  Sleeping off and on all day but making sure to eat, drink plenty of water and rest.  Hope this bugger’s gone by morning.

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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on May 30, 2019, 01:48:57 PM
Very cool marathon Jed. I've done that before on a day off. Some days just don't want to step outside at all. Just stay in all day watching movie marathons. Usually Rocky, Rambo, Dirty Harry, Indiana Jones marathons to name a few I enjoy. I also sometimes have an Eastwood marathon where I pick out 4 or 5 Various Eastwood movies and watch them all day. Very fun. The next day I'm ready to get outside though. Makes you appreciate the outdoors. But it is nice staying in taking a break from outside world.

I watched The Mule last night on DVD. I watched it at the theatre and this was my second viewing. I enjoyed it even more second time around. Eastwood is hilarious. And everybody else was great too. Really great movie!
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on May 30, 2019, 02:55:01 PM
Anyone planning an Eastwood marathon for his birthday?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on May 30, 2019, 10:03:20 PM
That would be cool Christopher. Unfortunately I have to work most of tomorrow. Wish I could though.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on June 01, 2019, 09:44:13 AM
I didn't do that either, but have been thinking about pulling out some of the Dirty Harry sequels soon. O0
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: HarryCallahan on June 15, 2019, 01:28:04 PM
Watching Two Mules For Sister Sara. Haven't seen it for over 15 years. I forgotten just how good Shirley McClaine was in this.

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Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on July 22, 2019, 02:39:27 PM
Catching up on re-watching some of my dvds.

Hang 'em high - As I get older, my enjoyment of westerns increases. This was one of his best.

Dirty Harry - seen it 10 times maybe and always watchable, a classic.

The Outlaw Josey Wales - watching this last night, another of his very best.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on July 22, 2019, 03:33:54 PM
     


             Was watching Fistful Of Dollars and interestingly they had a spaghetti Western that followed called Ace High with Terrance Hill, Bud Spencer and Eli Wallach who sounded and acted like Tuco. I never realized Wallach did another Spaghetti western. This movie came out in 1968
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 22, 2019, 07:21:23 PM
Watching firefox here in a bit. Been a long time since I've seen it. Feel like watching one of his lesser known movies. Any of you like Fire Fox?  Again been awhile since I've seen it.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 22, 2019, 07:29:29 PM
Gant likes Firefox. ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on August 22, 2019, 08:25:37 PM
Magnum Force for the afternoon's viewing, love the film and look forward to seeing it again.

Probably the best Harry film not including the first one.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 22, 2019, 08:44:24 PM
Gant likes Firefox. ;)

Yeah I thought about Gant when I posted this.  :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on August 25, 2019, 10:49:42 PM
I watch this film whenever it pops up on tv. I still love Firefox, for numerous reasons . One of them being it was the first Eastwood film I saw in a cinema, also the first film I saw when I left home and moved up  to central London...

In fact, the more I watch it the more I enjoy it, faults an all.
There was a great debate on here many years ago where someone (can't remember who) wrote quite a lengthy and interesting piece praising and defending the movie. I think it was probably on the old board tho..
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on August 25, 2019, 11:01:23 PM
There was a great debate on here many years ago where someone (can't remember who) wrote quite a lengthy and interesting piece praising and defending the movie. I think it was probably on the old board tho..

It's probably THIS THREAD (http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=128.0). A 6 page discussion about Firefox?  Those were the days.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on August 26, 2019, 06:20:22 AM
Awesome... Nice one Matt, that's the one :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 26, 2019, 07:04:49 AM
Gant,we have got to get you your av back! Maybe I should ask Richard if he could help?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Matt on August 26, 2019, 09:12:48 AM
Awesome... Nice one Matt, that's the one :)

You know it's an old thread -- we were calling you Mitch!  ;D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on August 26, 2019, 10:08:22 AM
That's right Matt :) I'd forgotten that..

KC you're right, I miss it. Do you think he could help .
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: exit00 on August 27, 2019, 05:52:59 AM
After watching Sad Hill Unearthed, I just had to watch The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly from start to finish.... yet again.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on August 29, 2019, 11:33:32 PM
Hey... I got my av back. It's a miracle. Who do I thank... ?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on August 29, 2019, 11:56:06 PM
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=3717.msg240451#msg240451
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 30, 2019, 07:29:04 AM
Hey... I got my av back. It's a miracle. Who do I thank... ?
Thank Richard. He also got the av gallery back on the site, so if you ever want to change ... go to Forum Profile and select one of the other Eastwood avs.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 30, 2019, 01:04:49 PM
First time I watched Fire Fox I didn't like it all. I remember saying this is probably the first and last time I'll ever watch this movie. I said the same thing after watching paint your wagon. But I decided to watch Fire Fox last week. And I have to say I liked it better this time around. It has some suspenseful moments. I even found myself on the edge of my seat a few times. First time I watched it I lost interest after 20 mins. This time was different. It held my interest throughout. With that said. It's still in my bottom 10 Eastwood movies. I just enjoyed it better this time around.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on August 30, 2019, 01:17:21 PM
Watched The Eiger Sanction last night. I've seen this movie about two or three times before. This movie just doesn't do it for me. There's never that exciting energetic moment where it sparks my interest. The only thing is a few of the Eastwood fight scenes were good. Other than that never really got into this movie. I was hoping it would grow on me a little this time around but just never did. It's in my bottom 10 Eastwood movies. But it is a watchable movie because Eastwood is the star.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on August 31, 2019, 07:30:20 AM
The Mule. :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on August 31, 2019, 01:59:55 PM
For a Few Dollars More.

Really ashamed to say that I had the Sergio Leone westerns for years on my shelf and tried them but didn't like them for some reason, they just didn't stick in my mind. Yesterday I watched Few Dollars and really enjoyed it, couldn't remember ever watching it somehow (perhaps too many stubbies over the years?)

Some clever scenes in it, liked Clint's scene with the old man in the shack who lives near the railway.   :) :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: exit00 on September 01, 2019, 04:58:11 PM
The Mule. :)

I also just watched The Mule on HBO.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on September 01, 2019, 11:13:42 PM
I'm looking forward to watching The Mule again soon.. I really liked it and thought it was a great Clint performance..

And thanks Richard :)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Rawhide7 on September 02, 2019, 01:04:58 PM
I agree Gant. The mule is a very good movie. Clint was great! 
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hocine on September 04, 2019, 11:48:40 PM
I'm looking forward to watching The Mule again soon.. I really liked it and thought it was a great Clint performance..

And thanks Richard :)


Clint definitely gave his last great performance in The Mule.

Among his great performances, I would quote these pictures:
Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, The Bridges of Madison County, A Perfect World, In the Line of Fire, Unforgiven, White Hunter Black Heart, Heartbreak Ridge, Pale Rider, Tightrope, Honkytonk Man, Bronco Billy, Escape from Alcatraz, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Magnum Force, High Plains Drifter, Dirty Harry, Play Misty for Me, The Beguiled, Two Mules for Sister Sara, Coogan’s Bluff, Hang’em High, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, For a Few Dollars More, A Fistful of Dollars
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on September 05, 2019, 03:07:34 PM
Glad to see Honky Honkytonk  Man in there, a personal favourite..
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hocine on September 07, 2019, 01:04:08 PM
Glad to see Honky Honkytonk  Man in there, a personal favourite..

Honkytonk Man is also one of my personal favourites.
Though it wasn’t a box office hit, it was a turning point in Clint’s career.
According to Richard Schickel, Red Stovall, the character played by Clint, is anti-Clint.
Someone also said that if Clint was a loser in real life, he would be a man like Red Stovall.
Honkytonk Man is half a comedy, half a drama like for instance Thunderbolt and Lightfoot or Gran Torino.
Clint took some risks when he did Honkytonk Man. The same can be said when he did The Beguiled or White Hunter Black Heart because he played unusual characters.
Instead of making an other western or an other Dirty Harry, he did something different.
And I admire Clint’s career for that.
Red Stovall is probably the best Clint’s character of the 1980’s, with Bronco Billy, Pale Rider, Tightrope, Heartbreak Ridge and Sudden Impact.
In the 1960’s, his best roles are in The Dollars trilogy and Hang’em High.
In the 1970’s, his best roles are in The Outlaw Josey Wales, Dirty Harry, The Beguiled, Escape From Alcatraz, Play Misty For Me, High Plains Drifter, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Magnum Force and The Gauntlet.
In the 1990’s, his best roles are in Unforgiven, In the Line of Fire, The Bridges of Madison County, White Hunter Black Heart and A Perfect World.
In the 2000’s, his best roles are in Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino.
In the 2010’s, The Mules stands alone.
His performance in Trouble with the Curve is fine but the movie itself is just not in the same level.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on September 10, 2019, 04:44:49 PM


         I always felt Tightrope was more of a turning point for Eastwood. I always felt Eastwood should had got a different actor to play the Stovall role then himself. Though he wasn't thought of as an actor at the time, despite a small role in 1981's Thief by Michael Mann, Willie Nelson would had been a nice choice and the movie would had done better commercially. Also, I always thought what a great role that would had been for Elvis if his demise never happened in 1977......

Was watching High Plains Drifter last night after many years... I always said this in fact that Billy Curtis was tremendous in that role. That camera shot zooming in of Curtis when he hides under the Hotel is a money shot.......Interesting that Leone didn't care for the movie......
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on September 10, 2019, 06:47:26 PM
Was watching High Plains Drifter last night after many years... I always said this in fact that Billy Curtis was tremendous in that role. That camera shot zooming in of Curtis when he hides under the Hotel is a money shot.......Interesting that Leone didn't care for the movie......


"Tremendous," figuratively speaking. ;)
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on September 12, 2019, 02:55:18 PM

  Marianna Hill is tremendous too, but that's another discussion........ >:D
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on September 12, 2019, 08:19:20 PM

         I always felt Tightrope was more of a turning point for Eastwood. I always felt Eastwood should had got a different actor to play the Stovall role then himself. Though he wasn't thought of as an actor at the time, despite a small role in 1981's Thief by Michael Mann, Willie Nelson would had been a nice choice and the movie would had done better commercially. Also, I always thought what a great role that would had been for Elvis if his demise never happened in 1977......

Was watching High Plains Drifter last night after many years... I always said this in fact that Billy Curtis was tremendous in that role. That camera shot zooming in of Curtis when he hides under the Hotel is a money shot.......Interesting that Leone didn't care for the movie......

I like Clint as Red. Willy Nelson would have been a very interesting choice. I've never thought of that, but one of the things that Clint was able to depict very well that Willy Nelson wouldn't have been able to do is this: Red had a little bit of talent, which he squandered with his alcoholism. The fact that Red wasn't a world class talent is very important to the story. Amazingly talented musicians often, though not always, tend to transcend their vices. They are so talented that they're able to play drunk, or high, or damaged, and audiences can rarely even tell the difference. It's people that have just a little bit of talent who are often not able to overcome their vices since the drugs or the alcohol reduce the talent that they have to show the world. The little talent that they have can't be developed fully unless they are firing at 100% and giving everything that they have to nurturing and fortifying that talent. They don't have enough talent to rise above their vices and still have enough talent to be impressive. I don't think Willy Nelson would have been able to convincingly portray that type of character, and that is, to me, what makes Red such an effective and tragic character.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Gant on September 12, 2019, 10:22:39 PM
We'll put AKA.. Totally agree.
I think it's Clints ability to play this type of character so well that makes this film so rewarding...
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on September 13, 2019, 11:05:51 AM
        I disagree.  Even a guy like Harry Dean Staton would had been a better choice than Eastwood for that role. I think Eastwood did a decent job, but I just never bought into it. I realize it was a small movie @ the time, I just felt then and still do that another actor should had played the part..........Marianna Hill still is tremendous.....
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Christopher on September 13, 2019, 04:13:35 PM
It's hard for me to imagine someone else other than Eastwood playing Red in Honkytonk Man. But that's always been a favorite of mine. That might be my favorite movie of his from that decade. Certainly other actors could have played it, but I'm glad we have that Clint performance on film.

What interests me more is it seems a long time ago I read or heard that Clint had offered the grandfather's part in the movie to James Stewart. Am I remembering that correctly? I would have loved to see those two in a movie together.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hocine on September 14, 2019, 01:56:08 AM

         I always felt Tightrope was more of a turning point for Eastwood. I always felt Eastwood should had got a different actor to play the Stovall role then himself. Though he wasn't thought of as an actor at the time, despite a small role in 1981's Thief by Michael Mann, Willie Nelson would had been a nice choice and the movie would had done better commercially. Also, I always thought what a great role that would had been for Elvis if his demise never happened in 1977......

Was watching High Plains Drifter last night after many years... I always said this in fact that Billy Curtis was tremendous in that role. That camera shot zooming in of Curtis when he hides under the Hotel is a money shot.......Interesting that Leone didn't care for the movie......

Clint Eastwood said once that Red Stovall should have been played by an unknown actor.
It would be better for the box office results.
In 1982, Clint was still associated with Dirty Harry and the westerns he made.
So, the audience didn’t accept to see Clint as a loser.
The audience didn’t accept to see Clint in The Beguiled as well.
Clint thought that it was one of the reasons of the failure of Honkytonk Man at the box office.
On the other hand, nobody else in Hollywood was interested in making Honkytonk Man.
Because it was too sad, too depressing. Clint was right to make it.
In my opinion, Honkytonk Man is one of the most personal movies Clint has made.
He’s wonderful as Red Stovall. Honkytonk Man is a darker version of Bronco Billy.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Hocine on September 14, 2019, 02:01:00 AM
It's hard for me to imagine somewhere else other than Eastwood playing Red in Honkytonk Man. But that's always been a favorite of mine. That might be my favorite movie of his from that decade. Certainly other actors could have played it, but I'm glad we have that Clint performance on film.

What interests me more is it seems a long time ago I read or heard that Clint had offered the grandfather's part in the movie to James Stewart. Am I remembering that correctly? I would have loved to see those two in a movie together.

You’re right, Christopher.
Clint wanted Jimmy Stewart to play the grandfather.
Stewart turned it down because he didn’t want to play a grandfather.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 14, 2019, 03:38:47 AM

Stewart turned it down because he didn’t want to play a grandfather.

Has to be more to it than that?  ???
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: AKA23 on September 14, 2019, 05:26:59 AM

        I disagree.  Even a guy like Harry Dean Staton would had been a better choice than Eastwood for that role. I think Eastwood did a credible job, but I just never bought into it. I realize it was a small movie @ the time, I just felt then and still do that another actor should had played the part..........Marianna Hill still i stremendous.....

Perry, why didn't you like Clint in the role? Was it because you just didn't want to see him play this type of character, or was there something that you felt was lacking in his performance that you felt Willy Nelson or Harry Dean Stanton would have been able to bring to life?
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: Perry on September 14, 2019, 12:42:46 PM
          To be honest AKA, I remember reading the novel by Clancy Carlisle before the movie came out and never thought Eastwood would be playing the Stovall character. Directing it yeah.... But honestly from a personal standpoint I was losing interest in Eastwood's choice of movies beginning in late 1976 which started with The Enforcer right through Sudden Impact. The only movies I quite liked from that late 76'-1984 period was Alcatraz and Tightrope. I remember reading two magazine articles in Crawdaddy and Esquire in the late 70's and Eastwood was expounding on expanding in other territories which was fine, but I felt his choices were eh and this was the Sondra Locke era......That's just my opinion. The ape movies, Sudden Impact certainly made money, but I thought he should had done 48 Hours and The Killing Fields. Regardless, Honkytonk Man is not a bad movie or story. I just always felt another actor could and should had done it. After seeing what Duvall did with Tender Mercies it only solidified my opinion. Listen, if others disagree that's fine. That's the beauty of this website. As you know, I'm not a big fan of Unforgiven as 99% of everyone else is. I think it's a good movie, but never felt it was Eastwood's defining opus. I rather watch White Hunter, Black Heart. So, I just never felt Eastwood was credible in that Stovall role. I just felt he miscast himself. So when others say they can't see anyone else in that role than Eastwood I disagree enormously.....Marianna Hill still is awesome....
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on September 14, 2019, 05:23:31 PM
Thank you, Perry. That's a great answer, even if I would take the other side of this debate. I wish we had more discussion like this around here.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on September 14, 2019, 10:20:56 PM
I watched Honky Tonk Man yesterday. I think it was very much a Clint vehicle as it combined a lot of what he has woven into his movies over the years:


Perhaps it wasn't his greatest film (Gran Torino? Dirty Harry? Unforgiven?) but it was more than watchable and certainly not one of his worst films (City Heat? The Rookie?)

I am just happy to see the movies where he branched out successfully with movies that tested him a bit more than the westerns and Dirty Harry movies did.

Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: The Schofield Kid on September 14, 2019, 10:22:16 PM
I’m pretty sure that film critic Leonard Maltin called Honkytonk Man the type of film that gives “change of pace” a bad name.

I like the film because again, Clint was playing a vulnerable character. He wasn’t afraid to do these change of pace films.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: PeterD on September 14, 2019, 10:34:07 PM
Yep, I could see the change of pace with Honky Tonk being unpopular. Perhaps Client's biggest risk was the Philo Beddoe films, sharing the screen with an orangutan was daring.
Title: Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
Post by: KC on September 15, 2019, 09:36:56 AM
I watched Honky Tonk Man yesterday. I think it was very much a Clint vehicle as it combined a lot of what he has woven into his movies over the years:

  • his singing
  • the telling of a story
  • him bringing a group of people along with him in a ragtag assortment along the lines of Bronco Billy and one of the westerns (forgot the name of it)
  • bit of humour

Perhaps it wasn't his greatest film (Gran Torino? Dirty Harry? Unforgiven?) but it was more than watchable and certainly not one