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Yes, that is some very good news!
I hope that some other news about the release date and the trailer are coming soon.

Finally, Juror #2 is not going to Cannes Film Festival.
However, two Warner Bros films will be there but out of competition: Horizon: an American Saga directed by Kevin Costner and Furiosa (Mad Max prequel) directed by George Miller.
A couple days ago, Warner Bros presented its 2024 slate at Cinemacon: nothing about Juror #2.

nice interview,
I bet Juror #2's performance will play a strong role in Eastwood's future plans or decisions. If it turns out to be actually great, I wouldn't be surprised to see him directing another one.

Maybe, maybe not. If Juror #2 was great, it would be a good occasion for Clint to finish his career on a high note.

Interesting article. However, there is no official news. About retirement, Robert Lorenz just said never say never with Clint. At this point of his career and his life, the fact that Clint is slowing down is not particularly surprising. According to the article, Juror #2 may be released in the first half of 2024. Then we have to see the trailer and the poster yet. At first sight, this film is not a summer film but why not ? What do you think ?

Yes, I am a little disappointed too: we have no real news about Juror #2. However, I do not think that it will be released before next fall. In fact, Warner Bros has a busy calendar this year. Moreover, releasing a courtroom drama in the middle of summer would be inappropriate. Who knows ? Maybe it will be shown at Cannes Film Festival, even if its chances are thin, according to Deadline. About Clint future, I think that he will make some other films, as long as he is healthy. I hope seeing him as an actor again, even if he prefers directing than acting. But I would not like seeing him just playing Clint Eastwood, even if it is enjoyable. I mean I would like seeing him playing against type role, like Anthony Hopkins in The Father, for instance.
The fact that his children were interviewed is not so surprising, since it was for Carmel Magazine, which is not a film magazine but a community magazine.

Hi everyone,
Here is an article from Carmel Magazine, Spring 2024 issue:

Hi everyone,
This is not really a news. Not yet at least. World of Reel talks about Juror #2 chances going to Cannes Film Festival.

Hi everyone,
It seems that we have to wait a while before having some news about Juror #2.
Since it is supposed to be released this fall, the trailer would be available this summer.
What are your exact expectations on this film?

Hi everyone. I wish you a Happy New Year :)

According to World of Reel, Juror #2 will be released in the Fall.
Since the source is from a Twitter account, its reliability is not guaranteed.

From World of Reel website, some speculations on the films which could go to Cannes Film Festival next year.
Juror #2 is mentioned. Would you want Juror #2 to go to Cannes ?

General Discussion / Re: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
« on: December 04, 2023, 02:23:48 AM »
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is also one of my favorites. I think it is underrated and forgotten, even by some Clint fans. Maybe because it is not a Warner Bros film, nor directed by Clint. In fact, Clint seemed unhappy with United Artists and the way they promoted the film, since he would have canceled his three films contract with them after that film. Moreover, Jeff Bridges was nominated by the Academy Awards for his acting performance but not Clint. However, this film easily stands as one of the best Clint films made in the seventies, along with The Outlaw Josey Wales, Dirty Harry, High Plains Drifter, Escape From Alcatraz, Play Misty For Me, The Beguiled, The Gauntlet and Magnum Force. I particularly like the chemistry between Clint and Jeff Bridges, the general atmosphere, the road trip theme, how American landscapes and sky were filmed, the Paul Williams song ? Where do I go from here ?. I think that the story is not the most interesting thing in this film, not in its first half at least. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot probably influenced Clint in some of his future artistic choices (The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Honkytonk Man, A Perfect World, The Mule). Even in The Outlaw Josey Wales, the scenes between Clint and Sam Bottoms are a little reminiscent of Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Anyway, that was an important film for Clint, Jeff Bridges and Michael Cimino.

Yes, I am sure about this, AKA23.
That interview was published on Positif (a French magazine on cinema) in April 2005. Clint was interviewed by Michael Henry Wilson. Unfortunately, from internet, I do not have the access to that interview.
Once again, Clint briefly evoked the possibility that Frankie committed suicide but it was not really an assertion.
Generally, Clint does not like to explain his films. He prefers to let moviegoers feeling and thinking by themselves and finding their own answers.

You are right about the fact Mystic River also has an open ending: we do not know whether Sean Divine will arrest Jimmy Markum for the murder of Dave Boyle or not. In my opinion, Sean Devine will not arrest Jimmy Markum. However, Jimmy is conscious about the fact Sean knows what happened.

Here is the cover of that magazine issue (for the interview on Million Dollar Baby):

Clint also gave an interview to Les Cahiers du Cin?ma for Million Dollar Baby, which made the cover in March 2005:

I don't think I've ever heard that about Frankie taking his own life. Was that a theory for the movie? It's been years since I saw it, but that definitely didn't enter my mind back when I watched it.

Actually, I remember that I read an interview in which Clint said that Frankie may have committed suicide but he was not absolutely positive about that possibility. He said that it is up to the beholders to imagine Frankie destiny.

Well, since I asked you that question, I will give you my answer:

First of all, I do not think that Frankie committed suicide, although some moviegoers speculated and tried to explain on internet that Frankie actually committed suicide because he prepared two adrenaline syringes at least, instead of only one for Maggie. They also explained that Mo Chuisle could also mean my pulse. In the film, that expression was translated by my darling, my blood. I do not think that Frankie will be back at the gym. If you remember, the last shot of the film, before the ending credits, shows the pie place with the silhouette of Clint sitting inside: then, did he buy it ? I am not sure. That pie place represents one of the happiest moments in the film but it could also symbolize death because Frankie made an allusion to his own death while finishing his pie, when he came there for the first time with Maggie. Obviously, Frankie symbolically and emotionally killed himself when he helped Maggie to die. My hopes are that he went to find his own daughter and a little bit of peace and salvation. However, in many ways, like in some other Clint films, Frankie probably became an angel of death, a ghost or a drifter.
To me, Million Dollar Baby remains the best film Clint did in the 21st century and his best role in that same century.
This film seems very simple but it is so rich and complex beneath the surface.

Good question and interesting answers too.
I would add that initially and even before making Cry Macho, Clint wanted to make a legal drama anyway: I think of that Clarence Darrow project called Conviction, which did not come to fruition at this point. Juror #2, regarding the synopsis, seems old-fashioned, like many other Clint films. I think that it is a new occasion for Clint to explore and describe the American society through its legal system, its good sides and its dark sides: how does a man deal with the institutions of his country ? And also, how does he deal with his own consciousness ?
Juror #2 is promising and I am happy to see Clint making an other film.

This is an interesting debate: what defines an A-list actor ?

About Nicholas Hoult, I agree with AKA23: he is definitely not an A-list actor. Not yet at least. But that could change with the opportunities offered to him. Although he certainly has a background as an actor, he would not be immediately recognizable by the average moviegoer. For instance, I have seen Mad Max: Fury Road and I remember the character he portrayed. But I do not remember the actor behind that character. In my mind, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron are the stars of Mad Max: Fury Road. The same about Paul Walter Hauser: he was not an A-list actor when he was hired for Richard Jewell and I would not consider him as an A-list star today.

I agree with SamanMoradkhani about the fact that the star-system in Hollywood is not as powerful as it used to be in the twentieth century. Nowadays, many people (especially younger generations) who go to movies, do not care about the actors or the filmmakers. I mean they do not even have favorite actors or directors. They are not attracted by an actor in particular but more by a concept developed by a film. I think that James Cameron and Christopher Nolan understand that very well. Most of moviegoers just want to be entertained and to have fun above all. Generally, they choose to see the films which are the most talked in social medias, which are the modern word of mouth. For instance, all the moviegoers who have seen Barbie, have not necessarily seen Babylon or Amsterdam. Then, Margot Robbie is not the main reason of Barbie box office success, although she is an A-list actress today.

I also agree with Gant in many ways: being a good actor is not necessarily being an A-list actor and vice-versa. For instance, Dwayne Johnson is commercially an A-list actor: but is he praised by the critics for his acting performances ? He is an entertainer and a box-office attraction for sure. But that does not make him a gifted actor. He cannot be compared with Leonardo DiCaprio or Matt Damon.

When Clint was a box-office draw from the late 60s to the mid-80s, he was not considered as a good actor but more as an A-list actor, a superstar, a commercial and cultural phenomenon. The critics started to be interested in Clint as a director first, even if they were probably more fascinated by the star than they wanted to admit it.

I think that Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bradley Cooper and Tom Hanks are some of the real A-list actors that Clint has directed.

About Clint, he was a real box-office attraction until the mid-90s: In The Line of Fire was probably his last real box-office hit as an actor. Now, he is more considered as a director than as an actor. Of course, The Bridges Of Madison County, Space Cowboys, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and The Mule did very well at the box-office. But not like In The Line of Fire or Unforgiven with adjusted inflation.

Anyway, I hope that Juror #2 will be a good film first and a decent success at the box-office, to encourage Clint making some other films after this one.

Hi everyone,
I am curious to know what do you think of Million Dollar Baby ending: I mean, in your opinion, what happened to Frankie Dunn at the end ?
Thank you

You may be right. World of Reel website even thinks that it might go to the next Cannes Film Festival.
Do you think that Juror #2 could be a crowd pleaser, despite the lack of A-list stars ?

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