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That's interesting!  I thought Charles Bronson had a very good draw in "Once Upon A Time In The West".  That would be a great thing to know: where to go fo that lesson(s).  A lot of times the macho of some folks keeps them from wanting to share that kind of info.   >:(

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Once Upon A Time In The West was perfect just the way it was.  Leone got what he wanted in the end and Bronson did just fine.  There are other great plots for westerns out there, and Clint would have been perfect for any of them.  But Bronson played that part perfectly.  It's along movie, but Leone put killer-psychology in it, so I think that's where some of the quiet parts come into....

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Josie Wales wasn't a resurrected soul.  Great, GREAT movie.  Loved by both North and South, and it's a classic in every sense of the word.  I think someone must be bored to try to put new spins on already established works of honor.

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The movie came out WAY before political correctness started getting pushed upon us.  So in my humble opinion, yes, it was part of the movei so it was necessary.  Another excellent way to show the studliness of the main character.  She got what she wanted.  What else can you say?

Political correctness isn't even possible, anyway.

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Pale Rider and High Plains Drifter
« on: June 22, 2013, 04:19:29 PM »
I never saw enough in either movie to assume he's a resurrected character.  Revenge seemed sure enough good enough for me.  Nowhere in either movie is there any reference or foreshadowing or ANYTHING to make you think he's a ressurected soul.  Both are great movies, and to my mind, revenge works just fine...

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: classic lines
« on: June 22, 2013, 04:12:59 PM »
From "Two Mules" : Well in your case, Sister, just exactly how much prayin' does that take?

From "Joe Kidd" : Servin' ten days!

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Hello!  I'm back after a LONG haitus!  I thought my handle was MakeItVin, but I guess I'm just good 'ole FourEyedTom!  Anyway, I like Two Mules best of those three.  Joe Kidd is awesome, but High Plains Drifter always seemed to be on TV whenever I'd flip through channels as a kid.  But definately "Two Mules".  Excellent locations and, well, just every reason....

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True, Joe Kidd doesn't rank that high among the Eastwood westerns, but a good western non-the-less.  I'd definatley watch it over most other movies if I were flipping through the channels and found it on.

I love it when he's eating a sandwich and sipping a beer, hanging on the batwings of the saloon, and when asked what he's doing, he replies: '...serving 10 days...' !!!! 

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: The Most Moving Eastwood Western Moment
« on: September 19, 2007, 07:22:20 PM »
Wasn't Faye Dunaway the woman who intentionally bumps into Clint at the beginning of "High Plains Drifter"?  And I thought the woman Stevens was the blond in "Hang 'Em High".....?

I could be wrong....

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I think Clint could flip a robe over his shoulder as easily as he could his poncho!!!   How about "For A Few Oil Rigs More" !!!!   Hahahahahahahaha.....

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I'll admit, when I first saw it I wasn't into it that much.  I saw it in the theater, of course, and loved seeing a western on the big screen, but I was younger and didn't think there was a good enough action-to-plot ratio.  Thank goodness we grow up and get smarter!! 

Now, of course, the whole preacher thing, with the vengeance, makes me realize what a great film it is.  As small a thing as it is, the scene where Moriarty's character sees the Preacher's bullet holes makes the whole movie for me.  Naturally, that scene is completed only after he walks out of that room wearing his preacher's collar.  And the scene where Stockburn & Co. walk out onto the boardwalk in the light of the winter's day is just too much !!!!! 


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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: The Most Moving Eastwood Western Moment
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:13:37 PM »
Come on, now!  Isn't anyone going to post that Clint's most moving moment was when he took Faye Dunaway in the barn?!!  >:D ;D 8)

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Clint as Billy the Kid
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:07:10 PM »
I would love another western from Clint.  As for portraying Billy the Kid, maybe as an older Billy, kind of to fill in the void of mystery surrounding just how long Billy the Kid lived, provided he survived the Pat Garrett shooting.  There's enough mystery and controversy to let Clint play it however he wanted to.  The hiding from the law, the moving about here and there with adventures we never knew about, and possibly fitting in another meeting with Pat Garrett (depending on which take was used - A) Pat being his enemy; or B) the cooperated-upon story with Pat Garrett that allows him to escape with everyone thinking him dead) would allow for infinite plots and story lines.  It would allow for gunfight scenes that didn't have to be important or integral to the plot since they could be instances where someone challenged him to a fight, whether knowing who he was or not.  And of course Clint could find great ways to give more moral attention to the theme, not necessarily the morality of gunplay like in "Unforgiven", which would be re-hash, but maybe pay attention to just what it takes to hide from the law, or to turn down invitations to gunfights, or how difficult it was to stay hidden and still hunt down Pat Garrett (if the plot used that take on it). 

I don' know, but there's always room for more Clint Eastwood westerns.   

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Clint in Tombstone
« on: September 19, 2007, 01:57:26 PM »
Clint is great as his own character.  I don't know if I'd want to see him portraying an actual gunfighter from the past.  Val Kilmer was great as Doc Holliday, the best one IMHO.  And I like Tombstone better than Costner's Earp, for sure.  But Clint's characters have so much strength partly because he's the island that no man can be. 

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Pale Rider and High Plains Drifter
« on: September 19, 2007, 01:48:21 PM »
I'm not so sure that they're the same character.  In "High Plains Drifter", I always thought that Clint's character was getting PERSONAL revenge.  I thought that one lady who served him dinner gave a look at one point in the movie showing that she wasn't sure if she remembered him or not.  But in "Pale Rider", I definately got the impression that Preacher was protecting the town first and foremost, even though he had a history with Stockburn....

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Yeah, Bronson was great in the movie.  I don't know what would have happened if Clint had been in that role.  Would Henry Fonda have opted out?  Heh!Heh!Heh! 

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Gian Maria Volonté underated?
« on: September 19, 2007, 01:29:43 PM »
It was interesting to find out that that wasn't his voice.  I like the dubbed voice a lot.  Never heard his real voice.  But he was great, especially in "For A Few Dollars More". 

'....and this is why I feel your family is part mine.  I'll take my part now....'   

 >:D

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General Discussion / Re:Ramon's eyebrow...
« on: June 30, 2004, 02:35:37 PM »
It's still a legitimate post and a question that obviously you don't know the answer to.  It was never meant to ruffle the feathers of the courageously-challenged.  This is a Clint website, not a flowers and butterflies website.  

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re:Baseball 2004
« on: June 28, 2004, 07:40:41 PM »
Hey KC - it looks like the Yanks are going to be the ones, eh?  It's 6/28 today, and that's one fine record they have going on.  We have a stretch with you coming up soon - 3 at yours and then 3 at ours.  Oh well, glad to be in the ALCentral this month!!!   ;D

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General Discussion / Re:Ramon's eyebrow...
« on: June 28, 2004, 07:31:52 PM »
Dang!  Tough crowd...

1)  Being a musician, I am frequently in bars and nightclubs.  This is where I've seen it most often.  So no, it's not the company that I, personally, keep.

2)  Not only have I seen that "scar" before, but everytime I saw it, it was on the left eyebrow and IDENTICAL to what Gian Maria Volonte had, so I know there's something to it.  I'd originally assumed it to be some kind of rite-of-passage ID in organized crime, but I could be wrong.    

3)  Yes, he's a great actor, and I have posted so many times.  He's the reason I like FAFDM the best.


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