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General Discussion / heartbreak ridge/dirty dozen
« on: October 09, 2005, 01:48:35 AM »
i don't know if this has been asked before but was the first line up of recon and the play on names , abit like the line up of the dirty dozen in the prison

probably just a coincidence

General Discussion / anyone live near fort ord
« on: October 08, 2005, 03:27:04 PM »

Two-hour bus tour to explore 'Hidden Secrets of Fort Ord'

CSU-Monterey Bay's Fort Ord Alumni Association will offer a tour of the "Hidden Secrets of Fort Ord" on Oct. 15.

The public is invited to tour seldom-seen places on the historic former Army base, where 2 million people -- including Clint Eastwood, Jerry Garcia and Elvis Presley -- went through basic training before the installation was closed. CSUMB, which opened its doors in 1994, occupies about 1,400 acres of the former base.

The two-hour guided bus tour will make stops at the stockade, where Army protesters and deserters were held during the Vietnam War; the Impossible City, an urban warfare training zone; and the East Garrison area.

Held in conjunction with the Marina Air Faire, the buses will load at the Marina Airport on Reservation Road and depart every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each tour will take about two hours. Admission is $10 for the public and $5 for students and active or retired military members.

Proceeds will benefit the Fort Ord Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

For information or directions, or to purchase tickets, call 582-3595, or e-mail

Off-Topic Discussion / earthquake and floods
« on: October 08, 2005, 02:51:49 PM »
condolences to all the people affected by the earthquake and those in central america by the floods :-\

it seems we might see some more of this, i think one should consider the earth a bit, eg. before you pull up a tree or rip up grass for patio, just ask yourself do you need to do it

or when you buy a car go for one that does good mileage to the gallon, less fumes in the air

anyway something like that

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Tuco or Angel Eyes
« on: October 06, 2005, 06:04:56 AM »
if you had to say which one was the worse character.

Tuco did some bad things to blondie and angel eyes had tuco beaten.

or maybe the worse is blondie (nah can't be him) although he did leave tuco in the desert to die

General Discussion / soundtrack mystic river
« on: October 05, 2005, 02:11:21 AM »
interesting comment on a soundtrack workshop

so glad ce wasn't influenced i think the soundtrack to mystic river is great

don't need no kevin bacon punk in it

During Sunday's panel discussion on Music For Film, actor/musician Kevin Bacon said an actor's input on a film soundtrack is not always appreciated, exemplified by his unsuccessful attempt to get director Clint Eastwood to use a particular band in his score for the movie "Mystic River."

Off-Topic Discussion / ronnie barker RIP
« on: October 04, 2005, 02:18:38 AM »
ronnie barker is a great english comedian who with ronnie corbett created the two ronnies. he also did many other great series

that is sad news

Off-Topic Discussion / film censorship
« on: October 02, 2005, 11:28:35 PM »
Since FILM censorship varies from region to region i was a wonding if there should be a change in censorshp rules to bring regions into line. Or because its just easier now to buy across regions not to bother.

Clearly, the number of cuts detailed in Paul Williams' review of Fox's R4 do not match at all against the above cuts as censored from the UK R2 release! At a staggering 56 seconds (estimated), the cuts do not at all mirror the 12 seconds of cuts requested of the UK edition. So, the question remains, where did Fox source their master for the R4 release?

I had entertained the idea that the Australian master had been lifted from a European R2 original, and reformatted, but a decisive email from one of our readers from Denmark confirmed that the R2 disc is definitely uncut. There has been strong confirmation that the French R2 PAL disc is complete.

Thus, and I'm going out on a limb here, based upon the censorship history of film in a variety of world-wide territories; confirmation that the French R2 disc is uncut; coupled with confirmation that the UK R2 disc will undoubtedly mirror that territory's video release (ie: the 12 seconds of cuts will stand), there is only one remaining European territory where the film was trimmed for violence for both its cinema & video releases. That territory was Germany. I am happy to be proven wrong in this instance, but all current information points towards Fox utilising an edited German R2 master for the Australian R4 release. Until somebody owns up to the facts, or I am deluged by email from our European readers confirming otherwise, this is the best hypothesis I can offer as to the reasons behind the R4 disc of "Commando" being released in such a shoddy, emasculated

General Discussion / fitness - get a plate
« on: September 27, 2005, 11:59:35 PM »
i don't know if he did endorse it but ....

fo those who want some more of ce fitness regime

Power Plate has already been adopted by many sports personalities and celebrities including Colin Montgomery, Michael and Ralph Schumacher, Clint Eastwood and is also used by many professional sports teams including Arsenal FC, New York Mets, New York Yankees and LA Lakers to name but a few.

Eastwood News / Tehama Golf Club To Host Charity Event
« on: September 27, 2005, 07:41:10 AM »
nice that they do these charity events

EDIT: I edited the title to make it more descriptive - Brendan (Moderator)

Off-Topic Discussion / Eastwood Region 2 dvd releases
« on: September 27, 2005, 12:03:24 AM »
i am hoping that a bird and beguiled will come out shortly so these are easy dvd titles to get

does anyone know why there is not a bird r2 release for britain?

yeh the europeans always try and shove stuff at us thats where one of the biggest markets of forged dvd's come from, they come across on the ferries

Off-Topic Discussion / Simon Wiesenthal RIP
« on: September 20, 2005, 03:02:30 PM »
a great humanatarian who did what alot of other people wouldn't do - took it on himself to right some of the wrongs for some of the unfortuanate who lived through and lost families and loved ones in the haulocaust

pity others cannot do the same with the terrorists

Off-Topic Discussion / cartoon movies
« on: September 19, 2005, 05:02:04 AM »
wondered how many people like cartoon movies?

someone has posted about grommit and something, i have never seen their stuff

i always use disney as a benchmark i guess cus they have the classics such as bambi and fantasia, and are ones i knew

but looking at chicken run, grommit, south park, valiant, antz etc.

i have never seen any all the way through - like on tv  - never been to the movies to see one

Eastwood News / Eastwood Appears at Monterey Jazz Festival
« on: September 19, 2005, 01:14:45 AM »
and he was at monterey

Just before the red curtains opened for Tony, they parted every so slightly and Clint Eastwood walked out. He welcomed the crowd, mentioned the “Higher Ground” hurricane relief concert held at Jazz at Lincoln Center earlier that evening, and reminded us that the Festival was taking donations to benefit the many New Orleans musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

and for anyone this is about clint eastwood and appreciating his jazz contribution

General Discussion / Laura Linney on working with Eastwood
« on: September 16, 2005, 04:06:44 AM »
laura linney on ce

Linney credits Clint Eastwood, her director both on 1997’s “Absolute Power” and on 2003’s acclaimed “Mystic River” with teaching her about the value of doing the necessary research and preparation – and then forgetting all those things when the job begins.

“The way Clint works, you have to be very relaxed,” she says. “And he teaches you to come rigorously prepared, and then to just let it go. He teaches you that it can be easy. Do a lot of work and a lot of preparation, and then relax and let it go.”


fortwayne  :o

Off-Topic Discussion / leone- once upon a time in italy
« on: September 13, 2005, 05:27:26 AM »
article for leone fans on a new book

The good, the bad and Leone
 Christopher Frayling’s "Once Upon a Time in Italy" shows why Sergio Leone, master of the spaghetti western, should be ranked among the 20th century’s great filmmakers.,0,1793834.htmlstory?coll=cl-home-more-channels

mind you i think ce out ranks him now

Off-Topic Discussion / deauville film festival winner
« on: September 12, 2005, 03:55:37 AM »

Off-Topic Discussion / remembering 9/11
« on: September 11, 2005, 10:09:21 AM »
to all those who lost their lives

we will remember

Eastwood News / kellys heroes
« on: September 10, 2005, 01:21:32 PM »
just started on bbc2

mulligan big joe is abit upset now  ;D

of course there is last night of the proms to

sir henry wood

Off-Topic Discussion / fistful of dollars to be golf course
« on: September 04, 2005, 12:35:50 AM »
part of almeria used for fistful of dollars is to be come part of a golf course


On a far grander scale is the Desert Springs club, which has been hewn out of scrub and desert near Almeria, southern Spain and has hosted the Spanish Open International Championship.

The course was designed by golf champion Peter McEvoy, who led Britain and Ireland to success in the Walker Cup.

The club uses selective watering and aims to blend into the stretch of desert, beloved of "spaghetti Western" directors in the 1960s and where Clint Eastwood filmed "A Fistful of Dollars."

"Rather than watering everything, you're just watering the playing areas. You don't play solid green all the way from tee to green," said McEvoy. "It's a question of trying to design something that looks right in the landscape."

i think they used to call them browns instead of greens on the golf course

wouldn't surprise me

spain is a good place to go on holiday though and play golf

Off-Topic Discussion / haggis to write bond
« on: August 30, 2005, 06:31:24 AM »
wow paul haggis busy now

4 on the go

including the new bond movie re-write

doesn't say if anymore are for CE

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