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From the list, Dirty Harry for sure(Great cinematography from Don Siegel and fantastic music)  and Unforgiven(never seen in a  movie theater...) :'(
Outside the list, for the cinemascope and great action, The Gauntlet and Palerider :D

And shame on you Aka23 !!! Bridges of Madison County not one of your favorite ? I know why, you' re ashamed to be seen crying in public...   ;D ;)

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 04, 2021, 04:09:38 AM »
Hahaha, whatever... ;-)

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 03, 2021, 02:31:29 PM »

   Pauline Kael was Schrader's mentor= which explains a lot......

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jun/13/paul-schrader-remembers-pauline-kael-she-was-my-second-mother

An interesting article from an admirer of Eastwood And Kael ;D

https://cinephiliabeyond.org/kael-kael-bang-bang-the-pauline-kael-clint-eastwood-secret-wars/

Anyway, I'm french and  too "young" to have read Kael's articles(She retired in 1991).

Love/hate relationships  beetween artists and critics is old as prostitution, so... Who cares ?  ;)


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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 01, 2021, 05:15:19 PM »
Paul Schrader is a great director, who made a few bad movies too. I'm not offensed by his movie review. First, movie directors are often the weakest movie critics, with a lot of ego and personal conflits with others directors.
Second, all directors failed at least one time, Eastwood included. The 15:17 to Paris was  only three years ago and i really doubt Cry Macho could be worst.. I hope ;D
The chances that Eastwood bombs three-four times successively at box-office to jeopardize his career is nearly  inexistent. The man is a Survivor so Just relax, go watching the movie  and if you don't like it, move on.  ;)
Jeeezzz, still one month to wait in France...  :D

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood suing several CBD companies
« on: September 11, 2021, 11:12:01 AM »
 ;D O0

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood suing several CBD companies
« on: September 07, 2021, 04:49:25 PM »
Because Dirty Harry is part of american pop culture, punk.  ;)

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: September 07, 2021, 04:46:47 PM »
The official running time of Cry Macho is 104 min... 1h 44min.
https://www.alberta.ca/recently-rated-movies.aspx
 :)

2 minutes longer than "Play Misty for Me" and "Dirty Harry."  102min
1 minute shorter than "High  Plains Drifter" and "The  Beguiled."  105min

Yep, that's my boy. Accurate, concise, old school formed O0 Jizzzzz, many actual Hollywood Directors need  at least 2 hours to make an.. Action movie !!!

Enjoy his movies, friends, it won't Last forever :'(

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: September 03, 2021, 05:57:43 AM »
Great story Hocine ! The man produced  The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby,give him a star on Hollywood walk of fame ! Gentlemen, another oscar on the way  :D

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 20, 2021, 05:28:49 AM »
Pure speculation from the writer, and Screenrant is an infotainment site, so wait and see... For me, Eastwood 's last perfect movie was Letters from Iwo Jima in 2007.Can he add a new milestone in his filmography ? Yes, he can !

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 16, 2021, 03:59:16 AM »
Taste and colours...   ;D

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 15, 2021, 03:27:24 PM »
I agree with  Hocine. Eastwood is   a good actor but not a top-class one like James Stewart, De Niro(pick your favorite ones)..His main asset as an actor is his charisma,he  learned to know his limitations very early, that's one of the reasons He turned director quickly.
In addition, he's a very old man now, so possibility of fitting roles become exceptional. When the script  is good and the role adequate, he automatically books it. I think he seizes the moment and, as the rational director he always has been, he makes savings on the budget lol
No trailer for me, most of them are badly cut  and spoil key moments.

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Eastwood News / Re: R. I. P. Buddy Van Horn
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:41:32 PM »
Yeah, very sad news....  :'(.  A long time  career companion of Eastwood and a great professional. As director, his work  was average but  Anyway which way you can has a sp?cial place in my heart :smitten:.

R. I. P

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Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:30:53 PM »
Hahaha,funny Scott's answer. I'm not suprised, he believed in movies and acting as  uncompromised arts. He refused two Oscar nominations, one for The Hustler and one for Patton.
 Too bad, He would have been perfect in Death Wish, which is very smart movie about self-justice, contrary to it's next instalments. But i agree , Bronson is good in it, as Eastwood in Dirty Harry

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Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 19, 2021, 07:46:39 PM »
George C. Scott was great. I like his performance in The Hustler, The New Centurions and Hardcore.
I have to see Patton.
Some sources stated that he was offered the role of Harry Callahan but he turned it down.

What ? You have not seen Patton yet ?  :o Shame on you !  ;) A real masterpiece and Franklin J. Schaffner directed a few(Patton, Planet of Apes, Papillon). Scott, as a Julius Caesar lost in 20th century, is incredible :D.

I'm glad He refused the role of Dirty Harry, it would have been a miscasting. According to me, Dirty Harry is an action movie(an excellent one), which needed a one sided, tough and athletic hero. Eastwood was perfect for this role in those times. Scott's acting was too much nuanced for such a character.

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Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 19, 2021, 01:22:23 PM »
Yes, George C. Scott would have been perfect, an actor who imposed it physically, with a strong verb and a well-hidden vulnerability.He was immense in the drama, especially in The New Centurions by Richard Fleischer or Hardcore by Paul Schrader ...
Both projects interest me just as much, Cry Macho will be an excellent melodrama and the other film will once again deepen Eastwood's reflection on justice.It is a logical sequel to Richard Jewell, who himself succeeded to other films like Mystic River or True Crime.
Really impatient to discover these two movies:-)

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Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 17, 2021, 10:25:45 AM »
I had indeed noted this fact while watching the wiki page on Clarence Darrow. I like Kevin Spacey but I doubt he wants to take the same role, even black listed) and especially that Eastwood would jeopardize his career (he loves filming and he has  still 10-15 years of career at most).
In addition, Clarence Darrow was 75 years old at the time of the incident. I would have liked to see actors like Morgan Freeman or Denzel Washington, who impose a kind of wisdom. This would further complicate the scenario (a black lawyer who defends a white family accused of the murder of a young "black" man) but we would move away from the historical truth.
Mark Ruffalo would be perfect but he's too young. Tom Hanks too, but he has worked with Eastwood before. Strangely, I would like to see Michael Douglas, who has definitely convinced me recently as an actor: he is wonderful in Wonder Boys by Curtis Hanson and My life with Liberace by Soderbergh ! : D

But i would love to see Pacino or De Niro too :-)

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Eastwood News / Re: Jersey Boys: Production Information and News
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:38:29 PM »
Interesting interview. I think also that Jersey Boys was a missed opportunity for Clint, but not for the same reasons. Jersey Boys should have been a   real musical, like classical ones. End of the movie gave me a lot of regrets, same when he passed on  A star is born... I would have loved to see Clint embrace this golden era of American film history and prove once again he can direct any kind of movie.

But Frankie Valli's idea is good, let's hope he Will succeed in his project.

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Eastwood News / Re: RIP Bertrand Tavernier
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:18:31 PM »
Right, Tavernier was also a jazz lover like Eastwood :-) His wife even wrote recently a biography about Dexter Gordon.

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Eastwood News / Re: RIP Bertrand Tavernier
« on: March 26, 2021, 05:59:41 AM »
Thanks for this topic Honkytonkman !  O0 Bertrand Tavernier's death is a big loss for French movie and french movies lovers. He was the most scholar and passionnate movie critic in France. But a very humble on, who don't hesitate to quote amateur articles. His documentary My Journey Through French Cinema(DVD available in US) is an inspiring one. ? real movie lover :D.
He is as important as director, with a lot of accointances with Clint Eastwood :Classic directing which disappears behind story, humanism., eclectism...
He loved  American movies, his book 50 years of American film(never translate in english, but i saw a spanish one on Amazon) is ? bible verre for many. He even loved Americain movies so much that he directed one, the great  2009 In The Electric Mist, with Tommy Lee Jones, adapted from  James Lee Burke novel.

Nearly all his movies are good, my beloved ones are his social thematic ones as L627(on french police misery), It all Starts today(same misery impact but on nursery school)  and historical ones:  Capitaine Conan on ruthless world war one on Balkans(an unknown episode)  and Coup de Torchon, a ferocious  description of French  colonists in africa(adapted from
Pop. 1280,a Jim Thompson Novel) . And many more...

A big loss, indeed...  :'(

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: March 23, 2021, 07:00:26 PM »
I'm confident in the movie because of  screenwriter Nick Schenk(Gran Torino, The Mule) and, thanks god, it's not a real story again.
Of course, some ones were pretty good movies(Sully, The Mule)  or very good ones(Richard Jewell, American Sniper) but i was fed up with,personnaly.I think that original stories or novel adaptations are more creative, Reality can be boring sometimes.

Let's face it,  Clint is very old, we don't know for how many years  he will be able to direct,...  :-[ I hope he Will spend his last directing years to beloved projects and/or never achieved ones(if he got one of those)   O0

 And for christ sake, a Last western, even if many consider Unforgiven  unsurpassed(rightfully) ...  :D

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