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General Discussion / Re: The Dead Pool & Bird 30 Year Anniversaries
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:15:05 AM »
I must be the only one here that haven't seen Bird and love The Dead Pool. :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: August 23, 2018, 08:00:46 AM »

Well... I really loved this film..
Sally Hawkins is absolutely superb in this cold war fable..
A wierd and wonderful romantic thriller.. Michael Shannon also fantastic as the villian of the piece..
Totally 10/10

My thoughts too, Gant.

General Discussion / Re: Did they Escape from Alcatraz... ?
« on: August 21, 2018, 07:08:11 AM »
Some of you have watched Alcatraz, a tv serie from 2012? I watched three episodes and stopped, I thought it boring. In the serie is suggested they all survived.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Implied Harry's answers
« on: August 15, 2018, 01:12:34 PM »
It's was Chico, he himself repeated "Welcome to Homicide" same line Harry said to him after he saw the dead boy's body.

Happy Anniversary to those greaties. Coogan's Bluff was the movie that got me obsessed with Clint.:crazy2:

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Implied Harry's answers
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:16:28 PM »
Yes, Aka, I must agree with you.

I always thought it was Sondra Locke since she stuck around for a few more movies unfortunately ...


The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Implied Harry's answers
« on: August 02, 2018, 09:23:33 AM »
Thank you so much! Great points everyone, you guys are amazing.  I feel a little bit dumb right now because I never thought he was referring to himself, but in the first situation it makes sense. When he says "Never guess" Chico must have remembered what Harry said after rescuing the suicide guy:
Now you know why I'm called Dirty Harry.I get every dirty job that comes along.

The second quotation requires more interpretation because its not possible to know definitively. I think Harry does what he does for the victims who would otherwise go unnoticed. Those who are on the margins of society or who the masses may not value. Harry serves as the protector of ordinary San Franciscans who would otherwise have no one to fight for them.

Great point Aka but...this isn't obvious? It isn't what a cop must to do, protect people? :( We know there aren't many cops like Harry but Mustapha laughs like he suggested something absurd! But as you said we can't affirm definitively... it's a really vague response and I am still intrigued by his answer. Why he didn't answer the same way he did to Chico's girlfriend when she asked why does he stay in police? He said
I don't know, I really don't.
So we assume, now things are clearer for him, right? ???

Do you remember when The Man with No Name helped out a woman in trouble who he did not otherwise know? When he was asked why, he said he was helping her because he knew someone like her once and there was nowhere there to help? I think Harry has a similar motivation. He does what he does to ensure that doesnt happen on his watch.  He is always there to help because everybody counts and all innocents deserve protection from lawless criminals who seek to do them harm.

That's was nice that you mentioned this. It sounded to me the man with no name was talking about his mother, right? Since first time he saw that kid we saw kindness in his eyes. He saw himself in the Marisol's kid. We can assume his mother left and wasn't able to raise him. So he wanted to help everyone in this situation to prevent them to go through what he did. It's a kind of... therapy. A way to heal his wounds. The same way Harry does.

 Harry lost his wife in a tragic way. Honestly some of you can figure Harry in a marriage because I don't. He had some affairs in the following movies but neither of them really serious or convincing. I wonder if is this fact what made him so... focused in give his lifetime to protect others? It's like Harry doesn't see any meaning in his life since he lost her and then decided to dive in a dangerous job because eve if he dies he will know it was for good causes. He kind of see the drunk killer of his wife in every "punk" that shows up.

 A long time ago I started a thread called "Harry needs therapy". Everybody disagreed and today, I don't think he does because his therapy is his job but I keep saying, by his answers, Harry has always sounded confused to me, a very vulnerable man but that's what makes him so fascinating.

The Dirty Harry Films / Implied Harry's answers
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:15:20 AM »
I have some questions during all thoses years that now it's enough, I still don't get them and I need answers. >:(

In Dirty Harry, the scene where Harry and his partner Chico are going to do the surveillance on the rooftop.
Once there, Chico asks Harry:

How about the priest?
He knows he's being set up for bait?

Yeah, he wanted to.
We told him we had a volunteer
willing to take his place.


Never guess.

Chico laughs and says

Yeah, I know.
Welcome to Homicide.

He got what Harry meant and I don't.
Who was the volunteer? :(

Again in The Enforcer, at Mustapha's office, as Harry leaves Mustapha says:

Callahan, you go out and put your ass on the line for a bunch of dudes who'd no sooner let you in the front door than they would me.

I'm not doin' it for them.

Who then?

You wouldn't believe me if I told you

Mustapha laughs and again he got what Harry implied and I don't.

Please, what did Harry mean in those scenes?? Who he was referring to??

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: July 26, 2018, 07:34:09 AM »

Boring. Very different from the 1974 version with Albert Finney. I watched this for Michelle Pfeiffer but the movie was not ok.
Hercule Poirot's moustache, what was that? Laughable and so distracting.


In the 1974 version after Poirot communicates his decision and the case solution, the passengers engage in a celebration which I find a beautiful and emotional scene. In this one, Poirot just get off that train and that's it. I've heard a Death on the Nile version is on the way. I love Agatha Christie movies adapted from books, it's a shame they will keep doing weak remakes like this one. :(

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.

As an art lover, I am studying theater/cinema and last week we filmed a movie here in my city called "Intolerância" (Intolerance). It is a bold script written by our teacher that is independent movie maker. He chose the subway tracks as the set. It was great to take part in this.

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 :(

You know I don't like much movies Clint only directs so I didn't watch this one when it came out but after reading some reviews I am getting really curious to watch it. I liked this one a lot and translated some parts.

Clint Eastwood uses to built his movies around a strong character. It can be a cowboy retired or a cop, the movie can be minor or not: the construction always starts there and it is from there that the plot is developed.

This is what makes The 15:17 to Paris at the same time strange and fascinating to those that follow his career. How to tell the story in which the three of the main characteres are perfect losers?

(...) I thought desnecessary repeat the plot

Clint takes us on a turistical trip more than typical: inside a museum the guys aren't able to relate absolutely anything. In Germany they believe Hitler commited suicide to avoid confrontation with american troops. In Venice they don't capture anything but the selfies that one of them take repeatedly.

In resume, they become adults so sympathetically as silly as they were in college. And become adults incapable of hold a Clint Eastwoos movie_that works with creatures deeply uninteresting. And that is what makes the movie fascinating: it's the challenge of build it around guys so satisfied with their own mediocrity. Clint, here, needs to left the idea of the strong character to tell his story. This can be difficult. We have the feeling at any moment the movie will sink in the middle of nowhere.

But suddenly something will change and the opportunity of them to become heroes will come. Why? We don't have a clue. It's like Clint telling us life is pure mistery. Did they deserve to be called to something special? "Deserve's got nothing to do with it", said sometime the protagonist of Unforgiven.

This course_life as pure fate, full of ironies, of things that we can't control_was always suggested during Clint work but never developed so explicitly.

This is what makes of this movie a paradoxical happening: it announces a relevant transformation in the work of this great director that now dives in the dark side of America to find the poetry of the losers.

The train trip will provide to those guys in real life a heroism act. A heroism saluted by a mediocre French president and later for the hillbillies from their hometown. The 15:17 to Paris is an awkward movie. A minor movie of Clint Eastwood but not an insignificant one.

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: July 02, 2018, 11:20:54 AM »
That's great Clint is acting in this one O0 He really liked directing Bradly Cooper, didn't he?

General Discussion / Re: 3 films to recommend Clint to new viewers
« on: June 29, 2018, 08:39:50 AM »
Thank you, Aka.

 I chose those because are his earlier movies, they are the "beginning" and they make the viewer want to see more and more about the actor, at least it was this way to me.
Sergio Leone trilogy save any justification, he plays very charismatic characteres especially in a A Fistful of Dollars, a man giving his life to help a lady and her son. Coogan's Bluff has a special meaning to me, it was first Clint movie I watched and turned me into a fan and made me want to know who was that actor. Dirty Harry also saves any explanation, impossible not to be moved by that cop that lives for the sake of fight evil.The following movies only will make the viewer enjoy him more and more like in High Plains Drifter.
I didn't indicate any of his later/recent movies, even if they are great, because I see them as a "consequence" of the fame he got with earlier ones. I think is important to a new viewer see the early films first so they will be able to follow the image of the tough guy being deconstructed which he does well in In the Line of Fire, Unforgiven and others.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:57:48 AM »

I watched this on a rainy sunday afternoon I had no idea what was about but couldn't stop watching until the end. I don't know why so many bad reviews. You need to be on the mood to watch it, the atmosphere is a little depressing.

General Discussion / Re: 3 films to recommend Clint to new viewers
« on: June 28, 2018, 07:56:34 AM »
A Fistful of Dollars

For A few dollars more

The Good the bad and the Ugly

Coogan's Bluff

Dirty Harry

Aline! Is it really you? :D

So glad to see you again. 8)

Who else would be, my dear? Thank you :smitten:

Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer

Nice to watch those again, bring back memories of the best days of my life.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: CEWB Annual Season's Greeting Thread 2017/18.
« on: December 22, 2017, 07:44:03 AM »
Hello, Clint fans, how are you doing? Almost didn't post this year. Passing by to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a 2018 full of happinness. :-*

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