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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. :-*

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Goodby from Elizabeth77
« on: July 11, 2017, 07:18:57 AM »
I don't know what to say either. Life can be so hard and scary. I like to think God is in charge and you are in his hands, Raewyn. Bye :'(

Yay!!! I knew he had something new for us! Great news! O0

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Go On, Make Your Day!
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:57:59 AM »
Great post, Elizabeth, you have been brave, congratulations! And what a wonderful pictures!

General Discussion / Re: Clint's great health
« on: April 14, 2017, 07:36:02 AM »
Absolutely agree, Rawhide. I always mention Clint when see people around me, whatever are friends or relatives destroying theirselves with bad habits. I have heard Clint is vegetarian. But also we don't know, some people take care of themselves and even that way get ill sometimes. Clint is a case study :)

Trivia Games / Re: Non-Eastwood Quotes
« on: April 12, 2017, 07:06:52 AM »
It's my brother.

Trivia Games / Re: Non-Eastwood Quotes
« on: April 07, 2017, 08:16:57 AM »
Josephson to Shockley in The Gauntlet.

Right? ???

I will think about a next one.

Trivia Games / Re: Non-Eastwood Quotes
« on: April 06, 2017, 07:49:42 AM »
Well if someone want to play, an easy one:

You know you did everything you could. Don't you?

Trivia Games / Re: Non-Eastwood Quotes
« on: April 03, 2017, 01:05:15 PM »
Hey, SK, write another quote, I miss playing this :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Night Owl Cafe...
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:32:10 AM »
And here I am at 4.30 in the morning wide awake after dreaming I was taking part in the battle scenes from Braveheart...

To all of you that mentioned bananas, I have heard is the other way around... they take the sleep away! It's a very solid fruit! But well, each organism reacts in a way.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2016 Movie Discussion
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:00:50 AM »
Why all the dislike of Cruise? He's continued to put out some good work.

I prefer him ten more times than Matt Damon. I liked him in Interview with the Vampire, Mission Impossible movies and Knight and Day. I haven't watched Jack Reacher, now I am curious.

Of course there is no young Clint around

Scott? :)

Collectors' Corner / Cinema Retro Magazine
« on: March 13, 2017, 07:55:04 AM »
I didn't know where to post, I think this is the correct section.

Thank you my friend Twomules that sent me this amazing Special Edition of magazine Cinema Retro. I never would find it in Brasil. 116 page including in-depth look at the nine Clint westerns, rare behind-the-scenes stills and movie poster art. That made my day O0

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: February 27, 2017, 09:04:58 AM »
Coogan's Bluff was the movie that turned me into a Clint fan. So memorable scenes... the introduction when he finds and beats the guy with the gun and the fight at the bar with Pushie, never fails to get me.

You guys don't dare to put this movie in the same row then the Beguiled and City Heat :tickedoff:

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