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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: December 02, 2022, 07:44:57 PM »
Hello AKA23,
I am sorry about that.
I have consulted the FAQs of the Arte TV website: it says that if Arte TV has the broadcasting rights of a video in a foreign country, then the video can be viewed from that country, from the Arte TV website: www.arte.tv
You can try it. If it is not available, I hope that the documentary will be broadcast someday in the States.
I have to say that the documentary is pretty good, though the diehard fans will not learn something new.
If you have seen many films, many other documentaries and read many books on Clint, then the documentary will look very familiar to you.

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: December 02, 2022, 07:41:17 PM »
Hello AKA23,
I am sorry about that.
I have consulted the FAQs of the Arte TV website: it says that if Arte TV has the broadcasting rights of a video in a foreign country, then the video can be viewed from that country, from the Arte TV website: www.arte.tv
You can try it. If it is not available, I hope that the documentary will be broadcast someday in the States.
I have to say that the documentary is pretty good, though the diehard fans will not learn something new.
If you have seen many films, many other documentaries and read many books on Clint, then the documentary will look very familiar to you.
 

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: December 02, 2022, 05:22:27 AM »
Hello everyone,

Here is the documentary, Clint Eastwood: The Last Legend, with the comments subtitled in English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKxmwgP61Dg

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: November 13, 2022, 05:01:50 PM »
Hello everyone,
I would like to share this 2022 documentary on Clint, which is made for Arte, a French-German channel TV.
It is called Clint Eastwood, the Last Legend. Though the narration is in French, many parts are in English.
That video is available until March 19, 2023.

https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/104001-000-A/clint-eastwood-la-derniere-legende/

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: October 22, 2022, 01:27:29 PM »
Hey AKA23,
I agree with you: this article is useless since there is no news.
About that Eastwood official Twitter account, the fact that it pretends to be really official without being able to give a perfect evidence, is kind of boring and annoying.
Beyond the fact that we can look at some rare pictures of Clint and his films, that Twitter account is useless too.
I think that I will be waiting for some good news from more traditional sources like Variety or The Hollywood Reporter.

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: October 19, 2022, 11:49:54 PM »
Two articles (the first one is updated) which deal with the partnership between Clint and Warner Bros.
But nothing that we have not read yet.

https://www.worldofreel.com/blog/2022/10/856pa4126ah3vtzmlv9erdzkelnaz2?format=amp

https://abovetheline.com/2022/10/10/clint-eastwood-warner-bros-david-zaslav-relationship/


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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: October 11, 2022, 12:39:40 AM »
I would suggest Stephen Campanelli, who seems quite active on Twitter.
As a camera operator, he has worked for Clint, since The Bridges of Madison County.
He also worked as second unit director on The Mule, Richard Jewell and Cry Macho.

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: October 10, 2022, 09:57:18 AM »
Thank you for all your investigations :)
I think that Twitter, as useful as it could be, is not big enough for Clint, who is actually bigger than life.
Above all, our passion for cinema, and particularly for Clint films, goes beyond a Twitter account, fake or not.
In fact, the best answers that we can have about Clint, the filmmaker, are in his films.
I just hope that we will have some good news for his next project.

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: October 05, 2022, 01:35:28 AM »
Thank you, LB13

Indeed, those answers sound pretty good.

Among the musicians that Clint admired, Count Basie was occasionally mentioned by him, along with Charlie Parker and Lester Young.

Among the films he directed, Unforgiven and The Outlaw Josey Wales are surely his favorite ones, along with Bird, The Bridges of Madison County, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and Letters From Iwo Jima. Sometimes, he also mentioned Bronco Billy. Honkytonk Man and A Perfect World would be among his personal favorites, though less mentioned that the others. Magnum Force would be his favorite Dirty Harry film.

In the early 1980s, Clint believed that Dirty Harry and The Outlaw Josey Wales were his best acting performances.

Yes, he liked working with some actors like Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman or Morgan Freeman.







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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: October 04, 2022, 01:45:10 PM »
Hi everyone,
Apparently, according to the Clint Eastwood Forever Twitter account, another Clint Eastwood Q&A session will be hosted by The Official Clint Eastwood Twitter account, this Friday.

Though I do not have a Twitter account, I was able to copy and paste this:

Clint Eastwood Forever
@ClintForever
?
3 oct.
Due to popular demand The Official Clint Eastwood Twitter account will be hosting another Clint Eastwood Q&A session on Friday 7th October. Request to follow
@sue_filmMalpaso
 and submit your question for Clint.
Join us 4pm US time / Midnight UK

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: "Rawhide" episode discussion
« on: October 04, 2022, 05:41:10 AM »
You are welcome, Gant :)
Rawhide was a pretty good show: so many great actors appeared in it.
I think that Rawhide was the real acting school for Clint.

Though I am not really knowledgeable about John Cassavetes, I think that he was quite influential in the American cinema of the 1970s, and especially in the independent cinema.
John Cassavetes seemed to like Play Misty for Me and would have told Clint that the main problem with the film was that it was not directed by Alfred Hitchcock: that was a pretty good compliment.

After seeing the film Boxcar Bertha, Cassavetes encouraged Martin Scorsese to make more personal films: then, Scorsese made Mean Streets, one of my favorite Scorsese film.

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: "Rawhide" episode discussion
« on: October 02, 2022, 07:48:45 AM »
Has anyone seen the Rawhide episode featuring John Cassavetes ?
He?s one of my fave actors? I?d love to see this ep. Does he share scenes with Clint ?

Hello Gant,

Here is the Rawhide episode in which John Cassavetes appeared (Season 3, Episode 19: Incident Near Gloomy River),
if you would like to see it:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S87RSjCGlqQ&list=PLudYrNy8teJBBcYIY8aMhUCBlbXt2z3n6&index=19

By the way, most of the Rawhide episodes are available on YouTube

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: September 30, 2022, 03:25:33 AM »
Actually, that interview was made for a French TV show called Cinema, Cinemas, which was aired from 1982 to 1991.
I was too young to remember it but that show was particularly appreciated by cinema lovers.
In fact, many people from film industry were interviewed. That show was also about the technical jobs of filmmaking.
When I saw the Clint interview for the first time, it seemed a little austere and quirky to me. Or maybe half parodic. But that was the style of that show, I guess. What I find interesting about that interview is the fact Clint said that he preferred directing than acting: today, it would not be surprising. But in 1985, Clint was still a major box office star in America. Of course, Clint was already ambitious as a director, at that point of his career.
The weirdest thing about that interview is obviously the questions on that film project with Jean-Luc Godard.
By the way, I have read nothing about it. Anyway, the Clint biographies did not mention a potential film between the two men. Godard, who passed away some weeks ago, seemed to admire Clint, more as an actor than as a director. Godard even dedicated one of his films, Detective (1985), to Clint. He also presented an honorary Cesar (the French Oscars) to Clint in 1998. When presenting the Cesar, Godard told Clint: be yourself, Mr Honkytonk Man.

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood videos
« on: September 26, 2022, 07:31:54 AM »
Hello everyone,

Here is a video in which Clint gave an interview in Paris, France, while promoting Tightrope and receiving a tribute from the French cinematheque, which organized a retrospective of his films, from December 1984 to January 1985. Just some months before he came at Cannes Film Festival, to present Pale Rider.

In that interview, they talked about a possible collaboration between Clint and director Jean-Luc Godard.

That was a funny and strange interview, isn't it ?

https://www.ina.fr/ina-eclaire-actu/video/cpb8505083404/clint-eastwood-le-prochain-godard

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General Discussion / The 50th anniversary of Dirty Harry
« on: September 26, 2022, 05:41:00 AM »
Hello everyone,

I don't know if that was already posted here

In the link below, 4 pages on the 50th anniversary of Dirty Harry
(included some questions and answers with Gary Leva, Lee Pfeiffer and Patrick McGilligan):

https://thedigitalbits.com/columns/history-legacy-showmanship/dirty-harry-50

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: September 23, 2022, 02:28:38 AM »

Let's hope Eastwood's next film is not about Clarence Darrow. About 24 people if that many would go see that. I'm not even including the people in the website...

According to IMDb, that Clarence Darrow's film, called Convicton, is still in development status.
Then, this is unlikely his next film.
Anyway, I agree with you, Perry: after two box office failures, Clint should make an entertaining and crowd-pleasing film.
A project which could attract some A-list stars.

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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: September 20, 2022, 01:22:11 PM »
Well, I hope that we will have some good news before the end of this year.
Warner Bros seems so messy today. Then, we have to be patient.
On the other hand, I would understand if Clint wanted to slow down and spend time with his family, his children and grandchildren.

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Thief is a great film, although it is not so popular nowadays, outside of some cinephiles circles. Thief is in many ways, a bridge between the cinema of the 70s and the cinema of the 80s. James Caan was perfect in Thief and delivered one of his best acting performances.

I am not sure that Clint would have accepted to make Thief, if he was offered it. In fact, after Escape from Alcatraz, Clint seemed more reluctant to be directed by an established director or a director with his own artistic vision, since he became an established director himself. Plus, as an independent producer,  Clint preferred to make films and to develop projects under the Malpaso banner. In The Line of Fire was the only and happy exception.
Actually, Clint rejected many films: Myster Majestyk (the Charles Bronson vehicle), The Towering Inferno (the architect role played by Paul Newman), The Sorcerer directed by William Friedkin (Clint was offered the role finally played by Roy Scheider), Apocalypse Now (he was offered the role played by Martin Sheen), Superman, The Killing Fields. Some people thought that Clint was not confident in his acting skills.
Since the 1980s, Clint delivered most of his best acting performances under his own direction (Bronco Billy, Honkytonk Man, Tightrope, Heartbreak Ridge, White Hunter Black Heart, Unforgiven, The Bridges of Madison County, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and The Mule). Films like Bronco Billy and Honkytonk Man helped the critics and the profession to take Clints work seriously. Firefox, even if it is not among his best films, proved that Clint understood the evolution of film business. Sudden Impact was his biggest box office hit in the 1980s, after Any Which Way You Can.
The fact that Clint built his career with some personal and off beat projects is still remarkable: he could have chosen to make films more fashionable or more Hollywoodian but he went to the opposite direction.

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If it's another biography....i'll pass....


I understand you, Perry
Clint made so many biopics or films inspired by real-life events, during the last 15 years at least.
On the other hand, at this point, I would just be happy to see Clint working again and making an other picture.

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Extremely talented director AKA23 and I agree with your analysis about Eastwood not directing ITLOF. Actually, I always wished Eastwood would had worked for Michael Mann who started out in feature films with the great crime noir movie Thief with James Caan.
       

I agree with you, Perry
Clint working for Michael Mann would have been so great. Probably.
I am not sure that they have exactly the same sensitivity for cinema, but when I see Michael Mann's filmography, I can say that he seems obsessed with lonely and anachronistic men who are great professionnals, whether they are cops or whether they are gangsters. Then, I can easily see Clint in Michael Mann's universe. Michael Mann seems to be misunderstood and underrated by many film critics as well as the profession.
It's too bad because he is really a great director who worked well with James Caan, William Petersen, Daniel Day-Lewis, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and many other actors.
In France, he has many supporters. Mann is currently shooting a biopic on Ferrari with Adam Driver.

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