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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Photo thread
« on: October 29, 2007, 11:43:01 AM »
Nice pics Dave on a bike. Where were these taken?

Hi CL,

both are Scotland. The second pic is the road heading to Ullapool.. I know where it is but I can't remember the name of the Loch for the first one..  ??? I think it must be down to age..  :-[ :-X I'll look it up..

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Photo thread
« on: October 25, 2007, 08:44:00 PM »

God's Country: Monument Valley. Arizona. This is one of the most beautiful places on earth and some of my favorite films of all time have been filmed here. It's been also called "John Ford" Country. He's the director that helped put this beautiful place on the map. It was a back drop of some of his greatest works. I cannot wait to visit someday!

Wow... great pics..  8)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Photo thread
« on: October 25, 2007, 08:36:17 PM »
A couple of pics of me and the bike.

General Discussion / Re: The Clint Eastwood Web Board Member Map!
« on: October 23, 2007, 04:14:03 AM »
Hi folks, I haven't been around for a while. I've been really busy for quite a long time. I'm still not out of the woods yet but I'm getting there.  8)

I've added myself to the map.  :D

General Discussion / Re: Best Comedy moment
« on: April 08, 2006, 10:11:22 PM »
There's a cracking line in the Enforcer, when they're interviewing Tyne Daly for the position of detective.

CALLAHAN: Hypothetical situation, huh? All right, I'm standing on the street corner and Mrs. Grey here comes up and propositions me... that if I come home with her, for five dollars she'll put on an exhibition with a Shetland pony.

MRS. GREY: If this is your idea of humor, Inspector...

BOARD EXAMINER: All right, what are you trying to do here, Callahan?

CALLAHAN: I'm just trying to find out if anybody in this room knows what the hell law's being broken... besides cruelty to animals.


General Discussion / Re: The Sondra Locke Thread/Poll
« on: April 08, 2006, 09:57:33 PM »
Well let's hope Clint and Sondra patch up their differences and make Which Way III.


Yep, I'd love to see a return of the black widows.  8) I'm not a big fan of Sondra but the 'Which every' films were not her worst.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: The stuntman of Clint
« on: April 08, 2006, 09:46:14 PM »
I don't know about Clint, but it looks like Eli's er ... you know what ... to me!  :o  ;)

If you watch that scene in the movie. When the bridge blows up a piece of wood comes flying in an almost takes out one of the sandbags. It's not far from Clint's head, although he's down low but if it had been five feet to the left, Eli wouldn't have been able to sit down for six months.  :o

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Unforgiven tops 10 Greatest Westerns
« on: April 08, 2006, 09:32:01 PM »
but these lists always start debates.

I love Unforgiven but I would have liked to have seen, 'For a few dollars more' up there.

Apart from that, It seems quite fair.

General Discussion / Re: Every Which Way But Loose REMAKE !!
« on: February 01, 2006, 09:30:49 PM »
and who would play the black widows??? :o

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 13, 2005, 03:17:09 PM »
I've been going a bit mad this weekend.  :-[

1. House of flying daggers
2. Pale Rider
3. American pie III
4. Backdraft

5. Fist full of dollars - Picked up from Tesco in the UK for £8.94  :o

Eastwood News / Re: deagostini UK DVDs
« on: October 21, 2005, 12:57:21 PM »
I bought Unforgiven and was quite impressed with it but I haven't seem them in the shops since. I didn't fancy signed up for the full set. Are they still available or is it only through subscription.

I've moved it here now! ;)

Thanks KC.  O0

I suppose when actors and crew are required to film in hostile conditions, they are putting themselves at risk. That's interesting reading. I've read about the injuries that Russle Crowe suffering during the making of Gladiator and it made me wonder, if somebody who has been around as long as Clint had managed to avoid them.  :o

I'm just curious. I wasn't sure how many of his own stunts that he did. The reason I ask is because of the scene in 'The good, the bad and the ugly', where they blow up the bridge.

Eli is face down in the dirt with his wrong end sticking up in the air.  ??? I think Clint is on the right. When the bridge blows, a bit of wood from the bridge comes flying through the scene and passes just the right of both Eli and Clint. It looks as if it is travelling at a fair rate of knots and would have done some serious damage to anyone getting in the way of it.  :o Clint is quite low but Eli was in danger, if it had been a few more feet to the left.

Not sure if this should have been in Questions and Answers.  :-[

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Gian Maria Volonté underated?
« on: August 19, 2005, 08:42:30 PM »
Can anyone confirm that GMV didn't speak English?

A brilliant actor.  O0

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Cuts and alledged "Uncut Versions"
« on: August 19, 2005, 08:35:42 PM »
Right... time for me to expose the UK DVD of FAFDM.

Well... its NOT uncut! In the 1990's, our UK TV channel ITV had the rights, and they had the complete version known to date.

The scene where Manco and Mortimer get beaten up? Well, did you know that while they were getting beaten up, El Indio shouts "STOP IT". The fight and the laughter stops.  This was after one of the gang members was violently placing his foot on Manco's back and pulling his arms back in a torturous way. By then Manco and Mortimer suffered enough...

One gang member (he has no name either, but he's the clever one towards the end who is the last to get shot by Manco (when Manco thought he was having trouble with his adding)) says "Why let them live?!" El Indio replies "All things at the right time".

Then the scene continues to the normal DVD version when the gang proceeds to the shed with the safe. It is apparent in the DVD version of the "film cutting noise" that used to be the norm once upon a time before video editing techniques occured.  This arrises to the conclusion that ITV got their copy from a different distributor during 1990 (which was when they first aired the film).

The scenes you're talking about appear as extra clips on the DVD. I think they're on the second DVD, if I remember correctly. It's been a while since I had a look at the additional stuff but I'm pretty sure they are there, plus quite a few others.

There's also an extended version of the prison break out at the start of the film, After Indio lets the last guard he won't kill him. He does the manic laugh, which lasts for a bit longer than the cut version. The final image of that scene then appears on the wanted poster.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gian Maria Volonté
« on: July 24, 2005, 05:31:08 PM »
If I remember the commentary from A Few dollars more. Didn't Gian Maria Volonté give up westerns and end up doing quite a few Italian political movies. I think it was down to Sergio Leone making him work really hard on set and trying to tire him out of overacting every scene.

It didn't bother me, I thought he was brilliant, especially in For a few dollars more.

If he had been in The good, the bad and the ugly. I don't think Tuco would have been as funny and probably would have been more evil. I couldn't imagine Gian Maria Volonté lying on the ground and cursing at Clint in the same way as Eli managed it.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: For a few dollars more commentary
« on: July 11, 2005, 01:20:58 PM »

It seems that Frayling is merely giving his interpretation of the scene.  That is unless he read something in the script that we are not privy too.  but if that is tha case, surely he would/should have stated as much.


Yep, I'd agree with that. His commentary is good and his anecdotes about the casting and stuff are well worth hearing. I suppose he would forgive me, if I just disagreed on this one thing.  :o  O0

Clint Eastwood Westerns / For a few dollars more commentary
« on: July 10, 2005, 10:46:02 PM »
I bought the film recently after having watched it numerous times on TV. I have to say that the restored DVD is fantastic. The sound level seems to vary a bit during speech but it doesn't detract from the film. Morricone's musical score is fantastic.  8)

Sir Christopher Frayling does the commentary, which I haven't listened to through the whole film but I've listened to part and picked up some great snippets of info. However, there's one comment Sir Christopher that I don't totally agree with. When indio is smoking the marijuana, Sir Chris said that the flash backs to the bedroom scene are brought on by the marijuana and that it was probably due to people not having an understanding of drugs in the early 60's.

I always thought that Indio smoked marijuana as a way of numbing out the pain of the evil things that he did. He was evil but sometimes his past came back to haunt him, if you know what I mean.

What do you think?

Eastwood News / Re: Review of new DVD edition of Fistful of dollars.
« on: April 23, 2005, 07:25:32 PM »
I`m really looking forward to watching all the extras on both discs, but I`m going to wait till I can get a "buy one get one free" deal, which will, no doubt, be in a few months.

This will be my FIFTH copies of these films.

I`ve got old ones I taped off the tv years ago,  the old warner bros editions on video,  special editions on DVD and the "Clint Eastwood Collection" versions, which I subcribed to just because the magazines are pretty cool!! (what an expense. Only a few left to go now though!)

Hopefully these new DVD`s will be the definitive editions and won`t have to take on a sixth copy!!!

I notice that "WH Smith" in the UK has the discs at £13.99.  Best price so far??

Nice site, Dave..  8)

I'm in the same boat. Although I'm not sure if I'll be able to hold out. I'll maybe wait a couple of weeks to see if the price drops a bit.

I saw both DVD's in woolies today but both were priced at £14.99. I did notice that there are some used copies on Amazon already.  :o

General Discussion / Re: Heartbreak Ridge
« on: April 19, 2005, 12:42:18 AM »
I can't recall.  Somebody please remind me.  What was that really awful scene that had Van Peebles (spelling?) singing a song at a bar? 

I think it was his dancing that ruined it. Nobody and I mean, nobody dances like that, while wearing that sort of gear in the bars near me..  :o :-X

Stitch never leaves home without his plastic...  :-X

I quite like Heartbridge Ridge but there are a few scenes that are awful.

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