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General Discussion / Re: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
« on: October 29, 2008, 08:48:34 AM »
Caught a few scenes from this film a couple months ago...
Touching film in manys ways...

LOL @ the "old horse" bit. Thanks, mate... O0

Is that an award Clint is holding in those pictures, or a gun?

Eastwood News / Re: Gran Torino: Production Information & News.
« on: July 31, 2008, 05:30:30 PM »

Clint Eastwood didn’t make her day — Bette Joondeph said catching a glimpse of the movie star Monday did more than that.
“It was fabulous,” the 66-year-old Grosse Pointe Shores resident said. “It made my year.”
"Here he comes."
"Where?" "Where?"
"Into the garage area."
Then, he appeared in all his Dirty Harry glory.
Clint Eastwood walked into the garage of John and Kim Lundy’s Grosse Pointe Shores house.
"He got out of the trailer and walked into the garage," Shores resident Bette Joondeph, 66, a 31-year resident.
Dozens of people lined the street - some standing, others sitting on the curb - in front of the Lundys two-story Ballantyne Road house waiting to sneak a peek at the movie legend during the first day of filming of the flick "Gran Torino."
Get ready metro Detroit. The cast and crew will spend the next six to eight weeks filming in metro Detroit, including Warren, Royal Oak and Grosse Pointe Park, location director Patrick Mignano said. While he didn’t release a lot of details about the plot or the characters, Mignano said the scenes being filmed inside the Lundy home was to be the interior of one of the characters’ homes.
"We scouted around," he said. "This was to be a nice middle-class home."
The Lundys said their home was selected because of the open layout of the kitchen and family room area. Throughout the day, they watched actors sit in director’s chairs in front of the stone and brick house as equipment and a rack of clothes filled their driveway.
They also got t eat breakfast with the crew, watch a little filming inside their house and shake hands with the movie star legend.
"I shook his hand twice. He called me moosejaw cause my shirt said moosejaw," 11-year-old Peter Lundy said.
His 16-year-old brother J.J. said he would never forget Eastwood being in his house.
"I think it’s almost surreal that a celebrity of that stature would be in my house directing a movie," he said.
Their sister, Abbey, 18, said some of the interior was changed, but the crew was "very intricate. They paid attention to details. They shot the same thing a bunch of times."
Kim Lundy said meeting Eastwood was "amazing."
" I can die now," she said.
The Lundys said their house was selected after they and several others received fliers in their doors about their homes possibly being good for a movie. The Luindys were the lucky ones selected. Abbey said they were compensated for the use of their house.
But their and their neighbors got to share in enjoying the activity that filled their blocked streets with vans and large trucks and the movie stars, including Brian Healey, who talked with residents and signed autographs.


I don't believe the supposed remarks of Mr. Eastwood really came from him. Sounds more like a made up article, from some newsperson looking to stir up trouble. Sounds like the comments might come from a character Clint would portray but not the real Mr. Eastwood. Unless he were just in a bad mood and having a lousy day when an interviewer asked his opinion.
They are both brilliant directors in their own right.
And I don't think either would stoop to this type of behaviour if it were not hard times all over. A good time for rat like reporters to creep out from under rocks and hound popular figures at less than becoming moments for their insights and opinions. People can be so petty and stupid.
Like Clint said recently, I may never be able to fathom how cruel humanity may be.
I am grateful for many works by either director. Clint is my favorite.
But I'll not participate in making him out to be a monkey like Clyde.

Unforgiven is a cure-all.

Proof positive: Director's make lousy critics.
And once again, Spike takes it upon himself to speak for the entirety of the African American race...Stirring up trouble not because he cares for his brothers and sisters, but because he is a opportunistic celebrity and needs publicity.
I am reminded of an old Eddie Murphy rountine, in which he makes reference to James S. Brady, the white secret serviceman who took a bullet for Reagan during his presidency. "Black secretman side step; said'F*ck that sh*t!'" ;D
This is an proper example of the brilliance the African American race brings to the American Consciousness. It is also rightly portrayed by Morgan Freeman's brilliant character portrayal in Unforgiven.
There may have been no more foolish waste of courage than taking a bullet for Reagan, the puppet president. But to lay down your life and take a beating for a friend, as the Morgan Character does in Unforgiven, is what makes an American an American,  and Americans great, unique and noteworthy.
I love Mr. Lee's films, don't get me wrong. He is a brilliant director, but often an antagonistic, deluded thinker.
Curse of the trade, no doubt.

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