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General Discussion / Re:clint dvd's
« on: May 15, 2003, 03:14:54 PM »
The 10th Anniversary Edition of "Unforgiven" is spectacular.

Interesting, EwFan ... which ones?

The one that comes directly to mind is at the conclusion of "Pale Rider" as Preacher and the Deputies are squaring off, Eastwood shoots the Deputies walking the street through the thin "alleys" between buildings in almost identical fashion to the beginning of "TGTBATU" when the three men are walking down the dusty street getting ready to surprise Tuco, Leone shoots them through the thin "alleys" between the buildings.

I too like the mystery surrounding the character. I don't want or need to know anything more. It's a sort of trendsetting idea because on a whole, SW's are not dialogue driven films and certainly not dialogue driven like their hollywood counterparts.

I think he does a complete 306 from the Rowdy Yates character. Appearance, attitude, motives are different IMHO.

Actually, I have nothing to say about this as this is all news to me. Leave it to network television!

The final shootout was amazing from various standpoints but the "mule scene" never fails to get my heart racing. :)

Best score. Groundbreaking stuff. :)

"FOD" simply catapulted him to stardom, no question and I think it, along with the other films Eastwood did for Leone had a tremendous impact on his career. Some shots from "Pale Rider" are direct copies of Leone's from "TGTBATU".

Even though "Django The Bastard" has more ties with "High Plains Drifter", one cannot help but notice the similarities between Antonio De Teffe's Django and Eastwood's "man with no name".

I always loved the Mule speech. Brilliant!! And the way Eastwood delivers it was gold!! Gold, Jerry, GOLD!!

I agree. It always puts a smile on my face. :)

Eastwood News / Re:Restored GBU news
« on: May 11, 2003, 02:33:27 PM »
I thought it was nice to see the film complete and applaud the efforts of all those who put it together. That being said, I much prefer the version we are all used to seeing over the restored cut. I thought the new dubbing was less then effective due to the bad synching and the obvious age increases of both Eastwood and Wallach. The Van Cleef double was ok, but it's not Lee. I thought the sound re-mix hurt the film actually. The gun blasts were louder, which was cool, but "Ecstacy Of Gold" suffered the most IMHO. It sounded like it was being played through a filter. The print itself looked fine and I'll more then likely be snapping up a DVD of this, but I won't get rid of my original one, that's for sure. :)

Besides, how could he follow that?!?! ;D

Good point. Still, I wouldn't mind seeing him try. :)

I've always heard it came from U.S film critics who generally slandered the European or Italian Westerns when they reviewed them as cheap knock-off's of the great American Westerns. I'm not certain at all who initially coined the term first, as it just sort of sprouted-up. Leone was generally considered the "father" of Spaghetti's because his were the first to really take-off at the worldwide box-office though Italian Westerns were made before Leone's. The term applies to all Italian-Spanish Westerns made, say, between 1964 and 1978, when the genre died. Now the phrase is used as a "term of endearment" and that is the way Leone looked at it for the most part. From what I understand anyway but I could be wrong. :)

I was watching "Shane" last night on AMC and I saw their promo for "Make My Saturday" on May 10th which features four Eastwood films, including "Joe Kidd" and "High Plains Drifter" which will lead up to the world premiere of the newly restored, uncut, WIDESCREEN presentation of "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly", which will also be commercial free. So, it's official. AMC is doing the right thing, at least for this initial airing. :)

General Discussion / Re:Clint's best acting and best directing
« on: April 26, 2003, 06:17:28 AM »
For me, it's "Unforgiven". One of the best films of any kind I have ever seen.

General Discussion / Re: Dreams of Clint...
« on: April 25, 2003, 05:17:58 AM »
I can thankfully say that, as much as I admire his work, I have NEVER had a dream about Eastwood.

Sounds very interesting is right and it is an Eastwood project so that is good. Still, I wish he'd get back "in the saddle" just one more time. :)

General Discussion / Re:Hey everyone, check out my website!
« on: April 22, 2003, 07:41:45 PM »
Very nice Matt! I enjoyed it a lot.

General Discussion / Re:Skippy's Clint's Quotes Poll
« on: April 22, 2003, 03:54:02 PM »
I couldn't vote because of the choices given. My favorite is:

"Any man don't want to get killed better clear on out the back".

I don't have the link as yet. I've put out some inquiries to try and get it but so far, no response. I'll definitely post it if or when I get it.

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