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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: GB&U speculation?
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:54:23 PM »
Yes, that's just one thing...(I wonder why they did that like that?) KC knows even more little things that make this point even more! He said it was discussed before here (Posted), but I cant find it. Maybe you can , if you want to delve into it deeper.

Here's one post where I talked about the poncho "discovery":

... The three films certainly were not planned as a cycle or trilogy from the beginning; but since A Fistful of Dollars was so wildly successful, it demanded first one and then a second sequel, or perhaps I should say ... successor. Since The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is set during the Civil War, if it is connected to the other two at all, it would have to be considered a "prequel," rather than a sequel, because the others both were set a decade or more after the war's close (evidenced by the weaponry in use and by the dates on the tombs in A Fistful of Dollars, among other things). 

However, about the only concrete evidence other than Eastwood's person that GBU has some connection with the other two is Eastwood's acquisition of his costume as we recall it from the first two films ... He picks it up piecemeal during the course of the film, getting much of it from Angel Eyes when he's released from the prison camp, and finally completing his "look" when he takes the poncho in the scene with the dying soldier near the end. Also, though his gun is a period-correct Navy model Colt (anachronistically modified to fire metal cartridges), it already has the silver rattlesnake ornaments on the grips that we recall from the "Peacemaker" he carries in the first two films.


General Discussion / Re: High Plains Drifter and Sudden Impact
« on: November 16, 2017, 08:23:48 AM »
In Sudden Impact, he also wanders into a town, unknown to the locals, and leaves after (helping to) avenge a crime whose perpetrators had escaped justice.

General Discussion / Re: Clint's Guns
« on: November 15, 2017, 02:03:21 AM »
I was assuming he would ask first, without gun in hand! ;D

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: The secrets of High Plains Drifter
« on: November 11, 2017, 11:06:50 PM »
Interesting post, thanks!

Duncan was a marshal, not the sheriff. And the Stranger did know about him, and his name. An early scene has Sheriff Sam Shaw asking the Stranger to be the town's protector. The Stranger declines, with a sardonic suggestion as to what he can do when the bad guys come back to town: "You just clap the bracelets right on them." Then there's this exchange:

SHERIFF: Look, I'm no lawman. They just hung this thing on me when that young Marshal Duncan was killed. You know he was whipped to death right here in this street. Bullwhipped. Damnedest thing I ever saw.

STRANGER: Why would anybody want to do a thing like that?

General Discussion / Re: High Plains Drifter and Sudden Impact
« on: November 11, 2017, 10:54:55 PM »
Hmmm ... Sudden Impact has a dog. High Plains Drifter has this great bit of dialogue:

CALLIE: I don't eat with dogs.

STRANGER: You might if it's the dog that runs the pack.

Correct, of course. That link you posted had some interesting information. Apparently, capybara sightings are common in Florida (never saw one in all the years I lived there).  Another interesting factoid -- they're pictured on a Uruguayan coin, which has to make them the only rodent featured on currency.

I love your street photography. I love the un-posed spur-of-the-moment everyday people shots that you take. I've never done that type of photography. In my photographic world, people don't exist -- it's just animals and landscapes, though sometimes there's a silhouette or city skyline. So I have a good degree of appreciation for this kind of photography, and just capturing people as they are, forever preserved in that one moment.

Thanks! I love street photography, but I'm too shy to do much of it. When I took the Halloween pictures, though, everyone was happy to have me do it, so maybe I'll be encouraged to do more in the future.


If you're still having fun, how about this one? There's no scale included to see the size, but they are about 2.5 to 3 feet long.

I guess no one else is taking this one, so I will, though I partially cheated. I knew I had seen them in zoos myself, I had admired their rectangularity. But I couldn't remember their name, so I looked up "Rodents" in Wikipedia and got to it that way.

They are capybaras, "the largest living rodent in the world," according to Wiki. (And who would want to be confronted with the largest dead rodent?  :o )

Yes to all of the above.  Now let's see if you can guess this one (without help from Google):

If you can't name the animal, then what two animals are his closest relatives? One is more obvious than the other!

It's that Irish animal ... an O'Kapi! :D

And they looks like they're half zebra, and half (short and unspotted) giraffe, so I guess that's the answer. I did take a quick peek at Google, but only to see if "okapi" was spelled right.  ;)

Zoo pics from the Cincinatti Zoo:
The world-famous Fiona with her mother (her father died this week)


I've never seen this animal in person or online before this trip. Anyone know what it is?

Lycaon pictus, or African wild dog, African hunting dog, African painted dog, painted hunting dog or painted wolf. It is a canid native to Sub-Saharan Africa.

(I didn't know, but Google Image Search did.)

Web Site Announcements / Re: The Stats Thread
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:02:52 PM »
Gold Star yellow squash ...

Enjoy!  ;)

Web Site Announcements / Re: The Stats Thread
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:23:46 PM »
I give Christopher a gold star as Poster of the Day! :D

More Happy Halloween:

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Uncle Fred, Rest In Peace
« on: October 31, 2017, 10:58:44 PM »
My condolences, Brian. R.I.P., Uncle Fred.

I noticed that too, Christopher. Sure wish he would come in from the cold and check in with us!

Happy birthday, Agent, wherever you are! 8)

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: GB&U speculation?
« on: October 30, 2017, 09:44:30 PM »
Here's a couple of threads where we discussed it:

Was The Good, The Bad... a prequel?

Man with no name chronology

And my post from that last one:

The Battle of Glorieta Pass, which is alluded to in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, took place on March 28, 1862.

A Fistful of Dollars takes place no earlier than 1873 (that is the date on a grave in the cemetery scene).

For a Few Dollars More probably takes place around the same time as A Fistful of Dollars. The protagonist has the same gun, a Colt "Peacemaker" model that was introduced in 1873.

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: GB&U speculation?
« on: October 30, 2017, 06:09:06 AM »
It's a prequel by definition. It takes place during the Civil War. The others are set in a later period. There are several threads on the board where we've discussed it. I haven't got time to find them now, but will try to later on.

General Discussion / Re: Clint's Guns
« on: October 29, 2017, 05:36:20 PM »
I would say possibly less than next to none. That said, I ought to emphasize that this is a fan site, and we have no official connection to Clint Eastwood. It is certainly possible that if you rescued one of his children from drowning, and asked him nicely, he might oblige. But would you ever want to fire it again?

General Discussion / Re: The Official MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS Thread
« on: October 29, 2017, 05:33:37 PM »
Welcome, Gary!

It's been a little quiet around here lately, but we're always happy to have a new member. Happy posting! 8)

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