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Trivia Games / Re: Clint's Clothing
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:10:10 PM »
"Waistcoat" to the Brits, no? ;)

Trivia Games / Re: Clint's Clothing
« on: January 15, 2018, 07:47:26 AM »
Can't resist posting a pic ...


David Toschi, a colorful San Francisco police detective who spent nine futile years as one of the principal investigators chasing the so-called Zodiac killer, died on Jan. 6 at his home in San Francisco. He was 86.

The Zodiac case, which remains unsolved and continues to fascinate crime buffs, involved a string of murders in Northern California in 1968 and 1969.

The killer sent taunting letters to newspapers, wrote messages in intricate code and otherwise tormented investigators. Officially, he is thought to have killed five people and wounded two others, although in one communication he put the number of victims at 37. That figure was discounted by the authorities, although some other crimes are thought to be linked to Zodiac.

Clint Eastwood also drew on Mr. Toschi for his portrayal of the title character in “Dirty Harry,” Don Siegel’s influential 1971 movie about a San Francisco police inspector, Harry Callahan, who hunts a psychopathic killer. Mr. Toschi, though, was bothered by Callahan’s penchant for administering his own brand of justice. He is said to have walked out of a screening of the movie, which was released when the Zodiac investigation was in full swing.

“He couldn’t take it,” [Mark] Ruffalo, who spent time with Mr. Toschi preparing for his “Zodiac” role, said in a 2007 interview with the website Collider. “It was so simplified.” [Ruffalo starred in Zodiac, David Fincher's 2007 movie about the case.]

Mr. Toschi’s daughter said he always thought that a suspect named Arthur Leigh Allen, who died in 1992, was Zodiac. But, unlike Harry Callahan, he and his fellow officers were bound by the evidence.

“If you get into who these cops were,” Mr. Ruffalo said in another 2007 interview, “you realize how they have to take their hunches, their personal beliefs, out of it. Dave Toschi said to me, ‘As soon as that guy walked in the door, I knew it was him.’ He was sure he had him, but he never had a solid piece of evidence. So he had to keep investigating every other lead.”


Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:21:38 PM »
Always a bit quiet after the holidays. I hope it will perk up when the release date of Clint's new film approaches. :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:31:57 AM »
Any dingoes in that one, Gant? ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:32:51 PM »
How was Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, Gant? It got good reviews around here ... :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Aline!!
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:31:26 PM »
Happy Birthday, Aline! 8)

Hope you had a wonderful day! Stop by and visit us sometime, OK? :)

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Clint's Horses
« on: January 13, 2018, 08:21:19 PM »
Thank you for a beautiful post, SillyFilly, and welcome to the Board! 8)

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:20:07 AM »
You're building up quite a body of work there, palooka! :D

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:23:23 PM »
The Warner Bros. site gives the composer as Christian Jacob:

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:15:00 AM »
It's the title story in this collection of boxing stories by F.X. Toole:

Million Dollar Baby

(Originally published under the title Rope Burns.)

The story was the basis of the screenplay for the movie.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: January 06, 2018, 04:55:59 PM »
Hey Christopher ... how's about posting in our trivia thread! :D

Off-topic, I know, I know ...  :-[

Trivia Games / Re: Clint's Clothing
« on: January 05, 2018, 07:36:18 AM »
Nice summertime weather in the place where he's wearing it ... ;)

Ah, the peacoat. A true classic, never goes out of style. Where'd you get yours, Gant?

City Heat is the only Eastwood film that's set in the Prohibition era. The IMFDb identifies the guns Eastwood's character (a police lieutenant) uses in it as two pistols (a M1911A1 and a Luger P08); a revolver (a Colt Buntline Special, the elongated monster more commonly seen in Westerns); and a shotgun (a Winchester Model 1912). So I'm quite sure this isn't the movie you're thinking of.

Clint does use submachine guns in several films, mostly in the course of regular action as a member of the military: an MP40 in Where Eagles Dare; an M1A1 Thompson and an M1 Thompson in Kelly's Heroes (in this one also a Browning M2 Aircraft, a heavy machine gun); and an AKM ("AK-47") assault rifle (not technically a submachine gun) in Heartbreak Ridge. But he's always wearing a uniform, never a cassock, and he never has a violin case.

Actually I think Henri must have at least two scenes, if not two different movies, in mind here (neither of them a Clint Eastwood movie): One in which a real or feigned priest wearing a cassock conceals a submachine gun under it, and one in which a character conceals a submachine gun in a violin case. But the "concealing a submachine gun in a violin case" thing is, I think, something of a gangster movie cliché, possibly one with some basis in reality. See:

Trivia Games / Re: Clint's Clothing
« on: January 04, 2018, 04:17:44 PM »
That is correct, Gant ... I could have made it "short-sleeved white shirt with a button-down collar." There may be another button-down collar in Clint's film wardrobe somewhere, but I don't think there's another one quite like this:

Trivia Games / Re: Clint's Clothing
« on: January 04, 2018, 10:37:41 AM »
Since you insist ... the scary clown is in Tightrope ...

(There's a good review of Tightrope on the site where I found the above picture: )

Clint himself appears as a clown—specifically a rodeo clown—in that film where he's a master of disguises, Pink Cadillac.

We'll keep this simple ... Where do we see Clint wearing a white shirt with a button-down collar?  :D

Trivia Games / Re: Clint's Clothing
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:10:35 AM »
A scary clown! :o

Eastwood News / Re: The 15:17 to Paris: Production Information and News
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:47:53 PM »
The Times does a feature where they review notable trailers. Here's their story on The 15:17 to Paris:

In 2016, the director Clint Eastwood dramatized the story of an airline pilot who saved a planeload of passengers in “Sully,” and now he’s recreating another real-life onboard rescue in “The 15:17 to Paris.” But while he cast one of the world’s biggest movie stars, Tom Hanks, as the pilot, this time the filmmaker enlisted the actual Americans who thwarted a 2015 terrorist attack on a European train to play themselves: Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone.

The newly released trailer for the drama, based on the book written by the three men (with Jeffrey E. Stern), features scenes of their friendship, their childhood and the European trip that brought them international renown. While the men had no professional acting experience, Mr. Skarlatos did make it to the finals of “Dancing With the Stars” shortly after the incident.

Mr. Eastwood has surrounded the neophytes with seasoned pros, and the trailer includes footage of Jenna Fischer (“The Office”) and Judy Greer (“The Descendants”) as the mothers of Mr. Skarlatos and Mr. Stone. Of course the major draw here is the director, who scored the biggest hit of his career with “American Sniper” (2014), which grossed $350 million in North America alone.

“The 15:17 to Paris” targets a similarly broad audience with the populist tagline “In the face of fear, ordinary people can do the extraordinary.” Warner Bros. will release the film in theaters on Feb. 9.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:44:21 PM »
The 3:10, I mean, The 15:17 to Paris:D

KC! I've got great news for you! :)

From an email I got today:

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Tempting. But summer would be the best time to plan it. Right now, with temperatures in NYC in the single digits and teens, and a "Nor'easter" snowstorm coming in a couple of days ... I'm not sure I want to go on a wintertime cruise, even with Northern Lights! :o

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