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It's right at the beginning. You may have missed it if you saw the film on network television, since it would have been cut.

Years later, Clint said in an interview that he might not have included the scene if he had the film to do over again.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: September 19, 2017, 08:05:19 PM »
Harry Dean Stanton has died at the age of 91.

A nice tribute to Stanton in today's New York Times:

... Mr. Stanton seems authentic. Time and again, this sense of genuineness served as a kind of guarantee, proof that he was offering us what seemed like truth rather than something manufactured and plastic, something like Hollywood. Mr. Stanton studied acting, including with Martin Landau who had studied with Lee Strasberg and knew the strength of screen stealth. Mr. Landau once said that “how a character hides his feelings tells us who he is.” Whether Mr. Stanton absorbed this observation into his methodology or just followed his own inclinations, he often did his finest work by tunneling into moments rather than inflating them.

As the years tugged at Mr. Stanton’s face, pulling down the corners of his mouth and further hollowing out his cheeks, his face became a fantastic landscape. Mr. Wenders understood its power beautifully. When Mr. Stanton first appears in “Paris, Texas,” Travis looks as emptied out and stunned as you would expect of a man tramping in the desert with too little water. Gradually, though, as the story opens up, Mr. Stanton fills Travis with tremors of feeling and fugitive smiles. By the end, this shadow has become a man who is as substantial as the rocky land through which he once staggered and, much like Mr. Stanton himself, a kind of monument.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 17, 2017, 09:57:18 AM »
Thanks, Matt! Looking forward to more whale pix from around the world!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:41:21 PM »
Stanton appeared in one Eastwood film, Kelly's Heroes, as well as a few episodes of Rawhide.

He also appeared in the unauthorized expository prologue to A Fistful of Dollars that was shown on US TV in 1975, and can be seen (if you really must) as an extra on some DVD/BluRay versions of the film. Or on YouTube:

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We discussed it in this thread:


Hi Darkstar ... I doubt if anyone here would have the answer to your question, and without outside evidence, it would be extremely hard to prove anything.

The Mods have moved your post here to the Collectors' Corner. If anyone here wants to take a chance on the Eastwood connection, or is just attracted to the chairs for their aesthetic value, they will contact you. :)

General Discussion / Re: CLINT PICS!
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:08:42 PM »
Are we sure it's not his stunt double? ;D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Star Trek Appreciation Thread (TOS only please)
« on: September 09, 2017, 09:50:55 PM »
A brief interruption of this recapitulative series ...

Review: Fox’s ‘The Orville’ is Star Trek, the Next Regurgitation  :D

Going where at least one show has gone before: from left, Seth MacFarlane, Penny Johnson Jerald, Adrianne Palicki, Halston Sage and Brian George in “The Orville,” beginning Sunday on Fox. Credit Fox, via Associated Press

The first question a lot of people will have about “The Orville,” Seth MacFarlane’s first live-action television series — “Aren’t you afraid of being sued by the folks who own ‘Star Trek’?” — was asked and answered last month at the Television Critics Association press tour. Dana Walden, the Fox TV chief executive, gave a long reply that included the phrase, “We obviously have a big legal team.”

So yes, Fox is aware that Mr. MacFarlane’s hourlong comedy emulates the original “Trek” series to a degree somewhere between sincere homage and creepy necrophilia. Its sets, costumes and characters are so Trekker-esque that it makes this fall’s officially sanctioned “Star Trek: Discovery” (on CBS All Access) look like a radical departure.

Brian, do you plan to watch?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:53:52 PM »
I thought I'd share some images I captured with my iPad today.  My finger got into one, but not bad. 

That's why they call it digital photography, I guess.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 06, 2017, 11:52:44 PM »
Lots of trees up there, I see.

General Discussion / Re: The witches movie
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:58:19 PM »
We've discussed it on this board a few times ... I think this is the longest thread we've had about it:

I've seen it a couple of times, but I don't own it (I once had a VHS copy). It's a stretch to say Clint "stars" in it. He appears in one of the five segments, and even there, it's more of a supporting role to Silvana Mangano. If you're just curious about it, you can see the whole thing for free on YouTube:

Clint's segment, called "Una sera come le altre" ("An ordinary evening"), starts at about 1 hour 19 minutes in.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 05, 2017, 07:30:04 PM »
Yes! I had hied over to the local camera emporium B&H the day before (Sunday morning) and queued up for some of the last eclipse glasses to be had in New York City. They only came in five-packs, so I had four extra pairs to share with my colleagues in my office. My appreciative boss sent around an e-mail saying anyone whose schedule allowed it (some people work on public service desks) should take the opportunity to go outside and take a look. In our location, the peak time was about 2:45, which I arranged to coincide with my lunch hour. I got the following shot on my phone by pure happenstance:

You're seeing an office tower just south of the Library, where I was standing on the wide plaza off  Fifth Avenue with a whole mob of other eclipse gazers. When I snapped this picture, the sun was slipping in and out of light cloud cover. You see the actual partially veiled sun at the upper right corner of the tower ... but look on the facade. That crescent spot is a reflection of the sun's reflection, about 70% eclipsed.

I had no idea I had captured that until a couple of days later when I was looking back through my photos.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:55:15 PM »
Those are all gorgeous! I love the radiant sun at sunset especially, and the one where the sun won the battle with the clouds.

Could you see any of the eclipse way up there? Of course ... even if you could, it was probably cloudy all through it!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 04, 2017, 10:38:34 AM »
They've been up there for a few weeks ... I had this note from her on August 11:

Until today (in Anchorage) it was sunny & warm, but now it rains.  The air is good however, the salmon are running (we're watching), and we enjoy ourselves.

And a couple of weeks later, this picture, helpfully titled "Sky, beach, clouds, mts."

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 03, 2017, 10:15:18 PM »
Gorgeous, keep 'em coming.

By coincidence, another friend of mine is in Alaska right now, but the only pictures she takes are with her iPhone. NTTAWWT, but ... yours are better. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 01, 2017, 09:33:45 PM »
This seal really wants a part in the movie. ;)

He otter be in pictures! :D

Thanks for correcting me KC. I remember saying Lago as I was typing but for whatever reason I typed Laredo. Not sure how I did that. I was watching tv so I guess I'll use that as my excuse. Anyways thanks

I hope you don't take offense because I corrected you! I couldn't resist making a joke about the song "The Streets of Laredo." :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:37:20 PM »
A shot of trivia here -- can anyone say what a group of sea otter are called? :)

An otter-bahn?  :D

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Desert in GBU
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:32:19 PM »

Photographer: Jennifer Willbur

Photographer: Sheng Liu

There is also the Chihuahuan Desert, which ...
... occupies much of West Texas, southeastern Arizona, parts of the middle and lower Rio Grande Valley and the lower Pecos Valley in New Mexico, as well as the central and northern portions of the Mexican Plateau. It is bordered on the west by the extensive Sierra Madre Occidental range, along with northwestern lowlands of the Sierra Madre Oriental range. On the Mexican side, it covers a large portion of the state of Chihuahua, along with portions of Coahuila, north-eastern Durango, the extreme northern part of Zacatecas, and small western portions of Nuevo León. With an area of about 362,000 km2 (139,769 sq mi), it is the third largest desert of the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in North America, after the Great Basin Desert.

Photographer: daveynin

(The above image is of a landscape in Texas)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: September 01, 2017, 07:22:30 AM »
No, I left Ragnar and his lame son all alone (having killed off their companions) somewhere in England. ;D

I'll get back to it if I can get some time off from baseball and all my British crime dramas.

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