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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 20, 2021, 05:28:49 AM »
Pure speculation from the writer, and Screenrant is an infotainment site, so wait and see... For me, Eastwood 's last perfect movie was Letters from Iwo Jima in 2007.Can he add a new milestone in his filmography ? Yes, he can !

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 16, 2021, 03:59:16 AM »
Taste and colours...   ;D

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 15, 2021, 03:27:24 PM »
I agree with  Hocine. Eastwood is   a good actor but not a top-class one like James Stewart, De Niro(pick your favorite ones)..His main asset as an actor is his charisma,he  learned to know his limitations very early, that's one of the reasons He turned director quickly.
In addition, he's a very old man now, so possibility of fitting roles become exceptional. When the script  is good and the role adequate, he automatically books it. I think he seizes the moment and, as the rational director he always has been, he makes savings on the budget lol
No trailer for me, most of them are badly cut  and spoil key moments.

Eastwood News / Re: R. I. P. Buddy Van Horn
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:41:32 PM »
Yeah, very sad news....  :'(.  A long time  career companion of Eastwood and a great professional. As director, his work  was average but  Anyway which way you can has a sp?cial place in my heart :smitten:.

R. I. P

Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 22, 2021, 03:30:53 PM »
Hahaha,funny Scott's answer. I'm not suprised, he believed in movies and acting as  uncompromised arts. He refused two Oscar nominations, one for The Hustler and one for Patton.
 Too bad, He would have been perfect in Death Wish, which is very smart movie about self-justice, contrary to it's next instalments. But i agree , Bronson is good in it, as Eastwood in Dirty Harry

Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 19, 2021, 07:46:39 PM »
George C. Scott was great. I like his performance in The Hustler, The New Centurions and Hardcore.
I have to see Patton.
Some sources stated that he was offered the role of Harry Callahan but he turned it down.

What ? You have not seen Patton yet ?  :o Shame on you !  ;) A real masterpiece and Franklin J. Schaffner directed a few(Patton, Planet of Apes, Papillon). Scott, as a Julius Caesar lost in 20th century, is incredible :D.

I'm glad He refused the role of Dirty Harry, it would have been a miscasting. According to me, Dirty Harry is an action movie(an excellent one), which needed a one sided, tough and athletic hero. Eastwood was perfect for this role in those times. Scott's acting was too much nuanced for such a character.

Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 19, 2021, 01:22:23 PM »
Yes, George C. Scott would have been perfect, an actor who imposed it physically, with a strong verb and a well-hidden vulnerability.He was immense in the drama, especially in The New Centurions by Richard Fleischer or Hardcore by Paul Schrader ...
Both projects interest me just as much, Cry Macho will be an excellent melodrama and the other film will once again deepen Eastwood's reflection on justice.It is a logical sequel to Richard Jewell, who himself succeeded to other films like Mystic River or True Crime.
Really impatient to discover these two movies:-)

Eastwood News / Re: An upcoming project for Clint ?
« on: May 17, 2021, 10:25:45 AM »
I had indeed noted this fact while watching the wiki page on Clarence Darrow. I like Kevin Spacey but I doubt he wants to take the same role, even black listed) and especially that Eastwood would jeopardize his career (he loves filming and he has  still 10-15 years of career at most).
In addition, Clarence Darrow was 75 years old at the time of the incident. I would have liked to see actors like Morgan Freeman or Denzel Washington, who impose a kind of wisdom. This would further complicate the scenario (a black lawyer who defends a white family accused of the murder of a young "black" man) but we would move away from the historical truth.
Mark Ruffalo would be perfect but he's too young. Tom Hanks too, but he has worked with Eastwood before. Strangely, I would like to see Michael Douglas, who has definitely convinced me recently as an actor: he is wonderful in Wonder Boys by Curtis Hanson and My life with Liberace by Soderbergh ! : D

But i would love to see Pacino or De Niro too :-)

Eastwood News / Re: Jersey Boys: Production Information and News
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:38:29 PM »
Interesting interview. I think also that Jersey Boys was a missed opportunity for Clint, but not for the same reasons. Jersey Boys should have been a   real musical, like classical ones. End of the movie gave me a lot of regrets, same when he passed on  A star is born... I would have loved to see Clint embrace this golden era of American film history and prove once again he can direct any kind of movie.

But Frankie Valli's idea is good, let's hope he Will succeed in his project.

Eastwood News / Re: RIP Bertrand Tavernier
« on: March 30, 2021, 02:18:31 PM »
Right, Tavernier was also a jazz lover like Eastwood :-) His wife even wrote recently a biography about Dexter Gordon.

Eastwood News / Re: RIP Bertrand Tavernier
« on: March 26, 2021, 05:59:41 AM »
Thanks for this topic Honkytonkman !  O0 Bertrand Tavernier's death is a big loss for French movie and french movies lovers. He was the most scholar and passionnate movie critic in France. But a very humble on, who don't hesitate to quote amateur articles. His documentary My Journey Through French Cinema(DVD available in US) is an inspiring one. ? real movie lover :D.
He is as important as director, with a lot of accointances with Clint Eastwood :Classic directing which disappears behind story, humanism., eclectism...
He loved  American movies, his book 50 years of American film(never translate in english, but i saw a spanish one on Amazon) is ? bible verre for many. He even loved Americain movies so much that he directed one, the great  2009 In The Electric Mist, with Tommy Lee Jones, adapted from  James Lee Burke novel.

Nearly all his movies are good, my beloved ones are his social thematic ones as L627(on french police misery), It all Starts today(same misery impact but on nursery school)  and historical ones:  Capitaine Conan on ruthless world war one on Balkans(an unknown episode)  and Coup de Torchon, a ferocious  description of French  colonists in africa(adapted from
Pop. 1280,a Jim Thompson Novel) . And many more...

A big loss, indeed...  :'(

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: March 23, 2021, 07:00:26 PM »
I'm confident in the movie because of  screenwriter Nick Schenk(Gran Torino, The Mule) and, thanks god, it's not a real story again.
Of course, some ones were pretty good movies(Sully, The Mule)  or very good ones(Richard Jewell, American Sniper) but i was fed up with,personnaly.I think that original stories or novel adaptations are more creative, Reality can be boring sometimes.

Let's face it,  Clint is very old, we don't know for how many years  he will be able to direct,...  :-[ I hope he Will spend his last directing years to beloved projects and/or never achieved ones(if he got one of those)   O0

 And for christ sake, a Last western, even if many consider Unforgiven  unsurpassed(rightfully) ...  :D

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: March 10, 2021, 07:59:10 AM »
Hocine, about Eastwood's lazyness, "je plaisante is" :p As James Brown , he's the hardest working man in showbusiness ;)You're surely right about the pandemic, Clint had to adapt to it.
I'm sure Bocina is competent but talented? I don't know his work.i'm not worried about the score because Music is discreet in recent  Eastwood movies. I love his homemade musical patterns but, for me, the last great original  soundtrack  was Lalo Schifrin's Sudden impact.
Lennie Niehaus work was adequate, no more, I prefer his jazz albums.

Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: March 06, 2021, 12:39:17 PM »
Yes, this is the first time that Mark Mancina works for Clint.
Mancina composed the music of Speed, Bad Boys, Twister and Training Day.
He worked for some Disney films like Tarzan or Moana.
According to Wikipedia, Mark Mancina lives in Carmel.

Carmel? Haha, Clint is becoming lazy, he probably meets Mancina each weekend at the supermarket  ;D
I don't blame him, he's 90... ;)
Well, I will regret Sandoval too, but it will be a challenge for Mancina after all those blockbusters. I hope he will not forget it will be an intimate movie. If not, Clint will reminds him of it :knuppel2:

Eastwood News / Re: RIP Ennio Morricone
« on: July 06, 2020, 05:59:03 AM »
Very sad news...  :'( He was a big part of the launching of Eastwood' s career, with his scoring of Men with no name trilogy.  :smitten:

My regret is he never worked  with director Eastwood...

Addendum:ah, I found this about the reason why

Movie Night / Re: The Gauntlet Movie Night, Saturday May 2, 2020
« on: May 01, 2020, 05:10:59 AM »
Sorry guys but I  won't be joining this Movie night... :'(
Maybe next time. Have fun!  ;)

Movie Night / Re: Movie night
« on: April 27, 2020, 04:03:11 AM »
No, first time :)

Movie Night / Re: Movie night
« on: April 26, 2020, 11:44:03 AM »
I'm in! I'm GMT +2(Paris).we'll see if I'll have something interesting to say about it lol

Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:09:58 PM »
Or Maybe it's about a retired Magnum P. I ... Clint  with  Hawaiian shirt and Moustache, can't wait!!!  ;D

Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:12:00 AM »
Wasn’t there a nuclear bomb scare in Hawaii a few years back? Everyone got a text message that one of the islands was going to be hit in less than ten minutes.

Maybe that’s Clint’s next film?

I don't think you have enough material to make a good movie with this.
By the way, on the subject of nuclear bomb crazyness, we've already had two masterpieces:Sidney Lumet's Fail-safe and Kubrick's How I learned to love the bomb..  :D
I hope it's not his next movie because we saw the result of poor material with 15:17 to Paris...  :(

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