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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: December 18, 2018, 08:38:11 AM »

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

 Another adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's books that I like to watch from time to time. The twists gets me everytime. Charles Laughton is wonderful.

Body of Evidence

I bought it because the sinopsis said it contained elements of Witness for the Prosecution but aside the court scenes and Madonna wearing like Marlene Dietrich (the beret, the suit and hair style) I thought it has much more elements of Basic Instinct than anything else. I didn't remember the whole cast but besides Madonna and Willem Dafoe there are Julianne Moore Joe Mantegna and Annie Archer that are great too. What you guys think of Madonna as an actress? I really like her, she is perfect in this role. It has been a while I watched this, I didn't remember the ending , it's very surprising.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday, Christopher ...
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:29:39 AM »
Hey Chris, happy birthday!!! I wanted to post any of the cartoons you like but then I thought Mrs. Duff would please you more.
Happy birthday, kid. :)

Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:55:00 AM »
Aline, I don't know and I don't think he's ever said, but my guess would be he just found scripts he liked that had a leading part for a man of his age. :)


Eastwood News / Re: THE MULE: Production Information and News
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:52:40 AM »
Sorry, I'm sure this must have been asked before but I was away from the board for a while and wouldn't know where to find the answer.
Clint said Gran Torino would be the last movie in which he would act but after it, had Trouble with the Curve and now the Mule. What made him change his mind? :)

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: The Lady Vanishes (1938)
« on: December 05, 2018, 07:22:22 AM »

Another little gem. I watched this movie so many times and when I was younger I indentified myself with the girl. The two guys that wanted to watch the game was a nice comedy touch ;D Sad how nowadays creativity is rare in Hollywood but maybe is normal because almost everything has been done already. I thought Flight Plan was a shameless spin off of this movie only they changed a train for a plane and a friend for a daughter. I hated it :buck2:

Edit: Sorry, I meant a rip off not a spin off.

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Strangers on a Train (1951)
« on: December 02, 2018, 02:36:41 PM »
I've been wanting to write on those threads for so long but never get a chance and when I have I don't know what to say. I'd like to say something more than "oh I love this one" :-[ I have the most of Hitchcock movies, he never disappoints. This one is one of my favorite. I love movies in which the story or at least half of the story takes place on a train like this and The Lady Vanishes. I just took mine of the shelf so you can see the strange title translation we have here. All the actors and characters are absolutely great especially Robert Walker.

It says here February 14 for Brazil ... I think:



I have no idea but I am so excited to watch it :)
I'm not sure if here in Brasil will open 14th too, I don't think so.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: November 13, 2018, 12:34:54 PM »
Rest in Peace, Stan Lee :'(

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Psycho (1960)
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:03:08 PM »
It has been a long, long time since I watched Rebecca but I love Hitchcock and so wanted to take part in this. :( I'll take a risk

For what I remember, in Rebecca there's a maid that is extremely hostile to the new wife. The maid is there all the time to making sure she doesn't forget Rebecca, like the man isn't allowed to have a new relationship. In Psycho, the gosth of Norman's mother don't allow him to have relationships with women. As Norman's mother is dead, Norman himself doesn't allow him to have relationships. They are stories about ghosts... it would be that the similarity, KC? ???

I don't think there's any evidence that Clint has any kind of rape fantasy, so I don't agree with that part of your post

I know this, Aka this was really only a thing in my mind :D Once more, in those movies you mentioned, the act of rape was only implied and much more effective than that longer scene in Sudden Impact.

I know Clint said that about the scene in High Plains Drifter, he has changed his style over the years but Clint has never been a heavy handed moviemaker, he is a subtle director.

Oh, I had totally forgotten The Rookie. It was a long scene and of a female raping a male!!! That was too much, but that movie was a little crazy anyway :D

I don't think they're too big, at least not on my computer screen.  :)

Oh, I am glad hearing that, KC.

Thank you very much for the explanation, it looks much better the way you posted. I'll do that next time. ;)

I hope that helps. And what a nice excuse to post a smaller version of that pic of that adorable kitty!  :D
I bet you loved to do that. :smitten:

And just in time for Halloween, too! :D

Isn't it, KC? :)
Listen the pictures look so big, I tried to post them smaller, I don't know why they look so big.

This is my little blackie. Six months ago, found this cutie on a sidewalk two blocks from my home and took her with me.
So scary in the first days, spent the whole day at the corner of the kitchen.

Some months later, all comfy and feeling the queen of the house.

Nowadays here she is, my beautiful panther.   

She is everything a cat is supposed to be... inconvenient, wakes me up in the most inappropriate hours, greedy, stubborn and I just love her. :smitten:

Originally, Sudden Impact’s script was supposed to be a vehicle for Sondra Locke, a rape and revenge movie with no link with Dirty Harry. It wasn’t even supposed to be a Clint movie.
But Clint read the script and liked it. Then, he wanted the script to be rewritten in order to make a Dirty Harry movie.
In many Clint movies, Sondra Locke’s characters were sexually abused: The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Bronco Billy and Sudden Impact.
Rape seems to be an obsession in Clint movies.

Thank you for saving me, Hocine, you took the words from my mouth. I didn't say it before because I was afraid of offending someone or even Clint himself. But that's it, really. I always thought he was obsessed with rape. Maybe because it the most brutal violence against a woman and he had a daughter? Or maybe because the situation puts him like the savior, the alpha male that always came to the rescue? I always think he felt more powerful in situations like that. Or going too far, I even sometimes I thought it could be a secret fantasy Clint hilmself had and expressed it in his movies. No way I want to create controversy about it but it's known many men has fantasies about that and even women (rape it is not about sex, it's about power).

When I told friends I was a Clint fan and asked which movies they had watched, they named ones but they always said "and there was one with a woman raped"... I didn't like the tone they said, you know? So many awesome movies but "the one with the woman raped" seems to be the one that sticked on their heads. :-\

 I need to say the only rape scene in his movies that I don't feel much uncomfortable is the one from High Plains Drifter, maybe because it is not Sondra Locke or maybe because is a Clint's character doing it. >:D

The thing is, when I re-watch Sudden Impact sometimes, because I do, I always fast forward the part because is very bad taste. They could just have suggested the rape or made it a shorter scene. As Hocine said, there were rape scenes in other movies but it was not whole theme of the whole movie. The movie became a rape/revenge tale, not a Dirty Harry movie at all. Big mistake, sorry guys, my opinion. :-[

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:51:20 AM »
Good points, Hocine, but at the ending it's not a matter of being optimistic but I think they were really Beechum and his family, Everett not even knew his wife and kid to have a so "clear" vision. And the way they look at each other and Steve takes the cigar down on the floor like something has changed inside him.
The big coincidence is they were walking down the same area at the same time. Suspension of disbelief in this movie is really indeed. :)

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: October 22, 2018, 07:50:25 AM »
James Woods was great too.

If there was some failure in Sudden Impact it wasn't because it was not set in San Francisco. It was because of the central topic of the movie. Rape. So bad taste, whose idea was that?

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:23:02 PM »
How about this one: True Crime.

It had been a long time I didn't see it. Once started rewatching I remembered everything. I remember back then it hadn't many positive reviews. I felt very upset this time, I thought Isaiah Washington character so conformed about being accused for a crime he didn't commit... and after six years everything was solutioned in one day because of a necklace as a the key of the whole case? ??? The scenes between Beechum and his wife were too whiny and over the top played but how it wouldn't be it, was a sad situation. I remember the father of the girl that played Gail used to post on the board back then. But I like the movie it brings me a lot of good memories.
How about you, I'd like to hear your opinions if you agree or disagree on some those points. :)

General Discussion / Re: The Dead Pool & Bird 30 Year Anniversaries
« on: September 13, 2018, 07:15:05 AM »
I must be the only one here that haven't seen Bird and love The Dead Pool. :)

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