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The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Highest grossing DH film was..
« on: January 21, 2005, 06:19:49 AM »

It's rare nowadays to ever see a movie after it's initial theatrical run.

This is one thing I've always been curious about.When a film is finished it's run in the cinema,what happens to all the reels of film.Are they destroyed or sent back to the distributor to sit in a warehouse to gather dust.( sorry if this should be in the Q&A or off topic forums).

I just couldn't decide.

So I went with I liked them all. :D

Questions & Answers / Re: Danny Glover
« on: January 20, 2005, 11:01:20 PM »
Speaking of film debuts,have any other well known actors or actresses made their debuts in any other Clint movies? ;)

Questions & Answers / Re: Danny Glover
« on: January 20, 2005, 12:06:04 PM »

now I remember. ;)

Questions & Answers / Danny Glover
« on: January 20, 2005, 04:26:57 AM »
According to Leonard Maltin's movie guide,Danny Glover made his film debut in Escape From Alcatraz.I haven't seen this film for quite a while but don't remember seeing him in it.Was he just an extra in the background or did he have a speaking part? ;)

Eastwood News / Re: Reminder: Golden Globes coming up
« on: January 18, 2005, 11:57:13 AM »
At 5:30 AM PST.

Why so early in the morning?
Although thats about 8:30pm here in Australia.

Eastwood News / Re: Reminder: Golden Globes coming up
« on: January 18, 2005, 03:52:32 AM »
Saw the trailer for MDB during the Globes ( only shown ONCE while other films got repeated airings ),first time I'd seen it on in Australia.Congratulations to Clint and Hilary,can"t wait till it opens here.Only 16 days to go. O0
When are the Oscar nominations released? ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Stanley Kubrick
« on: January 16, 2005, 04:45:13 PM »
Is it true that Kubrick used to shoot a lot of takes of scenes? I remember reading something years ago that he shot Scatman Crothers closing a car door about 30 times in a scene from The Shining,but always thought that had to be an exaggeration. ;)

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: I did it.
« on: January 14, 2005, 11:34:55 PM »
I just saw Unforgiven. I went to Blockbuster & picked it up. It's good.

Only good ?

I'd  say a CLASSIC. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 12, 2005, 10:55:44 PM »
"What were they trying to say?!?" I don't know how to answer a question as general as that when faced with the totality of Kushner's work. Let me respond in kind, I guess: AIDS is bad. Did you get that much?

Unless you want to give me specific scenes, specific dreams, I can't blanketly offer you much more than that.

I'll give you a little bit about the Pacino character in general, maybe that'll ease you into some specific questions? Pacino's character was based on a real person, the infamous Roy Cohn. Cohn was a self-hating Jew and a self-hating homosexual...though that wasn't really known back when he was at the height of his power. In the '50s Cohn was right-hand hammer and legal counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy in his Communist witch-hunting. Before that he had prosecuted Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed for treason. The ghost that visits Cohn at his bedside in "Angels in America" is Ethel Rosenberg (played by Meryl Streep in one of her three roles). She represents all the people he destroyed, literally and emotionally, in his reign of terror. It's a guilt that now, at the end of his life, Kushner supposes would finally be tormenting him. He hopes it would anyway.

So, that's what the Pacino character's dream sequences are about, in part anyway: the guilt of a life spent with absolutely no regard for others finally catching up with him as he dies from AIDS.

That's the most obvious and clear-cut of the visions, if you know even the basic history of who Cohn was (BTW, there's a pretty good made-for-HBO bio-pic about the man called "Citizen Cohn" (1992) starring James Woods as Roy Cohen, Joe Don Baker as Joe McCarthy, Pat Hingle as J. Edgar Hoover and Frederic Forrest as Dashiell Hammett).

Thanks for that,it's a little clearer now.I'll definitely look out for that James Woods movie Citizen Cohn because I didn't know anything about the man before.  :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 12, 2005, 11:53:34 AM »
Enlighten how? Don't know where to start. What are some specific things you didn't get?

What were they trying to say with all the dream sequences,to me they didn't make sense,which is why I was left dumbfounded. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 12, 2005, 04:28:49 AM »
Spent the last three nights watching "Angels in America",and I'm absolutely speechless.This was the most bizarre film I've seen for a long while.It just went completely over my head.I only watched it for the Pacino Factor(which I enjoyed)but the rest of it left me dumbfounded. : ???Can anyone enlighten me on this mini series?I would greatly appreciate it. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2004 Movie Discussions
« on: January 08, 2005, 04:02:01 AM »
Anyone seen Ladder 49,I'm thinking of going to see it on Monday and wonder if it's worth it, or should I play golf instead? :D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Deadwood. the series.
« on: January 06, 2005, 03:40:20 AM »
I was disappointed with this show.I only watched the first two episodes and didn't bother watching anymore.I just couldn't get used to the swearing.It doesn't bother me in The Soprano's or other modern day movies but it was probably too much of a shock hearing it in a western so frequently.I just wasn't used to it.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 03, 2005, 03:28:52 AM »
Oh, sure. Scarface, Revolution, The Devil's Advocate, Scent of a Woman and Cruising are all horrible performances. His best work was done in the '70s, most especially The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico and the wonderful but underseen Scarecrow with Gene Hackman. I liked him in Carlito's Way and Donnie Brasco a lot, and thought it was a long overdue return to form. His work in HBO's "Angels in America" was fantastic too.

But my goodness yes, he has made some acting missteps over the years.

I wouldn't have said they were bad performances from Pacino,sure the films weren't great but it wasn't due to the acting.Acting missteps is a bit harse considering every actor at sometime in their career will appear in bad movies.I'd call it choice missteps not acting. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: January 02, 2005, 05:20:58 PM »
Reservoir Dogs:Quentin Tarantino's first film.I was a little disappointed with this as I was expecting to be as good as Pulp Fiction.I thought too much of the film took place in the hide-out and started to feel like a stage play.

Carlito's Way:Enjoyed this a lot more,great performances by Al Pacino ( has he ever given a bad one ) and Sean Penn ( what was with the hair ).

Eastwood News / Re: Million Dollar Baby Official site now open
« on: January 01, 2005, 02:39:36 PM »
  Pretty tough just reading about it, isn't it?  I'm back in the States in early February, and the first thing I'm doing is seeing this movie.

Yeah,I'm trying to stay clear of all the reviews and other people's comments,but the only way that can happen is if I don't drop in here for a month,and that ain't gonna happen,cause I'm ADDICTED. ;D

Eastwood News / Re: Million Dollar Baby Official site now open
« on: December 31, 2004, 04:22:00 PM »
34 days and counting till MDB opens here in Australia.It's been a while since I've been to the cinema and even longer since I've seen Clint on the BIG screen.Happy new Year to all from down under. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Everyone's DVD Collection
« on: December 24, 2004, 11:14:16 PM »
I rearranged all my DVD'S in alphabetical order on my shelves today after a big Christmas lunch.I have 170 plus another 3 that I bought last week,which were Planes,Trains and Automobiles,Who framed Roger Rabbit and Good Morning Vietnam.All purchased for $12.50 each. ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: December 20, 2004, 11:02:09 PM »
Last weekend I watched:
American Flyers, Early Kevin Costner film about cycle racing( not bad ). :)
The swarm,lots of well known actors but not a great film. :(
Death in Venice,Dirk Bogarde film that completely lost me.I have no idea what the hell it was all about.2 hours of my life I won't get back. ???

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