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Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: August 24, 2016, 06:08:05 AM »
I'm a greedy Clint fan. I want as much of his movies as I can get. Honestly, this running time may be perfect for the movie, as I stated, but one thing I've always liked about Eastwood's films is that they are a little longer and that they often go a little bit deeper. This longer, deeper style is pretty unique among directors and I have always appreciated that style.

Yeah, I know what you are saying and I'm the same way.  Although with biopics... I usually find the shorter the better as too often a lot of "true life" fluff is thrown in a the expense of the movie.  Will have to see if this movie feels like there is too much background info on Sully missing or if it is just enough.

There are very few Eastwood films that I disliked but there are some that disappointed me... (always expect so much in an Eastwood movie).  The three that come quickly to mind are Pink Cadillac, City Heat and Firefox.  The first two I found the comedy lame Firefox I found mostly boring.

But why would Clint do a movie like Paint your wagon?  That movie was pretty boring.

I have to disagree with you on Paint Your Wagon.  It was a movie based on a broadway play and I really liked most of the music and songs.  Plus, I found the comedy to be really good... and Lee Marvin was hilarious.  Clint probably wanted to try something different which has always marked his career.  And I liked the story as well.  Musicals don't always translate well to the screen but I found that this one did.

Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: August 19, 2016, 01:08:55 PM »
One possible good note for Sully is that it doesn't look to me that there are any other big box-office movies opening either the same weekend or maybe even the weekend afterwards.

Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: August 12, 2016, 11:11:11 AM »
I just saw the trailer during NBC's summer Olympics broadcast around 8:24 PM Central (9:24 Eastern, 6:24 Pacific).

Yeah, I've seen the trailer on TV at least five times now.

Tonight on Turner Classic Movies starting at 8pm: Fistfull of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, and Hang'em High. fyi.. TCM shows all movies uncut.

Eastwood News / Re: Michael Cimino, R.I.P.
« on: July 03, 2016, 04:41:04 AM »
I need to re-watch Thunderbolt and Lightfoot... even though I've seen it several times, it's been a very long time since my last viewing. Both Clint and Jeff Bridges were so great in this movie.

I've always thought that the director's cut of Heaven's Gate was awesome.  The theatrical version was so cut up to reduce the running time that it didn't play very well.  Although Cimino went way overboard with spending money on Heaven's Gate... (the book Final Cut: Dreams and Disaster in the Making of Heaven's Gate is a great read)

Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: July 03, 2016, 04:32:58 AM »

CONFIRMED: the first trailer for Clint Eastwood's SULLY arrives this week with THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Sully trailer was indeed attached to The Legend of Tarzan... saw it yesterday.

Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: June 30, 2016, 04:58:33 AM »
Have to admit... that trailer now makes me much more interested to see the movie.

Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: June 26, 2016, 11:36:29 AM »
Interesting that the opening day for the movie there is on a Saturday....

Also, The Virgin Suicides was a very good film.  Haunting and dark which style might lend itself to her directing The Beguiled story.  I would doubt that it would be a "Hollywood" movie but more and indie type of film.

I have to disagree.  While I don't see much need for a remake of this really good haunting film, if anybody would do it justice I think Sofia Coppola will.

 1. 5 points:  The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
 2. 4 points:  Unforgiven
 3. 4 points:  The Outlaw Josey Wales
 4. 4 points:  Dirty Harry
 5. 3 points:  High Plains Drifter
 6. 3 points:  A Fistfull of Dollars
 7. 2 points:  Million Dollar Baby
 8. 2 points:  Gran Torino
 9. 1 points:  Mystic River
10.1 points:  Sudden Impact

Just watched a documentary on Roberta Flack on Showtime and there's a couple of segments in the film talking about Clint using her song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face in Play Misty For Me.  Clint had called her at her home in Virginia and her mother told her that some man named Clint Eastwood was calling for her.  And Clint told her that he wanted to use the entire length of the song (5:16) in the movie and didn't want her to shorten it which surprised Flack.

Thought folks here would find this interesting.....

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Time between Dirty Harry and Magnum Force?
« on: February 16, 2016, 07:16:21 AM »
Good point, Man ... though it wasn't the sea, it was a small lake or pond at Hutchinson Co. Quarry, Larkspur Landing. But either way the badge was gone and at that point, Harry seemed determined to quit the force.

According to the Wikipedia page on the movie, this interesting note is stated about the final scene with Harry throwing his badge into the water.

"The final scene, in which Callahan throws his badge into the water, is an homage to a similar scene from 1952's High Noon.[21] Eastwood initially did not want to toss the badge, believing it indicated that Callahan was quitting the police department. Siegel argued that tossing the badge was instead Callahan's indication of casting away the inefficiency of the police force's rules and bureaucracy.[21] Although Eastwood was able to convince Siegel not to have Callahan toss the badge, when the scene was filmed, Eastwood changed his mind and went with the current ending"

Eastwood News / Re: Japanese remake of "Unforgiven" to star Ken Watanabe
« on: December 28, 2015, 10:13:48 AM »
I want to see this! Hard to believe it's still not out on Region 1 DVD. :(

I know... I've had this forever on my Netflix queue.

Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: November 10, 2015, 06:36:26 AM »
Without going off-topic for too long, I think there was one real-life role that Clint played -- that of Frank Morris in Escape from Alcatraz.

Wow... how could I have forgotten about that role?  :P

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges Of Madison County 20th Anniversary
« on: October 13, 2015, 02:40:10 PM »
Yeah, this film turned out to be much better than I thought it would be.  Clint and Meryl had great chemistry.  One of the few times where a movie is much better than the book.

Eastwood News / Re: Sully: Production Information and News
« on: October 11, 2015, 03:04:50 PM »
I wonder why Eastwood didn't consider playing this role himself. He bears a closer physical resemblance to Sully than Hanks, and Sully seems like a pretty heroic character.

Interesting thought.  Unless I'm forgetting, I don't think Clint has ever played a real-life role.  The closest that I can think of is John Wilson (aka John Huston).  Maybe Clint has always figured that people wouldn't buy him playing a real person role.

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: October 07, 2015, 12:05:25 PM »

 I watched many on TCM that now there are special program for Eastwood!!

Yeah, TCM always has shows groups of movies... by actor, director, and genre, etc.  Their film noir collection that they show each summer is awesome. Plus, they show their movies uncut.

Last Clint movie I watched on TCM was a few months ago.... Every Which Way But Loose.  This time around, I found that I didn't like this movie nearly as much as before.  I found so much of it to be too silly instead of funny.  Maybe I've just seen it too many times.

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