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Eastwood News / Eastwood out of Pebble Beach Pro-Am
« on: February 06, 2003, 04:14:03 PM »
This from Yahoo!:
Woods Out of Pebble Beach for First Time
Wed Feb 5, 7:19 PM ET  

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - For the first time since he left Stanford in 1996, Tiger Woods won't be prowling the fairways and greens of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am's three gorgeous courses.
Woods' ailing knee kept him home this winter — and he isn't the only big name to skip the famed tournament that has thrived for decades despite bad weather, changing courses and its challenging pro-am format.

"Tiger and I, we're taking a little time off," said Clint Eastwood, a longtime participant in his local tournament and a principal owner of the Pebble Beach Company. "I thought I would give it a little rest."

Woods had surgery on his left knee on Dec. 12 to remove benign cysts that made his ligaments inflate like a balloon. He'll soon decide whether he'll play in next week's Buick Invitational, but his rehabilitation kept him away from Pebble Beach.

He won the AT&T-sponsored tournament in 2000 and contended almost every year, often with the spectacular flair he showed in a memorable duel with Mark O'Meara in 1997.

But Woods already had dropped hints that he might skip Pebble Beach before his surgery — and he's not alone. Just seven of the top 25 players in the world rankings are playing this season, continuing a perceived slope in the tournament's prominence over the last 15 years.

Not everybody thinks Pebble Beach is on the decline, however. Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, David Duval ( and Davis Love III are on hand — and Woods isn't gone for good, just for this year.

What's more, the PGA is sure Woods' absence doesn't spell doom for any event, and Pebble Beach is another chance to prove it.

"If you look where (Woods) hasn't played in the last five years, television ratings have been up on average, charitable donations are up," tour commissioner Tim Finchem said. "It's natural that people would say, 'Well, gee whiz, there must be a big letdown.' But the reality is that the product is very, very strong, week in and week out.

"Because of the way he's played at the AT&T, he is in many ways identified at this one place. But I'm sure we'll see him back in the not-so-distant future."

The Monterey Peninsula's unpredictable weather caused the 1996 tournament's cancellation and affected countless others, but it has been wonderful so far. Clear skies, light winds and temperatures in the 80s greeted the golfers on Wednesday.

And the celebrity field, Eastwood's absence notwithstanding, is as strong as ever. Bill Murray and country musician Clay Walker won the Celebrity Challenge mini-tournament on Wednesday, beating actor James Woods and Glen Campbell.

"I know the press sometimes gets enamored with one player, and certainly Tiger Woods deserves that kind of adulation," Eastwood said. "But by the same token, there are an awful lot of tremendous players here. You're not going to see any better golf anywhere."

The field also includes 2002 champion Matt Gogel and runner-up Pat Perez, who cemented his reputation as one of the tour's most emotional young players with his club-pounding temper tantrum in last year's final round.

All of the pros in the field embrace the rare chance to play with amateurs. Mike Weir, fresh off his victory in the Bob Hope Classic last weekend, teamed with fellow Canadian and good friend Wayne Gretzky — who limped around the course despite an injured ankle.

"When you think about the people back East in the snow and the cold," said AT&T chairman and CEO Dave Dorman, whose company extended its sponsorship agreement with the tournament this week, "when the skies are clear (here) and it's 80 degrees, I think there will be a lot of people wishing they were here, maybe including Tiger."

Eastwood News / Mystic River Website
« on: January 27, 2003, 10:50:12 PM »
It appears as though the temporary Mystic River website is up.

Not much on it except this:

Mystic River tells the story of three men whose dark, interwoven history forces them to come to terms with a brutal murder on the mean streets of Boston.

And it says Opens Fall 2003.

Check it out.

Questions & Answers / Kellys Heroes DVD
« on: January 24, 2003, 09:19:13 PM »
I just bought the Kelly's Heroes DVD, and was watching a bit of it last night.

I noticed that the MGM logo popped up at the beginning with Leo the Lion. And in the opening credits it says a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Production.

Its a Warner DVD so what gives? ???

Did Warners buy the rights for the film or something?

Discussion Board Troubleshooting / Board Font Changing
« on: January 22, 2003, 08:12:38 PM »
Cal, I noticed that some font on the board changed. I was wondering if you changed it or is it my computer?

The words:
- Clint Eastwood Web Board
      - Other/Miscellaneous
              - Discussion Board Troubleshooting
                        - Start new thread ( Start new topic )

All appear small. Also the signature under peoples posts is extremely small and unreadable.

How can I fix this?

Eastwood News / Eastwood Receiving SAG Award
« on: January 17, 2003, 11:02:03 PM »
I know we've discussed this before, but on Sunday March 9, Eastwood will be receiving the Screen Actors Guild Life Time Achievement Award.

Eastwood News / Eastwood putting around
« on: January 16, 2003, 09:24:33 PM »
Heres a photo from Yahoo!:

Actor Clint Eastwood, left, gets some putting tips from Sergio Garcia on the 9th green of the Plantation Course during the pro-am event of the Mercedes Championships in Kapalua, Hawaii Wednesday Jan. 8, 2003. First round play begins Thursday. Garcia is the defending champion of the event.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Eastwood News / Eastwood lures back WB exec
« on: January 16, 2003, 09:22:18 PM »
This from Yahoo!:

Joe Hymans, longtime executive vice president of marketing at WB who retired a year and a half ago, was yanked back to the studio from a beach in the South of France to work on the next Clint Eastwood (news) film, "Mystic River' to open in October.

I've always wondered about whether or not there is a movie, or movies, out there that wouldve been better if Eastwood was in them.

Anyone have any thoughts?

I think if the Batman Beyond live action movie got made, he or Paul Newman wouldve been perfect for the old Bruce Wayne. But I highly doubt he wouldve starred in a movie like that.

What about some other movies? Like maybe 'The Rock' with Nic Cage or what if he played Sam Elliots character is The Hulk? Would you peeps think less of him for doing a comic book movie?

Eastwood News / Blood Work makes "notable fizzers" list
« on: January 15, 2003, 04:55:29 PM »
Well Garth Franklin over at Dark Horizons made his Ten Worst Films of the year list, and Blood Work, while not making the final 10, did end up in a 'notable fizzers' section.

Heres what he had to say:

Blood Work - Banal Cint Eastwood yawner with a twist so predictable its painful.

The Dirty Harry Films / Un-edited version of Dirty Harry?
« on: January 08, 2003, 07:47:36 PM »
I was just looking at the Dirty Harry page over at the IMDB.

I read the comment at the bottom of the page and the person said there was an unedited version of Dirty Harry out there.

Is this true? And if so, how can I see it? And why didnt the WB release it on DVD?

Heres what the person said: (emphasis added)
Do you feel luck? A famous Hollywood line of a classic film. So many, films copied this one to death. A must see! Eastwood's facial expression after he wastes a bad guy is incredible. If you follow the story one gets the feeling of why Eastwood is a super star. I will not ruin this story by telling you about, all I can say is rent the unedited version of this film to see the full story.

Eastwood News / Ebert puts Blood Work in at 11th
« on: January 03, 2003, 12:52:22 AM »
Roger Ebert made his Top 10 movies of the the year list, and had Blood Work tied, with many others (inlcuding XXX ::)), at 11th place. 8)

Eberts Top 10

General Discussion / The Rookie
« on: December 30, 2002, 09:34:27 PM »
Why did Clint do this film? Did he not see the badness in it? Or did he just think he could turn it all around and come out with a good film? Or was he under some sort of WB contract to do it? Why? WHY?

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Favourite Clint Western
« on: December 27, 2002, 07:42:25 PM »
Whats everyones favourite Clint western?

Mines Unforgiven.

I know some people will say that Josey Wales is a far superior film but I just dont see it :-\. I'll agree their both great films, but how exactly is Josey Wales a superior film? ???

Either way, whats your favourite Clint western?

The Dirty Harry Films / Favourite Harry movie?
« on: December 27, 2002, 07:29:04 PM »
Im curious to know what everyones favourite Dirty Harry movie is.

Mine is the original, Dirty Harry.

I feel as though we didnt need any sequels, but with Hollywood of course you do.

Now Im not saying the sequels werent good, some were, but we saw who HArry was and what he was all about in the first one. So why did we actually need sequels? And why did we need The Dead Pool? There was no need for it. IT wasnt even a good send off to the Harry character. ::)

Oh well, here goes my order for favourite Harry movies:

1. Dirty Harry
2. Magnum Force
3. Sudden Impact
4. The Enforcer
5. The Dead Pool (which there was no need for!!)

General Discussion / Everyones Favourite Eastwood Movies
« on: December 27, 2002, 07:24:07 PM »
Hey I was just wondering what everyones favourite Eastwood movies were. ???

You can put your top ten down if you want 8), but mainly, what is your sole favourite?

For me its Dirty Harry. That was one of the first Eastwood movies I saw and its stuck with me.  :)

I know Unforgiven and Josey Wales are better, but I prefer Dirty Harry.

The rest goes like this. (in no order; except with Dirty Harry as number one ;))

1. Dirty Harry
2. Unforgiven
3. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
4. A Perfect World
5. In The Line of Fire
6. Heartbreak Ridge
7. A Fistful of Dollars
8. True Crime
9. Tightrope
10. Absolute Power

So whats everyone else's favourite Eastwood movies? Post'em here and we'll see how differant we all are... or are we all the same? ???

General Discussion / Eastwood Wallpapers
« on: December 26, 2002, 09:05:29 PM »
I dont know if this belongs here, but I was searching for Eastwood DVD's to released in 2003 and came upon this site:

Some of the photos they have for the movies are quite big and could be used as desktop wallpapers.

I thought maybe some of you might interested in this.

Eastwood News / Eastwood "considering hanging it up as an actor"
« on: December 23, 2002, 07:19:53 PM »
Heres an article I found at the IMDB:

Eastwood Says He Plans to Give Up Acting

Clint Eastwood, whose last film, Blood Work, earned only $7.3 million when it opened last August and took in just $26.2 million during its entire domestic run, is considering hanging it up as an actor. In London to promote the U.K. opening of the film this week, Eastwood told the Daily Telegraph: "I've wanted to phase out of acting and into directing. ... I'll do it when the day comes that you look up on the screen and say, 'That's enough of that guy.' And that day gets closer all the time."

But he is getting old, so the time is coming near. I just hope he has one last big hit up his sleeve, with him as star, and goes out, acting wise, on top. I know he'll still direct when he quits acting.

What Im asking is, does anyone know of any free web hosting places out there that would let me upload images to so I can use them on this board?

I know Angelfire or Tripod and Geocites doesnt let you,

Does anyone know of anywhere else?

Trivia Games / Degrees of Separation
« on: December 20, 2002, 12:16:15 AM »
I remember we had this on the old board.

I didnt know if anyone was going to copy the old post over, but if you are, just either close this one down and start the new one, or add to this one.

But if I remember correctly, the rules were simple.

Give an actors name and we must connect them to Eastwood through other actors (only movies to, not TV, as I learned.) in the least amount of connections.

Anyway, if there was more rules or anyone knows the full rules please post them.

I'll get us started again.

Todd Susman

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Was The Good, The Bad... a prequel?
« on: December 13, 2002, 10:42:19 PM »
Im sure this discussion came up on the old board, but I was just reading over on the IMDB that The Good, The Bad and The Ugly was a prequel to AFOD and FAFDM.

Is this true? Or is there still debate about this one going on?

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