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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy 21st Birthday Brendan!
« on: April 12, 2005, 09:42:07 AM »

General Discussion / Re: Dreams of Clint...
« on: April 12, 2005, 08:28:29 AM »
One night, 2 years ago, I dreamt that I was invited in his house, so I came in a nice garden, full of flowers.
I rang to the door, Dina opened it, she was really happy to see me ( :o) .
 We sat in front of a wide window, we could see the ocean, and we drank tea in tiny bone china cups .... and waited, waited  ! HE NEVER CAME  !  :'(

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Prince Charles
« on: April 11, 2005, 02:18:35 AM »
I am glad that Charlie has finally found some happiness lets face it although camilla looks like a horse she is a damn site better than that  melodramatic Psycho Diana.

A toast to Charles and Camilla

Shame they moved the National

I don't think Camilla "looks like a horse " I've found her really nice and her smile was dazzling on the cover of my local newspaper called "La Montagne" yesterday morning !

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: April 11, 2005, 01:36:54 AM »
Good morning ! :)
I've just read all the last posts about "Bridges" and I can see how many differences exist between men and women concerning this movie !

Each time my husband an I see it, we loose ourselves in great considerations, what would WE do in such a situation ... and there's no answer, even if we are happy together, even if we don't feel enclosed in a life that is no our ... Of course, intellectually talking we know that our mutual engagement is strong and full of conscious ... but I don't believe that life is a fairy tale, "They married and lived happy together for the rest of their life ..."  ... I just hope so !!! 
A few days ago, when I said that I would like to see Francesca going away with Robert, it's only because I think she 's not really happy , even if Richard is a nice man, but would have she been happiest without him ?
In this movie, there is a great feelings confusion, and there is no way out.
I think that the real subject is not adultary or love affair, but only the main question : what are we waiting for, what are we looking for ?
If Francesca chose to write these "four days" in her diary it's because she knew that her children would read it someday. And the message is : take care of the person you are living with, each day of your life, not only in a materiel way, but with your entire mind and soul, try to discover his/her dreams, his/her expectations, try to be happy, learn how to be happy.
And to me , that's the strongest aims of a marriage ... but the most difficult too !

Well, I won't talk about this movie anymore, that's only a wonderful movie to me, and I've liked all the interesting posts written these last days, really. :) :)

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: April 09, 2005, 01:34:41 AM »
Yes, Francesca gave the rest of her life to Richard and their children, and to me , it's LOVE too, not at all a kind of self-sacrifice.
Robert came too late in her life, but he came, that's the most important thing , four days out of time.
It's ME who would like to see her go away with Robert ...  but I'm not Francesca  (fortunately ? unfortunately ? impossible to answer !).
 In fact, when I see the movie (and I've seen it almost 10 times !), my heart is for Robert, BUT he's for Richard too, who is a nice man.
If he had been a bad husband, there wouldn't have been any dilemma ...

Ahhh ! I will think of it all week-end long ! :D

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: April 08, 2005, 08:53:18 AM »
I'm quite certain he turned back to Italy, because it's the only link between them, because by chance they talked about this city. The world is so wide why especially Barri ?
Thinking about this movie upsets me a lot, there are so many different ways to take , to imagine, to love, just to live in fact ....

"A heart full of rain ... and memories " sings Joe Cocker, that's so true !

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Greatest Song Ever Made
« on: April 08, 2005, 07:11:58 AM »
When I was 13 : " Yesterday" the Beatles
When I was 15 : " Hide in your Shell "  Supertramp
When I was 18 : " Hotel California"  Eagles
When I was 20 : " Angie"  Rolling Stones

Then,   :D of Pink Floyd "Shine on you Crazy Diamond", all the Pink Floyd  songs in fact.

Today, I think the greatest song ever made is "Imagine" by John Lennon.

This is right for english or american songs , but to me , the best French one is "Ne me Quitte pas" by Jacques Brel.

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: April 08, 2005, 02:19:30 AM »
I feel sad for both of them ... But just a little more for Robert.
I imagine him turning back to Barri in Italia, now that he learnt she was from this city , thinking of her, wondering how nice their life could have be ...
Each time I see the movie, in the end when he is under the rain, I can't stand it , I always think "go on Francesca, open your car door, go away with him ", this particular scene is terrible, so strong and sad, and the music ... Oh ! I love this film !

Off-Topic Discussion / Best concert ?
« on: April 04, 2005, 10:18:41 PM »
Hi ! :)

What was your best concert ?

For me it was in 2003, I saw the Rolling Stones for the first time in my life, in Marseille, the second biggest city in France, in a mythic football stadium called "Le Vélodrome".

It was just .... amazing, great, crazy  :D O0  8) >:D  ,and as I was really near the scene, I saw them ALL !
                                       UNFORGETTABLE !

"It's only rockn'roll but I like it !"

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: April 04, 2005, 01:07:08 AM »
This last week-end, I have watched :

- "Two mules for Sister Sarah" ("Sierra Torride" in     
                                                    French )
- "Top Gun".

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Famous People You've Met
« on: March 31, 2005, 11:14:51 PM »
Well ... I've NEVER met a famous Person  :'( :'( !
The only one , maybe ... THE REAL MICKEY MOUSE in his OWN SMALL HOUSE  ... in Disneyworld  ;D ;D ;D  ;D !!!

The only one I'd like to see, just see Him , not to talk to Him because I'll be too  :D    is ... Clint Eastwood !  :)

Collectors' Corner / Re: Strange auctions for Eastwood items
« on: March 31, 2005, 12:04:17 PM »
Thank you MGK, for the link !

Collectors' Corner / Re: Strange auctions for Eastwood items
« on: March 31, 2005, 11:00:39 AM »
Does anyone need a thimble ?  ::)
For the Authentic Poncho maybe, if there's a hole in it  ?
No ? But take a look at this wonderful set !  :D  :

Sylvie - Your link to eBay wasn't working so I fixed it for you.

General Discussion / Re: Anybody met Clint?
« on: March 28, 2005, 06:00:10 AM »
Very nice pictures !  O0 O0
How lucky you are , both of you !  :)

Sure, but I live in a very small city, and there's only one theatre that proposes a few movies in original version, only certain days and often when I'm working !
I had said I would see it during my holidays in Florida , but in fact we had no time to go to the movies, and weather was too nice to be shut in ! :)

No it's not stange ! Clint Eastwood has a very nice voice ... in french ! Deep and warm voice ! But I prefer listerning him in original version ! :)

Yesterday evening, I saw "MDB". And I'm completly upset ! In fact I think it's the best Eastwood movie I've ever seen since "Bridges of Madison county". I had read almost all the posts concerning the hard subject of the movie (boxing, death, euthanasia ...), but that's not what I retain from it.

This deep love story between a lost daugther from one part and a never-lost father to another one is full of indications and insinuations , how life could be easy and strong every day if we could be on the same line, just  for a few moments . Time we share with someone we love is never too long, but I believe that great moments  shared  are in fact the most important ... in the end. In the movie, we never learnt why Frankie is separated from his daughter, but we know that Maggie'father died from illness, and we understand that he was a nice father. The scene in the restaurant where Frankie is eating a lemon pie , just as if they were alone in the world, so happy to be together, so unconscious that time's going on, so close together upset me a lot, surely because my own life is not so far from such memories ...

I 've been very impressed by the colors of the film too.
Before Maggie arrived, eveything is dark or grey, brown.
With her arrival, some small touches of colors appear : the red of her gloves, the whiteness of her tee-shirt. On and on, the training room is more and more lightened, Frankie who wears always dark colors on himself has got a white sweat-shirt . Then the color explosion with the shiny green dressing gown. When Maggie broke her neck and Frankie is in the Church with the Priest, all colors are BEHIND him, they are always brilliant and lightened, but they are artificial, they are the chuch stained-glass windows. And he's in the darkness, we see him crying , we hear him saying"I don't want to loose her."  And after that, everything is in a cold blue atmosphere, we really don't know if it's night or day, it doesn't matter , it's the hospital, so soft but so terrible. And for her last boxing match, Maggie was in green (hope color), the other woman in blue, cold and electrical blue, that stoke me.
To me this movie is like an impressionist painting, out of time, full of small details thined in an indefinable color. Light is so important that it wraps characters as to show them as they are, in fact almost naked, with their hopes, their suffering and their search for love.

I saw it in French translation, I'm now waiting for the DVD, so I could listen it in english. Dialogues are funny sometimes, between Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood especially. And Hillary Swank ... well, nothing to add : she won the Academy Award !

I'll go to see it one more time on Sunday afternoon !

Thank you Mr Eastwood, for everything.

Web Site Announcements / Re: This board and members are the best!
« on: March 23, 2005, 11:15:20 PM »
 :) Thank you all ! YOU are the best ! And there is no problem : I will stay with you !  I couldn't have believe it possible to meet  so many "invisible" friends , thanks a lot , I'm really touched.  :)

Web Site Announcements / Re: This board and members are the best!
« on: March 23, 2005, 06:14:53 AM »
 :) Hello everybody! :)
I've been on this site for only a few weeks, but I ask myself : how could I live without it  before ?
Sometimes, such as a lot of other members, I've got the impression to be with great friends and just read some of the posts and topics delight me so much that ... really, we are almost belonging to the same family !
I will say something really personnal : I 've found this site just a few days after My Daddy 's death, in early january 2005. And I must say that I was so sad and depressive that reading and laughing with so many posts (The first I read was about ... "Stan Laurel is Clint' father" !) helped me a lot not to think and think about this horrible loss in my life...   
I am just a little frustated no to be able to talk easily, but read all these posts ... make progress my english ! ;D
I have to say that in my own family and among my nearest friends, I'm the only one who keep great interest in Clint Eastwood ' s career. Only my Dad was fond of "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly", and all his western movies ! And that was the first Clint Eastwood I saw ... with him when I was 12, in 1975.
So, finding this wonderful site will always be a nice date for me ! :) :) :) O0

Heard a few minuts ago, on the French radio "France Inter" : " Today at 4 p.m, don't miss the subject concernig the Clint Eastwood's masterchief MDB ".
Sure, i won't miss it !!!   :) O0

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