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Questions & Answers / Re:Question about a line in A Perfect World
« on: December 11, 2002, 06:22:17 PM »
The body in the trunk, found after Butch and Buzz steal the farmer's car, is the man who owned that car, the man that Butch and Pugh kidnapped in order to get out of the prison gates. Butch wears his red jacket through much of the first part of the film.

In the film as is, we don't see the specifics on-screen of where or who killed him exactly, but it had to be Pugh as Butch later tells Buzz he's only killed two men in his life: one that was trying to hurt his mother (the incident Sally Gerber retells from his youth that was basically ignored by the New Orleans police because of the seedy nature of the situation), and one that was trying to hurt Phillp (that being the vile Pugh, of course).

Hope that helps.

Eastwood News / Jeff Daniels on Eastwood
« on: December 10, 2002, 04:08:02 AM »
WARNING to Brits and whoever else hasn't seen the flick yet: post contains Blood Work SPOILERS

I remembered reading this a few weeks ago, but then I forgot which magazine it was in. I went through the stack, and it's the latest issue of Movieline (DEC/JAN 2003), with Courntey Cox Arquette on the cover. It's just a little profile on Blood Work co-star Jeff Daniels, who once again appears in the upcoming Civil War epic Gods and Generals as Colonel Chamberlain.

WARNING: Blood Work SPOILERS - Blood Work SPOILERS - Blood Work SPOILERS - [/color]
The Eastwood bits...

Q: How many actors have you met off-screen who don't give the larger-than-life appearance that they do on-screen?

JEFF DANIELS: Clint Eastwood. He's so low-key, laconic, regular, nonthreatening in person, but when they say "Rolling", you can see his back arch up and the chin drop and he turns his head and it's there.

Q: Did you write a song about costarring with him in Blood Work?

DANIELS: It's called "The Dirty Harry Blues", which is about what it's like getting shot by Clint Eastwood.

Q: What is it like being shot by Clint Eastwood?

DANIELS: It's an out-of-body experience because you can't get past that the 9mm handgun that is three feet away from your chest is being held by Dirty Harry.

Q: As a fellow director, did you pick Eastwood's brain about making films?

DANIELS: I've done some indies and I've found that distribution is a b!itch, so I talked to him about it. He told me the battles he had with Play Misty for Me: "Hang on to the rights. If you can four-wall it and keep more money, do it. Don't give away your movie."

Q: Have you worked with anyone else like him?

DANIELS: Clint reminded me of when I did Terms of Endearment and was in awe of Jack Nicholson. We shot for a couple weeks, and then Jack came in. Being a young actor, I thought, "Jack's got all the answers", but he didn't. He was making choices, guessing. Clint's the same way.

Questions & Answers / Re:What does Horrigan say?
« on: December 07, 2002, 07:27:59 PM »
There's even a George Harrison song called "C0ckamamie Business". I didn't realize it was an archaic term in some circles.

Eastwood News / Bumstead on Eastwood
« on: December 07, 2002, 01:45:58 AM »
Been meaning to post this for a while.

In the latest issue of MovieMaker magazine (Issue No. 48, VOL. 9 - Marty Scorsese on the cover) there is a two page interview with longtime Hollywood veteran Henry "Bummy" Bumstead. If you don't know the name, you should. Bumstead is an art director, and in addition to working on over ten Eastwood projects (including all the films since Unforgiven, and the upcoming Mystic River) he's also worked with Hitchcock, Scorsese, Billy Wilder, George Roy Hill and has dozens of film credits in his 63 years in the business.

The Eastwood parts of the article...


BUMSTEAD: I had the same relationship with George Roy Hill that I now have with Clint Eastwood. What I love about Eastwood is that he has taken all the B.S. out of making pictures. Clint has branched out and done difficult films over the course of his career. He's one of those directors who really understands that the set is a character in a film.

The first picture I did with him was Joe Kidd (1972), directed by John Sturges. We built sets in the high Sierras and in Tuscon, Arizona, where the train runs into the saloon at the end. Clint liked what I did on Joe Kidd and years later hired me to do Unforgiven. Unforgiven was a very rushed production: we scouted and picked the location for Big Whiskey in Calgary, Canada in one day. What helped me the most was designing a simple and uncomplicated period set - no Victorian gingerbread, and no big mirror behind the bar with a nude woman centerpiece.

I made the drawings in L.A., flew to the location and built the set in 36 days with a lot of good help. The only person I took with me was my painter, Doug Wilson, who has worked with me since 1960. It was another one of my favorite experiences. On Space Cowboys we built a flight deck and mid-deck of a space shuttle. I was knee-deep in computers with help from my young colleagues.

In Blood Work, Clint's character lives on-board a boat. I thought it would be marvelous to have the boat down by the Queen Mary. That way, audiences from the midwest that haven't traveled out to California would get a kick out of seeing the Queen Mary in the background. That was the main location we picked.

The big challenge on Blood Work was building the interior of an old freighter where most of the action takes place, aging it down and filling the engine room with water for the climax. I really enjoyed that fact that we shot the whole movie around town so I could go home every night and sleep in my own bed. I'm 87, you know. It's nice to have everything local.

Even at this old age, my interest and love for a project is what keeps me going. Otherwise, I wouldn't do another film.

Eastwood News / Re:Leone documentary on AMC, 12/5
« on: December 04, 2002, 08:10:06 PM »
I caught this by accident weeks ago - also very, very early in the morning. It was good. I didn't get a chance to tape it then, so I'll definitely catch it this time. Don't remember Clint being interviewed, though I only caught the second half of it from Once Upon A Time in the West onward.

Eastwood News / Re:BLOOD WORK R1 DVD
« on: December 04, 2002, 05:26:29 PM »
Just as I suspected, Gov'ner!  ;)

Eastwood News / Re:BLOOD WORK R1 DVD
« on: December 04, 2002, 04:19:34 PM »
Sucks being British, don't it? Not only are you pale as the underbelly of a dead fish, but you have to wait months sometimes for Hollywood fare.

Eastwood News / BLOOD WORK R1 DVD
« on: December 04, 2002, 03:37:16 PM »
Just a reminder that Eastwood's latest, Blood Work, is released on R1 DVD for sale and VHS for rental on December 27th, 2002.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer
« on: December 04, 2002, 02:13:26 PM »
See.  ;)

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer
« on: December 04, 2002, 01:29:18 PM »
Oh, they shall, my friend. They shall.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer
« on: December 04, 2002, 01:15:41 PM »
I think you're probably insane if any movie other than The Dead Pool is fifth on your list of favorite Harry Callahan flicks.

I'd rank The Enforcer fourth as well. It's not a bad movie, but it doesn't have the darkness of Sudden Imapct or the cleverness of Magnum Force. Tyne Daly was good and Cint is Clint, but the plot line was definitely on the hoaky side and insufferably dated.

And Nightwing, why didn't you post this in the Dirty Harry Forum?!?  ???

Eastwood News / Re:S.A.G. lifetime achievement award for Clint
« on: December 03, 2002, 10:24:59 PM »
Yeah! Registered for less than two minutes and I already have a post up (sort of). And now I will acknowledge my transferred information: thanks me...and KC.

This place is weird, man.  Wired and weird. So many features, so much time to learn what they all do. It's not just cool, it's cool2 :o

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