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Questions & Answers / Re: Bridges Fans, what do you think?
« on: May 26, 2007, 12:36:31 PM »
Right, and she was one of the women Robert met long before Francesca.

Canadian Lady, I think your idea is interesting.  :)

There is a third book too, called High Plains Tango.  I haven't read that one.  Have any of you?  It's about Robert's son.  I wonder if he meets Francesca (or her daughter) in it?  From what I've read about it, it's just about him, so probably not, but that would be pretty neat if he did.

Wow, no one's posted in this thread in two years.  I just saw Million Dollar Baby tonight on CBS.  I'd been wanting to see it.  I know I'm behind but better late than never.

I thought it was very good, one of Clint's best.  The performances were great.  Hillary Swank went through so much training for it, it must've been a very difficult role, and she played it perfectly. 

What I liked most about it was Maggie & Frankie's relationship.  They became a family.  They were two lost people, without any good family relationships, and they came together and became each other's family.  They were all each other had. 

As I've seen in some posts, I feel that even though it was sad, it had an uplifting ending.  Their bond made it uplifting for one thing.  And for another, like Scrap said, (though I'm paraphrasing, not an exact quote) some people die thinking that they never made it anywhere, they didn't get to do what they wanted with their lives.  But Maggie could go out thinking that she did all right.  She accomplished a lot & really succeeded in what she set out to do.  Also, I liked at the very end how Frankie was at the diner she'd taken him to before.  It was a place that had strong ties to her, and that they both liked.

General Discussion / Re: CLINT PICS!
« on: May 19, 2007, 10:30:33 PM »
On the links posted, on the first page there is an assorted publicity photos section.  Does anybody know what year some of these pictures are from?

Like this one:

I'm guessing '60 or so, but that's just a guess.

General Discussion / Re: CLINT PICS!
« on: May 12, 2007, 11:40:01 PM »
Thanks for the links Madison.  Lots of great pics and lots I haven't seen before.  O0

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: May 08, 2007, 11:41:26 PM »
Hi Canadian Lady.  :)  I look forward to discussing it too.  I just posted in that thread.  It is an interesting topic.

General Discussion / Re: Bridges of Madison County...A Question
« on: May 08, 2007, 11:39:09 PM »
I answered "Yes - Other reasons". Surprising, is it  ;D

I would have liked to see her leave with Robert. Her husband was boring, and yes, Robert was hunky, but that has nothing to do with it. Robert and Francesca's connection was not only physical. It was a meeting of the souls. They were soul mates.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime-chance to be happy, at last -she was not -has she ever been, really? ... and when you have this opportunity, you don't want to let it pass you by, even if that means making life shattering decisions. Francesca made a choice, and I respect that.

But it was fate. They were made to be together.

By the way, what's with the question "Should Francesca have left her faithful husband for Robert?" Faithful? Were you trying to influence us or something?  ;) It doesn't say in the movie that her husband was faithful -or unfaithful for that matter ... right? That's just what you think  ;) I'm not saying he was not faithful, but you could have left that out when you wrote your question -for the sake of impartiality.

There's still one thing that I can't understand -here I go again. Why, when we talk about this film, you guys only think about cheating cheating cheating. I mean the movie's deeper than that. It's not the story of a woman who's cheating on her husband ... is it?  ???

BOMC is a love story.

Why can't you see beyond the cheating aspect of the film?

I agree AB.  My thoughts on it are pretty close to this.

I voted Yes...this was true love.  I think that cheating is wrong, and this is the only case (fictional or otherwise) I can think of where I felt it wasn't wrong.  They were soul mates.  Francesca was unhappy.  She wasn't loved the way she needed or deserved to be.  Robert loved her that way.  Being with him, if for only four days, was her chance at happiness.  I read Waller's A Thousand Country Roads, and in it there was a line that kinda summed that up.  "One great love in a lifetime was enough for anyone."  Even though their time together was brief, their love lasted forever, as they still loved each other til death.  It's what sustained her on the farm all those years, too.

I wish she would have left with Robert, but I know that if she had, the story wouldn't have had the impact that it did.  Sad endings are usually stronger.  I don't think she needed to tell Richard about what happened, either.  If she would have left with Robert, then yes, I think she should've explained to him why she was leaving.  But that's the road less traveled.. :'(

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: May 07, 2007, 11:48:01 PM »
Thanks AB.  :)

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: May 07, 2007, 11:55:00 AM »
Welcome Francesca Kincaid.  You have another Bridges fan here.   I love all Clint's movies but Bridges has to be right up there on top of the list.   You can tell from my avatar.  :)

Hi Lin, thanks for the welcome.   :)  Good avatar too.  O0

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: May 05, 2007, 11:41:16 AM »
There is a brief audio clip of Eastwood talking about the film on this site. Go to the Filmography page and click the link to Bridges. It's a RealAudio file.

In Clint Eastwood: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2000), there isn't any one interview devoted to Bridges ... the most he has to say about it comes in this interview with Pascal Mérigeau of Le Nouvel Observateur:

(From Le Nouvel Observateur, March 5, 1998; reprinted in Clint Eastwood: Interviews, p. 236)

Thanks for this KC.  I've listened to the audio one before but I haven't read the other one you quoted anywhere before.

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: May 05, 2007, 11:38:19 AM »

Me too, Francesca Kinkaid!  I love all of Clint's movies, but "Bridges of Madison County" is my all-time favorite and so well done, incredibly romantic, and such a tear-jerker and, like you, has stuck with me.  I've been searching for interviews when I have time and if I find anything, I'll certainly post.  Did find a script (which probably has already been posted in this forum) and thank goodness, Clint changed it.

Same here Madison.  I love all of his movies but Bridges is my favorite movie ever.

I found the script through here too.  I think he kept in the right parts and left out what wasn't needed.  It came out just right.

General Discussion / Re: The Bridges of Madison County
« on: May 05, 2007, 12:15:15 AM »
As you can probably tell from my sn, I love Bridges.  It's stuck with me like no other film has.  It lingers.  Everything about it was just perfect to me.  I've enjoyed looking through old posts on here about it.  Looks like there's lots more fans of it out there.  :)

I have the Ken Regan book and I like that a lot.  Aside from that, I haven't been able to find many interviews with Clint or Meryl about it, though I've looked around online.  Does anyone have any links to some that I'm not finding?  Or excerpts from print ones?  I'd like to find more if I can.  Thanks. :)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Any Stephen King fans on here?
« on: April 28, 2007, 11:31:10 PM »
King is my favorite author.

Favorite books:
Bag of Bones
Dolores Claiborne
Lisey's Story
The Stand
Pet Sematary

Least Favorites:
Skeleton Crew
Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Colorado Kid

Favorite movies:
Shawshank or The Shining - not as an adaptation though, just as a film on its own

Least favorite movie:
Probably have to go with 'Salem's Lot (the original.)  I don't think I saw all of it, either, but from what I remember, it didn't live up to the book at all.  It wasn't scary whereas the book really was.

Questions & Answers / Re: Sending Clint Screenplay Manuscripts
« on: April 28, 2007, 02:24:48 PM »
Thanks KC.  :)

Questions & Answers / Sending Clint Screenplay Manuscripts
« on: April 28, 2007, 01:13:50 PM »
Hi everyone, it's my first time posting here.

I've been wondering if Malpaso accepts screenplay submissions from writers or if only movie agents/agencies can send them there?  Also, I'm assuming that there are readers who work there who read the scripts and if there is something they think Clint would like they show them to him.  Is this correct?  I'm not sure how it works.  Any information would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.  :)

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