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Eastwood News / Re:Golf In The Kingdon
« on: November 23, 2003, 10:07:32 AM »
Oh please Clint, DON'T do a movie about golf!
Just play it, talk about it, get it outa your system and then make another western/thriller/psychological drama/sci-fi/horror/musical...

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: November 09, 2003, 12:26:00 PM »
Hi KC.  :)

Just been watching him in a movie, so...

How about John Phillip Law?

Questions & Answers / Re:clint's appeal to women
« on: November 09, 2003, 10:10:38 AM »
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Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: November 09, 2003, 09:51:09 AM »
She's in the 1978 Woyzeck directed by Werner Herzog.  It stars Herzog regular Klaus Kinski - ol' hunchback from AFOD.

What struck me is the lack of people in San Miguel. When Joe rides in, you can see some faces behind the doors. But later in the movie there is never any sign of life in this town, except for the protagonists. The fact that the women were all afraid of the Rojos and the Baxters would explain this ghost-like appearence of the town. But, at least at the end, after the final shootdown, you would expect some persons looking at what happended, no? It doesn't harm the film, but I guess Leone did save money using less actors.

San Miguel is a dying town - that is the point.

General Discussion / Re:Eastwood Character Survivor
« on: May 22, 2003, 11:51:23 AM »
Jonathan Hemlock  (Spelt wrong in the initial post D'Ambo  :-[ ) & Philo Beddoe.

Not because they are the worst, just I don't want to see them doing well.

It's surely gonna come down to Munny, MWNN and Harry in the end?  Eh?

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: May 21, 2003, 08:26:35 AM »

Paul McCartney, Victor Spinetti, John Junkin & Norman Rossington in A Hard Day's Night

The new one is that Welsh word-wizard Victor Spinetti.

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: May 21, 2003, 03:59:50 AM »
Richard Todd (the original Richard Todd, b. 11 June 1919).

The "original" Richard Todd - busts dams flatter than your cheaper brands!  ;D

The smooth and sexy Dicky T was in The Long, the Short and the Tall with Richard Harris.

He's still going strong BTW - spotted this year in an episode of Midsommer Murders.  :)

Trivia Games / Re: Non-Eastwood Quotes
« on: May 20, 2003, 02:03:04 PM »
"Hand me down that can o'beans!"

I kinda like Paint... too, fellas!  Maybe it does have something to do with being British.  ;)

The movie was botched but the musical numbers are fine, as are the performances.  Not the disaster people make out.

My second Eastwood movie, after Eagles - a wet afternoon in Bournemouth when I was about five...  :D

Trivia Games / Re: Non-Eastwood Quotes
« on: May 18, 2003, 06:32:17 AM »

Pete Verrill (Jeff Fahey) in  White Hunter, Black Heart?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: May 17, 2003, 11:59:38 AM »
I haven't the remotest idea what poutine is.

Is it similar to expletive deleted?

That scene was quite brutal, especially considering the time period in which that film was made.  

No.  It wasn't "quite" brutal.  It was astonishingly brutal for 1964.

It is hard to imagine the impact of it now.  We've lived through decades of relaxed censorship and filmmakers pushing the boundaries of taste and acceptability.

This was before The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, The Exorcist and all those movies we now take for granted.

The closest Hollywood exponent of this type of sadism in Westerns is Anthony Mann.  Especially the films he made with James Stewart in the mid to late fifties.  In the Man From Laramie, for example, Stewart is beaten, tied and dragged behind a horse.  

However, nothing came even remotely close to this.

General Discussion / Re:you don't know...
« on: May 16, 2003, 07:57:26 AM »
hi everybody,

to be honest, i don't think you guys have any idea what it is that makes clint eastwood a star. i totally get that impression, that you all like him - but why? it seems that nobody actually knows and this sounds - to put it nice - lame to me. there is this great web-site with awesome people who all talk about this great actor, but no one can tell me why he is such a star!?!

give me your opinion about it! i want to hear what you have to say, because it seems you don't have to say anything to this!!

female clint

That's a bit of a bleeding cheeky thing to say, Female!

As Matt says - we ain't here to do your homework for you.  But also - it's a very difficult question.

Why is anyone a star? What is a star?


Clint Eastwood is a handsome, manly man.  He has charisma and good bone structure.  But none of these things do it on their own.

His choice of roles is a major part of it.  The fact that he became associated with a type of action character at the right point in history.

He combined basic sex appeal - with an image of masculinity men, especially youngish men, could identify with.  At a point in time when old certainties and values were being challenged - his image represented a cool, detached attitude to conventional morality.

He sure wasn't old hat, man!

But then neither was he counter-culture.  No Easy Rider hippy.  His values may have been harder and more cynical - for a harder and more cynical age - but he never left the true path of the American Way.  he just took a few shortcuts.  

Hard working, ordinary Joes could identify with his no-nonsence go-get it philosophy.  The art-house bunch - when they weren't sneering along with Pauline Kael - could dig his stylish cool and flip black humour.  Women - all women - wanted to sleep with him.

That's a heck of a demographic!

And as he aged, he mostly adapted to the changing times - got a bit rocky in the eighties but then nobody's perfect.

The Man With No Name was cool for the sixties; then Dirty Harry caught the mood of mainstream America in the waning years of flower power.  As his original audience has greyed, he has explored that process in his films.  He hasn't stood still.

What makes him a star then - a combination of extreme attractiveness, personal magnatism, good fortune to be in the right place at the right time, shrewd control of his screen image, the intelligence to appeal to differing audiences within the same movie and uniqueness!

That's probably the most important thing.  There is only one Clint.  Others have copied him, but he goes on being the only Clint.  Just as Wayne and Bogart before him we're one offs.  He is in the trradition of great movie stars - but he is at the same time totally himself.

I voted Horrigan - he gets some nice comic business in that role, and his timing is impeccable.

I like the running gag about knowing about people/pigeons; I love the concealed wepon line - and the sex scene with all the equipment the agents have to shed is a gem!  ;D  And none of this gets in the way of the action or drama - outstanding (as another very wry character used to say!  ;) )

I'd have added Wilson from WHBH - Clint gives a twinkling performance as the old rogue Huston - and gets some great lines from the book.

General Discussion / Re:What should Clint do next?
« on: May 14, 2003, 11:29:54 AM »
Are you pregnant or something?

That's a curiously personal remark.  As a matter of fact I am.

So?  >:(

General Discussion / Re:What should Clint do next?
« on: May 14, 2003, 10:31:42 AM »
...and we might be a long way from Cahiers Du Cinema, but it's that film magazine that first started treating westerns as high art (especially Hawkes' films).  So there.  :P

That was my point, Windy!  It has been a long long time since Westerns were dismissed by critics as low brow.

Go  :P yourself, by the way.  >:(

General Discussion / Re:What should Clint do next?
« on: May 14, 2003, 10:19:51 AM »
Interesting that his audience, comprised of this group, are drawn between what is considered high brow (art house films) and what is considered low brow (horse operas).  

Considered by you!  Where have you been?  We're a long way from Cahiers Du Cinema you know.  John Ford is now a seriously respected film-maker, so is Howard Hawkes.  Most critics now acknowledge the western as being among the highest forms of cinema.

You don't get much more "Art" than Unforgiven!  Where's the division?

Low brow?  Try Every Which Way But Loose...

When ever I watch Whales I wonder what was directed by Clint and what was directed by Kaufman.

Clint took over very early.  If you've seen Bronco Billy, Unforgiven, Play Misty For Me or Sudden Impact you'll know it was no fluke!  Believe it or not - the boy can direct, all on his own!

BTW - Where do you watch the "Whales"?  From Captain Hook's Pirate Ship?  ;)

I was not attacking Eastwood.  I was just annoyed when I read that he kept a bowtie that an extra on the Bird set made him to wear to the Oscars, and that he kept it as a goodluck charm, and then wore it to the Oscars for Unforgiven.  This means he has awards on the brain.  I don't mean to step on his toes, but I wish he were more like the Hollywood bad guys.  That's all I said in a small off-hand comment.  

Sounds like an attack to me, Wenders!

Why on Earth should that annoy you?  Clint has taken decades of bashing from the critical establishment - so now he's begining to get the respect he always deserved.

He has a right to enjoy it!

Discussion Board Troubleshooting / Re:Apostrophes
« on: May 14, 2003, 07:52:33 AM »
It was all of them, Cal - including the home page!

Haven't seen any today at all.  Might have been a local thing since nobody else noticed.

Or it could have been my eyes!  :)

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