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Questions & Answers / Re:Adios Amigo?
« on: December 29, 2002, 06:54:15 PM »
Yes, Christopher, he's dead.  The note on his back a final mockery - and an unintentional warning to the MWNN!

Black humour moment fron Leone replacing the shot in Yojimbo where a dog goes by holding a human hand in its mouth.

An intimation of violence to come - and sets the dark, quirky tone for the film as a whole.

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Trivia Games / Re:Connect Clint
« on: December 23, 2002, 06:13:35 PM »
And there was me letting somebody else have a go!

KC, I insist... :)

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Trivia Games / Re:Connect Clint
« on: December 23, 2002, 01:14:54 PM »
 :-[ Whoops!  You are of course right, Red. ;D  Orang-utan is the most common spelling, but oran-utan is an acceptable, if less known, alternative.

However, I think your letter count should read (8, 10) not (8-10)?

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Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Seperation
« on: December 23, 2002, 11:20:49 AM »
New one:

Australian renaissance man:


Rolf Harris!

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Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Seperation
« on: December 23, 2002, 11:15:21 AM »
Old Ron's last real film appearance was in Don Siegel's The Killers - so there are a number of ways to slice that banana! ;D

Since that movie featured Lee Marvin - I'd connect him to Paint Your Wagon.

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Trivia Games / Re:Connect Clint
« on: December 23, 2002, 11:03:41 AM »
C'mon Nighty!  I'm sure you could always use the Bat-Computer to help... ;D

Doug - that was an excellent and tricky one!  Respect. ;)


This new one is easier to try and get others playing.

NEW ONE:

starts with O

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Extremely hirsuite type of co-star!  (4-4)


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Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Seperation
« on: December 22, 2002, 06:15:18 PM »
JB was in Salvador with James (True Crime) Woods...

The new one is, er, Challenging... ::)  I can do it in three steps.

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Leon Trotsky

Yeah.  That Leon Trotsky and it is as an actor in a movie not as a historical figure or documentary footage!

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Trivia Games / Re:Connect Clint
« on: December 22, 2002, 05:42:33 PM »
 ;D

How about "Ennio"?  As in "Waa-ah-ah-ah-ah - wah wah waaah!"

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Trivia Games / Re:Connect Clint
« on: December 21, 2002, 12:28:08 PM »
Hmm...

Eiger?

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Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Seperation
« on: December 21, 2002, 08:37:02 AM »
Yes, but she's also in Peggy Sue Got Married  which has Jim Carrey in a small part.  He is, of course, in The Dead Pool and Pink Caddy...


You post the next one, Xichado.  :) Even if yours isn't allowed - I've still got Xmas shopping to do!  :o

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Trivia Games / Re:Connect Clint
« on: December 21, 2002, 04:22:47 AM »
Not only close, Doug, but absolutely right! ;)

Now set a new clue begining with the letter E...

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Trivia Games / Re:Connect Clint
« on: December 20, 2002, 07:32:20 PM »
 ;D

The answer starts with T because the last aswer ended with T.  The answers all link together.  And that gives you a clue to the word - you have the cryptic, number of letters and first letter...

What could be easier?

The tough part is thinking of a clue. ::)

Here it is again in case you missed it:
Answer starts with T:

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This illegal act is no lie.  (4)





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Trivia Games / Connect Clint
« on: December 19, 2002, 04:09:47 PM »
Here's a rivival of an old game from the old board.

I give you a cryptic clue to a word connected with Eastwood.  Like a crossword clue.

If you get the right answer you set the next one.  Only thing is the answer to yours has to start with the last letter of mine!

Always put the number of letters in the answer.

EG:  

Q - What Tuco was but couldn't read (5)

A - Idiot

Soooo!  The next answer starts with T.  Geddit.

Here goes - real clue.  Answer starts with T:
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This illegal act is no lie.  (4)

Remember it starts with T has an Eastwood connection (an easy one too!).  You get it you post a new one that starts with the last letter.

Good luck :)


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General Discussion / Re:Hypertrophic devices - William Beard
« on: December 19, 2002, 01:18:00 PM »
Matt wrote:
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Daisy "keeps up" fine.  We're usually the ones trying to keep up with her.
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AKA and Sir Mattrick - thanks for the kind words and defence.  I think you put it better than I did AKA! :)


However - I was wrong to launch a rather petty attack on the term in what is a thoughtful thread.  I still don't like the usage but that isn't really the point here.  I was unfair and disrespectful to Lucas and I apologise. :)

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General Discussion / Re:The Gauntlet
« on: December 19, 2002, 10:59:22 AM »
It was the bit where Louise plugged the hole in the dam with "her" tummy-banana at the same time as protecting some stray cats in Nepal (all played by Yul Brynner), that gets me... ;)

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General Discussion / Re:The Gauntlet
« on: December 19, 2002, 10:11:16 AM »
Great roles for women have been thin on the ground throughout Hollywood history, Lucas.  I agree about Cassavettes and Altman. :)

There are always exceptions of course and the seventies was a golden age for many reasons not least for meaty female roles.  The forties, for the obvious reason of the lack of male stars, was another strong period for women.

If that isn't an inappropriate phrase to use in this context? :o ;D

I'd say of the more recent directors, Ridley Scott is a standout for giving tough roles to us girlies - Thelma and Louise, Ripley in the Alien movies etc.  

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General Discussion / Re:The Gauntlet
« on: December 18, 2002, 06:56:26 PM »
Well I think great films are universal.  Citizen Cain is a products of its time, but it's genius.  


I didn't say I though The Guantlet was anywhere near being a great film, Lucas.

The point about being a product of its time is that there are certain moral perspectives that shift with the passing of time.  We can excuse racial stereotyping in Shakespeare for example, but not in a film that came out last week.

The 70's was just not as enlightened an era in terms of equality of the sexes.  That doesn't make it right - but it explains why the film was made the way it was.

That being said, I still think there is more to the relationship between the tough niaive cop and the hard as nails seen it all hooker, than you give it credit for.  For a seventies heroine, Gus is a strong female character.

But it does make me wince in places. :)

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General Discussion / Re:Hypertrophic devices - William Beard
« on: December 18, 2002, 04:24:23 PM »
I don't know Mr Breard's book, Lucas, but this coinage - "hypertrophic" - is incredibly pretensious.

If you mean hyperbolic - say so.

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General Discussion / Re:The Gauntlet
« on: December 18, 2002, 04:20:55 PM »
Hmm…  A feminist perspective on The Gauntlet.

I can say this in its defence:  I think Sondra Locke delivers an extremely strong performance.  Her character is gutsy and dignified as well as having a very down to earth sense of humour.  She is a whore in a brutal man’s world.  You could read the film as a critique of male oppression of women.

Eastwood’s character is a corrective to the various rapists and abusers and Johns Gus meets along the way.  Her slightly tarnished knight in shining armour!

I think you are too hard on a movie that is, after all, a product of another age.


Where I agree with Lucas is in Eastwood's depictions of youth culture - almost universally poor, but the motorbiker here is not the worst example (Just dig the street language of the grunts in Heartbreak Ridge! ::))

I am also on record elsewhere in this board as being against the HPD rape and the way it is handled, but again it is a product of its time.

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Questions & Answers / Why Can't I Come In?
« on: December 16, 2002, 04:18:05 AM »
Two thirds of the time I can't gain proper access tyo the board.  :( Even my first attempt at this post was thwarted.

I get to the home page - sans graphics - and when i try to access any other page it just comes up with an error message I don't understand.  Error 404 not on this server or something. ???

Is it a problem at my end?  What is going on?

I don't have any trouble with any other site, including the Leone board. :'(

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