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The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Sudden Impact
« on: November 10, 2003, 01:59:50 PM »
HI Guys:
                As far as the sequels go I think I responded to this a few weeks back. If I had to pick a sequel that was as good as Dirty Harry the answer would be none of them. Magnum Force was probably my fave of the rest of them, but the ending where David Soul rides his bike off the ledge is one of the worst directed scenes I ever seen. All you see is his helmet in a close up and his body going into the water. I never believed that scene for a second. The Enforcer was ok and had some decent scenes, but that scene where he is chasing that guy for almost 10 minutes is ridiculous. Tyne Daley was different and there were some comic scenes, but it was ok. As far as Sudden Impact and The Dead Pool i just never liked Sondra Locke in anything Clint did and The Dead Pool was like a TV movie. I just think as I said in my last response The sequels lacked the intensity, a great antagonist and as much as clint is a great director, nowhere do those movies match up to Don Siegel. I feel after Magnum especially the Dirty Harry character became cartoonish and they should have stopped there. The sequels had moments, but I felt the character and the stories became lazy.

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Eastwood News / MYSTIC RIVER comments (WARNING: SPOILERS ALLOWED)
« on: November 09, 2003, 03:55:06 PM »
HI :
         Well, i finally saw Mystic River a few hours ago here in NYC. It was a great adaption of the book and my kudos go to Penn, Robbins and Harden. I think those 3 should be nominated for acting. Kevin Bacon was really good as well as everyone else. This was powerful stuff and left you thinking about the circumstances and symbolic situations in life. Eastwood's directing and the adaptation of the book was right on. One of the things that was really symbolic was the 2nd time Robbins character got into a car(Savage Brothers)where he shouldn't have. The first time scarred him for life and the 2nd time took his life. I think this was Eastwoods best movie as far as directing. As much as Unforgiven brought him Oscars and was a good movie i found that movie slow in the middle. Mystic was a 2 hour and 15 minute flow of diversified prowess in acting, technical and kept you on your toes and served you notice to your senses. Thats pretty amazing considering I knew the whole story from the book.
     Great movie

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General Discussion / Once Upon a time with Leone and Clint
« on: November 06, 2003, 01:28:19 PM »
 :D
      Some Years ago I was reading about Sergio Leone and how he held a grudge againt Eastwood for turning him down to do 'Once Upon a Time In the West'. It was some years before Eastwood and Leone actually met again and spoke. It seems Leone while after the release of ' Once Upon a Time in America' had some negative comments to say about Eastwood while some Interviewer asked him to compare Eastwood and DeNiro. As much as 'West' is considered a classic now and I think Eastwood with Fonda would have been tremendous, Eastwood basically felt " After those 3 movies i needed to move on and expand", Leone really took it personal. It was good to read also that they both were speaking terms before Leone passed away. Does anyone know how much friction there actually was. I think most of it was on Leones part.

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          Bruce Willis?...Sorry, all these 'stars' today are overrated, overpaid and overhyped. Clint at 72 still has more presence than any of these guys.

                        perry

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / For a few dollars more casting
« on: November 02, 2003, 05:42:15 PM »
HI:
        My sister bought me For a Few Dollars More' on dvd. This may be the 1st time i have watched this movie unedited. After seeing this movie about a 100 times, i have to say it prob is the most brutal and violent of the spaghetti trilogy. One thing i found interesting was Leone wanted Lee Marvin for Van Cleefs role. that would have been interesting. i rather would have seen that instead of Clint singing with him 5 years later.

                     Perry

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General Discussion / Re:The Matter of Eastwood Vs Bronson
« on: November 02, 2003, 05:38:11 PM »
HI Guys:
                 I think Bronson for awhile there was identified with Eastwood as far as being the action genre hero. Whats interesting about Bronson was that he was Leone's choice ahead of Eastwood for the spaghetti westerns, but then so was Steve Reeves. Regardless, the prob with Bronson was after the late 70's he really did spme horrible movies and he lost his audience. In alot of ways when i think of Bronson in some areas i think of Burt Reynolds because he too really did lame movies that alienated his fan base. I think Bronson was a pretty good actor and did some marvelous acting vehicles. You know when i went to see 'Space Cowboys' I really thought Bronson should have done the role Tommy Lee Jones did.

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General Discussion / Re:Clint and Mr. Ed
« on: November 02, 2003, 05:27:58 PM »
HI:
        I've seen that Mr Ed episode a few times. It's actually pretty funny. If any of you really look hard at the credits for that TV show you will notice that Sonia Chernus who has been with Eastwood probably as long as anyone at Malpaso was like a sory editor for that show. I think Eastwood did the show for her as a favor.

             perry

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General Discussion / Is It 1973 or 1974?
« on: October 29, 2003, 05:22:27 PM »
HI all:
              You know over the past few years i have seen Magnum Force in many various mags, video books, and the TV schedule guide listed in 73'. I have seen this alot. As far as i Know this movie was released in 1974. High Plains Drifter was in 73' and I remember seing Magnum Force in 1974 and High Plains Drifter did not come out the same year. Am I correct and has anybody noticed this?

                       Perry

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Eastwood News / Re:Dirty Harry to Return?
« on: October 29, 2003, 02:36:29 PM »
Hi Guys:
                   Personally, If Clint did another Dirty Harry I would be beyond shock. In my opinion though most of you would disagree they should have stopped after Magnum Force. The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, The Dead Pool had some decent moments, but let's face it none of those movies had the intensity of the original. Those movies were cartoonish and lacked a ecxellent antagonist. Dirty Harry needs not to return and Clint should continue to do what he has chosen to do these past years and thats directing projects he finds new. Dirty Harry returning is played out.

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The Dirty Harry Films / Siskel & Ebert on Dirty Harry Movies
« on: October 08, 2003, 01:33:23 PM »
HI All:
            The other day i found a old beta max tape in the back of other junk and found out it had a old Siskel & Ebert show i had taped. Obviously I must have taped this around 1983. The whole show was devoted to ' The Dirty Harry Movies' . They both gave their opinions why the movies were popular and both agreed that Eastwood's charisma and the idea that Harry will shoot anyone of any race or creed and there is something for anyone. Siskel also thought "Harry Callahan was Archie Bunker with a gun and there were political and social issues for everyone to debate. Ebert basically agreed and thought that the Dirty Harry character had great marketing for everyone, wether you were liberal, a raqcist, conservative or what have you. Anyway,at the end of the show they rated all the Dirty Harry movies. They both agreed the first one was the best and Siskel did not really care for ther sequels. In his words "Dirty Harry was a very well made movie done by a great director in Don Siegel and they got worse". Ihave to agree. Magnum force was a good movie, but i always hated that  chase at the end. i always thought that had to be one of the worst directed scenes i ever seen. The Enforcer was ok, but that scene with Tyne daly and Clint chasing that one guy goes on forever. Sudden Impaxt I never cared for and that prob has to do with the fact i never liked anything clint did with Sondra Locke. Roger Ebert liked Sudden Impact and thought Eastwood had made the Dirty Harry Character a " kind of a cartoon character". Thats the main reason i felt they should have stopped after Magnum Force. ............Any Thoughts? :o

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General Discussion / Re: How'd you become a Clint fan?
« on: October 05, 2003, 04:01:54 PM »
HI:
        I went to see Magnum Force and realized I had to get down the road an apartment in that building where he lived. Nothing like a Friendly Neighbor.

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Eastwood News / james Lipton Question
« on: October 05, 2003, 03:57:01 PM »
HI:
        any wages on what Clints fave curse word will be when James Lipton asks him?.... :D

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General Discussion / Re:What is Clints Best Film ?
« on: October 05, 2003, 03:53:17 PM »
HI:
      I would have to say The Outlaw Josey Wales. I think that was Clint's finest moment. I like Unforgiven, but it drags in the middlle. Josey Wales I always felt was a much better movie. The chemistry between Chief Dan George and Eastwood was brilliant. Dirty Harry is a close 2nd

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Collectors' Corner / Clint DVD's at Tower Records
« on: October 04, 2003, 01:05:23 PM »
Hi All:

           I was at Tower Records today...I basically live there  :D. But what was interesting was the fact that I was looking at the ' Cheap DVD's 4 Sale" bin and half the bin was full of Clint movies. Here was pretty much in there.
Blood Work, The Rookie, In The Garden Of Good & Evil, The Guantlet, and about 20 DVD's of The Dead Pool. I guess i wasn't shocked because with the exception of Blood Work I am not too fond of any of those movies. If I was the Manager of Tower I would have put Every Which Way But Loose too. :D

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / josey wales missing scenes?
« on: October 03, 2003, 12:49:42 PM »
Hi all:
             Last year i was in Tower Records and saw a new copy of JoseyWales on VHS. the box said there were extra footage and I even noticed the movie total minutes were longer. I never picked it up because I wanted to wait for the DVD version of the movie. i was wondering If anyone knows this to be true and what are the added footage. I think there was 'making of Josey Wales' added in the vhs, but I'm not sure.

                       Perry ;D

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Eastwood News / New York Times Movie Review
« on: October 03, 2003, 12:32:14 PM »
Hi all:
            If anyone get a chance they need to read A.O. Scott's review of Mystic River. Like alot of other reviews they have basically concluded that this is a bravo directorial piece by Eastwood, even more than Unforgiven. What is really astonishing is A.O Scott's praise for Sean Penn's performance which he hails as " one of the greatest acting performances in the last 50 years. He states that Penn's performance is on par with anything Brando, DeNiro, and Pacino have done. In fact he hails this as even better because Penn makes it seem like ' they are acting". Pretty much here in NYC all the reviews have been positive, even those literary lunkheads at Newsday gave it 3 stars, which must be a first I ever seen them give a Eastwood film in the 25 years i been reading that newspaper. This is all well and good and I am very happy to see Eastwood geting the print, but is this movie going to do well ?..Personally, I'm not sure considering the crap that is out thewe days. Maybe, people will want to finally see a movie that forces you to think..

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Eastwood News / clint on inside the actors studio; reminder
« on: October 02, 2003, 12:47:53 PM »
HI GUYS;
                 I'M SURE THIS ISN'T NECESSARY, BUT JUST TO REMIND EVERONE CLINT WILL BE ON THE ACTORS STUDIO THIS COMING SUNDAY NIGHT. NICE TO SEE IT WILL BE A 2 HOUR SHOW. FROM A PERSONAL STANDPOINT I WAS GETTING TIRED OF SEEING THE SHOW HAVE OVERRATED PEOPLE LIKE BEN AFFLECK, DREW BARRYMORE ON THERE. LIPTON FINALLY HAS A PERSON WHO CAN BACK UP WHAT HE SAYS. IT'S BEEN AWHILE ON THAT SHOW.

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HI All;
              IT WAS INTERESTING SEEING THE JONAH HEX CARTOON IN MOVIES CLINT SHOULD HAVE DONE. I HAVE JUST ABOUT EVERY COMIC OF JONAH HEX AND THERE WAS SOME TALK 25 YEARS AGO OF THAT COMIC COMING TO THE BIG SCREEN FROM DC COMICS. IT IS A SHAME IT NEVER BECAME A FACT BECAUSE IT WAS A BRILLIANT COMIC OF A MAN WHO WAS A BOUNTY HUNTER AND WITH A DEEP STORY OF HIS PAST. FROM A PERSONAL MOVIE I WOULD HAVE LOVED CLINT TO HAVE DONE WAS A MOVIE CALLED 'THIEF' THAT JAMES CAAN DID IN 1982. CONSIDERING CLINT IS MORE INTO CHARACTER STUDY I THINK THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GREAT ROLE FOR HIM AND I HOPE HE FINDS A FILM LIKE THAT TO FINISH HIS LAST ROLE AS A ACTOR WITH. THAT LAST SCENE OF CAAN WALKING DOWN THE DARK STREET AFTER PUTTING AWAY ROBERT PROSKY'S HENCHMEN WAS SOMETHING I WISH CLINT WAS DOING BACK THEN INSTEAD OF THOSE MONKEY MOVIES.

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General Discussion / EXCELLENT ARTICE ON CLINT IN ny times
« on: September 29, 2003, 11:16:06 AM »
HI ALL....


 GREAT ARTICLE ON CLINT IN SUNDAY'S NY TIMES. COVERS ALOT ON CLINTS VIEWS ON VIOLENCE AND TOUCHES ON THAT LAME BRAIN PAULING KAEL TOO..

                               PERRY

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General Discussion / anyone else ever notice?
« on: September 28, 2003, 04:10:42 PM »
::)

Hi all:
               Im new here , but i wanted to ask If anyone else ever notice in Dirty Harry when Eastwood is in the subway there is a shot of the word " KYLE" graffitied on a subway wall and there is a shot of a woman reading a newspaper when Callaghan runs by her in the subway also. That is Maggie Eastwood. Well, i had to start somewhere....ha ...Ciao.
                                           Perry

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