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 Well, I did eventually join a co-ed bowling league that served ices on a stick......

I don't like bowling.

Thanks, Matt! :)

A gardener friend couldn't identify it either.

I meant to add a comment to the first of your three lovely photos in your previous post, above: When you see two grown-up birds acting like mother and baby (one begging, the other occasionally passing him a tidbit), it's not necessarily so. See:

But in your case, it probably is one of "your" finches ... come back to hang out on his very favorite front porch!

Another great post, Hocine. This is so true:

From Bronco Billy to Gran Torino, we can see the influence of the Outlaw Josey Wales.
A lonely man builds a family whose members are not necessarily from the same blood but share the same idea of community and the same idea of America.

As at least one critic pointed out, we can see that influence even in the much-maligned The 15:17 to Paris. In this case the "lonely man" is multiplied by three, three young kids who are outsiders at school, but find a sense of family in each other's company, even though one is from a very different background than the other two. Against the odds, they remain friends into adulthood, and even decide to take a European vacation together ... The rest is, as they say, history.

Does anyone recognize this critter ... snapped on a sunflower at the Greenmarket today?

I have more pix, if it would help.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Implied Harry's answers
« on: August 11, 2018, 03:41:32 PM »
^ In favor of that interpretation: If Harry is the bait, who is going to be the sharpshooter to take aim at Scorpio?

I'm now leaning toward the Chico theory.

General Discussion / Re: Eastwood Foundation
« on: August 09, 2018, 07:11:45 AM »
Hi pietenpol,

I'm very sorry for your losses.

Unfortunately, this is a fan site, not Mr. Eastwood's personal site, and we have no way of calling his attention to your posts.

General Discussion / Re: 3 films to recommend Clint to new viewers
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:04:22 AM »
Did you tell her about this website? :)

Thanks for posting, exit00! I've changed the thread title to make it more descriptive. I hope that's OK. :)

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Implied Harry's answers
« on: August 02, 2018, 06:53:41 AM »
I always assumed it was Chico who was the volunteer if the priest didn't want to be "the bait". Obviously, Chico had no idea he was the volunteer but when he says, "Yeah I know, Welcome to homicide". It seemed to me, "the bait" would be the rookie.
That was my first thought as well. But when I think about it, I don't think Harry (or his superiors) would have picked the inexperienced Chico for such a potentially lethal job,  at least not without discussing it with him first.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:30:32 PM »
^ That's funny, Matt! ;D

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Implied Harry's answers
« on: August 01, 2018, 10:27:42 PM »
I think, in both cases, the answer is "Me."

In the first case, as AKA says, Harry would have been the volunteer.

In the second case, ultimately, it is Harry's own sense of honor and self-worth that keeps him "going out and putting his ass on the line," day in and day out. He wants to be able to look himself in the mirror each morning, knowing he has done all he possibly could to fulfill his duty, and that is to protect everyone, especially, of course, the marginalized and neglected, but also the "bunch of dudes" who wouldn't let him in the front door. Even them.

But that's just my take. AKA's answer to the second question is very good and very plausible, also. As he says, "It's not possible to know definitively."

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Directed by...
« on: July 31, 2018, 08:57:08 PM »

Eastwood probably directed half or most of Tightrope as well though Tuggle got the credit.

This was in fact acknowledged in Schickel's biography (pages 290-291):

It seems Tuggle lasted no more than a day in full control of the location. One witness remembers him hesitating overlong on the placement of a picture in the background of a shot. Another recalls him choosing a camera placement that ensured a door that had to be opened in the scene would block the actors from view. And these were comparatively simple shots. "He didn't know how to function in a decision-making deal" is the way Clint puts it. He also suggests, and it is the only criticism of Tuggle that he offers, that the would-be director should have spent some time on other sets, observing how the job was done. It was too late now. There was much complicated work still to be done involving crowds, high-voltage action and sophisticated coverage, and Clint simply did not feel Tuggle would be able to handle it.

Here it was again, the near-endemic problem of trying to direct a star who was not only the film's de facto producer, but also his own best director (at least until someone proves otherwise to him)—vastly complicated in this case by the fact that Tuggle was manifestly "such a good guy," as Clint describes him. Even if the Directors Guild's Eastwood rule* had not prevented Clint from taking over, he really didn't want to.

So a compromise was worked out. The writer would stay on, contribute what he could in a collaborative way and receive directorial credit, while Clint, literally, called most of the shots. Tuggle insists he made substantial contributions to his script's realization in this role, and Clint does not deny them. But our eyes tell us this is very much an Eastwood movie—his stylistic tracks are all over it—and the anecdotal evidence supports this reading.

We gave Clint the directorial credit in the filmography of Clint Eastwood: Interviews.


Lafayette Escadrille
Did you watch it as a tribute to Tab Hunter, Perry? I was going to post his obit when he died a couple of weeks ago, but it slipped my mind. Here it is:

Lafayette Escadrille was the only film he appeared in with Clint, who only has a small part it it. Clint had originally expected to be cast in a more prominent role, but when Warners insisted on casting Tab Hunter in the lead, it was felt Clint and he were too similar in appearance (both tall and blond) for Clint to play a leading part as well. The director was William Wellman, who of course directed the Clint fave The Ox-Bow Incident ... pity this was also the only film he directed with Clint.

Tab Hunter, R.I.P.

Symbolically, it's as if Rowdy Yates was killed by hanging. The Man with No Name came to life when Jed Cooper was rescued.
Very nice observation, Hocine!

Bridges are my favorite thing to photograph, and there's a lot of pics that I've posted here in this thread of different bridges.  I have a few more of the New River Gorge Bridge, now that I'm home and have gone through all the photos.  If anyone is interested, the New River Gorge Bridge was the longest single span bridge in the world when it was built, but is now the fourth longest.  It's also one of the tallest (#3 in the U.S.).  On October 20th, if you want to base jump off the bridge, it's closed to vehicles for just that. Somewhat tempting to go back to photograph that, but I wouldn't be jumping off. It's a long drive though from middle Tennessee.

These are great, Matt!

Terrific, Aline!  8)

Moorman, you might be interested in some of the earlier discussions we've had on this Board about Hang 'em High. It's a pity the board has been so slow lately, and a lot of these good Eastwood fans don't come around any more.

We used to have "Formal Film DIscussions" where the Moderators would pose a number of (mostly) standard questions about specific films, and members would post their opinions. These were broken up into separate threads for each question, and the threads were closed afterwards so as to keep them in order. The discussion for Hang 'em High starts here:

If you see anything there that you'd like to discuss further, please feel free to quote it in this thread. This is an especially insightful post by Matt, comparing Hang 'em High and Unforgiven:

We also used to have "Movie Nights," where as many members as could join us at a given time would watch a film together and chat about it. The "Movie Night" thread for Hang 'em High is here:

I think I would put it above the other non-Clint directed westerns, except for the Leones ... that is, higher than Joe Kidd or Two Mules for Sister Sara. That would put it at eighth. But that is higher than a lot of Eastwood fans place it.

That's just based on overall "feeling." Truth is, I'd rather re-watch it than a few of the others that I "know" are better films.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2018
« on: July 15, 2018, 07:21:04 PM »
Yay, no more soccer in my sports section. Wimbledon is over now too ... it should be all baseball, all the time! :D

Yes, very good points. Clint's liking for The Ox-Bow Incident is very well known.

How would you rank this film among Clint's ten Westerns?

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