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 on: Today at 02:20:52 AM 
Started by Rawhide7 - Last post by Hocine
I watched this movie for the second time ever last night. These types of movies aren't really something I'm into. But I have to say Bridges of Madison county is a very good movie and I enjoyed watching it. I feel like both Eastwood and Streep did a great job in this movie. I found it interesting throughout the entire movie. The ending is also really good. I remember enjoying it first time I watched it too. It's really an underrated Eastwoid movie. But it's one I enjoyed watching. What are some of your thoughts about this movie?

Hello Rawhide7,

Indeed, The Bridges of Madison County is one of the best Clint movies, as an actor and as a director as well.
Since Clint Eastwood’s cinema is a man’s world, this movie was a big challenge.
But it’s not really the first love story Clint has made.
Look at Breezy for instance, which is forgotten.
When The Bridges of Madison County was released in 1995, Clint was considered as a great filmmaker thanks to movies like Bird, White Hunter Black Heart, Unforgiven and A Perfect World.
Clint Eastwood was in state of grace, in many ways.
He won Oscars for Unforgiven, he was President of jury in Cannes Film Festival in 1994 and won the Irving Thalberg award in 1995.
The Bridges of Madison County was well received by the critics and the audience.
I wouldn’t say that it was underrated.
Clint’s character seemed to be very close to the real Clint Eastwood in life.
Meryl Streep was outstanding. At first, she turned down the part because she didn’t like the book.
But she liked the script very much.
I was 13 when I saw it for the first time in a theater.
I liked it right away: the acting, the atmosphere, the music, the timeless side.
I can’t tell you how many times I watched it. It’s magical.

 on: Yesterday at 02:25:37 AM 
Started by Rawhide7 - Last post by Rawhide7
Absolutely agreed KC. I thought Eastwood’s acting was great in this movie. And very well directed too. Totally agree with you.

 on: September 20, 2018, 11:20:13 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Matt
 ;D Can't say I have!

 on: September 20, 2018, 10:54:38 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by The Schofield Kid
I wonder if Matt has tried vegemite again? ??? :)

 on: September 20, 2018, 09:41:55 PM 
Started by Rawhide7 - Last post by KC
It's one of Clint's best, both as actor and director.

 on: September 20, 2018, 04:41:17 PM 
Started by slacker - Last post by Christopher
There must be a thing with Christmas movies and colorized versions. My DVD of the 1951 Scrooge also has a colorized version included along with the original black and white. I've never even looked to see what the movie looks like in color.

 on: September 20, 2018, 04:16:15 PM 
Started by Gant - Last post by Matt
Nice version of Bowie's Man Who Sold the World on that ..

(I'm moving this conversation over here to the Bowie thread)

What's your take on the meaning of this song? There are so many possibilities.

 on: September 20, 2018, 04:11:35 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by Matt
Nice version of Bowie's Man Who Sold the World on that ..

Totally. I watched an interview with one of the producers of that Unplugged concert, and he said they were really nervous when they heard that definitive electric guitar starting out the song, because it breaks the rules to have the electric guitar, but he said they shouldn't have worried so much because the concert was magical, and absolutely perfect. They were also so concerned that the band wasn't playing their own hits, and was doing so many covers. Nirvana mentioned they were going to bring a musical guest to perform with them, and the producers were hoping it was going to be a big name band, but Nirvana brings The Meat Puppets. Which, is kinda funny because I'm not a fan of the Meat Puppets, but those few covers they did are some of my favorite songs in the world. "Oh Me" has been my earworm now for a few weeks.

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It's definitely my favorite live concert CD. Sometimes I wonder if Nirvana would have such a lasting effect and be as loved as they are without that performance. It showed a different side of the band that the studio albums and other concerts don't show.

 on: September 20, 2018, 04:03:05 PM 
Started by Lena - Last post by Matt
There's only one of me Matt :) :)

To be honest when we was kids there was only three tv channels (one virtually unwatchable) and only a very short time late afternoon allotted to children's tv so basically very little choice... Although of course I had best chair...

I don't really remember my younger sister having any real taste in tv but my Dad liked Star Trek which was cool... ( Tho I think some of the very short skirts might have had something to do with it ;) )

But I do remember the Sunday afternoon movie slot over here which is where I became addicted to movies, this is where I saw most of the Hollywood classics for the first time.. Westerns, war, drama etc..

Did you have Kung Fu Theater on Saturdays on your side of the pond? That was something we both enjoyed. Our favorite shows were the Adam West Batman series, Speed Racer (I'm going back to my youngest memories), Ultraman, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Adam 12. I remember in 1st or 2nd grade, we were asked to draw a picture of our favorite TV show -- everyone did the 9 boxes with the faces (Brady Bunch), but I did the cop car with the two cops. There's only one me, too!  ;D

But, Batman was far and away the highlight of my life back then. I can't remember watching TV with my parents, except that we were forced to watch Sonny and Cher with them every (I think it was) Friday night at 8 pm.  My brother and I each had these little kid-sized rocking chairs, and we sat front and center while mom and dad were on the sofa. They loved that show.

 on: September 20, 2018, 02:44:20 PM 
Started by slacker - Last post by Rawhide7
Just to add to the black and white and color movies. I own It's A wonderful life and my DVD came with a black and white and color copy. I've always really enjoyed watching this movie in black and white. But the color version I have to turn it off 10 mins into the film. Can't watch it in color.   Same with  12 Angry Men love watching it in black and white. Back when I got the TCM channel I really enjoyed watching them in black and white too. But it would be hard for me to watch a newer recent movie in black and white. Cause we're use to movies of today being in color. So I kind of agree with both of you. Some movies are better in black and white. And others the vivid colors really makes the movie exceptional to watch. Like the movie Jaws I would much rather see it in color.

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