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 on: July 19, 2018, 07:17:40 PM 
Started by Doug - Last post by AKA23
Aline, glad you are keeping up with Eastwood's movies even though you have been away from the board. I agree with you on "The Enforcer." I think it has the weakest story and villains in the "Harry" series. What really makes it enjoyable is the chemistry between Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood. Without that, "The Enforcer" is definitely not a very interesting movie. There are some poignant moments in the end that I think work well, but I often wish that "The Enforcer" were a better movie since I think Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood were wonderful onscreen together. That's a screen pairing I would have loved to have seen again. I wonder why they only worked together once.

 on: July 19, 2018, 07:12:32 PM 
Started by Moorman - Last post by AKA23
Good question.  I rank it higher than Pale Rider because it FEELS shorter and more fitting to Clint's style he developed with Leone.  Pale Rider also has some dull moments in it to me, specifically the scenes where he is courting Sarah. It seemed to drag the film.  Hang' Em had more action.  Now, my take on The Outlaw Josey Wales.  I don't particularly like it for the same reason that I don't like parts of The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.  First, I don't like Westerns that are mixed with the Civil War.  Second, both films felt too long also.  Hang'Em High felt more like the first two Dollars Films.  In fact, you could call it a American Spaghetti Western.

It's interesting that "Pale Rider" feels longer to you than "Hang Em High" because they are almost exactly the same length. Only one minute separates the two. Feeling longer is different than actually being longer, of course, but I was surprised when I saw how close the runtimes were.

While "Pale Rider" is in my top 10 Eastwood movies, I agree with you on the Sarah subplot. I would have likely gotten rid of it. I don't think it really adds much to the film and I think a case can be made that it actually undermines the inherent goodness that Preacher as a character embodies since it is out of character for a man of the cloth to actively court another man's woman. Although I like the scene, it was also quite unbelievable, at least to me, that a teenager like Megan would be madly in love with someone like Preacher because he was decades older than her and I may have also gotten rid of that subplot. However, I think it was included because in some ways, unlike the subplot with Sarah, Megan's story actually served  to bolster the inherent goodness of his character because it showed that he possessed enough moral character, judgment and wisdom to turn her away and demonstrate that he knew that taking advantage of a vulnerable, naive and confused teenager wouldn't be the right thing to do. One of the  things that does make Preacher such an interesting character to me is that in so many ways, he embodies both the lightness and the darkness within the soul of humanity. To me, that makes him a very interesting, and very Eastwoodian, character. Would you agree Moorman, or do you see things differently?

I'd love to learn more about why you characterize "Hang Em High" as an American spaghetti western. I've never really heard that before and would love to learn what you mean by that and what about the movie leads you to come to that conclusion.

 on: July 19, 2018, 06:48:16 PM 
Started by Brendan - Last post by Jed Cooper
Rest In Peace, Mr. Cronauer.  God Bless.

Adrian Cronauer, inspiration for Robin Williams' Good Morning, Vietnam' character, dies

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 on: July 19, 2018, 05:33:30 PM 
Started by Americanbeauty - Last post by Aline
As an art lover, I am studying theater/cinema and last week we filmed a movie here in my city called "Intolerância" (Intolerance). It is a bold script written by our teacher that is independent movie maker. He chose the subway tracks as the set. It was great to take part in this.

 on: July 19, 2018, 03:44:15 PM 
Started by Americanbeauty - Last post by Matt
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.

 on: July 19, 2018, 12:07:14 PM 
Started by Doug - Last post by Aline
The Enforcer again, it had been a while, I missed that one. :)

Hey, what you guys think about Maxwell? I don't know, after Scorpio and the villains of the previous movies I thought the performance of the actor who played him so ridiculous and laughable. Over the top too but Scorpio was over the top and everytime he showed up I felt fear or disgust. With Maxwell all I see is an affected and not very convincing performance especially in the first and the last scene.
His looks also was part of something has gone wrong. That yellow/orange tone of blond colour is supposed to make him menancing ou hunky? Because neither of those worked for me :(

 on: July 19, 2018, 04:20:16 AM 
Started by Lenny - Last post by Jed Cooper
Listening to these yesterday and today.  Much as I think Kurt Cobain is overrated, he’s no John Lennon, both of these Nirvana albums are among my favorites.  I lean a little more towards Pearl Jams’ Ten because there are two tracks I dislike on Nevermind.  Mostly great music, though.

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 on: July 19, 2018, 04:16:27 AM 
Started by slacker - Last post by Jed Cooper
Not good.

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 on: July 19, 2018, 12:39:00 AM 
Started by Gant - Last post by Gant
Only 2/3 weeks to wait till new Soccer Premiership season kicks off..

Come on Arsenal !! New manager after 20 years ...

 on: July 18, 2018, 04:22:13 PM 
Started by The Schofield Kid - Last post by AKA23
When I signed up, it was $10 a month amd you could see a movie per day. Within the past couple of weeks, since they are in debt, they added surge pricing, so in addition to the monthly fee, they now charge a surcharge depending on the movie, the location, and how in demand the movie is at the time. The fee can vary based on those factors. You can avoid it by just seeing a different movie or the same movie at a different day and time. Its annoying, since thats not how it ran originally, but movies here are $15 a ticket, so Im still saving money, and as a result, am willing to deal with it.

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