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« Reply #180 on: June 16, 2003, 05:54:57 AM »

Well, I have answered this question, but not in this tag game. It was on another thread:Let me know if this counts, KC ;). If so, I'll post my tags in the morning (later today, that is...)
Now that I see that excellent answer again, of course I remember reading it the first time. Sorry!   :o

Since you haven't posted your tags yet ... maybe you'd like to answer another quick question to make up for this one: Is there a screenwriter whose work you admire, whom you would like to see work with Clint?
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« Reply #181 on: June 16, 2003, 06:12:46 AM »

No sweat, KC - we all know you moderators are doing "double duty" :)

Is there a screenwriter whose work you admire, whom you would like to see work with Clint?

I'd have to say David Mamet. Glengarry, Glen Ross is another all-time favorite of mine, and similar to Unforgiven, it's the eloquent beauty of the dialogue that really grabs me. Since we have seen the heights Clint is capable of reaching when the script is taken care of, so to speak, and he is free to focus more on the finer thematic and storytelling points of a film, I'd love to see him work with Mamet.

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« Reply #182 on: June 16, 2003, 06:47:30 AM »

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bcm: Try to imagine a part for a horse in some Eastwood film that doesn't have one. Which film would it be? Why is there a horse in it? Would Eastwood be riding the horse?


I've always wondered where the farm animals had gone in Bridges. Even the dog disappears... So I think a horse would not harm that movie  ;) Francesca could be leading a horse to the pasture while the truck drives up the driveway... Of course, Robert doesn't know how to ride, so he wouldn't try either :D The horse wouldn't really have a part, but it would just make the farm more a farm, at least in my "horsy" opinion.

Concorde: Since on the old board you were the gun expert, I'll ask you the same question I've asked D'ambrosia. What was first, your interest for guns, or your interest in Eastwood movies?

Matt: after all your ex-girlfriend has done to you  ;), you feel tired, lonely and exhausted. Which Eastwood movie will you watch to cheer you up?
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« Reply #183 on: June 16, 2003, 06:55:17 AM »

Brendan: Now that you have a new name on this Board (your own) ... if you were going to pick an Eastwood character to use as a screen name (here or on some other board), which one would you pick, and why?

I actually thought about this when I decided to change my name. I would have either used the name Gunnery Seargent (sp?) or something along the lines of Man With No Name.

The reason? Well obviously I love the character of the Man With No Name so thats an easy one, but as for Gunnery Seargent, I think Clint gave a great performance in Heartbreak Ridge, and it seems to me as one of his most under-rated performances. ITs not Oscar worthy or anything, but its still a good performance, and its also one of my favourite Clint movies.


zoso: If you could sit down with Clint and watch one of his movie with him, and then discuss it afterward, which one would it be?

little_bill: Do you think Clint would have been good as Hannibal Smith in the A-Team? (if you cant decide, or never watched the A-Team all that much, pick another TV show where you think could have been good in.)
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« Reply #184 on: June 16, 2003, 07:28:36 AM »

mgk: Of all the animals in Eastwood's films, which one do you think has the most important part, in terms of the story?

First, let me dismiss a few and then give my answer.  There is Megan's dog in Pale Rider that is killed during the raid at the beginning of the movie and has a little significance to the story in that it brings Preacher and Megan together so that we can see how Megan's feelings have grown for the Preacher.  Then, we have two dogs who saved our hero's life: (1) Meathead in Sudden Impact; and, (2) the stray dog Wes Block and the girls took in at the beginning of Tightrope.  And, of course, we have Clyde in the "Which Way" movies to help the comedy along in the two films.

However, I'm going to choose "the" elephant in White Hunter, Black Heart.  Wilson (Eastwood) is obsessed with killing an elephant while he is in Africa to make his new movie.  This film has two stories running side by side.  First we have all of the emphasis on getting the film started, mostly by everyone except Wilson (Eastwood); then, we have Wilson who can't seem to concentrate on making the film until he kills his elephant and gets that behind him.

Using the quotes Matt has on his site, here is an exchange between Wilson and Verrill (Jeff Fahey), Wilson's script writer:

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VERRILL: You're either crazy, or the most egocentric, irresponsible son-of-a-b*[email protected] that I have ever met. You're about to blow this whole picture out of your nose, John. And for what? To commit a crime. To kill one of the rarest, most noble creatures that roams the face ot this crummy earth. And in order to commit this crime, you're willing to forget about all of us and let this whole god damn thing go down the drain.

WILSON: You're wrong, kid. It's not a crime to kill an elephant. It's bigger than all that. It's a sin to kill an elephant. Do you understand? It's a sin. The only sin that you can buy a license and go out to commit. That's why I want to do it before I do anything else in this world. Do you understand me? Of course you don't. How could you? I don't understand it myself.

Without Wilson's seemingly irrational goal of killing an elephant, this would have been simply a weak film about hardships of trying to make a movie.  The elephant is critical to helping us understand the character of Wilson.

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« Reply #185 on: June 16, 2003, 08:05:49 AM »

Here are the two tags I owe:

Christopher: After being around the Eastwood Web Board for a while now and having watched and discussed most of his movies, is there any one thing about Eastwood's directing style that you particularly like and would want to use if you became a director some day?

KC: I only have a vague idea of what John Wilson meant when he said the following:

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You're wrong, kid. It's not a crime to kill an elephant. It's bigger than all that. It's a sin to kill an elephant. Do you understand? It's a sin. The only sin that you can buy a license and go out to commit. That's why I want to do it before I do anything else in this world. Do you understand me? Of course you don't. How could you? I don't understand it myself.
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Do you understand me?  Of course you don't.  How could you? I don't understant it myself.
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« Reply #186 on: June 16, 2003, 10:40:06 AM »

My tags, as promised...

Mr. Pants - Congratulations! Hitchhiking back and forth, in and around Carmel for the last six years straight has finally paid off for you - you get picked up by The Man himself. During your all-too brief ride through Carmel, he confides in you, "You know, the only movie I really regret making is __________". What movie do you think he'd say, if he had to name one? Do you agree that it's his most regrettable film, and if so, would you say so?

Brendan - Do you find, generally speaking, that you prefer watching Clint movies alone or with friends? Why?
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« Reply #187 on: June 16, 2003, 12:02:37 PM »

Brendan - Do you find, generally speaking, that you prefer watching Clint movies alone or with friends? Why?

I have never watched an Eastwood with a bunch of my friends around, usually just one or two of them. And it never actually made a differance in the viewing.

I more or less, prefer to watch Clint movies alone, without all the distractions that may occur with my friends.

However, I wouldnt mind watching a Clint film with all you people!!  8)


mgk: If you went golfing with Clint, and he was doing really bad and you were beating him, would you start playing bad so he could beat you?
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« Reply #188 on: June 16, 2003, 01:48:40 PM »


mgk: If you went golfing with Clint, and he was doing really bad and you were beating him, would you start playing bad so he could beat you?
Hmmm....even though I would be thrilled to even be playing golf with Eastwood, I'm afraid I'm too much of a competitor to throw the game.  Besides, I think he's too smart for me to be able to throw the game without him knowing I was doing it.  But, I might try and let up a little to see if I could help him close the gap a little. :)  (Hope I'm not straddling the fence too much here.)


Brendan:  I'm going to tag you right back because I haven't tagged you at all during this game.  If you could sit down and talk to Mr. Eastwood about just one of his films (no discussion except about this one film), which film would you choose and why?
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« Reply #189 on: June 16, 2003, 03:24:19 PM »

From MGK:
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I've thought along these lines fairly recently.
I believe it was eustressor who said recently that Eastwood was on the opposite filmmaking spetrum as Stanley Kubrick. Eastwood has a straightforward style that serves to tell his story. I like Kubrick's work as a director, and I like a lot of other visually stylistic filmmakers, but if I ever get a chance at being a director, I can say I'd want to film in a style more like Clint's, which might be that there isn't a style that can be associated with him. He isn't afraid to let a story unfold natually, without rushing it. Very important stuff for any storyteller to keep in mind.
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« Reply #190 on: June 16, 2003, 03:39:00 PM »



This is closest I can find to the three poster set that I was talking about. I believe each one of these images had its own poster even the above picture doesn't really show how special the posters are.


MATT

Out of all the still and images you have seen of Eastwood, which one for you says that is Clint Eastwood ?


MISTY71

What is your favourite Eastwood trailer that you have seen so far and why?  



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« Reply #191 on: June 16, 2003, 03:56:47 PM »

Tagging:

Brendan: Could you see Eastwood doing a horror movie, either starring in or directing, or both?

Xichado: Is there a director that you'd like to see Eastwood work with? If so, who?

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« Reply #192 on: June 16, 2003, 04:00:00 PM »

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zoso: If you could have dinner with Clint, what would you talk to him about?  
       well, Brendan, since i'm not an overly talkative guy, and given the fact that i'd be slightly starstruck eating dinner with the man, i'd probably want to ask what his daily life is like  and about his golf game. i'd also try to sell him on coming to this god forsaken city [ottawa] just so we can say something interesting happened here for once  ;D
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« Reply #193 on: June 16, 2003, 04:16:34 PM »

i'd also try to sell him on coming to this god forsaken city [ottawa] just so we can say something interesting happened here for once  ;D

What, the wonderful world of Canadian Politics aint interesting enough?  ;D

Brendan:  I'm going to tag you right back because I haven't tagged you at all during this game.  If you could sit down and talk to Mr. Eastwood about just one of his films (no discussion except about this one film), which film would you choose and why?

Hmmmm... probably Dirty Harry or Unforgiven, becuase they are two great films, and I'm sure he would have lots to talk about between the both of them.

Brendan: Could you see Eastwood doing a horror movie, either starring in or directing, or both?

Maybe if it was more of a pyschological type horror movie than a gorey type horror. He could possibly pull it off directing wise, but I think he would be good starring in one.


I'm just going to use un-answered ones right now.

Lilly: If Clint only has ONE more acting movie left in him, what do you want the type of film to be?

Daisy: If Clint had played any character in any of the Star Trek series or movies, whether it be a guest starring or starring role, which character do you think he could play?
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« Reply #194 on: June 16, 2003, 04:22:37 PM »

Here's my tag...

Matt - Unbeknownst to you, a vindictive ex-girlfriend buys a voodoo doll. She knows you're a moderator on the CEDB, and she's out to stick it to you good. She sits up late by candlelight with Type-O Negative playing softly in the background, cuts out a picture of Clint Eastwood from the movie role she knows is your all-time LEAST favorite, and pins it to the doll's heart with a needle...

All you know is that suddenly you are in the midst of an overpowering epiphany - how could you have missed it for all these years! This was the performance of a lifetime from Clint! Everybody has to know - everyone must be told! With no time to waste you proceed directly to your computer and begin a new thread entitled "THREE REASONS (character name) IS GOD!" to correct all those years of oversight on your part. The reasons can be as simple or involved as your newfound awe of this wrongly-criticized performance dictates.

Who is this character, and what might that first post look like? :)

Ladies and gentlemen of the web board, allow me to right a wrong.  For years, I've said that Pardner was the worst character Eastwood ever portrayed, and that Paint Your Wagon was quite possibly the worst musical of all time.    I now realize I was wrong.  Allow me to explain three reasons why Pardner is God.

1.  Pardner bested the Beatles  

The last time all four Beatles would record together in a studio was the same year that Paint Your Wagon was released.  A coincidence?  I think not.  After hearing Pardner sing "I Talk to the Trees" John and Paul knew they'd been outperformed, and decided to quit gracefully rather than try to keep up with Eastwood.  George would pen "My Sweet Lord," after watching Paint Your Wagon, in deference to Pardner.  

2. Pardner helped the space program  

Is it a coincidence that the same year that Paint Your Wagon was released that man first walked on the moon?  Let's face it, Pardner's an inspiration that a man can do anything!  If he can talk to the trees, then damn it, why can't man walk on the moon?  And so I believe that the real inspiration behind Neil Armstrong's famous quote:  "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," was really the release of Paint Your Wagon.  

3.  Pardner gives westerns R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Paint Your Wagon paved the road for True Grit to achieve Academy Award greatness that same year, with John Wayne finally winning an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.  I believe that without the release of Paint Your Wagon, most critics wouldn't have been too interested in watching another western.  Although they wanted to give the award to Eastwood, they feared the backlash of bestowing such a prestigious award to a relative newcomer, so they turned to Wayne.   Later, when a reporter asked him if he felt Pardner was God, Wayne replied:  "There must be some higher power or how else does all this stuff work?"

And so web board members, these are only three of the many reasons why I now believe that PARDNER IS GOD.


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« Reply #195 on: June 16, 2003, 04:29:30 PM »

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    I wouldn't say quite a few mgk, especially by this boards' standards but i picked up blood work, the man with no name trilogy and unforgiven. the christmas list is quite long this year. i have a few favorites though. gbu and dirty harry because they introduced me to eastwood's cop and cowboy movies but i think my favorite is either josey wales because the story was great and i really enjoyed chief dan george in his role. i also really liked the beguiled. to me it was off the beaten path for eastwood and right in line with some of my more bizzare tastes.
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« Reply #196 on: June 16, 2003, 04:45:59 PM »


Matt: after all your ex-girlfriend has done to you  ;), you feel tired, lonely and exhausted. Which Eastwood movie will you watch to cheer you up?


Whenever I'm tired, lonely and exhausted, I always turn to Bronco Billy for a pick-me-up.  It doesn't make me laugh, but it always makes me feel good... especially the end scene when Antoinette Lily rejoins Billy and his troupe under the big tent as the Stars and Stripes Forever plays over the speaker.  

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ANTOINETTE:  I was waiting for you to come get me.
BILLY: Well I've got you, and I ain't never letting you go.

A favorite Eastwood/Locke moment of mine.  :)
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« Reply #197 on: June 16, 2003, 04:57:45 PM »

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zoso: If you could sit down with Clint and watch one of his movie with him, and then discuss it afterward, which one would it be?
 

    sorry about all these posts, people, i can't get my quoting to work. to answer your question brendan, matt kind of stole my thunder as i wanted to say paint your wagon and ask him what he was thinking or who told him it would be a good idea to do that movie? ;D ;D ;D. but i suppose it would be unforgiven, having just watched it again last weekend. i'd like to get his thoughts on the film and press him for one last western.
     i'll tag: vik.   which comedian, dead or alive, would you most like to see eastwood or could accept eastwood doing a buddy cop movie with?
   aka: what part of clint's film career, if any, would you change and why.
  d'ambrosia: if you were on the golf course with clint and in a tight match, would you let him win with that 5 foot gimme' or would you go for all the marbles? ;D
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« Reply #198 on: June 16, 2003, 04:59:17 PM »


MATT

Out of all the still and images you have seen of Eastwood, which one for you says that is Clint Eastwood ?

For me, this is the quintessential Eastwood shot:



Western gear, big guns, the squint, and looking cooler than ever.   8)
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« Reply #199 on: June 16, 2003, 05:11:50 PM »

Eustressor, I see you've met my last ex.  This would just be another day in my life.  But she must be in cahoots with Christopher now, who will most likely enjoy reading my "Three reasons why Pardner is God" post.  :-X
LOL!!! ;D I did enjoy that, Matt.

How'd you know me and your 'ex was in "cahoots" with each other? ;)
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