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« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2008, 05:10:42 PM »

I don't know if this has been big news on tv in the states, but whenever I've been searching info on Gran Torino this keeps popping up.

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The actor-director says he was surprised at his removal from the state parks board in the wake of his opposition to a toll road. But he says he holds no hard feelings toward Schwarzenegger.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-clint26mar26,0,1332561.story
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« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2008, 04:46:26 AM »

I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With has a reference to Clint.

One of the character has the talent of naming how many times any actress has appeared naked in a movie and in which movies.  So another character appears and Jeff Garlin tells him to name an actress and make it an obscure one.  He names Kay Lenz.

"Great @$$.  Naked five times.  The best movie to see her naked in is 1973's Breezy.  Directed by Mister Clint Eastwood."
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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2008, 11:26:09 PM »

I watched an old Frasier episode on DVD the other day from season 3, '95-'96.  I didn't remember it & just noticed all the Clint references.  The title of it was "High Crane Drifter."  In it, someone tells Frasier he's "Dirty Harry meets Emily Post."  And a bit later he says, "Go ahead, Daphne, make my eggs."

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« Reply #43 on: April 05, 2008, 04:48:07 AM »

A few computergame referencces that has come to mind :

Battlefield Vietnam by EA Games.

When you're in the american camp it is announced in between the old rock music that is played through the loudspeakers of the camp that;  Tonight's movie is going to be The outlaw josey wales with Clint Eastwood.

City of heroes by NC Soft

The evil organisation Arachnos, has several bad guys (called Operatives) you can fight. These all have names based on known movie villians (Kurgan, Lo Pan etc.) so you at some point you can go and fight Operative Scorpio.

Also In a cityarea called the Rikti warzone there's a area called Heart Break Ridge.
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2008, 11:33:32 PM »

All right, maybe I'm hallucinating ... I seldom watch commercial TV other than for baseball games. But I'm watching a movie on a channel that shows commercials and I could have sworn I heard the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly ... in a commercial for Pillsbury crescents?  :D
Aaaaaahhh at last! That was driving me nuts. I remember seeing that commercial last week, but when I was about to post about it here, I realized I had forgotten what the commercial was for  :D

A few computergame referencces that has come to mind :

Battlefield Vietnam by EA Games.

When you're in the american camp it is announced in between the old rock music that is played through the loudspeakers of the camp that;  Tonight's movie is going to be The outlaw josey wales with Clint Eastwood.
Really? I have that game on my PC. I've never really paid attention to what was being said on the speakers, though. I'll listen more carefully next time. Love the music on that game btw -have the OST on my Ipod  ;)
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« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2008, 04:03:18 AM »

I found this story about a new jazz book with a foreward by Clint.

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Playing the Changes: Milt Hinton's Life in Stories and Photographs (Vanderbilt University Press), edited by David G. Berger and Holly Maxson.


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The book includes a CD on which Hinton talks and plays, as well as a foreword by Clint Eastwood, probably the most serious jazz fan in the world of celebrities ("Hinton's body of work has inspired and guided me in my musical journey").

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EDIT: Found some more info on the book at Milt Hinton's website.
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« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2008, 06:34:50 AM »

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« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2008, 05:28:28 PM »

Iron Maiden song Where Eagles Dare is about the movie with the same name ;) BUT Bruce Dickinson b4 playing the song live said "WHEREVER THE PROBLEM IS, CLINT EASTWOOD IS GONNA FIX IT,, WHERE EAGLES DARE", and next time "Broadsword calling Danny Boy" ;)
and in his rock show he said "well punk do you feel lucky, do ya" and when there was some western theme song he said "why noone thought about this b4, laughed and played that famous one from gba and said talking about the Man with no name,,,,"
 funny thing is that in pink caddy and heartbrake ridge man appears in Iron Maiden tshirt ;)
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« Reply #48 on: July 07, 2008, 08:41:14 PM »

I'd almost forgotten about this thread. Time to revive it for Meryl Streep's comment in yesterday's New York Times. She had been asked about her experience working on the soon-to-be-released film version of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia!, with its unusually female-weighted production team (director, screenwriter, co-producer, art director, costume designer, editor)

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Ms. Streep, in a separate telephone interview, also remarked that the set had been an uncommonly happy one. Quoting Ms. Roth [the costume designer], with whom she has been friends since “Silkwood,” she said that “Mamma Mia!” was “fun every single day.” It wasn’t “a gender-based vibe,” she said. “It just felt like some of the wonderful movies that I’ve been on when they’re really clicking.” On some of those films, she noted, “there wasn’t a woman in sight.”

But she credited Ms. Lloyd [the director] with setting the tone on “Mamma Mia!” “She has a really gentle way with the command position,” Ms. Streep said. “I told her she reminded of me of Clint Eastwood — real quiet, but real strong.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/06/movies/06gold.html
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« Reply #49 on: August 04, 2008, 09:13:16 AM »

What's with Batman's voice in 'Dark Knight'? article on CNN.com.

Apparently, Bale's voice is raspier voice than in the first Batman movie, which prompted critics to compare his new tone of voice to Clint Eastwood's. Well, the 'offspring of CE and a grizzly bear' LOL


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NEW YORK (AP) -- Though "The Dark Knight" has been a bona fide cultural event, boasting rave reviews and boffo box office, it hasn't been immune to criticism. Some have quibbled with its political undercurrents, and others have criticized a muddled theme.

But here's the critique most widely held: Why does Batman talk like the offspring of Clint Eastwood and a grizzly bear? [...]

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« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2008, 02:15:31 PM »

Nice article about Clint's love of jazz.

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« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2008, 07:37:47 PM »

I've changed the thread title to reflect its original purpose. Most stories that are entirely about Clint, even if they're brief, can go in new threads, or see if they won't fit into an existing thread about the project that the story is related to.  :)

The Schofield Kid thought the above piece about Clint's love of jazz wasn't really news, so he put it in here. I guess it's a matter of feeling. I'll try not to get all "thread police-y" about it. ;)

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« Reply #52 on: August 27, 2008, 08:18:55 AM »

I've changed the thread title to reflect its original purpose.
I just noticed the change of title  O0 Better.

What's with Batman's voice in 'Dark Knight'? article on CNN.com.

Apparently, Bale's voice is raspier voice than in the first Batman movie, which prompted critics to compare his new tone of voice to Clint Eastwood's. Well, the 'offspring of CE and a grizzly bear'
Coming back to this for a second, Bale should have asked Eastwood for some advice, because it just didn't work for me. Really annoying. It's like he tried real hard to 'do the Eastwood voice' -and failed miserably.
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« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2008, 04:17:26 AM »

Monterey Jazz Festival's Family Day
Posted: 2008-08-27

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... Macy's, Yamaha, Best Buy Team Up To Host Family Day On Sunday, September 21 At Monterey Fairgrounds

Additional Grounds Artists Include Kurt Elling, Christian McBride Quintet, Kyle Eastwood, Trio M, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, Jamie Davis Big Band, La Tuque Bleue, Brass Menaeri, Hammond B3 Blowout With Brian Auger's Oblivion Express & Barbara Dennerlein Trio, Conversations With Jamie Cullum & Clint Eastwood, Cannonball Adderley Panel, Jazz Film With The Albert Ayler Story & More! ...

... Adults can also get in on the musical education with informative and enlightening presentations and panels about jazz artists -- including a sure-to-be packed conversation in Dizzy's Den with British superstar Jamie Cullum and iconic film legend, Clint Eastwood. Also on the docket is the panel discussion “The Cannonball Legacy Rolls On" presented by the Jazz Journalist Association, with astute commentary from musicians Gregg Field, Roy McCurdy, and Tom Scott; legendary record producer Orrin Keepnews; NEA Jazz Master John Levy; and noted journalists Scott Yanow and Dan Ouellette. ...

... As usual, the grounds will also be filled with the sounds of jazz and beyond, with the lineup of La Tuque Bleue, Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, the Kyle Eastwood Band and the Jamie Davis Big Band on the Garden Stage; and the Christian McBride Quintet and Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings Coltrane/Hartman featuring Ernie Watts & the Laurence Hobgood Trio in Dizzy's Den. Also making a groovy return on Sunday is the Hammond B3 Blowout in the Night Club, with the superlative Barbara Dennerlein Trio and Brian Auger's Oblivion Express topping the night off on a funky note on the Bill Berry Stage. ...

Link to full article: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=22304

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« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2008, 02:56:29 PM »

Times online has an interview with Kevin Costner that has a few quotes from David Valdez about Costner working with Clint in A Perfect World.

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“It’s hard not to change when you become the biggest movie star in the world,” he continues. “You see someone’s confidence grow when they have hit after hit. They are surrounded by people who tell them what they want to hear. Kevin found himself in a rarefied atmosphere.” However, David Valdes, who also worked with Costner at the back-end of his A-list period as a producer on the 1993 Clint Eastwood movie, A Perfect World, did not notice an oversized ego. “There wasn’t much sign of a guy who was then demanding $20m a movie,” says Valdes. “Although he was much more than a hired gun. Normally actors turn up, do their thing, then you see them months later for publicity. Kevin gives you much more. He’s part of the movie from start to finish.”

Does that mean he muscled in on Eastwood’s patch? “No!” laughs Valdes. “But then you don’t when there’s an 800lb gorilla for a director. I’ve done 17 films with Clint, and no one gets in the editing suite with him except the editor, and sometimes, me. Kevin was very respectful.”


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Still, the future is bright. Several industry players say Costner is Eastwood’s natural heir as the grand old man of the western. The man himself is confident. “The western is our Shakespeare,” says Costner. “I’m comfortable in the genre. I know where the drama is.”

“You know, there was a time, when John Wayne died, when I had a conversation with Clint Eastwood,” adds Valdes. “I asked him if he was going to step into the Duke’s boots. I think we could have the same conversation with Kevin now. I can’t see anyone else doing it.”


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« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2008, 08:22:35 PM »

Wow, how many westerns has Costner made?  Not many.  I think it's just 3.  Dances With Wolves is great and so is Open Range;  Robert Duvall was great in that movie and so was Costner.  I can't say the same for Wyatt Earp because I was disappointed upon first viewing.  I can't remember if I'd seen Kurt Russell's Tombstone movie before or after, but it didn't help because I loved his portrayal of Earp above and beyond Costner's.  Wyatt Earp seemed too long.  I've come to appreciate it a little more over the years and will check it out again probably sooner than later because I've been on a western movie kick lately.

Compared to The Duke, Eastwood made a fraction of westerns himself, like that of Costner compared to Eastwood but the difference isn't as great because John Wayne made dozens.  Of Eastwood's 10, I consider 7 to be amongst the best of the genre.  I dislike Two Mules For Sister Sara, Joe Kidd and Pale Rider.  I loved watching The Big Valley, Bonanza and The Rifleman when I was a kid, so Eastwood's westerns with Leone was a whole new world and I became an instant fan. 

After seeing Open Range I remember thinking how interesting it would be to see Costner and Eastwood work together on a western.  Call me pessimistic but I doubt it'll happen.  Oh yeah, how can I forget Silverado?  That's another favorite but not strictly a Costner vehicle.  Still, he did well in it.  It's a tough call trying to pick which is better, Dances With Wolves or Open Range so for now I guess I'd have to call it a tie. 

Could Costner take over for Eastwood?  Possibly.  It looks like he's the most likely candidate.
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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2008, 09:43:02 AM »

If I mention a danish "actor"  ::) called Sven-Ole Thorsen here, I'll probably be met with a lot of blank stares. You may best remember him (Sven! Not Troy McClure ;) ) as the big gladiator with the tigers that Russel Crowe fights towards the end of Gladiator.
In Denmark he is mainly known for his close friendship with Arnold Schwarzenegger, and his career has mainly been minor parts in many of Arnold's movies.
About half a year ago he wrote his life story, and got it published under the danish title Stærk mand i Hollywood (trans: Strong man in Hollywood)
I borrowed it from a friend recently, with the promise of a story about Clint Eastwood in it, and thus began to read it.
It was a very easy book to read (Sven-Ole aren't a bookish type ;) ) but I found it interesting how truthful he was about his use of steroids, and all the troubles that went along with it. Huge fits of rage due to the steroids, and a broken marriage among some of the things that has happened to him, and I have to admit that he really seems to be pouring his heart into this book, and is painfully frank and truthful about his choices in life.

I don't know if it has been translated into other languages than danish, so I've taken the time to translate/edit the parts about Clint Eastwood so you could get a chance to read it.
There's very little in the text that I (and you) didn't know about Clint Eastwood before reading it, but here it is. I've also taken the liberty to add the private photos of Sven-Ole and Clint that is enclosed in the book.

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THE MAN (Headline in English)

One day Arnold [Shwarzenegger] asked me if I would do him a favour. Clint Eastwood was making a movie called “Pink Cadillac”, and he wanted to rent Arnold’s [movable] gym. And if I wanted to drive up to Greenville and set it up for him?
Naturally I wanted to do that, so I drove to Greenville in Arnold’s trailer and put it up in a old abandoned school. It took three days, and then I spend a day preparing a training program for Clint eastwood and demonstrated the equipment.
Clint Eastwood had trained before, but i managed to teach him some tricks. I explained to him, that when you lift a weight, it’s not just about lifting it, and then dumping it. You have to lower it slowly so you build muscles, both when lifting it and lowering it.
It’s a small detail which many people overlook. I'll gladly take credit that Clint Eastwood's biceps are really nice in “Pink Cadillac”.

After the training he asked me how much he owed me. I assured him that it had been a honor, but he insisted on some sort of payment.
‘In that case, can I get a part in your movie?. I am both a actor and a stuntman’
He immediately agreed on that. I read the script through and found a part, I thought I could handle, with some shooting and a single line.
Among other things there would be a scene where Eastwood walks into a bar. He plays various roles during the movie, and in this scene he pretends He's a hick who chews tobacco. During the scene he notice my tattoo that says “Death before Dishonor”. My line was: “Words we live by!”

When I had to play the scene, I got very nervous. It was really hard for me to say the line. To begin with I spoke to loud. I wanted to be sure that they could hear me.
Clint Eastwood looked kindly on me and said: “ You don't have to speak so loud, we got a microphone right above you.”
“Pink Cadillac” was directed by Buddy Van Horn. He was better known as a stunt coordinator, but he had directed three of Clint Eastwood's movies. Though I felt that it was Clint eastwood who was the real director.
Greenville, where we shot the movie was a tiny lumber-city in North California with barely a 1000 inhabitants.
The crew lived in small cottages, about 30-40, and I had my own. Besides that there was a main building, where Clint Eastwood lived.
It was owned by one of his friends, the radio host Bill Wattenburg.
He was very protective of Clint Eastwood, and  furious about us stuntmen, because we dragged mud into the main buildings common area. We had to wipe our feet, and was not allowed to smoke or drink.
Clint Eastwood himself was completely down-to-earth, and appeared to be a completely regular guy in jeans. At one point we were in a small restaurant in Greenville, where he drank beer and danced with the local women. When a drunk guy got too interfering, Bill Wattenburg pulled a gun.
Then Clint eastwood got mad: “ What are you doing, man? Are you out of control? Get that gun away!”

  [ Then some passages follows where Clint isn't mentioned, but Sven has to go home to Los Angeles because his wife Anniqa is in having a new crisis due to excessive drinking. Clint Eastwood asks Bill Wattenburg to borrow Sven a truck so he can get to Reno, so he can catch a plane.]

Clint eastwood has been in the movie business since 1955, began to direct in the 70S and started his own production company in the 80S.
He has even begun to compose music for his movies. The movie crew always spoke of THE MAN. To begin with I didn't know who they were talking about, but I soon found out. There is only ONE Clint Eastwood.
Off the set of “Pink Cadillac” I got a pretty good impression of him. He made things happen, so that everyone had fun. When we had to move stuff around on the set, he helped along. It was a pleasure seeing him working, always relaxed while being in full control.
Early in the morning, during the first days I came over to his room and knocked on his door to follow him to his daily training. When I had done so for three-four days in a row I heard him speak from within his room :” Sven, You don't have to come and knock on my door. I can walk there easily myself.”
And of course he should be allowed to do so, I thought. After all he is THE MAN.
Clint Eastwood's private car was a old police car. The seats was a bit broken, and it could use a new paint job, but when you lifted the hood, you could see a brand new race car engine. That was Clint Eastwood's witty way of spending his money: To have a old car with a brand new engine.

One evening I saw a side of Clint Eastwood which surprised me a lot.
He and Bill watenburg had invited me to a cozy evening with drinks, where Clint Eastwood sat and told about his experiences in the movie business.
Late in the evening he went and sat at a piano and began to play jazz. Damn. That was Dirty Harry who was playing the piano! The hairs on my head stood straight up. Clint Eastwood is really a man who has more sides than most people are aware of.
 



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« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2008, 02:00:27 PM »

Thank you for going to the trouble to translate and post that section of the book Dane.  It was a nice read.  :)
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« Reply #58 on: September 17, 2008, 11:45:54 PM »

Nice story Dane thanks. :)
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« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2008, 05:08:32 AM »

Thanks, Dane! (And nice to see you posting again.)

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