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« Reply #920 on: October 25, 2020, 10:13:55 AM »

That's quite a story, AKA. If you are wondering how a book that was never published got "cataloged" by book distributors, etc.: A lot of the cataloging of new books that libraries use isn't done by the libraries. It is simply taken from information supplied by the publisher before the book is ever published, without anyone actually seeing the book. The Library of Congress does this (see the copyright page of almost any book published nowadays), but book wholesalers and distributors do it also. Then, when the book reaches libraries from these sources, it's already cataloged. Someone can slap on a call number and a barcode, and it goes straight to the shelf. And if it never does reach libraries, for instance because the author never finished it (but he had a contract with the publisher, who had made plans for publication) ... well, sometimes that data might stick around in the welter of interlocking information systems libraries use, and the book becomes a "ghost": Reported in bibliographical sources, but never existed in real life.

Bibliographical ghosts actually have a long history in the world of bibliography and book collecting: Someone makes a mistake in the "metadata" (or catalog record/entry in a bibliography), and others copy it. If anyone's interested, here is a short treatise on the subject from 1920:

Bibliographical Ghosts, by George Watson Cole.
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« Reply #921 on: October 25, 2020, 12:08:38 PM »

That's fascinating, AKA. That does sound like an interesting story. If Clint Eastwood optioned a book I was writing (or any other filmmaker for that matter), I would have definitely did whatever I could to finish the novel.
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« Reply #922 on: October 25, 2020, 12:43:38 PM »

Very interesting.. 👍
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« Reply #923 on: October 27, 2020, 12:44:44 AM »

Interesting story, AKA23
I suppose that we do not know all the Clint projects that failed
For instance, when Blood Work was released, I have read that Clint was looking for a story in order to make a Dirty Harry film
But that could just be a rumor
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« Reply #924 on: December 19, 2020, 05:48:12 PM »

The trial of the Thalys attack on August 21, 2015, is due to open on November 16 before the specially composed assize court in Paris. According to France Inter information, among the witnesses expected at the hearing, a certain ... Clint Eastwood


https://www.franceinter.fr/justice/proces-de-l-attentat-rate-du-thalys-clint-eastwood-convoque-a-l-audience

This trial has now concluded ... I'm pretty sure Clint didn't actually testify. I wonder if he submitted a deposition of some sort?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/17/world/europe/france-train-attack-trial.html

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By Constant M?heut

    Dec. 17, 2020

PARIS -- Four men involved in a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in 2015 that was foiled only by the courageous action of other passengers were convicted of attempted murder, complicity and criminal terrorist association, and sentenced to prison terms ranging from seven years to life.

Ayoub El Khazzani, who is accused of being the main attacker on the train, was sentenced to life in prison.

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According to the testimony, a French citizen, who has been identified only by his first name, Damien, was the first to tackle the attacker, quickly followed by another passenger, Mark Moogalian, who has dual French and American citizenship. Mr. Moogalian struggled with Mr. El Khazzani and was wounded by a bullet fired by the assailant, the court heard.

The three other Americans -- Anthony Sadler; Alek Skarlatos, a specialist in the National Guard from Oregon; and Airman First Class Spencer Stone of the U.S. Air Force, who were all friends on a vacation -- then joined the fight and managed to subdue the assailant, according to prosecutors. Mr. El Khazzani's guns malfunctioned, the court was told, hampering his attack.

Mr. Skarlatos told the Paris court that when he first saw the gunman appear in the train car, 'It felt like time stopped.' As he joined other passengers in an attempt to overpower him, Mr. Skarlatos said that the assailant had fought back furiously. First, Mr. Skarlatos said, he brandished the assault rifle, then a pistol and, finally, a box cutter in the chaotic clash.

'In my mind, we were supposed to die that day,' Mr. Skarlatos said, noting that the attack had changed his life.

Mr. El Khazzani was eventually subdued on the floor of the train carriage and bound up with a tie, prosecutors said. The train rerouted to Arras, in northern France, where the police arrested him.

The heroism of the passengers later became the focus of a Clint Eastwood movie, 'The 15:17 to Paris.' Mr. Moogalian, Mr. Sadler, Mr. Skarlatos and Mr. Stone were among eight people later awarded the Legion of Honor, France's highest award, for their roles in thwarting the attack.


Alek Skarlatos, left, Anthony Sadler, center, and Mark Moogalian outside the court in Paris in November. They were among the passengers who managed to stop the attack.Credit...Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters
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« Reply #925 on: December 22, 2020, 12:00:17 PM »

I learned an interesting tidbit of information while reading an interview by John Lee Hancock, the director of Denzel Washington's new crime thriller, "The Little Things," which is debuting on HBO max next month. Apparently, according to Hancock, who also wrote "A Perfect World," Clint Eastwood was once attached to this project.

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DEADLINE: For you to direct?

HANCOCK: No. A Perfect World had come out, with Clint Eastwood. I wasn?t directing yet. I had a three-picture deal at Warner Bros based on A Perfect World and one of those was a blind picture deal with Steven Spielberg. At the time, Steven was attached for a bit and then felt it was too dark for him. He had just done Schindler?s List and wanted to do something else. Clint was attached for a bit, I went through many discussions with Warren Beatty about it, then Danny DeVito when he was directing a lot. I started directing in earnest with The Rookie around 2002. Mark Johnson had always been the producer, and he would come to me every two or so years when someone was interested. He?d ask, do you want to direct it? I had little kids at the time and wasn?t sure I wanted to live in that dark a place for two years. Then I had conversations with two friends, Scott Frank and Brian Helgeland, both were big fans of the script, and they encouraged me to direct it. They loved the script.

https://deadline.com/2020/12/the-little-things-john-lee-hancock-30-year-odyssey-denzel-washington-rami-malek-jared-leto-hbo-max-controversy-1234660476/
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« Reply #926 on: December 22, 2020, 01:05:54 PM »

I hadn't heard anything about The Little Things. That looks interesting. I guess Eastwood would have been interested in doing the lead. I see Hancock wrote the screenplay to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil too.
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« Reply #927 on: February 19, 2021, 04:55:21 AM »

I found an article from Indiewire, in which Bee Vang, who played Thao Vang Lor in Gran Torino, talks about the fact that Gran Torino could have mainstreamed anti-Asian racism in America:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiewire.com/2021/02/gran-torino-actor-clint-eastwood-asia-racism-1234617752/amp/

Here is an essay of Bee Vang, published in NBC News:

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/covid-19-era-s-anti-asian-racism-isn-t-new-ncna1258184

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« Reply #928 on: February 19, 2021, 09:50:57 AM »

Hocine, we already have a thread on this, so I posted your comment in that thread, along with excerpts of the article that discuss Gran Torino. Let's continue the discussion there.

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=9653.msg244083#new
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« Reply #929 on: July 28, 2021, 05:33:56 PM »

In my opinion, this is a little bit of an odd choice for a host channel for Clint's films, but posting because the article mentions two new documentaries, which may feature Clint.

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Fox Nation Enlists Clint Eastwood to Help Fight Streaming Wars

By Brian Steinber

Fox Nation has enlisted a new face to help it navigate TV?s streaming wars.

As part of a licensing pact with WarnerMedia?s Warner Bros. studio, the Fox News-backed streaming outlet will offer six classic films featuring Clint Eastwood throughout the month of August, along with two original documentary specials made to accompany the movies. The films to be shown include 1971?s ?Dirty Harry,? which is in the midst of its 50th anniversary, 1976?s ?The Enforcer,? ?1983?s ?Sudden Impact,? 1988?s ?The Dead Pool,? 1985?s ?Pale Rider? and 1986?s ?Heartbreak Ridge.?

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/fox-nation-clint-eastwood-streaming-fox-news-1235029284/
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« Reply #930 on: March 15, 2022, 03:39:11 PM »

A company is producing some Man with No Name and Dirty Harry action figures. The likeness to Eastwood is, I think, quite good.

If you're interested in checking them out, you can do that at the below links. They can also be pre-ordered here:

https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/clint-eastwood-the-man-with-no-name-sideshow%20collectibles-100451
https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/clint-eastwood-harry-callahan-sideshow%20collectibles-100452
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« Reply #931 on: March 15, 2022, 03:42:01 PM »

Eastwood recently gave an interview to his local paper reminiscing about his experience in the military at Ford Ord. The article also has some nice photos of him. There is nothing related to his filmmaking career that I saw in this article.

https://www.montereyherald.com/2022/02/26/clint-eastwoods-memories-of-being-a-lifeguard-at-fort-ord-pool/
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« Reply #932 on: April 12, 2022, 02:34:45 PM »

Watched a great documentary Django and Django on Netflix (narrated by Tarantino) about the Italian film director Sergio Corbucci who made a bunch of Italian spaghetti westerns in the 60's. Some mention of Eastwood and Leone in this doc with a few behind the scenes videos of Clint making the Leone's films.  Based on what was shown re Corbucci's movie The Mercenary, I was able to find this free on my cable.  It's a must watch movie for fans of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly for some fascinating scenes that are right out of Leone's film.

For Eastwood fans who have Netflix, I highly recommend the documentary as well as The Mercenary movie.....
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« Reply #933 on: April 13, 2022, 04:33:23 AM »

Thank you for recommending this documentary, exit00. Somehow it had slipped me up to this point, but I gave it a watch and I enjoyed it very much. My favorite Corbucci film has got to be The Great Silence.
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« Reply #934 on: April 13, 2022, 05:28:48 AM »

Thank you for recommending this documentary, exit00. Somehow it had slipped me up to this point, but I gave it a watch and I enjoyed it very much. My favorite Corbucci film has got to be The Great Silence.

yeah, I was lucky that my film club showed The Great Silence on the big screen at the Alamo theater and I thought it was great.  The other day I watched the Corbucci movie Navajo Joe with Burt Reynolds... which wasn't that great but very entertaining.   That doc made me wonder what if Eastwood had ended up doing a Corbucci movie instead of the Leone one....
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« Reply #935 on: April 13, 2022, 09:09:15 AM »

I believe the story that Tarantino tells in the documentary about his fictional character, Rick Dalton, taking Corbucci for Leone was real, and it happened to Burt Reynolds after Clint spoke to him highly of his Italian director friend, Sergio.
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« Reply #936 on: April 13, 2022, 02:35:26 PM »

That sounds like a good documentary. I don't currently have Netflix but will probably get it sometime in the next few months, so I'll have to check it out then. Thanks for the recommendation.
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