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Holden Pike
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« on: December 10, 2002, 04:08:02 AM »

WARNING to Brits and whoever else hasn't seen the flick yet: post contains Blood Work SPOILERS



I remembered reading this a few weeks ago, but then I forgot which magazine it was in. I went through the stack, and it's the latest issue of Movieline (DEC/JAN 2003), with Courntey Cox Arquette on the cover. It's just a little profile on Blood Work co-star Jeff Daniels, who once again appears in the upcoming Civil War epic Gods and Generals as Colonel Chamberlain.

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The Eastwood bits...

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Q: How many actors have you met off-screen who don't give the larger-than-life appearance that they do on-screen?

JEFF DANIELS: Clint Eastwood. He's so low-key, laconic, regular, nonthreatening in person, but when they say "Rolling", you can see his back arch up and the chin drop and he turns his head and it's there.

Q: Did you write a song about costarring with him in Blood Work?

DANIELS: It's called "The Dirty Harry Blues", which is about what it's like getting shot by Clint Eastwood.

Q: What is it like being shot by Clint Eastwood?

DANIELS: It's an out-of-body experience because you can't get past that the 9mm handgun that is three feet away from your chest is being held by Dirty Harry.

Q: As a fellow director, did you pick Eastwood's brain about making films?

DANIELS: I've done some indies and I've found that distribution is a b!itch, so I talked to him about it. He told me the battles he had with Play Misty for Me: "Hang on to the rights. If you can four-wall it and keep more money, do it. Don't give away your movie."

Q: Have you worked with anyone else like him?

DANIELS: Clint reminded me of when I did Terms of Endearment and was in awe of Jack Nicholson. We shot for a couple weeks, and then Jack came in. Being a young actor, I thought, "Jack's got all the answers", but he didn't. He was making choices, guessing. Clint's the same way.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2002, 07:48:40 PM »

Q: Did you write a song about costarring with him in Blood Work?

DANIELS: It's called "The Dirty Harry Blues", which is about what it's like getting shot by Clint Eastwood.

Q: What is it like being shot by Clint Eastwood?

DANIELS: It's an out-of-body experience because you can't get past that the 9mm handgun that is three feet away from your chest is being held by Dirty Harry.


Thanks for posting that, Holden.

I wonder how the lyrics to "The Dirty Harry Blues" go? ;)... do you guys think the chorus is "make my day"?  ???  ;D
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