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« on: November 20, 2017, 11:56:26 AM »

Drama: Million Dollar Baby
Bio: Changeling
Action: Sudden Impact
Western: High Plains Drifter
Crime: Absolute Power
War: American Sniper
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 08:22:09 PM »

Nice idea for a topic!  8)

Off the top of my head:

Western: Unforgiven
Police/Crime: Tightrope
Romance: The Bridges of Madison County
Comedy: Bronco Billy
War: Letters from Iwo Jima
Biopic: Bird

The genre boundaries might be a little fluid is some cases. ;)

Anyone else have a list?   :)
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 08:44:43 PM »

Comedy - Pink Cadillac
Drama - Gran Torino
Action - Escape from Alcatraz
War - Heartbreak Ridge
Crime - A Perfect World (yes he was a cop but Kevin Costner was the star so crime.....)
Police Procedural - Dirty Harry
Romance - Bridges of Madison County
Western - Unforgiven

So many great films.....
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 10:29:51 PM »

I would put A Perfect World under drama. Escape From Alcatraz doesn't seem like an action movie.
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 11:10:37 PM »

How would you classify Escape from Alcatraz, bledstein? Of course, "Prison movie/Prison escape movie" could be considered a genre (or genres) in its own right.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2017, 11:55:16 PM »

I would put A Perfect World under drama. Escape From Alcatraz doesn't seem like an action movie.
Can see A Perfect World in a couple of genres.....I looked at it as crime as there was the prison breakout at the start, a couple of robberies and gun play in it. Drama it definitely is but I was looking at it more as a crime flick.

Escape is action to me.  :)

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 12:35:31 AM »

A Perfect World could also be classed as a road movie.  :)
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 06:12:32 AM »

Drama: The Beguiled
Police: Dirty Harry
Crime: Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
Western: Unforgiven
War: Kelly's Heroes
Comedy: Bronco Billy
Action: In the Line of Fire
Suspense: Play Misty for Me

Indeed genre boundaries can be pretty loose, but I like the idea of the thread.

Comedy is especially tricky. I laugh more in movies like The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly than I do in any of his comedies, yet I wouldn't list GBU as being a comedy. And a "police" and "crime" film could be very similar, but I'm distinguishing between Eastwood as a cop and Eastwood as a thief.

There's so many great movies that could fit into drama. Honkytonk Man would be a favorite as well. And I suppose there's enough humor that I could list it as being my favorite Eastwood comedy.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 05:45:52 PM »

Western: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Police/Crime: Dirty Harry
Comedy: Bronco Billy
War: Letters from Iwo Jima
Biopic: Can we go with White Hunter, Black Heart?   ???
Drama:  A Perfect World
Bonus film favorite (one film that doesn't make the #1 spot in a genre, but deserves special recognition):  Gran Torino
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 08:01:40 PM »

White Hunter Black Heart is acceptable. A Perfect World is my second favorite Eastwood movie behind Million Dollar Baby.
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 09:36:07 PM »

Gran Torino could be the #1 film in the Grumpy Old Man genre! ;)
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 10:18:13 AM »

Western         Josey Wales
Cop Drama.    Dirty Harry (Tightrope close second)
Bio                Bird
War.               Heartbreak Ridge ( Letters From Iwo Jima so close in second but just love Eastwood's
                     Performance in Ridge
Comedy.         Bronco Billy
Boxing Film.    Million Dollar Baby
Film about a country singer during the depression. Honkytonk Man

Best drama  with no Clint appearance. Mystic River
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 03:15:34 PM »

Honkytonk Man is my favorite Eastwood movie.
I'd say it counts as a road movie, doesn't it?
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 12:40:51 AM »

Besides being Clint's best film about a country singer in the Depression, I would say Honkytonk Man definitely counts as a road movie!  :D
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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 01:57:06 AM »

Road movie is good... :)

I think it's possibly my favourite too... At least level with maybe a few others..
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« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2017, 12:18:06 PM »

Western: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Police/Crime: Dirty Harry
Romance: The Bridges of Madison County
Comedy: Every Which Way But Loose
War: Kelly's Heroes
Biopic: Jersey Boys
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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2017, 04:06:39 AM »

Western : the dollars trilogy
Police/Crime : Dirty Harry
Romance : The Bridges of Madison County
Comedy : Any which way you can
War : Where eagles dare
Biopic : White hunter, black heart  ;)
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« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2017, 09:08:18 PM »



Comedy - The Witches
Drama - White Hunter Black Heart
Action - The Gauntlet
War - Letters From Iwo Jima
Crime - Tightrope
Romance - The Beguiled
Western - Joe Kidd
Bio: Bird
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« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2017, 12:27:19 PM »

Stretching the definition of Road Movies with these from Eastwood:

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot is a road movie of sorts
Definitely Honkytonk Man
A Perfect World
The Gauntlet
Two Mules for Sister Sarah
The Good The Bad and The Ugly
The Outlaw Josey Wales

(last three are Trail Movies ;))
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« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2017, 06:36:20 PM »

Good list, Matt ... and how about Bronco Billy?

We could have a new thread on familiar film genres, and which Eastwood films fit into them. It might be surprising how many would fit into several.
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