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« Reply #260 on: October 05, 2018, 09:53:10 AM »

It's only the first teaser trailer. They always make them like that. There will be more, folks, be patient!
And I think Eastwood's monologue above all the pictures makes a great statement just what this movie is all about.
I love it!
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« Reply #261 on: October 05, 2018, 11:46:29 AM »



               Tremendous trailer.... I don't think I've ever seen Eastwood look so vulnerable........
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« Reply #262 on: October 05, 2018, 04:16:40 PM »

Don't think I've been this excited from a Clint trailer since seeing the Unforgiven trailer for the first time.  And what a great facial shot of Clint at the end.... wow.
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« Reply #263 on: October 05, 2018, 04:40:13 PM »

Just saw "A Star Is Born." As I expected, the trailer for this played before it. It sure was a thrill to see Eastwood back on the big screen again!
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« Reply #264 on: October 05, 2018, 09:54:27 PM »

How was A Star Is Born? Wait, don't tell me here ... We have a thread for it!

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10424.0
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« Reply #265 on: October 05, 2018, 10:52:10 PM »

Haven't logged in here for months and only found out about this movie last night.

Very excited, thought he has retired from acting after Trouble with the Curve.
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« Reply #266 on: October 06, 2018, 12:03:51 AM »

Welcome back, PeterD! :)
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« Reply #267 on: October 06, 2018, 12:28:20 AM »

Just saw "A Star Is Born." As I expected, the trailer for this played before it. It sure was a thrill to see Eastwood back on the big screen again!

Told my wife that I'll accompany her on this one.She asked me why I would do such a thing.
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« Reply #268 on: October 06, 2018, 06:02:46 AM »

The Mule sounds great and seems close to Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby, at first sight.
But like AKA23 said, I need more. However I have a good feeling about this one.
There are some pretty good actors in supporting roles.
The story looks perfect for Clint Eastwood’s acting swansong.
What about a Best Actor Oscar nomination for Clint ?
Possible though the Academy is not particularly fond of his acting style.
For instance, during the last 25 years, he gave some of his best performances in In the Line of Fire, The Bridges of Madison County and Gran Torino but he wasn’t even nominated.
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« Reply #269 on: October 06, 2018, 05:41:46 PM »

The Academy tends to favor performances that are either quite showy, or which involve physical transformations. Eastwood doesn't tend to do either one of these types of performances, and "The Mule" doesn't appear to break that mold. Like Robert Redford, who may also be vying for an Oscar this year, Eastwood's always been a pretty naturalistic actor. The closest Eastwood got to doing a physical transformation was "Remembering Mark Twain," where he was to play Mark Twain as an older man, but that film never came to fruition.

I won't be that excited about Eastwood receiving a third Best Actor nomination that he doesn't win.  He does appear to be playing a much more vulnerable character than usual, but it's just a trailer, so it's tough to tell.

I think if it comes down to Eastwood or Redford, as long as Eastwood's performance doesn't blow Redford's out of the water, that Redford will be more likely to receive a nomination. He's a pretty liberal guy, unlike Eastwood, and he has a ton of goodwill in the industry from his support of The Sundance Film Festival, which really helped to give a platform that previously didn't exist to independent filmmakers. I think both will be seen as more attractive to the Academy than what Eastwood's done.
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« Reply #270 on: October 07, 2018, 04:27:03 AM »

Just watched the trailer.. Superb. Very excited about this movie...
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« Reply #271 on: October 07, 2018, 08:22:39 AM »

Just watched the trailer.. Superb. Very excited about this movie...

I read many comments online when the trailer was released and virtually everyone seemed to like it. The less is more approach that Warners took may have been the right one. Releasing it with “A Star is Born,” which appears to be a hit, was also a great choice to build awareness and drum up enthusiasm.
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« Reply #272 on: October 07, 2018, 09:22:09 AM »

The Mule's trailer has an impressive number of four and a half million views on YouTube in just three days. The 1517 to Paris has the same number since last year. We can simply expect The Mule to be a hit in the box office, a factor which is so important for Oscar consideration.
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« Reply #273 on: October 07, 2018, 02:11:54 PM »

The Mule's trailer has an impressive number of four and a half million views on YouTube in just three days. The 1517 to Paris has the same number since last year. We can simply expect The Mule to be a hit in the box office, a factor which is so important for Oscar consideration.
now five millions. ;-)
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« Reply #274 on: October 08, 2018, 02:31:58 AM »

now five millions. ;-)

Not surprising.  :) this is an exciting, intense and impressive trailer from the greatest of all time. Huge success is expected.
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« Reply #275 on: October 08, 2018, 05:34:16 AM »

The Academy tends to favor performances that are either quite showy, or which involve physical transformations. Eastwood doesn't tend to do either one of these types of performances, and "The Mule" doesn't appear to break that mold. Like Robert Redford, who may also be vying for an Oscar this year, Eastwood's always been a pretty naturalistic actor. The closest Eastwood got to doing a physical transformation was "Remembering Mark Twain," where he was to play Mark Twain as an older man, but that film never came to fruition.

I won't be that excited about Eastwood receiving a third Best Actor nomination that he doesn't win.  He does appear to be playing a much more vulnerable character than usual, but it's just a trailer, so it's tough to tell.

I think if it comes down to Eastwood or Redford, as long as Eastwood's performance doesn't blow Redford's out of the water, that Redford will be more likely to receive a nomination. He's a pretty liberal guy, unlike Eastwood, and he has a ton of goodwill in the industry from his support of The Sundance Film Festival, which really helped to give a platform that previously didn't exist to independent filmmakers. I think both will be seen as more attractive to the Academy than what Eastwood's done.

I agree with you, AKA23.
However, a third Best Actor nomination for Clint would be a new recognition from the Academy.
Of course, Clint doesn’t need Oscars.
He won 2 Best Director Oscars and 2 Best Picture Oscars.
He was even selected for the Irving G. Thalberg Award.
Clint had already played vulnerable men, mentally (Firefox, Tightrope, Unforgiven, In the Line of Fire, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Trouble with the Curve) or physically (The Beguiled, Honkytonk Man, Unforgiven, Blood Work, Gran Torino, Trouble with The Curve).
But what I see in The Mule’s trailer seems to be unprecedented.
Though it’s too soon to predict anything, Clint has his chances by now.
The main contenders for Best Actor Oscar seem to be Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman.
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« Reply #276 on: October 08, 2018, 10:40:16 AM »

Can't wait for the poster so, here is an unofficial one that I found around the web

https://www.reddit.com/r/MoviePosterPorn/comments/9m9bo7/the_mule_clint_eastwood_poste_22003143/

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« Reply #277 on: October 08, 2018, 11:20:18 AM »

I assumed that the cover art on the official website was the official poster. If you click on the X when the trailer appears, you'll see it.

Is it not?

http://www.themulefilm.com

I actually like that fan poster better!
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« Reply #278 on: October 08, 2018, 11:36:04 AM »

I have seen it. Don't want to believe this is the poster . Just a teaser seems  better. .. or not ?
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« Reply #279 on: October 08, 2018, 03:52:33 PM »

six millions .
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