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« Reply #1680 on: October 21, 2019, 11:14:53 PM »


   Like the movie, but thought Rene Russo was miscast.

According to her biography, Sharon Stone was offered the part but turned it down because she thought that it wasn’t important enough.
Indeed, the main attraction of In the Line of Fire is the duel between Clint and John Malkovich.
Rene Russo isn’t the best actress in the world but she was ok.
Which actress would you have liked to see playing that part ?
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« Reply #1681 on: October 22, 2019, 09:43:40 AM »

I watched In The Line of Fire again last night... It's such a well made film with an absolute knockout performance
by Clint... (The whole cast are great)

Whilst watching it a thought occurred to me... Does Clint smile more in this film than any other ?

In the Line of Fire is the first Clint Eastwood picture that I have seen in a movie theater.
I was 11 years old then. In France, it was released in September 1993.
I remember that I went to the theater alone.
In the USA, it was rated R. But in France, it wasn’t restricted at all.
I was so excited to see « Blondie » on big screen for the first time in my life and I wasn’t disappointed.
I think that it remains one of his best performances.
In the Line of Fire is still entertaining and fine.
Ennio Morricone’s score is great and reminds me The Untouchables’ score.
I think that In the Line of Fire, in its look and in its atmosphere, is more hollywoodian than most of the Malpaso productions. What do you think about that ?
What do you think about that
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« Reply #1682 on: October 22, 2019, 10:56:10 PM »

I think you have a good point about the more "Hollywoodian" look, probably due to the fact that besides the director, Wolfgang Petersen, most of the crew weren't part of Eastwood's usual personnel—the cinematographer was John Bailey, the editor was Anne Coates, and of course Ennio Morricone, an old Hollywood pro by this time, did the score. David Valdes was about the only Malpaso regular around (besides Clint, of course), and he only served as executive producer. (I'm sure you know that it was not, in fact, called "a Malpaso production.")

By the way, I like Russo a lot in the part. That did seem like a bit of typical Eastwood casting: an actress who was strong, intelligent and beautiful in a way that was not "flavor of the month," as Clint has called it.
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« Reply #1683 on: October 23, 2019, 07:25:01 AM »

According to her biography, Sharon Stone was offered the part but turned it down because she thought that it wasn’t important enough.

Really?? I didn't know that. I liked Rene Russo but Sharon would have been great.
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« Reply #1684 on: October 23, 2019, 01:26:08 PM »



           Important enough?.... What exactly has Sharon Stone ever done that was important.?????.....I would had preferred Sigourney Weaver, Rachel Ticotin or Ellen Barkin for starters.
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« Reply #1685 on: October 23, 2019, 11:15:25 PM »


           Important enough?.... What exactly has Sharon Stone ever done that was important.?????.....I would had preferred Sigourney Weaver, Rachel Ticotin or Ellen Barkin for starters.

Yes, Sharon Stone considered that the female part of In the Line of Fire was not challenging for her.
I suppose that she just did Basic Instinct, which made her a star, when she was offered the part.
Maybe she thought that that role was just the love interest of Clint’s character.
In the 1980’s, Sharon Stone struggled to become a star.
If she really turned that part down, then she lost the opportunity to play with Clint Eastwood.
In my opinion, the best film she appeared in is by far, Martin Scorsese’s Casino.


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« Reply #1686 on: October 25, 2019, 08:30:17 AM »

Sharon is underrated. She did a great job in psycological drama Scissors (1991) and Streets of Blood, also she is extremely charismatic.
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« Reply #1687 on: October 26, 2019, 12:28:15 AM »

Agreeing with Hocine and KC..

The film does have a different look and feel to a Malpaso production. It feels bigger, " Hollywoodian" is right..
I do think its obvious watching it that Petersen is a big Eastwood fan. He treats him like a real star and the film is littered with
classic Eastwood moments , it's packed with scenes that are reminiscent of previous Clint movies. There's lots of humour, plenty of tension, a terrific baddie, a hero with a past and inner demons that haunt him, clashes with superiors and red tape, a great chase sequence across the rooftops, a partner who of course has to die. It's almost a "best of" in a slick and very well put together package.. A great film for Clint at this point in his career..
I really enjoyed it and the film still  holds up well... I personally think Ruso is great and wouldn't want to see anyone else in the role..
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« Reply #1688 on: November 13, 2019, 03:22:38 PM »



   Was watching The Witches yesterday. Silvana Mangano and Eastwood should had done another movie together.
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« Reply #1689 on: November 13, 2019, 04:43:39 PM »


   Like the movie, but thought Rene Russo was miscast.

Interesting. I've always liked her in the movie. She is of course way too young for the love interest (although we don't know how old the characters are supposed to be, she was 39 and Eastwood was 62), but other than that, her performance worked for me. Why did you feel Russo was miscast, Perry? You always have an interesting perspective that is sometimes outside of the box, so I like hearing from you.
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« Reply #1690 on: November 14, 2019, 02:04:08 PM »



To be honest AKA, I think I shared the same reason that she was too young and the budding romance was predictable. I just didn't believe it for a second. I do like the movie, but that aspect of it was eh...
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« Reply #1691 on: November 16, 2019, 02:30:46 PM »

What's the latest Eastwood movie you've seen?

For me, I watched Bird tonght.  It's only the fourth time I've seen the movie, despite the fact that it's just an incredible film, but it's a difficult one to watch as well, as we witness Charlie Parker's struggles with his music and his drug addiction.
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« Reply #1692 on: November 16, 2019, 02:35:52 PM »

i watched the mule today, clint is such a great actor really commands the screen, but i can relate in my own life to what was portrayed on screen, although i have not got anything to do with drugs. :smitten:
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« Reply #1693 on: December 29, 2019, 03:23:53 AM »

Escape From Alcatraz

I can return to this film over and over, I enjoy it so much.
The whole look and feel of it, all the performances. Great movie..
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« Reply #1694 on: January 02, 2020, 02:45:33 PM »

Watched  “Unforgiven” on dvd yesterday after picking up the 2 disc version for £1 from a local charity shop the day before. (Bargain like this being One of the benefits of discovering clints movies so long after the event!).

Will be rewatching soon so I can hear the directors commentary, and will then follow up with the rest of the extras later.

Think this is probably my favourite non-Leone film of clints.
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« Reply #1695 on: January 02, 2020, 03:12:04 PM »

Will be rewatching soon so I can hear the directors commentary, and will then follow up with the rest of the extras later.

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« Reply #1696 on: January 02, 2020, 11:24:32 PM »

Glad you spotted my deliberate mistake!! 😮😉
I meant Of course the film critics commentary.
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« Reply #1697 on: January 03, 2020, 06:04:00 AM »

Glad you spotted my deliberate mistake!! 😮😉
I meant Of course the film critics commentary.

I thought there may have been  an actual directors commentary that I hadn’t heard about. 😀
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« Reply #1698 on: January 14, 2020, 03:59:25 PM »

Four more years of “Anniversary” films to go.  In 2014 I began with the 50th anniversary of A Fistful Of Dollars, followed by Clint’s movies released each following decade thereafter; 40th, 30th and so on where applicable. 

So here we are, another year and decade.  Continuing in chronological order, I revisited Two Mules For Sister Sara and Kelly’s Heroes.  I made the mistake of being distracted and became impatient, finding myself not wanting to finish watching them. 

Afterwards, my thought was to continue on to the next anniversary decade with Bronco Billy and Any Which Way You Can.  Instead, I decided to rewatch these two.

I am so glad I did!  With an opened mind I enjoyed them more than ever.  I don’t recall the last time I’ve seen these, but I do believe I came away enjoying them.  The difference between then and now is that for the first time, I look forward to watching them again, whenever that may be. 

 


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« Reply #1699 on: January 17, 2020, 07:29:58 PM »

I had the opportunity to watch the rest of the “Anniversary” films over the last few days.   Like Invictus last year, I skipped Hereafter.  I didn’t expect to finish so soon, but a window of opportunity presented itself and I took advantage. 

I began revisiting Clint Eastwood’s films in this manner in 2014, the 50 year anniversary of his first major starring role in A Fistful Of Dollars.  Looking ahead, I notice that next year there are half the amount of movies that fall into the anniversary category than there those that did this year; three films in 1971 and one in 2011.  It’ll be interesting to see what new projects come our way by 2024. 

There are a number of them I have come to appreciate more over the years even before I began this labor of love six years ago.  Since then, 2014, the notable standouts have been Pale Rider, Where Eagles Dare, Two Mules For Sister Sara and Kelly’s Heroes. 

I may try to revisit Play Misty For Me and The Beguiled again before next year.  I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen them.  After having watched White Hunter, Black Heart again I want to see African Queen.




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