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« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2009, 05:00:25 AM »

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« Reply #41 on: December 12, 2009, 12:52:39 PM »

I'm on vacation this week and plan on seeing Invictus.  It looks interesting and Morgan Freeman is usually good.  

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« Reply #42 on: December 12, 2009, 07:17:28 PM »

I'm on vacation this week and plan on seeing Invictus.  It looks interesting and Morgan Freeman is usually good.   



Well, when you've seen it, please post your comments in the Who Saw Invictus? Members' Comments thread in the News forum. :)
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« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2009, 05:38:19 PM »

Done and done.

I've added Invictus and changed the status of Gran Torino.  I don't know why I didn't just give GT 5 stars to begin with.

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling***
Gran Torino*****
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A


***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.

best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Changeling***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A
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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2010, 09:02:20 AM »

An update to change the status of Changeling and Invictus.  I don't plan on seeing either again anytime soon.  I haven't yet seen Hereafter but I get the feeling I'll give that the same rating.  It's just not the same without Clint starring.  The only exception to this rule for me has been Mystic River with Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil a distant second.

Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews 2010

Best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A

***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.


best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil **
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Gran Torino*****
Invictus*
Hereafter N/A




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« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2011, 01:56:16 PM »

I saw Hereafter today and did not care for it.  I'm so not a fan of Eastwood movies he doesn't star in.

Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews 2011

Best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Breezy *
Firefox *
Bird *
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil *
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Invictus*
Hereafter*
J. Edgar N/A

***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.


best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy *
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird *
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil *
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers *
Letters From Iwo Jima *
Changeling*
Gran Torino*****
Invictus*
Hereafter *
J. Edgar N/A





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« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2011, 06:52:23 PM »

I just looked back over my list from 2005, and I think mine would stay about the same. Though I might grant Play Misty for Me that additonal half star to make it five stars, and I'd possibly add a whole star to The Eiger Sanction to make four stars, or at least make it three and a half.

And I'd still take issue with some of your one star ratings, Brian. ;) ;D
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« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2011, 10:32:34 PM »

I just looked back over my list from 2005, and I think mine would stay about the same. Though I might grant Play Misty for Me that additonal half star to make it five stars, and I'd possibly add a whole star to The Eiger Sanction to make four stars, or at least make it three and a half.

And I'd still take issue with some of your one star ratings, Brian. ;) ;D

Looking through my list there's a handful of titles I'm apt to change from 2 stars to 1 but I don't want to change anything for now.  Two examples are Joe Kidd and Thunderbolt And Lightfoot.  I honestly can't say they're 'good enough to return to from time to time', rather they're interesting enough because Eastwood is them.  I feel the same way about The Beguiled and The Eiger Sanction.  I'll leave my list as is for now.  If ever there's a more complete compilation than Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years At Warner Bros. then I may consider getting that and re-visiting my ratings.  I doubt they'd change very much and I won't even bother with the ones he's not starring in.  I know some will take issue with that, like your taking issue with some of my one-star ratings Christopher.  That's okay, though.  Variety is the spice of life and I'm grateful to have so many an Eastwood film to pick and choose from in the first place.


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« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2011, 10:15:48 AM »

I was referencing my very first post in this thread. ;D

Interesting list, Jed. I've never decided my star rating on every Eastwood movie.

I think I'd take an issue with your one star picks. ;)

The last one I gave a star rating for on page one of this thread was Million Dollar Baby, so here's roughly how I might rate the movies since:

Flags of Our Fathers ****
Letters from Iwo Jima *****
Changeling ****
Gran Torino ****
Invictus **1/2
Hereafter ***1/2
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« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2011, 08:34:24 PM »

I was referencing my very first post in this thread. ;D

The last one I gave a star rating for on page one of this thread was Million Dollar Baby, so here's roughly how I might rate the movies since:

Flags of Our Fathers ****
Letters from Iwo Jima *****
Changeling ****
Gran Torino ****
Invictus **1/2
Hereafter ***1/2

We definitely have different tastes but that's okay.  Out of those 6 movies the only one I see myself watching again is Gran Torino.  As for the rest, I'm sure I'd get far more out of reading the book versions and would like to read them.
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« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2011, 09:17:14 PM »

Of those six, Flags of Our Fathers was based on a published memoir by the son of one of the flag raisers; Letters from Iwo Jima was based n part on a collection of letters by General Kuribayashi; and Invictus was based on Playing the Enemy by John Carlin. The other three were original screenplays. There are no "book versions."
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« Reply #51 on: July 15, 2011, 07:51:02 AM »

The other three were original screenplays.  There are no "book versions."

Pity.
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« Reply #52 on: September 23, 2011, 08:24:42 AM »

*Update a/o 9/23/11.  I reiterate: A Clint Eastwood movie STARS Clint Eastwood.  'Nuff said!

Coop's Eastwood Movie Reviews 2011

Best to worst:

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
High Plains Drifter *****
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
Absolute Power *****
Gran Torino*****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
The Enforcer ****
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Any Which Way You Can ****
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Play Misty For Me ***
Magnum Force ***
Sudden Impact ***
Heartbreak Ridge ***
A Perfect World ***
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
Joe Kidd **
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Gauntlet **
Bronco Billy **
Honkytonk Man **
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Blood Work **
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
The Beguiled *
Firefox *
Changeling *
Breezy X
Bird X
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil X
Flags Of Our Fathers X
Letters From Iwo Jima X
Invictus X
Hereafter X
J. Edgar N/A



***** Genius!  A masterpiece! A must see! Multiple viewings!
**** A great movie. Worth seeing again.
*** Very good.  Lives up to expectations.
** Good enough to return to from time to time.  
* Definitely worth seeing because of Eastwood’s association with the project.
X Nope.  Didn't enjoy it.  Probably won't see it again.

best to worst (chronologically):

A Fistful Of Dollars *****
For A Few Dollars More *****
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly *****
Hang ‘Em High ****
Coogan’s Bluff ****
Where Eagles Dare *
Paint Your Wagon *
Kelly’s Heroes *
Two Mules For Sister Sara **
The Beguiled *
Play Misty For Me ***
Dirty Harry *****
Joe Kidd **
High Plains Drifter *****
Breezy X
Magnum Force ***
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot **
The Eiger Sanction **
The Outlaw Josey Wales *****
The Enforcer ****
The Gauntlet **
Every Which Way But Loose ****
Escape From Alcatraz *****
Bronco Billy **
Any Which Way You Can ****
Firefox *
Honkytonk Man **
Sudden Impact ***
Tightrope **
City Heat **
Pale Rider **
Heartbreak Ridge ***
Bird X
The Dead Pool **
Pink Cadillac **
White Hunter, Black Heart **
The Rookie **
Unforgiven *****
In The Line Of Fire *****
A Perfect World ***
The Bridges Of Madison County ****
Absolute Power *****
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil X
True Crime ****
Space Cowboys ****
Blood Work **
Mystic River ****
Million Dollar Baby ****
Flags Of Our Fathers X
Letters From Iwo Jima X
Changeling *
Gran Torino *****
Invictus X
Hereafter X
J. Edgar N/A






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« Reply #53 on: September 24, 2011, 04:02:04 AM »

I reiterate:  An Eastwood movie is one in which he STARS.  'Nuff said!

Sorry Brian but I have to disagree with you and I think you go into seeing an Eastwood film that he's only directed with a preconceived idea that you're not going to like it just because Clint doesn't appear in it. I know we all disagree on films but to say you'll never watch a film again because Clint wasn't in it is a bit over the top.
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« Reply #54 on: September 24, 2011, 07:41:51 AM »

I'd make the assumption that Brian watches and likes movies that don't have Clint Eastwood in them, so I wonder if there's not some preconceived notion about films he directs. Or else you've just consistently not liked his directorial-only choices (with the exception of Mystic River), which is quite possible! :)
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« Reply #55 on: September 24, 2011, 08:33:36 AM »

To date, Eastwood has directed ten films in which he did not star.  This includes the soon to be released biopic J. Edgar.  Out of the other nine I have seen, I only enjoyed Mystic River.  Changeling was okay.  As for the rest, I don't care for them.  Until recently, I gave these films the benefit of the doubt.  After seeing Invictus, I vowed not to spend money on a film Eastwood is associated with unless he stars in it.  My instincts paid off upon seeing Hereafter, borrowed from my local library.  This is how I will end up viewing J. Edgar.

I've mentioned this elsewhere on the discussion board (no, no double-posting here!), if Mr. Eastwood were to star in another western I'd be the first in line.  Don't tell me it's too late because he's too old because it's not and he isn't!  Sure, it's too late to strap on a .44 Magnum for another Dirty Harry sequel but Clint can ride the western frontier once again.  Also, I firmly believe Clint could direct an entertaining action-thriller (yes, without starring in it).  After all, he's starred in numerous action movies in the past, so why not direct one?  I know the answer to that so you don't have to tell me.  He's doing what he wants to do and he's entitled to it.  Just as I'm entitled to my opinion regarding 99% of the films he directs but does not star in.  I just don't like them.

So, unless he steps in front of the camera again I won't be seeing his work on the big screen.  In the meantime, in order to see his acting I'll have to settle for home viewing or if I'm lucky, a re-release of Dirty Harry or another of his starring-roles on the big screen.  There may be a potential upside to this.  With Clint possibly retiring from acting, I may come to enjoy movies I currently loathe such as Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes and Pale Rider......aaahhh, no, scratch that.  Won't happen.

He can direct, produce, compose, whatever.  It doesn't matter.  I say once again, to me, a Clint Eastwood movie *STARS* Clint Eastwood.  No way around that.  Long after he's gone, sure, he'll be remembered for his directorial accomplishments but not so much as for his starring roles.  No sir, Mr. Eastwood, a true American iconic legend will be remembered much more so for the movies he starred in.  I already miss it.




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« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2011, 01:30:03 AM »

 ;) Quite definitive post Brian Cooper, but that is your opinion ... and maybe am I wrong  :  isn't "Pale Rider" a western movie ?

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« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2011, 05:27:41 AM »

;) Quite definitive post Brian Cooper, but that is your opinion ... and maybe am I wrong  :  isn't "Pale Rider" a western movie?


True, Sylvie, but nobody produces 100% perfection.  Impossible.  Much as I love music by The Beatles, I don't love every album by them; The "White" Album being a perfect example.  As big a fan I am of Elvis, I don't love every single recording he made.  No, really!  ;)  I love the original Star Trek series but they weren't perfect, either.  I can't stand their 3rd and final television season and hate their 1st and 5th movies.

So, that being said, the same goes for Eastwood's western movie output.  Like Two Mules For Sister Sara and Joe Kidd, I don't enjoy Pale Rider.  However, there's the Leone Trilogy, Hang 'Em High, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven.  These seven are not only among my most favorite Eastwood westerns, but all-time favorites as well.  Not bad, eh?




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True, Sylvie, but nobody produces 100% perfection.  Impossible.  

 I understood what you said Brian ... and that is exactly why I never say that I hate something that is "cultural" :  a book, a film, a play, a record, a group, a singer, a sculpture, a painting ...
 
To give you an exemple : I've never liked the "Dance With Wolves" movie that so many people, critics like so much . But I can explain why ! And it is a masterpiece for a lot of people ! But when my daughter Alison went to the same University I studied in in the past, when she met a fabulous American Teacher completly fascinated by the American Natives, I said to my Girl :"watch this movie ! and have your own opinion, now that you know many other things about History, about the mentality of that time !". In that case, I wouldn't have liked to say : "no no it's a stupid movie !" ... and she liked the film ... and gave me her own arguments  !!!

I would concider myself as very "proud of myself" to only say something as categoristic as that !

To me, the movies made by Mr Eastwood, where he did not have a part in them,  are fabulous, I only did not like the last "Hereafter", strangely too "French styled" to me, even if some scenes were great ... And I must add that I am particularly happy  to have loved "Letters From Iwo Jima" presented by the "Man Himself" in Lyon, and very happy to have read recently that it was his most personnal movie,   the one he would have liked to see met a lot of success.

To me, the parts he plays in so many movies, and  not only Dirty Harry or Leone ones, show how sensible he is as a Man, a Father, a Lover ...   And that is why he came behind the camera, thanks for us : because he's got so many things, so many feelings to show us, to explain too because he is getting old, that is not a secret, because he has lived so many experiences, has met so many people from his youth, in the Cinema world of course, but outside too, in the World.

 An Artist has got this only aim in life  : show something, deeply felt in him/her ...
  
So to me, his work when he is not an actor but "only" the film maker is amazing, fantastic, and always opened on the next one. And always an exciting "rendez vous" for me, from the first time I saw him on  bigscreen when I was a child, with my Dad ; and when I saw him for the first time, so many years ago, alone in the theatre, and it was "Pale Rider".  
  
Will he be recognize as a film maker, as "only" the Dirty Harry policeman, the Blondin cow boy "long after he's gone" as you wrote ? I don't care ...  to me he will always represent a fascinating connection with the Cinema as an Art , a real positive shock in my Life , the intense  and unique feeling that we often share the same opinions on life, especially on the kids loneliness, the so called "loosers" that everyone can meet in his own life ...   the reason why I've been on this Board for so many years :),  to share thoughts and ideas, and fulfill my mind  and soul with the sparkling and moving small jewels he gives us in his films ...

(... and  if I would have liked to write  in a more "fluide" English sometimes  ;))  
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« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2011, 10:09:06 AM »

Hi Sylvie,

Thank you so much for your insightful input.  I find it extremely interesting.  I have nothing but the utmost respect for other's opinions, even when they don't agree with mine.  Life's to short for that kind of pettiness.  In a nutshell, all I'm saying is that my preference is to see Clint acting, not directing only.  Sure, perhaps 'hate' is too harsh but my take on that is this:  You become a fan of something for a reason.  You love it and come to expect similar output on a regular basis.  It becomes personal.  Of course, this is impossible so when the inevitable disappointment happens comes some resentment and perhaps a little anger.  I am, of course, only speaking for myself but I am sure there are those who can relate.  The first Eastwood movie I saw on the big screen after becoming a die-hard fan (although I'd seen maybe 1 or 2 prior) is Firefox*.  WOW!  Talk about a letdown!  I was furious!  I was bored and yes, sorry, hated that movie to death.  My hopes were so high and that plane flew out of control, crashed into a mountainside and plumeted to the sea!  Well, you get the picture (pun intended).  ;)  

*I enjoyed reading the Firefox and Firefox Down! novels by Craig Thomas, very much.

Still, I remained a true fan and continued to seek out other Eastwood films I'd not yet seen on television.  There were highs and lows there but deliverance came in the form of Sudden Impact (even though it's no longer a favorite Dirty Harry movie for me but that's a whole nother story!).  When I first saw that I loved it and returned to see it twice.  It's a good thing I missed Honkytonk Man due to limited release.  When I came across that movie on cable I laughed at Eastwood singing.  I did come to enjoy it over time, though.

What I said was he will be remembered for his directorial accomplishments but more so for his acting roles, not only.  Sorry for any misunderstanding.

By the way, I had no problem understanding your post.  O0

Thanks again, Syvlie  ;)
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