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« on: March 11, 2007, 09:01:13 PM »

Im a big fan of Clints and have nrealy all his movies on DVD but I must admit I've skipped a few of his recent offerings because they are a little too politically correct to interest me.   

Is it a co-incidence he gets more plaudits and recognition for these kind of films? Is he making them because he likes the good reviews and awards? 

Perhaps Im the only one who's watched and enjoyed his films for many years whos not liking the current direction. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007, 10:26:40 PM »

The short answer is No. Eastwood makes movies only to please himself.

The slightly longer answer is that we discourage political discussion on this Board because it always seems to lead to unpleasantness and name-calling. We also discourage people from discussing films they haven't actually seen.

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2007, 06:15:01 AM »

Whatever happened to freedom of speech?
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2007, 06:37:50 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2007, 09:16:05 AM »

I think the critical acclaim and awards should have started comin' a lot earlier in Eastwood's career.
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 04:29:38 PM »

I think his recent films have been brave and anything but politically correct and he was anything but guaranteed to receive any awards or recognition and in fact the complete opposite could have happened and he could have failed miserably.  But that's why I like Clint, because he's not afraid of failure and in a way Flags was a failure but it's a really good film, flaws and all, and that's all that matters.  At this point in his career, he could have pointlessly tried to make films that were more "Eastwood-like" or he could just have retired as there are plenty of action stars that generate far bigger box office numbers.  Instead he's made some of the more outstanding films of his career.  And like Gant, this recognition should have been coming earlier in his career.  But it's all worked out in the end. 
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2007, 07:36:15 PM »

Whatever happened to freedom of speech?
I just got a flashback from my mod days on the Leone board. ::) :o
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007, 12:56:20 PM »


 I also agree Eastwood's movies should had garnered alot of critical acclaim years ago. Let's face it, a great deal of Eastwood's movies had many critics fuming and most of it was of course bogus. I can remember years ago reading some of the most ridiculous reviews from people like Judith Christ or even Rex Reed. Certainly Andrew Sarris had his moments also. I won't even discuss Pauline Kael. In some cases some of these critics now praise his movies, you figure it out. On the most part I think Eastwood has been treated pretty fairly over the years. Most of these critics are hypocrites and have faves. Wether Eastwood makes movies for himself, yeah I can agree with that at this stage of his life. Everything is political today, Dirty Harry was political. I even read some critics panned Josey Wales because they felt it was an indictment on Vietnam...lmaoooooooo...
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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2007, 02:49:20 AM »

I think you should perhaps elaborate on what you perceive as being "politically correct"? I can't see it myself.

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2007, 07:46:11 AM »

Perhaps Im the only one who's watched and enjoyed his films for many years whos not liking the current direction. 

My only problem with the Eastwood creative output is that Clint has not been in front of the camera much recently :-(

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