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« on: August 19, 2009, 10:50:09 PM »

Yet another trophy for his mantelpiece!

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Museum of Moving Image honoring Eastwood
Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts among past recipients

By Gregg Kilday

Aug 19, 2009, 06:51 PM ET
New York City's Museum of the Moving Image will honor Clint Eastwood at its 25th annual Salute on Dec. 1.

"Celebrating over five decades of making movies, Clint Eastwood is a man with phenomenal talent, both onscreen and behind the camera," museum director Rochelle Slovin said in announcing the honor.

Eastwood joins the ranks of honorees including Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg and James Stewart.
 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8db76f379a25018a3b571dba3964b2a9
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 10:57:46 PM »

Yet another trophy for his mantelpiece!

Is that a typo KC "mantelpiece", shouldn't that be plural. ;D
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 11:17:09 PM »

Yet another trophy for his mantelpiece!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i8db76f379a25018a3b571dba3964b2a9


Is that a typo KC "mantelpiece", shouldn't that be plural. ;D

This is yet another well deserverd award. However, all these awards must take up a lot of space. I wonder whether Mr. Eastwood has multiple trophy cases or a trophy room.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2009, 08:47:38 PM »

From the Invictus production information thread ...

The New York premiere of Invictus will be held on Tuesday 1 December at the Paris Theatre.  After the premiere Clint will be 'saluted' at the Museum of the Moving Image.

Details at Variety: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118011858.html?categoryId=3824&cs=1

Here's a quote from the article ...

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Eastwood practices fiscal discipline
Child of Depression applies lesson to directing
By IAIN BLAIR

To be a successful director in Hollywood, you need talent; a vision; a knack for picking the right material and projects and stars; and all the leadership qualities necessary to marshal and inspire a small army of actors, crew members and production staff.

But to maintain an A-list career over decades demands some other key ingredients in the helmer's makeup -- most notably, stamina, discipline, flexibility and, perhaps above all, a healthy regard for budgets, schedules and the bottom line -- the cold, hard realities in the dreammaking equation.

And in these tough economic times, the latter qualities have become all the more important. Hollywood is strewn with the ruins and rubble of once great studios and companies laid to waste by the hubris and profligate spending of visionary -- and talented -- men (the name Cimino can still send shivers down executives' spines).

Clint Eastwood, a proud child of the Great Depression, is not one of those men. "I grew up in an era when you knew the value of a buck, and I've never forgotten it," he says. "My old man used to preach to me, 'Nothing comes from nothing, no one's going to give you anything,' and that's probably the best advice I've ever had."

Ask him what drives him nuts, both in life and in the movies, and he shoots back: "Waste. Total ineptness, total inefficiency."

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What: Museum of the Moving Image Salutes Clint Eastwood

When: Tuesday Night

Gala screening: "Invictus," Paris Theater, New York City, 6:30 p.m.

Gala dinner: 583 Park Ave., New York City, following screening

And this is from the Museum's own site:

http://movingimage.us/site/calendar/mainpage/salute_to_clint_eastwood.html

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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2009, 10:26:32 PM »

Thanks KC.  Another article about the tribute and the guests attending is at Metromix - http://newyork.metromix.com/movies/article/in-like-clint/1639486/content.

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As part of the museum’s special Clint Eastwood Salute on Dec. 1, the museum will be screening the filmmaker's latest work, “Invictus”—the South African rugby drama starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon—at the Paris Theater. It'll be followed by a gala presentation that will bring to the podium such past Eastwood collaborators as Hilary Swank, Marcia Gay Harden, as well as Freeman and Damon in person.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 12:30:54 AM »

That would be great to be in NYC for such a great event ! ;)
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 05:05:02 AM »

That would be great to be in NYC for such a great event ! ;)

It would Sylvie,   I do wish I could be there.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2009, 11:54:09 AM »

Did you have to pay to be in attendance? Did you go KC?
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 06:34:37 PM »

Well, last year I paid for tickets to a red-carpet premiere (Changeling), and all I ever got to see of the red carpet people were some vague shadows through a plastic barricade, from the other side of the street.

I thought about going by the Paris Theater on my way home from work tonight, but I figured it wasn't likely to be any better as far as chances to catch a glimpse of Clint were concerned, so I decided to skip it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 07:04:56 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2009, 03:39:36 PM »

The best report on the event is at WWD here: http://www.wwd.com/lifestyle-news/eye/invictus-premiere-and-a-salute-to-eastwood-2384139?justin=2384139

or Roger Friedman here: http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/clint-eastwood-invictus-nelson-mandela/#more-4319

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Marcia Gay Harden recalled that when they were shooting “Mystic River,” she made some suggestions to Clint about how to do a scene. “He said, ‘You could do that, or you could just do it the way I said’,” Harden recalled Clint responding.
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 05:27:24 PM »

 :)     http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//091202/482/522f8701264a48eeb137612d8bdde633/
         
               
                   
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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2009, 12:55:44 AM »

That is a nice picture Higgy, thank you for posting it.
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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2009, 09:17:05 PM »

People Magazine (link)

Matt Damon: Clint Eastwood Makes My Wife Happy
By Paul Chi
Thursday December 03, 2009 11:05 AM EST

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Matt Damon has plenty of reasons to thank Clint Eastwood for keeping his wife Luciana happy.

"I have come to judge good jobs and good directors by how my wife feels about them," Damon, 39, told guests at Tuesday's Museum of the Moving Image gala in New York City honoring Eastwood, 79. "And my wife loves Clint Eastwood." ...
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2009, 09:43:51 PM »

^ I love that quote ... it's also in the WWD story that stuckonlife posted the link to a couple of posts up. In fact, I've been meaning to post a couple of quotes from that story ...

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If he had the spare time or inclination, Clint Eastwood could give his fellow actors lessons in grace. On the red carpet Tuesday night outside the Paris Theater, as Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank merely posed for photos and skipped interviews, Eastwood, who was being honored by the Museum of the Moving Image, gave one-on-one face time to every reporter.

"I don't think I'm intimidating once you get to know me," he said, even engaging in some playful banter with Swank.

"Hil looks swell. How are you doing darling?”

“You look handsome,” she said back.

“Thank you, dear. We’re gonna get you an ophthalmologist right away,” said Eastwood

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For Kevin Bacon, an Eastwood casting proved a life-changing experience.

"A very, very famous and amazing actress once said to me if you ever have the chance to work with Eastwood, just do it, just say yes, just say yes, don’t read the script, just say yes. And I would tell you who the actress was but Bob Dylan told me never to drop a name. So I said yes and I got the chance to work with him. But what she didn’t tell me was that for the rest of my career I would be answering questions about what it was like to work with Clint," recalled Bacon. "How does he do it? How does he make one brilliant film after another? How does he make it look so easy? And I tell them what I’m going to tell you here tonight – I have no freakin’ idea. I’m just so happy I said yes."

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... And Freeman confessed to a bit of a man-crush on his friend and director.

"It’s such a pleasure to see all these clips this evening and be reminded of Clint’s genius. Maybe we’ve seen most if not all of them before but watching them again reminds us that as an actor Clint is absolutely impossible to stop looking at. And I’m straight," he said to much laughter.

There's more where that came from ... here, once again, is the link (thanks again, stuckonlife!):

http://www.wwd.com/lifestyle-news/eye/invictus-premiere-and-a-salute-to-eastwood-2384139?justin=2384139
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« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2009, 05:05:18 AM »

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For Kevin Bacon, an Eastwood casting proved a life-changing experience.

"A very, very famous and amazing actress once said to me if you ever have the chance to work with Eastwood, just do it, just say yes, just say yes, don’t read the script, just say yes. And I would tell you who the actress was but Bob Dylan told me never to drop a name. So I said yes and I got the chance to work with him. But what she didn’t tell me was that for the rest of my career I would be answering questions about what it was like to work with Clint," recalled Bacon. "How does he do it? How does he make one brilliant film after another? How does he make it look so easy? And I tell them what I’m going to tell you here tonight – I have no freakin’ idea. I’m just so happy I said yes."


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... And Freeman confessed to a bit of a man-crush on his friend and director.

"It’s such a pleasure to see all these clips this evening and be reminded of Clint’s genius. Maybe we’ve seen most if not all of them before but watching them again reminds us that as an actor Clint is absolutely impossible to stop looking at. And I’m straight," he said to much laughter.

Those are great statements :)
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« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2009, 01:58:10 PM »

Thanks KC, great quotes indeed. Very funny  O0

And yeah I guess it was wiser to skip the event, you probably wouldn't have seen much anyway.
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2009, 04:24:43 AM »

 " Honoring Tradition "
 
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   By Masha Leon

  Published December 17, 2009, issue of December 25, 2009.

http://www.forward.com/articles/121290/

  " THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE SALUTES CLINT EASTWOOD AND HIS FILM ‘INVICTUS’ "

  
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When 6-foot-2-inch Clint Eastwood greeted me with “Hello, sweetheart!” he made my day! We were at the December 1 Museum of the Moving Image Salutes Clint Eastwood gala following an advance screening of his latest opus, “Invictus,” at the Paris Theatre. Award presenters Kevin Bacon, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Marcia Gay Harden and Hilary Swank praised Eastwood as both director and an actor. “He is master of all aspects of the craft,” museum curator David Schwartz said. Freeman, who portrays** Nelson Mandela** in the film, said, “Instead of starting a civil war after his release from prison, [Mandela] used a creative solution — rugby.” A pink-cheeked Eastwood responded: “You saw me ‘make my day’ and [make] ‘[A] Fistful of Dollars’ — opera at its worst — but [‘Invictus’] is relevant to what is going on in the world.” Looking fit at 79, Eastwood vowed: “You have made this senior citizen very happy tonight.… I have no intention of retiring until they throw me out. Don’t cut me short.” The 400-plus strong standing ovation at 593 Park Avenue included museum chairman Herbert Schlosser, museum director Rochelle Slovin, Warner Bros. Entertainment Chairman and CEO Barry Meyer, Universal Studios President and CEO Ron Meyer, fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (daughter of Neil and Sharon Bush) and fashion icon Ralph Lauren.
 
Following clips from such Eastwood classics as 1964’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” (which Eastwood did not direct), 1992’s “Unforgiven” and 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby,” Harden said, “[As a director] Clint lets everyone go home early on Friday so [that they] can be with their families…. Bacon, whose wife, Kyra Sedgwick, was in the room, announced: “My wife loves Clint Eastwood. I guess every man in this room has a wife who loves Clint Eastwood. What’s it like to work for him? He has great respect for the cast and crew. Hey, this guy is working on his 32nd feature!”
 




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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2009, 09:11:10 AM »

Thanks, Higgy. I edited the message to remove a picture caption from an unrelated article that got "stuck" when you copied the above text.
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