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« Reply #1580 on: June 26, 2018, 08:14:16 AM »

Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer

Nice to watch those again, bring back memories of the best days of my life.
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« Reply #1581 on: June 26, 2018, 06:34:04 PM »

Aline! Is it really you? :D

So glad to see you again. 8)
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« Reply #1582 on: June 27, 2018, 06:52:37 AM »

Aline! Is it really you? :D

So glad to see you again. 8)

Who else would be, my dear? Thank you :smitten:
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« Reply #1583 on: July 19, 2018, 12:07:14 PM »

The Enforcer again, it had been a while, I missed that one. :)

Hey, what you guys think about Maxwell? I don't know, after Scorpio and the villains of the previous movies I thought the performance of the actor who played him so ridiculous and laughable. Over the top too but Scorpio was over the top and everytime he showed up I felt fear or disgust. With Maxwell all I see is an affected and not very convincing performance especially in the first and the last scene.
His looks also was part of something has gone wrong. That yellow/orange tone of blond colour is supposed to make him menancing ou hunky? Because neither of those worked for me :(
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« Reply #1584 on: July 19, 2018, 07:17:40 PM »

Aline, glad you are keeping up with Eastwood's movies even though you have been away from the board. I agree with you on "The Enforcer." I think it has the weakest story and villains in the "Harry" series. What really makes it enjoyable is the chemistry between Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood. Without that, "The Enforcer" is definitely not a very interesting movie. There are some poignant moments in the end that I think work well, but I often wish that "The Enforcer" were a better movie since I think Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood were wonderful onscreen together. That's a screen pairing I would have loved to have seen again. I wonder why they only worked together once.
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« Reply #1585 on: July 20, 2018, 09:47:00 AM »

Even though I was away, I never stopped watching his movies and sometimes even checked the board and read the posts. I just hadn't time or I thought I hadn't nothing new to say. It has been a long time I wanted to have come back and I felt guilty because I never could.

Thank you for the feed back, Aka, I thought it was only me about Maxwell. I don't think The Enforcer was uninteresting or weak at all, it was great. Harry is more mouthed off than never and the woman Wanda was creepy. I only was bothered about Maxwell. I totally agree about Clint and Tyne Daly. She was the only partner that made Harry smile without sarcasm. ^-^ The ending when he stands near her dead body gets me everytime. :'(

There are some poignant moments in the end that I think work well, but I often wish that "The Enforcer" were a better movie since I think Tyne Daly and Clint Eastwood were wonderful onscreen together. That's a screen pairing I would have loved to have seen again. I wonder why they only worked together once.

I agree, that would have been great.
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« Reply #1586 on: July 20, 2018, 12:01:36 PM »

Wow, this is an eye opener for me.  Thank you, Aline and AKA!  The Enforcer is my 2nd favorite in the series after the original.  Reading your thoughts and opinions on Maxwell is very interesting.  A few years ago I’d probably be hard-pressed to agree with you but you’re absolutely right.  Just think how much more effective the movie would’ve been had Maxwell not been played the way he was.  For the time, though, I guess it was fitting and at least he’s not bad as Mick from Sudden Impact.  I think it’s been about a year since I’ve revisited any of the Dirty Harry films, maybe I will again soon.  Thanks again for your insight.
 


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« Reply #1587 on: July 23, 2018, 01:17:16 PM »



Lafayette Escadrille
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« Reply #1588 on: July 23, 2018, 05:50:40 PM »


Lafayette Escadrille
Did you watch it as a tribute to Tab Hunter, Perry? I was going to post his obit when he died a couple of weeks ago, but it slipped my mind. Here it is:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/obituaries/tab-hunter-86-1950s-hollywood-heartthrob-is-dead.html

Lafayette Escadrille was the only film he appeared in with Clint, who only has a small part it it. Clint had originally expected to be cast in a more prominent role, but when Warners insisted on casting Tab Hunter in the lead, it was felt Clint and he were too similar in appearance (both tall and blond) for Clint to play a leading part as well. The director was William Wellman, who of course directed the Clint fave The Ox-Bow Incident ... pity this was also the only film he directed with Clint.

Tab Hunter, R.I.P.


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« Reply #1589 on: July 23, 2018, 07:25:22 PM »

Perry, that's quite an uncommon choice. I've actually never seen any of the pre-Dollars movies in which Eastwood appears. Does he have significant parts in any of them?
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« Reply #1590 on: July 24, 2018, 06:51:02 PM »

AKA23, if I may answer to the question you asked Perry, I would say that among the pre-Dollars movies in which Clint appears, Ambush at Cimarron Pass is the most significant one. This is a western in which Clint has the third role.
Scott Brady and Margia Dean have the first two parts.
Clint Eastwood is Keith Williams, an ex-Confederate soldier who hates Yankees and doesn’t accept Confederates’ loss in the Civil War. But he had to collaborate with Brady’s character who is a Yankee, to fight Apaches and to survive.
He started to learn that life is more complicate than North versus South.
His character is a young and impetuous cowboy who announces Rowdy Yates, his role in Rawhide.
In this film directed by Jodie Copeland and released in 1958, Clint had his biggest screen time to date.
However, Clint said later that this film is the worst western ever made.
It was so cheap that it couldn’t get horses.
The other movie is The First Travelling Saleslady directed by Arthur Lubin and released in 1956. This is a comedy western. In this one, Clint is credited, unlike in Revenge of the Creature or Tarantula directed by Jack Arnold both.
He plays a cavalry soldier, a ranger or something. He got his first good reviews and his first romance onscreen.
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« Reply #1591 on: July 25, 2018, 01:34:45 PM »

Thanks Hocine!
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« Reply #1592 on: July 30, 2018, 05:04:20 PM »



To be honest KC, saw Escadrille a few times and I'm not a big fan of the movie though it is interesting to see all the people who went on to be productive like David Janssen and Tom Loughlin..As much a I liked Wellman's movies, Escadrille is not up to par. Actually, Wellman wanted Eastwood and Paul Newman as the stars but the suits nixed it...As far as Tab Hunter, a nice guy, but not much of an actor. You should watch the documentary on on Netflix about him.......
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« Reply #1593 on: September 01, 2018, 08:53:54 PM »


 Actually watched 'Trouble With The Curve' last night for the first time on Netflix. Wasn't a bad movie. Eastwood was fine.  Not a fan of Amy Adams, but man she's cute as hell. John Goodman is always good.  Timberlake acts like his music- mediocre. Hilary Swank please come back........
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« Reply #1594 on: September 02, 2018, 03:17:00 PM »

Actually watched 'Trouble With The Curve' last night for the first time on Netflix. Wasn't a bad movie. Eastwood was fine.  Not a fan of Amy Adams, but man she's cute as hell. John Goodman is always good.  Timberlake acts like his music- mediocre. Hilary Swank please come back........

Perry, that came out 6 years ago! Why did it take you so long to see it?

And, how can you not like Amy Adams? I think she is the best actress of her generation by far.  What is it about her that rubs you the wrong way? I agree with you on Timberlake!
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« Reply #1595 on: September 03, 2018, 07:19:41 PM »


              AKA...when 'Curve' came out the reviews were lukewarm and I had no interest in it. I really can't expound on Amy Adams. To me she's just another actress on the conveyor belt and will be gone in a few years.
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« Reply #1596 on: September 03, 2018, 11:20:44 PM »

AKA has about the best batting average on the board for the much discussed topic: "What actress would you like to see Clint act with" that's been around the board going way back 10-15 years. At first, he said Angelina Jolie, and I remember making fun of that at the time. Then, he decided Amy Adams would be a good choice. When AKA mentions who Clint should work with, I think a little carrier pigeon flies off to Carmel to send Clint a message. They were both very good in their roles, and I think he's right about Amy Adams -- I've seen some of her work and she's always good.
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« Reply #1597 on: September 04, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »

I've seen Amy Adams in a variety of other roles too, and agree that she's quite good.
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« Reply #1598 on: September 04, 2018, 11:05:56 AM »

Thanks for the kind words, Matt.

I have literally never heard anyone say that they disliked Amy Adams as an actress. Perry, have you seen "Doubt?" I think that's my favorite performance of hers.
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« Reply #1599 on: September 04, 2018, 01:13:15 PM »


I'm not doubting her acting prowess. I'm just not a big fan of hers.  She's still cute though.....
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