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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2010, 06:59:22 AM »

This thread is getting so emotional...love TwoMules and SK posts :)
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2010, 01:59:26 PM »

I was a teenager, around 14-15 years-old, when I began to like Clint´s movies. In Argentina, it was impossible not to watch movies such as Any Which Way You Can, Any Which Way but Loose or just the classical Dirty Harry on saturday nights. I always liked action movies and comic movies and then I understood that Clint could perform both kinds of movies perfectly. I´ll never forget his performance with Clyde, I had a lot of fun watching them against Cholla and the Black Widows...do you remember when Philo Beddoe made them go straight under a hot tar truck?!. Or the famous phrase "Go ahead, make my day" in Harry Callahan´s Sudden Impact.
Clint Eastwood´s movies are part of my life and so, in some way, made part of the person I´m today, part of my way of thinking.
Not long ago, I started collecting some of his movies. I have the complete Dirty Harry movies, the five movies (1971-1988). I also have those starring Clyde, and next I´ll look for Unforgiven.

Regards, Carlos.
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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2010, 09:37:39 PM »


To all my friends I've made since being here. Thank you. You're the best bunch of guys and gals around.


Aw, shucks! Thank you for being a friend, too...
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2010, 09:45:30 PM »

Can you believe this magnificent man will mark 80 on Memorial Monday? Memorable.

(Is he having a party in NYC, and are we invited? No? I had to know.)

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2010, 11:39:21 AM »

It's now less than two weeks before the big day. Starting, there has been may excellent posts in this thread and it's been a real pleasure reading them.

I guess my Clint Eastwood journey started somewhere in my childhood - My dad always referred to bypassing police cars to "Harry" och "Dirty Harry", he still does and so do I :) About four years ago when I was sixteen years old I found myself getting a huge interest for movies. I always watched movies very casually before that.

There's some nostalgia to westerns to me since I always used to watch reruns of various western series as a child (such as The Macahans). So the western genre became my starting point in my new found interest. With house hold name Clint Eastwood in the back of my head I started watching the Dollar films. No other films had convinced me over the fine film making such as they did and I was extremely intrigued. Clint Eastwood made me laugh like I've never laughed and he made me "wow" like I never "wowed".

And to this day I can only get that feeling from Clint Eastwood performances (as director or actor). It isn't a glimpse in his eyes, it's something else that is very abstract and I can't explain it.
Anyhow, as I saw more and more movies over the years I made it my personal mission to see every Clint Eastwood movies there are. I have now seen 47 in which he acted and 30 in which he only directed. I'm glad I still have a few left even if it is the more "obscure" ones.

I think there's tremendous value in all of Clints films, there's absolutely no films of his I don't like. And I can very much so relate to SK's post saying that only the name Clint Eastwood in the opening credits of a film gives me those special goose bumps and I have this craving and this hunger to just see more.

To me he's the finest film maker and actor of all time. And even if I don't know him I feel he's some what one of my dearest friends and I know he'll stick by my side until I turn 80 if I'm that lucky.

As Jim Carrey once said; "I think that he was the man with no name so that you could fill in your own". I feel there's truth to that. May the hero of many live another 80 years!
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2010, 06:45:35 AM »

Tick-tock, tick-tock….less than a week away….
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« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2010, 02:20:32 AM »

A neighbour had a bunch of VHS tapes, probably over 200 and I got to see DH when I was about 9 or 10 (would have been mid 80s)

I loved it and just remember asking him 'have you got any more films with Clint Eastwood in?'.  An obsession was born.

Even with his lesser quality films there's always something to like if he's in them - that's the mark of a legend.

Happy birthday the Clintster  8)
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« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2010, 09:11:34 AM »

As a kid I watched the Dirty Harry films and some of his westerns with family members, usually my grandpa. I thought he was the coolest guy in the world, he was and still is! He's done some of the finest movies ever made IMO, and some personal favorites of mine. Clint Eastwood has definitelty had a huge impact on my obsession with movies. Since watching and buying movies is the best thing I know in life, that means a great deal to me.

Happy birthday Clint, you're a legend!
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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2010, 11:24:05 AM »

I've managed to hold off posting in this thread until the day of! But of course I wasn't sure what I could really say--I've probably said it all at some point in time in the past.

Dirty Harry was my introduction into Eastwood's work. I remember watching Sudden Impact on TV when I was 5 or 6 years old. My parents taped it off TV around 1988 or '89. There's a TV spot during a commercial break for Mississippi Burning, which I see the IMDb says was released in January of 1989, which would have made me 6. I remember within a few years--I would guess around age 7 through 9 or so--Magnum Force became about the first R-rated movie I ever saw. Again, it was taped but this time off a movie channel. I watched it with my older brother. In the opening scene, when the guy's head is shot at point blank range, I remember my brother rewinding it and playing it in slow-motion. ;D

I became a big fan as a teenager. TBS and TNT would show many of his films. They had the 24-Hours of Eastwood marathon the day after Thanksgiving, and then there was the Saturday night Big Shots, which were Eastwood and John Wayne movies. I was able to see most of his movies like that. I'm not real sure what the appeal was in his movies--maybe his characters have attributes I wished I had at such a young age... I'm not sure.

One movie I saw during this time I just watched again last night--Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. I was thinking I wanted to watch an Eastwood movie as a way to celebrate the birthday, and the choice of which film to watch was pretty easy. O0
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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2010, 01:10:57 PM »

 :) "HAPPY BIRTHDAY Clint!"
You've reached a BIG Milestone. All the Birthday BEST!
Thank you very much for all the great movies you've done over the years - both acting & directing.
You're my favorite actor! :) May 31 2010
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« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2010, 06:41:59 AM »

Well once again I missed a birthday!! Happens alot these days, sorry! hahaha HAPPY BE-LATED B-DAY CLINT

I can't remember the very first time I seen a "Clint" movie, like many others here, but whatever it was it must have stuck, cause for as long as I can remember I have been a fan. I continue to follow your success and wish you all the best in the future with your work and family! I will hopefully pass on to my kids the great work you have done on and off the screen. Thank You. O0
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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2010, 12:52:48 PM »

Happy Birthday Clint!!!. Of course I remembered your date but it was impossible for me to post before.
Thanks a lot for your movies!!.

Carlos.
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« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2010, 09:43:02 AM »

Hi, I'm new on the forum, just wanted to post a portrait I did with watercolors to celebrate Clint's birthday, on date.. (admission to this forum took over 2 months  :-\)  but anyway, here it is -

http://matiasbergara.blogspot.com/2010/05/feliz-cumple-clint.html

Thanks!
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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2010, 11:46:14 AM »

Hi, I'm new on the forum, just wanted to post a portrait I did with watercolors to celebrate Clint's birthday, on date.. (admission to this forum took over 2 months  :-\)  but anyway, here it is -

http://matiasbergara.blogspot.com/2010/05/feliz-cumple-clint.html

Thanks!


Very nice Matias.I love your use of colour and form.
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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2010, 04:38:14 PM »

Matias, that is great! I'm sorry it took so long for you to get signed up, but welcome to the Board. :)
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« Reply #35 on: October 17, 2010, 08:55:46 PM »

Man, doesnt clint still look great at eighty??!! Keep it going clint, we love you!
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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2010, 06:15:13 PM »

Thanks Clint, you contributed in saving my life.
Well, that's not a good achievement, but you did.

Swell.

Happy birthday pal, you're a great friend.
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