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Eastwood News / on "Mystic River"
« on: November 30, 2003, 02:58:16 PM »
Hey matt, no sweat, I'm out of here, as I said a few posts back, I see how it is now, and I'm impressed, but I cannot see how there is one rule for one and one for another, that's simply not on. KC post away...
You'll find you will not have too many new members sticking around for too long, there is already a winning formula for that on the board, and it certainly has nothing to do with me?
Yes this was a great family feeling at one time, something somewhere went badly wrong?

Eastwood News / on "Mystic River"
« on: November 30, 2003, 01:53:57 PM »
D'you know what KC, you're right, I see that now, that's just the way it is, and more importantly the way I think it'll always be.

It seems that you'll always be permitted to make thin comments such as that, and without question, pretty impressive.

Eastwood News / on "Mystic River"
« on: November 30, 2003, 11:38:26 AM »
Unforgiven remains Eastwood's best work as director.

If I may use your own words KC:

Where did you hear that story? ???


The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Bird/ Dead Pool Connection
« on: November 30, 2003, 10:55:49 AM »
So was I? ???
Without being word perfect, is there really much difference? ???

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Bird/ Dead Pool Connection
« on: November 29, 2003, 06:40:41 PM »
I`ve always believed that The Dead Pool didn`t do well at the box office
from Hemlock.

I don't have any $ for the worldwide returns Hem' but I would'nt mind betting it made more $ than Bird.?

KC, I'm sorry you don't like my off the cuff term  Common Knowledge but I thought this was a simple chat board, as in a bunch of friends chatting?

Do we need to be checked upon everything we write here? It is certainly not going to encourage people to post if that is the case. I do not have access to my 35 or so books written on Clint at the moment as I am at work. If it is any help, I do recall Clint saying something on UK TV (maybe to film critic Barry Norman) about sometimes how he might make a film, and then give them maybe a western... I remeber he was talking very lightly on the subject, not carved in stone or anything like that, phew...
Why do you shoot down anything that may be considered as light chat? It has to be in print?
There has to be filmed evidence?

As I remember, when I did print something, which was in deed from a direct interview, you completely wrote that off also? ???
Is it not gospel unless only you can approve it first?


The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Bird/ Dead Pool Connection
« on: November 29, 2003, 03:52:05 PM »
I always thought it was pretty much common Knowledge that Clint had no interest in the project at all (Dead Pool). I think Big Fan is perfectly correct, I think The Dead pool was done so that Clint could make Bird.
a sort of
"Ok you can make Bird, but gives us another Dirty Harry" (a safe financial return) kind of deal.

General Discussion / Re:Clint's biggest British fans
« on: November 04, 2003, 01:07:52 PM »
Tony Hawks, just saw him on CH5 one of those video cock-up progs...
That's been on my mind for weeks!!!!! :P
Are you out there Mr Hawks, are you a member of this board? Let us know!!!!
I know you are a big big fan....

General Discussion / Alan J Lerner on Paint your Wagon
« on: October 24, 2003, 05:15:36 PM »
Here I am sitting at work, Archiving the same Old stuff, I thought?
Then I find I have an old interview with Alan J Lerner, about his career etc, they touched on Paint your Wagon for a while, interesting about the film version, he was talking about the track There's a coach coming in he said that they actually had 800 singers on location singing that song (and he was one of them),
I put on a costume and did a Hitchcock!
regarding Lee Marvin and Wanderin star it took him 3 weeks! to actually record the track in the studio,
I went into the studio and some days we would get one line! (laughter) he was terrified of the microphone, he could sing, like anybody else, if he was walking down the street or something.. but like so many people, stick them in front of a micrphone, they were terrified, and he was petrified! (laughter) In the beginning the trouble was the key of the song, it just didn't sound like Lee Marvin, so i kept saying to Nelson Riddle "drop the Key, drop the Key" and finally, in order to make it sound like Lee Marvin, it came out in a key that has never been sung before my the Human Voice! (laughter) and never will be again!

Just thought i would share that ;)

Eastwood News / Re:MYSTIC RIVER makes cover of SIGHT AND SOUND
« on: October 24, 2003, 02:28:49 PM »
yeah that's the exact same photo used on the Evening Standards METRO LIFE Magazine?
I thought that was kinda strange?

Questions & Answers / Re:Kelly's heroes; Oddball's music
« on: October 22, 2003, 03:56:27 AM »
 :( And I can tell you Deathbunny, that the piece of music you are looking for is not on the Soundtrack release... sorry.

Eastwood News / CLINT ON BACK ROW RADIO 4 18 OCT 2003
« on: October 17, 2003, 12:10:46 PM »
STARTING 17.30-1800
In the last forty years Clint Eastwood has racked up 45 starring roles, directed 24 films and popped a Director and Best Picture Oscar onto his sideboard. On Saturday 18 October in a UK radio exclusive Clint Eastwood joins Jim White to look back at his career.

Clint Eastwood's latest release  Mystic River, a tale of revenge and memory, abuse and duty, stars Tim Robbins and Laurence Fishburne, who talk to Back Row about their admiration for Eastwood's directorial approach.

Eastwood News / Re:Mystic River on Newsnight TONIGHT
« on: October 17, 2003, 11:16:13 AM »
Nice one Lilly, thanks for the heads up, guess my work night won't be that boring after all ;)

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Clint on a new Dirty Harry
« on: October 17, 2003, 10:52:48 AM »
Because it would be a step back? :-\
Because it would look like a joke?:-[
Etc etc etc

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Clint on a new Dirty Harry
« on: October 17, 2003, 07:34:36 AM »
Yep, seems like stating the bleedin obvious doesn't it BDC... ;) ;D
Maybe the fans who are for Clint to make another Harry film, should ask themselves one simple question?

Why has Clint decided not make another Harry film, he could hire the greatest script writers in the world if he so wished...

BUT why hasn't Clint made another Harry film?


Collectors' Corner / Re:CLINT AUTOGRAPHS
« on: October 17, 2003, 05:00:07 AM »
Nice one Palooka! Better than I could ever write, I won't add much to that, simply was going to say, how it varies between the Autographs we got on that memorable night, actually in the order ours were signed were
1. The First Dirty Harry still.
2. The Alcatraz script
3. The Second Dirty Harry Still.

He seems to take his time writing them these days, he was fairly slow in writing them, and also it is worth mentioning what he was leaning on at the time, with my still, it was simply a stiff envelope (Matt will no the type exactly) with Philo's script obviously a much thicker piece, therefore could have slightly effected the signature, and the second still was again leaning on the card envelope, maybe this all has to be taken into account..
The one thing I will say now though, is how could you ever tell a genuine autograph? (unless it is complete crap as the one I posted above) to be honest, it would be near impossible as the circumstances around Clint would be different all of the time, which will effect the look of the signature...
As Palooka said, I don't think I would have ever been happy unless it was obtained personally, and this of course, is bloody hard to do, especially these days..

General Discussion / Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
« on: October 17, 2003, 04:43:34 AM »
 ;) Yep count me in! ;D

General Discussion / Re:Escape Form Alacatraz
« on: October 16, 2003, 11:38:39 AM »
Yes, Birdman is a great movie.

As for Escape from Alcatraz I think it's a very underrated film, seems to get overlooked far too easily.
It's a terrific drama, and a very pleasing addition to the Eastwood/Siegel partnership, I only have trouble with the credit  music by Jerry Fielding, as it's virtually non existent ???

Eastwood News / Re:Who saw MYSTIC RIVER? (NO SPOILERS)
« on: October 16, 2003, 11:31:21 AM »
 ;D Mrs. Stranger has always been an Eastwood fan, since we grew up together at school! :) She still has a picture of Eastwood in her purse that I gave her when she was 14 or 15! :)

Eastwood News / Re:Who saw MYSTIC RIVER? (NO SPOILERS)
« on: October 16, 2003, 09:30:39 AM »
Yes, I agree with all that Gant said, we saw it on the same night.

A terrific piece of work, I did already state, that maybe it could have been shortened very slightly, but that is a very minor detail, technically it is superb.

I've  made no secret of the fact the I think we will see an Oscar nomination for Clint, Penn and Robbins, at the very least, with maybe a few more in there.

A Must see film, I'll be seeing it again with my lady in the coming week. 8)

General Discussion / Re:Clint's biggest British fans
« on: October 15, 2003, 03:51:43 PM »
Adam Ant has always been an Eastwood fan, he was a honorary member of the UK fan club, as was Barry Norman, there is a well known TV comedian, don't see him much now, I remember him on TV once, possibly Ch4, where he was involved in a film quiz, he was specialising on Clint, just can't think of the name at the moment, anyone help?
Tony something? Possibly?

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