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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Spagetti West Saturdays on IFC
« on: August 30, 2005, 10:33:08 PM »
Starting September 10th, the Independent Film Channel will be showing three spagetti western classics for three saturdays such as:

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
For a Few Dollars More
The Great Gundown (I think)

But yea, this is something you don't want to miss if you're a big spagetti western fan. Check your local listings.

Off-Topic Discussion / Animated Avatars
« on: August 08, 2005, 02:23:43 PM »
Here's a couple cool animated avatars I found.

Here's a cool one I found, I think Holden Pike might like this.

And do any of you guys know where I can find an animated avatar from Million Dollar Baby?

Eastwood News / Do you feel lucky marathon
« on: August 07, 2005, 02:50:59 PM »
Clint Eastwood Marathon going on right now on AMC. Check your local listings. Films like Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, The Beguiled, Firefox, and Two Mules for Sister Sara.

General Discussion / Clint Eastwood Rating Thread
« on: August 04, 2005, 06:36:44 PM »
I know there has probably been many topics for rating Clint Eastwood's movies, but since there are many new members now, I will create another one if that's fine with everyone.

Clint Eastwood: a great director, actor, composer, producer, and person. These factors are why I admire this artistic genius so much, and appreciate his films to the fullest. The master at great storytelling, beautiful tragedy, and eye-popping visualist. From the very moment he was shown on screen, he was already ahead of his time; however, fortunately, he still is. He just gets better and better as he ages and had brought westerns and drama to a whole new level. However, if you want to briefly explain how ingenius Clint Eastwood is, quite impossible to interpret how magnificient this man is with just a few words.

Here are my top three updated rated Clint Eastwood films:


Truly a freakin' masterpiece. So flawless. The script regarded as garbage to some before the film was made has the perfect dialogue and just the right characters in this dark and very moving film. A story about violence and the harsh consequences, absolute regret, and a way, a little bit of redemption. This is the western for the ages, or as Clint solely describes it, an anti-western. Not your typical macho western, but a film about life's lessons and regret. One of Clint's best performances, with a great ensemble cast with Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman at their best. During the movie, Will Munny says it all: "It's a helluva thing killin' a man, ya take away everything he's got, and all he's ever gonna have."

2. Million Dollar Baby A

My favorite Eastwood film. The only film that has truly touched me emotionally. Three simple characters in an extraordinary masterpiece. A boxing story about redemption, second chances, regret, hope, and love. This movie might at first seem to embrace the nature of cliche, but the script is structured so smoothly bringing great emotional balance and a knockout plot twist and climax. The characters are so believable: Hilary Swank at the best of her career, Morgan Freeman as smooth and effortless like always, and Eastwood in my opinion delievers his best performance of his career. This movie will definitely get you emotionally involved and leave you with a lasting impression. This movie has many themes, but themes that explains what everyone goes through in life.

3. A Perfect World A-

What a fun and emotional journey. Kevin Costner is at his best here as Butch who kidnapps a little kid from his family after escaping from prison. As the film progresses both of them start building a great friendship and love. The kid starts to consider Butch as a kind of father figure; Butch teaches him his lessons of life and shows him a good time since noticing the boy is deprived. This film explores the value of living life to the fullest and friendship. Clint Eastwood shows a film about a man who practically never had a childhood and a boy that is restricted to many things because of being a Jehovah's Witness. A truly remarkable emotional ride.

Off-Topic Discussion / Aspiring Screenwriter
« on: July 27, 2005, 11:54:54 AM »
Hey guys! While I'm still young and restless, I am also an aspiring screenwriter. After high school I'm thinking about getting film major or even going to a film school. I really want to be a screenwriter, (it would be cool to sell a script) and I was wondering if you guys have any advice or suggestions on my path down that road. I'm really kinda confused on where to start, but any suggestions would be most helpful because I know there are very intelligent people on this board.

So please feel free to offer me any suggestions on any good film schools, places to go sell a finished script, etc. I'd REALLY appreciate it, if not, then it's all good. Thanks!

Off-Topic Discussion / Most Disturbing Films
« on: July 19, 2005, 03:04:49 PM »
I hope I haven't made this thread yet or anybody else. But name some of the most disturbing films of all time.

Requiem for a Dream: Drug addiction, and the consequences of your actions will be brutal. Great movie, but not an enjoyable one.

The Grey Zone: About the events of the Auschwitz death camp where the Jewish people are forced to kill their own by preparing them for the gas chamber. Any rules broken in the camp turn out into horrible punishments.

Audition: One of the scariest and most gruesome suspense horror films I've ever seen in my life. A Japanese film about a very crazy woman who loves the act of torture.

Se7en: Kevin Spacey has proved to me that he can be such a creepo when he wants to. Sucks what happens to Brad Pitt at the end. . .

Off-Topic Discussion / Actor vs. Actor
« on: July 16, 2005, 03:35:37 PM »
This is a pretty interesting game I saw from another forum where you put any actor against each other, and the next poster has to pick which one they like better and explain if they want, and then they choose the actor. You can also do actresses as well. Anything goes!

For example:
Clive Owen or Tim Roth?

Then the next person chooses which actor they prefer and then they pick their own two. So then I'll start things off with:

Henry Fonda or Cary Grant?

Off-Topic Discussion / Best Decade for Movies
« on: June 24, 2005, 07:16:05 PM »
In your opinion, list in order the best decade that has the best movies for example like: 1.1970's, 2.1960's, etc. and discuss and explain.

General Discussion / "Mo Chuisle"
« on: June 21, 2005, 08:55:54 PM »
In Million Dollar Baby, I couldn't help but notice that Mo Cuishle is spelled wrong.

The right way to spell it is "Macushla." I found this out from this link, and the Rope Burns novel of short stories.

If I'm missing anything, please let me know.

Since this topic seems a bit too brief, we can discuss Macushla and the meaning behind it and how it contributes to the film.

Off-Topic Discussion / Best Buddy Films
« on: June 21, 2005, 05:19:16 PM »
In your opinion, what are the best buddy films?
Here are the only ones I can think of for now:

Midnight Cowboy (Dustin Hoffman & Jon Voight)

Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood & Morgan Freeman)

Rain Man (Dustin Hoffman & Tom Cruise)

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (well not exactly) ;D (Clint Eastwood & Eli Wallach)

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (Kal Penn & John Cho)

Good Will Hunting (Matt Damon & Robin Williams or Ben Affleck) Matt Damon has great chemistry with everyone in this movie.

Scent of a Woman (Al Pacino & Chris O'Donnell)

General Discussion / Favorite Clint Outfit
« on: June 21, 2005, 05:03:45 PM »
Since it's favorite month, what is your favorite Clint Eastwood outfit in any movie?

I liked Coogan's outfit the best, and the runner up would be Harry Callahan. After that would be Blonde's outfit.

Off-Topic Discussion / Best War Films
« on: June 18, 2005, 03:47:37 PM »
In your opinion, what are the Greatest War films of all time?

Haven't seen many of them, but here are the only ones I can think of right now:

Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
The Green Berets
Apocalypse Now
Men with Guns
Blackhawk Down

Off-Topic Discussion / TIME Magazine Top 100
« on: May 23, 2005, 06:31:33 PM »

What do you guys think? Unforgiven is on the list of course  O0

General Discussion / Make My Saturday
« on: May 14, 2005, 05:26:43 PM »
Clint Marathon going on today and right now on the AMC channel. Check your local listings.

Off-Topic Discussion / Your top five movie trilogies
« on: May 02, 2005, 02:20:18 PM »
What are your five favorite movie trilogies?
No particular order

The Godfather
Man with No Name (Fistfull of Dollars, Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly)
The Lord of the Ring's
Star Wars
Dirty Harry

General Discussion / Funniest Eastwood Scene?
« on: April 29, 2005, 05:25:01 PM »
Which scene in of Clint's movies, is the most comedic that made you laugh alot.

I loved the scene with him in Million Dollar Baby where him and Morgan Freeman are talking about Freeman's socks.

In Unforgiven where Clint falls off his horse several times.

And in Dirty Harry where he gets jumped in the alley after seeing a naked woman while peeking through the window and his partner says: "no wonder they call you dirty harry."

Off-Topic Discussion / Most Underrated Actors/Actresses
« on: April 22, 2005, 10:00:12 PM »
Hopefully no one's started a thread like this yet.

But I think the most underrated actors I can think of right now are:
Paul Giamatti
Tim Roth
Don Cheadle
Ray Liotta
Willem Dafoe
Even though Morgan Freeman won recently, he's had much greater acting roles than Million Dollar Baby

Gena Rowlands
Anette Bening
Laura Linney
Diane Lane
Julianne Moore
even though Kate Blanchett won recently, she's still been overlooked many times

That's the only ones I can think of for now. What are your opinions?

Off-Topic Discussion / Best Picture Survivor
« on: April 17, 2005, 07:19:13 PM »
I'm not very familiar with how many votes a film has to have to be voted off so can some of the administrators be in charge of this? I think this would be fun to do. Here is the list of the more well known Best Picture winners start your votes!

Gone with the Wind
On the Waterfront
Westside Story
Lawrence of Arabia
Midnight Cowboy
The French Connection
The Godfather
The Sting
Rain Man
Silence of the Lambs
Schindler's list
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Million Dollar Baby

Off-Topic Discussion / Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
« on: April 15, 2005, 11:55:14 PM »
The Documentary about a boxer known as Emile Griffith who beat another boxer senseless on live television, left him in a coma for 10 days, and eventually died from it. This documentary looks VERY interesting and was praised at Sundance festival. This documentary looks deeply moving and  I will be looking foward to watchin it on
USA Network next Wenesday.

Questions & Answers / Any Clint Stautes?
« on: April 02, 2005, 06:48:56 PM »
They have statues of Sylvester Stallone, John Wayne, etc. But why not make one of Clint? If they already have one, please feel free to let me know.

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