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General Discussion / Podcasty For Me
« on: April 26, 2024, 11:29:47 AM »
Has anyone ever noticed the dog ( Meathead ) changes sex during Sudden Impact ?
I hadnt but I heard it mentioned in a podcast recently..

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The Dirty Harry Films / Sudden Impact Soundtrack
« on: April 03, 2024, 02:37:42 AM »
I was playing my ?Sudden Impact and the best of Dirty Harry? Lp and
once again was struck by how strong the song This Side of Forever performed
by Roberta Flack is? Its almost got a Bond theme quality to it.. yet it never seems
to appear on any other releases and it?s not available to stream (as far as I can see)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Walter Hill
« on: November 04, 2023, 10:52:03 PM »
 I really want to buy the Walter Hill biography by Walter Chaw
? A Walter Hill Film?
but it?s seems impossible to buy in Europe? is it easy to pick up in the US ?

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Off-Topic Discussion / World Cup 2022
« on: November 28, 2022, 06:17:11 AM »
Very impressed with USA team this tournament. To be fair I think we (UK) were lucky to get away with a draw against you

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Off-Topic Discussion / Chicago
« on: October 01, 2022, 07:10:47 AM »
Anyone here based in or from Chicago ?
I will be visiting there soon for a few days  and wondered what should be on my must see/do list

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Eastwood News / William Smith R.I.P
« on: July 09, 2021, 10:51:50 AM »
R.I.P William Smith

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General Discussion / Eiger Sanction/Totem Pole shot
« on: May 17, 2021, 10:00:57 PM »
I recently watched the scene in The Eiger Sanction where Clint and Burt Kennedy are sitting atop the Totem
Pole in Monument Valley... This scene always takes my breath away.
How the hell did they get that shot... its truly amazing. I did wonder if the initial shot of them talking in close
up was filmed somewhere else... but the shot that clearly shows them up there, as the camera swirls away. Wow.... and no shadows from the helicopter !!
Someone must have taken some photos of the actors being lowered down onto the pole and the whole scene being set up ?

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Off-Topic Discussion / Recommended Documentaries
« on: November 28, 2020, 05:21:41 AM »
During this lockdown I find myself watching more documentaries than ever ..
I just finished Storyville. The Highjacker who Vanished. The Mystery of D.B Cooper..

I had a vague memory of this story from way back in the 70s. Very interesting piece..

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else had some cool documentaries they?d like to recommend ?

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General Discussion / Zodiac/Scorpio/Dirty Harry..
« on: October 13, 2020, 11:03:00 AM »
I recently re watched David Fincher?s Zodiac and enjoyed it even more second time around..
and then it struck me that the actor playing the main suspect John Carroll  Lynch also appears with Clint in Gran Torino..
So Dirty Harry does get to meet San Francisco?s Zodiac killer.... 😁


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Off-Topic Discussion / Jack Reacher Books and TV series
« on: June 10, 2020, 10:56:02 PM »
[Moderator: the first ten posts in this thread were moved here from another thread, where they were off-topic.  AKA23 started this thread to continue the Reacher discussion, but there is no way I can move his introductory post to be at the beginning of this thread ... so I'll just quote it here. It is repeated farther down the page.]

Since we have a few readers of Lee Child's Jack Reacher book series on here, and they are making an upcoming Amazon series and there will likely be more information coming out soon about it, I'm starting a Jack Reacher discussion thread. The first series of posts is about how Clint Eastwood make have been a good choice to play Jack Reacher earlier in his career, and later we discuss the AMAZON series and Lee Child's brother Andrew taking over as writer of the book series. This is the place to discuss all things Reacher. Thoughts on past or upcoming books, casting news about the AMAZON series, reviews on the series once it gets released, etc. Enjoy Reacher fans!

[Moderator: And now back to Gant's post, which touched off the discussion!]



Who would you cast as Jack Reacher if you could have any actor past or present ?

I can see Robert Ryan maybe.. or William Smith

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Off-Topic Discussion / Who do you just not get ?
« on: May 07, 2020, 03:38:28 PM »
Which band or singer just doesn’t do it for you ? Leaves you cold, disinterested or a band that you simply cannot connect to
even  tho they might be popular and revered throughout the land...

For me it’s Queen.... I never liked them when I was young and to this day I just don’t get them. Mercury’s vocals kill
it for me for starters..

Also Bruce Springsteen. I’ve really tried with him, listened to all his early stuff etc but he just don’t  move me. He’s a
one trick pony to my ears... It’s not that I think he’s $#!t or anything... but his music moves me not one bit..

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Off-Topic Discussion / Bland celebrity encounters
« on: April 28, 2020, 12:03:52 AM »
What bland celebrity encounters have you or your family experienced.. I’m not looking for superstar meet ups, just chance encounters
With more minor celebrities..

I once brushed past the actor Peter Strauss in a convenience store in Big Sur, California..

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Eastwood News / Eastwood on the Southbank
« on: March 02, 2020, 02:27:49 PM »
Hoy Hoy... Great news for Londoners.

"Like his favourite characters, he belongs to an endangered species, the creator free to do what he pleases"
Michael Henry Wilson


The British Film Institute on London's Southbank is marking the occasion of Eastwood turning 90
In May by screening many of his films throughout April.. A great opportunity to see some of Clint's best work back
up on the big screen..

Screening are
Dirty Harry
Magnum Force
The Enforcer
A Fistful of Dollars
For A Few Dollars More
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Pale Rider
Unforgiven
Escape from Alcatraz
Tightrope
White Hunter, Black Heart
Gran Torino
The Mule

I'm definitely booking up to see Unforgiven again and maybe Tightrope and White Hunter too..


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Off-Topic Discussion / Favourite films of 2019
« on: December 24, 2019, 02:19:20 AM »
In no particular order... The films I enjoyed the most this year

Us
If Beale Street Could Talk
Can You a Ever Forgive Me
Destroyer
The Mule ( released here in UK in January)
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Joker
Midsommar
Marriage Story

No major surprises but thought that these were all very good.
Anyone else got faves from this year.. ?




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General Discussion / 3 Eastwood films worth a re-appraisal ?
« on: November 06, 2019, 01:13:41 PM »
I've decided to set aside time soon to re watch three Eastwood films I wasn't overly keen on first time around...
Maybe give them another chance and see if I missed things first time around..

My three are

Two Mules for Sister Sarah
J Edgar
Hereafter

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Questions & Answers / Mrs Eastwood
« on: September 29, 2019, 01:56:39 AM »
So I'm out at a show last night in The North England... I got talking to a guy at the bar and Clint Eastwood came up in conversation. ( he knows I'm a fan ) and he asked me if I knew in which film Clint filmed his own mother in a crowd scene..
I didn't.... Does anyone know if this is true and in which film ?
He did tell me which film but I'll wait and see if you guys know.. (I'm sure you will...)

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Eastwood News / Bridges Across the Thames
« on: July 24, 2019, 12:20:45 AM »
Bridges of Madison County is getting a couple of screenings this September at London's BFI Southbank...

I might pop along to see this again. I saw it on its original release and was very impressed, tho I think I've only seen it once since..

Why don't you all fly over for wine and dinner and share one of Clints greatest achievements with me...

From the BFI pamphlet.

"Eastwood's marvellously sensitive yet understated adaption"

" What first seems a harmless flirtation turns into a romance of enormous emotional turbulence and results in one of
The great weepies of the modern era"


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Eastwood News / Freddie Jones, R.I.P.
« on: July 10, 2019, 06:03:49 AM »
Freddie Jones R.I.P

I can’t post pics from my phone so hope someone will put up a nice Firefox still
Great actor with a long and varied career.. Also great in The Elephant Man..

Wherever he is now.. it’d be cool if he’s  taken the black box with him..

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Eastwood News / The Outlaw Josey Wales in London..
« on: May 03, 2019, 04:13:15 AM »
Josey Wales rides into London this Monday at  London's B.F.I cinema on the Southbank..
Tickets booked, very much looking forward to seeing this film up on the big screen for the first time...

Lovely bar there too  ;)


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Eastwood News / A Perfect World.. in London
« on: July 26, 2018, 03:14:55 AM »
Well of course it is...  ;)


But also A Perfect World starring Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood and Laura dern and directed by Eastwood is being shown in a 35mm print at Londons Prince Charles Theatre just off Leicester Sq for one night only on Tues 7th August..
Marking 25 years since its release..

'Eastwood's greatest hidden gem' - The Playlist



I'm hoping to go.. I saw this at the cinema upon its original release and would love to see it up on the big screen again..


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