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Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood’s next project
« on: October 09, 2022, 08:33:02 AM »
Hi AKA23.....
I came across "Sue@_Malpaso" back in August and requested to join.
That happened and I've been following the ins and outs both there and on here ever since.
I posted the reply she gave me regarding Clint's next project and have been waiting for updates.
It's certainly intriguing but like members on here I have no personal knowledge of her.
If I hear anything pertinent to the situation I will certainly let you all know...
Regards......

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Hi Antonis..
I was told, "I can't give out any information at the moment, I'm not allowed to, but stay tuned."
That was on the 25th August.
Hopefully plans are being laid and details will be made public.

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Hearing from a Malpaso source that as of yesterday, "another project has been finalized today for another film that the boss will direct."
Tantalising and no details, but hopefully a positive sign....

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He obviously knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.....

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Watching Cry Macho again and thoroughly enjoying the laid back groove, the cinematography, the score and the warm, sweet vibe, I was struck by the fact that this is a Clint Eastwood film in more senses than one ... he's in every scene, from opening shot to slow fade. I can't think of another Eastwood film where this happens...where his presence dominates a film from beginning to end in terms of screen time. What do we think?

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Does anyone else view Cry Macho as the final part of
"The Redemption Trilogy," that began with Gran Torino and continued with The Mule...?
Same director.
Same writer.
Thematically linked....hard won wisdom, regrets, loss and a life at a turning point.
Tonally changing from darkness to light, from conflict and unfulfillment to sweetness and serenity.
From an urban edge to bucolic balm.
"All the disappointment, regret and heartbreak that's come before" (The Film Stage) culminating in peace and contentment.
Clint's filmography, mythology, history and screen persona explored and wrestled with in three acts....leading to a hard won, metaphorical riding off into the sunset....

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Having seen Cry Macho twice, I'll use two quotes from critics to sum up my feelings..

"There's a languid, lackadaisical quality to Cry Macho that might be misconstrued as lack of depth, but therein lies it's deceptive charm. This is a filmmaker with nothing left to prove, a living legend reflecting on himself and his own mythology in ways that are rarely seen on screen. It's an elegiac western that feels like a reflective summation of an entire career. Minor Eastwood? No. This is the work of a major filmmaker refusing to go quietly into that good night."
Matthew Lucas -  From the Front Row

"And it's hard to look at Cry Macho and not see that kind of final film, one completely at peace with all the disappointment, regret and heartbreak that's come before and the short but wondrous amount of time that lies immediately ahead."
Glenn Heath - The Film Stage

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 18, 2021, 10:01:18 AM »

Well, well, well....
Cry Macho has clawed its way up to 60% and "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.
Don't know for how long, or what weight members give to this arbitrary praise..... but
for now, well done.

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General Discussion / Re: Midnight in the Garden... Thumbs up or down?
« on: October 06, 2021, 01:09:17 PM »
Double thumbs up from me.
One of my favourite Eastwood films.
A real ugly duckling but I'm a sucker for underdogs.
Character driven, eccentric, atmospheric, un-Hollywood, laid back, stately, discursive,
meandering, weird, quirky and yet absorbing.
I love the fact that it's its own beast, trying to please no-one.
It wasn't made by focus group.
It's confident enough to say love me or loathe me.
I'm probably in a minority, but then again I love Breezy, Hereafter, Bird, Blood Work, The Eiger Sanction, Honkytonk Man and yes even 1517 to Paris!
Obvious Eastwood is great but the low key, chamber like, against-the-grain, left field,
cuckoo-in-the-nest ones test me, intruige me, make me think and dig deep.
They're Eastwood saying... "I'm trying something different, personal, not easy or obvious, but I wanted to make it.... I hope and trust you'll engage with what I'm offering. "

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: October 05, 2021, 04:28:52 PM »
I haven't seen Cry Macho yet... it doesn't open in the UK until November.
As a fan there isn't a single Eastwood film that doesn't touch, move, excite, interest or entertain me (many, all at once).
Cry Macho, dismissed and slammed by many critics, will engage and thrill me like the others.
Because it's a Clint Eastwood film.
Because at 91 our man is alive, productive and energised.
Currently at 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, there are around 20 Eastwood films
that have fared worse. (Including Sudden Impact, Absolute Power and True Crime).
But I have also read many positive to glowing reviews highlighting the film's
ethical richness, its sweetness, its sense of peace,  contentment and serenity.
I would refer you to the following:
Glenn Heath, The Film Stage
Charles Bramesco, Little White Lies
Armond White, National Review
Brandon Streussnig, The Playlist
and most intriguingly Matt Goldberg at Collider (since
Invictus he has been extremely less than complimentary
about every Eastwood film.... he gave Cry Macho a B).
This alone is cause for anticipation.
These reviews, and many others, praise the valedictory nature
of the film.... they see the Eastwood themes it explores.... of community,
personal virtue and values, chivalry and trying to lead a good life well lived.
Many sense a time of closure may be looming and they talk
about Cry Macho in terms of farewell and adios.
They know we're nearer the end than the beginning.
This alone makes the anticipation fierce.
Clint may, and hopefully will, keep the old man at bay... he
may keep on producing films for years to come and defy us all.
In a months time I may return here to say that Cry Macho
was a big disappointment.... (I'm not blind to Clint's faults).....
but if so, it will be a first.
It's because I am a fan that I'll always cut him a little slack.
It's because I am a fan I know that if Clint was invested enough
to make the movie then I am invested enough to engage and
appreciate it.

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: September 07, 2021, 10:45:38 AM »
The official running time of Cry Macho is 104 min... 1h 44min.
https://www.alberta.ca/recently-rated-movies.aspx
 :)

2 minutes longer than "Play Misty for Me" and "Dirty Harry."  102min
1 minute shorter than "High  Plains Drifter" and "The  Beguiled."  105min

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 05, 2021, 04:18:10 PM »
https://www.crymachofilm.net/

Official website up and running....
Nice to note in the credits that long time collaborators Joel Cox (editor) and Deborah Hopper (Costume design) are there....

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: August 05, 2021, 03:28:37 PM »
https://youtu.be/JVc8SI5CAKw

Cry Macho trailer is here.....  :) :)

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: April 25, 2021, 05:12:50 PM »

This year is the 50th anniversary of "Play Misty for Me" , Clint's directorial debut, which premiered on 20th October 1971.
"Cry Macho", released on 22nd October, 2021 will mark a milestone for Clint... 50 years as a motion picture director.
Did this influence the release date for the new movie and will the golden anniversary be employed in the marketing of "Cry Macho"?
Thoughts?

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: April 21, 2021, 11:28:14 AM »
Cry Macho "completed" on IMDb and rated pg-13 "for language and thematic elements".   ;)

https://screen-connections.com/2021/04/20/cara-mpa-film-ratings-bulletin-04-21-21-the-conjuring-3-cry-macho/?amp

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: December 19, 2020, 02:12:17 PM »

Clint, as we know, just loves to work and produce movies... it's in his DNA.... he won't let the old man in. Perhaps, this time, in the current climate, he decided on a smaller scale, more manageable, more intimate chamber piece, set in a remote, less populated location, that could be delivered within strict COVID-19 limitations. We do love to speculate and wonder..... but that's why we all love contributing to this site. Me, I'm just so happy that at 90 years of age, Clint is once again, metaphorically, getting back into the saddle, but not yet, we hope, riding into the sunset.....

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: December 17, 2020, 02:32:07 PM »

Further info on Ben Davis.... certainly appears to be the D. O. P.


https://www.independenttalent.com/below-the-line/ben-davis/

Certainly intriguing??

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: December 17, 2020, 01:37:22 PM »

I notice on the Cry Macho IMDb page we now have two credits for cinematography..... Yves Belanger  and Ben Davis....... any thoughts??

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Eastwood News / Re: CRY MACHO: Production Information and News
« on: December 17, 2020, 01:32:29 PM »

Looks like we're going for verisimilitude and authenticity......I like a sense of discovery and surprise in a cast..... less baggage and fewer preconceptions..... let's see how honest the cast's chemistry translates to the screen...... Clint certainly likes to keep us on our toes.

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