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So, here we are at week #3.  Would anyone like to submit another idea? 🙂

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Thanks, Gant.  I missed Honkytonk Man on the big screen.  Had I not gone out of my way, I would?ve missed White Hunter, Black Heart.  I agree, it looked great on the big screen.  I?m sure I?d have come away with the same impression with Honkytonk Man, too.

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: Yesterday at 11:50:07 AM »
A Perfect World.

This is another film that I think would make for a good pairing with White Hunter, Black Heart.  It?s a thought provoking character study. 

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 23, 2021, 11:16:50 AM »
Week 2:  November 23-29, 2021

White Hunter, Black Heart

Gant, I hope you don?t mind my going ahead and posting your idea. 

For me, I think Honkytonk Man would make a good pairing.  Both are interesting stories about interesting men.  Both are on a quest to accomplish something they desire and want very much.  Both took a while to grow on me but I enjoy revisiting these now.

So, all, what say you?  Agree, disagree?  Another film in mind that you?d watch as a double feature with Gant?s posting?  I?m curious to read your comments.  I hope you?re all doing well.

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 23, 2021, 11:11:28 AM »
I don't know if I get how this is supposed to work. Someone mentions a movie and someone else says what movie would make a double feature with it, and then there's a week to discuss the pairing, or for people to mention other ideas of what to pair with the original movie?

Hi Christopher.  Sorry for any confusion.  The idea is that one person posts any Eastwood movie from his entire career, including the ones he appeared in during the 1950?s and I post what I think would be a good companion for a double feature.  That opens the door for discussion, including thoughts by others in what they would think would make a good double feature on the original post.  I figured a weekly time frame would be suitable but prior mentions can be revisited any time.

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 23, 2021, 08:40:26 AM »
Wow, a week has already gone by.  Gant, would you like to put in your suggestion now?

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 19, 2021, 06:30:57 AM »
Thanks, AKA23.  I very much enjoyed reading your post and agree with everything you said.  As I was reading, I was coming to the same conclusion as you regarding Clint not playing a happily married man often in his films.  William Munny from Unforgiven comes to mind, too.  I think it can be said he was happily married before his wife?s passing but then again, that aspect of his character?s background wasn?t portrayed on film.  I guess the same could be said for Harry Callahan as well.  I agree, it is interesting that we?ve only seen him portray a happily married man in Space Cowboys in all the years on film.   

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All but one.  When I was a new fan, I had the joy of discovering my favorites.  With that came disappointment when my expectations weren't met when seeking out movies I'd not yet seen.  As years went by, the coin flipped and some favorites became less desirable to watch.  The best experiences have been discovering something new in otherwise disliked features, even coming away loving some of them.  I enjoy revisiting almost everything he's starred in these days.  Cry Macho and Trouble With The Curve may not have been great, but pleasant enough just because he starred in them.  I'm thrilled that The Mule and Gran Torino turned out to be a couple of his best.

The one:  Paint Your Wagon.  I just can't stand it.  I don't think I ever will and not sure I'll ever revisit it.  I believe I watched it on tv at some point and again when completing my dvd collection.  In 2014, I began watching "anniversary" films that began with 1964, 1974, 1984 and so on to 2004.  That was a fun excuse to revisit his films and share my thoughts here and elsewhere.  2023 will be my final year doing this.  Through this and the disappointment of Clint appearing less on screen, I?ve developed an appreciation for most of his acting catalog.  I?ve enjoyed this new manner in which to watch his movies again that I?ve done the same with Rawhide, Elvis Presley music and movies and the original Star Trek series.  I?m still only on the first season of Rawhide and will probably take the longest to complete.  It?s been fun so far, though.

So, at this stage of the game I enjoy 99% of his movie roles.  Not bad.  O0 8)

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 17, 2021, 06:15:28 PM »

You know something Jed, I probably would had picked Play Misty For Me since it is a warped romance If you want to call it that) compared to Breezy.

I can see that as a good double feature pairing, Perry.  They?re only 2 years apart, after all 👍🏻

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 17, 2021, 06:24:34 AM »
This sounds fun..

Thanks, Gant.  I did see your suggestion and that?s another good one.  We can use that one next week.  🙂

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 17, 2021, 06:23:47 AM »
Week 1:  November 16-22, 2021


                        Breezy

Good one, Perry! 👍🏻 Great start! 🙂

The Bridges Of Madison County.  This is the first movie that came to mind for me, obviously for the subject matter. 

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, Gant!
« on: November 16, 2021, 01:27:24 PM »
Happy Birthday, Gant 😎

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General Discussion / Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 16, 2021, 01:22:33 PM »
Greetings, and welcome. I want to play a game.  8)
 
I?ve often thought about what would make good Clint Eastwood double features.  Once I completed my collection years ago, that came easy and more interesting over time as he released and continues to release  more movies.  I was going to post a list but that would be more fun for me than anyone else and thought it would be a good idea to include others.
 
So, we?ll start with the rules.  I?ll be the gamekeeper.  I?d say moderator, but that just doesn?t feel right.  In light of that, I am dedicating this post to KC.  I think it?s something she would?ve enjoying participating in. 
 
We?ll begin with the first post after this.  Give me any Clint Eastwood movie and I?ll respond with what I think would be a good companion film for a double-feature viewing.  Originally, I was going to limit this to his starring-only projects, but don?t want to offend anyone.  Keeping that in mind, I?ve decided to expand it to every movie he?s starred in since he began his career all the way up to present day.  So, this means Revenge Of The Creature to Cry Macho.
 
Please don?t post after the first person because it will be too difficult to keep track if there are many.  The goal here is for me to reply and that opens the door for further discussion on the two films paired together.  How about we do this for a period of one week for each pairing?  I think that will be enough time for others to join in.  It will be an open discussion to agree, disagree, share thoughts, insights and so on.  Not in any way intended to be a debate.  No, I think we could have a lot of fun with this, potentially for a long time.
 
So, please join me and I hope all is well with you all. :)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Happy Birthday Schofield Kid!
« on: October 15, 2021, 12:37:31 PM »
Happy Birthday!  Enjoy your Special Day!  :)

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I took my girlfriend Cydney to see this during the films? premiere weekend.  I haven?t been this underwhelmed since Blood Work but I don?t mind.  I consider seeing a Clint Eastwood movie in a theater a privilege.  I?ve been a fan going on forty years now, what feels like a lifetime.  Clint is the man.  There are better actors but Eastwood is my favorite above and beyond all others. 

His performance is so well done, laid back and effortless it?s almost as if you?re peeking in on a day in the life of Mr. Eastwood.  That in of itself makes it worthy of my effort to see it on the big screen.  It was very much worth it and I?m looking forward to another viewing.  I wonder what his next movie will be.  I just hope he?s in it.

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No contest for me.  I prefer Clint?s acting above and beyond his directing.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Tapatalk problems
« on: May 12, 2021, 08:46:17 AM »
Does anyone else here use Tapatalk for this forum?  I switched a few years ago and up ?til recently found it easier to use.  I noticed some problems recently but don?t know what?s going on.  Does any Tapatalk users have any insight?  Thank you in advance for your time.

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I just came across this thread and offer my sincerest, most heartfelt condolences.  I truly hope KC is with loved ones, family and friends that God chose to call Home before her.

I say this with as much meaning and feeling now as ever before:

God Bless you, KC. 🙏🏻  May you Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻


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How do people feel about the remastered versions compared to the original? I've noticed that some of the space shots must be way different looking than they originally would have in the 1960s. I'm not sure if anything else has been remastered (or just flat out changed to make it look more modern).
Hi Christopher,  I love the improvements.  I don?t see the gripes by those who favor the originals.  I mean, I get it.  They?re classics.  So, if that?s what you favor then continue to do so without the irrelevant negativity spewed about the new versions that so many of us do enjoy.  There?s room for everybody. 🙂







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I?m glad you?re enjoying what you?ve been seeing so far, Christopher.  The Enemy Within and Space Seed are among their best.    I recently rewatched The Wrath Of Khan again, still my favorite. 


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