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Collectors' Corner / Re: Anybody have Clint Eastwoods autograph?
« on: August 14, 2016, 10:49:49 AM »
Found this one on ebay that looks legit:

What makes you think this is legit?

Collectors' Corner / Re: Clint Eastwood autographs: authentic?
« on: August 14, 2016, 10:47:10 AM »
Some other things to consider.  Can you get Clint's signature from a canceled check, contract, letter using his stationary and heading (note: the stationary can be authentic, but the signature could be secretarial) or other document, then it makes a stronger case for it being authentic.  If a celebrity is a difficult signature to get, and is deceased (making it even more difficult), then probably this is a good way to go.  For example, Leonard Nimoy did not sign a lot of autographs and there is great demand.  Thus, there are many, many fakes out there.  It does not cost much to forge a signature on a photo or blank card.  If it's on an item of value such as a Star Trek contract, then most likely it is real.  Forgers will not put out a lot of money to fake it (although an item that could go for hundreds of thousands or more could be by a skilled criminal).

Collectors' Corner / Re: Clint Eastwood autographs: authentic?
« on: August 14, 2016, 10:39:13 AM »
Unfortunately, we all can't get autographs in person.  I've been looking at authentication services and if one can get a PSA/DNA or JSA authentication, not at sport/celebrity shows or events, and if the seller's lifetime coa includes a willingness of the seller to refund your money if it does not pass PSA/DNA or JSA authentication.  (The reason I say not at sport/celebrity shows or events is because PSA/DNA or JSA sets up booths to authenticate autographs right there, but the person may not be an expert in that field.  For example, a Clint Eastwood signature expert may not be there and is more familiar with sports signings.  If he fails to recognize a version of Clint's signature, then he will fail it.)  Now, does that mean that if you have a PSA/DNA or JSA authentication it means you have the real McCoy?  NO!  However, if you have done your homework and are familiar with Clint's autographs, secretarials, autopen, fake signatures, then there is a high percentage you've got the real McCoy. 

General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: January 08, 2015, 04:59:09 PM »
Good thread.  Some of the ones mentioned like Escape From Alcatraz, I have to watch again  ;D.

I came back to this forum because I remembered it after watching this clip on youtube.  Clint in his shootouts.  Did you count the shots?

Sudden Impact pic is awesome  8).  It made me remember the movie poster from a different Dirty Harry movie.

The 1/2 sheet Enforcer poster is good, too.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer Opening Credits
« on: August 19, 2010, 06:12:21 AM »
It's formally the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge and it has the largest bore tunnel in the world.

As for the weather, a foggy day in San Francisco is not miserable.  I grew up there and the fog grows on you.  Go down and get a sourdough bread bowl clam chowder on those foggy days or nights.  If you visit, be sure to take a coat or jacket with you, especially in the summer.

San Francisco has its micro-climates so part of it could be foggy, but another part could be real sunny as shown in The Enforcer opening.  On a warm day, the morning fog burns off and it gets sunny and its time to go to the beach.  It usually doesn't get super hot in The City.

Opening The Enforcer
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The Dirty Harry Films / Re: RARE Magnum Force Photographs
« on: August 19, 2010, 04:57:32 AM »
Awesome pics, Davy!

Can anyone answer these questions I have?

1.  Did Clint wear those shades in the movie?  What kind are they?
2.  What kind of Triumph bike is it?
3.  Why is Clint holding his .44 Mag in his left hand in the third pic?
4.  Who are the two guys in the top pic?  The guy behind Eastwood looks like a double.  Stunt double?  Is that David Soul's stunt double we see going in the water?
5.  Where was the final scene shot?  Is it in San Francisco?  It looks like Marin County side.
6.  What does the graffiti say in the sixth pic?
7.  What's going on behind Clint in the ninth pic?  Who's trying to shake his hand or whatever the guy in horrible orange jacket is doing?
8.  Follow up to question 2:  Which pics are reversed?

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer Shades
« on: September 18, 2009, 05:29:55 PM »
Here's why Ben Shockley is no Harry Callahan, but he's still tough like Timex as he takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin' ;D.

Thanks, D'Ambrosia.  That's an awesome list and worth five fist pumps out of five.  Sometimes while watching the DH movies, I catch myself doing a fist pump after Harry nails each villain  O0.

I found a couple of JBB reviews:
Dirty Harry keeps finding bodies with their balls blown off, and it BOTHERS him... So Harry goes to a diner for coffee, and while he's there he blows away four black guys in the middle of a robbery, and then he feels a whole lot better--until the police commissioner calls him in and says "You're a dinosaur, Callahan. Don't you know who I am?" And Harry says "Yeah--you're a legend in your own mind." (Best one-liner of this third in the "Dirty Harry" series.) It's .44 Magnum Automag time (that's a .44 that shoots FOREVER), because Harry is sick and tired of "a society where teachers are being thrown out of fourth-floor windows because they don't give A's." When he gets in trouble for an endless car chase ending with a bunch of hitmen drowning in San Francisco Bay, he gets reassigned to the missing- testicles case in the little town of San Paulo. But first he has to steal a van from a nursing home so he can chase a bank robber through the streets and knock him off his motorcycle. Then somebody gives Harry a bulldog named Meathead. Then Harry goes into a bar looking for information, and this sleaze lesbo starts to get familiar and so he has to deck her with a right cross. Then Meathead saves Harry's life. Then Harry goes around San Paulo making friends with great opening lines like, "Tell me, how's your slut sister?" And then Harry gets to say "Go ahead, make my day" TWICE more, before his .44 Automag denouement. Five breasts. Two pints blood. Three motor vehicle chases, with one explosion. Testicles roll. Twenty-one dead bodies....

DEAD POOL (1988)
... Dirty Harry Callahan looks even MORE deadly now that he has those lines on his neck and his face skin is cracking and, when he squints, it looks like his head is about to explode. This time they give him a CHINESE partner, which means, of course, Insult Fu. Clint is still the only man alive who can take a word like "Chinese- American" and say it in a way that sounds like "worthless scum wimp brain-dead reetard." But then they hit Dirty Harry with the final straw--they tell him they want him to work in the public relations department. Nineteen dead bodies. Two exploding cars. Two bullet-riddled cars. Two motor vehicle chases, including one with a toy car that's the best San Francisco car chase since "Bullitt." Harry single-handedly destroys three cars and four Mafia goons. Harry single-handedly busts a TV mini-cam. Harry single-handedly destroys a Chinese restaurant full of robbers. Average San Francisco citizen pours gasoline on himself and lights a match to be on TV. Gratuitous Empty-V video. Kung Fu. Heroin Fu. Fortune cookie Fu. Harpoon Fu. Forty-four Magnum Fu. With Evan Kim as Harry's partner ("Harry, did you know that celebrities always die in threes?"), Liam Neeson as a drive-in movie director making a flick called "Hotel Satan," David Hunt as the psycho killer who thinks he's a drive-in movie director ("Those are my nightmares, not his!")...

Ahh... the Parent's Guide for DH.

Violence & Gore

-A man shoots a teenage girl whilst she's swimming. He shoots her from a distance, however we see her get shot very close up. A bit of blood sprays and she dies.

-Harry shoots a robber in the street in broad daylight. Blood sprays. However the man doesn't die.

-Harry is beaten in one scene by the villian. He is repeatedly kicked and punched.

-Harry stabs the villain in the leg. Blood sprays

-Harry Punches the villain to the ground. He then tortures him by repeatedly kicking him the knife wound in his leg.

-The villain pays someone to repeatedly punch in the face with a knuckle duster. The villain's face afterwards may look slightly disturbing to some viewers.

-The villain hijacks a school bus, threatens the driver with a gun and brutalizes the children. This scene is presented in a disturbing manner.

-Harry shoots the villain in the shoulder, a tiny bit of blood sprays. He then shoots him in the heart. Blood sprays and he falls into a lake.

I know it's not supposed to be entertaining in real life, but it's enjoyable watching the bad guys get it from Callahan's 44 in the DH movies because they deserve it.  I did a search in this forum, but could not find this topic covered.  Has anyone done a count of how many bad guys Harry kills in his movies?  It does not have to be from his .44 either.  I think Joe Bob Briggs used to keep a body count in his reviews.

Here's my observations off the top of my head:
Dirty Harry - Did he fire six shots or only five?  Harry gets Scorpio!
Magnum Force - More than Dirty Harry, but he's killing cops
The Enforcer - More than Magnum Force
Sudden Impact - He kills the most ever since High Plains Drifter
Dead Pool - People are dying, but not all from Harry 

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: .44 Magnum Auto-Mag
« on: August 25, 2009, 10:28:52 AM »
Definitely the Clint-2 is way better than the Clint-1  8).

That’s a hell of a price to pay for being stylish!"
Uh $60 K is much easier to pay than being "stylish."

I can't remember.  In Sudden Impact, did it say how Harry got the gun?

I found in one of the links above that:

In the novel, the film's screenwriter reveals Harry's introduction to the Automag:

Harry had received it as a gift.  The grateful husband of a hostage and potential murder victim was a master gunsmith.  A few months after Harry had rescued his wife from the mess of a botched bank robbery, he had sent him the boxed gun and a card that read, "You saved my wife's life.  Maybe this will help to save yours.".

In his time as a cop, Harry had never accepted a thing, not even a free cup of coffee.  But he accepted this gift.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Dirty Harry's Car
« on: August 23, 2009, 10:06:18 PM »

I used to drive a ford but now I drive a chevy.

Hey!  That sounds like a song...  I think I'm on to something here... :P

I used to drive a chevy, but now I drive a ford.  In regards to songs, chevys rule, but I hate gm cars now.

# Title........................Artist...........................Phrase (including reference to Chevy)
# Misled.....................Kool and the Gang........She's as heavy, as a Chevy
# American Pie...........Don Maclean.................Drove my Chevy to the levee
# 409...................Beach Boys.............The whole song is about the famed 409 Chevy engine
# Hey little Cobra.......Jan and Dean.......I know it's a Ford song but it mentions a Stingray!
# Chevy Van.......................Sammy Johns....................Duh...It's in the title!!!
# Crocodile Rock.............Elton John............Had an old gold Chevy and a place of my own.
# I've got a Rock and Roll Heart.....Eric Clapton.....I get off on '57 Chevys( Me too, Eric!!)
# Little Red Corvette..Prince..(Now known as "the artist formerly known as Prince")...It's in the title again!!
# Where have all the Cowboys gone?...Paula Cole..Oh you get me ready in your '56 Chevy.
# Keeping the faith.....Billy Joel......When I made it with a red-haired girl in the Chevrolet!
# Captain Jack........Billy Joel..........You got your tape deck and your brand new Chevrolet..
# Movin Out (Anthony's Song)..Billy Joel...And he's trading in his Chevy for a Cadillac(Damn fool!They didn't have Allante's or Catera's when this song was written!)
# Deadmans Curve..............Jan and Dean..........Race between a Jag and a Stingray to (title)
# Night Moves.................Bob Seger..............Out in the back seat of my '60 Chevy
# Uneasy Rider...............Charlie Daniels Band.............Toolin' along in my Chevrolet
# Like a Rock.......Bob Seger.......Yeah I know the original song isn't about Chevy, But IT'S MY PAGE!!!!
# Racing in the Street.........Bruce Springsteen.........I got a 69 Chevy with a 396!!!
# Chattahoochie........Alan Jackson.......Well we fogged up the windows in my old Chevy.
# You Win My Love..........Shania Twain..........He can have a '55 Chevy...
# The Late Show.........Jackson Browne........(Let's just say) It's an early model Chevrolet...
# Rock My World (Little Country Girl)..Brooks & Dunn..She's got a T-Top Camaro..
# She's in Love With the Boy....Trisha Yearwood....Over yonder, coming up the road, in a beat up Chevy Truck..
# How Bizarre..................OMC............Policeman taps his shades, Is that a Chevy '69?
# I Go Back....Kenny Chesney.....Two-Tone short bed Chevy ( Thanks to Mark Jr. for this entry)
# Chevrolet.......Foghat....I'll Buy You A Chevrolet...(Thanks to Sarah for this entry!)
# Mud On The Tires ......Brad Paisley......Well we fogged up the windows in my old Chevy ( Thanks to Alf1230 for this one)
# Feels Just Like It Should.......Pat Green...... Let's jump in my El Camino  (Thanks to Alf1230 for this one, too!)

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: Favourite Harry movie?
« on: August 23, 2009, 09:41:52 PM »
1. Dirty Harry - Easy choice for number one
2. Magnum Force - By a nose over The Enforcer.  Its weakness was why Lt Briggs and the rookie cops turned vigilante.  That was a bit hard to swallow.  The action was rugged, but the final battle between Harry and the rooks left one wanting for more
3. The Enforcer - Women weren't always in the police force and its back story was well done without hitting you over the head with it; Loved Tyne Daly.  I would like to have seen more suspense built up for the climatic ending such as Harry getting shot during the gun battle at Alcatraz, but still able to continue.  I could put this movie # 2 and not have any regrets
4. Sudden Impact - I liked the first half, but then it kind of goes askew, and then pulls itself back together during the finale.  Loved the .44 auto mag
5. Dead Pool - I liked the first half and then it kind of peters out; They should have played it straight instead of resorting to gimmicks

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer Shades
« on: August 18, 2009, 01:41:14 PM »
I was looking for top half frame styles from the late 70s, but could not find  >:(.  Possibly Foster Grants because of the tinting.

However, I did find another picture of them.  Nice poster though Shockley is no Dirty Harry.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer Shades
« on: August 14, 2009, 01:16:48 PM »
Maybe he wanted to feel like Dirty Harry.   :)
I'm still hellbent on finding out what glasses he wore in The Gauntlet.

Close up:

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer Shades
« on: August 09, 2009, 01:29:22 PM »
You wore shades while watching a movie? ???

Yeah, but it wasn't at a movie house but my house on dvd and after the debate whether the shades were Baloramas or not.  Maybe I'll do The Enforcer ones when I pop in The Enforcer next or I get it on BD.  The days of wearing shades everywhere to hide my blood shot eyes or where they were looking at are long gone.  LOL.

My point is get a *genuine* DH pair of shades as worn by Clint in DH (or CB or PMFM) or TE.  You can even get a pair of Gargoyles like Clint wore in Sudden Impact.    You don't have to watch the movie with them on, but you could.  Now that's the real deal.

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer Shades
« on: August 07, 2009, 04:32:29 AM »
To the casual observer like me, these shades look like the ones he wore in Coogan's Bluff; are they different?

Just don't go for the cheap imitation.  They're Ray Ban Baloramas and those are not cheap.  If you can get them *new* for about $120 or less, then it's a good deal.  I had a pair and wore them while watching Dirty Harry.  Once you do that, then you know it's the real deal.  Cheap imitations won't have the same look and feel.

Check it out:

Here's a pair on eBay now (used):

The Dirty Harry Films / Re: The Enforcer Shades
« on: July 22, 2009, 09:15:31 AM »
Those Ray Bans look very close!

44,  not to get off topic but those Eastwood’s greatest hits on You Tube are hilarious.  Must be from TBS Superstation promotion or something.  What a riot!

Everyone seems to like those, myself included.  I saw several of the Dirty Harry ones from carymac on youtube, but since you mentioned it, I did some digging and found they were made by Spinderfella and Mrs. Spnderfella for the annual Clint Eastwood marathon at TBS.

<wearing my Enforcer shades> Marvelous.

That's the first time I ever recall hearing Rawhide episodes called "masterpieces," but far be it from me to criticize anyone's Eastwood rankings! Thanks for your thoughts, callahans44! 8)

The Rawhide shows were masterpieces because those were the days when men were men and women were women.  Cigs were okay to smoke.  Whiskey was okay to drink.  And it was okay to fight and spit as long as you remained standing.  If you proposed a show like that today, they would wheel you off in a strait-jacket.  I love the stories, the characters and pure entertainment of the cattle drive -- beef and beer, leather and plenty of bullsh*t.  I usually like to open a brew or pour a shot when they're having one.   ;D.

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