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General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: February 12, 2009, 01:21:43 AM »
I finally got around to getting the new Dirty Harry Box set last week(already had the old one) so I've been watching them again. Just got done watching Sudden Impact a few minutes ago

The Dirty Harry Films / Re:The Highest grossing DH film was..
« on: December 21, 2004, 03:19:31 AM »
Is it just me, or does anybody else think they should rank the movies by ticket sales instead of how much money the movie. If you look at the top grossing movies of all time, obviously its going to have more recent movies since the ticket prices are so much higher now

anyway sorry for the little rant

General Discussion / Re:finally
« on: December 18, 2004, 01:58:31 AM »
well I've never seen Breezy and coogan is one of my least favorite Clint movies, but I have noticed that usually after i get them in DVD I enjoy them more

General Discussion / finally
« on: December 17, 2004, 01:17:33 AM »
I just got a package today with Breezy and coogan's bluff. Now I have everything that has been officially released in DVD except for the pre dollar movies. Now what do I do : )

General Discussion / Re: The Official MEMBER INTRODUCTIONS Thread
« on: September 05, 2004, 12:46:21 AM »
My name is Rhastus. I have been hanging around for a few years. I distictly remember reading about bloodwork before it came out. Since I was just lurking, I didn't both to become a member for quite some time.

I had always been aware of Clint since they showed his movies on the networks in the 70's and 80's. I really became a fan in the late 80's when they showed a bunch of them on cable. Been hooked ever since

Eastwood News / Re:Honkytonk Man DVD
« on: January 11, 2004, 12:35:18 PM »
For some reason i really like this movie( and my taste usally lean towards Clint's more violent movies). It is a shame that the majority of his DVDs are barebones

General Discussion / Re: How'd you become a Clint fan?
« on: January 01, 2004, 10:47:50 AM »
I was always aware of Clint, seeing alot of his films as movies of the week in the 70's and some of his more recent movies in the 80's when i got cable, but i didn't become a diehard until the late 80's when they were having like a clint eastwood month on one of the movie channels and showed all the dirty harry and dollar movies. Thats what hooked me.

General Discussion / Clint for Christmas
« on: December 28, 2003, 08:41:40 AM »
Had an eastwood Christmas this year. Got 7 DVDs for Christmas and bought one in the $7.50 bin at walmart a few days before for that for a total of 8. I'm only missing two or three in DVD now. So how did everybody else do? Did you fill some holes in your collections?

General Discussion / Re:City Heat
« on: December 28, 2003, 08:33:13 AM »
I just got it on DVD for Christmas. I think I have only seen it once before that. Overall not very good, but it did have a few funny moments

Eastwood News / Re:Clint artist of the day on billboard site
« on: November 13, 2003, 12:34:51 PM »
No  problem KC  :)

Eastwood News / Clint artist of the day on billboard site
« on: November 12, 2003, 05:46:09 AM »
Clint is the artist of the day on the Biilboard site
Here is the link to the site and the article

Artist of the Day

Clint Dives Into Scoring For 'Mystic River'

By Jim Bessman
Clint Eastwood regularly has a hand in composing or assembling his movie soundtracks. And he was recently recognized for his efforts by the Henry Mancini Institute.
But his highly praised new film, the intense crime drama "Mystic River," is the first to feature the one-time jazz-club pianist's own entire score -- save for a pair of jazz instrumentals by his jazz bassist son Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens used as source music in a bar scene. The soundtrack was released Oct. 21 by Warner Bros.

"I've written themes for pictures before," says Eastwood, singling out "Big Fran's Baby" from 1993's "A Perfect World" country music soundtrack, "Doe Eyes" from his Johnny Hartman-heavy 1995 romance "Bridges of Madison County" and especially "Claudia's Theme" from his 1992 masterpiece "Unforgiven" -- which he wrote on his way to the location.

"I've just fooled around and let Lennie Niehaus save my bacon and be the hero," he continues, referring to his longtime musical collaborator. "But on this one, I wrote it and then played it into a friend's computer, and he mocked up some synthesized instruments. After the film was done, Lennie arranged and conducted it for the Boston Symphony Orchestra."

Eastwood says he never originally intends to write music for his films. "It just comes to you along the way," he explains.

On determining what would work for the new film, Eastwood says, "I didn't want a jazzy thing because I didn't see it as that kind of movie, but went with the three guys who were haunted by their past and the problems they were having in the present, and built a sort of triad on the piano, and just worked it out from there."

The director/composer says he draws upon a lifetime's worth of film music influences "dating back to Franz Waxman, Max Steiner, Miklos Rozsa -- all those people you grow up with -- and then guys I worked with like Lennie and Jerry Fielding ["The Gauntlet"] and Lalo Schifrin ["Dirty Harry"], and then Hank Mancini, who was not only a great composer but a great songwriter."

The late Mancini was also a great friend of Eastwood's, making his receipt of the Henry Mancini Institute's fourth annual Hank Award for distinguished service to American Music especially meaningful for Eastwood.

Previous honoree Quincy Jones presented the award at the Institute's 2003 Mancini Musicale in August at UCLA's Royce Hall. The gala featured a performance by Diana Krall, who sang "Why Should I Care?" on the soundtrack for Eastwood's 1996 thriller, "True Crime."

More recently, Eastwood lensed the "Piano Blues" episode of Martin Scorsese's "The Blues" PBS series. Although understandably slanted more toward the jazz side of the blues, showcasing performances from the likes of Monk, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Art Tatum, it also included Fats Domino and Chicago blues legend Otis Spann.

"I'd seen a lot of archival footage, so I knew what we were looking for," says Eastwood, who was given complete freedom in subject and content -- and produced new performances from pianists including Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck and Jay McShann.

"I figured the other [blues] bases were being covered," Eastwood says, "and these were all people who had something interesting to say about the blues."


Excerpted from the Nov. 15, 2003, issue of Billboard. The full original text of the article is available in the Premium Services section.

Eastwood News / Re:Who saw MYSTIC RIVER? (NO SPOILERS)
« on: October 20, 2003, 11:50:44 PM »
I saw it last friday( which was the first day it played here). I went to the first showing and it was pretty full for a 12:30 p.m. show.

I was really looking forward to this film and wasn't dissappointed one bit. Excellent

General Discussion / Re:Only 403 members?
« on: March 03, 2003, 01:44:58 AM »
There are probably tons of people who check out the board as guests. I have been reading it for atleast a year and a half and never got around to registering so I could post till today

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