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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: December 23, 2021, 01:40:46 AM »
Thank you, Hocine and AKA23!  I very much enjoyed reading your posts.  They are both very interesting and thoughtful.

Sorry I?m late this week.  Getting busier than usual at work, leading up to my 6-week medical leave for torn meniscus repair surgery on my left knee January 4.  I?m attempting to tie up as many loose ends as possible and now it?s crunch time.  Ugh.


Week 5:  December 21-27, 2021

High Plains Drifter/Pale Rider

These obviously go together very well in that the themes are very similar.  I like the character differences between The Stranger and The Preacher.  While I instantly liked High Plains Drifter, Pale Rider took decades to grow on me.  I?m happy to report that I now love it and enjoy that it was the first Eastwood western I?d seen upon theatrical release.  Both movies are great, their stories are similar but different enough to stand well enough on their own.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Christopher!!
« on: December 14, 2021, 11:25:39 AM »
Happy Belated Birthday, Christopher!  I hope it was great!

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: December 14, 2021, 11:24:34 AM »
Play Misty for me

Week 4:  December 14-20, 2021

Thanks, Sharkjerky.   Instead of putting too much thought into this, which isn?t working, I?ll go with the very first movie that came to me and that?s Million Dollar Baby.  I don?t know why, it just did so I?ll stick with it. 

I?m curious to know what others may think and/or come up with. 

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: December 13, 2021, 10:19:31 AM »
Glad you?re feeling better Jed

Thanks, Gant.  I took it easy this past weekend.  Lol, I went out of my way to watch Firefox Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 😜😂😎

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: December 13, 2021, 10:18:29 AM »
I think for me, I'd choose "Million Dollar Baby" to pair with "Gran Torino." They both involve mentorship where the Clint Eastwood character serves as a father figure to either Maggie or Thao. I think both also feature two of Eastwood's strongest performances. This pairing would also be a solid choice, as they are both either family, or surrogate family, dramas, and both were written by Nick Schenk.

Thanks, AKA.  I agree, those would make a good pairing as well. 

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: December 13, 2021, 10:16:53 AM »

           Well,  I'd do The Beguiled and Tightrope as a double feature since both have a large female cast and the affirmation of offbeat roles for Eastwood.

Whataya think Jed????

Sure, good one, Perry!  👍🏻🙂

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What are you listening to right now thread
« on: December 08, 2021, 07:33:36 AM »
I compiled my own full John Lennon album comprised of his songs from Double Fantasy and Milk & Honey because I can?t stand the shrill sound of Yoko?s voice.  It sounds like a cat?s being tortured.  So, with all due respect to Mr. Lennon, I pay tribute to his memory by listening to his songs from his last two albums.
 

Double Milk 😎

(Just Like) Starting Over
Cleanup Time
I?m Losing You
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)
Watching The Wheels
Woman
Dear Yoko
I?m Stepping Out
I Don?t Wanna Face It
Nobody Told Me
Borrowed Time
(Forgive Me) My Little Flower Princess
Grow Old With Me

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: December 07, 2021, 03:32:23 PM »
Week 4:  December 7-13, 2021

Gran Torino / The Mule

For me, these would make for a good double feature viewing because they?re my favorites of his most recent latter-day starring roles. 




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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: December 07, 2021, 02:39:13 PM »
Thanks, Gant and AKA for your input.  I would?ve responded sooner but a week ago today I tested positive for Covid.  My symptoms were mild, thank goodness and today results came in for my follow-up test yesterday that I?ve tested negative for Covid.  Ingot the Moderna vaccination last April and May so perhaps that?s what help me through.  After being out seven days, I look forward to returning to work tomorrow. 

I hope everybody is doing well. 

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday, Jed Cooper!
« on: December 03, 2021, 07:13:31 AM »
Thanks, guys! 👍🏻🙂

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 30, 2021, 06:59:56 PM »
Week 3:  November 30-December 6, 2021

Ok, I?ll post one of my ideas.

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot / The Eiger Sanction

I think this would make for a good double feature.  George Kennedy appeared in both with Clint and I enjoy both characters he played.   I like that they came out back to back as well. 

Do you agree that these two make a good double feature pairing, or no?  Which film would you watch with Thunderbolt & Lightfoot?  How about The Eiger Sanction? 

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:16:50 PM »
So, here we are at week #3.  Would anyone like to submit another idea? 🙂

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General Discussion / Re: Clint Eastwood Double Features Ideas
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:13:10 PM »
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: November 29, 2021, 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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