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Off-Topic Discussion / Rock 'n' roll!
« on: June 13, 2004, 05:11:54 AM »
Here's a never-ending debate.  I listed the choices alphabetically to be fair and not give away whom I'd pick.  Although, those of you who've gotten to know me since I joined this discussion board may be surprised.  

The list is comprised of the most popular names I've come across over the years, which include a few that have publicly proclaimed themselves king (Michael Jackson doesn't count here!).

I hope we can have fun with this one.  ;D

General Discussion / Clint/Elvis connection(s)
« on: May 29, 2004, 04:50:15 AM »
Well, here's an oddity some may get a kick out of....then again, some may feel the sudden urge to vomit! :o
I'm a huge Elvis fan and thought it'd be interesting to list some items that connect Elvis Presley and Clint Eastwood.  
There aren't many, so feel free to add what I may have missed.

Clint is the name of Elvis' character in Love Me Tender.

Clint is also the name of his characters' brother in Flaming Star.

Flaming Star was directed by Don Siegel, who would go on to direct 5 Clint Eastwood movies.

Paul Brinegar played Wishbone in Rawhide and bartender Lutie Naylor in High Plains Drifter; he also played barber Opie Keetch in the Elvis western, Charro!

Hugo Montenegro scored the music for Elvis' western, Charro!; he also had a hit with Ennio Morricone's "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly".

Elvis recorded "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face";  Roberta Flack's version is featured in Play Misty For Me.

Elvis recorded the Paul Williams song, "Where Do I Go From Here", which can be heard over the closing credits to Thunderbolt And Lightfoot.

Clint is not fond of rock 'n' roll, Elvis disliked jazz. (even though jazz-flavoured rock 'n' roll is the soundtrack to his King Creole movie!).

Howdy.  I just picked up the remastered soundtrack to The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.  It's available in the U.S.; I'm not sure if it is elsewhere.  The artwork is the same, with the border of the booklet in red as opposed to white on the previous edition.  There are 10 unreleased tracks, too, bringing the total songs to 21.  Like the booklet for the dvd special edition, the inside of the cd booklet has closeups of Blondie, Angel Eyes and Tuco.  A very cool package and must-have for Eastwood fans!  ;D   I'm listening to it as I post this and am not disappointed (didn't think I would be!).  :D  

I watched Kelly's Heroes recently and was reminded at how much time had gone by before Donald Sutherland worked with Clint again, which was about 30 years for 2000's Space Cowboys.  James Garner has that beat, between 1959's 'Duel At Sundown' Maverick episode and the same movie w/Sutherland.  Wow, 41 years!  Eli Wallach comes close to that; he didn't work with Clint after The Good, The Bad And The Ugly in 1966 until 2003's Mystic River-36 years.  Does anybody have any thoughts on this?  Can you think of any other actors/actresses that had a long period of time go by inbetween projects with Clint?

Questions & Answers / Do you know the name of this character?
« on: May 16, 2004, 05:26:56 AM »
I'm trying to find the name of a character in Firefox.  He was one of the men at the conference in the beginning and then later talking to Buckholz regarding the backup plan in case anything goes wrong, where he says all of their contacts would simply disappear.  Buckholz then asks what happens to Gant, to which this man doesn't reply.  Buckholz goes on to say he didn't think that was part of the plan (leaving Gant on his own).  What follows is this:

man: We can't risk exposing the network for one man.
Buckholz: I understand.  He'll just have to succeed, won't he?

The "man" is elderly, approx. 55-60 years old and has a full set of shock-white hair.  My guess is that the character is a government employee, but I can't find his name or the actor who plays him in the credits.  

If anybody knows who this dude is, please reply asap.

Mucho gracias!

Jed  ;D

General Discussion / Your favorite decade of Eastwood movies
« on: May 12, 2004, 01:42:27 PM »
This one isn't difficult for me; 'spaghetti westerns' are the main reason I became a fan so I like the 60s the best.  I'm not particularly fond of Where Eagles Dare or Paint Your Wagon, but Hang 'Em High & Coogan's Bluff more than make up for that! Next would be the 70s, 90s, 80s, 2000s and then 50s.  (Just a few more good films this decade and the 2000s move up a notch).

For the longest time, I hoped Clint & Charles Bronson would make a movie together.  That would've been interesting to say the least.  It definitely would've been cool to see The Duke make a western with Clint.  What other past actors would you have liked to see Clint make a movie with? (male and/or female) *Thanks to Adam S. for giving me this idea-I hope it's not an old topic.

Trivia Games / "That's me at the door."
« on: April 26, 2004, 09:08:45 AM »
I hope nobody's thought of this one yet; name the 2 movies in which Clint said, "That's me at the door."

General Discussion / Breezy
« on: April 26, 2004, 08:13:10 AM »
Eyuh.  Howdy all.  Well, I finally saw Breezy on AMC a couple of months ago and was pleasantly surprised.  I was sure I'd fall asleep inside of 15 minutes, but that didn't happen.  Not a great movie, but I enjoyed this better than Bird & Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil.  Has anybody else seen this "lost" Eastwood flick?  I know it's due out on dvd soon.

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