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General Discussion / Re: What was the last Eastwood film you watched?
« on: January 27, 2011, 02:59:59 PM »

doesn't work for me :(

Eastwood News / Re: Who saw INVICTUS? Members' Comments
« on: January 27, 2011, 02:54:39 PM »
I meant to ask too, that did anyone else think that little piano bit that's played throughout the film, is practically the same tune from Unforgiven?

its in CHANGELING also ::)

Eastwood News / Re: Clint Eastwood at 80: Tributes in the Press
« on: May 31, 2010, 08:12:33 PM »
I dunno.
I think I liked it better before Clint became 'respectable'
We all knew CE was an 'artist' way before the professional critics discovered it.
There was somethin' cool about being an Eastwood fan before it became 'fashionable'. :)

I still think Clint's career is most similar to Chaplin's.
They both created an iconic character, broadened their artistic horizons, directed without acting, but in the end their greatness resides in directing themselves.

MYSTIC RIVER is very highly regarded (not by me) but I doubt it will stand the test of time and become a classic.
The Siegel films and the Eastwood starring & directed films JOSEY, UNFORGIVEN, TORINO will be his lasting legacy

re INVICTUS @Blockbuster video

my "rental copy" - it has those words printed on the disc - has 15 minutes of trailers and commercials before the film that can't be skipped over!
AND, no extras not even CHAPTER LISINGS!

what's going on here?

Eastwood News / Re: INVICTUS: Reviews and Features in the Media
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:55:04 PM »
any word on how it is doing overseas?
I suspect it will be more popular at the box-office there, than it has been in the USA.

England, for example is probably crazier about rugby than soccer!

it grossed 3x more overseas but still not a b/o smash
sort of the reverse of SEABISCUIT which had the reverse ratio ; 2/3/of its gross was domestic and they made about the same world wide.

Eastwood News / Re: Who saw INVICTUS? Members' Comments
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:27:49 PM »
i wanted to see it in the theatre but had to settle for dvd - on a good sized ws tele at least.

i really enjoyed it. This is a compelling real life event -  which I knew nothing about - and kudos to Clint for seeing it's dramatic potential.
Excellent in all respects.
One complaint : all those scenes of people cheering , not just in the stadium, but in bars, homes etc (and i agree about the lackluster stadium sound mix not connecting the cheers with the action). Could have been reduced without any loss of emotional impact and improved the slightly drawn out last half hour. (nothing personal Palooka :) )

Just might b  Clint's best job as director only

check it out!@ O0


the new issue has an editorial that claims the next special issue will be devoted to .........................


still available pardners!

So, when is it coming out, Bruce?

June & July ;D

General Discussion / Re: Escape From Alacatraz
« on: May 13, 2010, 01:37:23 PM »

Collectors' Corner / WHERE EAGLES DARE cd & magazine
« on: May 13, 2010, 01:33:33 PM »
WHERE EAGLES DARE - Film Score Monthly 2cd release
contains the COMPLETE score!
also features the score to OPERATION CROSSBOW, also composed by Ron Goodwin

WHERE EAGLES DARE - Cinema Retro special edition
80 pages devoted to every aspect of the film!

$25 for each
buy both for $40!

I have just watched the Spanish version of 'For A Few Dollars More' :)
La Muerte Tenia Un Precio 8)
I got this from Spain last year and it's great to watch this film in other language.
This is the Dvd cover

translates to DEATH HAS A PRICE

General Discussion / Re: How does you screen name relate to CLINT?
« on: March 25, 2010, 12:50:04 PM »
No offense, and I did change my username a few years ago, but it was only once. I know there's no rule about changing your username, but seriously I hope this one is permanent. You're the only member I know ever that's changed his name at least four times in the last few months.

four times?!
i changed it three times - the original, real name doesn't count O0

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: March 24, 2010, 02:03:57 PM »

Wrong thread perhaps?

well, it does take place in California...... >:D

General Discussion / Re: How does you screen name relate to CLINT?
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:59:24 PM »
It's cool.

How long will this name last though? :)

I think this will be permanent - going back to my roots. FAFDM was THE film that made me a Clintmaniac
i even bought a serape like the one in the film

but...... i reserve the right to change it agin if
I have a new article OR PROJECT  to plug (e.g. ALCATRAZ)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What was the last western you watched?
« on: March 23, 2010, 05:43:50 PM »
SADDLE THE WIND w/John Cassavetes
two and a half stars

Eastwood News / Re: Clint : A Retrospective. New Book April 2010
« on: March 23, 2010, 05:39:59 PM »

but you would not confuse the the FAFDM character with Billy Munny.
I think Schickel possibly got Manco mixed up with another character Clint played around the same era.

General Discussion / Re: How does you screen name relate to CLINT?
« on: March 20, 2010, 01:28:43 PM »
That needs updating. ;)

How do you like me now? :)
Is there anyone here who does not know the origin of "El Cigarillo"?

Eastwood News / Re: Clint : A Retrospective. New Book April 2010
« on: March 20, 2010, 01:19:46 PM »
A very impressive effort.
best part are the many photos that this eastwood fan has not seen before.
i love the stuff from THE WITCHES - Clint in Rome with his Ferrari O0
The text is good too. Schickel seems to have improved over the years in his analysis of Clint's films.
But, he still has a knack for making silly mistakes.
Example: he says the manco character from FAFDM is a "hired gun" and "potential bank robber"
Say what? ??? :-\
I can not think of a single film where Clint played a hired gun except for JOE KIDD(?) and he was a bank robber in THUNDERBOLT.

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