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The Dirty Harry Films / Re:Clint on a new Dirty Harry
« on: October 13, 2003, 05:00:41 PM »
If he turns out stunning material such as Mystic River why would he ever want to return to Dirty Harry, face it people, it isn't gonna happen. I think the man is wise enough to know he has delivered a minor classic with MR, why would he ever do an 180% turn, and walk away from the possibilities of producing such beautiful examples of filmmaking?
He's 74 in 7 months for Christ's sake ???
The one thing I think I can say about the man, is that he is a realist, and I certainly don't think he would make himself look a complete joke, stepping down from the step marked "great director" to the step marked "ridiculous parody", you have to give the guy some credit.. surely?

Eastwood News / Re:Parkinson NOW RECORDING TONIGHT!!!
« on: October 11, 2003, 03:44:48 PM »
As I said in a previous post Vik, the show should have been a one man show. But a delight to watch once again, and the man still looks so cool. ;)
PS So glad you enjoyed it Lilly.

Collectors' Corner / Re:Woo-hoo! Morgan Freeman photo!
« on: October 11, 2003, 03:42:01 PM »
Very well done Joey, seems like the week for signed photos! ;)

Eastwood News / Re:Parkinson NOW RECORDING TONIGHT!!!
« on: October 11, 2003, 02:20:39 PM »
 ;) You're gonna love Mystic River Ally!

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Once Upon Time Vs. Good Bad Ugly
« on: October 10, 2003, 06:32:51 PM »
To be honest, I have tried to like it so much, but I also do tend to nod off... :-[

Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re:Once Upon Time Vs. Good Bad Ugly
« on: October 10, 2003, 06:24:34 PM »
I have to say I do find OUATITW a little dull, I think it has some wonderful moments, but it never holds me like TGTBATU, which I think is the complete EASTWOOD/LEONE western.

Collectors' Corner / Re:CLINT AUTOGRAPHS
« on: October 10, 2003, 05:43:12 PM »
Matt, I do intend to write a short bit about the autograph session, but for now I thought I would show what some people are passing off as a genuine autogragh :o



Eastwood News / Re:Eastwood on Paula Zahn+CNN..
« on: October 10, 2003, 02:17:57 PM »
Are they trainers? ???

Eastwood News / Re:Eastwood on Paula Zahn+CNN..
« on: October 10, 2003, 01:47:58 PM »
 ;) No, he was very smart, with a nice pair of shoes. :)

« on: October 10, 2003, 11:20:19 AM »
Yes, I'd also like to thank you all for your good wishes , and PM's, I promise I will reply to them all.
A thread on Clint items :o Matt you'd better get yourself some more web space ;D ;D

« on: October 10, 2003, 08:00:34 AM »
Many Thanks,
I think in some ways it was, simply because Parky was in more familiar surroundings. It seemed a little more casual, and a little more relaxed possibly..

As i said, the questions will seem very much the same, but there is also some new questions, and Clint was relaxed enough to go into his Jimmy Stewert voice, when questioned about the great film stars..

BUT look out Parky again called Unforgiven The Unforgiven.. ::)

..and his facts were also wrong on a certain Golf Club..

The thing that really upsets me though, is that the show absolutely should have been a 1 guest special, it's took Parky 33 years to get Clint, and I think they should have devoted the entire recording to him, then get the original guests in for the following day, call up another guest at the last minute, and record another show..?

I suppose it all sounds too easy right? ;)

Has to be watched though.. ;)

Eastwood News / Re:Eastwood on Paula Zahn+CNN..
« on: October 10, 2003, 07:19:57 AM »
Hi There.
Is that time correct?
I'm sure when they were recording the trailer after the TV recording Parky said 10.20pm?

Eastwood News / Re:Clint at Oxford ....
« on: October 10, 2003, 07:16:23 AM »
Nice find eustressor
A good read!

Eastwood News / Re:Clint Eastwood at the NFT - London
« on: October 09, 2003, 03:29:13 PM »
No3!!! ;D ;D Oh man, good to see you here!
..and glad you took my advice and signed up!
Great to see you here man..
..and nice to say we actually meet a board member that night :D

Gant? What's happening man ;)
YES ???
I have a tattoo? ???
Tell me more, I'm worrying a little now???
As far as I can remember I was on my best behavior that night? :-\

General Discussion / Re:DVD Commentaries
« on: October 09, 2003, 09:52:12 AM »
I really wouldn't hold your breath :-\
I think if he had any wish to lay down a track he would have done it on the Unforgiven set..
I would of course welcome any commentary by Clint,
we mentioned it some time ago, that Philo and myself would of been happy to sit down and produce a fact based commentary track, on any one of Clint's classics, I just don't think the studio's are interested enough..

Questions & Answers / Re:Clint Eastwood and Sean Connery,,,
« on: October 09, 2003, 08:00:14 AM »
Bond meets Harry perhaps? ;)

Questions & Answers / Re:Clint Eastwood and Sean Connery,,,
« on: October 09, 2003, 07:46:06 AM »
Hello Mr. Shaker,
No, I'm afraid Mr. Connery and Mr. Eastwood have never starred together :'(
What a teaming that would have made.
Welcome to the board.

« on: October 08, 2003, 06:11:10 PM »
2.10 am and just got back home....I'M STILL BUZZING LIKE CRAZY! :o :o :o :o :o :o
I don't think I'm going to come down for a week!
Thanks all so much, Matt, wonderful words, and I thank you  a million times over.

Got to tell you, an incredible omen, when I was on the way to the beeb on the train..

I took the 2 Dirty Harry stills, in a plastic wallet, in a strong card envelope....
Now, I have quite a lot of these envelopes, as I do re-use them as stiff packaging etc.
When picking one this afternoon, I simply reached up to this 5" thick stack of envelopes, without really taking much a attention to any one of them in particular...
Except when I am on the train, I'm looking at this envelope, and I noticed it is from one Matt Reigns of Florida! 8) ;D ;D
Yep, the very same envelope you sent that photo in!
What's the chances of that Pal, I like to think you brought me a great deal of luck tonight Matt ;)
Once again thank you for your sincere words.

I'll try and send scans to you Matt, and see if you can get them on the board.

Thanks again to all, I really don't think I will ever to be able to top this incredible week. :)

« on: October 08, 2003, 04:11:47 PM »
For the first time ever!
This is a combined post!
What an incredible week this has been. ::)
Firstly, the A & E documentary gets aired on US TV, a project the Philo and myself had worked on and getting a credit on an Eastwood project, a dream come true, and as we thought , could hardly be topped?

Tuesday, watching the wonderful Mystic River, and attending the NFT interview, was simply a wonderful night.

Wednesday, for most of today, there was absolutely no chance of any tickets to the Parkinson show....until

The wonderful Clare, from the Parkinson Production office called to say there were just Two tickets that had suddenly become available.
I was by this time already on my way to TV centre, my staff pass in hand, in the hope of simply catching a glimpse of the man one more time.

Could not find Philo when I got there, so our plan B kicked in, and I headed straight to the studio, which was another pre arranged meeting place.. But still no Philo?

I told staff, that I was simply looking for a friend of mine, at which point I was amazed to hear my name mentioned back to me and a ticket presented to me!

Philo was in there! I was told to go up and join him.
I swear to god! I kissed the man on the head!! ;D ;D ;D

A wonderful night, yes a lot of questions were similar for anyone who was at the NFT.. the show went very well and a good line up of guests.

We made our way towards stage door, at this time Parkinson appeared in the same corridor. I said to him, "wonderful interview", and he asked if we enjoyed it? "it was great" I replied "and also enjoyed the show at the NFT last night"
"Very good" he replied.

Moving swiftly to stage door, we waited for at least 10 minutes. In the hope that we could catch the man.
Finally, he was there! :o

philo first approached him as he came from stage door
His security said, No, no autographs.

I brought to his attention in a voice loud enough for Clint to hear that we had just spent six months on and off working on this documentary. Sure enough Clint heard part of what I had said observed with interest the situation and said "What's that"?

He then commented and I quote word for word from Philo who claims he will never forget this magic moment.

Clint said ....

"If they work here then that's alright"

The next 5 minutes were magical no other word for it.

We covered various things  e.g. Mystic river , the A&E doc, 25 years of following his career and what a joy it has been for all.

Thanks to a phone message received the night before about the change of date we did have with us items in the hope they could be signed.

I had brought two very nice colour studio shots from Dirty Harry and Philo had with him an original script from Escape from Alcatraz.

Clint was very happy to sign them all, so much so that he asked for my name to dedicate to . (something neither of us had thought to ask)

Philo asked if he had enjoyed the A&E and he said he had.

He then left and then afterwards I hate to quote from Coogan's bluff but we couldn't believe what had happened even when it was happening.

After both collecting rare materials on the man for over 25 years, we now feel after this week that there is not a lot more we could achieve.

A moment we will never forget

It is as simple as that .

The Stranger and Philo .

Eastwood News / Re:Eastwood's 'Mystic' N.Y. Bound
« on: October 08, 2003, 07:16:20 AM »
3 OCTOBER 2003
One of American cinema's elder statesmen helped open the 41st New York Film Festival on Thursday, when Clint Eastwood turned out to present his latest flick Mystic River.

The 73-year-old was joined by the film's stars, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon, as he answered journalists' questions about the psychological thriller.

Mystic River, which is already winning the plaudits of critics, tells the story of three men whose lives are marked by the childhood abduction of one of their friends. Clint said he was moved to take on the project by his anger over violence against children. "I was fascinated by the stealing of innocence," he said. "The moment I read it, I felt, 'I've got to do it'."

Asked about the contrast between the film and his early Dirty Harry productions, the veteran actor was characteristically matter-of-fact. "Then was then and now is now," he said. "I'm not apologizing for any movie. Times change, people change."

The NY Film Festival will feature 24 movies over the next two weeks. It draws to a close on October 19 with 21 Grams, a searching drama which also features Sean Penn in the lead role.

Clint is joined by cast-member Marcia Gay Harden at the New York opening.

The film's stars Tim Robbins, Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon also came along to promote their collaboration.
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