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Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: April 23, 2004, 01:37:02 PM »
No worries Gant. :)  I wasn't sure of the rules.  I'll think on it, but doubt i'll get it. I'm not a big Polanski fan.

Hang on....  Jack Nicolson in Chinatown was also in Cuckoo's Nest which had Scatman Crothers from Bronco Billy.  Also in Cuckoo's Nest was the big Indian guy who was in Josey Wales (I can't remember his name unfortunately).

Either of those any good?

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: April 23, 2004, 12:15:14 PM »
MGK I think we are on different wave lengths.

I obviously realise that they are completely and utterly different films (being a 40 year time difference and having different directors to name but two differences) hence the stress in my post on THE in John Huston's THE Unforgiven.  I was making the link that Huston's film was very similar in title, though as I said not exactly the same as Clint's Unforgiven, without a THE.

If the association does not qualify then that is cool, it was a bit of a guess. However I am wise enough and long enough in the tooth to know that they are different films.

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: April 23, 2004, 10:24:27 AM »
If that's ok what about another Brit

Michael Gambon

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: April 23, 2004, 10:19:56 AM »
I was thinking of Dreyfuss in Jaws, Music by John Williams who also did music for Eiger Sanction but yeah there are loads.

For Polanski what about Chinatown featuring John Huston who directed THE Unforgiven.  Do names of films count or does it have to be people?  (I know it's not exact but it'snot far off).

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: April 23, 2004, 08:39:00 AM »
This is probably far too easy but what about Richard Dreyfuss. ::)

Trivia Games / Re:Degrees of Separation
« on: April 22, 2004, 08:49:04 AM »
She was in The Deer Hunter as Steven's mother.   The film was directed by Michael Cimino who had earlier directed Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. ;D

Questions & Answers / Re:Honkytonk Man lyrics
« on: April 21, 2004, 12:55:05 PM »
If  get time i'll work out a guitar tab for Honkytonk Man.  If anyone knows it already though it would be good if you could attach a link to save me the trouble.

I'd like to see a game version of GBU.  You could play as any of the three main characters and follow their progress through the film changing the plot for a different outcome.  Maybe have Tuco wasting Angel Eyes in the shootout but then Blondie actually hanging Tuco.  Perhaps Angel Eyes killing them both and walking off laughing with the cash.  Maybe they would die on level one.  Blondie missing Tuco's rope or dieing himself in the desert.  Perhaps Angel Eyes getting shot by his victims kid.  That would be  ;D.

Questions & Answers / Re:Screenmate
« on: April 20, 2004, 09:02:24 AM »
No a screenmate is different to a screensaver.  If you go to and follow the download links you can download a little Phil Mitchel (a character from the show) or Kat.  They run around at the bottom of the screen whether you are on the net or anyother programme.  I hate Eatenders but thought the little guy running around on my screen was pretty cool even if he would be annoying after five minutes or so.  It would be extra cool to have a little Clint Eastwood running around shooting a magnum or smoking a cigar etc. or even have him quoting lines from Fistful or Harry.  Sadly I don't know how to programme the little fella otherwise I would have done it myself and made it available to board members.

General Discussion / Re:A few eastwood bloopers
« on: April 19, 2004, 01:52:19 PM »
I've mentioned this before on the old board but I thought Heartbreak Ridge was one big-blooper.

However, if that film was ever put in the Midas like hands of George Lucas even I would  :'(


Excellent - it worked.  Thanks Matt I never knew how to do that. ;D

Questions & Answers / Re:articles of Clint
« on: April 18, 2004, 10:54:16 AM »
 ??? :-\ ???

Questions & Answers / Screenmate
« on: April 18, 2004, 10:49:31 AM »
Does anybody know if there is a Clint Eastwood screenmate available for download anywhere? ???

If there isn't, is there anyone on the board who has the ability and time to make one?  I would be forever indebted.

Eastwood News / Re:Play Billy Crystal For Me
« on: April 15, 2004, 09:14:53 AM »
I think it would have been fantastic.  

1) it would have brought some orignality and spontaneity to the predictability of the oscars

2) it would have shown Silly Crystal that Clint is far from dead or dieing

3) it would have garnered Clint a whole new fan base and got him loads of publicity

on the downside... I suppose he would have been arrested and possibly jailed for GBH almost certainly ending his film career.  Still, at least he would have gone out in a blaze of glory like all good cowboys.

Eastwood News / Re:Sports Illustrated on 'Million Dollar Baby'
« on: April 15, 2004, 09:07:37 AM »
he'll also have to have a towel constantly around his soliders, some sort of hat preferably a beanie or fisherman's cap and  finally a couple of days stubble.  This will all show that he is a tired but knowledgable ex-fighter.  Maybe also white gym shoes or plimsoles and grey tracksuit bottoms elasticated around the ankles and a drinking habbit????

That should fit the bill! ;D

Eastwood News / Re:Play Billy Crystal For Me
« on: April 15, 2004, 07:07:21 AM »
let's face it, whether Clint liked the song or not, he was hardly going to stand up, punch Billy Crystal and walk out if he didn't like it was he.  Personally, while I thought it was fairly funny (especially for BC and the Oscars), I may have been offended by the dead and dieing line if I was Clint and the reference to Locke wouldn't have gone down well.  

Eastwood News / Re:Sports Illustrated on 'Million Dollar Baby'
« on: April 15, 2004, 05:32:51 AM »
Does the Eiger Sanction count as sports movie as a sub-category?

Eastwood News / Re:Sports Illustrated on 'Million Dollar Baby'
« on: April 15, 2004, 05:31:32 AM »
I haven't been on the board for a while and don't know too much about the plot - it was just my first impression that it was a tried and tested theme.

Burgess Meredith's character did fall in love with Rocky in a sort of non-sexual-mentoresque-father-son kind of way. :P

What was the name of his character anyway?

Eastwood News / Re:Sports Illustrated on 'Million Dollar Baby'
« on: April 15, 2004, 04:46:04 AM »
Sounds like the role that the late great Burgess Meredith played in the Rocky films.  I never thought I would see Clint doing a role like that.  To be honest it sounds like a well-worn plot.

Eastwood News / Re:New weekly UK Eastwood magazine
« on: April 15, 2004, 02:31:29 AM »
My advice is don't buy the magazine unless you don't have any copy of the films.  If you want to upgrade to DVD from video go to somewhere like and buy it from there.  These serial magazines are just there to rip people off.  The quality of the DVd is ok but nothing special and the magazine is frankly a joke being very short on information and taking about 3minutes to read from cover to cover.  Ok - there are advantages to the magazine such as films that we still don't have on region 2 such as the Any Ways but overall these magazines will cost you several hundred pounds when you can buy a mixture of the films on region 1 + 2 for about a hundred pounds if you follow the already mentioned special offers.

As usual Eastwood fans in the UK are being given a raw deal.  Some may argue that having the opportunity to buy these magazines is great but if you take everything into account they are simply overpriced, opportunist crap.  Ayone subscribing to these just to get the t-shirt, DVD cardboard box, Christmas Cracker Sunglasses and last but not least A4 ring binder must be absolutely insane.  If you want to find out about the films and are buying it for the magazine - buy a decent biography of Eastwood or read the information that has been put up by members on this site over the years.  If you are buying it when you already have the films I would suggest you urgently seek medical help or are too wealthy for your own good.

And yes - I know i'm a cynic.

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