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 11 
 on: June 09, 2024, 03:26:43 PM 
Started by cigar joe - Last post by The Schofield Kid
Richard

 12 
 on: June 09, 2024, 02:45:21 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Hocine
Hi SamanMoradkhani,
Actually, I read that article from Closer Weekly but there is no concrete news in it.
At this point, I think that Beetlejuice Beetlejuice and Joker 2 are expected to be commercially successful for WB, after Dune 2 and Godzilla x Kong. Since we have no news about Juror #2 yet, we do not know which is the WB strategy and expectations for this one. Currently, there is some speculations about the reasons Mickey 17 from director Bong Joon-Ho was delayed until January 2025, while the 150M$ film was supposed to be released in March 2024: WB would not be happy with the directors cut.

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 on: June 09, 2024, 02:19:45 PM 
Started by Jed Cooper - Last post by Hocine
Thank you for your excellent post, Jed Cooper!

I think that all Clint Eastwood fans have asked themselves that obsessive question so many times, or at least, developed some thoughts: is Clint an actor before being a director or is he a director before being an actor?

If we asked Clint that question, he would probably answer that he is more interested in directing than acting, though he enjoyed acting. Actually, he claimed that opinion in the mid-1980s. Clint may think that directing is an extension of acting, in many ways. We know that Clint had the tendency to underestimate himself as an actor and sometimes felt insecure about that. Many people think that Clint is more a movie star than an actor and that he virtually played the same role in every films he did. Even if I think that it is not as simple as that, I can understand why some people think that way. Nobody would seriously compare Clint to Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson or even Gene Hackman. Many people would think that Clint is closer to Burt Reynolds, Charles Bronson or, in a lesser degree, Steve McQueen.

Personally, I like Clint as an actor and a director both. Clint the actor and Clint the director worked very well together.
One of the strengths of Clint films are the way he deconstructed and rebuilt his screen persona.

At first sight, I would say that his directing job allowed Clint to deal with various film genres and subjects. He directed many great actors in his career but he rarely shared the big screen with great actors until the 1990s. He probably took more risks as a director than as an actor. Obviously, the films he directed only were less successful at the box office than most of the films he acted in, with the exceptions of American Sniper, Sully and Mystic River.

The average filmgoer will probably associate Clint with his westerns and his action films. For instance, in France, the films he made with Sergio Leone are still among his most popular ones, especially The Good The Bad And The Ugly.

His directing job is a lot more appreciated by cinema lovers and film critics. The Bridges of Madison County, Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River and A Perfect World are generally the films that the French cinema lovers like the most.

Among the films he directed only, my favorites are Mystic River, Bird, Letters From Iwo Jima, Flags Of Our Fathers, Breezy, Changeling, American Sniper and Richard Jewell.

In the 2010s, Clint made many biopics or films based on true events: it could be seen as a reaction to the superheroes movies wave.

The fact that Clint is an accomplished director, allows him to keep working. Had he not been a director, he would be retired 15 or 20 years ago.

I hope that Juror #2 will be great. It sounds very promising because there are some fine actors in this one.

 14 
 on: June 09, 2024, 11:19:25 AM 
Started by Jed Cooper - Last post by Gant
I think Richard Jewell is a magnificent film.. I plan to re watch Hereafter next

 15 
 on: June 08, 2024, 06:43:45 PM 
Started by Jed Cooper - Last post by Jed Cooper

?A film directed by Clint Eastwood that he doesn?t star in isn?t a true Clint Eastwood movie.?

I made that statement years ago and never expected my opinion to change.  I think it I said it shortly after having seen Invictus on the big screen.  My disappointment was morphing into frustration because he was appearing on movie screens less than he was directing.  I didn?t enjoy the movie starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon upon first viewing.  I was even angry and decided not to see any more films Clint directed only.  While I went out of my way not to see Hereafter in a  theater, I eventually gave it a chance on cable tv.  After sitting through it my reaction was, ?Whew!  That was horrible!?  I was relieved that I dodged a bullet in not wasting time, effort and money. 

Over time, I noticed a trend.  I was developing an appreciation for his movies I didn?t enjoy very much.  I ultimately realized the reason and logic behind this.  I became a fan of Eastwood?s movies over the winter of 1981-1982.  I loved the westerns he did with Sergio Leone and the Dirty Harry trilogy.  Those were the films that set the bar very high for the rest of his movies I sought out.  There were enough good ones for me to continue my quest on local tv, cable and the big screen.  Through triumphs and tragedies, Clint has remained my favorite actor for well over thirty years. 

By the time Invictus and Hereafter were released, I became jaded.  I was used to a new Clint Eastwood starring movie nearly every year!  Yes, I had become a spoiled fan.  When this trend changed, I was able to turn a negative into a positive.  One of my favorite quotes is, ?You gotta take the bad with the good.?  That?s exactly what happened.  Because he was directing more, working behind the camera instead of in front of it, I was revisiting his movies I didn?t like very much.  I was surprised to find I was enjoying them for a change.  The epiphany I had was, ?Hell, I prefer seeing these to what he?s doing now, directing only.? 
 
Even with my negative view, I did return to seeing the ones he directed but did not star in, starting with J. Edgar.  While not great, I liked it enough to swallow my pride going forward.  My self-imposed boycott only lasted one film, Hereafter. 

When I heard the news of his next film project, I was very happy.  This is because the impression was given that Clint Eastwood would direct and star.  When I learned he wasn?t starring, understandably, I was disappointed but determined to see it upon release anyway.  Not only that, I decided to revisit all fifteen of his director only films.  Of these, Mystic River is the only one I liked very much when I first saw it in 2003.  Not only that, I kept an opened mind to try to come away with a better understanding of them, disliked or not. 

I watched them in chronological order, starting with Breezy from 1973 and finishing with Richard Jewell from 2019.  I?m happy to say I did enjoy revisiting them all.  Mystic River is still my favorite of these.  For the first time, I actually liked Bird and I never thought I would.  For me, the other three standouts with Mystic River are Invictus, American Sniper and Richard Jewell.  I?m hoping Juror #2 is very good but hoping even more he stars in another movie.

Breezy (1973)
Bird (1988)
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)
Mystic River (2003)
Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2007)
Changeling (2008)
Invictus (2009)
Hereafter (2010)
J. Edgar (2011)
Jersey Boys (2014)
American Sniper (2015)
Sully (2016)
The 15:17 To Paris (2018)
Richard Jewell (2019)
Juror #2 (2024)


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 16 
 on: June 08, 2024, 06:33:21 PM 
Started by cigar joe - Last post by Christopher
I haven't been on there in a long time. Not sure if my account is still on there.

Who is the administrator of this board?

 17 
 on: June 08, 2024, 04:47:15 PM 
Started by cigar joe - Last post by The Schofield Kid
Christopher, are you still a member on that board. Can you help?  8)

 18 
 on: June 08, 2024, 09:51:05 AM 
Started by cigar joe - Last post by cigar joe
Search engine not functioning on the sister board Sergio Leone Forums. Anybody know who (the administrator is) to contact to fix it?
Thanks!

 19 
 on: June 07, 2024, 10:53:59 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by SamanMoradkhani
Hi everyone,

Here is a podcast, posted 3 months ago, in which actor Nicholas Hoult talks about some of his experiences in film business. There is also a chapter on Clint from 58min30sec to 1h01min19sec.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JfSKcP8vTGU&pp=ygUWTmljaG9sYXMgaG91bHQgcG9kY2FzdA%3D%3D

About Juror #2, it is a little weird that no release date was officially announced at this point, since it is supposed to be part of Warner Bros 2024 slate. Some of us had the same thoughts on Cry Macho, whose trailer finally came in early August 2021, just one month before the film was released.

What do you think?

Hi Hocine,
thanks for the youtube reference. that's fun to watch.
Regarding the release date, I think there is a WB politics going on here. There is almost no doubt that the first half of the year for WB was, and still is, all about Dune 2, and Furiosa. After Furiosa's not-so-inspiring box-office performance, despite its generally favorable reviews, I do believe that WB's attention is now fixed on its other contenders, i.e. Joker 2 and, maybe Juror No.2
anyways, I found this article the other day from Closer Weekly. it's an interview with "A rock-solid source in Clint?s inner circle", who explains "the filmmaker is merely seeking a smooth, drama-free release of the film this fall, when the U.S. presidential election is likely to dominate the headlines." also, "Clint wants the movie to speak for itself, and the well-liked stars of the film to do the publicity,? the insider says. ?The talk show circuit has no appeal to him, and he?s all about standing the art up on its own, and letting the chips fall where they may. He knows he?s broken records, defied the odds and gone further than almost any director ever, just in terms of years. That?s enough for him and he doesn?t need any more pats on the back.?

https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/clint-eastwood-loves-working-so-much-at-94-ahead-of-new-movie/?utm_campaign=true_anthem_closer&utm_content=bestof_48hours&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

I can't wait to read everyone's take on this one.

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 on: June 07, 2024, 01:47:16 AM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Hocine
Hi everyone,

Here is a podcast, posted 3 months ago, in which actor Nicholas Hoult talks about some of his experiences in film business. There is also a chapter on Clint from 58min30sec to 1h01min19sec.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JfSKcP8vTGU&pp=ygUWTmljaG9sYXMgaG91bHQgcG9kY2FzdA%3D%3D

About Juror #2, it is a little weird that no release date was officially announced at this point, since it is supposed to be part of Warner Bros 2024 slate. Some of us had the same thoughts on Cry Macho, whose trailer finally came in early August 2021, just one month before the film was released.

What do you think?

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