News: Coming in 2021: CRY MACHO, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood!


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 on: May 01, 2021, 11:07:41 AM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Hocine
I asked myself that question so many times: is Clint a better director than he is an actor ?
I still cannot have one last answer.
Probably because I admire and enjoy his work as an actor and as a director both.

I often consider that I cannot separate Clint the actor and Clint the director.
Indeed, Clint the actor is the most powerful element of Clint directed films: Clint the director spent his career working on the myth, the physical presence, the face and the body of Clint the actor.
Sometimes, the movies directed by Clint, without Clint the actor, suffer from the fact that Clint the actor is missing.
If we take Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, the two films for which Clint the director won an Oscar, we can notice that Clint the actor was nominated. Maybe these were just coincidences but noticeable enough.

In the sixties and the seventies, Clint the actor made many great or good films without Clint the director: the Dollars trilogy, Hang?em High, the Don Siegel directed films, Magnum Force, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
But from the eighties, it was rare to see Clint the actor in a good film not directed by Clint the director, with the exception of In the Line of Fire. I consider Tightrope as a Clint Eastwood directed film, even if Richard Tuggle is credited as the director. Trouble with the Curve was enjoyable but not unforgettable.

I am not sure that a film like 48 hours would have brought something new to Clint.
Clint turned many roles down: The Towering Inferno, The Sorcerer, Apocalypse Now, The Killing Fields, Any Given Sunday, In the Valley of Elah.

Objectively, Clint Eastwood is probably a better director than he is an actor, if we consider all the awards that he won and all his critical success.

However, he is more underrated as an actor because he is considered as a movie star first like John Wayne or Marilyn Monroe for instance. He is not considered as a character actor like Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman or Jack Nicholson.

I think that Clint showed us so many times that he can deliver great acting performances: The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Beguiled, Dirty Harry, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Escape From Alcatraz, Bronco Billy, Honkytonk Man, Tightrope, Heartbreak Ridge, White Hunter Black Heart, Unforgiven, In the Line of Fire, The Bridges of Madison County, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and The Mule.

The average moviegoer would probably consider Clint as an actor who played cowboys, cops or grumpy old men.
The cinephile would probably pay more attention to Clint the director.
And I would probably agree with both of them.
That reflects the complexity of the place of Clint in cinema history.

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 on: April 30, 2021, 05:17:19 AM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Hocine

Personally I could care less if Eastwood's film is released in any month or time because it can be Oscar worthy. Hollywood is so ruined that I don't see Eastwood ever being nominated for anything ever again. At this point in Eastwood's life and career I'm happy the guy is still around and can make a movie which I hope I can enjoy. The dude is going to be 91 in a month and has done everything that no one will ever achieve in that dopey town. If Eastwood can make a movie a year until he can't anymore that's good enough for me. Who cares about awards ...


Absolutely. I agree with you, Perry.
Clint has nothing to prove in movie business for a long time. He is just lucky to keep working as long as he can.
He is still interested in making movies. That is amazing and quite unprecedented.
I just hope that Cry Macho will be a good movie, if not a great one.
However, if Cry Macho had to be nominated at the next Oscars, it would be fine. Even if Clint does not need Oscars.
Some days ago, Anthony Hopkins won his second Best Actor Oscar, 29 years after his first one.
Anthony Hopkins did not need that second Oscar, and he said that he did not expect to win it, but it was great for him.

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 on: April 28, 2021, 08:24:20 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Perry


Personally I could care less if Eastwood's film is released in any month or time because it can be Oscar worthy. Hollywood is so ruined that I don't see Eastwood ever being nominated for anything ever again. At this point in Eastwood's life and career I'm happy the guy is still around and can make a movie which I hope I can enjoy. The dude is going to be 91 in a month and has done everything that no one will ever achieve in that dopey town. If Eastwood can make a movie a year until he can't anymore that's good enough for me. Who cares about awards ...

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 on: April 28, 2021, 06:16:47 AM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by SamanMoradkhani
Maybe but I don?t think so. Does Clint have a say when a film gets released? My understanding was he films what he wants then hands it over to Warner Bros and it?s the execs who decide when to release it.

I can recall an interview from one of WB's executives in which he was so specific on the issue of Clint Eastwood films that 'it's always when and where Clint says."

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 on: April 27, 2021, 01:48:06 PM 
Started by Adam S. - Last post by Gant
I?d stick with Schitts Creek a little longer.. I think it took me a little while to get it but I ended up really enjoying
the writing and the characters...

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 on: April 27, 2021, 01:40:39 PM 
Started by Adam S. - Last post by AKA23
I?ve watched about the first half dozen episodes of Schitts Creek and I?m not feeling the love. Should I continue?

I'd say no. I think those episodes are pretty representative of the show as a whole, and if you're not liking it after 6 episodes, that's not likely to change. In most cases, I usually watch a couple of episodes of a show and if I don't like it, I'll stop watching it, but I did have an experience similar to you with "Modern Family" recently. I watched 7 episodes, since I know that it's a very popular, Emmy-award winning show, but I just never got what all the hype was about, so I stopped watching it.

Does anyone have similar experiences with a popular show that you watched, but you just didn't get what was supposed to be so great about it? What shows?

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 on: April 26, 2021, 11:11:30 PM 
Started by Adam S. - Last post by The Schofield Kid
My wife has been watching a lot of that lately. I?ve seen bits and pieces and it didn?t grab me. Need to watch from the beginning to form any sort of opinion.

I?ve watched about the first half dozen episodes of Schitts Creek and I?m not feeling the love. Should I continue?

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 on: April 26, 2021, 01:46:38 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Perry


         I think there have been Eastwood acting vehicles that I felt many people ignored his performance as in 'Tightrope' and The Beguiled', even 'Bridges' as examples and there have been movies I thought he should had avoided like 'Firefox' (Sorry Gant) or Pink Cadillac.. I can't really say Eastwood had ever been embarrassing though some might say The Rookie or Pink Cadillac were ridiculous. I always felt that Eastwood did a lot of movies in the late 70's  and part of the 80's I felt were misfires. I rather had seen him do ' 48 Hours' and especially 'The Killing Fields' which he was offered instead of Sudden Impact. I wish he would had been offered the James Caan role in 'Thief'.  I also felt he did a nice job in White Hunter Black Heart. ............As far as his directing, I think he certainly grew from 'Misty'. Certainly Letters From Iwo Jima' is brilliant. I think Eastwood has had a diversified career in both. Certainly some classics and some misfires. Regardless, he still the King of Hollywood. No one had done what he's done this long..... Seriously, I only read about the Oscars from last night and how pathetic it's become...Gonna be a sad day when Eastwood's not around anymore.....

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 on: April 26, 2021, 01:30:12 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by Perry


          What's even more amazing and scary is 2 months later Dirty Harry was released... Time flies...

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 on: April 26, 2021, 12:25:38 PM 
Started by AKA23 - Last post by AKA23
Macpherson, I didn't know that "Play Misty for Me" was released in October, so good catch that it would be Eastwood's 50th anniversary as a director. Like SK, I feel like this is probably a coincidence. Since Eastwood doesn't really like to celebrate his birthday, according to his kids, and also doesn't seem to like to draw a lot of attention to himself generally, preferring to let the work speak for itself, I feel like he probably wouldn't want to reference his 50th anniversary in promotional material for "Cry Macho."

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