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« Reply #160 on: January 07, 2016, 07:44:02 PM »

Wow thats really sad AKA23.  I too more than likely will never get to meet him.  But I am currently 10 movies away from owning every single movie hes ever starred in as an actor.  And I have all of those great movies to watch and enjoy.  And like you said his life story is very inspiring.  Much like Sylvester Stallone both he and Clint are self made successes.  Very inspirational!
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« Reply #161 on: January 07, 2016, 11:27:53 PM »

That's quite a story, AKA. I remember some of those things that you posted about when they happened, but I don't recall that you ever told us the whole story of your Eastwood fandom.
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« Reply #162 on: January 08, 2016, 01:24:45 AM »

Thanks AKA. Great post.
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« Reply #163 on: January 10, 2016, 02:20:21 PM »

A Tag....

Holden Pike: On the Movieforums board, you've graded and reviewed most films that Eastwood directed (http://www.movieforums.com/community/showthread.php?t=12292&highlight=clint+eastwood), but there's nothing about how you felt about "Jersey Boys," "American Sniper," or "Trouble with the Curve." I know he didn't direct the last one but I'd still love to know your feelings on it so I'm including it in the list. I really miss your reviews. Would it be possible for you to write brief reviews of these films and let us know how you'd grade them? I hope my question brings you back to the board. We'd love to see you around these parts more often since your knowledge of film and insights are really missed around here!
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« Reply #164 on: January 28, 2016, 07:46:41 PM »

mgk: Have you seen American Sniper? If yes, what did you think of it?

I have seen American Sniper and I really liked it.  Thought it was really well done and loved how Eastwood approached it.  Certainly no sensationalism or melo-drama....just someone's story simply told.  The close-ups of Bradley Cooper's eyes revealed so many of the emotions Chris Kyle must have been feeling at the time.  Men and women in war have to make decisions that we "lesser" people cannot imagine.

But, the ending took my breath away.  Even knowing the true story I wasn't ready.  When Kyle innocently walks out to that truck, the front door closes, and then you find out he's been killed by one of his own.  It's like that scene just sucked the air right out of the room.
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« Reply #165 on: January 28, 2016, 08:51:52 PM »

Tags -

Gant:  If you had the opportunity to take Eastwood to a live concert, which musician or musical group would you want him to see and why?

Whistledixie:  if you were an actor, which role in any Eastwood movie (male or female) do you think would have been the most difficult to try and capture and then express?  Explain why you think so.
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« Reply #166 on: January 30, 2016, 04:16:33 AM »

Sorry gang.. how rude of me.
I'll try and catch up with these tags over the weekend...

First Jed Cooper asked me how long Ive been a Clint fan and whats my earliest memory...

It was definitely Fistful of Dollars on tv and I reckon it'd have been around the mid 70's.. so I'd have been around 14.
Pretty soon after I saw Coogans Bluff and that cemented it for me..

Richard Earl asked if I could get Clint drunk.. (not difficult, he's an American) I could ask him about any period in his life..
I think Id like to ask him about growing up in SF area and getting to see all those great jazz artists live.. when it comes to chatting to celebrities I think if you can find common ground away from their careers you have a better chance of getting on..
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« Reply #167 on: February 07, 2016, 05:58:21 AM »

Xichado: What Eastwood film do you think should get a remake?

My first thought was "The Rookie" but then I remembered how much I disliked "Trouble With The Curve" and I never "connected" with the narrative of "J. Edgar", "Jersey Boys" and "American Snipper".

So, leave "The Rookie" as is, "Trouble With The Curve" no one can remake it without writing a completely different (and above all, original) story, "J. Edgar" and "American Snipper" there is no need for a remake(s), but they are just not my cup of tea.

I saw "Jersey Boys" twice on stage. I loved it the first time around, loved it the second time around and I was anxiously waiting for the film --and it was directed by Clint (jumping up and down with joy). I feel the film failed to recapture the magic and the times of the "boys" and I left the cinema thinking the "boys" deserved better. I think "Jersey Boys" narrative felt flat within the first 30 minutes and it remained flat until the end: the songs were the best part of it but the narrative is very "downbeat" and uninteresting and, from my spectator point of view, I couldn't care less about the "boys" and whatever happened in their lives. Yeap, the "boys" deserved better and I do hope someone decides to remake it and bring their story and songs -which belong in the great american songbook- into a "bright light" (still can't figure out why the cinematography was so "gloomy").

Yes, "Jersey Boys" needs to (and it should) get a remake.
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« Reply #168 on: February 25, 2016, 12:11:48 PM »

Time to renew the Tag game! This game is supposed to keep people busy and posting, but it keeps dying. I find that one of the reasons is people say they'll come back and post tags later, and then they forget to do that.

So... from now on, when you answer your question, post the next question within your post. It shouldn't take too much time to come up with a question. If you wanted to wait until you know who to tag the question to, then write the question as "OPEN" to anyone who wants to jump in. And then come back and look around and see if there's anyone who hasn't been tagged and is an active member, and tag them specifically (you can edit the post).

Let's try to keep this game going.

Also (KC will not like me for this) don't tag KC until she answers her already outstanding tags. She already has so many it's hard to come up with the time to answer them all.
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« Reply #169 on: February 25, 2016, 12:27:12 PM »

Now, I'll tag a few people to get things started again.  If you answer your question, remember to tag 2 people, and PM them to let them know they've been tagged.


TAGGING:

Palooka: You said you collect movie props and clothing from Eastwood movies. Is there anything specific you've been looking for and hoping to acquire that would be realistically attainable?


Elizabeth77:   You've mentioned you live pretty far out in a lower population area. Pretend we're Clint and you have a dinner with him to pitch the town for a possible plot, and what kind of story should he film there?


Canadian_Lady: Which is your favorite Clint Eastwood movie horse?


Richard Earl: Clint is coming to your town, and you win a contest to spend half a day showing him around and taking him out to eat. You have also been given a $1,000 budget for the day. You have 5 hours. Give us an itinerary of what you'd do.


And I'm hoping that gets things moving along again! Remember (see my post right above this) answer and post your tags at the same time.
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« Reply #170 on: February 25, 2016, 07:50:18 PM »

Also (KC will not like me for this) don't tag KC until she answers her already outstanding tags. She already has so many it's hard to come up with the time to answer them all.

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B-b-b-but ... I'm trying to watch Kelly's Heroes:-\
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« Reply #171 on: February 25, 2016, 08:12:15 PM »

 ;D 

If this was the roller derby, you'd be in the penalty box.  ;)
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« Reply #172 on: February 25, 2016, 11:59:29 PM »

OK, OK, here's the first two of my tags.

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(From Rawhide7) If you could ask Clint only one question what would you ask him?

"Why have you never asked me to be in one of your movies?"  :D  ;)

But seriously ... I think I'd ask him ...

"Which of your films as director are you proudest of having made?"

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(From Jed Cooper)  If you had the opportunity to appear in an Eastwood movie with Clint, which one would it be, why and what part would you play?   

That sounds suspiciously like three questions. But oh well ... here goes ...

Unforgiven, because it's my favorite Eastwood film, and I would love a chance to see that sordid wilderness metropolis, Big Whiskey, up close. And I'd like to be one of Little Bill's deputies. Just because wanting to be one of the Greely's whores is too obvious, and if we're letting me travel back through time and be in a movie that was made decades ago, I might as well shift genders while I'm at it. I wouldn't mind being Charlie Hecker. Sure, he's a coward, but he's also the only one who survives.

OK ... four tags.

Matt: Which of the films remaining in the Eastwood Challenge are you LEAST looking forward to, and why?

mgk: Which of Clint's movie dogs do you think would make the best pet for children? The main ones I have in mind are the four dogs in Tightrope, the "mangy red-boned hound" in The Outlaw Josey Wales (but cured of the mange, we'll assume), and "Meathead" in Sudden Impact, but feel free to choose another one!

Xichado: We know a large part of the "Dollars" trilogy was shot in Spain. Is there a landscape in Portugal that would be suitable for a spaghetti Western, or any of Clint Eastwood's Westerns?

Americanbeauty: If you could be the still photographer on one Clint Eastwood movie, which one would you pick? Of course, besides scene stills that match the on-screen action, you'd have a chance to take plenty of behind-the-scenes shots as well!
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« Reply #173 on: February 26, 2016, 01:00:04 AM »

And I'd like to be one of Little Bill's deputies. Just because wanting to be one of the Greely's whores is too obvious, and if we're letting me travel back through time and be in a movie that was made decades ago, I might as well shift genders while I'm at it. I wouldn't mind being Charlie Hecker. Sure, he's a coward, but he's also the only one who survives.

I can see you as Beauchamp, or even English Bob, but I don't see Charlie Hecker.  :P

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Matt: Which of the films remaining in the Eastwood Challenge are you LEAST looking forward to, and why?

After looking over the list, it's pretty much down to Jersey Boys and Flags of Our Fathers. I didn't enjoy either of these the first time through, just barely passing them on my grading scale. I think some of the other movies that we have left are worse (City Heat and The Rookie), but I haven't seen them in over a decade and I have to say... kinda looking forward to seeing them again now!  Between Jersey Boys and Flags, I think Flags is better, and I might uncover some things with a second viewing that I missed the first time through. Not much to miss with those singers from Jersey. The final answer (and I don't have to use a lifeline or call a friend) is Jersey Boys.

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Charlie: You're our poster expert, so I'll go with a poster question...

Britt Robertson was recently reading our board to see what we're saying about her co-star's dad (I believe you posted a picture of her doing exactly that, just can't read the screen). She was so impressed with your posts of posters from A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More that she leaves it in your hands to pick her out one Eastwood film poster to grace her home. Just one, and money is no object. She says "I know you won't let me down, and will pick out one I'll love."  Which one do you choose, and about how much will it cost her?

Doug  Bernadette Peters is in Vegas, doing one of her live shows. She runs into you, and says that you look like just the guy to do the Skyjump with her (for anyone who isn't familiar www.skyjumplasvegas.com).  She'll only do it if you'll do it with her. It could be a memorable day, skyjumping off the Stratosphere with Bernadette Peters... would you do it?
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« Reply #174 on: February 26, 2016, 09:13:08 PM »

mgk: Which of Clint's movie dogs do you think would make the best pet for children? The main ones I have in mind are the four dogs in Tightrope, the "mangy red-boned hound" in The Outlaw Josey Wales (but cured of the mange, we'll assume), and "Meathead" in Sudden Impact, but feel free to choose another one!

The easy part is that I would choose one of the dogs in Tightrope because I already know that they are great with kids.  The hard part...which one?  I think I would choose the one they found in the street when they were playing football.  How can you not love that homeless, filthy dog that the girls pressured Wes into keeping.  Just what they needed...another dog!  ::). But he cleans up nicely.  :)

Tags...

The Scoffield Kid:  If Clint contacted you about making a movie in the vastness of Australia, what would the story be about and where would you recommend they shoot it?  I've always enjoyed movies made in Australia by Austrailians.  They are usually good stories and the filmmakers usually take their time telling the story and they are usually character-driven.  My kind of movie.

Matt:  This is a question I tagged Whistledixie with earlier but haven't heard from her.  I like the question so am passing it on to you.  If Whistledixie answers, too, that's okay. Might be interesting to see what each of you comes up with.  if you were an actor, which role in any Eastwood movie (male or female) do you think would have been the most difficult to try and capture and then express?  Explain why you think so.

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« Reply #175 on: February 27, 2016, 12:12:26 AM »


Matt:if you were an actor, which role in any Eastwood movie (male or female) do you think would have been the most difficult to try and capture and then express?  Explain why you think so.



Reverend Shillerman from True Crime comes to mind. While there are lots of bad guys in Clint movies, I'd relish the opportunity to play most of them. It would be fun to be as evil as Scorpio or Indio. I can even get into the crazy mindset, and have fun with it. But, Shillerman is a different type of evil, and I have a harder time understanding him. Why someone with that dark a heart would ever want to be a man of God, is harder for me to relate to, and I'd have an awful time trying to do a good part of understanding how to play him. In an otherwise great movie, I also think the character is so one-dimensional that it is maybe the weakest part of the film.

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Christopher:  Which Clint Eastwood character (played by Clint) are you most like?

Higashimori: I notice that you like to watch a lot of classic movies from the 1940's and 1950's. Can you think of any movie that a young Clint Eastwood would have been great playing the leading role in, if he was the right age at the time the film was made?
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« Reply #176 on: March 01, 2016, 03:11:21 AM »

Doug  Bernadette Peters is in Vegas, doing one of her live shows. She runs into you, and says that you look like just the guy to do the Skyjump with her (for anyone who isn't familiar www.skyjumplasvegas.com).  She'll only do it if you'll do it with her. It could be a memorable day, skyjumping off the Stratosphere with Bernadette Peters... would you do it?

Sure. Why not, right? As long as she'll agree to come back to my place afterward and watch a double feature of The Jerk and Pink Cadillac. (And as long as the wife doesn't freak out, but we're clearly in fantasyland here.) And since we're in fantasyland, I'll even sing her the Thermos Song:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/4MaGBPI5v8k" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/4MaGBPI5v8k</a>


Whistledixie
: What other Clint Eastwood movie do you wish Ennio Morricone had scored the music for? (It doesn't have to be a western, of course.)
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« Reply #177 on: March 01, 2016, 02:13:34 PM »


Charlie: You're our poster expert, so I'll go with a poster question...

Britt Robertson was recently reading our board to see what we're saying about her co-star's dad (I believe you posted a picture of her doing exactly that, just can't read the screen). She was so impressed with your posts of posters from A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More that she leaves it in your hands to pick her out one Eastwood film poster to grace her home. Just one, and money is no object. She says "I know you won't let me down, and will pick out one I'll love."  Which one do you choose, and about how much will it cost her?


Sorry for the late replies guys... My one year research project at work came due.  Plus my laptop blew up right in the middle of it all...

Answer 1:  A Moroccan Fistful of Dollars since I have never seen another - it is in my poster collection and she can't get it anywhere else.  She could have it for free if she came to pick it up and gave me a peck on the cheek...

Answer 2 (since I am still married and the whole reality thing):  I would go for the Fistful of Dollars Italian 4F 68RR and it would probably run $2500...


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« Reply #178 on: March 01, 2016, 03:15:48 PM »

I'm intrigued by the Moroccan A Fistful of Dollars poster. Any chance of an image?

And don't forget to come up with two tags for any members.
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« Reply #179 on: March 01, 2016, 07:14:47 PM »

Elizabeth77:   You've mentioned you live pretty far out in a lower population area. Pretend we're Clint and you have a dinner with him to pitch the town for a possible plot, and what kind of story should he film there?

Matt, you ask the hardest questions.  Rural we are, but low population?  It's true, but the average number of children per household in our county must run to 4.  Any reasonable Amish family seems to have half a dozen kids, and there are lots of Mennonite families that are just as big.  Then those kids each have 4 to 6 kids . . . Back to an answer for your question.

It's an old story, around 1887 or so.  It goes back to the first murder committed in Van Buren Township in LaGrange County.  A young couple wanted to get married, but the young woman's mother refused to give her consent.  The daughter, a school teacher, wouldn't get married without it.  One day the young man, in the company of another woman, met his fiancee while she was out for a ramble with her students.  The young couple went off by themselves, leaving the other woman with the school children.  Shortly thereafter, a shot was heard and the students ran to the scene, only to discover their teacher dead and her fiance standing there with a gun in his hand.  As it was near a number of houses, people came rushing from everywhere.  The girl's father arrived and told the young man to give him the gun.  He then proceeded to prevent the community from taking the young man out and hanging him on the spot.  Needless to say, he was found guilty by a jury and sent to prison.  An Eastern newspaper claimed that the young woman told her fiance that she couldn't go on living the way things were.  They didn't provide a source for their information, and only the young man was present for any conversation with her.

Now comes the curious part of the story.  Some time later (a few years, I think), the town fathers, all the members of the jury that convicted the young man, and many other prominent people signed a petition requesting the governor to pardon the murder.  It seems to me that was the first pardon given by a governor of Indiana.  I don't think anyone ever actually found out why the young man shot his fiancee.

It wouldn't be hard to film the story and be very authentic to the time period.  Many of the fields around here are still plowed with teams of horses, the old school house is still here, and there are plenty of old farm houses to be seen.  Some farmers still shock their wheat and corn at harvest time. Some of the people who live here are the descendants of those who had a part in the original story.

I'll come back in a bit and tag some people.
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