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« Reply #180 on: March 01, 2016, 07:59:19 PM »

Wow, Elizabeth that's a GREAT story! I'd love to see that! I bet Clint would be ready to film it too, after hearing you tell it. I might ask tough questions, but sometimes it pays off. Thanks for the great answer. :)
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« Reply #181 on: March 01, 2016, 09:49:29 PM »

Agreed, fantastic story, Elizabeth! Are there any books about it?
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« Reply #182 on: March 02, 2016, 05:42:45 AM »

Agreed, fantastic story, Elizabeth! Are there any books about it?

The only thing I've seen about it was a two page local history story in a local monthly magazine called The Hometown Treasure.  The magazine used to be very interesting and have local town council reports and a monthly report from the local police.  The best example I can recall was 5 arrests for one month, mostly traffic related.  When you think about that as today's statistics, you can see what a massive thing that murder must have been.  The magazine is full of the doings of the local schools, from kindergarten to high school seniors.  Mostly we get pictures of all their sports and music activities.  Then there are local business ads, but we always get a historical nugget.  The last one was about there being a movie theater in Topeka (formerly known as Hawpatch) that opened in September of 1915.  It had a seating capacity of 240!  The town only has one stop sign now, and had no RV industry then.  The local families must have been awfully large.  The town is really nice.  Today, the best thing they do every year is the July 4th celebration.  It's an all day event, with a parade and all kinds of fun activities.  They even have buggy races.  Amish buggies pulled by teams of four people.  They finish off with fireworks that we can see from our house.

I don't remember which Eastern newspaper carried the story, but it was from New York.  There must have been enough curiosity about it to make it that far.  There are no books that I know of, but it probably got a small mention in some local history book.  Those are so hard to come across, but we do have a local historical society, so maybe it wouldn't be so very hard to find out.  You're right, KC.  It does sound like it would make a fascinating book.  I'll have to look into it.
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« Reply #183 on: March 03, 2016, 01:03:48 AM »

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?

Thanks Matt. A Dirty Harry ID and any one of Clint's western hats would probably do it for me. I do have a few cool pieces in the collection but those would top the list. Clint still has the poncho which would be the ultimate of course.

Although I've been collecting a number of years, nothing really tops actually being in a Clint movie. Turns out I myself, ended up being a prop.
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« Reply #184 on: March 03, 2016, 01:07:00 AM »

^ And Mrs. Palooka has already collected you! ;D
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« Reply #185 on: March 05, 2016, 03:56:37 PM »

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Christopher:  Which Clint Eastwood character (played by Clint) are you most like?
I've thought about this for a little bit, and really can't come up with an adequate response! I don't know that I identify with any of Clint's characters.

Matt, I'll tag you with the same question. I like the question and would be interested if you have a better response to it than I have.

And for my second tag, anyone can respond to this that would like to.... so tagging everybody :D: Has anyone read any books lately that you believe would make an interesting Eastwood project?
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« Reply #186 on: March 05, 2016, 03:57:50 PM »

Although I've been collecting a number of years, nothing really tops actually being in a Clint movie. Turns out I myself, ended up being a prop.
;D Great response!
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« Reply #187 on: March 05, 2016, 05:52:21 PM »

I've thought about this for a little bit, and really can't come up with an adequate response! I don't know that I identify with any of Clint's characters.


   >:(  :tickedoff: Completely unacceptable answer. Figure it out. I'm not answering yours until I get something more from you than "I don't know."
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« Reply #188 on: March 05, 2016, 05:55:15 PM »

I thought we already established Christopher is most like the priest in Gran Torino. :D
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« Reply #189 on: March 05, 2016, 06:00:17 PM »

Yeah, he is at that. But we need a character played by Clint.

If I asked "what fruit are you most like?"  Would you come back and say "I've given it a lot of thought. I'm not like a fruit, so I don't know."   ::)

You might think about the different types of fruit, and come up with something like...  Well, I'm actually more like a pineapple than a strawberry because I'm prickly on the outside, but sweet on the inside. That would be SOMETHING.  Christopher is like "Hmmm.... I don't think I've ever thought of that before. I guess I can't think of anything.  Now, here's a question for you."  No!  >:(

Do better.  ;) ;D
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« Reply #190 on: March 05, 2016, 06:04:58 PM »

Christopher, if you don't come up with something.... I'm going to do a poll.
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« Reply #191 on: March 05, 2016, 07:38:26 PM »

Christopher, if you don't come up with something.... I'm going to do a poll.
You mean for the people to decide what Eastwood character I'm most like? ;D
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« Reply #192 on: March 05, 2016, 08:09:59 PM »

Yes!  :)
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« Reply #193 on: March 05, 2016, 09:42:15 PM »

Christopher, if you don't come up with something.... I'm going to do a poll.

And here it is... everyone should vote!   http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=10333

Now that I've got that out of my system, I will answer your question... NOT that you deserve an answer. But because keeping this game going is like pulling teeth, but I'm going to keep at it!


Matt, I'll tag you with the same question. I like the question and would be interested if you have a better response to it than I have.

And the question was which Clint Eastwood character (played by Clint) am I most like...

And it's easy.  ::)

I've always connected with Bronco Billy McCoy. He's even from New Jersey. He has a temper and you don't want to cross him. And no one tells him what to do, and he is a bit bossy...  ::)

But he's a good friend, and he became who he wanted to be... you only live once. You gotta give it your best shot.

I like how he picks up people along the way who are misfits and "losers" ... he never looks down on anyone.  No one is better than anyone else.  It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, a real Indian, or a real Cowboy. An heiress, or a prisoner. All that matters is you're a good person, and you treat everyone with kindness and respect.

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Schofield Kid:  If you were to change your Board name again, what would you choose this time?

Conan:  The infamous question (and if you don't want a poll done... answer it)  Which Eastwood character, played by Clint, do you relate to the most?

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« Reply #194 on: March 06, 2016, 02:06:05 AM »

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.

Sorry for the delay in answering mgk.  :-[

I think the disappearance of British back packer Peter Falconio would make a great film. I know Wolf Creek is based on part on that case but I've never seen it. I've read it's a horror film so not my genre.

But if Clint looked more at the mysterious side of the story it would be intriguing. With plenty of widescreen shots of the Australian outback.


Schofield Kid:  If you were to change your Board name again, what would you choose this time?

Probably an Eastwood Character, although I think they were all taken back in 2007 when I wanted to change from tgy.  Maybe Sylvester Newell.  :)
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« Reply #195 on: March 06, 2016, 05:53:15 AM »

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Conan:  Which Eastwood character, played by Clint, do you relate to the most?

  Its a hard question, because nearly all of his characters are no-joke tough guys and that aspect of the characters dominates their personality.  There are a few lover types like John McBurney and his character in "Bridges", but those are exceptions to the badass Clint character rule.  In order to prevent a poll I'll go with...Josey Wales, because I've had to adapt to different places and situations over the years like the character (though OBVIOUSLY not to his extremes) and it takes me a long time to make real friends like it took Wales.  I'm not necessarily quiet, so that aspect of his personality wouldn't fit I reckon.  Maybe I'm more an affable Philo Beddoe type when it comes to dealing with people, minus the punching.  Also, lets throw in a light dusting of Wes Block as well so Christopher doesn't feel as bad. :)


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antonis: Clint wants to adapt a screenplay from a Greek tragedy, which one should he choose considering his strengths as filmmaker?

Hemlock: Have ever watched a movie and thought that one of the characters should have been played by Clint?  A situation where you thought the role was basically designed for him.  If so, which one?
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« Reply #196 on: March 06, 2016, 08:47:39 AM »

That's a good, thoughtful answer to that question, Conan! :D

And also, for anyone who wants to jump in, remember my other tag question:

And for my second tag, anyone can respond to this that would like to.... so tagging everybody :D: Has anyone read any books lately that you believe would make an interesting Eastwood project?
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« Reply #197 on: March 06, 2016, 01:35:23 PM »

From Conan:

"Hemlock: Have ever watched a movie and thought that one of the characters should have been played by Clint?  A situation where you thought the role was basically designed for him.  If so, which one?" (sorry my workplace`s computers can`t do the "quote-thingy" )

There are few Walter Hill-films where Eastwood could have been great:Ryan O┬┤Neal`s part in The Driver,Charles Bronson`s part in Hard Times,Nick Nolte`s part in Extreme Prejudice and 48Hrs.

Also he would`ve been great in Lee Marvin`s part in Samuel Fuller`s The Big Red One.
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« Reply #198 on: March 06, 2016, 03:19:47 PM »

^ Can't help adding ... a young Clint Eastwood would have been perfect in the title role of Jack Reacher.
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« Reply #199 on: March 06, 2016, 03:32:55 PM »

From Christopher:

" Has anyone read any books lately that you believe would make an interesting Eastwood project?"

Still think that he should turn this book to a film:



and he should also play one of the smaller but really important,villainous role (character`s age would be perfect for Eastwood too) from the story as well...and cast Jeff Bridges as Dave Robicheaux  ;)

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