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« on: October 07, 2003, 07:09:34 AM »

CNN and Paula Zahn is featuring an interview with Eastwood this week....

She asked himif there was a chance of another Dirty Harry - he answered the usual "don't want to do that sort of thing anymore", etc....  but then left open the door AGAIN by saying if there was an intersting script he's consider it...

http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/paula.zahn.now/index.html

Here is an abreviated transcript:

O'BRIEN: You probably think you know Clint Eastwood well, actor, award-winning director, but when Paula sat down to talk with Eastwood about his new movie "Mystic River," she learned a few things about him that she didn't know. A couple things that might even surprise the dedicated fan.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

PAULA ZAHN, HOST: In his over 40-year acting career, Clint Eastwood has played them all, the outlaw...

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can't get them all Josie.

EASTWOOD: That's a fact.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How can you (UNINTELLIGIBLE).

EASTWOOD: I've got nothing better to do.

ZAHN: The enforcer.

The love.

(MUSIC)

EASTWOOD: My whole career has been a great escape.

ZAHN: And you've always enjoyed that ability to absorb someone else's personality and sort of just disappear in the character.

EASTWOOD: Sure, that's the great fun of it all.

ZAHN: Offscreen his roles have been equally as diverse. California politician, doting father, and this might surprise you, passionate musician.

EASTWOOD: I guess I'm a frustrated musician. Play just enough to write down tunes and that's about it. "Chopsticks" and a few things.

ZAHN: One thing you learn quickly about Clint Eastwood when you talk with him is that he is remarkably modest. He actually wrote the music for many of his films, including "Unforgiven." For which he one two Academy Awards. His latest directorial effort may lead to more Oscar gold. It's an adaptation of the best-selling novel "Mystic River."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: My own little daughter and I can't even cry for her.

ZAHN: Clint, I cannot ever remember leaving a film the way I left "Mystic River," Speechless, haunted, worn-out.

Is that what you were trying to evoke in the moviegoer?

EASTWOOD: Yes, I remember when I first read the book, I kept thinking about it for quite a few days. It stayed within the mind for a long time.

ZAHN: It is the riveting story of three young boys, forever changed when one is abducted right in front of his friends and then sexually molested for days. He is able to escape, but not the long- term effects of the violence.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I used to play on this street when I was a kid.

EASTWOOD: I've always been curious about the robbing of innocence and the stealing of a person's life. I think child abuse is one of the most deplorable crimes and how it affects the victim, how you feel 30 years later.

ZAHN: The answer is complicated, and unsettling, and leads to a cycle of violence, familiar ground for Eastwood.

Why have you been so fascinated by violence and its consequences throughout your career?

EASTWOOD: Well, in my early career, I wasn't worried about the consequences so much. I did a lot of action films.

I've done that, I've been through that. I've done that, and I've had a nice career doing that. But it was at some point in your life you figure you can't do that anymore.

ZAHN: So with this more mature conscience, are there films you simply would never even consider going back and doing?

EASTWOOD: Sure. Almost all of them. No, you don't want to go back and do them, because they were at a certain point in your life and they were effective and they were fun and interesting at that particular time in your life. But as you grow along, you change, and you should change.

ZAHN: Having a young child in your life, has that altered the way you view things?

EASTWOOD: Yes, when you're a young guy and doing an entertaining film, a great action thing, it's a great "shoot 'em up" here, and audiences have fun with it. But I want audiences to come and I want them to think with me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Sixteen years ago, I did a two year bid for robbery at (UNINTELLIGIBLE). Is that going to help you find my daughter's killer? I mean, I'm just asking. EASTWOOD: I want them to come and I want them leave thinking about something, other than just the fact that, yes, that he fired six shots or only five.

Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth in all this excitement, I've kind of lost track myself. But in the end this is this is a .44 Magnum the most powerful hand gun in the world and would blow your head clean off. You've got to ask yourself one question, do I feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?

That was great fun at the time. Maybe somebody will write a screenplay for mature individual that has that kind of humor, but as long as it goes somewhere, that's all I'm interested in.

ZAHN: You're still leaving an option out there for yourself. I don't blame you.

EASTWOOD: An option, but I've been moving around to the other side of the camera for quite some time, sneakily.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You just shot an unarmed man.

EASTWOOD: He should have armed himself.

ZAHN: Having directed 26 movies, there's not much sneaking going on. What Eastwood is coy about, the political circus in his home state.

Can we talk California recall?

You have got a complicated political situation in your family.

Your beautiful why is backing Gray Davis, right?

EASTWOOD: Well, she supported Gray.

ZAHN: And you're friends with Arnold.

EASTWOOD: I'm friends with Arnold. Dina (ph) and I have both sort of stayed out of it. We don't know too much about it any more than the guy and gal on the street.

ZAHN: Do you miss being mayor?

EASTWOOD: No, not at all. When this whole recall thing started, people started saying, Clint, why don't you get?

I get the guys across the street saying, hey, Clint, run for governor, and I said no chance, fellas, you'll have to let somebody else have that.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

O'BRIEN: "Mystic River," opens in selected cities Wednesday and nation wide next Monday. And that's it for us here tonight. I'll see you back here tomorrow morning on "AMERICAN MORNING," that starts at 7:00 a.m. And Paula Zahn will be back tomorrow. "LARRY KING LIVE" is up next. Have a great night.

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2003, 12:32:04 PM »

Cant seem to find news if Clint is in London for the premier of the new film & if so when..i know he's on Parky, which is great, but does anyone know if he's in leicester square this week or even when is the premier? 8)
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2003, 12:53:54 PM »

Hi, ak260665 and welcome to the Clint Eastwood Web Board.

Did you happen to see this thread where Eastwood's appearance at the NFT in London has been discussed?
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2003, 06:00:49 PM »

thx 4 that mgk..but missed it..only joined the site yesterday..shame..but can't wait to c the film...wicked guy..can't wait to c parky...white hunter black heart is one of my fav roles but don't have it on vid or dvd yet...magnum force is ano great one with david soul on board....love clint to do ano Harry Callahan but much darker & serious like the original 'dirty harry'.......thx again 8)
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2003, 06:25:17 AM »

Clint will be back at CNN, this time at the Wolf Blitzer Reports show. Today, Oct 10, 5:00 EST. :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2003, 07:07:48 AM »

i'm in the uk..do u know when it will b shown on CNN uk sky tv broadcast?..parkinson is on uk tv bbc1 10.30pm saturday 11th october..so don't miss it 8)
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2003, 07:19:57 AM »

Hi There.
Is that time correct?
I'm sure when they were recording the trailer after the TV recording Parky said 10.20pm?
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2003, 01:23:20 PM »

sorry...my tv guide says 10.25pm..split the difference..wonder if he'll be wearing his trendy trainers?! 8)
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2003, 01:47:58 PM »

 ;) No, he was very smart, with a nice pair of shoes. :)
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2003, 01:57:35 PM »

Didn't u c the snazy brown trainers he was wearing at the Oxford Union?...Checkout the photos on the Union story 8)
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2003, 02:17:57 PM »

Are they trainers? ???
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