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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2003, 10:14:59 PM »


I will also give my opinion.

I found The Dead pool to be pretty bad and for me an insult to the man first brought to the screen in 1971. If I had been Clint I would not have made it.

Unless.....

I badly wanted to make Bird.


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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2003, 11:34:36 PM »

Not sure if this helps ....

Interview with Clint Eastwood on UK release of The dead pool in Issue 1 of film monthly (A UK film magazine) dated April 1989, interview with Tony Crawley.

Question :

You shot Bird before your new Dirty Harry movie, The dead pool, but Harry's released first in America. Is dead pool the financial back-up for Bird?

Answer:

Just happened that way as we moved ahead briskly so we could have it ready for the summer- a very good time for releasing films in the states. Bird was always meant to have more careful consideration. It's not the kind of film you release in 1,500 cinemas all at once. It's sort of sagaesque. You have to be ready to enjoy it. If a person is impatient for a quick look and doesn't want the sound experience as well as the visual experience, it's not the film for him. Thats fine. There are other films which would be more satisfactory to that customer.



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« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2003, 12:22:17 AM »

Yes, Eastwood said the same thing, with slight variations, in any number of interviews that were published in mid-1988 and later. I suspect they all originated in a press conference at the time of his May, 1988 appearance in Cannes for Bird.
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