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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2004, 05:34:01 AM »

yeh i've seen johnny depp films and his roles are wierd and pirates of the carribean was kids stuff - when he is going to do adult roles? - its not that i don't like him - its just his roles - hardly serious stuff

presumably this new film is going to be serious stuff - and i just wondered if johnny depp was suitable

i wouldn't have nominated him for pirates but then i wouldn't have nominated ringy thingy either

both have been forgotten

now mystic river there's class
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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2004, 05:37:11 AM »

yeh i've seen johnny depp films and his roles are wierd and pirates of the carribean was kids stuff - when he is going to do adult roles?
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2004, 05:39:20 AM »

ok i will and then i will report back thanks adam.s

no on second thoughts i have just read what it's about i don't call those roles very classic stuff
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2004, 05:51:08 AM »

Until and unless Depp is actually named as a member of the cast of this film, discussions about him belong in the Off Topic forum, please.
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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2004, 05:56:11 AM »

That's pretty much the problem with Hollywood today. People follow formulas too much, that's how careers are ruined. Just because it's not expected doesn't mean it's not great, it's just not going to be a box-office hit and
cover up it's bad elements with overused special effects.

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no on second thoughts i have just read what it's about i don't call those roles very classic stuff
Yeah, and in my opinion, a San Fransisco cop doesn't sound too interesting, unless you've seen Dirty Harry.
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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2004, 05:58:26 AM »

Until and unless Depp is actually named as a member of the cast of this film, discussions about him belong in the Off Topic forum, please.
Thanks KC, I was just saying that he would be a good choice for a film like this.
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« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2004, 08:04:09 AM »

Hi guys;
                   Don't laugh, but If Eastwood did this WW2 epic a guy I think clint should consider giving a chance in a movie is Mickey Rourke. Despite the absurdity of what he did to his private life and the boxing, etc, the guy is a brilliant actor. ask Penn, Depp.. I think the unpredicability of Eastwood and his diredcting prowess and Rourke's brilliance would be astounding...any thoughts???

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« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2004, 11:35:43 AM »

he would be better doing the acting himself

and no jeff daniels please
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« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2004, 01:09:52 PM »

Guys, I think we gotta accept that Clint is going to do most of his work behind the camera now, and I don't see that as necessarily a bad thing. He's what, 74 now? His age dictates that the roles are going to be drying up and be more limited. That's just the way it is and it is something we should get used to.
As for this project, it sounds good. Clint should be able to bring to it the realism and the humanity this story deserves. He is not a sentimental film maker and I doubt if he'll fall into the trap of shallow patriotic flag-waving other directors succumb to. See Heartbreak Ridge to see what I mean. In fact, there are fewer more 'subversive' directors around than Eastwood. And I mean that in the most positive way imaginable.
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« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2004, 08:02:52 AM »

See also my post regarding this topic and Eastwood's soon to be iwo Jima film--An Open Letter To Clint Eastwood...By Gunny G!--at the following messageboard URL...

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=2742&start=0
http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=2742&start=0

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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2004, 12:12:31 PM »

Hopefully Eastwood will get a chance to view your letter. By the way - was the original flag raised by the same six(?) Marines that raised the 2nd one?
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« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2004, 12:14:52 PM »

Hopefully Eastwood will get a chance to view your letter.
I agree. It's a very good letter, and I think Clint will appreciate it.
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« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2004, 12:17:10 PM »

BTY - great site you got there, gunnyg. Lots of great info on there....
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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2004, 12:22:50 PM »

But as far as the flick, I'm really intriqued on how this is going to turn out. Eastwood directing a war flick....wow. This ought to be good. To be quite frank, I hope it doesn't contain any silly comedic elements like Heartbreak Ridge, as that turned me off big time. I've got high hopes for this one....
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« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2004, 12:24:46 PM »

No, three other Marines raised the "first" flag--but they also were from Easy company, 2d Battallion, 28th Marines...

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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2004, 01:46:47 PM »

yeh great site and really interesting thanks gunnyg

great that their are folks around to give us the facts and very brave folks at that
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« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2004, 03:53:37 AM »

Hi GUYS:
                   To begin with, I had read Flags For Our Fathers a few months back and was very shocked and happy to hear Eastwood is going to direct it. For those of you who have not read the book I urge you to . It was without a doubt the most moving and absorbing book I have read in a very long time. It's full of emotion, sadness and deals with the personal lives of ordinary men who were doing what they felt was thier duty, but it also explores the deep humanity and the suffering of what many people went through after they survived. The book will make you weep, but it will also inspire you and anger you. Eastwood has a big chore here in delivering the emotional impact of this book and I'm sure he will prevail. Mystic River was a emotionally disturbing subject and Eastwood was brilliant in his delivery, but after reading Flags I feel this will be even more of a ambitous project because the book has the emotional wallop of Mystic and the sheer agony and brutality of war and what happened there. It's not a pretty book to read but War never is and the aftermath of human lives is not always understood unless u put a mile in someones shoes...and this book certainly conveys that.

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« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2004, 04:30:45 AM »

My own choices for references to the Iwo Jima Flag Raising are:  

1. Immortal Images, A Personal History Of Two Photographers And The Flag Raising On Iwo Jima, Tedd Thomey, Naval Institute Press, 1996

2. Iwo Jima, Monuments, Memories, and the American Hero, Marling/Wetenhall, Harvard University Press, 1991

3. Shadow Of Suribachi, Raising The Flags On Iwo Jima, Albee/Freeman, Praeger, 1995

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« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2004, 07:49:48 AM »

www.imdb.com/title/tt0418689

Updated info and title info of Eastwood's war epic.
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« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2004, 08:32:28 AM »

Anyone got more info about this flick? Very interested! Flags of our Fathers was a good book. I am also interested in the film because one of the main characters will be Harlon Block, one of the guys who raised the flag...and he's from my hometown and buried only a couple of miles away from here.
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