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Would you like to see another Clint western?

Yes
10 (43.5%)
No
2 (8.7%)
If he directs it
1 (4.3%)
If he stars in it
2 (8.7%)
If he stars in it and directs it
8 (34.8%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: March 08, 2005, 05:25:40 PM

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« Reply #60 on: March 16, 2005, 05:27:20 AM »

Bcd28 , I know I said come back to this thread but ......
I'm with you now ..........there's nothing more for me to say here so ........... see you all on another thread .
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« Reply #61 on: March 16, 2005, 02:51:24 PM »

Nice going vik  :(

I just bought Open Range DVD.I still think it`s a wonderful western and Eastwood could have been great in Robert Duvall`s role.

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« Reply #62 on: March 16, 2005, 03:52:10 PM »

cool your opinion you are entitled to it

i just disagree

perhaps you would like to tell us why you think he would have been good in it

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« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2005, 07:55:05 PM »

Clint briefly referred to the future of the western genre in his Hardball interview.  From the transcript (LINK):

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MATTHEWS:  Is the cowboy American spirit still alive?  Can you still live your dream in this country? 

EASTWOOD:  You know, I think you can if you want to.  And, no, cowboy movies are not the vogue right now, because you always have to put a vogue in moviemaking.  But I think they would be if somebody came along with an interesting story, an interesting idea.  I think there‘s still that adventuresome spirit in this country, if you want to reach for it.

(Emphasis is mine.)
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« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2005, 09:11:00 PM »

cool your opinion you are entitled to it

i just disagree

perhaps you would like to tell us why you think he would have been good in it



Well Eastwood is like wine.He gets better when he grows older.

He`s been great in every role he has done since Unforgiven.

So no bigger reason than that why he could`ve been good in Duvall`s role.

Don`t get me wrong I like Eastwood`s earlier films...obviously but I just think there has been more depth in his characters lately.
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« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2005, 04:14:07 AM »

i just couldn't see clint sitting aroud a camp fire for hours saying nothin with kevin costner - i just hated the dullness and slowness of the film

for long periods nothin seem to happen
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« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2005, 10:17:49 AM »

I like the "old fashion" type movie, where the good guy wins in the end.  The only western I with Clint I did NOT like was the "Unforgiven".  Which I guess puts me in the minority.  I just don't understand the critics or the academy, it seems there needs to be a political message or something corrupt to win awards.

I go to movies to feel good and be entertained.  If I wanted to be depressed I would dwell on my own problems.
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« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2005, 11:26:56 AM »

Not everything in this world is wonderful, that's the beauty of  Unforgiven  ;)
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« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2005, 01:45:57 PM »

nicely put gimpy

unforgiven is complex a bit like million dollar baby
there is stuff to dislike and then stuff to admire about the story and the people

enlighten us on your disappointment of unforgiven and only if you wish to do so
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« Reply #69 on: March 21, 2005, 03:05:45 PM »


I go to movies to feel good and be entertained.  If I wanted to be depressed I would dwell on my own problems.

Well maybe you should not go to see Eastwood`s two latest movies  ;)

Not that I was depressed when I saw them but they`re not exactly light films...and Unforgiven wasn`t light either.

Great films but I can understand if someone don`t feel like he or she has been entertained after Eastwood`s latest(oscar)films.

If the film is good even though the story is a bit dark and heavy I´m entertained.
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« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2005, 03:10:14 AM »

Hmmm - food for thought this topic.  Clint is not a young man any more.  And even with angles and makeup his age will be noticeable.  He wil not be able to credibly clean up a barroom and keep his cigarillo in his mouth.

Now, Unforgiven, was in my opinion a great rounded movie.  Clint was an ageing gunfighter with all the doubts and problems we ALL have as we age.  He treated the object of the movie with realistic sense.

I can see Clint in another Western.  The tough ageing hombre that still refuses to take the antics/actions of power abusing 'people'.  A man who fights for what is RIGHT until his last breath.  Whether it be in a range war, the railroad steamrollering through his land, destruction of the life of the decendants of Ten Bears - whatever ! A noble cause of the small against the big, the good against the bad - yes I can see it.

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PS.  Clint if you read your Web Site Comments - produce and put the 'new western' out - I will go see it for sure ! W.
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« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2005, 10:31:53 PM »

I agree Gimpy! To me, Unforgiven is brilliant!!
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« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2005, 10:20:22 PM »

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