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Postby Jujyfruits on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:42 pm

boilermaker wrote:The Leone films are ok but not because of Clint. All credit goes to Leone. Clint is about as exciting to watch as a piece of cardboard.


That has to be one of the most faulty aseverations I've ever read.
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Postby TheManWhoFelltoEarth on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:46 pm

Jujyfruits wrote:
boilermaker wrote:The Leone films are ok but not because of Clint. All credit goes to Leone. Clint is about as exciting to watch as a piece of cardboard.


That has to be one of the most faulty aseverations I've ever read.


Nonsense. It is the enigmatic character played by Eastwood that is part of the appeal of the movies, granted Eli Wallach steals it in the third one. Eastwood playing an anti-hero in a Western when it was still a fresh idea.

Eastwood has shown himself to be capable "dramatic" actor. The Begulied, A Perfect World, The Bridges of Madison County and Unforgiven etc.
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Postby Ranxerox on Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:06 pm

I think Eastwood is a very solid minimalist actor. He is also a huge screen presence.

Took a gamble on the Leone films and made them iconic in every sense of the word.

Dirty Harry is such a great piece of manipulative agit-prop/pop, he gets NC for this alone.

As a director, I think much less of him. He is only slightly less ham-fisted than Spike Lee or Oliver Stone, but tries to hide this fact by relentlessly seeking out contrived, obstuse, pointlessly trying conclusions, etc.

Unforgiven could have been good if his character had gotten killed.

Overall not crap for his acting and, if I may add it at this late juncture, his love of jazz.

A bit of crap for his direction.
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Postby boilermaker on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:30 pm

Jujyfruits wrote:
boilermaker wrote:The Leone films are ok but not because of Clint. All credit goes to Leone. Clint is about as exciting to watch as a piece of cardboard.


That has to be one of the most faulty aseverations I've ever read.


If you're going to use big words jujy learn how to spell them.

Oh well, I find Eastwood pretty boring. But yes his acting is awe inspiring compared to his directing. I wish he wouldn't put that fake Hollywood sheen over all his films. Every one of his films his patented bullshit gloss and it and it makes them look embarrassingly old school. Eastwood should have added a bit more grit to his films as they all seem superficial to me. Yes some do get a pass but for all his effort something extrordinary should have been made rather than the pedestrian by the numbers films he's making now.

I wished I could have liked Bird more, apart from Whittiker's performance this was just more glossy dreck.

CRAP for the awful directing for years and years. Clunk Eastwood
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Postby Mark Hansen on Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:56 am

Has anyone seen his new move "Changeling"?

I had never before heard of the incident it is based on and I'm kind of curious about it.
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Postby Chromodynamic on Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:38 pm

I hadn't heard of it either and am moderately interested as well. I am interested in seeing Jeffrey Donovan's performance as well; the last time I saw him in a movie it was the Blair Witch Project 2, he needs to be in more movies that aren't the Blair Witch Project 2.
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby anarchyinthebronx on Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:13 am

connor wrote:Just watched White Hunter, Black Heart after reading Jonathan Rosenbaum's enthusiastic review. What a great movie! And no one knows that it exists!

Though in a post-There Will Be Blood world, John Huston impersonations sound far more perverse than they used to.


I saw this movie as a kid. An underrated film, although the flip side was that Eastwood made an action movie with Charlie Sheen that came out the same year White Hunter, Black Heart was released.
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Postby BClark on Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:26 pm

boilermaker wrote:Mystic River was as contrived nonsense as I've ever seen.

to this day i can't believe i was duped into seeing this piece of shit. i literally went back to all my friend who strongly recommended it to me (and there were a few), to tell them that i now have very low respect for their taste in films.

but for so much more cinematic gems that he has acted in and/or directed, eastwood is easily not crap. thing is, it's hard to watch his acting without noting his extreme lack of transparency as an actor, but who cares because he is still awesome.
boilermaker wrote:The Leone films are ok but not because of Clint. All credit goes to Leone. Clint is about as exciting to watch as a piece of cardboard.

the leone films are stellar but not completely because of clint. most credit goes to leone. clint is strong in those films. better than most western actors, xcept the fellas in the wild bunch.
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby wellsyuk on Thu May 28, 2009 7:48 am

I fucking love Clint Eastwood. There I said it.

He makes it all look so easy. The grandad I always wanted..
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby joime on Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:58 pm

I grew up on my dads old taped stuff of his.....fucking great!!!
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby Marsupialized on Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:14 pm

connor wrote:I just watched A Perfect World. The only other time I'd seen it was when it first came out back in the early 90s. So nice to see the Texas hill country onscreen! I lived in Austin when they were shooting this movie around Lockhart and the outskirts of Austin proper (and a couple of scenes downtown).

Anyways, fuck, what a great movie. There's so much going on in there that you wouldn't necessarily catch the first time around. In 50 years, people will look back on this movie like they do with Ford, Ray, Hitchcock, or Hawkes and think, "Hell, who'd have thought so much was going on in that big budget, Hollywood melodrama."


Great flick.
It really says something where fucking god awful shitfuck retard Kevin Costner is the lead actor in the movie and somehow it is not only watchable, but excellent.
I mean, that is on par with having a dead goat play the lead part and somehow pulling it off.

Trivia:
Steven Speilberg was originally going to direct it.
Denzel Washington was originally going to play Butch.
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby illfuckanythingthatmoves on Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:41 am

He's SO HOT SO HOT SO HOT SO HOT SO HOT!!!! I love him!
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby Daveksvplot on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:06 am

One of the dumbest things I've ever read on a message board is someone declaring Clint Eastwood the best director of the Aughts.

Talk about pretentious!
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby Awesome_Komodo on Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:12 am

Dude was in 3 of of the best (spaghetti) westerns ever.

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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby punch_the_lion on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:04 am

I'd like to see him direct another Western. Maybe not star in it, because he's getting up there in age now. Not Crap, zero waffles.
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby cerebralheadtrip on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:28 pm

Tell me Im not the only one who just saw that speech.....
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby cerebralheadtrip on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:54 pm

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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby Dovey on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:08 pm

Did he just blame Obama for Afghanistan?
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby dabrasha on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:18 pm

Obama should hire Judd Hirsch to do the same bit on stage.
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Re: Actor/Director: Clint Eastwood

Postby iembalm on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:32 pm

I'm more in mind of Jack Palance, actually. I didn't actually see it, but that's how it reads. Maybe Hirsch could do it like his character in Independence Day.

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