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Watching Dirty Harry on cable right now. Such a great movie...

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 2 February 2008 05:34 (twelve years ago) link

i've just watched all five this week (got the box set for xmas).

first three- great. dead pool- fun.

i can't believe someone up there repping for sudden impact, which we watched for twenty minutes then had to turn off.

darraghmac, Saturday, 2 February 2008 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

ha i bought that box for my brother for his birthday

tcm were showing them all a few weeks back and it was the first time i'd seen sudden impact, and yeah agreed wtf? that film is just rong

dead pool also gets a wtf for the rc car chase

DG, Saturday, 2 February 2008 14:01 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, but a fun wtf.

main difference in cool btwn first three and the last two- terrific seventies jazzy music vs awful eighties synth shite.

i'm not usually so tuned in to soundtrack but it really stood out watching them all in a row.

darraghmac, Saturday, 2 February 2008 14:04 (twelve years ago) link

he has ahnold's terminator sunglasses in the last two though

DG, Saturday, 2 February 2008 14:06 (twelve years ago) link

i'm not usually so tuned in to soundtrack but it really stood out watching them all in a row.

Schifrin's soundtrack is pretty essential

Elvis Telecom, Sunday, 3 February 2008 18:17 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Ultimate Dirty Harry box set on the way

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 08:38 (eleven years ago) link

way to make my christmas present obselete :(

anyway, the ultimate box set would leave out the one made just to keep his lame girlfriend happy, no?

darraghmac, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 14:15 (eleven years ago) link

Missed this, but I don't agree that Million Dollar Baby, True Crime, or The Bridges of Madison County suck badly--quite the contrary, even if you feel that the difference between good people and bad people is drawn too starkly in Million, and if True Crime feels improbable (it's supposed to), and if Bridges of Madison County worships Meryl Streep (I thought the ending particularly was beautifully played). Space Cowboys and Blood Work are harmlessly fun bad movies, and A Perfect World and In the Line of Fire don't suck as badly as most films of their respective genres, FWIW. My personal favorite is True Crime, but I'm a sucker for so much of that movie: The interview with the prisoner where he takes one-word notes for his "color piece," the fact that he's just the worst father in the world, the performance of the wrongfully accused, etc...

Pete Scholtes, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 19:49 (eleven years ago) link

I like In the Line of Fire a lot too.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 20:02 (eleven years ago) link

I would have voted Magnum Force, had I voted. I love the Dirty Harry movies. May not get the box set though, a man's gotta know his limitations.

Bill Magill, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 21:43 (eleven years ago) link

this would have been a hard poll for me. i love Magnum Force, High Plains Drifter, and Unforgiven, in such different ways.

rockapads, Thursday, 20 March 2008 03:49 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

shame on a nigga who try to run game on a nigga

Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved, Friday, 6 June 2008 19:46 (eleven years ago) link

nine months pass...
one month passes...

watched "heartbreak ridge" today & it was fuckin awesome

johnny crunch, Sunday, 26 April 2009 18:48 (ten years ago) link

i'm STILL surprised that every which way but loose got ANY votes, much less three -- the monkey movies are clint's nadir.

Richardson Richardson (Eisbaer), Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:21 (ten years ago) link

watched "heartbreak ridge" today & it was fuckin awesome

fuckin awesomely terrible

I'm crossing over into enterprise (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:22 (ten years ago) link

xpost. I know! What a film. He has so many quotable bad-ass put downs in that film!

"Sergeant, you get that contraband stogie out of my face, before I shove it so far up your ass you'll have to set fire to your nose to light it."

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:25 (ten years ago) link

describing a "dusky girl" from hong kong (?) as "a real crossway breezer".

When the cop says to him when he gets out of the court, "You're gonna pay full price rummy. I don't believe in no serviceman's discounts" and he replies "Too bad, your old lady does".

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:27 (ten years ago) link

xxp u mad ~maaaybe it dragged a little & final battle stuff isnt v. interesting but eastwood was so damn funny and there were so many good scenes

johnny crunch, Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:28 (ten years ago) link

yeah there was so much quotable shit no way i could keep up but was constantly loling

johnny crunch, Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:29 (ten years ago) link

Trying to get in touch with his feminine side by reading women's magazines while stalking his ex-wife by waiting outside her place of work in his car.

Suggesteban Cambiasso (jim), Sunday, 26 April 2009 19:30 (ten years ago) link


m coleman, Sunday, 26 April 2009 20:08 (ten years ago) link

Highway: I been pumping pussy since Christ was a corporal. I can tell you, the best damned poontang I ever paid for was in Da Nang. The girls were checked out daily. And we got ourself laid in a safe, orderly, proficient, military manner. That is until some suckhead writes home mama and says he dipped his wick in the Republic of South Vietnam. Then the shit hits the fan. A committee of congressmen who asshole to asshole who couldn't make a beer fart in a whirlwind, start telling your basic-ass-in-the-grass, Marine " No more shore time ". We responded in true Marine Corps fashion. We salute, do an about face, double time back to the boom-boom garbage dump where we get the clap, and the drip, and the crabs and a generally poor attitude towards the female of the species. War is hell, boy. That's a fact!

johnny crunch, Sunday, 26 April 2009 23:15 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Though he was born in San Francisco, he missed the summer of love, LSD, the sexual revolution and all the spoils of American bohemia because he was too busy combating evil and moral relativism in the name of justice. Sacrifice demands recognition. In contemporary American cinema, Clint Eastwood is our perennial Last Man Standing. But what is he standing on, or for, and why is he so eager to hide it? ....

The traditional Eastwood hero--and Clint, for all his bluster, has never played a villain--spends an inordinate amount of time pushing other people away, only to grudgingly accept the perseverant embrace of the outside world, as long as the world is defined exclusively in terms of his suffering. If Eastwood is to be credited for artistic and emotional growth, his mythic doppelgängers must learn to accept a love that asserts itself without conditions. He has publicly reduced his political credo to "everyone leaves everyone else alone." That philosophy is a reason to become a hermit. It's a reason to vote for regressive taxation and Second Amendment rights. It's not a reason to make movies.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 20 May 2009 15:07 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

1967 interview...

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 24 July 2009 08:42 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

J.Ro on White Hunter Black Heart:

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 December 2009 19:04 (ten years ago) link

five months pass...

was 80 yesterday.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 18:24 (nine years ago) link

Paint Your Wagon! Ah, yes! Where you may see Clint Eastwood & Lee Marvin in their most cringeworthy roles ever. Rent it today, as a tribute to his 80th birthday. Crank up the DVR and die a little inside.

Aimless, Tuesday, 1 June 2010 18:31 (nine years ago) link

Watched the last 40 minutes of Where Eagles Dare on TCM yesterday and was a little surprised how boring it was. I think they were going for terse and understated, but even the guy falling 1000 feet from the gondola was like ", whatever."

Grisly Addams (WmC), Tuesday, 1 June 2010 18:33 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Recently saw The Beguiled. A haunting and interesting film. What are peoples' takes on the gender politics of the thing? I can see it having both feminist and misogynist readings.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:13 (nine years ago) link

Watched the last 40 minutes of Where Eagles Dare on TCM yesterday and was a little surprised how boring it was.


Remember when Mr Banhart was a replicant? (darraghmac), Wednesday, 16 June 2010 15:16 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

Leo's J Edgar may have his Clyde Tolson:

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 December 2010 03:59 (nine years ago) link

three months pass...

wdn't have predicted this in the Every Which Way But Loose days:

Fuck bein' hard, Dr Morbz is complicated (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 March 2011 02:05 (eight years ago) link

six months pass...


was hereafter any good at all?

akm, Tuesday, 27 September 2011 04:31 (eight years ago) link

four months pass...

will return to acting as a baseball scout going blind:

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:04 (eight years ago) link

Dude kinda just won the Super Bowl ad derby.

dead-trius (Eric H.), Monday, 6 February 2012 01:38 (eight years ago) link


‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Monday, 6 February 2012 06:22 (eight years ago) link

Most effective moment of this for me is the split-second of the African-American kid as he's stepped out of his dad's car, and in that split second the two other kids (white) are walking to him--a moment literally under a second.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Monday, 6 February 2012 13:41 (eight years ago) link

Also, Clint's "Yeah" near the end is great and/or terrible.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Monday, 6 February 2012 13:42 (eight years ago) link

meh, Clint knows a brass-balls Nixonian president when he sees one.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 February 2012 18:35 (eight years ago) link

Some are insisting its just an endorsement of Detroit and Karl Rove is whining about it for various reasons

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:22 (eight years ago) link

No votes for Paint your Wagon??

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:36 (eight years ago) link

"This is just halftime for American musicals."

dead-trius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:37 (eight years ago) link

It's funny that it gets parsed as political when it's a car commercial using the rhetoric of a political ad, and working really hard not to be political. But, of course, the stuff it's advertising isn't removed from politics, which is what the right is jumping on.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:48 (eight years ago) link

Chrysler wiped union signs off the footage, literally nothing to see here folks

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 15:56 (eight years ago) link

Woah, David Gordon Green directed the ad, and Matthew Dickman (one of the twin poets profiled in the New Yorker a few years ago) was one of the writers.

‘Neuroscience’ and ‘near death’ pepper (Eazy), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 16:57 (eight years ago) link

bouncing back from your highness

Little GTFO (contenderizer), Tuesday, 7 February 2012 18:45 (eight years ago) link

Certainly could have done without all the Confederate flags, a reminder that this is chair guy, after all.

clemenza, Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:10 (three weeks ago) link

The level to which Eastwood clearly believes the script's worst tendencies is properly balanced by just how far Hauser goes toward making Jewell a credibly unlikable, suspicious person. This is likely Eastwood's best since Iwo Jima.

I Heard You Ain't HOOS's (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:21 (three weeks ago) link

Not surprised or even particularly disappointed it went nowhere at the b.o. tho.

I Heard You Ain't HOOS's (Eric H.), Saturday, 25 January 2020 21:23 (three weeks ago) link

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