Clint Eastwood

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yeah review via the life, fits you

ppl gen mean 'mea culpa' for some of the earlier work

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:46 (four months ago) link

I've never seen anyone say The Mule is about his earlier work?

Frederik B, Sunday, 12 May 2019 14:46 (four months ago) link

It doesn't have to be specifically, but the estrangement from family expands upon a similar trope in Million Dollar Baby, to name one.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:05 (four months ago) link

Edelstein:

For nearly half a century, his alter-egos did not take emasculation lightly: He’d rasp some variation of, “You don’t listen, do ya’ asshole?” and pull back his fist or pull out his big gun. But the nonagenarian Earl Stone isn’t Harry Callahan or Bill Munny or even the once-militant Walt Kowalski of Gran Torino. Early on, before he understands how easily they could kill him, Earl sasses his Mexican handlers. He says, “Ya vol, mein herr,” with a silly German accent. But when they start to rough him up and hiss cabron in his face, he does nothing, nada. He’s not a fighter. He only wants to sniff flowers. Clint Eastwood has aged into Ferdinand the Bull.

https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/the-mule-is-a-modest-twist-on-the-clint-eastwood-myth.html

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:09 (four months ago) link

kinda want to see Clint do a series of True Detective

sarahell, Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:39 (four months ago) link

he's mighty elderly

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 17:44 (four months ago) link

Yes, was just thinking he's now moving into the oldest-people-to-have-ever-directed-a-movie zone, if not quite Manoel de Oliveira just yet.

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:01 (four months ago) link

oh i was just thinking in terms of acting in it

sarahell, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:05 (four months ago) link

I had to look up the last time that Clint had acted in something he didn't direct - turns out to be this, which I'd never even heard of before (don't think it got a UK release):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trouble_with_the_Curve

My guess also is that Clint probably swore to himself long ago to never ever return to TV.

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:17 (four months ago) link

unless he talks to a chair

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 May 2019 18:39 (four months ago) link

Eastwood's box office record is startling. I might be wrong, but he's quite along among filmmakers approaching 90 whose movies still make a tidy proit.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:42 (four months ago) link

*profit

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:42 (four months ago) link

his return to TV for the RNC was a good appearance

global tetrahedron, Sunday, 12 May 2019 21:03 (four months ago) link

in what sense are you using "good"?

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 13 May 2019 03:52 (four months ago) link

yeah, but it's not tv, tho, it's HBO?

sarahell, Monday, 13 May 2019 03:55 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Had somehow not seen this playful image of birthday boy Clintus Eastwood until today! pic.twitter.com/gkwdoWFuAN

— 𝖇𝖚𝖒𝖕 𝖘𝖙𝖔𝖈𝖐 1776 (@NickPinkerton) May 31, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:15 (three months ago) link

Doug McClure?

The Guts of Duran Duran (Tom D.), Sunday, 2 June 2019 16:18 (three months ago) link

yes it is! wow, "The Virginian" ran for 9 years.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 2 June 2019 18:12 (three months ago) link

I watched "Coogan's Bluff" a few weeks back. I know I had seen it a couple of times as a kid as it is a classic Eastwood marathon afternoon movie.

Coogan's Bluff has some interesting how things change scenes dealing with the police therapist character that caught my attention. The whole sequence with her starting in the squad room with the perp on to when she goes on a date with Coogan is darkly hilarious to watch with modern eyes as it is so sexist.

earlnash, Sunday, 2 June 2019 21:00 (three months ago) link


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