Clint Eastwood films 1964-1988

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  1. Django

    Django Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    What a great run of films, from 1964 to 1988. I even like most of the poorer films.


    Bird (1988)
    The Dead Pool (1988)
    Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
    Pale Rider (1985)
    Tightrope (1984)
    City Heat (1984)
    Sudden Impact (1983)
    Honkytonk Man (1982)
    Firefox (1982)
    Any Which Way You Can (1980)
    Bronco Billy (1980)
    Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
    Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
    The Gauntlet (1977)
    The Enforcer (1976)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    The Eiger Sanction (1975)
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
    Magnum Force (1973)
    Breezy (1973)
    High Plains Drifter (1973)
    Joe Kidd (1972)
    Dirty Harry (1971)
    Play Misty for Me (1971)
    The Beguiled (1971)
    Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
    Kelly's Heroes (1970)
    Paint Your Wagon (1969)
    Where Eagles Dare (1969)
    Coogan's Bluff (1968)
    Hang 'em High (1968)
    The Witches (1966)
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
     
  2. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    Why I decided years ago, to just buy them all. Now I may do an occasional Blu ray upgrade, depending on reviews, but most of the catalog is still DVD.
     
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  3. BayouTiger

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    Could have been even better if a decent actress might have been cast in the Sondra Locke parts....who would have thought he would have had the chops he has shown as a director late in life!
     
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  4. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    Me. He's been directing for 44 years now.
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  5. BayouTiger

    BayouTiger Forum Resident

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    Yes and I like a lot of those movies, but he's really upped his game in the last two decades.
     
  6. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident

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    I have almost all of those movies on DVD...plus some later ones. He was one of my favorite directors but from Mystic River on, I didn't care for much of his work and now I don't even bother with his stuff.
     
  7. Django

    Django Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I really love the gauntlet, but there has to be an easier way to stop a bus.
     
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  8. Heavy Music

    Heavy Music Forum Resident

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    Hey, that's Hollywood!
     
  9. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

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    He had a great run there....
     
  10. benjaminhuf

    benjaminhuf Forum Resident

    From box office mojo, here's a list of all of Eastwood's efforts as a director, in box office order after adjusting for inflation. This is US box office only.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/people/chart/?view=Director&id=clinteastwood.htm

    Adjusted for Ticket Price Inflation
    Rank Title (click to view) Studio Adjusted Gross Unadjusted Gross Release
    1 American Sniper WB $350,084,800 $350,090,029 12/25/14
    2 Unforgiven WB $198,050,900 $101,157,447 8/7/92
    3 Sudden Impact WB $168,964,700 $67,642,693 12/9/83
    4 Gran Torino WB $167,483,800 $148,095,302 12/12/08
    5 Space Cowboys WB $136,242,300 $90,464,773 8/4/00
    6 The Bridges of Madison County WB $133,497,700 $71,516,617 6/2/95
    7 Firefox WB $129,003,800 $46,708,276 6/18/82
    8 Million Dollar Baby WB $127,332,100 $100,492,203 12/15/04
    9 The Outlaw Josey Wales WB $121,228,200 $31,800,000 6/30/76
    10 Mystic River WB $119,935,200 $90,135,191 10/8/03
    11 The Gauntlet WB $96,182,500 $26,414,658 12/21/77
    12 Pale Rider WB $94,719,400 $41,410,568 6/28/85
    13 Heartbreak Ridge WB $91,322,800 $42,724,017 12/5/86
    14 Absolute Power Sony $88,574,000 $50,068,310 2/14/97
    15 Bronco Billy WB $73,248,000 $24,265,659 6/11/80
    16 High Plains Drifter Uni. $72,024,900 $15,700,000 8/22/73
    17 A Perfect World WB $60,999,200 $31,130,999 11/24/93
    18 The Eiger Sanction Uni. $56,245,900 $14,200,000 1975
    19 Play Misty for Me Uni. $52,164,800 $10,600,000 11/12/71
    20 Jersey Boys WB $45,861,000 $47,047,013 6/20/14
    21 Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil WB $44,412,800 $25,105,255 11/21/97
    22 Flags of Our Fathers P/DW $41,656,700 $33,602,376 10/20/06
    23 The Rookie (1990) WB $41,584,100 $21,633,874 12/7/90
    24 Changeling Uni. $40,418,800 $35,739,802 10/24/08
    25 Invictus WB $39,510,400 $37,491,364 12/11/09
    26 J. Edgar WB $38,676,200 $37,306,030 11/9/11
    27 Blood Work WB $36,665,900 $26,235,081 8/9/02
    28 Hereafter WB $33,196,600 $32,746,941 10/15/10
    29 True Crime WB $26,613,400 $16,649,768 3/19/99
    30 Letters from Iwo Jima WB $16,249,000 $13,756,082 12/20/06
    31 Honky Tonk Man WB $12,387,100 $4,484,991 12/17/82
    32 Bird WB $4,458,500 $2,181,286 9/30/88
    33 White Hunter, Black Heart WB $4,451,800 $2,319,124 9/14/90
    Note: Titles in grey are cameo or bit parts and not counted in totals and averages.
     
  11. quicksilverbudie

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    Never heard of "The Witches (1966)" what a body of work! A true film maker.

    sean
     
  12. John Moschella

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    I also like a bunch of those films, but the run after 1988 was much better.
     
  13. Ron Stone

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    Like parking another bus in the street? Shooting out the tires?
     
  14. jojopuppyfish

    jojopuppyfish Forum Resident

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    He's had an amazing run the LAST 7 YEARS!

    Nothing beats The Good The Bad and the Ugly.
     
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  15. Andy Lee

    Andy Lee Active Member

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    I've always enjoyed his work - and there's an awful lot of great films after 1988 too. A few I don't care for amongst that bunch, though:

    The Dead Pool (1988)
    Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
    City Heat (1984)
    Sudden Impact (1983)
    Firefox (1982)
    Any Which Way You Can (1980)
    Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
    The Gauntlet (1977)
    The Enforcer (1976)
    The Eiger Sanction (1975)
    Breezy (1973)
    Joe Kidd (1972)
    The Witches (1966)

    For me, The Gauntlet ushers in a run of indifferent or poor films with a few gems.
     
  16. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

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    The only Clint films from Fistful onwards I've not seen are 'White Hunter Black Heart', 'Bird' and 'Jersey Boys'. I have every movie on DVD or BD from 'Fistful' to 'Trouble With The Curve'.
    Not nearly my favourite 'actor', but certainly my favourite film star.
     
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  17. johnnyyen

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    Always liked The Beguiled. American Sniper, on the other hand, horrendous.
     
  18. No love for Joe Kidd? I love that movie. I never watched Breezy or The Witches, but I agree most of the other movies on your list are the weaker ones for me too.
     
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  19. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Forum Resident

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    Just need to purchase Le Streghe on DVD to complete my 'Fistful - Sniper' collection!
     
  20. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

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    I enjoy Dirty Harry and Gran Torino. I still need to watch Unforgiven, Anerican Sniper, and Dead Pool.
     
  21. Scope J

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
     
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  22. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    I remember TBS used to always run an Eastwood marathon on Thanksgiving or somethimg. I fell in live with all those films and eventually bought every title in the Clint Eastwood Collection dvds from Warner. Looks real classy on he shelf.
     
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  23. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Me too. Only blus I have are Torino and In the Line of Fire.
     
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  24. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    What amazes me is the attitude of some on the Blu-ray.com forum. Just because they release a Blu ray, you're expected to "upgrade" immediately. Trouble is, nobody's restoring his old films, so they keep getting ranked at 2.5-3.0 out of 5.
    I see no point in spending my monthly pension on something that likely won't look, or sound much better than the DVD.
    Escape From Alcatraz was non-anamorphic, so that's a no-brainer, but the 3 that are upcoming have no obvious improvements, so my DVDs will be just fine.
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  25. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I recently picked up "The Dead Pool" at Big Lots. I kind of forgot which one it was and had it confused with "Sudden Impact". After I realized it was the "one with Guns + Roses" I kind of regretted buying it, as I vaguely remembered it wasn't that great. But what the hell, it's Clint, how bad can it be? Right?

    I probably hadn't seen it in over 25 years and had no recollection of the movie other than the basic premise and the G +R tie in. Just finished watching it and all I can say is "WOW! What a cheese fest". I was embarrassed for Clint. Bad acting, corny dialog, ham fisted social commentary, cheesy background music, it's got it all. Oh yeah, it looked kind of cheap too. According to Wikipedia Siskel + Ebert liked it. That really surprises me. Maybe it seemed better at the time.
     
  26. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I recently picked up "The Dead Pool" at Big Lots. I kind of forgot which one it was and had it confused with "Sudden Impact". After I realized it was the "one with Guns + Roses" I kind of regretted buying it, as I vaguely remembered it wasn't that great. But what the hell, it's Clint, how bad can it be? Right?

    I probably hadn't seen it in over 25 years and had no recollection of the movie other than the basic premise and the G +R tie in. Just finished watching it and all I can say is "WOW! What a cheese fest". I was embarrassed for Clint. Bad acting, corny dialog, ham fisted social commentary, cheesy background music, it's got it all. Oh yeah, it looked kind of cheap too. According to Wikipedia Siskel + Ebert liked it. That really surprises me. Maybe it seemed better at the time.
     
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  27. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I recently picked up "The Dead Pool" at Big Lots. I kind of forgot which one it was and had it confused with "Sudden Impact". After I realized it was the "one with Guns + Roses" I kind of regretted buying it, as I vaguely remembered it wasn't that great. But what the hell, it's Clint, how bad can it be? Right?

    I probably hadn't seen it in over 25 years and had no recollection of the movie other than the basic premise and the G +R tie in. Just finished watching it and all I can say is "WOW! What a cheese fest". I was embarrassed for Clint. Bad acting, corny dialog, ham fisted social commentary, cheesy background music, it's got it all. Oh yeah, it looked kind of cheap too. According to Wikipedia Siskel + Ebert liked it. That really surprises me. Maybe it seemed better at the time.
     
  28. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    I recently picked up "The Dead Pool" at Big Lots. I kind of forgot which one it was and had it confused with "Sudden Impact". After I realized it was the "one with Guns + Roses" I kind of regretted buying it, as I vaguely remembered it wasn't that great. But what the hell, it's Clint, how bad can it be? Right?

    I probably hadn't seen it in over 25 years and had no recollection of the movie other than the basic premise and the G +R tie in. Just finished watching it and all I can say is "WOW! What a cheese fest". I was embarrassed for Clint. Bad acting, corny dialog, ham fisted social commentary, cheesy background music, it's got it all. Oh yeah, it looked kind of cheap too. According to Wikipedia Siskel + Ebert liked it. That really surprises me. Maybe it seemed better at the time.
     

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