Clint Eastwood Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Raylinds, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Raylinds

    Raylinds Martinis, music and glowing tubes Thread Starter

    I've been binge watching movies lately and in the mood for westerns. I have always loved the Clint Eastwood man with no name movies, but I just watched High Plains Drifter and Pale Rider for the first time, and really, really enjoyed them. Clint does a great job of making you believe he is the baddest dude on the planet.

    Then I got to thinking about all the movies he directed or starred in that were not just about someone kicking a** like The Mule. As much as I love his acting, he might just be a better director than actor. As a huge Charlie Parker fan, I have always loved Bird, and thought he did a good job of telling the story.

    It's hard t come up with many actors or directors that have so successfully covered such a broad range of material, let alone those that did both acting and directing. What a huge talent.

    He has made so many movies, but I am going to try to see all of them. So far none have disappointed.
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  2. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Did you get that new fancy Signature Blu Ray box,£300 gbp pricey .. guess for completist.
  3. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA USA
  4. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    I liked The Mule as well, and the Saga of Richard jewell was even better. Bird and Mystic River too, but I haven't seen a lot of his newer Director projects since the WWII films.
  5. smilin ed

    smilin ed Forum Resident

    I like a lot of his films, especially the earlier, funnier ones. Not convinced by his acting. He almost spoils A Perfect World!

    Those I like a lot:

    The three Leone films
    High Plains Drifter
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    The Beguiled
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    Dirty Harry
    Mystic River
    The two Iwo Jima films (though I prefer the Japanese one)
    Play Misty
    In the Line of Fire
    Honkytonk Man
    A Perfect World
    Escape from Alcatraz

    Those I don't much care for:
    Every/Any Which Way
    The Harry films after The Enforcer
    City Heat
    The Gauntlet
    Pink Cadillac
    The Rookie
    Heartbreak Ridge
    The Eiger Sanction

    The others are somewhere in between, though I have a particular soft spot for Magnum Force, Coogan's Bluff and Pale Rider

    I confess I haven't seen some of his later films, like Jersey Girls or 15:17 to Paris

    I quite like t
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020
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  6. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    I enjoy almost all his body of work.
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  7. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Been a fan since Rawhide!
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  8. Raylinds

    Raylinds Martinis, music and glowing tubes Thread Starter

    Naw- most of his films can be had for little money on Blu Ray. I just got a 7 movie collection for like $20.
  9. Raylinds

    Raylinds Martinis, music and glowing tubes Thread Starter

    Unless it is a favorite of mine I will try to stream as many as I can. I probably already own over a third of the collection. Almost $400 is just too much money.
  10. Beatleboy1968

    Beatleboy1968 Well-Known Member

    Been a lifelong fan of Mr. Eastwood. His passion for his craft is palpable and his work as a director is outstanding.
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  11. gitters

    gitters Forum Resident

    I really haven't seen an Eastwood film that I didn't enjoy. Beguiled would probably be my least favorite of what I've seen. The Dirty Harry movies, and Every Which Way but Loose would probably be my favorites.
  12. I didn't like ' Flags Of Our Fathers ' at all and almost passed on ' Letters From Iwo Jima ' but picked it up and was glad I did. Great movie.
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  13. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    I was a fan when I was five years old and he was in Rawhide!
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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    this past year my wife and I watched every single Clint was a blast even the ones he directed...
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    me too...Parents watched this every week I watched it with them when I was a youngster...
  16. captouch

    captouch Forum Resident

    Bay Area, CA
    Don’t watch 15:17 to Paris if you want to keep your streak alive. ;)
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  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Like I said it is pricey.

    Impressive looking collection.
  18. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Wish he stopped making all these American heroes/ true story films. And direct one more western.
  19. Grand_Ennui

    Grand_Ennui Forum Resident

    Clint Eastwood is my favorite actor... I own a lot of his films on DVD, but never went out of my way to watch a film he directed/produced that he didn't also star in.
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  20. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Rain an stormy weather can't hurt the leather...CLINT FOR LIFE-are you kiddin me? if Clint-stars in or directs I'm watching!!
  21. FourWalledWorld

    FourWalledWorld Forum Resident

    For me, he’s the greatest.
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  22. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

    Hampshire, UK
    He's far from being a great actor but he is certainly my favourite movie star.
  23. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

    Hampshire, UK
    I thought Beguiled was very good. Ah well.
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  24. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

    Hampshire, UK
    As already mentioned, 15:17 is pretty bad. Although not his absolute worst...

    'Amazing Stories: Vanessa in the Garden' o_O
  25. Yawndave

    Yawndave Forum Resident

    Santa Clara CA
    Probably the only actor to fly both a P-80 Shooting Star and a MiG-31 Firefox. :D

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