The Mule - Clint Eastwood

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by spanky1, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. spanky1

    spanky1 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I rarely go to movies(maybe 1 per year), but the trailer for this one looked promising. Went to see it tonight, and it was very good. Bradley Cooper, Dianne Wiest, and Andy Garcia were in it as well. Hard to believe he is approaching 90 years old(88).

    Loved the soundtrack which ran the spectrum from jazz, country, and Dean Martin. Loved the instrumental version of MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. There was a song playing through the closing credits, and SOUND HOUND wasn't able to tell me who it was. Can anyone help out with this?

    I didn't see another thread about this movie, so if I overlooked it, I'm sorry.
     
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  2. Ghostworld

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    I just read the synopsis. I'd give it a try.
     
  3. alexpop

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    Wait for DVD for this one. Saying that if I'm near a cinema have time maybe go and see the film.
     
  4. Monosterio

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  5. alexpop

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    Robert Redford's Old Man With A Gun, got a classy poster.
     
  6. The Wanderer

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    Clint Eastwood fan but more of a Unforgiven - Pale Rider type - will keep an eye on it
     
  7. NightGoatToCairo

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    Great that he still enjoys working and has made it this far. What a fantastic life in movies he has had.
     
  8. PhilBorder

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    Not to go off OT but since Clint still seems interested in directing if not acting, I'd like to know what happened to the Man with No Name when he hit 90. I'm guessing the year would be about 1920. That could be a deeply interesting movie. Or a Harry Callahan whose been retired for 20 years. What would he make of San Francisco now?
     
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  9. mmars982

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    Originally, Gran Torino was intended to be about a retired Dirty Harry.

    I always thought of Will Munny in Unforgiven as what would have happened if the Man With No Name got married and settled down (for a while anyway). I don't think I've ever heard that was the intention, but I like to think of it like that.
     
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  10. alexpop

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    Always thought if HBO were doing a mini series of Shenandoah ..Clint could have played the James Stewart part maybe Clint's too old for that part now.
     
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  11. alexpop

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    Crime doesn't pay.
     
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  12. gojikranz

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    saw it last night and thought it was quite good.

    it is funny that this and the old man with a gun came out so close to eachother, the old man as criminal genre is exploding!
     
  13. GodShifter

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    Looks terrible. Will not see.
     
  14. alexpop

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    Did you see 15:17?
     
  15. GodShifter

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    What is that?
     
  16. alexpop

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    The 15:17 to Paris ( Clint directed, true story ).
     
  17. brownie61

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    I saw this today and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected. Clint Eastwood was great, and I am not really a big Eastwood fan (although I loved Gran Torino). Every other actor in this movie had such a supporting role. I felt like none of the other characters were very fleshed out.

    Great story though.
     
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  18. shokhead

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    Great story, acting was rough but ok.
     
  19. alexpop

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    Kinda underrated I thought
     
  20. Maranatha5585

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    Cant wait to see it, love Clint .. hard to make it to theaters now, so will have to wait a few weeks
    till it's on pay per view cable .. trailer looks good.
     
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  21. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    wow, good to hear other views.

    Reviewer here said it was repulsively racist and absolutely the worst film Eastwood ever made--undeveloped plot, lazy direction, you name it.
     
  22. Tim Lookingbill

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    There were more racist remarks said about Asians by his character in Gran Torino.

    I liked the story (similar socioeconomic POV to Breaking Bad). It made me want to read the true story it's based on which is mentioned at the end. It has the same pacing and down to Earth style story telling and relationship building among folks culturally different as in Gran Torino.

    It almost feels like the same style of movie as Redford's "Old Man And A Gun". It's very contemplatively slow paced and layed back in how it unfolds.
     
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  23. spanky1

    spanky1 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Wow. I don't know how to respond in a way that wouldn't lead this thread off the rails, so I'll refrain from expressing my initial views when I read this.

    I can, however, say that I don't understand how we want movies and tv shows to be a realistic view of our lives, but we get offended when we are shown a glimpse. It's a shame that we can't listen to music or watch a movie without being offended. :shrug:
     
  24. shokhead

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    Man, no kidding!
     
  25. mmars982

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    I thought it was good. Not great. An odd choice for what will probably be his last starting role. But he is good and very believable in the character.
     
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