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#4580997 - 09/24/21 04:38 PM Clint Eastwood  
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Ok, I'm a huge fan. What's your favourite two films of him?

I'll start.

Pale Rider - Can watch this forever
Unforgiven - The best western ever made

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#4581001 - 09/24/21 04:49 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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My personal top two:

1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2. Firefox


I fully realize that pick #2 isn't an expected one by most fans but I think it's one of the best Cold War movies ever made and Clint turned in a great performance. And besides, the movie has an incredibly awesome looking plane (fictional of course) and a great soundtrack by Maurice Jarre.


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#4581003 - 09/24/21 05:01 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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Why so many hard questions?


"The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"

"Magnum Force"

I love the original Dirty Harry also, and "High Plains Drifter" is another one that stands out. Has he ever made a bad movie? Clint kicks arse.

#4581006 - 09/24/21 05:05 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4581007 - 09/24/21 05:07 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Has he ever made a bad movie?



That's a subjective question of course but I think "Bloodwork" and "The Rookie" are pretty mediocre and forgettable.


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#4581009 - 09/24/21 05:12 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Why so many hard questions?



Yeah, seriously, this one is hard.

So many good ones, and I'm not a movie guy at all. But it's Clint, so...

For me it's a very tight contest between these

Unforgiven
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Fistful of Dollars
Outlaw Josey Wales

Oh man, I don't know, if I am required to choose one

A Fistful of Dollars


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#4581011 - 09/24/21 05:18 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK

I'd have Gran Torino quite a bit higher.


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#4581012 - 09/24/21 05:32 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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Unforgiven and the Outlaw Josey Wales

#4581013 - 09/24/21 05:37 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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Just my 2 cents:

Josey Wales
Dirty Harry
Kelly's Heroes ( mostly for Odd Ball the Tanker/ Hippie }

Honorable Mentions

Pale Rider for the Good piece of wood

Mag Force for A mans gotta know his limitations Crack and the shooting Range scene

#4581014 - 09/24/21 05:52 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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Kelly's Heroes also had a toned down Don Rickles who still had a few good lines. I don't even know how to categorize that one, a heist movie maybe?

#4581016 - 09/24/21 05:57 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: carrick58]  
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Originally Posted by carrick58
Just my 2 cents:

Josey Wales
Dirty Harry
Kelly's Heroes ( mostly for Odd Ball the Tanker/ Hippie }

Honorable Mentions

Pale Rider for the Good piece of wood

Mag Force for A mans gotta know his limitations Crack and the shooting Range scene



At the Goodwood Revival parade of WW2 vehicles there was a guy riding on a Sherman dressed as Odd Ball..


There was only 16 squadrons of RAF fighters that used 100 octane during the BoB.
The Fw190A could not fly with the outer cannon removed.
There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
#4581017 - 09/24/21 05:59 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: wormfood]  
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Originally Posted by wormfood
a heist movie maybe?


A "war heist" movie in the same vein as "Three Kings".


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#4581057 - 09/25/21 11:23 AM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
My personal top two:

1. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
2. Firefox


I fully realize that pick #2 isn't an expected one by most fans but I think it's one of the best Cold War movies ever made and Clint turned in a great performance. And besides, the movie has an incredibly awesome looking plane (fictional of course) and a great soundtrack by Maurice Jarre.



I love Firefox. Think in Russian!

#4581067 - 09/25/21 01:08 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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'Kelly's Heroes' and 'Where Eagles Dare'...

#4581111 - 09/25/21 11:33 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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Since my faves mirror most of what's been said...here's a couple honorable mentions that haven't shown up yet:

The Eiger Sanction

Hang em' High

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#4581113 - 09/25/21 11:59 PM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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No one has mentioned “The Bridges of Madison County”.


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#4581117 - 09/26/21 12:27 AM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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I'm not sure I can list favorites as I've not seen them all and most of them tend to be pretty good movies.

I like Escape from Alcatraz, Honkytonk Man and In the Line of Fire. I like Honkytonk Man especially as that has Marty Robbins in it. I also like Clint's Hank Williams kind of drifter/musician character and that character's humor.

Unforgiven is a great Western. I don't think I've ever seen an actor really pull off a believable ex-cold blooded outlaw as Clint in that one. That wintry scene by the tree where he's waiting with the kid who just killed his first man and repented in doing so, Clint just has this cold, dead and hollowed out look.

I also like a lot of his movies that he's directed like Changling, Jersey Boys and J. Edgar.

Has anyone seen "The Mule"? I thought that looked interesting.


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#4581120 - 09/26/21 12:38 AM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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I liked Chief Ten Beers...oh wait

Chief Ten Bears.

1. Kelly's Hero's

2. Kelly's Hero's


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#4581123 - 09/26/21 01:33 AM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: RossUK]  
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Dirty Harry series was another good one,

Just to many movies he has made that make him a legend in acting the most diversified acting roll.

I just like em all.

Paint your wagon when him Lee Marvin were singing.


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#4581125 - 09/26/21 03:03 AM Re: Clint Eastwood [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
No one has mentioned “The Bridges of Madison County”.



That's a chick flick. wink


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