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What's your favorite film by Clint Eastwood?

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
0 (0%)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
1 (2.4%)
Breezy (1973)
0 (0%)
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
0 (0%)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
4 (9.8%)
The Gauntlet (1977)
0 (0%)
Bronco Billy (1980)
0 (0%)
Firefox (1982)
0 (0%)
Honkytonk Man (1982)
0 (0%)
Sudden Impact (1983)
0 (0%)
Pale Rider (1985)
0 (0%)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
0 (0%)
Bird (1988)
0 (0%)
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
0 (0%)
The Rookie (1990)
0 (0%)
Unforgiven (1992)
24 (58.5%)
A Perfect World (1993)
0 (0%)
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
2 (4.9%)
Absolute Power (1997)
0 (0%)
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
0 (0%)
True Crime (1999)
0 (0%)
Space Cowboys (2000)
0 (0%)
Blood Work (2002)
0 (0%)
Mystic River (2003)
3 (7.3%)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
1 (2.4%)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
0 (0%)
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
5 (12.2%)
Changeling (2008)
1 (2.4%)
Gran Torino (2008)
0 (0%)
Invictus (2009)
0 (0%)
Hereafter (2010)
0 (0%)
J. Edgar (2011)
0 (0%)
Jersey Boys (2014)
0 (0%)
American Sniper (2014)
0 (0%)
Sully (2016)
0 (0%)

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Re: Eastwood, Clint
« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2016, 05:26:26 AM »
Funny that "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" popped up in the iPod thread the other day! Is the trailer for Play Misty on YouTube in any way representative for the movie? Most of all, I'm curious how you define an Essential and if it is an open list or a fixed numbers list?!
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Re: Eastwood, Clint
« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2016, 10:07:28 AM »
Is the trailer for Play Misty on YouTube in any way representative for the movie?
No. As I figured, the trailer crammed all the horror bits together and makes it look like a grindhouse film. The movie is much more what you would expected from something directed by Eastwood. I couldn't find the best example, but this is a good representation...



Most of all, I'm curious how you define an Essential and if it is an open list or a fixed numbers list?!
Right now it's a rough order list, which is why I'm doing the re-watches. I prefer fixed number lists and want to have that when this is through. An 'Essential' is ever film (feature and short) I've rated * * * 1/2 or better, because that rating always indicated a film I think you Should See and * * * * means it's a Must See.

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Re: Eastwood, Clint
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2016, 11:48:26 AM »
Is the trailer for Play Misty on YouTube in any way representative for the movie?
No. As I figured, the trailer crammed all the horror bits together and makes it look like a grindhouse film. The movie is much more what you would expected from something directed by Eastwood. I couldn't find the best example, but this is a good representation...



Most of all, I'm curious how you define an Essential and if it is an open list or a fixed numbers list?!
Right now it's a rough order list, which is why I'm doing the re-watches. I prefer fixed number lists and want to have that when this is through. An 'Essential' is ever film (feature and short) I've rated * * * 1/2 or better, because that rating always indicated a film I think you Should See and * * * * means it's a Must See.

That clip shure seems more reasonable than the trailer does!

Thanks for clarifying. Any idea how big the final list will be!?
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Re: Eastwood, Clint
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2016, 02:18:38 PM »
Thanks for clarifying. Any idea how big the final list will be!?
My hope is that all 628 titles would stay on the list, but I know that won't happen. Normally, I would start a Marathon thread for this, but I don't know how many films I'll want to write about. If/When this is complete I'll certainly post the final list (which is currently in Private on Letterboxd).

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Re: Eastwood, Clint
« Reply #74 on: March 29, 2016, 02:48:00 PM »
1. Unforgiven (3.5)
2. Letters from Iwo Jima (3.5)
3. Million Dollar Baby (3.5)
4. Mystic River (3.5)
5. Space Cowboys (3.5)
6. A Perfect World (3.5)
7. Invictus (3)
8. The Bridges of Madison County (3)
9. Hereafter (3)
10. Changeling (3)
11. Gran Torino (3)
12. American Sniper (2.5)
13. J. Edgar (2.5)
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Re: Eastwood, Clint
« Reply #75 on: September 15, 2016, 09:21:56 AM »
I enjoyed Sully, even if it's pretty easy to spot Eastwood's conservative bonafides shining through (even more than American Sniper, to be honest). The shuffled narrative structure is key here as it shows the collective response to the event, which the film takes pains to point out is also hugely responsible for there not being loss of life. It's another portrait of a man being uncomfortable with the status of a hero; he sees himself on television, has drinks named after him, strangers hug him on the street. But the doubts, the nightmares, do not go away, until his actions are validated. Which again goes back to Eastwood's conservative bonafides. Still, there's something undeniably moving about the film, about Hanks not willing to stop until he hears the final count ("155"), and the film's ending. Hanks and Eckhart go off by themselves after listening to the black box recordings, knowing that they've done their duty as professionals, and congratulate each other. The film's final punchline is literally something out of a 40's studio picture, the tension completely deflated.

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Re: Eastwood, Clint
« Reply #76 on: December 01, 2017, 06:54:42 PM »
Unforgiven
Sully
Invictus
American Sniper
Mystic River
Gran Torino


I like that the worst film of his I've seen is "what if I remade my best film, but made it almost entirely terrible this time around ?".
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