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Entries from May 2010

Happy 8-0, Mr. Eastwood

May 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Clint Eastwood was born May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, California. 80 years later, there aren’t any superlatives or awards left to bestow on the filmmaker and movie icon. December 2009 saw the theatrical release of Invictus, his 31st film credit as director. Short of Woody Allen, no working director has produced such a prodigious […]

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Meaner Than Hell Cold Blooded Damn Killer

May 31st, 2010 · 3 Comments

Unforgiven (1992) Directed by Clint Eastwood Written by David Webb Peoples Produced by Clint Eastwood 131 minutes The Outlaw Josey Wales is the best material Clint Eastwood ever lucked into, but this Academy Award winner for Best Picture and Best Director of 1992 is from sunrise to sunset the best screenplay Eastwood has yet filmed. […]

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Tags: Crooked officer · Famous line · Hitman · Interrogation · Master and pupil · Midlife crisis · Prostitute · Road trip · Shootout · Small town · Train · Western

When The Man Comes Around

May 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Pale Rider (1985) Directed by Clint Eastwood Written by Michael Butler & Dennis Shryack Produced by Clint Eastwood 115 minutes Proving that the western was as durable as an old Lincoln convertible — though the genre had been largely relegated to the scrap heap since John Wayne’s career fadeout The Shootist in 1976 — Clint […]

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Tags: Crooked officer · Gangsters and hoodlums · Hitman · Mother/daughter relationship · Small town · Western