Re: Clint Eastwood by Mike Cohen on Sep 2, 2012 at 3:48:28 pm
Whether by coincidence or not, HDNet is running a Clint Eastwood marathon. I watched Dirty Harry in full HD widescreen and it was magical. Having been to San Fran many times and walked the streets I was curious as to where they filmed the movie. Luckily the internet has provided the answer:
Re: Clint Eastwood by Lisa Talley on Sep 4, 2012 at 12:45:00 am
I'll agree, it was pretty weird. However, the republicans seemed like they just ate it up... so at least he accomplished his goal, regardless how tasteless some of his remarks may have been.
I'll also agree that, in spite of this little stunt, he's still a man to be feared/respected in front of and behind the camera. He's a beast in Hollywood and I'll always admire his talents... just not so much in regards to his political stance.
Re: Clint Eastwood by Mark Suszko on Sep 5, 2012 at 1:58:03 am
I try to not learn much about the real life and politics of actors I like, for fear of disappointments.
With directors, knowing their politics may give additional insight to their work.
I thought purely as a comedy gag, the timing and delivery were weak. Eastwood of course had another thing in common with Reagan in that they both at times in their careers worked with simians as co-stars.
But whatever. Clint is a national treasure, let him rant if he wants; its like when your slightly drunk uncle starts getting a little obnoxious at a yearly family gathering, you just kind of overlook it. Clint has a right to say what he wants, and if you don't agree with it, well, watch something else. I think back to the times int he past when actors or directors really took their careers in their hands if they made controversial or politically dangerous public statements. Remember Elia Kazan? Riefenstahl? Griffith?
Whether he's a sage or a coot, isn't it progress that he can say his mind and not fear reprisals? Of course, after his long and finished career, he has less to lose than an up-and-comer.