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    Clint Eastwood: Actor & Director

    A2A vendukoolukku inangga, I've started this thread for Talaivar.

    So, first thing first, do you (ingga enna rendu peeru varuvangga, A2A and TF probably) like him as an actor or director? I suppose most like him as an actor first...even fans of classy films would finger The Good, The Bad & The Ugly as one of their favourites and its inevitable that Eastwood has played a part in it...I mean in its critical success, of course he played a part in the film :P

    There you go...we can go on and discuss his other roles, the contribution to the Western genre (John Wayne never liked Talaivar's take on Western) and of course, his work as a director.

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    Nenechen, intha role-than poduvengganu. Thanks PR.
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    Have watched exactly one movie. Million Dollar Baby. And it did not like it. So I haven't seen any others yet.
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    Haven't seen TGTBTU?

    Crikey, this thread is necessary then. But seeing that he's too mainstream, I am not sure what other films you'd like. MDB is definitely overrated, though I won't say the same of his performance.

    As director, I think he nailed it in Unforgiven and later Mystic River.

    As actor, too numerous to mention, but rather than being a competitor to Brando or Newman, he is close to Connery, working within limitations and co-creating iconic film characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by groucho070
    Haven't seen TGTBTU?
    I find Western and the associated coolness unappealing.
    I have seen TGTBTU in bits and pieces. The famous triangular confrontation scene - which is considered one of the greatest scenes of all time - left me


    Quote Originally Posted by groucho070
    But seeing that he's too mainstream, I am not sure what other films you'd like.
    Hey ! What do you take me for ? I am mainstream ya. I like mainstream more than 'sidestream' switch-on-cerebrum-and-watch-with-every-fibre-of-your-being movies. I've heard nice things about Mystic River. paakkaNum.

    >>Digression on sidestream. Was recently talking to an acquaintance who recommended Japanese director Ozu. He was how the films have frozen frame on people largely conversing about problems they have. Camera and people in frame hardly move. I was waiting for the punchline but that was all. <<
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    Quote Originally Posted by P_R
    The famous triangular confrontation scene - which is considered one of the greatest scenes of all time - left me
    Well, I guess the rave was about the cinematography, where you go frame them tighter and tighter, with Morricone's score blasting heightening the tension, more tighter shots, so close you can feel the lens touching the characters eyeball if not for the freakin' hat...music blaaring & bang, bang bang! It's over. No one then experienced anything like that. John Wayne-na there will be some tough guy talk and you see all parties drawing gun, and then the bad guy takes forever to fall to the gun, and we see Wayne's wooden face taking it. Leone did something totally different in here. That is why one critic then dubbed (I am always repeating this) this films title reflected the cinematography, the dubbing and the violence. It was something new then...ippo romba kaapiadichu, spoof pannunathaala, we don't feel anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by groucho070
    But seeing that he's too mainstream, I am not sure what other films you'd like.
    Hey ! What do you take me for ? I am mainstream ya.
    That's why I said, "too mainstream"...among the list you will come across Every Which Way But Loose where he co-stars with an Orangutan with lust for beer. Itha eepadi avoid pannurathu Incidentally that was his biggest hit, inflation adjusted :P
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    Totally agree Groucho.
    It was something new then...ippo romba kaapiadichu, spoof pannunathaala, we don't feel anything.
    I don't think this matters at all. Despite all the spoofs, and overcooked standoffs, the way Leone sets it up towards the denouement and the confrontation itself, is brilliant. The eyes, as you said, shows the distrust that runs in-between, and the music, strikes the recurrent notes (three different musical-motifs for three characters flexed together) and the imagery is setup. The deft movement along the periphery of a Circle. We are much used to traditional Western dramatalogy - you know the flip-side good vs bad, but a tripartite showdown of three different shades of Grey came off well.

    Btw I'm responding towards Peckinpah's style a lot more these days when it comes to choreographing fights and violence.
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    Groucho/Thilak,
    Mystic River climax pathi aalukku rendu vari....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kid-glove
    Btw I'm responding towards Peckinpah's style a lot more these days when it comes to choreographing fights and violence.
    It's more romanticised, there is a beauty in it. Though I think he played it down in The Getaway to suit McQueen's style. If I'm not mistaken John Woo was inspired by Peckinpah, before taking it further and added churches and pigeons :P

    Leone's set up takes time, but it's dealt with quickly. Eastwood picked that up for his own westerns and cop movies.

    Bala...I need to take another look at MR.

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    I have to watch it again. I may have missed some points there.
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