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    A Japanese Pink (aka soft-core porn) musical shot by Christopher Doyle: Underwater Love
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    Quote Quoting Qrazy (view post)
    Clint Eastwood is a bad director.
    I thought MC was above pompous statements like this. Oh wait, it's MC.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I thought MC was above pompous statements like this. Oh wait, it's MC.


    Statements like this are far more obnoxious.
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    How is that pompous? It's merely an opinion.
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    Quote Quoting Spinal (view post)
    How is that pompous? It's merely an opinion.
    This is a bad opinion.

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    Quote Quoting Raiders (view post)


    Statements like this are far more obnoxious.
    (In Artie Lange voice)
    I was kidding....

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    This is a bad opinion.

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    Actually Spinal stated a fact. Perhaps MC will be more tolerable once you can differentiate facts from opinions.

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    Quote Quoting Derek (view post)
    Actually Spinal stated a fact. Perhaps MC will be more tolerable once you can differentiate facts from opinions.
    0wn3d.

    I wouldn't have said anything if his statement was backed up by supporting reasonings why he thought Clint Eastwood was a bad director. (maybe I missed it ... as usual)

    I don't know why, but all of a sudden statements with not supporting reasons bothers me, or at least makes me challenge it. It's like a slap in the face to anyone who thinks he could possible be a decent director, but it's such a well known fact that he's a bad director, he doesn't even need to put in any effort to explain himself.

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    Is it acceptable to say that Clint Eastwood is nothing special as a director, but has turned out a few wonderful films?

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Is it acceptable to say that Clint Eastwood is nothing special as a director, but has turned out a few wonderful films?
    I guess its the extremes that bother me.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I guess its the extremes that bother me.

    I was just posing it as a general question to everyone.

    It's how I feel about Eastwood, I guess. He's an idealist, and his films often try to evoke a lyrical poetry, but it doesn't always work.

    I think he's a pretty middle-of-the-road director, with very little distinctive style (but rather some consistent themes throughout his work, showing how deeply political a man he is).

    That being said, I do think (as I said earlier) that Unforgiven is masterful, Gran Torino is great, and he has a few other strong works. But looking at his body of work as a whole, he's hardly "one of the greats".

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    See, as much as I love Unforgiven, The Outlaw Josey Wales and A Perfect World, I can't for the life of me figure out how Gran Torino gets mentioned as a great film, or even a good one. It is crushingly cliched and poorly acted.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    See, as much as I love Unforgiven, The Outlaw Josey Wales and A Perfect World, I can't for the life of me figure out how Gran Torino gets mentioned as a great film, or even a good one. It is crushingly cliched and poorly acted.

    Do you like High Plains Drifter?

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    I kinda like Gran Torino but it's so shockingly poorly paced and edited; I remember taking my dad and even he pointed out those technical shortcomings. Stupid Clint rushing his post-prod to get in the awards race.

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    Do you like High Plains Drifter?
    I haven't see it yet. It'll probably be the next one I seek out.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    I haven't see it yet. It'll probably be the next one I seek out.

    I think it's better than Josey Wales.

    Just my two cents. Hope you like it.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I think it's better than Josey Wales.

    Just my two cents. Hope you like it.
    Well, if it's better than Josey Wales, I'll be a happy camper.
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    People should see White Hunter, Black Heart. Probably Clint's best performance.

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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Well, if it's better than Josey Wales, I'll be a happy camper.

    It's decidedly darker, and even "trippier".

    I mean, the hero begins the movie by raping a girl then taking over a town as his.

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    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    People should see White Hunter, Black Heart. Probably Clint's best performance.
    One of his best for sure. I like it a lot more than The African Queen.

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    Quote Quoting Winston* (view post)
    People should see White Hunter, Black Heart. Probably Clint's best performance.
    Another one I haven't seen.

    High Plains Drifter sounds interesting.

    One of the things I love about old films is often I have no idea even the premise of the film I'm about to watch, let alone the rough storyline. It's cool to go in completely unsullied by info.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    Another one I haven't seen.

    High Plains Drifter sounds interesting.

    One of the things I love about old films is often I have no idea even the premise of the film I'm about to watch, let alone the rough storyline. It's cool to go in completely unsullied by info.

    I've had some great experiences like this, as well.

    Though I have found that many old movie trailers gave way too much away, as well as often going on far too long.

    I've seen trailers from the '50s and '60s that went over the entire plot, including the climax, and last more than 4 minutes.

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    My favorite Eastwood is A Perfect World, though I admittedly say that as someone only really familiar with his work from the early '90s on.
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    Another vote for A Perfect Word from me.

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    -Kissed her butt, didn’t I?

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    Yet another vote for Mystic River.

    *shifty eyes*

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