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    Posted: 06/February/2011 at 12:45
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Joe Kidd: 8/10
Great film. Oddly enough the performance that stands out for me is Robert Duvall. Great actor sure, but Clint is in the movie, so yea, how did he not have the best performance I will never know. Anyway, basically Eastwood in his normal bad ass mode handy with a gun and all that jazz. A lot less comedy than a usual Clint Eastwood movie but then again he saves that black comedy for when he directs the movie. And he did not this one. I love the build of tension between him and the guy with that mini rifle thing, I couldn't wait for Eastwood to bop him LoL.



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The Pale Rider: 8/10
What I am starting to notice is how Eastwood especially back in the day when he directed westerns love to add a subtle hint of supernatural and spirituality in his movies. Like the High Plans Drifter and most of his Westerns his main character has no name and we only know the minimum about his history to make him very intriguing and mysterious.

To get it out of the way. I feel like a pedo for real because of that girl Megan. I was hoping when the movie was made she was atleast 17, but she was 15. :sorry: ANYWAY... Like I said it has supernatural themes to it. Clint would appear and disappear and such. Honestly I marked out when he beat the 4 goons ass and when he is revealed to be a preacher. Just yet another example of the greatness that is Clint Eastwood.
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Loved Pale Rider.  I know I heard somewhere that Eastwood directed the film with the idea that the Preacher was a ghost the whole time.  But he never came out and just said it that bluntly in the film itself.

I often thought the Preacher-Megan relationship was similar to another Eastwood film.
 

 
 
The Outlaw Josey Wales
This 1976 film is an early revisionist western film.  Far removed from the decades of "goodguys wear white hat" formula.  Josey Wales was a dirty, bloody film were bad things happen to everyone without any poetic reason. 
 
Wales is former Confederate-siding Missouri guerrilla.  He's not a very likable leading character.  And as a man that seems to want to be just left alone, Wales can't seem to help but to attract a growing number of companions.
 
Sandra Locke appears as Laura Lee.  Laura Lee is a young girl traveling with her grandmother.  Laura Lee has clearly take romantic interests in Wales despite their age difference.  Although the character is supposed to be a teenage, Locke was in her late 20's.
 
I think most of the audience could recognize that Sandra Locke was no teenager in real life.  Because of that, the romantic angle lost much of emotional edge.  Thinking about it, Wales seems a bit of a pedo among his other faults.
 
A decade later when Eastwood made Pale Rider, he made sure to cast a real teenage girl to play a teenage girl.  This gave Syndey Penny's performance an added depth.  Megan seemed to have more of a tragic "school girl crush" upon Preacher, while keeping Preacher from seeming to be a pedo.


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Yea, well I googled the chick who played Megan and I am glad to know she is a knockout now so I dont feel as bad anymore, weird I know. LoL. Havent seen that movie though, I really want to. I mean I want to see all of his movies really bad but at the top of my list is Kelly's Heros and Outlaw Josey Wales




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City Heat: 10/10
I know I know, a 10? But yea, it is now officially one of my favorite movies ever. Burt Reynolds, Clint Eastwood, and Madeline Kahn? I marked hard. Clint and Burt have outstanding chemistry and I laughed through out. Good fight scenes, amazing dialog, and Clint Eastwood, all the makings for an amazing movie. I was hooked from start to finish when Clint uses that slow reveal, following him from behind, working up from the feet to the face and its like EYYY!!! LoL. Loved it.


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Just remember this... when adjusted for inflation, Clint Eastwood's top grossing film is still....

Every Which Way But Loose.
 
Yes, Eastwood's  "ape movie" made a crapload of money for its time.  Made for somewhere near $5 million, the film earned back $85 million in box office.  The soundtrack had a couple of hits on the country-western charts.  A sequel came out 2 years later called Any Which Way You Can.
 
Eastwood is Philo Beddo a trucker and illegal bare knuckle fighter.  Philo travels with his orangutaun named Clyde that he won in a bet.  Competing in illegal fights and dodging a less-than threatening motorcycle gang.
 
This is also one of the 6 films Eastwood made with real-life girlfriend Sandra Locke.
 
 
 
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That is one of the movies I have to see again. I have not seen it since I was about 5 or 6.
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One more Clint Eastwood oddity to keep an eye out for.

 
Bronco Billy.
 
 
Eastwood is Bronco Billy, the owner and star attraction to a traveling wild west show.  Of course, the traveling carnival circuit isn't the money-maker it once was.  So the down on their luck crew struggles along.  The show picks up Sandra Locke as Bronco Billy's assistant in his trick shot routine.

Somebody told me the film is actually meant to be commentary upon Hollywood's then rejection of the western genre.  Bronco Billy's confrontation with a crooked lawman emphasising Hollywood's preoccupation with loud flashy cop films vs. cowboy fare. But I don't know if that was the intention.

 

FYI... this February Bronco Billy has a few airings on Encore's Western channel.

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Yea, I caught that one on Encore a week or so ago, I might have reviewed it in the watch youre watching thread, if not Ill do it in this thread.


It was kind of weird because theres not really any Eastwood (pop a vein) looks or bad ass kick ass scenes. I am not sure what it was though, is it a comedy a drama? probably both, it is a good movie but not one of his best I don't think. The whole bit where she is found and the cops want to take her away and take Eastwood and them with her didn't really make sense to me. You would think they would go after her husband not sure why she was made out to be the bad guy.
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My all time "guilty pleasure" Eastwood film has to be...

Paint Your Wagon.  Yes, it's a Western with Lee Marvin.  And yes, it's also a musical.  The film is nothing like the Simpsons made it out to be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM5-xFenaZI
 
 
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Eastwood sings and dances in this movie? 
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Not any real dancing.  But yes, he sings.
 
 
 
It turns out the Eastwood is huge into music.  He has actually composed a lot of music for his films.  He been nominated by the Golden Globes several times in original score and song in various films including Million Dollar Baby, Changeling, and Gran Torino.  The end theme of Gran Torino was co-written and co-performed by Eastwood.
 
 
Despite being nominated by the Golden Globes, he's never been nominated by the Oscars for his music.
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