Posts from The Ringo Kid in thread „Clint Eastwood“

    Hi Shortgrub, the movie where Clint let the older bare-knuckle fighter win was in Every Which Way But Loose. I think the guy he was fighting was called: Tank Murdoch, or something like that.

    I'm not the least bit amused by the poo humour, or the ridiculously stupid gang members, or an ape just because it's an ape. I don't so much oppose Clint's part in these movies, he obviously has good chemistry with that ape ;) (Sadly, one of the ape actors died shortly after the filming). Oh, and I think Sondra Locke is a terrible actor; always dragging her along is one flaw in Clint's nearly infallible sense of what is entertaining.

    M-43 caps? Ehrr... What's wrong is the too unbelievable story and Burton in his role. I think it can be entertaining only if one is enthusiastic about explosions. Clint's role is too small to salvage the movie.

    Etsija, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on the Eastwood films mentioned above ;-))

    Some of what you mentioned about the "Ape" movies, is meant to be there as the Comedy relief parts to the movies. In fact, in Every Which Way But Loose-one actor in it that im sure you would also like-and who made many movies with Duke-is none other than Hank Warden. Hank plays the part of that aged gentleman who was the owner/operrator of the trailer park that everybody stops by asking for ""Lynn Halsey-Taylor.""

    One thing I totally agree with you on is, that Sondra Locke IS a terrible actress. I never have liked her and also agree that it's a shame that Clint Eastwood tried to help her have her own carreer by giving her a role in several of his movies.

    M-43 caps are also commonly known as "Ski Caps." These "ski caps" have a front bill to them as well as ear flaps that button together on the center-front of the cap. When you have cold weather, you unbotton the flaps and they are supposed to cover most of your exposed skin on your face-ears etc. The German, Hungarian, Norwegin and many other European Military;s used them predominantly in WWII and are still in useage in one style or the other ;-))

    Outside westerns, I think Clint's best work are the first two Dirty Harries (Dirty Harry and Magnum Force), The Bridges of Madison County, Million Dollar Baby, In the Line of Fire, Play Misty for Me, Absolute Power, A Perfect World (for directing, Costner takes the show in this case) and Escape from Alcatraz - and I like Francis in the Navy - but that's more for the mule than Clint.

    And the worst are Any Which Way You Can, Every Which Way But Loose, The Gauntlet, Coogan's Bluff and Where Eagles Dare (Clint's fine, but the story and Burton as the hero are too unbelievable).

    Have to disagree with you about Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can and Where Eagles Dare. Just what is it about these three movies that you don't like?

    EWWBL & AWWYC are comedies and I thought he was great in them and being at war with the Black Widows Biker gang is a classic.

    And then theres Where Eagles Dare. The only thing I have wrong with that movie is the fact that Burtons men wore M-43 caps which were made way too small as you can see that the ear-flaps were way too small. Aside from that minor militaria faux-paux-the movie is thoroughly entertaining-as is the two "Apes" movies.

    "Right Turn Clyde." :teeth_smile:

    I know that most everything always centers on his Westerns but, i'd like to point out that he was great in: Kelly's Heroes, The Eiger Sanction, Where Eagles Dare, Every Which Way But Loose, Any Which Way You Can and his Dirty Harry movies.