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|Saturday, October 8th, 2011|
"Dust" - Rawhide fanfiction
A fanfic I wrote based upon Clint's character in Rawhide
Summary: A study of two different men and the common threads that unite them.
Genre: (Gen), drama
Character(s): all but focused on Rowdy and Gil
Warnings: pre-final season( DustCollapse )
|Sunday, July 3rd, 2011|
|Saturday, July 2nd, 2011|
|Sunday, July 3rd, 2011|
|Wednesday, June 16th, 2010|
Conversations with Clint
I'm pleased to announce that Continuum Books will be publishing my second book, Conversations with Clint – 1979 to 1983: Paul Nelson’s Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood.
A little background:
In 1979, Paul Nelson convinced his higher-ups at Rolling Stone that a cover story about Clint Eastwood was in order. A devout genre film and literature fan, Paul idolized Eastwood, who for him was, among other things, a handy and accurate cultural reference point. Reviewing a live performance by rock & roller Warren Zevon in 1976, Paul had written that “seeing the man onstage was like experiencing... Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry
... at a very impressionable age. Rightly or wrongly, your life got changed.”
Paul embarked on what at the time, according to critic Dave Marsh, was “probably the longest series of interviews Clint Eastwood's ever done with anyone,” occurring off and on until 1983. Much to Paul's pleasure, he and Eastwood hit it off. The actor-director seemed to trust him and enjoyed spending time with him, and provided him with a wealth of material.
Still acting in other people’s films, the most bankable star in the world was honing his directorial craft on a series of inexpensive films that, without fail, he brought in under-budget and ahead of schedule. Operating largely beneath the critical radar (he took the critics even less seriously than they took him), he made his movies swiftly and inexpensively. Few of his critics then could have predicted—nor would they most likely have gone on record if they had—that Eastwood the actor and director would ever be taken as seriously as he is today.
But Paul Nelson did.
Unfortunately, for reasons explored in the chapter of Everything Is an Afterthought
that is devoted to his relationship with Eastwood, Paul—despite the almost twenty-two hours he'd recorded with Eastwood and another ten with his friends and associates—was unable to get beyond page four of the article he'd set out to write.
For over twenty years, the whereabouts of Paul Nelson’s legendary “lost” interviews with Clint Eastwood have been talked about by Eastwood and Nelson fans alike with the same holy-grail hopefulness that cinephiles used to invest in the directors’ cuts of Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil
or Sam Fuller’s The Big Red One
. The tapes were discovered in Paul's apartment following his death in 2006.
The recordings reveal that Eastwood was indeed relaxed and confidential with Paul, speaking openly and without illusions about his influences, his strengths, and his public persona. Aside from their obvious value as a window into the life of one of our major actors and directors at a specific time and place in his career, they reveal a man who’d found a friend in his interviewer and who gave him the benefit of the doubt again and again over a four-year period because he liked him and believed in him.
The publication of Conversations with Clint – 1979 to 1983: Paul Nelson’s Lost Interviews with Clint Eastwood
will finally bear out that belief.Copyright 2010 by Kevin Avery. All rights reserved.
|Monday, May 31st, 2010|
Happy Birthday Clint!
I know this community is a little dead... but maybe this will drum up some activity! A happy 80th birthday to Mr Eastwood! :D Current Mood: okay
|Monday, January 4th, 2010|
Sergio Leone for the win.
LOVE the spaguetti western of Sergio Leone and LOVE practically all the characters. This minor fandom deserves a fanvid, although that fanvid is mine xDDDD And the lyrics from this wonderful song of One Republic suggest me a perfect portrait about the essence of the movies. If you like it too, ENJOY IT! ^^
|Sunday, May 24th, 2009|
I'm not sure if this is allowed, so feel free to delete it if it is not, but I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of fanfiction based on Pale Rider
. I would be much obliged, especially if it's Preacher/Megan.
|Thursday, January 15th, 2009|
|Wednesday, September 12th, 2007|
Clint Eastwood... high-quality pics
Current Mood: calm
Hi everyone! I've just joined this community 'cause I'm keen on the movies starring CE!!
I wanna a T-shirt with a picture of Clint. Can somebody advise me where I can find high-quality (or at least good enough) pics in the Internet?.. I would especially like to have this one on my T-shirt... Thanks in advance :)
|Sunday, June 24th, 2007|
What if ...
WHAT IF Clint Eastwood had participated in the "Got Milk"
Answer @ my LJ
I love comments, so don't be shy! Current Mood: okay
|Sunday, December 31st, 2006|
|Wednesday, October 18th, 2006|
At a ShoWest convention in Las Vegas several years ago, Hugh Jackman found himself about to walk on stage with Clint Eastwood. He turned and said: "Hi Clint, I'm Hugh Jackman, nice to meet you. Listen, I did a movie called X-Men, I don't know if you've seen it, but many people after seeing that film thought I looked like a younger version of you." Jackman says now, "I didn't plan to say any of that. It just came out. And Clint just looked at me and said: 'You're holding up the line, kid.'"
This just cracked me up.. and I'm one of those 'people' who thought he had an uncanny resemblance to Clint in that role, and actually was curious what Clint thought about that. Would've liked more of an answer, but his reply was just classic.. and pure Eastwood. :P Current Mood: giddy
|Friday, June 16th, 2006|
Million Dollar Baby
I have seen this movie quote a few times. It's like my favorite movie, and Clint does a great job in it. I was just wondering if someone who's also seen is could answer a question for me. You know towards the end of the movie, Frankie (Clint) opens his door and there's a single letter laying there. We all know it's from his daughter, but was it a return to sender one, or one that she actually wrote him. I always thought it was one she wrote to him, but it never tells you. Anyone know??
|Wednesday, June 14th, 2006|
Golden Boot Honors Eastwood Westerns
Wednesday June 14 4:36 PM ET - Yahoo Movie News
Two-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood will add another award to his collection: a Golden Boot.
Eastwood, 76, will receive the Founders Award from the Motion Picture & Television Fund at the 24th annual Golden Boot Awards, to be held Aug. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday.
The awards were established in 1982 to recognize those performers, stunt people, producers and directors who have furthered the tradition of the Western on film and in television.
Eastwood won a best director's Oscar for 1992's Western drama "Unforgiven." He also won a directing Oscar for 2004's "Million Dollar Baby."
He is the second director to be honored with the Founders Award, which is not presented every year. John Ford, who directed Western classics such as 1956's "The Searchers" was honored in 1997.
Go Clint! :) Current Mood: impressed
|Wednesday, January 18th, 2006|
|Monday, January 16th, 2006|
New in town
I'm new here on this community and thought I'd say hello. I live in California. In the past I've lived in Oregon, Michigan, and Ohio. I'd like to move to Arizona one day, it's currently my favorite State in the Union.
I love Spaghetti Westerns and most especially those starring Clint Eastwood. Those movies have so much mood, so much weight. And young Clint Eastwood is about the sexiest man ever.
I'm a gun rights advocate, model for RKBA posters, and am active in my local chapter of the Libertarian party, though sometimes the Libs are a bit peacenik for me (not that I love war one bit, but my in-laws were kids in Austria under Hitler and likely would not be alive were it not for war). I don't shoot all that much myself - I dabble - but I think it's a human right and an honorable sport.
Happy week to all of you, and hello : )
|Wednesday, November 16th, 2005|
Clint is just so cool
Well, I just got this new laptop. It came with a really awesome and powerful dvd program. I now have the ability to get screenshots again! this means I can make icons while I watch the good the bad and the ugly for the zillionth time.
I'll eventually have a heap like I did last time, right now I only have one (which I'm going to post because I'm bored out of my mind).
Sometime I'll make some more. =D Until then, happy movie-watching, amigos! Current Mood: creative
|Wednesday, October 19th, 2005|
Hi everyone. I just joined. What a great community, dedicated to one of
the finest actors and directors of all time. I was wondering if anyone
knew where I could find a clip of Clint winning his Oscar for Best
Director at the 77th Academy Awards, or any other clips of his past
winnings/acceptance speeches. I have looked on the web, but was only
able to find clips of him in the press room backstage afterwards. Any
links/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Current Mood: hopeful
|Wednesday, August 17th, 2005|
Clint's first movie
I dunno if any of you have ever seen the first movie he was in, but he's not credited for it, but I decided to post a screen shot anyways since he's only in the film for like 5mins total.( do you feel lucky?Collapse )