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It's because Hollywood has put horses out to pasture, and the days of the great equine role seem to have passed. Joe Queenan mourns the disappearance of Hollywood's mane players
At a certain age, actors – both men and women– start to complain that they are no longer offered the roles they once were, that the scripts they are sent by their agents are not equal to their talents. But isn't that even more true of horses? Horses used to be prominent figures in films, rearing their glorious heads and shaking their magnificent manes in everything from Fort Apache to Ben-Hur, not to mention idolatrously horse-centred motion pictures such as The Man from Snowy River and National Velvet. But the arrival of a new movie such as Secretariat drives home the point that horses no longer occupy the position of power in Hollywood that they once did, that a movie featuring »
- Joe Queenan, Catherine Shoard
May31st is Memorial Day, but film fans might find another reason to celebrate, as it also happens to be Clint Eastwood's birthday. The granddaddy of all that is cool, quiet, and badass is turning 80 years old today. 80 years old. Ponder that for awhile, because it seems incredible, particularly since he's still as sharp, smart, and hardworking as ever. Sexy too! He may be 80 but he still has that incredible rakish smile, all the better because it was so rarely used on film.
After you're done honoring the sacrifices of our troops (don't think I mean that glibly), you might want to take two hours and celebrate Mr. Eastwood's birthday. TCM is hosting a marathon of Eastwood movies, beginning with his fresh-faced debut in The First Traveling Saleslady, continuing on through his trilogy with Sergio Leone, and finishing up with Magnum Force. Airing between is Richard Schickel's documentary The Eastwood Factor, »
- Elisabeth Rappe
The actor and director is entering his ninth decade, What accounts for his astonishing professional longevity?
Gallery: 80 years of Clint in 80 pictures
Directors may occasionally be shown respect, perhaps even asked for their autograph, in America, but no one actually likes them. People may admire or envy James Cameron or Steven Spielberg or Francis Ford Coppola or Martin Scorsese, and a significantly smaller group of filmgoers may look forward to Woody Allen's next outing, but they don't have much of an emotional connection with them. This is what makes Clint Eastwood's career so singular.
Because he started out as an actor, and very quickly became an actor that a large segment of the population positively adored, in the same way that they adored Jimmy Cagney and Cary Grant and both Hepburns, Eastwood has long benefited from a personal relationship with the American people that no other living director can even dream of. »
- Joe Queenan
While we post a lot of giveaways on Collider, today’s is a great one. That’s because thanks to some very kind PR firms, I’ve got a lot of DVDs and Blu-rays to giveaway including the amazing Clint Eastwood 35 Films 35 Years box set and the Stargate Atlantis Complete Series box set. Also, we’ve got Sherlock Holmes Blu-rays, Sorority Row Blu-rays, South Park Blu-rays, and more.
If you’d like to try and win some of the DVDs and Blu-rays, hit the jump for how to enter and to see exactly what we’ve got:
But before we go any further, I have to say sorry to a few PR firms for my delay in posting this article. I meant to have this online sooner.
Now about how to enter…
What you need to do is email email@example.com with your name and address and say March »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
"CGI effects are great in pictures like Avatar and District 9, but I still love telling a story," said Clint Eastwood at Wednesday night's Lacma event to promote the release of the largest box set ever, Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years, from 1968's Where Eagles Dare and 1971's Dirty Harry and its sequels to his biggest hit Every Which Way But Loose and Pale Rider, Bird, Tight Rope, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima and Invictus. During Eastwood biographer Richard Schickel's film The Eastwood Factor and in the Q & A to follow, Eastwood kept coming back to responding to stories that he sees how to tell. One reason why Oscar-winner Unforgiven will likely remain his last »
Clint Eastwood has been a Warner Brothers staple for 35 years and this new box set celebrates that fact. He started at the studio with 1968.s Where Eagles Dare and recently completed his 36th film for the studio, Invictus. Invictus hasn.t made it onto home video just yet so it is absent from this set. What you do get is a nineteen disc set that contains Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes, Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, Honkytonk Man, Firefox, Sudden Impact, City Heat, Tightrope, Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, Bird, The Dead Pool, Pink Cadillac, White Hunter, Black Heart, »
- Jeff Swindoll
ew movie stars are as legendary as Clint Eastwood, and you now have an unprecedented opportunity to own an icon. Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years brings together an incredible assortment of films that span a legend's career, complete with some great bonus material. It's hard to imagine another star who could fill a collection so fully with films that are must owns, going all the way back to 1968 and still bring great efforts to the table within the last decade. Clint's power is such that even goofy titles like Every Which Way but Loose managed to become a film with its own place in history. The collection, considered the largest feature film box set ever released for a single artist, contains 34 classic Eastwood films from the Warner library and highlights the breadth and depth of his work -- from Where Eagles Dare through Gran Torino. Included are his “Dirty Harry” movies, »
- Marc Eastman
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Clint Eastwood - 35 Films, 35 Years This massive collection contains 35 of Eastwood's films, all of which are listed directly below. The set is priced at $129.99 at Amazon right now.
Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes, Dirty Harry, Magnum Force, The Enforcer, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can, Honkytonk Man, Firefox, Sudden Impact, City Heat, Tightrope, Pale Rider, Heartbreak Ridge, Bird, The Dead Pool, Pink Cadillac, White Hunter, Black Heart, The Rookie, Unforgiven, A Perfect World, The Bridges of Madison County, Absolute Power, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, True Crime, Space Cowboys, Blood Work, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters from Iwo Jima and Gran Torino.
The special features are listed as: The Eastwood Factor - an intimate short film from Richard Schickel offering a rare personal »
- Brad Brevet
8 items from 2010
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