The picture was entered into competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1990. To attend its screenings there, Clint Eastwood
halted production on his next picture The Rookie
(1990) for five days. Reportedly, this cost an estimated US $1.5 million. Moreover, whilst at Cannes, Eastwood fulfilled his life-long ambition of meeting Japanese director Akira Kurosawa
who had directed Yojimbo
(1961) which Sergio Leone
's A Fistful of Dollars
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I would like to tell you a little story.
Oh, I love stories.
Well, you mustn't interrupt now, because you're way too beautiful to interrupt people. When I was in London in the early 40's, I was dining one evening at the Savoy with a rather select group of people, and sitting next to me was a very beautiful lady, much like yourself.
Now you're pulling my leg.
Now, just listen, dear. Well, we were dining and the bombs were falling, and we were all talking about Hitler and comparing him with ...