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04-10-2012, 02:01 PM #1
Let me begin by saying that I love Clint Eastwood circa Unforgiven and before.
Since Unforgiven, to me, he has gotten very, very boring.
J. Edgar could have and should have been one of the best bio-pics of recent times. Eastwood found a way to make it a soap opera about a couple on south beach with mommy issues in the 50's. Yawn.
I was clamoring for Oliver Stone and John Williams snare drums.
Video was very good and sound, when needed, managed to wake me up from my slumber.
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04-11-2012, 05:21 AM #2
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I didn't think it was that boring!
Granted - it's no summer blckbuster action film, but I don't think it was supposed to be.
I think Leo did a great job with the material he had.
I saw an interview with Clint - who, interestingly enough, I couldn't stand to watch pre-Unforgiven, and he said themovie was simply supposed to be a telling a a story about a man and it is left up to the auidence to ultimately decide who this guy is.
In that respect it didn't drop the ball at all.
BTW - I've heard many complaints about the "new" Eastwood over the last few years, which reminds me of another interview he did where he basically said most everything hehad done in his career was for the money, and now he was doinging what he wanted.
Is it Gran Torino? NO!
Is it Million Dollar Baby? NO!
Is it an interesting, educational, thought-provoking movie? I thought so.
Feel free to not discuss it amoungst yourselves in the space below.
edit: Cause I'm still half asleep!
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04-11-2012, 09:33 AM #3
I didn't mind it either Tyler.David Vaughn
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04-11-2012, 11:18 AM #4
I agree that Leo did an incredible job. But he always does sans The Beach.
The 5 minutes Hoover got on the film Nixon was better than anything in J. Edgar.
04-11-2012, 03:10 PM #5
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LOL! I loved The Beach!
You know originally that was supposed to be Ewan McGreggor.
Now Nixon...that was hor-ri-ble. I couldn't finish it! Still never have!
Thank JesuAllaBuddah that Stone got over himself!
Leave history to the historians if you can't help but to spin it, I always say.
And pretty much everybody agrees that Stone puts his own spin on his bio-pics.