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Kael is one of the most ridiculously overrated critics. I've tried to give her a chance but can't get the love for her and her style, which many revered, given she trashed films like this and hated geniuses like Kubrick and championed other things that don't compare.
Do you have a favorite scene in Sudden Impact? For me I think it's the scene where Callahan gives Frankie Pentangeli a heart attack, and the scene where he visits Mrs. Kruger.
Also, when the bad guys beat him up in the pier, that's pretty tense, because they're all hitting him at the same time, unlike some movies where they take turns.
I've got to watch Cry Macho too.
Yeah, that scene where he gives Pantangel a heart attack is great, @mattjoes .
"Maybe his ass is in a ringer?"
The coffee shop scene is classic. I also love the little scene in the bar: "Only with humans", and the elevator scene towards the beginning.
That scene on the pier is really intense. Eastwood knows how to build suspense.
True, they all pound him at once. In FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE they take turns belting him. I think he gets thrashed in A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS as well.
Have you seen 'Coogans Bluff'? Clint takes quite a beating in that, after taking on a gang in a pool room!
Still think the first two 'Harry' movies are the best, the rest weren't in the same league!
The rest of the sequels introduce new elements to varying success, but are mostly way below the first two. They all have things to recommend them, though - the chemistry between Eastwood and Tyne Daly in The Enforcer, the same with Sandra Locke in Sudden Impact and some of the set pieces/violence. And The Dead Pool? Well, okay.....I can't think of anything for that. It sucks, mostly.
Agreed. It ups the ante as far as enemies and comments on abuse of power within the department rather than just politics not allowing what perps can get away with. Magnum Force is even more timely in this way considering what we've been through in the past few years.
I'm a huge Godfather fan and been years since I've seen Sudden Impact and never made that connection that was the same actor as Pentangeli. Cool connection.
I completely agree. I don't understand what people find so appealing about her style. She comes off as someone who tries to be deliberately contrarian. Her comments regarding the DH films also reveal a personal loathing for Eastwood. Fair enough, except that a critic should judge a film without taking such things into account.
This is from “Tightrope”
Been ages, so I'll have to watch COOGAN'S BLUFF again.
And Don Stroud is the villain. Plus it has a cool Lalo Schifrin score, and Lee J. Cobb is a hoot in it too. Watched Ridley Scotts 'Black Rain' recently, which is essentially a remake of Coogans Bluff, right down to the final motorcycle chase! Needless to say, Clints film is far suoerior!
Clint is a one of a kind , but a man’s got to know his limitations and he knew he wasn’t right for Bond, but he would have made a great Felix playing against Sean’s Bond.
They just rewrote the film with a different character, but the whole shebang is the same.
Magnum Force is more Cimino than Milius, despite him claiming otherwise. Just watch Thunderbolt & Lightfoot (which was written first), then Magnum Force, and you will see how the Cimino palmprints are all over Milius. Reason he had claims with the final film.
This article just appeared on my feed.
I think Sean and Clint would have worked well together, its a shame they never appeared in a film.
Great photo, George Peppard in the background.