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Posted: 5/27/2003 10:53:39 AM EST
[url]http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,6499366%255E10431,00.html[/url] Clint not wild about Harry 27may03 HOLLYWOOD bosses want Clint Eastwood, 72, to bring back Dirty Harry. But the screen legend has turned them down because he is too old. Eastwood played maverick detective Inspector Harry Callahan in five movies from 1971-1988. At the Cannes Film Festival, Eastwood told how film bosses wanted him to revive the tough guy role, even though he turns 73 this week. "I've even had suggestions to go back and revisit Harry Callahan," he said. "But sometimes you have to move on in certain things and that's not where I am today." Eastwood is in Cannes with the new film he has directed, Mystic River. A dark tale of child abuse, it stars Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon and Tim Robbins as childhood friends whose lives were torn apart when one of them was abducted by a pedophile.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 10:56:59 AM EST
.500Mag anyone?
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:04:19 AM EST
eastwood out playing footsies with tim robbins and sean penn? say it aint so maybe he cant play dirty harry anymore, nuts shriveled up hanging around those two pussies..........
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Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:14:23 AM EST
I am all about 70's Dirty Harry. Clint Eastwood WAS a true action hero. But in 2003, if Clint did another one, 'Dirty Harry' would be more appropriately a movie about some geriatric chasing the ladies through the activity room with a viagara-induced woody poking out from his flannel PJs.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:27:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Clint Eastwood is Dirty Harry. Nobody can play Harry like Clint.
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Absolutely. And why even try? God, is Hollywood hurting for new ideas that badly? They've even "re-made" [b]The In-Laws[/b]. [rolleyes] That re-make is pretty much gonna be a pile of crap compared to the the Peter Falk/Alan Arkin version.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 11:42:46 AM EST
[url]http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,87022,00.html[/url] NEW YORK — A disco Grease soundtrack?! Dirty Dancing goes to Cuba? Snoop Dog cast as Huggy Bear (search) from Starsky & Hutch (search)? Get ready to flash back to the '70s and '80s as Hollywood studios — spurred by Charlie's Angels' (search) $125 million-plus success — reinvent hits of TV and cinema past. "Charlie's Angels really opened the bank as far as Hollywood is concerned," said Bill Hoffman, entertainment columnist for The New York Post. "The floodgates are open and now every show on TV can be remade." Indeed, audiences could soon be deluged by retro flicks, said Greg Dean Schmitz, who writes Greg’s Previews for Yahoo Movies. "Most action TV shows of the '70s and '80s are in development now," said Schmitz, who named Starsky & Hutch, Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five-O, The A-Team, Knight Rider, MacGyver and The Six Million Dollar Man as programs all in development to be big-screen attractions. Two of the summer's most highly anticipated releases come from '70s TV shows: The Hulk (search) and Charlie’s Angels 2: Full Throttle. And this time the butt-kicking beauties will be accompanied by an original angel, Jaclyn Smith (search). "Cameos rope the fans in," said Hoffman. "The old folks want to see how the original cast have fared. The new kids who weren’t around for the original thrill can now have their own. It’s like going to Woodstock — as long as you name it that, they will go even though they couldn’t go to the original." A name may spark initial interest, but some spin-offs such as Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing II have tenuous ties to the original. "I expect it to be a continuation of the previous movie," said Summer Hutchens, a film buff in Houston, Texas. "It doesn’t make sense to consider it a sequel when it’s not following anything." In Dirty Dancing, audiences last saw Baby and Johnny in 1963 having "The Time of Their Life." But Dirty Dancing II leaves Baby in the corner for a new story line and characters — set in Cuba in 1958. A cameo by Patrick Swayze is rumored, but the similarities end there. Movie fan Barbara Stever of Hatfield, Pa., said she loved the original Dancing, and was dismayed when she heard the set-up of the upcoming version. "It’s a misnomer and misleading," she said. "I just don’t feel they are doing justice to the first movie if they use that in the title." Mining another sentimental favorite, Paramount Pictures is hoping fans want them to "tell me more, tell me more" about the Rydell High gang —- or at least their offspring. Set in the late '70s, Grease 3 will feature the original characters' kids swinging their hips to a disco beat. Rumors of appearances by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John have not been confirmed. "They are reinventing it for a generation of kids who were born 10 years after it came out," said Schmitz. But Hutchens isn’t impressed: "Are you kidding? Grease 2 was bad enough!" Many dedicated fans who stomped their hearts out to "Maniac" may consider remaking Flashdance sacrilege, but Jennifer Lopez could try to fill Jennifer Beals' (search) ripped sweatshirt. The music video for J-Lo's "I’m Glad" replicates the film so faithfully that she was reportedly asked to star in a remake of the 1983 film. Hoffman isn't optimistic about a replication's appeal. "People don’t want their favorite movies messed with," he said. One reason these retro films are popular is because they invoke youthful memories. "Certain projects you’ll see people getting involved in because they are fans of the shows, and actors in their late 20s and early 30s grew up with these shows," Schmitz said, pointing out that actors Ben Stiller (search) and Owen Wilson (search) are starring in Starsky and have both said they were fans of the program. But why are studios recycling material when there are so many new scripts floating around Tinseltown? "Studios are so commercially oriented now that when it comes to taking a brand new idea or something that’s a proven box-office winner, they’ll go for box-office winner every time," Hoffman said. The box office will tell if fans shell out to see favorites reproduced. Hutchens said indie films should be given a chance, but is also willing to watch remakes for one reason. "I’d go see it to see how bad it is," she said.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 1:28:25 PM EST
Airwolf & et al: Well, since the predecessors made money, why can't the successors do the same. Hollywierd, is no different from you or I, they like make money and not lose it. Making movies is at best high-risk gamble, you can do everything right and still not make any money. That business is basicanlly goes by the percentages, i.e. for instance you make 10 moives, one will hit it big, 4 will do so-so, and 5 will lose money.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:40:43 PM EST
Well, I guess Clint would work as Dirty Old Harry. [:D]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 2:56:03 PM EST
Dirty old harry[ROFL2].....too funny. Come on you guys! You know hollywood magic lighting could make Clint look 50. If he's not so spry they could use some computer animation. But what does he really have to do? Squint sinisterly and mumble some toughguy, badass shit to some dirtball? I say hell yeah! Bring it on! At the very least it'd be mighty white of him.[:D]
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 3:15:49 PM EST
[img]http://www.filmstar.de/entertainment/stars/c/charles_bronson.jpg[/img] Better than Clint.
Link Posted: 5/27/2003 7:00:06 PM EST
Actually he would use no gun. nstead he would use unrealistic martial arts to kick everyones ass.
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