Eastwood Reviews — #11

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“Al, you ever find yourself being completely smothered by someone?”

Play Misty For Me (1971)
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Written by Jo Heims and Dean Riesner
102 minutes, rated R

It should be noted that while I do believe very strongly in the wonderment of an audience experiencing a movie’s twists and turns on their own, these reviews will not shy away from spoilers if they are necessary to discussion of the film.

Quick rating: 4/5

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Eastwood Reviews — #10

The Beguiled Poster

“The corporal seems to be having an effect on all of us.”

The Beguiled (1971)
Directed by Don Siegel
Written by John B. Sherry and Grimes Grice
105 minutes, rated R

It should be noted that while I do believe very strongly in the wonderment of an audience experiencing a movie’s twists and turns on their own, these reviews will not shy away from spoilers if they are necessary to discussion of the film.

Quick rating: 4.5/5

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“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

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Connection: director (Sidney Lumet)
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Network (1976)
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Written by Paddy Chayefsky
Starring Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, Ned Beatty, and Beatrice Straight
121 minutes, R

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“…every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings.”

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Directed by Frank Capra
Written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Frank Capra
Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Ward Bond, Frank Faylen, and Gloria Grahame
130 minutes, rated PG

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“…We’re just gambling on probabilities — we may be wrong.”

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Connection: number in title (12)
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12 Angry Men (1957)
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Written by Bernard Rose
Starring Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E. G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Henry Fonda, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, and Robert Webber
96 minutes, Approved

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“Let me tell you the story of Right Hand, Left Hand. It’s a tale of good and evil.”

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Connection: actor (Danny Aiello)
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Do The Right Thing (1989)
Directed by Spike Lee
Written by Spike Lee
Starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, and Spike Lee
120 minutes, rated R

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“The man who’s too afraid to die is too afraid to live.”

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Connection: composer (Alex North)
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The Misfits (1961)
Directed by John Huston
Written by Arthur Miller
Starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter, and Eli Wallach
125 minutes, Not Rated

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“You are in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history.”

Previous Entry: The Untouchables
Connection: year of release (1987)
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Directed by Barry Levinson
Written by Mitch Markowitz
Starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby, J. T. Walsh, Robert Wuhl, Noble Willingham, and Tung Thanh Tran
121 minutes, Rated R

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