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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Some good advice in this.

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I saw this a few weeks ago and the phrase has stuck in my mind. I find myself looking at people and wondering how old they are and comparing my self to them. I feel very lucky to be able to walk 5 miles without thinking about it. Here is what led up to the song

" It started with singer/songwriter Toby Keith playing golf with Clint Eastwood.

That sets the stage.

At one point, Eastwood said to Keith, "I turn 88 on Monday."

"What are you going to do?" Keith asked.

"I'm going to shoot a movie," Eastwood replied, "Filming is scheduled to begin the following week."

"What on earth keeps you going?" Keith asked him?

"I get up every day and I 'don't let the old man in,'" Eastwood said.

"I'm writing this down right now," Keith replied.

Keith didn't ask him if he could contribute a song, Keith just went home and wrote it, sent it to Clint and hoped that he would consider it.

And, he did.
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Loved the line..."how old would you be if you didn't know the day you were born"...

Think I'll hang on to that one...


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Someone sent me this by e-mail and I just loved it. I shred it to my friends.


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Saw "The Mule" last week, got very mixed reviews for being so loosly filmed. More like a TV movie in terms of feel, but considering Eastwood is 88 now, pretty remarkable. As a director, he is very sparing with direction, preferring to hire great actors and simply film their first or (rarely) second take, which gives it a slightly raw emotional quality. Tom Hanks won the Oscars for "Sully", and Eastwood did the presenting. As Eastwood walked off, Hanks joked, "that was more than he talked with me during filming."

I had a five year stretch where I made non theatrical films back in the 60s, and it is very hard to get what you want on film. Many actors just can't carry it off on the first take. Gene Hackman is one of those who can, often refusing to do multiple takes when he feels his performance was peak in the last take. The director then shoots closeups, reaction shots of the other actors to cover their glithes. I had a friend in HS who owned an Arriflex and went later to film school. Caught my interest then, but making films is exhausting, the cost per hour is daunting, and the director works 20 hours a day to get it done, all the while with producers breathing down their necks. Eastwood doesn't have to put up with that anymore. Same crew every time, a cameraman who knows what he wants and does it on his own.

I do love films.

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