The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

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#2 Post by Monterey Jack » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:38 pm

God, I couldn't even think about getting out of bed when I got to Eastwood's age, and yet the man has made two movies in the last year.

I just hope it turns out better than the horribly awkward and embarrassing 15:17 To Paris.


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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#4 Post by tenia » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:48 am

I suppose it's on purpose but this picture makes it look as if Eastwood is going to come out the screen à la Last Action Hero.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#6 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:59 am

He has the same sort of weird Midwestern accent Al Pacino had on when he played Kevorkian

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#8 Post by aox » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:44 pm

I thought Eastwood retired from acting with Gran Torino?

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#9 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:46 pm

He had the lead role in Trouble with the Curve in 2012.

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#10 Post by knives » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:47 pm

This is actually his second performance since then. It's just rare for scripts to be written for 90 year olds.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#11 Post by aox » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:46 pm
He had the lead role in Trouble with the Curve in 2012.
I didn't realize that. That's twice today you've corrected me. :lol: Thanks. I could swear he said after GT that he was done with acting and only planned to direct until his final days, probably due to what Knives mentioned.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#12 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:52 pm

Wow, this thing is out in wide release a week from today and it doesn't appear that anyone's seen it yet. No festivals, no preview screenings, no critics' screenings, nothing. There are 6 reviews on Letterboxd and they're all people who think they're funny saying like "I HOPE CLINT PUTS THE COKE UP HIS BUTT"
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm
I didn't realize that. That's twice today you've corrected me. :lol:
Your posts were both in the form of a question - I wasn't correcting you, I was answering you! :oops:

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#13 Post by aox » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:55 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Wow, this thing is out in wide release a week from today and it doesn't appear that anyone's seen it yet. No festivals, no preview screenings, no critics' screenings, nothing. There are 6 reviews on Letterboxd and they're all people who think they're funny saying like "I HOPE CLINT PUTS THE COKE UP HIS BUTT"
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:51 pm
I didn't realize that. That's twice today you've corrected me. :lol:
Your posts were both in the form of a question - I wasn't correcting you, I was answering you! :oops:
Haha You are correct. That's three now. Don't know what is going on with my brain today. Off to cook dinner. Thanks for the information and have a great evening.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#14 Post by Brian C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 pm

I have to say, from the trailer at least, this looks like the most compelling Eastwood in quite a long time. Although I hope there’s a good narrative reason for why Clint pronounces “pecans” two different ways in the opening section.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#15 Post by Big Ben » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:13 pm

Brian C wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 pm
I have to say, from the trailer at least, this looks like the most compelling Eastwood in quite a long time. Although I hope there’s a good narrative reason for why Clint pronounces “pecans” two different ways in the opening section.
Funnily enough down south that's one of the ways they recognize if you're a local. In regards to the film itself I'm quite interested in it myself as I'm a fan of (most) of his work and I think it'll be bolstered by the fact that it's based on a true story. How Eastwood has chosen to represent that reality though, is my main concern.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#16 Post by Brian C » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:01 pm

Big Ben wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Funnily enough down south that's one of the ways they recognize if you're a local.
Oh I know, that's why it caught my ear. I'm probably giving Eastwood too much credit in even hoping it has a narrative purpose - more likely it's just his usual "two takes is plenty" sloppiness.

Or more charitably, trailers are often hastily and carelessly put together - even moreso than Eastwood films, I mean - and perhaps it's not that way in the finished film.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#17 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:03 pm

Outside of that, it's one firecracker of a trailer. I've gotten keyed up every time I've seen it in the theater. Hopefully the film follows suit and it's what the journalist behind the original story hopes it will be

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#18 Post by bdsweeney » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:47 pm

Big Ben wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Brian C wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:02 pm
I have to say, from the trailer at least, this looks like the most compelling Eastwood in quite a long time. Although I hope there’s a good narrative reason for why Clint pronounces “pecans” two different ways in the opening section.
Funnily enough down south that's one of the ways they recognize if you're a local. In regards to the film itself I'm quite interested in it myself as I'm a fan of (most) of his work and I think it'll be bolstered by the fact that it's based on a true story. How Eastwood has chosen to represent that reality though, is my main concern.
Out of curiosity, what the locals' way of pronouncing the word? (Just in case I ever find myself in the southern USA and want to find a easy way to ingratiate myself to the locals.)

I can take guess that it's the shorter vowel sound in the first syllable.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#19 Post by bdsweeney » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 pm

I also note that it's Eastwood's first time working with Yves Bélanger as DoP. Looking at his bio, I see that he's done a lot of work with Xavier Dolan and can assume his work with Eastwood offered a vastly different on-set experience to the young Canadian director.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#20 Post by Big Ben » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:04 pm

bdsweeney wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:51 pm
I also note that it's Eastwood's first time working with Yves Bélanger as DoP. Looking at his bio, I see that he's done a lot of work with Xavier Dolan and can assume his work with Eastwood offered a vastly different on-set experience to the young Canadian director.
In all honesty when I think of Eastwood visuals aren't usually at the forefront although he's certainly had some striking images in his films (The Drifter riding in in High Plains Drifter, the hand in the water in Pale Rider and some establishing shots in Unforgiven.) and I imagine the gruff yet introverted Eastwood was quite a change from Dolan.

On a side note I'm unsure if this is coming on release date in my town so I'll be interested in what y'all have to say about this if you get the chance to go.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#21 Post by knives » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:19 pm

Eastwood actually has a surprising visual repertoire though it has gotten parsed a bit in recent years. Unforgiven has a number of split diopter effects for example.

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#22 Post by Vachel in Valdosta » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:40 pm

The 3 basic southern pronunciations of "pecan":

(1) The standard "cracker" version (imagine as spoken by Strother Martin or Dub Taylor) with long, hard vowels:

"Pee-can"

(2) Modified standard version with short, soft vowels:

"Pe-can"

(3) The "upper crust" (pie allusion intended) "genteel society" version with soft "ah" sound:

"Pe-kahn"

Give that number 3 a long, hard "ah" and you may be mistaken for a damyankee.

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#23 Post by domino harvey » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:41 pm

Type Three, ride or die

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#24 Post by knives » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:50 pm

I don't think I've ever hear number two used (I'm a one).

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Re: The Mule (Clint Eastwood, 2018)

#25 Post by Skrmng Skll Th Thd » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:37 pm

How do they say "pelican"?

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