Yep. I screwed up. Mea faux pas, mea faux pas, mea maxima faux pas.
I meant to say that Clinton Eastwood, Jr., has done only five feature-length
western movies in America (!!) since Woodstock. I got ahead of myself and
never saw what I had said when I looked back over what I wrote. For that I
am deeply ashamed. (Eh.) I promise never to let that happen again ... in
Pale Rider (1985)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
High Plains Drifter (1973)
Joe Kidd (1972)
My point was that Eastwood's work in westerns was both limited in number and
almost cross-the-genre. Those five movies were not typical Hollywood
I do not count as true westerns Space Cowboys (2000) or Bronco Billy (1980)
nor do I count Paint Your Wagon (1969) where he sings at least as well as
(or no better than) Lee Marvin. Paint Your Wagon (1969) is dubious, by the way, as an example of cowboy noir, although both Eastwood and Marvin trudge through the script as if they knew they were doomed from the get-go.
OTOH, The Bridges of Madison County (1995) MIGHT be a western since Madison
County, Iowa, was the county seat (and thus the birthplace and home) of John
Wayne (born Marion Morrison.)
In truth, I have been rivetted by Clint since I saw him (and his pompadour)
in his first movie role in "Revenge of the Creature" at the movie theater,
where he plays a lab tech with a chimp in his arms.
BTW, Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con, "Sigourney Weaver Says She Can Take On
Clint Eastwood." (24 July 2009.) Nope, I didn't say it.
Merry Christmas in July!
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