Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 16, 2017, 08:04:59 AM
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
News:


+  Sergio Leone Web Board
|-+  Films of Sergio Leone
| |-+  Once Upon A Time In The West (Moderators: cigar joe, moviesceleton, Dust Devil)
| | |-+  Clint Eastwood as Frank
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 Go Down Print
Author Topic: Clint Eastwood as Frank  (Read 24671 times)
Jill
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 989

This time I did


View Profile
« Reply #45 on: January 29, 2010, 06:41:37 AM »

How about Gregory Peck? He was the perfect gentleman, always a nice guy (well, if we don't count Moby Dick what was a total miscast, and Duel In The Sun where he might be the bad guy but the goodie is boring, so one must end up rooting for Greg.)

Although he did the "Frank effect" in The Boys Of Brazil where he played Mengele, of all people. And he was terrific.


And also, Max von Sydow as Frank? Has those cold eyes, but he's also a wise-and-good type.

Logged

"Does this unit have a soul?"
Groggy
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11458


This post gets Agnew's stamp of approval!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #46 on: January 29, 2010, 10:30:31 AM »

Peck was awful in Boys From Brazil. One of the all-time hammiest performances, with a truly terrible German accent. I got a big laugh out of "Shut up, you ugly BITCH!" though.

Logged


Saturday nights with Groggy
Jill
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 989

This time I did


View Profile
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2010, 08:15:43 AM »

Peck was awful in Boys From Brazil. One of the all-time hammiest performances, with a truly terrible German accent. I got a big laugh out of "Shut up, you ugly BITCH!" though.

Don't know about his accent, but our dub actor (same as Frank's Hungarian voice, and a late stage legend) did a perfect job.

Logged

"Does this unit have a soul?"
Groggy
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11458


This post gets Agnew's stamp of approval!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2010, 09:36:53 AM »

*I*... am a DOCTOR, IDIOT!

Or...

No, he's in the KITCHEN, mixing us some COCKTAILS!

 Grin Grin Grin

Logged


Saturday nights with Groggy
The Firecracker
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 9672


Rub me the wrong way, and I'll go off in your face


View Profile
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2010, 10:55:23 PM »

How about Gregory Peck? He was the perfect gentleman, always a nice guy

I haven't seen The Bravados yet (shame on me) but isn't he a bit ruthless in that?

Logged



The Official COMIN' AT YA! re-release site
http://cominatyanoir3d.com/
cigar joe
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 12783


easy come easy go


View Profile
« Reply #50 on: February 04, 2010, 04:10:23 AM »

I haven't seen The Bravados yet (shame on me) but isn't he a bit ruthless in that?

OH Man, you have to see this one, can't believe you haven't yet..... Afro

Logged

"When you feel that rope tighten on your neck you can feel the devil bite your ass"!
O'Cangaceiro
Gunslinger
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 471


View Profile
« Reply #51 on: February 04, 2010, 11:00:10 PM »

I don't think that Clint Eastwood would have played the role of Frank with the same impact as Henry Fonda. However, I think that Charlton Heston would have been as good (if not better) as Henry Fonda playing that role.

Logged
Groggy
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11458


This post gets Agnew's stamp of approval!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #52 on: February 05, 2010, 10:48:51 AM »

Heston might have been an interesting Frank, but he played a great many characters who were, shall we say, less than admirable.

Logged


Saturday nights with Groggy
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13707

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2010, 05:39:24 PM »

Heston might have been an interesting Frank, but he played a great many characters who were, shall we say, less than admirable.
Yeah, like Zaius in Burton's Planet of the Apes: "Damn them! Damn them all to hell!"

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
Groggy
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11458


This post gets Agnew's stamp of approval!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2010, 11:11:07 PM »

Taylor you mean?

But yeah, he was a jackass in that movie, which was probably the point.

Of course I was largely thinking about Major Dundee.

Logged


Saturday nights with Groggy
titoli
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8010



View Profile
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2010, 04:00:54 PM »

Sorry, but Heston or Peck weren't as HUGE as Fonda or Wayne, expecially as westerners. Only Eastwood has reached that status and for reasons already discussed he couldn't have played the part. So, in my opinion, Wayne was the only credible alternative to Fonda. I wonder if he ever saw the movie at all. I believe he did.

Logged

dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13707

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« Reply #56 on: February 13, 2010, 04:42:30 PM »

Taylor you mean?
I meant Zaius. Get yer Ape movies straight, fanboy.

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
Groggy
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11458


This post gets Agnew's stamp of approval!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #57 on: February 16, 2010, 12:30:10 PM »

Why would I waste my time watching a fucking Tim Burton remake?

Logged


Saturday nights with Groggy
Groggy
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11458


This post gets Agnew's stamp of approval!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #58 on: February 16, 2010, 12:30:59 PM »

Sorry, but Heston or Peck weren't as HUGE as Fonda or Wayne, expecially as westerners. Only Eastwood has reached that status and for reasons already discussed he couldn't have played the part. So, in my opinion, Wayne was the only credible alternative to Fonda. I wonder if he ever saw the movie at all. I believe he did.

He saw and commented on the Dollars trilogy. I don't know if he would have bothered with OUATITW.

Logged


Saturday nights with Groggy
titoli
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8010



View Profile
« Reply #59 on: February 16, 2010, 03:34:00 PM »

He not bothering to watch a western with Fonda? I don't believe it.

Logged

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.044 seconds with 19 queries.