It’s Clint Eastwood Month At Tyler’s Downtown ‘Liberty Hall’
The Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler is playing Clint Eastwood movies each week in January, starting with Fistfull of Dollars at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets are only $5, too! Who doesn't love Rowdy, right? You remember Rowdy — RAWHIDE! I polled my co-workers on their favorite Clint Eastwood movie, and here are the results.
A Fistful Of Dollars – 1964
Clint is the “man with no name” who arrives at a little border town in Mexico and stirs up trouble. He quickly learns of a feud between two families and decides he can make 'a fist full of dollars” pitting the two families against each other.
This is Cody Kidd's favorite Eastwood movie. Cody says he used to enjoy watching it his grandfather. In fact, Cody intends to take his grandfather to the show tonight!
Joe: “Get three coffins ready.” “My mistake. Four coffins… “
The Good The Bad and The Ugly – 1966
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. “The Good” is Blondie played by Clint Eastwood a professional gunslinger who is out trying to earn a few dollars. This is Jeff Evans KNUE'S Operations Manager's pick of the best Eastwood movies. I like it too Jeff!
Blondie: [spits] “God is not on our side because he hates idiots also.”
The Outlaw Josey Wales – 1976
Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood) makes his way west after the Civil War, determined to live a useful and helpful life. He joins up with a group of settlers who need the protection that a man as tough and experienced as he is can provide. Unfortunately, the past has a way of catching up with you, and Josey is a wanted man.This movie also starred Sondra Locke. Eastwood and Locke were once an item. They also starred together in “Every which way but loose.” This is probably the movie that everyone mentions when they think about Clint Eastwood.
Josey: “Are you gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie?”
Unforgiven – 1992
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. This movie also stars Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman. In 1993 Unforgiven picked up the coveted Oscar for Best Picture. Gene Hackman walked away with the Best Supporting Actor award and Clint for the Best Director.
Unforgiven is my favorite Clint Eastwood picture. But I have to admit that I love love all Clint movies!
Will Munny: “Who's the fellow owns this shithole?”