Of course it was an act, but Callie was a sly fox. You saw that the instant she strode towards Clint, determined to make physical contact. "You know what you are? Just trash!" Right Callie--that's why you went out of your way to ram The Stranger with your Dick Butkus-style shoulder charge. ;)
I was disappointed to learn that EL CONDOR didn't do well here in the States. I thought Lee was great--Jaroo had comedic qualities, but he was also a deadly gunslinger in the same vein of Lee's earlier characters. I also consider EC more of a "serious" Spaghetti Western compared to the Sabata films or BAD MAN'S RIVER. This was the first collaboration between Jim Brown and Lee, and I thought both of them had a great chemistry between them--EC and TAKE A HARD RIDE are my favorites of their collaborative efforts.
Bob, you aren't nuts. Are you kidding? If I was alive in 1970, I'd have done the same thing. It's a bit different for me: I wasn't alive to enjoy Lee in his Golden Age like you were, so I'm envious. Going to see Lee's new film on opening day is the same as me now going to see Clint's new film on opening day, or Benicio Del Toro's, etc. If Lee has a new movie out, I'm dropping everything so that I can see it--because it is that important. Yes, you are THE LVC Nut. ;)
Hehe...I have to agree with you. Like Mamie, like Karen Steele, like Julie London, Marianna had curves in all the right places, so I can't fault you. It's a good thing you waited on that Coca-Cola: you'd have kicked yourself for missing the FF shot. ;)
Agreed. Marianna was adequate, but never a "great" actress. Did you know she's a cousin of General Norman Schwartzkopf? Just some useless trivia for you.
Yes, Clint himself has said that he wasn't on his best behavior, and I'm not saying that I condone it, but I can understand why it evolved as it did for the reasons you mentioned. With regard to Locke, I never liked her a person. I always thought she was strange. I also think that it reached a point where Clint realized she wasn't "The One." I personally have a problem with her because I feel that she used Clint and I never liked the quirks I had read about her--i.e., that tell-all book she wrote in the '80s following that nasty, protracted court battle she and Clint had. That was all about money, and no self-respecting person would write a tell-all book about such personal, intimate matters. Maybe I'm just in a minority--I couldn't do it, regardless of the price. If anything, she ought to consider herself lucky: she never would have been in a Hollywood picture if it wasn't for Clint. Oh, btw: ever hear about Clint and Kay Lenz? Supposedly, Clint had a thing for her (he must have liked the waifish type girls back then) and that's how she scored the lead in 1973's BREEZY.
You're right about Mariette Hartley. Hehe...every time I see her, I think of her with that Amelia Earhart-style haircut in RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY!
Actually I don't remember that scene as well as I thought. Trying to fight off Clint and act as if she was "being taken advantage of" or "victim of a rape" was really an act by Hill's character. She... more