Thursday, 15 January 2015

Clint receives DGA and PGA nominations for American Sniper

The PGA has long been a solid predictors of how the Oscar vote might lean, so look for several of the following titles to march their way into Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for the Feb. 22 ceremony.
American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

American Sniper is up against Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Boyhood (IFC Films), Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics), Gone Girl (20th Century Fox), The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures), The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company), Nightcrawler (Open Road Films), The Theory of Everything (Focus Features) and Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics)

The DGA has also announced the nominees for the best directors of 2014.
Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Clint Eastwood, "America Sniper"
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Birdman"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Morten Tyldum, "The Imitation Game"

Sunday, 11 January 2015

American Sniper - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

American Sniper - Featurette [HD]

American Sniper - Q&A [HD]

‘American Sniper’ Features Music by Clint Eastwood AND Ennio Morricone!

Clint Eastwood has composed Taya’s Theme, the main theme music for his war drama American Sniper. The movie also features additional music by Joseph DeBeasi who serves as the music editor on the project. Also featured over the end credits sequence of the film is the track The Funeral from the 1965 western The Return of Ringo composed by Ennio Morricone. I know a lot of fans would have welcomed a full score from Morricone who last composed for Eastwood in the 1993 thriller In the Line of Fire. American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahan and Keir O’Donnell. The movie tells the story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with the nickname “Legend” and 160 confirmed kills. Jason Hall (Paranoia, Spread) has written the screenplay based on Kyle’s autobiography. Cooper is also producing the project with Andrew Lazar (Space Cowboys, 10 Things I Hate About You), Robert Lorenz (Mystic River, Trouble with the Curve) and Peter Morgan (The Queen, Rush). The film was released on December 25, 2014 and opens here in the UK next week on January 16th  

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Happy Christmas! Wrapping up 2014

Whilst wrapping up 2014 - I just wanted to thank everyone who has stopped here and helped make The Clint Eastwood Archive what it is today - according to the statistics 2015 should see us hitting that magical One Million mark! We have certainly come a long way. Dec/Jan of course brings us Clint's latest American Sniper - and according to the vibe among Eastwood fans this is his most anticipated film for quite some time, personally - I can't wait. I have a lot of material still to post here ( a lot of material!) - and I will endeavour to get as much up as possible. As always, thank you to my friends who have helped contribute, I try to keep my finger on the pulse where Eastwood is concerned - but it's a big job and I always welcome anything that you think may benefit the archive. Special thanks to Kevin Wilkinson, Davy Triumph and Philip McLean - your help this year has been great guys and always appreciated. 
So it only leaves me to say, have a wonderful Christmas holiday, and a peaceful 2015 - Se you all in the New Year! 

American Sniper premiere held at Lincoln Centre on Monday, December 15th in New York City

When asked what he learned about that part of film-making from his experience on American Sniper, Cooper said, "a tremendous amount."
"Everything that goes into making a movie from buying the rights to a book to standing right here talking to you," he added on the red carpet, saying he really learned about how collaborative the process of making a movie is. "You want to surround yourself with people who have the same kind of work ethic that you do."
Warner Bros. execs Sue Kroll, Greg Silverman, Dan Fellman and Kevin Tsujihara were also on hand for the film's New York premiere along with Cooper's Elephant Man co-star Alessandro Nivola, Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton, Benjamin McKenzie, Tia Mowry, Montel Williams, Bob Woodruff, actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash, Stephen Baldwin and others.

Here’s a selection of photos from the Premiere including some After Party photos, taken at the Lincoln Centre’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, New York (kindly sent to me by Kevin Wilkinson).
Sienna Miller, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper 
 Clint Eastwood and Sienna Miller
 Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller
 Sienna Miller, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper
 Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller
 Sienna Miller, Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper and and Cory Hardrict 
Sienna Miller, Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller 
Clint Eastwood and Cory Hardrict 
 Clint Eastwood
 Sienna Miller
 Sienna Miller
Sienna Miller with Suki Waterhouse 
 Sienna Miller with Suki Waterhouse 
 Clint with Sienna Miller and Eric Close