Thursday 22 September 2022

Paul Newman to star in The Eiger Sanction

Paul Newman to star in The Eiger Sanction

Well here’s an interesting little snippet spotted by our good friend Richard DuVal. Richard spotted this recently in an old trade paper and indicated that Paul Newman was at some point very interested in playing the role of Dr. Jonathan Hemlock in The Eiger Sanction. I’m not sure why Newman didn’t follow this through or why he changed his plans? However, I’m certainly glad that Clint picked it up. I still think it remains a great movie from his 70’s body of work.  

Wednesday 14 September 2022

The Clint Eastwood Youth Program

The Clint Eastwood Youth Program

Our U.S. correspondent Kevin Walsh very kindly sent me this rare postcard. The card was sent out to encourage year-end (tax deductible) gift donating at the end of 1986. So, the best I can date this is circa 1985-86? Unfortunately, I found very little in regards to the Youth Program on the internet. 

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula ’s Clint Eastwood Youth Program provides a structured program to treat drug and alcohol abuse as well as mental health problems for adolescents, 12 to 18 years old.

Help for Teenagers

The staff of the Clint Eastwood Youth Program is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to meet the individual needs of teenagers.

Our multidisciplinary treatment team consists of adolescent psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses, and chemical dependency counselors. Our approach allows us to address the complexities of teenage problems and give families the support and care needed during times of difficulty.

Our goal is to provide a balance of structure, guidance, and responsibility along with understanding and warmth.

Thursday 1 September 2022

Clint Eastwood Photo Opportunity #29

Clint Eastwood Photo Opportunity #29

I’ll be attempting to add a new Photo Opportunity post on a more regular basis from here on, at least one a month. There are so many great photos on file - and they really should be seen. Here’s a great shot of Clint relaxing, and believed to have been taken circa 1976 during The Outlaw Josey Wales. A nice and seldom seen photo, that came from a 35mm transparency slide. 

Why On Earth Documentary

Clint Eastwood Endorses Plant-Based Diets In New Wildlife Documentary. Celebrated director Clint Eastwood appears in new documentary Why On Earth
Clint Eastwood has discussed the benefits of plant-based diets, saying that they “effect positive changes for the wellbeing of animals and people.”

The actor and director, who is known for his work on a number of popular Westerns, also spoke about his love of animals in the new wildlife documentary Why On Earth.

He said: “I’m an animal person, I appreciate the beauty of them. I just like to see everything live.”

Why On Earth explores the connection between humans, animals, and the planet. It covers topics like palm oil-related deforestation, trophy hunting, poaching, and the animal agriculture industry.

The film comes from conservationist filmmaker Katie Cleary, who recently said that viewers will see the “compassionate side” of Eastwood.

“He takes us through the whole process. He’s incredible. He’s a huge animal lover,” she told Fox News. “So, this film really just brings out an amazing side to him that maybe a lot of people haven’t seen, which is that compassionate side, especially for animals.”

Clint Eastwood’s animal advocacy 
Cleary met Eastwood through his daughter Alison Eastwood, who co-founded the animal welfare and rescue organization Eastwood Ranch.

Eastwood states on the website that her love of animals was “instilled in her by her family.”

As well as rescuing animals from shelters, the ranch aims to help reduce pet overpopulation and increase adoptions through campaigns, events, education, spay/neuter programs, and rescue partnerships.
Clint Eastwood filmed scenes from Why On Earth on the ranch, which Cleary described as “amazing.”
She added: “Just seeing his stomping grounds and, you know, just he’s surrounded in nature, and he’s just an amazing person. He just has such a big heart.”
Why On Earth is available to stream on platforms like Amazon and iTunes.
My thanks to Dave Turner