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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Dexterdidit on Mon 09 May 2011, 02:25

Wow how romantic throwing rocks. We knew she was around for The American and she was around the set. Maybe this is another time they threw stones she looks so into it! If she was around with Ides we would have seen pictures, it is Georges hometown and he was visable. Not a single tweet of them out to dinner or at any of the hotels she isn't that invisible. All there is is that one fuzzy shot of them out to dinner with the folks! Gosh the set must have been really boring not too sure how thrilled I would be if my new boyfriend would rather throw rocks then have a conversation with me!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Katiedot on Mon 09 May 2011, 06:04

I don't think they were throwing rocks, it looked like a game of petanque (boules).

With regards to IoM filming, we didn't see any pictures of George in the hotel or out in the evenings either, even though he must have eaten and slept somewhere for the whole of the filming.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lucy on Mon 09 May 2011, 11:52

Going back even while filming in Hawaii the only regular pics we got were on set, not many down time, same with Goats.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by bellybaby on Mon 09 May 2011, 13:21

Yeah, I'd gotten really excited about this video, but I thought he was going to be throwing rocks AT her.......now THAT would have been exciting Bricks

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lucy on Mon 09 May 2011, 13:24

ROFLOL good one bellybaby!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Katiedot on Mon 09 May 2011, 16:15

LOL! Maybe that'll be in the director's cut? Wink
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Merlin on Tue 21 Jun 2011, 19:17

Just bought this for £5 in HMV....
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by socimar on Tue 21 Jun 2011, 23:09

The movie was the worst I have ever seen in several years by any actor.
Even George was not enthusiastic about it but I heard that he did it because it was entirely shot in the Abruzzi region of Italy and wanted to help financially the people there who lost everything in the earthquake of a couple of years ago (??).

The movie is a complete remake of The Day of the Jackal, same scenes, hardly any speaking parts, long silences, all the time taken in building a gun, take it apart to fit a briefcase, etc. etc. etc.

The character of the priest and his son who has the garage where George's character buys the equipment to make his gun had absolutely no connection to the story, nothing, Nada, Niente!!

On a scale 1 to 10 I would give 0.75.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Casey on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 00:18

I voted disappointed only because 'HATED IT' wasn't an option.

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Natascha on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 00:45

At least George looked really great in this film, maybe even to good:
When my friend was in the cinema to watch the film, there was a couple sitting behind her. The woman was admiring George, Give hearts which made her husband (?) comletely angry, during the whole film he kept complainig about his wife: If she kept behaving like that, he would never ever take her to a George Clooney Film again Botheration!
and my friend was completely pissed off, because she wanted to admire George, too and was soooo disturbed by this guy.
Afterwards she just said: Ladies, leave your men at home when going to see a film with George, even better, men should be completely bannned from his films so that they cannot ruin the fun for us girls!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by sisieq on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 00:59

Great story! Thanks for sharing. I'm sure Melbert will be pleased with your friend. Very Happy

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lelacorb on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 13:00

I liked the American even though I believe that in promoting the film
has been made ​​a mistake, the American is not a thriller but a film
of introspection on the nostalgia towards life, of a killer.
George is very good to represent the loneliness, sadness and
melancholy of the killer

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by cindigirl on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 13:32

Good morning everyone - I have the DVD and am still trying to like the film, I'm stubborn. Don't like the film, love George, like (love) the sex? scenes. But then, who doesn't?
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lucy on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 16:16

I agree with lelacorb, felt the same about the film, sex scenes, well it's always nice to see George with less clothing but for me the story was about the life of a burnt out killer.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by sandwiches on Wed 22 Jun 2011, 16:17

I don't think I'll bother seeing it. Maybe if it comes on TV.
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The American Video

Post by cindigirl on Wed 03 Aug 2011, 15:01

A behind the scenes look at George starring in The American. Comes in 5 parts 5 minutes each.

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Katiedot on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 04:34

Cool videos, Cindi. I've just moved them to The American thread.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by fluffy on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 08:46

Cindi, when the movie came out we have a film program that reviews films, and this was on it so I have it on dvd. I just love the bit in the 3rd section timed @ 4.07 where Gee is "framing up" winks and smiles at the camera. That bit has been replayed n replayed........!!! Thanks very much, at least now I don't have to lugg my dvd player around with me!!!! cheers
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by cindigirl on Thu 04 Aug 2011, 16:00

I love the part in the vid where he watches the "stunt girl" fall off the roof and he's really concerned about her, and he asked "is she OK?" Then "bravo, bravo." That's the real George.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Vilma on Sun 07 Aug 2011, 17:27

I watched The American today. I have had the DVD for months, but I just haven't watched it. The film was very different than I expected. George had very sad look in his eyes all through the movie. I still don't know weather I liked the film or not. And dammit George killed two finnish actors.... Crying or Very sad
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by melbert on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 03:18

I agree with the sad eyes Vilma. Maybe part of it was acting, but part of it was with who he was with at the time of filming. Sorry, I had to be catty! And how dare he kill your fellow Fins!!!!!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by anon.4 on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 03:55

Oh, a Finn. My grandpa was Finnish.

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Katiedot on Mon 08 Aug 2011, 04:51

Nah, it's called acting. George doesn't waste time with people he doesn't like.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by fluffy on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 17:00

I thought this should come up again as I bought the DVD a few days ago, and wizzed straight to the "fluffy" George bits, ok where he's nakeddddddd ooh la la!!! and the prozzy scenes, ok whishfull thinking!! but he look sooooo thin, I hadn't taken that in when I saw the film @ the cinema. But still looking good!! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by cindigirl on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 17:07

You're right fluffy, he's very thin and I heard he's small-boned with fine features but still very good looking in person. I always heard that the camera puts at least 10 pounds on a body so maybe because is an actor he has to be thin like that. JMO
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Guest on Thu 25 Aug 2011, 18:07

I think he's hot! I bet he is better looking in person,,, isn't that terrible... I already think he's goodlooking and he's actually better looking in person... Yummy!

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by hathaross on Fri 26 Aug 2011, 14:15

Thanks for the vids. There are also on youtube.
Love when he plays with that kid and signature on paper, it seems the script. Lucky boy!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lolo"layla" on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 15:21


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Re: POLL: The American

Post by cindigirl on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 15:37

Hi lolo, - thanks for the video and song.

Hey, you haven't posted for a while. Missed you.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lolo"layla" on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 16:15

hey cindy u r welcome ,i have my first exam on first day of the new year , so i am in very hard situation santa miss u too .

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by it's me on Wed 21 Dec 2011, 18:31

in bocca al lupo! Hug1

first day?
isn't it holiday there too!??

anyway
GREATGREAT VIDEO
THANKS!!!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by melbert on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 17:34

I don't care for Bruce, but the music with the video go great together. Thanks Lolo! Good luck with your studies!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by it's me on Sat 24 Dec 2011, 22:54

verrrry beautiful video! yeah!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Joanna on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 09:03

UK ALERT

The American is on Sky Movies...crime/thriller, channel number 307.
Next Monday, 20 February, at 11.55am & 7.10pm
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Astras on Wed 29 Feb 2012, 23:20

Thank you for the video lolo! Very absorbing. I just received the DVD and am really looking forward to seeing this film. I skipped it at the theatre because friends said it was boring. In retrospect said friends are young and obsessed with action films, so I suppose it goes without saying this might not be their cup of tea. The reviews I've read have been mostly positive; with an absolutely glowing write-up by Roger Ebert. Thumbs up!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by it's me on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 12:17

lolo wrote:

questo video è meraviglioso

grazie
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Joanna on Thu 01 Mar 2012, 12:39

Astras wrote:Thank you for the video lolo! Very absorbing. I just received the DVD and am really looking forward to seeing this film. I skipped it at the theatre because friends said it was boring. In retrospect said friends are young and obsessed with action films, so I suppose it goes without saying this might not be their cup of tea. The reviews I've read have been mostly positive; with an absolutely glowing write-up by Roger Ebert. Thumbs up!


I hope you enjoy it. I did, very much. I liked the atmospheric feel to it as well
as George's acting.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Seth Gecko on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 13:12

I adore The American. A lot of my friends hate it as there is next to no action. But I think the film is one of the best that George has done since Oceans's Thirteen. Cool, tense and sexy
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by it's me on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 13:19

absolutely
he is near
perfection
in it I love you
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Seth Gecko on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 15:25

He is indeed superb in it. Myabe for different reasons for you than for me, but he is so very watchable and cool in every scene.

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by it's me on Fri 02 Mar 2012, 22:05

always in my heart
for sure
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Katiedot on Sat 03 Mar 2012, 06:20

You didn't find him a little too cool for school, so to speak? I felt it was all just a little bit too emotionless.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by melbert on Sat 03 Mar 2012, 07:05

That's why I think he was totally acting in this film. He wasn't being George like so many say he is in every single film he does (just a variation of himself). The lack of emotion is what made me like this film. That and "the scene"!!!! in bed
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lucy on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 11:27

Thats why I liked him in this film, wouldn't you think an assassin would be emotionless? Besides he showed us some fine emotion when with the hooker!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Joanna on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 14:34

....and in the final scenes too IMO.

That video is very good, thanks for posting it lolo.
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by it's me on Tue 06 Mar 2012, 15:00

and when he was
alone

in that bar
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Astras on Fri 18 May 2012, 01:59

I've now watched this movie 3 times and could easily see it again. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did, but it's become a real favorite of mine. Maybe it's because I grew up in the 70s; and many of the films shown at my tiny little twin cinema featured Clint Eastwood's Spaghetti Westerns and other 70's style films featuring the quiet loner with a secret who rolls into a strange town - and you just know something isn't right. Whatever the reason, whenever I see a film that reminds of my early cinema experiences, it tends to go on my list of favorites.

The story is a simple one - a hit man on what we figure is his last job; but as usual in stories such as this, it's never quite that easy to walk away from from your past. And of course there is always a woman to illuminate that our hero isn't entirely the cold, calculating killer we imagine him to be. He's weary. He wants out. He's looking to free his soul, so to speak. Thus the butterfly.

I enjoyed the spareness of dialogue and the slower pace of the film. The lack of action served to heighten the tension - the sense of dread; that something is about to happen...but what? I thought George was mesmerizing. It really struck me how good he really is. Sometimes we forget because he's so attractive and so good natured - that he's become one of our greatest film actors. His physicality in "The American" is sinewy and tense; allowing us to believe that he could literally spring into action the split second it might be required. His existence is sparse and lonely.

Ah yes, the love scene. Wow. That was...um yeah. I thought the scene was fantastic in the way it showed the transformation of their relationship from hooker/client to actual lovers - the camera focusing her reactions nearly the entire time. So how many of us have re-watched it again and again? And again. Fess up ladies. Laughing

Anyway, I absolutely loved this film and think it's some of George's best work. It's too bad more people didn't appreciate how well done this movie is. As I recall, it was marketed as more of an action flick and of course it's not; so I can see where people expecting as much were disappointed. I guess I'm a sucker for 70s style cinema, so this film was a joy for me in that aspect.

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Re: POLL: The American

Post by it's me on Fri 18 May 2012, 06:18

thanks Astras
very well done
great job indeed

this is an amazing film
yes
I'm really glad he did it

for many reasons Wink
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by lelacorb on Fri 18 May 2012, 08:33

it's me wrote:thanks Astras
very well done
great job indeed

this is an amazing film
yes
I'm really glad he did it

for many reasons Wink
The American film is a very introspective and in some scenes has given me very strong emotions that hardly gives me a movie in general. I think this film is discussed again, wonderful interpretation of the loneliness of George in his life, perhaps also because he feels lonely. One of the best films of George!
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Re: POLL: The American

Post by Joanna on Fri 18 May 2012, 10:27

Thanks Astras for your opinion on the film, which I enjoyed very much too. It reminded me in atmosphere of The Third Man immediately after I'd watched it.

One of the reason that I like George's work is his ability to make films like this, with no regard to continuing his image created in such films as Out of Sight or the Ocean's films.
Thanks for those wonderful pictures too, more effective in
black & white I think.
I don't believe it's a reflection of George's life at all, more a shining example of his versatility as an actor and his ability to really
get into a role.
Now...I've got to watch it again soon,
thanks to your posting ! flower
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