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Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 9:46:56 AM   
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Clint Eastwood has proven that actors can turn their hands at film making in spectacular fashion (Pale Rider, Outlaw Josey Wales, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Changeling, Mystic River) but having seen the brilliant Argo at the Leeds Film Festival last night I am coming to the conclusion (albeit at the early stages of his career) that Ben Affleck will take over the reigns from Eastwood when he retires, in terms of actor comes good as an extremely gifted director.

He has already made three great films in Argo, Gone Baby Gone and The Town (also writer of the last two as well as co-writer of Good Will Hunting) and I reckon he will continue this rich vein of form in film making.

What do you think of Affleck taking over Eastwood's mantle as Actor turned great Director?

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 10:10:22 AM   
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The only person capable of being Clint Eastwood is Marty McFly.

Until Affleck makes a film with an Orangutan, a western worthy of the name and gets confused by an empty chair then he's just Matt Damon's less talented mate.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 10:54:48 AM   
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I disagree about Affleck being Damon's less talented mate. OK he isn't as good in the acting stakes but in all other aspects of filmmaking Affleck is far superior. Damon hasn't directed or written a film in his own right, unlike Affleck, hence why I'm putting him in the same bracket as Eastwood (but as previously stated Affleck is early in his career in terms of director).

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 10:59:04 AM   
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He should stop fuckin around with cameras and get the Red leather back on!!

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 11:01:27 AM   
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He should stop fuckin around with cameras and get the Red leather back on!!


Aye, I wish he'd stop dragging his feet and give us that Gigli sequel too.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 11:14:40 AM   
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Affleck was never a truly terrible actor, he was just average.
But he has certainly found his creative eye behind the camera and it seems,at this moment,to be coming up trumps.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 11:17:31 AM   
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Affleck was never a truly terrible actor, he was just average.
But he has certainly found his creative eye behind the camera and it seems,at this moment,to be coming up trumps.


Agreed, 100%

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 4:03:51 PM   
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Apart from the fact they're both actors-turned-directors, I don't think Affleck and Eastwood have much in common to be honest.

When Eastwood started directing, he had a very identifiable persona and a lot of his directorial output has been about playing with that and deconstructing the genre he was most famous for. Even his poorer films are exploring that to a degree - Gran Torino for example.

Affleck, as much as I really rate him, doesn't have that - yet. He's displayed a great aptitude for capturing a certain blue-collar existence and has handled two great thrillers very confidently (yet to see Argo), but I don't think he's made anything as interesting as Eastwood's best films yet.

I want to stress that this isn't to be down on Affleck, I've loved his first two films and have high hopes for Argo, I'm just not sure a comparison with Eastwood is valid other than some surface similarities.


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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 6:28:13 PM   
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I see where you're coming from but I just stating that Affleck could become the equivalent of Eastwood in terms of directorial output based on the start of his directing career. I'm in no way suggesting he's in Eastwood's league as yet but I do think he will get in that league if he continues in the form he's presently going in.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 6:51:24 PM   
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Yes, I think you could be right. Here's hoping, at any rate.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 2/11/2012 7:34:54 PM   
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I see where you're coming from but I just stating that Affleck could become the equivalent of Eastwood in terms of directorial output based on the start of his directing career. I'm in no way suggesting he's in Eastwood's league as yet but I do think he will get in that league if he continues in the form he's presently going in.


Indeed - although I've yet to see Argo. If he broadens his range a bit he'll probably outmatch Clint quite easily in a few years.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 3/11/2012 10:47:01 PM   
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It is too early in Affleck's directing career to really compare his work with anyones. Seems he is more ambitious as far as subject matter goes at this early stage than Clint was. I give him credit for that at least.

Have only seen one of his three films so far which was the Town and really didn't see what the fuss was about. It was weakened by Affleck's ego and the way he had to be at the center of every scene pretty much and overshadow the story and fine supporting cast. It was pretty stylish in places, but still a routine thriller. Argo is an exciting idea, so will give it a look.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 4/11/2012 2:17:32 PM   
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Eastwood has had a great directorial career with the likes of:

Changeling
Flags of Our Fathers
Gran Torino
Letter From Iwo Jima
Million Dollar Baby
Mystic River
Unforgiven

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 4/11/2012 4:44:59 PM   
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Eastwood has had a great directorial career with the likes of:

Changeling
Flags of Our Fathers
Gran Torino

Letter From Iwo Jima
Million Dollar Baby
Mystic River
Unforgiven


Sarcasm?

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 4/11/2012 6:19:49 PM   
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Eastwood has had a great directorial career with the likes of:

Changeling
Flags of Our Fathers
Gran Torino

Letter From Iwo Jima
Million Dollar Baby
Mystic River
Unforgiven


Sarcasm?


No, are you being sarcastic? Changeling is a genuinely great film.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 4/11/2012 7:00:04 PM   
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It would have been if it was more consistent and didn't change tone every 3 seconds.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 4/11/2012 9:39:11 PM   
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He should stop fuckin around with cameras and get the Red leather back on!!


Aye, I wish he'd stop dragging his feet and give us that Gigli sequel too.


I think you're both missing the bigger picture here. Clearly a sequel to Surviving Christmas is the way to go.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 6/11/2012 10:42:20 AM   
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I hope not. I've only seen one Affleck film; Gone Baby Gone, and it was far more interesting and entertaining than anything I've seen directed by Eastwood. Eastwood is a technically excellent director but dull as ditchwater.

I didn't realise that The Town was held in such high esteem or that it was directed by Affleck. I've been looking forward to the adaption of the story behind Argo since before I found out there would be an adaption.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 6/11/2012 12:26:33 PM   
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Well, Gone Baby Gone was a brilliant thriller, and I loved The Town. Argo looks great and has a great story behind it. Affleck is becoming one of the directors to watch in hollywood I think.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 7/11/2012 1:32:19 PM   
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eastwood is a great Director. Acting on the other hand?. Even his self directed movies would of been better with another actor, he went and caught what I call `Costner Syndrome`.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 7/11/2012 7:42:29 PM   
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Well, Gone Baby Gone was a brilliant thriller, and I loved The Town. Argo looks great and has a great story behind it. Affleck is becoming one of the directors to watch in hollywood I think.


I agree. And I do hope he takes on The Stand.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 9/11/2012 11:00:02 AM   
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I do like some of Eastwoods filmsnas director, not least some of the more recent serious films and Unforgiven, its just most of the Westerns I don't really rate.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 9/11/2012 10:51:47 PM   
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I do hope that Ben Affleck is not becoming the next Clint Eastwood, because with a very few exceptions (Unforgiven and Changeling among them) I've been completely underwhelmed by most of Eastwood's output.
Affleck, on the other hand, appears to be going from strength to strength, not only as a writer/director but also as an actor.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 10/11/2012 12:29:49 PM   
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Did anyone see Daniel Day-Lewis BAFTA speech the other night? He's the new Clint.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 10/11/2012 1:47:01 PM   
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Did anyone see Daniel Day-Lewis BAFTA speech the other night? He's the new Clint.




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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 12/11/2012 7:38:56 PM   
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The more I think about this the more I see Affleck as becoming more of a George Clooney like director blending politics and genre asphtics.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 13/11/2012 9:24:09 AM   
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The more I think about this the more I see Affleck as becoming more of a George Clooney like director blending politics and genre asphtics.


I can't agree with that as they both have very little output as directors. In fact I think Afflecks output is better than Clooney's. It's too early in both of their directorial careers to state they are political genre film makers also. To say he is becoming more like George Clooney when (in my eyes) he's only made two note worthy films Goodnight and Good luck (which I personally wasn't all that enamoured by) and the impressive Ides of March is verging on ludicrous.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 13/11/2012 11:05:08 AM   
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I do hope that Ben Affleck is not becoming the next Clint Eastwood, because with a very few exceptions (Unforgiven and Changeling among them) I've been completely underwhelmed by most of Eastwood's output.
Affleck, on the other hand, appears to be going from strength to strength, not only as a writer/director but also as an actor.


I'm surprised you feel that way about Clint, personally i feel he has made more excellent films than the one's you have cited.

His earlier efforts especially the weserns such as The Outlaw Josey Wales, High Plains Drifter and Pale Rider are superb films. In particular Josey Wales which is one of my favourite westerns and a really enjoyable picture. He also did a magnificent job on Letters and Flags, the former in particular is a sublime and moving film. And of course his masterpiece which you have mentioned; Unforgiven which is absolutely brilliant. A perfect swan song to a genre he helped shape over the years. He is a terrific director and one i hold in high regard. Ben Affleck can only dream of filling his shoes.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 13/11/2012 2:03:13 PM   
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The more I think about this the more I see Affleck as becoming more of a George Clooney like director blending politics and genre asphtics.


I can't agree with that as they both have very little output as directors. In fact I think Afflecks output is better than Clooney's. It's too early in both of their directorial careers to state they are political genre film makers also. To say he is becoming more like George Clooney when (in my eyes) he's only made two note worthy films Goodnight and Good luck (which I personally wasn't all that enamoured by) and the impressive Ides of March is verging on ludicrous.

I don't think to make a prediction is ludicrous both have now made three maybe four films in the case of Clooney, and its not like I said it would pan out that, its just I can see a link. I also love how you priase two of Clooney's films and then claim how his work is not that impressive. If he has only made less than a handful of films and you like two of them it sounds pretty promising.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 13/11/2012 11:33:00 PM   
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To compare the work of Ben Affleck with George Clooney's work is difficult, as they are both fundamentally different in their approach. Although both are obviously talented writer/directors, with a high intelligence factor in their work, and seem able to bring out the best in their casts, Clooney's work is much more cerebral, while Affleck has a definite talent with action. I like them both equally, but for very different reasons. Their films have all fulfilled the criteria that I look for in a satisfying film. There aren't all that many directors whose films I would view simply because that particular director is involved, but in the case of both Affleck and Clooney I would take the risk.

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