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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 14/11/2012 9:09:51 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.

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.


I actually only praised one of Clooney's films if you had read it properly. I can see the qualities of Goodnight but I didn't think it deserved the high praise it recieved.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 14/11/2012 3:32:33 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.

Well I find that last bit a bit of a sweeping statement. I personally can think of tones of directors whose movies I would watch ahead of their work. Also with each only having done a few films is it not a bit early to feel that way?

Its harder for me to judge Affleck as so far I have only seen the Town which again I struggle to see the love for. However Argo does grab my attention and I look forward to seeing it.

I also see a link between Cooney and Affleck just by their films Confessions of a Dangeous Mind and Argo, both just seem to have that too odd to be to make up feel to them, and seem like simler ideas.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 16/11/2012 7:58:25 AM   
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PLease explain why it's a sweeping statement. How many films does a director have to make before it becomes clear that here is a potential major talent? I have seen all of Ben Affleck's and George Clooney's films, and without exception they have fulfilled the criteria that I look for to make a film a very worthwhile experience.
On the other hand, there are many directors, some of whom have very high reputations, whose work I approach with caution because to me their work has been inconsistent, and I would certainly include Eastwood among them.
Until either Clooney or Affleck turns out a film which I feel falls short of what I've come to expect of them, I will continue to make a point of seeing their films without feeling the need to check on what either the critical or public reaction is first.
Does that make me more or less discerning than you? Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 16/11/2012 3:40:41 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.




They both really like Dennis Lehane's novels.

Enough to turn them into films, anyway.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 16/11/2012 11:03:04 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.




They both really like Dennis Lehane's novels.

Enough to turn them into films, anyway.

And to be honest, of the films that they have made based on Dennis Lehane's novels, I prefer Gone Baby Gone to Mystic River.

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 22/11/2012 10:51:42 PM   
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PLease explain why it's a sweeping statement. How many films does a director have to make before it becomes clear that here is a potential major talent? I have seen all of Ben Affleck's and George Clooney's films, and without exception they have fulfilled the criteria that I look for to make a film a very worthwhile experience.
On the other hand, there are many directors, some of whom have very high reputations, whose work I approach with caution because to me their work has been inconsistent, and I would certainly include Eastwood among them.
Until either Clooney or Affleck turns out a film which I feel falls short of what I've come to expect of them, I will continue to make a point of seeing their films without feeling the need to check on what either the critical or public reaction is first.
Does that make me more or less discerning than you? Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

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You might have a point but unless you have loved all of Affleck's films so far then I do think three maybe is a bit early for that kind of statement, still maybe a took it the wrong way thinking that you claiming Affleck to be a great or a great in the making, fair enough if I misread it.

Also didn't Clooney direct Leatherheads?

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RE: Is Affleck becoming the next Eastwood? - 3/12/2012 9:35:54 AM   
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Affleck has a long long long way to go to be put into the same category as the great (though flawed) Clint Eastwood.

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