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" ...a nice piece of Hickory".

" ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:38 am

In the US "Western" movie "Pale Rider" (1985), a young family-man prospector (one Hull Barrett) shops for some needed goods in a General Store, while some miscreants and constitutional-misfits gather outside to accost him.

Along comes Clint Eastwood as the Mystery Man, with musical spurs, and saves the day, while giving us a thrilling if painful display of stick-handling skill, and good intentions (Bruce Lee's got nothing on this, baby!).

"There's nothin' like a nice piece of Hickory", he avers at the end.

Agreed! ;)



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"My mistake -- FOUR coffins"

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:08 am

Clint Eastwood, holding court with rascals who shot at him and the feet of his Mule, as they entered the dusty desert town earlier.

The old coffin-making Carpenter is going to have some more business, more than ordered, at first. You'll see.

A great Spaghetti Western: "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964).



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" ...let's see if that's True".

Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:16 am

Cutting to the chase in "Fistful of Dollars" -- well, to the final confrontation -- here is the show-down between the Mystery Man, and "Ramón", testosterone-laced ring-leader in crime.

Sorry, but I experience this as the end of a bullfight. Poor bull! A bull does not deserve such an end, having "no chance". But maybe Don Ramón deserves it? Certainly. According to our Mystery-Man hero's lights.

Have a look-see, Pardners. You be the Judge, y' Honor.



Now, relax. It's (just) fiction. Whew... .

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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby partofit22 on Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:06 pm

Pine- It's unruly but .. and buttery- Just did use some to make a barrier to keep the grass out of the garden- But used rocks on either end .. nothing like nice rocks .. :)
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Re: " ...a nice piece of Hickory".

Postby macdougdoug on Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:01 am

desert_woodworker wrote:
Along comes Clint Eastwood as the Mystery Man, with musical spurs, and saves the day, while giving us a thrilling if painful display of stick-handling skill, and good intentions (Bruce Lee's got nothing on this, baby!).



Not sure Bruce Lee was into Kendo, but the pale rider obviously spent some time practising this disarming technique :

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Postby desert_woodworker on Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:08 pm

Doug,

Thanks for posting that example of technique in action. Yes, it seems that Eastwood carried out the same action repeatedly (among others).

Disarmingly disarming! Very effective. Exciting to see it in the Kendo application. Thanks! for posting that video.

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Postby desert_woodworker on Mon May 01, 2017 12:16 am

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"...I've got scar tissue on my soul...".

[Caution! Obscentities and a sexual reference, in the video clip].

This good tough-guy -- not too different in spirit from Clint's characters, albeit more vocal -- is, in this movie, "Year of the Dragon", the Police Captain who is the new chief of the Chinatown (NYC) police precinct.

Here he is in a first meeting with his Officers at the precinct, letting them know that he wants to shake things up, and that it won't be business as usual anymore; nor, will he tolerate cops taking bribes.

A movie like this is not "PC" and could not be made nowadays, probably. Not commercially, anyway.

Lots worse is out there, I'd opine, though.

Again, Caution!, about objectionable elements of language and reference. :p:

Here you go: this is Mickey Rourke, the actor, at a young age (1985), in the neo-noir film, "Year of the Dragon" (Dir. Michael Cimino).



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Postby desert_woodworker on Sun May 07, 2017 6:26 pm

A short 6-minute snippet of (Dir.) Sergio Leone's "Duck, You Sucker" (1971).

Bizarre, wonderful sound track and music by Ennio Morricone, winner of Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award (and many others, including Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, 2016).



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Postby desert_woodworker on Fri May 12, 2017 8:58 pm

"Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I read your BOOK!"

Says General Patton in the movie, "Patton" (USA; 1970):



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Postby desert_woodworker on Sat May 13, 2017 7:13 pm

"...an undisclosed conflict of interest... an indictable offense".

Scene near the close of the movie, "Meet Joe Black" (1998), a movie based on an earlier film, "Death Takes a Holiday" (1934).

--- ! Possible spoiler ! --- (but final scenes are not included) --Joe

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Postby desert_woodworker on Sun May 14, 2017 10:01 pm

"...deliberately buried", etc.

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Postby desert_woodworker on Tue May 30, 2017 9:33 pm

Final duel from Clint Eastwood's, et al, "For A Few Dollars More", movie, 1967.

Fifty years ago today, tomorrow, etc.

Nice Agaves. Mine has sent up a flower-shoot, so my Century Plant will now flower, fruit, and die, after 100 years.

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Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:26 pm

"Meet Joe Black"...at the Meeting. --Joe

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Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:35 pm

Cadillac of the Skies; NA P-51 Mustang.

Liberation, we see, sometimes requires ... "Horsepower!", as Jamie shouts.

(and the Doctor is good with... "Try not to think so much!"). --Joe

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Postby desert_woodworker on Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:35 pm

from the film, "Meet Joe Black".

"...lightning could strike." --Joe

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Postby desert_woodworker on Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:09 pm

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Postby desert_woodworker on Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:49 am

W. C. Fields shows some table-tennis skills. --Joe

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Postby desert_woodworker on Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:22 am

Translator wanted (good luck... ). --Joe

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Postby desert_woodworker on Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:32 am

Dr. Heywood R. Floyd, visiting the USA's Clavius crater Base on the Moon, addresses an audience and expresses the views of "the Council" on the discovery of an ancient alien artifact ("deliberately buried") on the moon. From Stanley Kubrick's April 3, 1968, movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey".

(Don't mind the fact that there is not obviously 1/6 earth-gravity to modify peoples' characteristic movements in this scene).



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Postby desert_woodworker on Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:37 pm

"He didn't get that nose from playing ping-pong!".

W.C. Fields, &. co., in "Never Give A Sucker An Even Break" (1941).



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