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Entertainment Merciless on France 3: why Gene Hackman first refused to star in this western by Clint Eastwood

23:10  21 january  2021
23:10  21 january  2021 Source:   allocine.fr

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Discover 5 anecdotes from the shooting of the Oscar-winning feature film by legendary Clint Eastwood. Did you know that Gene Hackman refused to star in this western for a long time?

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Merciless takes us to Kansas, in 1880. William Munny, formidable outlaw converted into the breeding goes, at the request of a young killer, to resume service to avenge a prostitute disfigured by a sadistic cowboy.

GENE HACKMAN'S FLIP-FACE

The script of Merciless has been passed from hand to hand for almost twenty years. During this period, actor Gene Hackman read it and, unhappy with the result, rejected it. Later, Clint Eastwood would finally convince him to take a role in the film, a role that would also earn him an Oscar.

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In his directorial masterpiece, Clint Eastwood plays a reformed gun-slinger forced to pick up his gun again to feed his family and take on a sadistic sheriff. The picture quality and new restored dts sound will blow your mind-- on both the 4k and newly restored brand new blu ray--included in this package.

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"At the beginning, I had not seen in this scenario what Clint had seen. I found that it was too violent" , entrusts the actor in Clint Eastwood a legend of Patrick McGilligan, published by Nouveau Monde Editions. Strongly encouraged by his agent, Hackman was finally convinced by Eastwood.

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A NATURALIST AND FEMINIST WESTERN

Impitoyable differs from "traditional" westerns which present an epic and poetic West. Clint Eastwood , with his film, preferred to depict all the poverty, sadism and violence. The feature film stands out as a naturalistic western, where the law of the strongest prevails. Clint Eastwood tackles the caption: "These legendary killers were actually guys shooting you in the back, not face to face, right in the middle of the street, like you used to see in westerns . "

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Gene Hackman joked that he was “at least seventh choice” to play Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle in The French Connection. After years of struggle and The fateful day Hackman ’s father abandoned his family remained forever etched into Hackman ’s mind. The actor often talked in later life about the

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Relentless differs from other westerns by the importance it gives to women and by the description of their revolt. Clint Eastwood explains: “Back then, women were treated like second-class citizens, and more so, I imagine, prostitutes, an underclass within that underclass. In the film, their revolt (against the violence of which one of them has been the victim, but also against the exploitation to which they are all subjected) is justified. " 0 © DR

THE MISSED OPPORTUNITY OF THE WARNER   Impitoyable sur France 3 : pourquoi Gene Hackman a d'abord refusé de jouer dans ce western de Clint Eastwood When he began to build Impitoyable , Clint Eastwood was emerging from a long period of doubt marked by successive box-office failures ( La Relève ,

White hunter, black heart ). The studio Warner Bros. Pictures, which saw with Merciless the end of a contract of several films with the American, did not take the risk of renewing an agreement with a man whom it considered in decline.

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Starring : Clint Eastwood , Gene Hackman , Ed Harris and Laura Linney. FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Starring : Clint Eastwood , Harry Guardino , Reni Santoni , et al. Directed by: Don Siegel.

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Unfortunately for the studio, Impitoyable was a real success and revived Clint Eastwood. Columbia, which had meanwhile signed the actor for a film, took advantage of the windfall two years later by launching

In the crosshairs , a new success for the American. A LITTLE STORY OF A SHOOTING

The shooting of Relentless

took place from August 26 to November 12, 1991. The main exteriors of the film (the town of Big Whiskey, the houses of Munny and Logan, ...) were built in two months in Canada. Finally, the film crew filmed for two weeks on an old railway line in the city of Sonora, California, a railway line that was used in many other westerns.

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FOUR OSCARS AT THE KEY   Impitoyable sur France 3 : pourquoi Gene Hackman a d'abord refusé de jouer dans ce western de Clint Eastwood Ruthless won four Oscars in 1993: Best Picture for

Clint Eastwood

, Best Directing for the same Clint, Best Supporting Actor for

Gene Hackman and the best editing for Joel Cox . In total, he was nominated in nine categories, including Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Sound and Best Set. ALL THE ANECDOTES OF IMPITOYABLE

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