This 35 minute mix is dedicated to that man with the Smith & Wesson Model 29, 44 Magnum, that legend Clint Eastwood. My good old Dad brought me up with a massive love for all things Clint, starting with The Good The Bad and The Ugly. Then I got to meet that man “Dirty Harry” Callahan and the rest is history.
Every film is classic in one way or another, Play Misty For Me, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, all the westerns, High Plains Drifter, Two Mules For Sister Sara and The Outlaw Josey Wales plus of course that certain classic spaghetti trilogy. The war films like Kelly’s Heroes and Where Eagles Dare to the personal fun fav Heartbreak Ridge. The Clint magic just keeps giving, you get him climbing mountains in The Eiger Sanction and flying a high tech jet plane called Firefox to driving blonds in a bus turned into a tea strainer in The Gauntlet. And who couldn’t just love an orangutan called Clyde waving hand signals in a form of a punch. The guy has presented nothing but pure entertainment, a god amongst men.
The mix hits most of his cop films and themes from the 70’s but there’s a few little surprises in there I’m sure.
Composer, arranger, conductor Lalo Schifrin pretty much followed Clint around but Jerry Fielding got in on the act too. Both firing off Magnum sized funk bombs full of chase themes and fight scene grooves. You will be hard pressed not to be nodding your head through this 35 minutes funk attack.
When I’m not wolfing around, my un-hairy self tinkers with music. Going by the name Mad Mongos Mike I used to do a little radio show which featured an across the board eclectic array of sounds. Occasional I went all Inception and featured a mix within a mix. Feeling that it’s a very apt for this here film blog I now present the legend who is Clint Eastwood.
A funky ride through some of his films with music, trailers and film samples scattered through-out. This is an extract from a radio show podcast I did here in August 2011.
Press play and get ready to RUN! Enjoy
If you enjoyed this fun journey with our man Clint Eastwood then you might be interested in an early mix featuring Michael Caine. Michael Caine Funk Attack Here