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These provocative words describe the cult Clint Eastwood film “The Beguiled!” The classic trailer explains more!
A Unique Love Story Of Pain And Pleasure!
Welcome to the world of “The Beguiled!” This forgotten cult film from 1971 is unique in a number of ways, and is now getting a high profile remake!
Clint Eastwood stars as Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Civil War soldier nursed back to health by a boarding school full of women! This erotic thriller includes conversations like this:
Martha Farnsworth: If the pain gets too great, I’ll ask Hallie to bring you some (wine).
Cpl. John McBurney: Well, this does seem like a good occasion, and I would love some wine.
Martha Farnsworth: It was offered for your pain, not for your pleasure!
Cpl. John McBurney: To be sure, ma’am. It’s just that sometimes the two go together.
As you can imagine, the erotic tension builds scene after scene, as Eastwood “heals”, and begins to woo the “love-starved” and “man eager” women…
Bring On More “Beguiled!”
“The Beguiled” is a classic cult erotic thriller with a great ending, and guess what? It’s due for a big budget remake!
Sophia Coppola, who directed Bill Murray in “Lost In Translation”, has announced that she is remaking the film, and here is her cast: Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, and longtime collaborator Kirsten Dunst will star in her remake. Fanning will play a student, Dunst will play one of the teachers, and Kidman will play the headmistress.
No word yet on who will play Clint’s role, and no doubt that Coppola will add a unique feminine perspective to the material…whoever stars in the film will have a big pair of shoes to fill!
Of course, Coppola made one of the best films about Tokyo EVER:
I have been to Tokyo, and I love “Lost In Translation”…click here to see why:
Coppola will be making “The Beguiled” soon, and she can learn a lot by following what the original Director did – because he was a legend!
“The Beguiled” Director Don Siegel!
Coppola is also stepping into big shoes: “The Beguiled” was directed by legendary moviemaker Don Siegel!
Siegel made five films with Eastwood, including “Escape From Alcatraz”, and the Director also made John Wayne’s final film, “The Shootist”.
Don Siegel’s Classic “Dirty Harry!”
Siegel’s most famous film with Eastwood is no doubt “Dirty Harry”, the classic action thriller about a deadly sniper being tracked through San Francisco by “Dirty” Harry Callahan…
The film is known for so many classic moments, and iconic dialogue like “do you feel lucky punk? – and you can read all about them here:
Siegel’s directing career also included such classics as “Invasion Of The Body Snatchers” and a cult Walter Matthau thriller called “Charley Varrick.”
Matthaue was best known as a comic Actor, but in the 70’s he starred in a number of gritty action thrillers…see them here!
Siegel and Eastwood had a great working relationship, and when Clint made his directing debut, Siegel was right there with him…
“Play Misty For Me!”
Eastwood’s directorial debut in 1971 was the classic thriller “Play Misty For Me” – Clint plays a radio DJ who has an obsessive fan – and yes, there are plenty of similarities between it and the 1987 classic “Fatal Attraction!”
Here is a scene with Don Siegel playing a bartender, who Clint hangs out with – and that’s Jessica Harper as the fan who stalks Eastwood…it’s an interesting film, one of my favorites from the 70’s…see more here!
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