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Best Clint Eastwood Movie Scene

My kids don't get my fascination and admiration for Clint Eastwood . FACT: In his heyday, he was simply irresistible! Drawing upon my childhood memories once again ( an absolute must when you're a skeptic and don't trust everything you find on the Internet :) ) - who can forget “ Rollin, rollin, rollin ”, theme song for the TV show “ Rawhide ” which was my introduction to a young actor named Clint Eastwood.

Next thing that happened was a string of spaghetti westerns; films starring that tall lanky handsome man who made a fashion statement wearing a poncho. If they haven't done it already, it should be done. Clint Eastwood's poncho belongs in the Smithsonian. All Americans will agree, it's a national treasure.

Then, there was a collection of Dirty Harry movies. Mr. Eastwood still had a cowboy-style even though he was playing a modern detective in the city. That was it for me and Clint. My affair with him ended and didn't bother to follow his acting career after that.

No need. The most memorable scene ever played out in a movie about the wild wild west was already embedded in my mind so that I could hit the “instant recall button”, any time, any place. What scene was that? “ For a Few Dollars More ”. Colonel Mortimer and Indigo face off! It's time Indigo! You're going down down down!

The outlaw Indigo holds a stolen watch in his hand that plays lovely chime music. The music starts playing. When the music ends, there will only be one left standing.

Shhhh … The audience in the dark crowded movie theater is completely silent. All you can hear is the music. Everybody is waiting for the chimes to end. The last note of the chimes sound and then … bing … bing bong … bing bing … bing bong … What's that? It's the sound of more chime music. What? Who?? Where?? How??

The hero, Clint Eastwood, appears with another watch that plays the same exact chime music. The audience erupts into cheers. YAY!! YAY!! Whew! For a minute there we didn't know how the bad guy was going to get his comeuppance.

Shhhh ... The audience gets quiet. Everybody's waiting for the chime music to end. AGAIN!!

To this day, that final duel between Mortimer and Indigo never gets old! Especially the music!! Loyal fans will watch it over and over.

For a Few Dollars More - Final Duel (1965 HD)

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CoralLevang wrote on April 13, 2015, 1:34 PM

Ah, yes! Clint Eastwood pre-Dirty Harry days. There are some things that we Baby Boomers will never forget!

MegL wrote on April 13, 2015, 1:53 PM

Amazing! Always loved that scene. Thanks for giving me the chance to see it again. And before Rawhide, I think he was in Wagon Train, though a bit of searching on the net says no. I could swear I saw him in wagon train!

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 13, 2015, 2:32 PM

CoralLevang , MegL - LOL. Thanks for your comments ladies. Is it a slow Monday or is it just me? I don't really have to hit the “instant recall button”. Ever since we got our first VCR back in the latter part of the 80s my husband went crazy taping movies from the television. He has a habit that drives me nuts! He won't tape full movies. Just the clips that he likes. Guess which scene he clipped from “For a Few Dollars More”?? He plays it over and over and over and over and …

MegL wrote on April 13, 2015, 2:34 PM

I've just played it twice, all the way through, now! Shared on Tsu.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 13, 2015, 3:08 PM

Shared on Tsu? That's great? Do I follow you on Tsu? My user name is practically the same everywhere except at HUBPages. DO you have the same user name at Tsu? Also did you hashtag my post or identify it with any special markings? Somebody hashtagged a post with your user name on Tsu and it led me to one of your posts here on Persona Paper. It's nice when the shares really work huh?

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 13, 2015, 3:35 PM

I enjoy his movies also, but dont really think I have a favorite

Kasman wrote on April 13, 2015, 4:02 PM

He was one of my favourite good guy/bad guy cowboys. I didn't really like his later films but he is a great actor.

JohnRoberts wrote on April 13, 2015, 5:03 PM

I still watch Rawhide episodes which run on ME-TV on Saturday afternoons. You don't like Clint after he did the spaghetti westerns? Dirty Harry is awesome though I can see the violence may off put some people. But what about Million Dollar Baby or Space Cowboys or his American westerns like Hang 'Em High, The Outlaw Josey Wales and Unforgiven?

JohnRoberts wrote on April 13, 2015, 5:04 PM

Clint was never a regular on Wagon Train. It's possible he did a guest spot but I have never seen him on Wagon Train.

celticeagle wrote on April 13, 2015, 5:04 PM

I recall when these movies first came out. They have been shown dozens of times on cable now but I remember when they first came out. Clint still has a home up in Sun Valley I believe which in my state. My ex used to work up in that area remodeling for the rich and I recall going into some of the homes. He had drinks one night with Arnold S. and we saw some other actors around town at different times. Never caught sight of Clint though. He was like a cat. I always enjoyed his work. I remember when that one actor drowned too on the Raw Hide set. So sad. Clint was such a youngster when he did that compared to his age now. I see his son has been in the news lately. Has a film out. I wish him well.

JohnRoberts wrote on April 13, 2015, 5:07 PM

The star of Rawhide was Eric Fleming who played Gil Favor and he drowned to death in Peru while filming. Most of Clint's kids have tried their hand at acting at one time. You are referring to Scott Eastwood who is his spitting image.

JohnRoberts wrote on April 13, 2015, 5:08 PM

How about Clint's work at a director: Million Dollar Baby, American Sniper, Letters from Iwo Jima, Mystic River etc.

Kasman wrote on April 13, 2015, 5:40 PM

I am aware of his directorial career but I have not watched any movie he has directed so I can't really comment although I know all those films had good reviews.

MegL wrote on April 13, 2015, 6:31 PM

cmoneyspinner No, I didn't hashtag it, I never think of doing that. Must have a try at it. I am Meg on there. I see i cannot edit a post on Tsu. It is at http://www.tsu.co/meglearner/54404551

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inertia4 wrote on April 13, 2015, 7:02 PM

cmoneyspinner I am a fan of the Dirty Harry movies. I think they were great.

celticeagle wrote on April 13, 2015, 8:33 PM

Yes, indeed there is. I am so glad to be born when I was. Infact, I am going to write about that.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 13, 2015, 11:01 PM

Yes. I found you. Just wanted to be sure it was you because there was no profile pic. I try real hard to remember hashtags. Everybody says it makes it much easier for your stuff to found otherwise. I found some of my own links were found that way.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 13, 2015, 11:15 PM

Don't get me wrong! Never stopped liking Clint Eastwood. Just stopped following him and keeping up. Most of the time if there was a movie with him in it or even the ones he directed, I watched them. But my solid memories of him are Rawhide, the spaghetti westerns and Dirty Harry. Who can forget "Go ahead punk! make my day!" You left out "Where Eagles Dare". He and Richard Burton shared the screen. Makes me weak in the knees! Mr. Eastwood has been very fortunate for lasting so long in the entertainment industry. Some of the stars don't fare so well.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 13, 2015, 11:22 PM

Not taking anything away from the Dirty Harry movies but the westerns also had Lee Van Cleef and Franco Nero and the onscreen chemistry when those three guys got together was ______. Can't think of a word for it. Just enjoyed watching them!

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 13, 2015, 11:26 PM

inertia4 , celticeagle , JohnRoberts , Kasman , wolfgirl569 - Thanks y'all! Appreciate the remarks!

CoralLevang wrote on April 14, 2015, 12:47 PM

I have been on tsu for a while, but don't use it. I think I have four followers or something like that.
It reminded me a bit of FB and I deleted FB back in November and haven't been back.

inertia4 wrote on April 15, 2015, 10:41 AM

cmoneyspinner I was never one for westerns. I don't know why. But they never got me going.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 24, 2016, 12:51 PM

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