Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Clint Eastwood - always a hero to me

Actor Clint Eastwood has always been a favourite of mine - I even tried to copy him in his cowboy with no name days as I smoked some long thin cigars like he did. I must has seen every film he starred in - Hang 'Em High being my favourite.

Image link to HollywoodYesterday.com.
My favourite Super Bowl ad this year has to be Eastwood's “Halftime in America” ad for Chrysler - it has received a lot of press. Yes - it is easy to see the political overtones. Detroit's auto industry saved by President Obama's bailout, and the fact that Obama is seeking a second term (half time for him). It is definitely "half time" in America, later this year Americans will decide in one of democracy's greatest moments who will be President for the second half.

But I love this ad for Eastwood's voice - there should be a preservation order put on it. There is passion, aggression, toughness, re-assurance, common-sense, and hope in his voice. The script-writer here should write speeches for Obama's re-election.

Judge for yourself:

1 comment:

  1. Eugene,

    Given your love for all things Clint... this might be of interest.


    They play Dublin 23rd Feb.