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Clint Eastwood’s 'Empty Chair' Speech
7 Parodies of Clint Eastwood’s Chair Speech
National Empty Chair Day
Empty chair reflection of D.C. reality
Clint Eastwood was panned for what many viewed as a bizarre performance at the Republican National Convention. His rambling, ad-libbed speech at times induced cringes as he seemed to get lost or stumble over words. The conceit of the speech -- a confrontation with President Obama, whose imaginary presence was indicated by an empty chair -- was the strangest theatrical device anyone could remember seeing at a national political convention.
But Eastwood is no fool. He earned fame for his indisputable talent as an actor, then went on to a late-in-life career as a critically acclaimed filmmaker. He directed "Letters from Iwo Jima" and "Flags of Our Fathers," a pair of moving and sensitive films about the World War II battle for Iwo Jima. The movies were widely praised, and they proved Eastwood, who was well into his 70s when he made them, an intelligent artist.
Let's consider that maybe his convention speech made a point that few commentators grasped.
A vote for Romney is a vote for satin
James Brennan: I think somebody was trying to write "Satan Lives" on that wall but they spelled it "Satin Lives".
Em Lewin: One of those textile worshiping cults no doubt.
From the movie Adventureland
What Jon Stewart said about the speech -- a fist full of awesome
I agree with the point above. This seems like a silly poll.
Assuming that Eastwood called your library and offered to speak I would be disappointed in any librarian that would not allow him to speak because they disagreed with his political views. For a profession that espouses free speech I have run into many librarians that have zero interest in supporting free speech.
What is the point of this overtly political survey?
I do not watch political conventions of either party so I missed Eastwood and his empty chair routine. I do read the news so I know that it happened.
Is Eastwood planning on speaking at libraries? Would I want to ban him because he made a political speech?
Basically don't understand the basis for the survey question.
Say we all answer "yes" or "no" what is the point? Who cares if we would have Eastwood speak at our library because there was no plan to have him speak anyway.
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