Clint Eastwood achieved the greatest success of his entire career with ‘El francotirador’, since the film starring Bradley Cooper grossed 547 million dollars, almost ten times what it cost. However, the fact of having a budget of 59 million did not prevent the legendary director from shooting one of the most embarrassing scenes in recent cinema.
This doll is not alive at all
Anyone who has seen ‘The Sniper’ surely knows what scene I am referring to, as it involves a baby that could hardly be less believable. The reason for this unnaturalness is that Eastwood did not hesitate to use a dollbeing evident at all times that what Cooper holds in his arms is not a human being -if there is even a moment in which he uses a finger to move the doll and thus appears to be alive-.
The man also responsible for such mythical titles as ‘Without Forgiveness’ or ‘The Bridges of Madison’ never spoke about it, but who did react to the rain of criticism that there was towards the film was Jason Hallscreenwriter of ‘The sniper’ through a twitter message that he later deleted in which he said:
I hate to spoil your fun, but royal baby number 1 came in with a fever and royal baby number 2 didn’t show up. (In Clint’s voice) Give me that doll, boy.
Let’s keep in mind that Eastwood is known for shooting his films on time and under budget. assigned initially, so it makes sense that he thought that was a good idea, and also that some kind of digital retouching was not necessary once he was able to see the final montage. Obviously, the rest of us disagree.
‘El Francotirador’ is broadcast tonight at 10:00 p.m. on La 1