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Clint Eastwood In CdA: Make My Day

A friend sent me an e-mail early Friday morning. It said, “I rarely envy other people’s jobs, but how cool is it to have your photo next to Clint Eastwood’s on the cover of the Today section?” I jokingly wrote back, “Yes, it was great working with him.” But that gave me an idea. What if a few of Clint’s various productions had been set in Spokane? How would the stories have been different? Just imagine. “Rawhide”: Instead of working on cattle drives, Rowdy Yates would have worn a hard hat and toiled on a road construction crew. “Head ’em up. Move ’em out.” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”: A county commission’s meetings brought to the big screen. “There’s really not too much future with a sawed-off runt like you”/Paul Turner, SR. More here.

Question And what if Clint Eastwood's various productions had been set in Coeur d'Alene or some other North Idaho site. How would that have affected the story line?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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