Does Osborne feel lucky? Clint Eastwood writes to government over axing of UK Film Council

The philistines in the Treasury presumably thought the artsy luvvies of British cinema would be a complete pushover when they announced the closure of the UK Film Council against all economic sense. They clearly hadn’t bargained on the involvement of Clint “Dirty Harry” Eastwood, who has sent a letter to George Osborne warning of the potential impact on film making in Britain.

Quotes from the correspondence can be seen here, but Scrapbook would like to think the salutation went along the following lines:

I know what you’re thinking, Osborne. “Have you cut £6bn or only £5bn?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as we’re the creative establishment, one of the most powerful constituencies in the world, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do you feel lucky?

Well, do ya, punk?

Hat-tip: @archy_bold

One Comment

  1. @archy_bold Thanks for this. Have hat-tipped at the bottom :-) http://is.gd/ea5e6

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  11. RT @Jessica_Asato: This has got to be my favourite blogpost of the day: http://bit.ly/bEMIec Thanks @psbook! << No worries :-)

  12. RT @psbook: Does Osborne feel lucky? Clint Eastwood writes to government over axing of UK Film Council http://is.gd/ea5e6

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  14. Lady Muck says:

    @krishgm Have you seen this? RT @Will Straw RT @psbook: Clint Eastwood writes to governmnt over axing of UK Film Council http://is.gd/ea5e6

  15. Lady Muck says:

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  16. Jenna says:

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  17. Rezina says:

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  18. Fred Barboo says:

    Why is his opinion relevant? The funding remains, just not the 75 people it took to distribute it. Do you think he actually read the proposal? Did you? Or are we getting our positions from the Metro?

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