Title CLINT EASTWOOD: FILMMAKER AND STAR
Book Condition F/NF
Publisher Continuum Intl Pub Group 1994
0826406653 / 9780826406651
Seller ID RWARE0000008441
A wonderful tight clean copy, protected in a new brodart wrapper, no inscri ptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE/BOMC edition. For nearly thirty years, Clint Eastwood has had an unchallenged position as one of Hollywood's biggest and most enduring stars. Always able, it seems, to work within the Hollywood system on his own terms, Eastwood has created a gallery of heroes, many clearly descended from his laconic Man With No Name for Sergio Leone, as well as more vulnerable characters such as the DJ in Play Misty For Me, or even the redneck of Every Which Way But Loose. However, in serious critical discussions of 'seventies and 'eighties cinema, Eastwood's work has mostly been relegated to the sidelines as being "simple" and/or politically reactionary popular entertainment. All this has changed since the rapturous critical reception of Unforgiven (1991), which won Eastwood a well-deserved Academy Award. This book presents Eastwood's work as a body of filmmaking with a crucial place in the mainstream American cinema of the past two decades. It deals with the films in which he starred for other directors, notably Dirty Harry and his other movies with Don Siegel, and films such as Bird of which he was director but not star, as well as his frequent work in both capacities.