Eastwood
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Eastwood

by Robert Tanitch
     
 
Clint Eastwood, who enjoyed popular success in the long-running Rawhide television series, shot to international stardom as The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy in the 1960s and to international super-stardom as Dirty Harry in the early 1970s. Forty years later with In the Line of Fire and the Oscar-winning Unforgiven, Mystic

Overview

Clint Eastwood, who enjoyed popular success in the long-running Rawhide television series, shot to international stardom as The Man With No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy in the 1960s and to international super-stardom as Dirty Harry in the early 1970s. Forty years later with In the Line of Fire and the Oscar-winning Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby, he remains at the very top of his profession. As actor, director, producer and composer, his popularity has only grown.

Audiences loved him from the very start. The Eastwood persona — cool, steely, laconic — rarely failed at the box office. Critical acclaim took longer to arrive, but arrive it did. Today he is recognized as a major cinematic talent, his achievements as actor, director and producer universally acknowledged.

In this book, Robert Tanitch chronicles Eastwood's career film by film with wit and clarity, highlighting both Eastwood's performance and the wider values of the film itself. Quotes from contemporary reviews, both British and American, offer independent and sometimes markedly varying critical insights into Clint Eastwood's work.

Eastwood is a handsomely illustrated record of a remarkable career and a celebration of one of the icons of the twentieth and now the twenty-first century.

Robert Tanitch is a playwright, author and critic. His comedies include Call It Love (London and Vienna) Came the Knight (directed by Trevor Nunn at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry) and Highly Confidential (starring Hermione Gingold in London).

He has been the Old Vic Theatre's education projects director and has lectured on Shakespeare and run seminars in England, Australia, Indonesia and Kenya. His first book was A Pictorial Companion to Shakespeare's Plays. Since then he has published a series of highly acclaimed filmographies, including Ralph Richardson, Olivier, Ashcroft, Gielgud, Guinness, The Unknown James Dean, Sean Connery and Brando.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760774472
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.90(d)

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