Clint Eastwood, Actor and Director: New Perspectives

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Leonard Engel
University of Utah Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
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In his recent films -- Unforgiven, Mystic River, and Million Dollar Baby -- Clint Eastwood has revealed himself as a greater figure than moviegoers had imagined him to be. While he has been an exceptionally successful actor, creating iconic characters in two genres, Western and detective films, as a director, his recent films have reached a surprising power, depth, and maturity.
The contributors to this volume revisit and examine his career as an actor and director, and are part of a growing critical evaluation of Eastwood's films. A common thread, however, is their respect for his cinematic storytelling. They examine how he put his individual stamp on particular genres, while extending and enriching our understanding of his achievements.

 

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About the author (2007)

Leonard Engel is chair of the English Department at Quinnipiac University. He is the author of The Big Empty: Essays on the Land as Narrative and Sam Peckinpah's West: New Perspectives (University of Utah Press, 2003).

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