Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production

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U of Minnesota Press, 1993 - Art - 292 pages
'Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood phenomenon, and Paul Smith's superb analysis illuminates the Eastwood persona in all its stunning complexity. As actor, political figure, director, or icon, Eastwood embodies some of the most interesting developments in American mass culture, and Smith moves across the different registers of Eastwood's career with great skill.Judith Mayne, Ohio State University
 

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An important read about a cultural icon. Doesn't deal with his later career as a surprisingly good director, but does deal with his iconic portrayals Read full review

Contents

Genre
19
At the Smithsonian
55
Misogyny
69
Just Entertainment
85
The Opposite of Fascism
101
Amongst Men
121
Who Knows? Maybe It Was You
137
Eastwood Bound
151
Burlesque Body
173
Drugs
191
Performance and Identification
207
The Meaning of Black
225
AuteurFather
243
Coda
263
Bibliography
283
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Paul H. Smith, a retired Army intelligence officer and Operation Desert Storm veteran, spent seven years in the Department of Defense's remote-viewing program, serving as operational remote viewer, theory instructor and trainer, security officer, and unit historian. Smith has a B.A. in Middle Eastern studies from Brigham Young University, and an M.S. in Strategic Intelligence (Middle East emphasis) from the Defense Intelligence College, and is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He is president of Remote Viewing Instructional Services, Inc., and vice president of the nonprofit International Remote Viewing Association.

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