Clint Eastwood: A Biography

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 27, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 568 pages
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Through extensive, exclusive interviews with Eastwood (and the friends and colleagues of a lifetime), Time magazine film critic Richard Schickel has penetrated a complex character who has always been understood too quickly, too superficially. Schickel pierces Eastwood's monumental reserve to reveal the anger and the shyness, the shrewdness and frankness, the humor and powerful will that have helped make him what he is today. of photos.


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User Review  - JoeCottonwood - LibraryThing

I started reading this because I know somebody who is a personal friend of Clint. But - jeez - 500 pages is more information than I need about the man, especially when some of it is Richard Schickel ... Read full review

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User Review  - ebookguy - LibraryThing

I was disappointed as I thought it would more about him than critiquing each film. After reading it I realized the author was a film critic so I got what I paid for but was still let down. Read full review

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Richard Schickel has been reviewing movies--first for Life, then for Time--for exactly as long as Clint Eastwood has been starring in them. He is the author of many books about film and filmmakers, among them The Disney Version, the definitive study of Walt Disney and his works; D. W. Griffith: An American Life, which won the British Film Institute Book Prize; and The Men Who Made the Movies, on the directors of the classic Hollywood age. For more than two decades he has been making television documentaries, mainly about the history of movies. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship and has taught film history and criticism at Yale and USC. He lives in Los Angeles.

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