Clint

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Author: Richard Schickel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786750181

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Page: N.A

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Clint Eastwood

A Retrospective

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Author: Richard Schickel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786750389

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Page: 260

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Kazan Revisited

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Author: Lisa Dombrowski

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819570850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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A groundbreaking filmmaker dogged by controversy in both his personal life and career, Elia Kazan was one of the most important directors of postwar American cinema. In landmark motion pictures such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass, Kazan crafted an emotionally raw form of psychological realism. His reputation has rested on his Academy award-winning work with actors, his provocative portrayal of sexual, moral, and generational conflict, and his unpopular decision to name former colleagues as Communists before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952. But much of Kazan’s influential cinematic legacy remains unexamined. Arriving in the wake of his centenary, Kazan Revisited engages and moves beyond existing debates regarding Kazan’s contributions to film, tackling the social, political, industrial, and aesthetic significance of his work from a range of critical perspectives. Featuring essays by established film critics and scholars such as Richard Schickel (Time), Victor Navasky (The Nation), Mark Harris (Entertainment Weekly), Kent Jones (Film Comment), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Essential Cinema, 2004), Jeanine Basinger (The Star Machine, 2007), and Leo Braudy (On the Waterfront, 2008), this book is a must for diehard cinephiles and those new to Kazan alike. Contributors include: JEANINE BASINGER, LEO BRAUDY, LISA DOMBROWSKI, HADEN GUEST, MARK HARRIS, KENT JONES, PATRICK KEATING, SAVANNAH LEE, BRENDA MURPHY, VICTOR NAVASKY, BRIAN NEVE, JONATHAN ROSENBAUM, RICHARD SCHICKEL, ANDREW TRACY, and SAM WASSON.

Clint Eastwood

Interviews, Revised and Updated

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Author: Robert E. Kapsis,Kathie Coblentz

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617036641

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Clint Eastwood (b. 1930) is the only popular American dramatic star to have shaped his own career almost entirely through films of his own producing, frequently under his own direction; no other dramatic star has directed himself so often. He is also one of the most prolific active directors, with thirty-three features to his credit since 1971. As a star, he is often recalled primarily for two early roles--the "Man with No Name" of three European-made Westerns, and the uncompromising cop "Dirty" Harry Callahan. But on his own as a director, Eastwood has steered a remarkable course. A film industry insider who works through the established Hollywood system and respects its traditions, he remains an outsider by steadfastly refusing to heed cultural and aesthetic trends in film production and film style. His films as director have examined an eclectic variety of themes, ranging from the artist's life to the nature of heroism, while frequently calling into question the ethos of masculinity and his own star image. Yet they have remained accessible to a popular audience worldwide. With two Best Director and two Best Picture Oscars to his credit, Eastwood now ranks among the most highly honored living filmmakers. These interviews range over the more than four decades of Eastwood's directorial career, with an emphasis on practical filmmaking issues and his philosophy as a filmmaker. Nearly a third are from European sources--several appearing here in English for the first time.

Physical Evidence

Selected Film Criticism

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Author: Kent Jones

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819568441

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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The first collection from this distinguished American movie critic

Steven Spielberg

A Retrospective

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Author: Richard Schickel,Steven Spielberg

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781402796500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

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Provides an analysis of the famed director's forty years worth of films, including Jaws, Schindler's List, and War Horse.

Clint Eastwood

Mannen, myten, ikonen

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Author: Michael Tapper

Publisher: Svenska Historiska Media Förlag AB

ISBN: 918726353X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Första svenska biografin om kulturfenomenet Clint Eastwood! Mannen. Myten. Ikonen. Varumärket. På film, i politiken. Älskad och hatad som få. Kallad såväl fascist som politiskt korrekt liberal. Clint Eastwood lämnar ingen oberörd och därför är det hög tid för en bok om honom. I den första svenska biografin skärskådas en av Hollywoods längsta och mest framgångsrika karriärer både framför och bakom kameran. Oavsett om man ser honom som stor konstnär eller som dussinprodukt, stjärna eller uppblåst B-skådis, är Clint Eastwood ett globalt kulturfenomen att ta på allvar. Clint Eastwood är en arketypisk amerikansk historia. Hans släkt har anor tillbaka till 1600-talet i USA, och under följande sekel tillhörde de pionjärerna som sökte sig västerut. Hans liv är en klassisk framgångssaga från födseln 1930 i ett enkelt hem i Oakland, Kalifornien, till att bli en av Hollywoods mest säljande stjärnor och viktigaste regissörer. I en mediedominerad tid blev han ett säljande varumärke, och hans medvetna marknadsföring av sig själv suddade ut gränsen mellan privatpersonen och hans roller. Likt föregångaren John Wayne och efterföljaren Arnold Schwarzenegger gjorde han sig till ikon, först för 1980-talets konservativa vindar, senare för den liberala motreaktionen. Inte undra på att såväl hans skådespelarinsatser som regiarbeten väckt ett så starkt intresse. Ingen som vill förstå amerikansk samtidshistoria, kultur och politik kan undgå Clint Eastwood. Den här första svenska biografin går bakom myten och mediebilden för att förstå honom som kulturellt och politiskt fenomen.

Conversations with Scorsese

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Author: Richard Schickel

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780307595461

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Now with a new afterword: the history and process of moviemaking in general, and of Martin Scorsese's brilliant and varied films in particular, through the words and wit of the master director. With Richard Schickel as the canny and intelligent guide, these conversations take us deep into Scorsese's life and work. He reveals which films are most autobiographical, and what he was trying to explore and accomplish in other films. He explains his personal style and describes many of the rewarding artistic and personal relationships of his career, including collaborations with Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Jack Nicholson, and Leonardo DiCaprio. An invaluable illumination and appreciation of one of our most admired film directors.

Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

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Author: Drucilla Cornell

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823230147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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In this risk-taking book, a major feminist philosopher engages the work of the actor and director who has progressed from being the stereotypical man's manto pushing the boundaries of the very genres-the Western, the police thriller, the war or boxing movie-most associated with American masculinity. Cornell's highly appreciative encounter with the films directed by Clint Eastwood revolve around the questions What is it to be a good man?and What is it to be, not just an ethical person, but specifically an ethical man?Focusing on Eastwood as a director rather than as an actor or cultural icon, she studies Eastwood in relation to major philosophical and ethical themes that have been articulated in her own life's work.In her fresh and revealing readings of the films, Cornell takes up pressing issues of masculinity as it is caught up in the very definition of ideas of revenge, violence, moral repair, and justice. Eastwood grapples with this involvement of masculinity in and through many of the great symbols of American life, including cowboys, boxing, police dramas, and ultimately war-perhaps the single greatest symbol of what it means (or is supposed to mean) to be a man. Cornell discusses films from across Eastwood's career, from his directorial debut with Play Misty for Me to Million Dollar Baby.Cornell's book is not a traditional book of film criticism or a cinematographic biography. Rather, it is a work of social commentary and ethical philosophy. In a world in which we seem to be losing our grip on shared symbols, along with community itself, Eastwood's films work with the fragmented symbols that remain to us in order to engage masculinity with the most profound moral and ethical issues facing us today.

Clint Eastwood

interviews

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Author: Clint Eastwood,Kathie Coblentz

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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As a star, Clint Eastwood is recalled primarily for two early roles--the "Man With No Name" of three European-made Westerns and "Dirty" Harry Callahan, the uncompromising cop who spoke softly and carried a big gun in five movies. But like few other stars, Eastwood has shaped his own career by appearing almost exclusively in films he produced or co-produced, frequently under his own direction. No other contemporary dramatic star has directed himself so often. His acclaim as a director began in the late '70s and reached a peak with the 1992 release of his Oscar-winning Unforgiven. Eastwood has steered a remarkable course as an independent filmmaker. He is a film industry insider who works through the established Hollywood system, yet he remains an outsider by steadfastly refusing to heed cultural and aesthetic trends in film production and film style. Films he has directed have examined artists' lives ( Honkytonk Man, 1982; Bird, 1988; White Hunter, Black Heart, 1990) and called into question his own star image ( The Gauntlet, 1977; Bronco Billy, 1980; Unforgiven, 1992) while remaining accessible to a popular audience. The interviews collected here range over the nearly three decades of Eastwood's directorial career. Their emphasis is on practical filmmaking issues and on his philosophy of filmmaking. Nearly half are from British and European sources. The latter, appearing in English for the first time, show how Europeans were praising him as a director while many American critics had not yet acknowledged him as an actor of merit. Robert E. Kapsis, author of Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation, is a professor of sociology and film studies at Queens College, CUNY. Since 1995 he has been executive producer of American Film Masters. Kathie Coblentz is a special collections cataloger at The New York Public Library. She also works on the American Film Mastersseries.

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A Retrospective by the Grand Master of Fantastic Art

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Author: Frank Frazetta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887424714

Category: Art

Page: 207

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Profiles the career of the influential artist and offers reproductions of many of his famous works, as well as uncollected and previously unpublished paintings and drawings.

Clint

The Biography of Cinema's Greatest Ever Star

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Author: Douglas Thompson

Publisher: Blake Publishing

ISBN: 9781844544462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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Over four decades, Clint Eastwood has become a Hollywood legend, with his success on both sides of the camera assuring him a place in cinema history. Born the son of a steel worker in 1930, Eastwood’s drive for success led him to his first break, in 1959, on the TV series Rawhide. Eastwood broke from television in 1964 with A Fistful of Dollars—his steely gaze and strong, silent screen presence made the film a surprise box-office smash. In 1971, his performance in Dirty Harry cemented his reputation as an electrifying talent, and he has since gone on to star in and direct some of the most memorable films in Hollywood history. Now, drawing on exclusive interviews with the star, Douglas Thompson gives us a definitive portrait as Clint reveals the personal highlights of one of the most celebrated careers in cinema history.

Clint Eastwood

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Author: Christopher Frayling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Horizons West: The Western from John Ford to Clint Eastwood

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Author: Jim Kitses

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844570195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

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When first published in 1969, Horizons West was immediately recognised as the definitive critical account of the Western film and some of its key directors. This greatly expanded new edition is, like the original, written in a graceful, penetrating and absorbingly readable style.

Clint Eastwood

Billion Dollar Man

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Author: Douglas Thompson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

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Over four decades, Clint Eastwood has become a Hollywood legend, with his success on both sides of the camera assuring him a place in cinema history. Born the son of a steel worker in 1930, Eastwood’s drive for success led him to his first break, in 1959, on the TV series Rawhide. Eastwood broke from television in 1964 with A Fistful of Dollars—his steely gaze and strong, silent screen presence made the film a surprise box-office smash. In 1971, his performance in Dirty Harry cemented his reputation as an electrifying talent, and he has since gone on to star in and direct some of the most memorable films in Hollywood history. Now, drawing on exclusive interviews with the star, Douglas Thompson gives us a definitive portrait.

Spielberg

A Retrospective

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Author: Richard Schickel,Steven Spielberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516089

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 278

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This title presents an insiders perspective on Spielberg's legendary achievements. Impeccably designed and illustrated with over 400 superb images (including behind-the-scenes photos from DreamWorks' own archives), it's the ultimate tribute to a movie making icon.