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Oct 21, 1997
| ISBN 9780679749912
Apr 27, 2011
| ISBN 9780307788139
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Oct 21, 1997 | ISBN 9780679749912
Apr 27, 2011 | ISBN 9780307788139
"Authoritative . . . highly nuanced . . . gives the reader a palpable sense of Mr. Eastwood’s career."–The New York TimesFrom the moment The Man With No Name first fixed the screen with his murderous squint, from the first time audiences heard Dirty Harry Callahan growl "Make my day," Clint Eastwood has been an icon of American manhood in all its coolness and ferocity. But that icon is also an actor of surprising subtlety, a filmmaker of vast intelligence and originality–and an intensely private man who eludes the stereotypes with which his fans and critics try to label him.In this in-depth biography, the distinguished film critic Richard Schickel talks with Eastwood’s family, friends, and colleagues–and, above all, with his notoriously reticent subject–to produce a portrait more astute and revealing than any we have ever had. Following Eastwood from his unstable childhood through his turbulent love affairs, assessing films from A Fistful of Dollars to the Oscar-winning The Unforgiven, and locating the subversive streak of rage and solitude that runs through all his work, Clint Eastwood is candid and endlessly fascinating, an unerring closeup of one of our brightest stars."Exhilarating . . . substantial, insightful, and right."–Newsday
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.
Richard Schickel is a film critic, documentary filmmaker, and movie historian. His books includeConversations with Scorsese; Clint Eastwood: A Biography; Intimate Strangers: The Culture of Celebrity in America; and D. W. Griffith: An American Life. His documentaries include Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin; Woody Allen: A… More about Richard Schickel
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