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by Richard Schickel with an introduction by Clint Eastwood
Over the course of a celebrated and spellbinding career – both on screen and behind the camera – Clint Eastwood has become one of the all-time Hollywood greats. From early starring roles in Sergio Leone’s genre busting Spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars to recent movies such as Gran Torino, he has captivated audiences with his tough guy persona for over forty years.
This beautifully produced book is the definitive retrospective of this great movie icon. It features rare images from the Warner Bros. archive and revealing behind-the-scenes photos that show the film-maker at work, as well as dramatic pictures that capture his unforgettable screen performances.
The award-winning film critic Richard Schickel contributes an illuminating assessment and perceptive commentary on each film. This new, large format paperback edition is updated to include Eastwood’s latest films, as an actor in Trouble with the Curve and the director of Sully.
Author Richard Schickel is an award-winning film critic and documentary filmmaker who has written over thirty books, among them The Disney Version; Brando: A Life in Our Times; You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story; Clint Eastwood: A Retrospective and, most recently, Conversations with Scorsese. He has also produced some thirty documentaries including, Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin; Woody Allen: A Life in Film; Scorsese on Scorsese, and The Eastwood Factor. Schickel was a film critic for Life and Time for forty-three years, received an honorary doctorate from the American Film Institute, and has held a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also been awarded the British Film Institute Book Prize and the National Board of Review’s William K. Everson Award for his contributions to film history.
"This wonderful tome boasts +250 pages of excellent black-and-white and colour imagery...Each of Eastwood's films is broken down into interesting, easy-to-digest detail...Clint: A Retrospective is of course a 'must' for Eastwood fans."