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The Cinema of Clint Eastwood
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The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

David Sterritt

Abstract

He became a movie star playing The Man With No Name, and today his name is known around the world. Measured by longevity, productivity, and profits, Clint Eastwood is the most successful actor-director-producer in American film history. This book examines the major elements of his career, focusing primarily on his work as a director but also exploring the evolution of his acting style, his long association with screen violence, his interest in jazz, and the political views—sometimes hotly controversial—reflected in his films and public statements. Especially fascinating is the pivotal question ... More

Keywords: Clint Eastwood, film actor, film director, film producer, American film history, screen violence, jazz, political views

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231172011
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Sterritt, author