Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Cinema of Clint EastwoodChronicles of America$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Sterritt

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172011

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM COLUMBIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.columbia.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CUPSO for personal use.date: 15 May 2021

Portrait of the Artist as a Major Player

Portrait of the Artist as a Major Player

From Pale Rider to Bird

(p.140) Chapter Five Portrait of the Artist as a Major Player
The Cinema of Clint Eastwood

David Sterritt

Columbia University Press

This chapter analyses Clint Eastwood's films in the 1980s. Pale Rider (1985) follows a gunfighter known only as the Preacher as he rides into a California mining camp besieged by an avaricious landowner, who has enlisted a corrupt sheriff in his campaign to seize the miners' claims. Heartbreak Ridge (1986) is the second war movie directed by Eastwood. Although its story is set in the present day, its title comes from the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge, a month-long clash in the Korean War that produced notably high casualties among American, French, Chinese, and North Korean troops. Bird (1988) is a biopic about Charlie Parker, the legendary alto-sax player known as Yardbird or just Bird to his contemporaneous fans.

Keywords:   Pale Rider, Preacher, Heartbreak Ridge, Korean War, Bird, Charlie Parker

Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .