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David Sterritt

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231172011

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.001.0001

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From John Huston to Jersey Boys

(p.161) Chapter Six Invictus
The Cinema of Clint Eastwood

David Sterritt

Columbia University Press

This chapter studies Clint Eastwood's films from the 1990s to the present. White Hunter Black Heart (1990) features the protagonist named John Wilson, whose personality and exploits are unabashedly based on those of filmmaker John Huston. In The Rookie (1990), Eastwood plays Nick Pulovski, a longtime cop trying to solve a string of auto thefts connected with a German mob boss. Unforgiven (1992) was among the first films reflecting Eastwood's maturity as a filmmaker, performer, and explorer of the American frontier myth. His later films include In the Line of Fire (1983), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Mystic River (2003), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Changeling (2008), Gran Torino (2008), Invictus (2009), Hereafter (2010), J. Edgar (2011), and Jersey Boys (2014).

Keywords:   White Hunter Black Heart, John Huston, The Rookie, Unforgiven, American frontier myth, The Bridges of Madison County, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Letters from Iwo Jima, Jersey Boys

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