Clint Eastwood

A Retrospective
Author: Richard Schickel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786750389
Category:
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Clint

The Life and Legend
Author: Patrick McGilligan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312290320
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 612
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A biography of a Hollywood legend peels back the mystery surrounding Clint Eastwood to reveal a rebel with a clear vision of human existence.

Clint Eastwood

Master Filmmaker at Work
Author: Michael Goldman
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419703881
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 240
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Offers an exploration of his influential filmmaking methods, illustrated with unit photography, key art, production design sketches, and film frames, and covering all of Eastwood's thirty-two films.

American Rebel

The Life of Clint Eastwood
Author: Marc Eliot
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307336891
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 383
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The best-selling biographer of Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart profiles the critically acclaimed performer known for such films as Dirty Harry, tracing his rise from a disaffected youth to a dynamic Hollywood actor, producer and director. Reprint. A best-selling book.

Clint Eastwood: Icon

The Essential Film Art Collection
Author: David Frangioni
Publisher: Insight Editions
ISBN: 9781683833055
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 240
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Featuring rare, outstanding additional content, Clint Eastwood: Icon is the definitive collection of film art and material representing Clint Eastwood’s legendary career as seen through the original iconic artwork. Clint Eastwood is a nameless vigilante, a vengeful detective, a bare-knuckle boxer, a Secret Service agent, and countless other definitive screen archetypes now embedded in our shared pop-culture consciousness. However you define him, Clint Eastwood has a powerful and extremely recognizable image that exists as something beyond the narratives of his films. Featuring a wealth of additional content, this new edition of Clint Eastwood: Icon presents an unprecedented collection of film art and rare material surrounding the legendary actor. This comprehensive trove gathers together poster art, lobby cards, standees, Italian Spaghetti Western Premier posters, studio ads, and esoteric film memorabilia from around the world. From his early roles as the nameless gunslinger in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti Westerns, to the vigilante films of the 1970s and 1980s, through his directorial roles and latest releases, Clint Eastwood: Icon captures the powerful presence that turned Eastwood into the definitive American hero.

LIFE Icons Clint Eastwood


Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publisher: Life
ISBN: 9781618930347
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 96
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To launch our new line of LIFE books celebrating legendary figures in our world, who better than Clint Eastwood? He is an icon among icons, a titanic figure in movie history still going strong at age 82. The recent dustup over his "Halftime in America" ad during the Super Bowl only confirms how large Eastwood looms in the American imagination: He is a Will Rogers or John Wayne walking among us. Clinton Eastwood Jr. was born in San Francisco, and nothing about him might have presaged his future except for rugged good looks. Those alone were enough to get him a supporting role in the TV series "Rawhide" in 1959. LIFE magazine was a weekly chronicler of Hollywood at the time, and we have been on the Eastwood case ever since: the spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, etc.); the Dirty Harry movies; the directorial efforts, beginning with Play Misty for Me and right up through Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino; even the sideline jobs-his love of jazz piano and his career as a composer; his nonpartisan mayoralty of his chosen California town, Carmel-by-the-Sea. LIFE has visited Eastwood at home and even played golf with him on his own course overlooking the Pacific, and this will be an up-close-and-personal look at a man who is, perhaps as much as any American, too often seen as mere symbol. LIFE's new book series, ICONS, will present the famous in a way that allows our readers to know these people-often in a way they had never known them before.

Roman Polanski: A Retrospective


Author: James Greenberg
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781419707216
Category: Art
Page: 288
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A tribute to the prolific director offers commentary on all nineteen of his feature films and features hundreds of still photographs and behind-the-scenes images.

Film on Paper

The Inner Life of Movies
Author: Richard Schickel
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 9781566637596
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 292
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Presents essay reprints from Richard Schickel's "The Los Angeles Times Book Review," intended as a review of books about the movie industry but instead comments about different groups of players within the industry.

Keepers

The Greatest Films - and Personal Favorites - of a Moviegoing Lifetime
Author: Richard Schickel
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307277879
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 320
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After six decades of writing about film, acclaimed critic Richard Schickel generously shares Keepers, a history of film as he's seen and lived it. Here is a tour of his favorites from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Pulp Fiction, and a master class in what makes a film soar or flop. Schickel reminds us of the subjective art of film criticism, highlighting above all the true gems, the immortal moments of transcendent "movie magic"--the scenes, characters, lines, shots, scores, and even lighting cues--that have stuck with him over a lifetime of movie-watching. Buster Keaton, His Girl Friday, Ingrid Bergman, Taxi Driver, Star Wars, Stanley Kubrick--Schickel reveals all the films and the forces behind them that have kept him coming back for more.

Clint Eastwood

A Biography
Author: Sara Anson Vaux
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781440829970
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 197
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Clint Eastwood—actor, director, composer, musician, and politician—is undeniably one of the most prolific and accomplished celebrities of the modern age. This book provides insights into Eastwood's life and entire career, from early television appearances to recent award-winning films.

Once Upon a Time in Italy

The Westerns of Sergio Leone
Author: Christopher Frayling
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 240
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An illustrated exploration of the mid-twentieth-century filmmaker's "spaghetti westerns" considers his role in defining the genre, his visual style and elliptical storytelling methods, and his creation of such works as A Fistful of Dollars and Once Upon a Time in the West. 12,500 first printing.

Steven Spielberg

A Retrospective
Author: Richard Schickel,Steven Spielberg
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402796500
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 278
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Provides an analysis of the famed director's forty years worth of films, including Jaws, Schindler's List, and War Horse.

Clint Eastwood

Interviews, Revised and Updated
Author: Robert E. Kapsis,Kathie Coblentz
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1617036633
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 275
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Clint Eastwood (b. 1930) is the only popular American dramatic star to have shaped his own career almost entirely through films of his own producing, frequently under his own direction; no other dramatic star has directed himself so often. He is also one of the most prolific active directors, with thirty-three features to his credit since 1971. As a star, he is often recalled primarily for two early roles--the "Man with No Name" of three European-made Westerns, and the uncompromising cop "Dirty" Harry Callahan. But on his own as a director, Eastwood has steered a remarkable course. A film industry insider who works through the established Hollywood system and respects its traditions, he remains an outsider by steadfastly refusing to heed cultural and aesthetic trends in film production and film style. His films as director have examined an eclectic variety of themes, ranging from the artist's life to the nature of heroism, while frequently calling into question the ethos of masculinity and his own star image. Yet they have remained accessible to a popular audience worldwide. With two Best Director and two Best Picture Oscars to his credit, Eastwood now ranks among the most highly honored living filmmakers. These interviews range over the more than four decades of Eastwood's directorial career, with an emphasis on practical filmmaking issues and his philosophy as a filmmaker. Nearly a third are from European sources--several appearing here in English for the first time.

You Must Remember this

The Warner Bros. Story
Author: Richard Schickel,George C. Perry
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 9780762434183
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 479
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Describes the history of the Warner Brothers production company from its origins in the 1920s to the present, highlighting the key films created by the company.

Intimate Strangers

The Culture of Celebrity in America
Author: Richard Schickel
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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This book ranges through our culture for examples of how celebrity shapes our world and bends out minds.

Any Gun Can Play

The Essential Guide to Euro-westerns
Author: Kevin Grant,Franco Nero
Publisher: FAB Press
ISBN: 9781903254615
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 479
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Sergio Leone's famed Dollars trilogy sparked a gold-rush, as a legion of European film-makers went on to make in excess of 600 Westerns in just 10 years. Massively popular, stylish and baroque, Euro-Westerns became box-office sensations around the world and their influence can still be felt today. Any Gun Can Play spotlights the many actors, directors and poster artists who changed the look of the Western and dragged it into the modern age. Complete with a foreword by Euro-Western legend Franco Nero.

Bill Gold

Posterworks
Author: Christopher Frayling,Jake Noakes
Publisher: Reel Art Press
ISBN: 9780956648716
Category: Art
Page: 448
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Bill Gold created movie posters for over two thousand films. This stunning volume is a celebration of his extraordinary talent. With a foreword from Clint Eastwood, Bill Gold is a unique 450 page collector's opus detailing the artist's creative process, his army days, early career and posters for Casablanca, A Streetcar Named Desire, Dial M For Murder, My Fair Lady, Get Carter, Dirty Harry, The Untouchables, Unforgiven and hundreds more. Also included in the set is the folio of six previously unpublished, limited edition prints (each numbered out of 1500).

Charlie Chan: The Untold Story of the Honorable Detective and His Rendezvous with American History


Author: Yunte Huang
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393079166
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Winner of the 2011 Edgar Award for Best Critical/Biographical Book and Shortlisted for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography: "An ingenious and absorbing book…It will permanently change the way we tell this troubled yet gripping story." —Jonathan Spence Hailed as “irrepressibly spirited and entertaining” (Pico Iyer, Time) and “a fascinating cultural survey” (Paul Devlin, Daily Beast), this provocative first biography of Charlie Chan presents American history in a way that it has never been told before. Yunte Huang ingeniously traces Charlie Chan from his real beginnings as a bullwhip-wielding detective in territorial Hawaii to his reinvention as a literary sleuth and Hollywood film icon. Huang finally resurrects the “honorable detective” from the graveyard of detested postmodern symbols and reclaims him as the embodiment of America’s rich cultural diversity. The result is one of the most critically acclaimed books of the year and a “deeply personal . . . voyage into racial stereotyping and the humanizing force of story telling” (Donna Seaman, Los Angeles Times).

Woody Allen

A Retrospective
Author: Tom Shone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781786750013
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses
Page: 287
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Tichý

Dedicated to the Women of Kyjov
Author: Miroslav Tichý,Roman Buxbaum,Harald Szeemann
Publisher: Walther Konig
ISBN: 9783865604590
Category: Photography
Page: 204
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"Photography is something concrete, a perception, what you see with your eyes. And it happens so fast that you may not see anything at all! To photograph is to paint with light! The flaws are part of it. That's what makes the poetry. And for that you need a bad camera. If you want to be famous, you have to be worse at something than everyone else in the world! --Miroslav Tichy "After studying at the Academy of Arts in Prague, Miroslav Tichy, born in 1926 in the former Czechoslovakia, withdrew to a life of isolation in his hometown of Kyjov. In the late 1950s, he stopped painting and, during his daily walks, began to take photographs of women with cameras he made by hand. He mounted his prints on handmade frames and added finishing touches in pencil, shifting from photography to drawing. Disregarding the rules of photography, for four decades Tichy created a large oeuvre of poetic, dreamlike views of female beauty. A former neighbor, Roman Buxbaum, discovered Tichy's hidden work in the 1980s and has been documenting and collecting it ever since. In 2004, the esteemed international curator Harald Szeemann mounted the first solo exhibition of the nearly 80-year-old artist. That same year, Tichy was given the Rencontres d'Arles Photographie Discovery Award and the Kunsthaus Zurich organized a large retrospective. Solo exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art (MMK) Frankfurt followed in 2008. Tichy does not see his exhibitions, for he no longer leaves his house. This beautifully produced, thorough volume collects the work--perfectly.