RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 276816771 LA English T1 Clint Eastwood and issues of American masculinity A1 Cornell, Drucilla., PB Fordham University Press PP New York YR 2009 SN 9780823230129 0823230120 9780823230136 0823230139 AB "In her fresh and revealing readings of the films, Cornell takes up pressing issues of masculinity as it is caught up in the very definition of ideas of revenge, violence, moral repair, and justice. Eastwood grapples with this involvement of masculinity in and through many of the great symbols of American life, including cowboys, boxing, police dramas, and ultimately war ... Cornell's book is not a traditional book of film criticism or a cinematographic biography. Rather, it is a work of social commentary and ethical philosophy. In a world in which we seem to be losing our grip on shared symbols, along with community itself, Eastwood's films work with the fragmented symbols that remain to us in order to engage masculinity with the most profound moral and ethical issues facing us today."--Publisher's description.