RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 236143212 LA English T1 Clint Eastwood : evolution of a filmmaker A1 Foote, John H., PB Praeger PP Westport, Conn. YR 2009 SN 9780313352478 031335247X AB "In Clint Eastwood's early directorial efforts, there was little to suggest that this was the man who would become the guiding force behind such sublime works as Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, and Letters from Iwo Jima. Yet before our eyes, Eastwood has evolved not only as a director, but also as an actor, a screenwriter, a producer, and a score composer, to become one of the most revered figures in Hollywood." "Perhaps it is because he started out in Hollywood with such little influence on the final product that he now demonstrates such a strong desire to collaborate with others and provide help wherever he can. In addition to casting off his reputation as a hack and accumulating two Oscar nominations for Best Actor over the past 15 years, he has guided other actors to no less than three Academy Award wins. The executives love him because he has made them money over the years - occasionally even "making one for them" in exchange for financial backing on other projects. Critics love him because of the care he takes in creating his films. Audience love him because he has never lost his sense of entertainment even as his artistry has matured." "Now a two-time Academy Award winner for best director, twice winner of the Directors Guild of America Award for best director, and recipient of countless other critics prizes and nominations in multiple capacities. Eastwood stand alongside Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg as one of the finest directors working in modern cinema." "Here, John Foote examines the long, impressive, and unlikely film career of a man who fought against expectations to forge his own way and become one of this generation's finest filmmakers. Each chapter examines a different film, beginning with Play Misty for Me (1971) and High Plains Drifter (1973) and extending to his 21st-century films Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Mags of Our Fathers (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) and Changeling (2008). This book is, in the author's own words, "a study of how Eastwood managed to quietly get to this level - and a celebration of his gifts as an artist.""--Jacket.