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The ethical vision of Clint Eastwood

Author: Sara Anson Vaux
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood icon, with five Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and numerous other accolades for his work as an actor, director, producer, and composer. Yet because he rose to fame in "spaghetti westerns" and Dirty Harry shoot-em-ups, few critics have ventured to explore Eastwood's philosophical, ethical, and artistic agenda as an intellectual filmmaker. Addressing this void, film scholar Sara  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Clint Eastwood; Clint (Schauspieler) Eastwood; Clint Eastwood
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Anson Vaux
ISBN: 9780802862952 0802862950
OCLC Number: 719426752
Description: xvii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. The Angel of Death (The Avenging Angel) --
High Plains Drifter --
The Outlaw Josey Wales --
Pale Rider --
Unforgiven --
II. The Mysteries of Life --
Mystic River --
Million Dollar Baby --
Changeling --
Bird --
III. Eternal War or the Dawn of Peace? --
Flags of Our Fathers --
Letters from Iwo Jima --
Gran Torino --
Invictus --
IV. Hereafter: Eastwood and the Reconciling Community --
Hereafter: Beyond a Perfect World? --
The Gathering, the Meal, and the Reconciling Community --
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Responsibility: Sara Anson Vaux.

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Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood icon, with five Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and numerous other accolades for his work as an actor, director, producer, and composer. Yet because he rose to fame in "spaghetti westerns" and Dirty Harry shoot-em-ups, few critics have ventured to explore Eastwood's philosophical, ethical, and artistic agenda as an intellectual filmmaker. Addressing this void, film scholar Sara Anson Vaux analyzes fifteen of Eastwood's best-known films from narrative, artistic, and thematic perspectives. She traces the nuanced development of Eastwood's unfolding moral vision over a forty-year continuum, showing how this vision has grown more sophisticated even as many of the motifs expressing it--justice, confession, war and peace, the gathering, the search for a perfect world--have remained the same [Publisher description].

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Jolyon Mitchell-- author of Media Violence and Christian Ethics"Engaging, fluent, and original, this book is a 'must-read' for film scholars, movie enthusiasts, and anyone interested in Clint Read more...

 
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