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Persistence of double vision : essays on Clint Eastwood

Autore: William Beard
Editore: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, ©2000.
Serie: Currents (Edmonton, Alta.)
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Clint Eastwood represents probably the single strongest icon of heroic masculinity in popular cinema over the past quarter-century. Yet this icon seems continually to deconstruct its own stature through ironic allusion and gesture. Perhaps there is more to this player of hyperbolic manliness than first meets the eye." "William Beard examines Eastwood's unique position as cinematic icon and creative filmmaker,  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Essays
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Persona incaricata: Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood, Schauspieler.
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento {1} {2}
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: William Beard
{0} 088864356X 9780888643568
Numero OCLC: 45888538
Descrizione: xv, 193 pages ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Between classical and postmodern --
Heroic deconstruction: or, Is Clint Eastwood possible? --
Unforgiven: anatomy of a murderer --
Eastwood the father --
A perfect world: there is no good father --
Absolute power and True crime: postscripts of disavowal --
The beguiled and Play misty for me: he who lives by the sword --
Eastwood, auteur and metteu-en-scène.
Titolo della serie: Currents (Edmonton, Alta.)
Responsabilità: William Beard.
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"Clint Eastwood represents probably the single strongest icon of heroic masculinity in popular cinema over the past quarter-century. Yet this icon seems continually to deconstruct its own stature through ironic allusion and gesture. Perhaps there is more to this player of hyperbolic manliness than first meets the eye." "William Beard examines Eastwood's unique position as cinematic icon and creative filmmaker, Award-winning director, producer, star, and now politician. Eastwood has evolved from problematic characters like the Man With No Name and Dirty Harry to become one of American cinema's best-respected figures. Through detailed readings of many individual films including the masterful Unforgiven and A Perfect World, Beard helps us to understand the is/not qualities of the charismatic Eastwood figure."--Jacket.

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"[A]n illuminating look not only at Eastwood's development through some of his major films, but also. of American values over a forty-year period." -Anne Lancashire, University of Toronto Quarterly, Per saperne di più…

 
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