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The films of Clint Eastwood : critical perspectives

Author: Matt Wanat; Leonard Engel
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a collection, these essays show that none of these themes account for Eastwood's entire vision, which is multifaceted and often contradictory, dramatizing complex issues in powerful, character-driven narratives.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Films of Clint Eastwood.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017049040
Named Person: Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Wanat; Leonard Engel
ISBN: 9780826359537 0826359531
OCLC Number: 1010580036
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction by Matt Wanat and Leonard Engel; Chapter One. The Eiger Sanction by Mark Maynard; Chapter Two. Forced into Heroism by Edward Lamberti; Chapter Three. Why are We Stuck in Low-Earth Orbit? by W.D. Phillips; Chapter Four. Empowering the Victim by Raymond Foery; Chapter Five. Manufactured in America by Craig Rinne; Chapter Six. The Real War that Got Into the Movies by John Streamas; Chapter Seven. Captain of My Soul by John M. Gourlie. Chapter Eight. Cultural Hero-Systems in Shane, Gran Torino, and American Sniper by Glenda PritchettChapter Nine. â#x80;#x9C;Life Takers and Heart Breakersâ#x80;#x9D;: Moral Injury in Clint Eastwoodâ#x80;#x99;s War Films by Kathleen Brown and Brett Westbrook; Chapter Ten. Another Fistful by David Buchanan; Chapter Eleven. The Legend by Landon Lutrick; Chapter Twelve. With Some Trepidation, I Suggested that We See American Sniper Together by Dennis Rothermel; Chapter Thirteen. American Sniper and the Critics by Leonard Engel. Chapter Fourteen. â#x80;#x9C;The First Cut Is the Most Important Cutâ#x80;#x9D;: An Interview with Joel Cox by Paul SeydorAfterword by Drucilla Cornell; Filmography; Contributors; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Matt Wanat and Leonard Engel.

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The indefatigable Clint Eastwood, the great old man of American film, is still controversial after all these years. Many of the critical essays in this collection focus on Eastwood's 2014 American  Read more...

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"These essays interrogate the persona of Eastwood and his artistic output with insight and intelligence. . . . A timely, worthy, necessary scholarly contribution--and intervention--on Eastwood. Read more...

 
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