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Tough ain't enough : new perspectives on the films of Clint Eastwood

Author: Lester D Friedman; David Desser
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Throughout his lengthy career as both an actor and a director, Clint Eastwood has appeared in virtually every major film genre and, at this point in his career, has emerged as one of America's most popular, recognizable, and respected filmmakers. He also remains a controversial figure in the political landscape, often characterized as the most prominent conservative voice in mostly liberal Hollywood. At Eastwood's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood; Clint Eastwood
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester D Friedman; David Desser
ISBN: 9780813586021 081358602X 9780813586014 0813586011
OCLC Number: 1007561507
Description: vi, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Teller and the Tale: An Introduction to the Films of Clint Eastwood / Lester D. Friedman and David Desser --
"I Don't Want Nobody Belonging to Me": Riding the Post-Leone Western / Stephen Prince --
"God/Country/Family": The Military Movies / Lester D. Friedman --
"A Man's Got to Know His Limitations": The Cop Films from Nixon through Reagan / Jonathan Kirshner --
"I'm Not So Tough": Melodrama and Performance in the Later Films / Diane Carson --
"Heroes Are Something We Create": The Biopics / David Sterritt --
"I Am a Camera": The Performative Gaze / Murray Pomerance --
"You Ain't Ugly like Me; It's Just That We Both Got Scars": Women in Eastwood's Films / Lucy Bolton --
"I Know I'm as Blind as a Slab of Concrete, but I'm Not Helpless": The Aging Action Hero / David Desser --
"Seems like We Can't Trust the White Man": The Theater of Race / Alexandra Keller --
Play Music for Me: The Film Scores / Charity Lofthouse.
Responsibility: edited by Lester D. Friedman and David Desser.

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