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Aim for the heart : the films of Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood is one of the world's most popular action stars, who has matured into a fine American producer-director. Entertaining, illuminating and packed with information, up to and including "The Changeling", this is the first book to cover his full life in the movies, from his beginnings in 1950s B-movies and in TV's "Rawhide" to "Gran Torino" showing how as both actor and filmmaker Eastwood aims for the heart of the drama, whatever the story. Howard Hughes follows Eastwood's craft through over 50 movies. He looks at his launch into superstardom in Sergio Le
eBook, English, 2009
I.B. Tauris ; Distributed in the United States and Canada exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, London, New York, 2009
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (xxxi, 252 pages) : illustrations
9781441676184, 9780857710215, 9780857730473, 144167618X, 0857710214, 0857730479
Preface : Aim for the art
Universal casting : the early films
Ridin' easy : Rawhide
pt. 1. The westerns
A fistful of dollars (1964)
For a few dollars more (1965)
The good, the bad and the ugly (1966)
Hang 'em high (1968)
Two mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Joe Kidd (1972)
High plains drifter (1973)
The outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Pale Rider (1985)
Unforgiven (1992)
pt. 2. The cops
Coogan's bluff (1968)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Magnum force (1973)
The enforcer (1976)
The gauntlet (1977)
Sudden impact (1983)
Tightrope (1984)
City heat (1984)
The dead pool (1988)
The rookie (1990)
In the line of fire (1993)
A perfect world (1993)
pt. 3. The lovers
The witches (1967)
Paint your wagon (1968)
The beguiled (1971)
Play Misty for me (1971)
Breezy (1973)
The bridges of Madison County (1995)
pt. 4. The comedies
Every which way but loose (1978)
Bronco Billy (1980)
Any which way you can (1980)
Pink Cadillac (1989)
pt. 5. The dramas
Honkytonk man (1982)
Bird (1988)
White hunter black heart (1990)
Midnight in the garden of good and evil (1997)
Space cowboys (2000)
Mystic river (2003)
Million dollar baby (2004)
pt. 6. The thrillers
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
The Eiger sanction (1975)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Absolute power (1996)
True crime (1999)
Blood work (2002)
pt. 7. The war movies
Where eagles dare (1968)
Kelly's heroes (1970)
Firefox (1982)
Heartbreak ridge (1986)
Flags of our fathers (2006)/Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Eastwood filmography