'This wonderful hardbacked tome boasts +250 pages of excellent black-and-white and colour imagery ... Each of Eastwood’s films is broken down into interesting, easy-to-digest detail ... Clint: A Retrospective is of course a "must" for Eastwood fans.' – Screentrade
Over the course of a celebrated and spellbinding career - both on screen and behind the camera - Clint Eastwood has become one of the all-time Hollywood greats. From early starring roles in Sergio Leone's genre-busting spaghetti western A Fistful of Dollars to recent movies such as Gran Torino, he has captivated audiences with his tough guy persona for over forty years. No other other actor has come close to him in defining the straight-talking American hero in the mould of John Wayne and Gary Cooper.
As a director, his films have also received great acclaim. He re-invented the Western genre with Unforgiven, while recent films such as Letters from Iwo Jima and Gran Torino have been hailed as modern classics. He is one of only three living directors to have directed two Best Picture Academy Award winners (for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby) and he has recently completed Invictus with Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela.
This beautifully produced book is the definitive illustrated retrospective of this iconic Hollywood figure. Spanning over sixty films, it features rare images from Clint Eastwood's own archive; it also includes revealing behind-the-scenes photos that show the film-maker at work, as well as many iconic pictures that capture his unforgettable screen performances. The award-winning documentary maker and distinguished critic Richard Schickel contributes an illuminating introduction, along with film commentaries and a comprehensive filmography.