Clint Eastwood

Masters of Cinema


An essential introduction to one of the world’s greatest directors


Bernard Benoliel


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Overview
  • Clint Eastwood (USA, b. 1930) is a veteran among the grand masters of contemporary American cinema, whose rise through the system took a highly unusual form. After playing iconic roles in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns of the 1960s, he returned to Hollywood and underwent a controversial reincarnation as the ultraviolent cop Harry. In the 1970s Eastwood began to direct and, in the style of the great directors of the past, made masterpieces in genres ranging from the western (Unforgiven, 1992) to film noir (Mystic River, 2003), a war epic (Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006), a jazz bio-pic (Bird, 1988), a melodrama (The Bridges of Madison County, 1995) and a sports picture (Million Dollar Baby, 2004). His most recent film, Invictus, takes Eastwood to South Africa and the historic figure of Nelson Mandela, as he continues to explore the question underlying all his films: can human beings overcome experiences of violence and evil?



Specifications

MASTERS OF CINEMA
Essential introductions to the work of the world’s greatest directors

Comprehensive, authoritative, yet concise and accessible monographs on leading figures in the history of cinema

Organized chronologically, from the director’s earliest works to their most recent films

Clear and insightful texts written by some of the world’s most respected specialists – film critics, journalists and scholars

Richly illustrated with 100 images, including film stills, set photographs, film sequences and posters, some of which have rarely been seen before

Useful guide to the seminal films of the best directors

Includes a detailed biography, filmography and plot summaries


 

About the author(s)
Bernard Benoliel is director of cultural initiatives at the Cinémathèque Française. He is a regular contributor to Cinéma magazine.


MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES

Tim Burton
Scorsese on Scorsese
Eastwood on Eastwood
Cannes Cinema
Billy Wilder
Orson Welles
Charlie Chaplin
Ingmar Bergman
Federico Fellini
Alfred Hitchcock
Clint Eastwood
David Lynch