Clint Eastwood: Master Filmmaker at Work
|Author:||Michael R. Goldman|
One of the most renowned and successful film directors in the world, Clint Eastwood grew up in the Depression era 1930s and was a television actor and then a Hollywood star before transforming himself into a filmmaker. Over time, he joined a very short, exclusive list of lifetime achievements in the world of cinema, on the strength of such widely honored efforts as The Outlaw Josey Wales, Bird, Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters from Iwo Jima and Gran Torino. Within the cinema community, Eastwood is universally admired for his approach to filmmaking, With his talent for innovation and craftsmanship, the elegant simplicity of his creative and technical direction, as well as his loyalty to and trust in crew and friends, Eastwood has, over the decades, reinvented or reinvigorated whole genres of cinema and character types. This book, based on extensive interviews with a stellar array of talented filmmaker and actors; including Matt Damon, Leonardo di Caprio, Gene Hackman, Hilary Swank, Forest Whitaker, Morgan Freeman and Ken Watanabe, explains how he did it. Eastwood and his team share their experiences working on his award winning films and explain their widely heralded process through the various stages of filmmaking. And with coverage of all of Eastwood's thirty five films, the book is a full career retrospective as well. The book is comprehensively illustrated with production shots, posters and concept art and film frames, much of its previously unpublished. Steven Spielberg provides a foreword and Morgan Freeman a preface.
An authorized and authoritative exploration of Clint Eastwood's innovative and influential approach to filmmaking, filled with fresh images and covering his entire career.; The book as been created with the full cooperation of Eastwood himself, his production company Malpaso Productions, Warner Brothers and Technicolour. All will work to help make it a success.; Eastwood and many of his collaborates have been interviewed for the book including not only his long time cinematographers, editors and production designers, but also his actors, including Matt Damon, Leonardo di Caprio, Gene Hackman, Hilary Swank, Forest Whitaker, Morgan Freeman and Ken Watanabe.; Clint Eastwood is not only one of the most successful directors in the world, but also a Hollywood legend. Anticipation is rising for J. Edgar.