This is a richly illustrated retrospective of an icon, with an introduction from Clint Eastwood. This stunning volume presents a chronological look at the Oscar winner's work. It features fascinating photographs with incisive commentary by personal friend, Richard Schickel. Its release coincides with Clint's 80th birthday in May 2010. This richly illustrated, authorised retrospective celebrates the life and films of Clint Eastwood. It is written by renowned "Time" magazine film critic Richard Schickel and with an introduction by the legend himself. This stunning volume presents a chronological look at his astonishing body of work, with special emphasis on "Dirty Harry (1971)", "The Outlaw Josie Wales (1976)", "Tightrope (1984)", "Bird (1988)", "Unforgiven (1992)", "Mystic River (2003)", "Million Dollar Baby (2004)", "Gran Torino (2008)" and his newest, "Invictus", starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman. Movie stills from memorable screen performances and revealing behind-the-scenes photos that show the filmmaker on the set are accompanied by Richard Schickel's incisive commentary.
Richard Schickel is the author of more than thirty books. He is the creator of an equal number of documentary films, including portraits of Charlie Chaplin, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen. Since 1965, he has been a movie reviewer for Life, Time and Time.com.