Clint Eastwood not only re-defined the western, he also remade the cop movie. The Man with No Name offered up a more cynical West to the one John Wayne rode roughshod through, and ‘Dirty’ Harry Callaghan unleashed on the world a more brutal law enforcement officer. Over the years, Eastwood expanded his repertoire of characters far beyond the genre that made him a star, as this selection of classics and oddities reveals.
Clint Eastwood. The name alone commands respect. And in honor of the rugged, one-of-a-kind wisdom exemplified by Clint’s characters in The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider and other movies, here are seven memorable quotes.
Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: the festival circuit in full swing, Ben Affleck in full auteur mode and Dirty Harry, full-on crazy.
Every week there are dozens of film news stories. Every week, we read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]).
The 48th annual New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center opens with a bang this Friday with David Fincher’s The Social Network, so make sure to Facebook all your friends about it, lol.
The auteur-heavy fest also offers creative visions by Julie Taymor, Mike Leigh, Jean-Luc Godard, and some people even I’ve never heard of. (Certified Copy is “a French production with a European cast speaking in a mixture of English, French, and Italian.” By an Iranian director!) Then the festival goes back to the big names and aptly closes with Hereafter, Clint Eastwood’s foray into the afterlife, with Matt Damon forging yet another chapter in his illustrious career.
Before picking from this refined plate of high–toned cinema, I tracked down freelance critic Dennis Lim, who’s on the selection committee, for some insight into the process: