The Resource Clint Eastwood : a biography, Richard Schickel

Clint Eastwood : a biography, Richard Schickel

Label
Clint Eastwood : a biography
Title
Clint Eastwood
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Richard Schickel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is a biography of American actor and director Clint Eastwood (b. 1930). Based on personal conversations with Eastwood, and interviews with friends, colleagues and family members, the author provides a candid and close-up portrait of Eastwood. Readers see the boy, Clint, regularly changing homes and schools as his family struggles to overcome the hardships of the Depression. We watch a restless West Coast adolescent obsessed with cars and jazz turn into an angry young man going through years of frustration and rejection as he tries to establish himself as an actor. After Eastwood achieves star status in the television series Rawhide, we witness him making the daring choices that propel him first to international stardom - the decision to make a spaghetti western (Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars) - and then to superstardom as the controversial Dirty Harry. He traces, too, the emergence of Eastwood the director, from modest beginnings (Play Misty for Me) through increasingly complex and ambitious films such as The Outlaw Josey Wales and Bronco Billy to the Oscar-winning success of Unforgiven. And finally Eastwood becomes not only one of the most admired figures in his profession, but an American icon. Here is the essential Eastwood, caught in action as he directs and stars in some of his most important movies, reflecting on what is unquestionably a remarkable career. Here is Eastwood describing his feelings about his own work, about his unwillingness to settle for the roles he knows he can play and his desire to challenge himself; about films and filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses; about his family; about what he has accomplished and what he hopes to accomplish
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schickel, Richard
Dewey number
  • 791.43/028/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.E37
LC item number
S36 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
NLM call number
B E13s
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eastwood, Clint
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Clint Eastwood : a biography, Richard Schickel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-539) and index
  • Filmography: pages 505-515
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : straight strands -- Nothing for nothing -- Kind of a magic life -- Refined, ambitious and cooperative -- Idiot of the plains -- Breaking all the rules -- "What would you rather be? -- Lessness is bestiless -- I'm an actor, you know -- Shady habits, archaic responses -- Authoritative normalcy -- A labor of love -- I'm who I want to be -- My father's dream -- The moth side -- Fringed out -- Lucky in the order -- Natural eminence -- Epilogue : the back nine -- Filmography (1955-96)
Control code
ocm35096096
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 557 pages
Isbn
9780679429746
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96032836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35096096
Label
Clint Eastwood : a biography, Richard Schickel
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 533-539) and index
  • Filmography: pages 505-515
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : straight strands -- Nothing for nothing -- Kind of a magic life -- Refined, ambitious and cooperative -- Idiot of the plains -- Breaking all the rules -- "What would you rather be? -- Lessness is bestiless -- I'm an actor, you know -- Shady habits, archaic responses -- Authoritative normalcy -- A labor of love -- I'm who I want to be -- My father's dream -- The moth side -- Fringed out -- Lucky in the order -- Natural eminence -- Epilogue : the back nine -- Filmography (1955-96)
Control code
ocm35096096
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 557 pages
Isbn
9780679429746
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96032836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)35096096

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