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Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production (American Culture) ebook

by Paul Smith


For more than 20 years, Clint Eastwood has been a prominent and often controversial figure in both film and American .

For more than 20 years, Clint Eastwood has been a prominent and often controversial figure in both film and American culture. While treating Eastwood's films seriously, Smith offers a respectful and intelligent disclaimer to the canonization that culminated in his recent double-Oscar triumph with Unforgiven. This volume traces Eastwood's career from his first major success in Sergio Leone's iconoclastic Italian westerns. Smith ( Discerning the Subject ) uses Eastwood's work, its themes and structures, to tease out some interesting notions about gender and sexuality.

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Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood phenomenon, and Paul Smith's superb analysis illuminates the Eastwood persona in all its stunning complexity

Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood phenomenon, and Paul Smith's superb analysis illuminates the Eastwood persona in all its stunning complexity. As actor, political figure, director, or icon, Eastwood embodies some of the most interesting developments in American mass culture, and Smith moves across the different registers of Eastwood's career with great skill. Judith Mayne, Ohio State University.

Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production (American Culture, Vol 8). ISBN. 0816619603 (ISBN13: 9780816619603). Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood phenomenon, and Paul Smith's superb analysis illuminates the Eastwood persona in all its stunning complexity.

American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood. New York: Harmony Books. Schickel, Richard (1996). Clint Eastwood: A Biography. Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production. ISBN 978-0-307-33688-0. Engel, Leonard (2007). ISBN 978-0-679-42974-6. U of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-1960-3. Tanitch, Robert (1995). ISBN 978-0-289-80132-1. Thompson, Douglas (2005). Clint Eastwood portrait of a legend.

Paul Smith’s Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production is not a biography (it is basically a critical analysis of Eastwood’s films) but it offers many insights into the relationship between the man (especially his political beliefs) and his films. Subtly probes the interplay between what Smith calls the cultural verisimilitudes and the world of the films

Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production. Series: American Culture. Clint Eastwood stands over the supine and wounded body of a black man, pointing his trademark Magnum.

Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production. 44 at him and daring him to move for his gun. The camera gives a view from beneath Eastwood, almost from the point of view of the man now in his control. A viewer might register the characteristic sneer on Eastwood’s lips, the brow furrowed almost vertically, those small and undemonstrative eyes, the general hardness of this lined and weathered face, the roughness of the material of his jacket.

For cultural critic Paul Smith, the tension between progressive and primitive is a constitutive condition of American history and culture. In Primitive America, Smith contemplates this primary contradiction as it has played out in the years since 9/11. Indeed, he writes, much of what has happened since-events that have seemed to many to be novel and egregious-can be explained by this foundational dialectic.

Paul Smith is an academic and cultural critic.

For more than 20 years, Clint Eastwood has been a prominent and often controversial figure in both film and American culture. In "Clint Eastwood", Paul Smith considers how Eastwood has come to signify as both an actor and as an "auteur" and has been profoundly influential in American life.; "Clint Eastwood" is a study of Eastwood or any contemporary figure in film that not only interprets and critiques his films but demonstrates their complex and problematic relationship to American culture. Smith follows Eastwood's career from his emergence as the star of the spaghetti westerns in the 1960s, through to his establishment as an "auteur" of the American cinema. Drawing upon and making contributions to current debates in film studies and cultural studies, Smith examines Eastwood's westerns, the politics of his "Dirty Harry" movies, the construction of masculinity in his films, his war movies, questions of race in his work, his recent efforts as director, his stint as Mayor of Carmel, his recent film "Unforgiven", and many Other Aspects Of His Career. Smith Also Examines The Erotic Dynamics Of Eastwood's work and analyses the complicated figure of "auteur" as "father" of various myths and ideologies.; Ultimately, Smith offers both a critical interpretation of the movies that Eastwood has directed or acted in, and an analysis of their impact on contemporary culture during the past 30 years. Historical, and articulate, "Clint Eastwood" promises to spark theoretical and critical debates in film studies, and also to change our understanding of the cinematic experience itself.; Paul Smith is the author of "Pound Revised" and "Discerning the Subject" Minnesota, 1988, and co-editor with Alice Jardine of "Men in Feminism".; This book is intended for undergraduates and graduate students in media studies and cultural studies; general readers interested in film and American culture.
Clint Eastwood: A Cultural Production (American Culture) ebook
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Paul Smith
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