Steel Gaze

Steel Gaze

An Unauthorized Story on Clint Eastwood

Streaming Video - 2010
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More than any other figure in popular culture, Clint Eastwood has captured the public's imagination. His steely gaze, enigmatic presence, and tough guy attitude has seen him cement himself as an icon in the movie industry. Our programme delves into the man behind the tight-lipped mask. We look at Eastwood's impressive body of work, including acting, directing and his influence on the film industry. With a career spanning sixty years, Clint Eastwood has become one of the premier actors and directors of his time. His huge body of work has won him the respect of peers and fans alike, culminating in the Lifetime Achievement Award he received at the Oscars in 1996. Beginning in spaghetti westerns like The Good, The Bad and the Ugly and A Fistful of Dollars, Eastwood made the switch to action films in the eighties, giving the world some of the most iconic lines in movie history, including this gem from the first Dirty Harry instalment: "You gotta ask yourself a question. Do I feel lucky? Well? Do ya, Punk?" The steely gaze of Clint Eastwood belies the gentle nature of a man with a great sense of humour, and ability to laugh at himself. Now eighty years of age, Eastwood has racked up an impressive resume both in front of and behind the camera. Some of his directorial successes include Mystic River, Unforgiven, Space Cowboys, Million Dollar Baby and the anti-war movies, Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. Actors respect Eastwood for his ability to bring out the best in them, and praise his "infectiously calm" nature on set. When not working, Eastwood is a keen golfer and donates his time to various charities. He is also an accomplished pilot. But it seems that nothing short of death will keep him from his favourite pastime - making and starring in movies. Recently he both starred in and directed Gran Torino, which grossed almost 30 million in its first weekend. At 78, it made Eastwood the oldest leading man to reach number one at the box office. Bonus Options Letters from Iwo Jima - One of the worst battles of World War II was fought on the island of Iwo Jima. Clint Eastwood's movie tells the story from the point of view of the Japanese soldiers who fought there. Invictus - Morgan Freeman produces and stars as Nelson Mandela in Eastwood's most recent feature, Invictus, which turned out to be a family affair, with Clint's musician son Kyle working on the score. Globally Renowned - throughout Clint Eastwood's career he has received many awards and accolades. He is respected by peers and the industry in general, for both his acting and directing genius. Flags of Our Fathers - Focusing on the story of one of the bloodiest battles of WWII - Iwo Jima - from the perspective of American soldiers, it was based on a book by James Bradley, whose father fought there.
Publisher: [United States] : Shami Media Group : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Branch Call Number: STREAMING VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 49 min.)) : sd., col
Additional Contributors: Eastwood, Clint 1930-
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