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A Fistful of Movies: Rowdy Yates and the Man With No Name

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a brief biography of Clint Eastwood, and a background of his acting career. Clint Eastwood Jr. was born on 31 May 1930 in San Francisco, California. He grew interested in jazz ... More


The Surrealism of Virtual Band Gorillaz: “Clint Eastwood” and “Feel Good Inc.”

John Richardson

in An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195367362
eISBN:
9780199918249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367362.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter discusses audiovisual performances by Gorillaz, a cartoon band formed by the pop musician Damon Albarn and the cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, The first study approaches the hit song Clint ... More


Before Dirty Harry: Making Clint Eastwood

Joe Street

in Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The first chapter places the dominant creative individual of the films in context, tracing Eastwood’s rise as an actor during the 1960s and examining the development of his screen persona. The ... More


Callahan’s Legacy

Joe Street

in Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Despite his attempt to separate his life from his Dirty Harry screen persona, Eastwood remains unable to escape Callahan’s shadow. Eastwood’s later roles, often as a laconic outsider or law ... More


Introduction: Shooting Eastwood

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief review of Clint Eastwood's career and his most notable films. It identifies four main themes in Eastwood's films that connect the ... More


Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this book, a major feminist philosopher engages the work of the actor and director who has progressed from being the stereotypical “man's man” to pushing the boundaries of the very ... More


Play Mystic For Me

David Sterritt

in The Cinema of Clint Eastwood: Chronicles of America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172011
eISBN:
9780231850711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172011.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Clint Eastwood's career both as an actor and director. Eastwood became a movie star by playing the role of the Man with No Name in A Fistful of ... More


Dancing with the Double: Reaching Out from the Darkness Within

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses the nature of evil and its relationship to eroticism, the issue of doubling, and the questions Eastwood poses about the relationship between retribution ... More


Introduction: Why Dirty Harry Matters

Joe Street

in Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This is a short introduction to the key themes of the book: the Dirty Harry films, and their relationship to their location, San Francisco; Clint Eastwood’s career; and conservative politics. It ... More


Writing the Showdown: What's Left Behind When the Sun Goes Down

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the following Westerns: High Plains Drifter (1973), Pale Rider (1985), and Unforgiven (1992). It argues that it is the theme of trauma that allows ... More


Militarized Manhood: Shattered Images and the Trauma of War

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the films The Outlaw of Josey Wales (1976), Firefox (1982), Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). It ... More


Shades of Recognition: Privilege, Dignity, and the Hubris of White Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses three films—White Hunter Black Heart (1990), True Crime (1999), and Bird (1988)—from very different genres and with very different narrative lines, ... More


Eastwood and the Enemy

Rikke Schubart

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Clint Eastwood’s 2006 films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima and how they differ in making the audience see the enemy. Based on the viewer emotions generated by ... More


Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Joe Street

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book positions the Dirty Harry film series as a key agent and index of the American conservative backlash against 1960s liberalism. The San Francisco–based series cemented Clint Eastwood and his ... More


East of Eastwood: Iwo Jima and the Japanese Context

Lars-Martin Sørensen

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter places Clint Eastwood’s 2006 film Letters from Iwo Jima in a Japanese context. In particular, it examines how the Japanese perspective influenced Eastwood’s choices in the making of the ... More


Ties That Bind: The Legacy of a Mother's Love

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter analyzes Eastwood's only mature film in the romance genre The Bridges of Madison County (1995). The film follows the female protagonist's erotic gaze as she ... More


Psychic Scars: Transformative Relationships and Moral Repair

Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter considers a series of films in which Eastwood deals more directly with the complex issues at the heart of moral repair: A Perfect World (1993), Absolute Power ... More


Parables of Revenge and Masculinity in Mystic River

Roger Berkowitz and Drucilla Cornell

in Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230129
eISBN:
9780823235124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230129.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter reads Clint Eastwood's Mystic River (2003) as an insightful exploration of the seductions and dangers of revenge and the relation of vengeance to violence and ... More


Introduction: Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself

Rikke Schubart and Anne Gjelsvik

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines two films directed by Clint Eastwood, both in 2006: Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. The two films are about the battle over Iwo Jima in 1945 during World War II. ... More


Beyond Mimesis: War, Memory, and History in Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers

Holger Pötzsch

in Eastwood's Iwo Jima: Critical Engagements with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165655
eISBN:
9780231850438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165655.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores how movies function as “memory-making films” and the way an individual film is transposed into cultural memory. Offering a reading of Flags of Our Fathers (2006), it considers ... More


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