A Fistful of Dollars: The Birth of an Icon

Clinton Eastwood Jr  was born on 31 May 1930, but Clint Eastwood, the cinema icon was born in 1964 with the release of A Fistful of Dollars. Sergio Leone's  seminal western launched Clint Eastwood to stardom and created a new film (sub)genre of the spaghetti western.  Clinton Eastwood Jr  was born on 31 May 1930, … Continue reading A Fistful of Dollars: The Birth of an Icon

The Beguiled: This overheated, Gothic melodrama is the strangest and the most ambitious Clint Eastwood film ever

Based on Thomas Cullinan’s 1966 novel, originally published as ‘A Painted Devil’,and directed by Don Siegel, The Beguiled(1971), is Clint Eastwood's strangest, boldest and most surprising film as an actor Take warning by me, don’t go for a soldier, don’t join no army For the dove she will leave you, the raven will come And … Continue reading The Beguiled: This overheated, Gothic melodrama is the strangest and the most ambitious Clint Eastwood film ever

Joe Kidd: John Sturges and Elmore Leonard crafted a lean, mean Western for Clint Eastwood

Joe Kidd(1972), starring Clint Eastwood in the title role was a Western directed by John Sturges and written by Elmore Leonard. It featured Robert Duvall and John Saxon in supporting roles Elmore Leonard , the revered American novelist and short story writer, is today known more for his crime fiction and suspense thrillers laced with … Continue reading Joe Kidd: John Sturges and Elmore Leonard crafted a lean, mean Western for Clint Eastwood

High Plains Drifter: Clint Eastwood reinvents his iconic ‘Man with no Name’ as a quasi-supernatural avenger in this eerie western

High Plains Drifter(1973) is the first Western that Clint Eastwood directed. It's a little different from the rest of the westerns he made, as an actor or as a director, as it plays out more as a supernatural thriller. "That isn't what the West was all about. That isn't the American people who settled this … Continue reading High Plains Drifter: Clint Eastwood reinvents his iconic ‘Man with no Name’ as a quasi-supernatural avenger in this eerie western

The Bridges of Madison County: Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep creates an unforgettable portrait of Romance and Renunciation

On the eve of Legendary superstar Clint Eastwood's 90th birthday, A look back at one of my favorite films\performances of his, the 1995 film The Bridges of Madison County that paired him with another screen Legend, Meryl Streep. Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep; two of the most durable, popular and honored Star\actors in movie history. … Continue reading The Bridges of Madison County: Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep creates an unforgettable portrait of Romance and Renunciation

Where Eagles Dare: Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton join forces to battle the Nazis in this classic tale of wartime adventure

Where Eagles Dare(1968), the highly entertaining World War II adventure film that brought together the talents of British thespian Richard Burton and American superstar Clint Eastwood, is great fun even after 50 years. "The world is grown so bad / That wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch,” The above quote from Shakespeare's Richard … Continue reading Where Eagles Dare: Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton join forces to battle the Nazis in this classic tale of wartime adventure

Unforgiven: Gene Hackman’s brilliant performance as the self-righteous antagonist is at the core of Clint Eastwood’s revisionist western classic

Unforgiven(1992), which Clint Eastwood directed and acted in, is most probably his final western and was a major milestone in his career. It finally won him the respect of his peers as the film was decorated with Oscars for best picture and director, as well as a supporting actor Oscar for Gene Hackman for his … Continue reading Unforgiven: Gene Hackman’s brilliant performance as the self-righteous antagonist is at the core of Clint Eastwood’s revisionist western classic