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Clint Eastwood Icon: The Essential Film Art Collection Hardcover – International Edition, November 17, 2009
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With more than 400 pieces of film art, posters, and advertising from around the globe, Clint Eastwood ICON colorfully illustrates the career of one of film's most commanding actors. ICON examines the ways we see Eastwood, and how his image has defined American cinema from his lead appearances in 1959 to his latest directorial ventures. Both art and cultural imagery, this collection provides a lush visual history of the unique characters, celebrity, and lifework of Clint Eastwood.
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This is an oversized art book and the posters are printed large -- closeups feature almost life-size heads. Movies are made in a time where posters are still painted traditionally. There are many of those in this book. If you're a Clint Eastwood fan, you'll probably be transported back in time.
This is a great book for all fans of Clint Eastwood.
(More pictures are available on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
There have been many biographies of Eastwood but this is the first book I've seen that literally illustrates his entire career. Each chapter, organized by decade, is accompanied by essays from Tom Schatz--the head of the U. Texas Film Dept., Austin, who apparently teaches an annual 'Clint Eastwood' course. If you're looking for a great gift for the movie buff in your family, a great film book for your library, or just a really good looking and interesting book for the holidays this is it!
(I also can't wait to see Invictus!)
Good reading. Strongly recommend.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift for my dad and he absolutely positively loved it thought it was awesome. lil things that count!Published on February 25, 2013 by Husker
I am a big Clint Eastwood fan and collector and this is a must have for anybody that loves this icon. Artwork goes back to the Spaghetti Westerns up to Gran Torino.Published on February 10, 2012 by Harry44
What a fun book! Any Clint Eastwood fan would love this for the inclusivness of his career; any poster art lover would love this for its documentation of film history. Read morePublished on March 10, 2010 by Leto Jane