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The Eastwood Factor (Extended Edition)
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If the original Eastwood Factor was an intimate look at Clint Eastwood through the eyes of his friend and fellow filmmaker Richard Schickel, then the extended version, for all that remains the same, is a new and entirely different film. Morgan Freeman's deeply intellectual and slightly philosophical narration is driving the Eastwood Factor train this time. Freeman, a Hollywood icon in his own right, has worked closely with Eastwood on some of his most important films. Every project these two men have undertaken together has turned into Oscar gold.
In the extended Eastwood Factor Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood talk about the movie Invictus, the 29th film that Eastwood has directed. Freeman says, in the omniscient voice of narrator, "I developed the project and brought it to Clint" the scene goes to Eastwood, sitting in his chair at home. "He just calls me up one day and says 'I have a really good script I'd love you to direct'. Whenever somebody calls you up and says 'I have a really good script' you always go, 'Okay... We'll be the judge of that.' I read it. I called him back and said, 'It is a really good script. And yes. I'll do it.' This element of his history [Nelson Mandela] I don't think people are that familiar with.Read more ›
"The Eastwood Factor" is a documentary about Clint Eastwood's film career. While this documentary does not speak to Eastwood's personal life, it does a great job of describing Eastwood's notable films. The documentary also includes Eastwood himself speaking on what inspired him to make each film. Most appropriately Morgan Freeman who has co-stared in numerous Eastwood films narrates the documentary.
If you interested in documentaries or Clint Eastwood himself, you will find this documentary to be quiet interesting and entertaining.
Though not getting into any of Clint's personal life, this documentary spans his Dirty Harry, loner western, comedy/romance, and high-drama career turns over the past 30 years. Not all his films are covered, but the most iconic ones are. Clips of the films themselves interspersed with Eastwood's comments and recollections make for a highly engrossing format that will hook you in the first five minutes.
Basically, if you are a fan of any of Eastwood's varied body of on-screen work, this is a DVD that needs to be in your collection pronto!
This DVD is not well-written, and though the narration is voiced by the great Morgan Freeman, the dialogue sounds pretty-much forced. So many of the clips seem to be headed somewhere and then, they simply fade to black and move on to the next clip.
Rent it or buy it used, but unless you absolutely must see some short clips of each of Clint Eastwood's films that are forced together in ways that don't entirely make sense, you'll be disappointed.
It is an intimate portrait of a legendary stormy career not just as an actor, director, producer, but also as an musician and composer, brought to the spotlight by a historian Richard Schickel, who ventures beyond Eastwood`s tough, iconic screen personas to reveal the easygoing and thoughtful man behind the screen. An actor Morgan Freeman narrates this insightful profile that features memorable film clips and visits to movie locations and his hometown Carmel, where with humor, candor and intelligence, Eastwood illuminates the craft behind his legendary work on both sides of the camera to create a rare experience that is pure, unadultarated Clint. And we have the chance to step to the spotlight with him.
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Lots of clips from his iconic filmography. And good interviews with this guy. One of my favorite directors. V Good!Published 21 months ago by M. G. Video
This was a boring DVD. The life of Mr. Eastwood is far more interesting than this movie. There was little insight into his personal philosophies on life and his mindset for... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mr. p
The documentary gives a very complete overview of mr. Eastwoods work, but special is that one gets to know the person so much better. Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Bart Broersma