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Interesting, well-written book gives chilling look at H'wood
on September 30, 2003
First things first: I love Clint Eastwood and his films, but just as with Albert Goldman's The Lives of John Lennon, I can read a book that details the sordid aspects of a person's character and still retain my love for their work and for them as an artist. Personally I find the fact that Eastwood, like Lennon, is no one's ideal as a person is irrelevant to my appreciation of their art, though it does seem that dysfunctionality is a hallmark of the best artists.
Sondra Locke's autbiography is a must read for all Eastwood fans as it does help give a fuller picture of Eastwood. The book is well-written and, when focused on her relationship with Eastwood and the movie industry, quite a fascinating read...a real page turner. I don't know quite what to think about Ms. Locke's relationship with her husband Gordon, but you can always skip over those pages!