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Clint Eastwood: The Iconic Filmmaker and his Work

The word ‘icon’ is overused, and yet, for Clint Eastwood it feels like an understatement. Here is one of the most instantly recognizable film stars in cinema history, with countless career-defining performances under his belt as well as heaps of impeccable work behind the camera. A new book from Ian Nathan looks to celebrate “not a career – (but) a landscape” across over 50 years of Eastwood’s work.

This beautiful slipcased book from White Lion Publishing may be unofficial and unauthorized, but it is certainly lavish enough to fit Eastwood’s legacy. Beautifully printed and produced, the book is a hell of a tribute.

We took a closer look…

As the title of the book suggests, the 176 pages are focused entirely on the work. Those looking for a tell-all biography full of gossip and scandal will not find what they’re looking for here. But fans of the celebrated star will be delighted with the heaps of information about Eastwood’s career, including his creative process on and off camera. The main draw, though, is the stunningly reproduced photos, posters, and other archival rarities that fill each page. The book is a veritable goldmine of Eastwood goodies (Eastwoodies?), sure to delight fans new and old.

Now in his 93rd year and still working, Clint Eastwood shows no signs of slowing down. I remember seeing Gran Torino in the cinema back in 2008 and shedding a tear that I was lucky enough to be experiencing the legend’s swansong on the big screen. 15 years later and I’ve had that experience several more times. Eastwood won’t stop working until his body does, and we pray that isn’t for a good long while yet.

This is a wonderful book, put together with immense love, for a true icon of cinema. 

Clint Eastwood: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work by Ian Nathan is available 7th September 2023 from White Lion Publishing

Slipcase & Hardback | RRP £28.00

IBSN 9780711283657

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