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More from the Eastwood Roundatable: Visualizing the “Eastwood Look”

January 8, 2009

A great series of videos from Kevin Lee that help further put the career of Clint Eastwood in perspective. Above, the roundtable begins with a comparison of Gran Torino and Million Dollar Baby, and then branches out into a full discussion of what is inimitably the Eastwood aesthetic, with plenty of illuminating video examples.

Check out Kevin Lee’s other videos from the critical roundtable:

Roundtable on Changeling

Roundtable on Gran Torino

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Do you feel lucky, punks? Then download this critical roundtable podcast on Clint Eastwood

December 30, 2008

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In the spirit of Changeling being this year’s Centerpiece selection at the New York Film Festival–and that Clint Eastwood will most likely gain a bunch of Oscar nominations for Gran Torino–Film Comment decided to host some of New York’s leading critics in a discussion about Eastwood’s career as a director. Film Comment’s Evan Davis led a distinguished panel that included:

The wide-ranging discussion covers such topics as the (de)merits of Changeling, the reckoning of Eastwood the director with Eastwood the icon, Eastwood and class, the racial complexities of Gran Torino, Eastwood’s relationship to music and structure, and the director’s ultimate place within American cinema.

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Many thanks to Glenn Raucher, Paul Brunick, and our sound man, Don Schul!