Friday, 16 February 2018

Collecting Clint in print # 8 Clint Eastwood: Film-Maker (English)

Clint Eastwood: Film-Maker written by Daniel O’Brien is a book which is a very good read. I remember ordering this from new and I wasn’t disappointed. It is not an entirely scholarly read, but it is intelligently written.  It is generally well-illustrated throughout with b/w film stills. The reproductions of the stills are also of a good quality. The book is a medium paperback format measuring approx. 9.5” x 6.5” in size and consists of 208 pages. It was published in England by BT Batsford Ltd publishing in 1996 and covers Clint’s career up through to The Bridges of Madison County. Most stills used are of the standard type, but there is a nice shot of Albert Popwell from Magnum Force in the back of the taxi searching his working girl for hidden money. It’s a shot which I can’t recall seeing anywhere else or as a press still – which means there’s hope out there and it exists somewhere. Overall, I like this book a great deal. As for the availability of this book, there really shouldn’t be too much of a problem. I have seen used copies on Amazon starting as low as 1p and new copies at £6.00. It also shows up regularly on Ebay (mostly used or as ex library) and usually with a £2-3 buy now price. The original cover price on the first published edition was £14.99.   

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