Book details

Publication date: May 2000
Features: appendix, notes, bibliography
Keywords: Film;Criticism;Interpretation
Subject(s): PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Westerns, Film / Criticism / Interpretation, Film;Criticism;Interpretation, Film Studies
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

William Beard. William Beard is Professor of Film/Media Studies at the University of Alberta. He is author of Persistence of Double Vision: Essays on Clint Eastwood and The Artist As Monster: The Cinema of David Cronenberg.

"[A]n illuminating look not only at Eastwood's development through some of his major films, but also. of American values over a forty-year period." -Anne Lancashire, University of Toronto Quarterly, Winter 2001/2002, Letters in Canada, vol 71:1


"Most certainly Beard has made a significant addition to the growing critical acknowledgment of Eastwood's importance in American filmmaking since 1960: both as a reflection of American social and cinematic values and as an ambiguous commentator on them." - Anne Lancashire, University of Toronto Quarterly, Wwinter 2001/2002, Letters in Canada, vol 71:1


"Unlike two other commendable academic works on Eastwood,.this volume integrates the subject's screen persona with his auteurist sensibility. Beard's introduction justifies the specific films studied in the five chapters that follow. Upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level film collections; general readers." A. Hirsh, Central Connecticut State University, CHOICE

ISBNs: 9780888643568 978-0-88864-356-8 Title: persistence of double vision