Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Eastwood Factor

This is the third retrospective I've seen by Time Magazine's Film Critic Richard Schickel, and just like the looks at the careers of Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, Schickel wonderfully blends interviews from the masterful actor/director with footage from his career, with Morgan Freeman narrating. Eastwood, once thought to have been pinpointed as an actor, remains an enigma as he keeps churning out challenging and entertaining motion pictures. He discusses his career as an actor and the choices he made to prevent from being type cast. The documentary then shows the unusual choices he made as a director up until Unforgiven when his directing career took off as few have done before.