The Eastwood Factor (2010)
Directed by respected film critic Richard Schickel, this documentary offers an intimate look at screen legend Clint Eastwood. Featuring extensive interviews with the actor/director, the movie traces his evolution from TV star to cinematic icon, while also showcasing his lifelong interest in jazz as well as his stint as the mayor of Carmel, California.
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Critic Reviews for The Eastwood Factor
I imagine that director Richard Schickel is a huge Eastwood fan, but the narration sounds more like a marketing piece than a retrospective at times.
Audience Reviews for The Eastwood Factor
This 90-minute documentary on the career of legend Clint Eastwood focuses in on his directorial work at Warner Bros is just interested because I'm a huge fan of Eastwood.
As with most documentaries by Richard Schickel, he lets the act himself tell the story so we get Eastwood going one-on-one with the camera and discussing his films, his way of shooting things and other bits of trivia including his golf game.
It's good to see the former actor turned director looks back at some of his lesser known works and discuss why he made them and how he feels about them today. The documentary also covers some more interesting grounds including Eastwood taking us on a trip to some of his sets and how they look today.
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