When it comes to American filmmakers who are in a league of their own, they don’t get much bigger than Clint Eastwood as a performer for over eight decades and a director for the last six, which began with 1971’s Play Misty For Me, Eastwood has continually challenged himself with a diverse range of projects. Some epic and majestic, others intimate and contained, but all exceedingly moving and compelling stories that audiences have been enthralled by.
Now Eastwood returned to both direct and star in the dramatic western Cry Macho, and audiences are sure to be moved by his performance and the vision that he brings to this new project.
A brand new featurette discussing Eastwood’s vision and direction has just been released and it is a pure revelation for audiences. Check it out below:
Featuring interviews with revered filmmakers and performers including Steven Speilberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman and Morgan Freeman, who all pay tribute to Eastwood’s talents as a director and this featurette makes for a very interesting watch.
“He always makes an interesting movie. Always makes an interesting movie, always.” said Meryl Streep who starred with Eastwood in the romantic love story The Bridges of Madison County.
The new featurette really delves into Eastwood’s desire to become a director and he looks back at the choices that led him to want to explore filmmaking further as a director. “When I was a young contract player back in the early 50s, I used to go down to the sound stages at Universal all the time and I was always curious about the directors and curious about how they were putting it together and I watched various shows. And finally one day I was thinking I think I should try this myself,” said Eastwood.
Speaking on Eastwood’s filmmaking style, revered director George Lucas said “Y’know the thing about Clint Eastwood is that his films are presented in a much more old-fashioned Hollywood style.”
Delving into all of Eastwood’s film, many site his ultimate expression as a director with his 1992 western masterpiece Unforgiven, which looked to rip apart the notions of the Western gunfighter and presented a far darker and uglier side to the Western genre, along with an incredibly complex and morally ambiguous character.
“Unforgiven was really the film that made me think my god this is a great artist”, says Meryl Streep.
As he did with Unforgiven, Eastwood is again looking to reshape the western with his new film Cry Macho, and it is a performance and a narrative that is sure to resonate with audiences.
Speaking on Eastwood’s ability to adapt as a director, legendary Hollywood director Steven Speilberg said “The most amazing thing about Clint Eastwood is, among all of us, y’know Clint is the most eclectic. He’s a chameleon in that he adapts to the book or to the screenplay so he changes up.”
Cry Macho is sure to resonate with a very wide audience and it is a cinematic presentation that you won’t want to miss out on when it arrives in cinemas soon.
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