For Collectors of Clint.....A Must See
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 05/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review refers to "The Directors - Clint Eastwood" VHS (Winstar Home Entertainment)Winstar and the AFI have put together a collection of documenteries depicting the films of some of the greatest directors. Naturally being a film lover I was interested in these film makers who do such a wonderful job of bringing the films to us. And even more naturally, my first view was to be the one of Clint Eastwood. I am a huge fan of his(if you have seen my review pages you already know this about me), not only of the films he starred in, but of his acclaimed direction as well.So this tape deals exactly with that..the films Eastwood has directed. If you are looking for more of a biography or a complete filmography of Clint, you won't find that here. Although it begins with a short bio of how he started in the film world, most of this tape that runs close to an hour delves into his films including "Play Misty For Me","High Plains Drifter", "The Outlaw Josey Wales", 'Sudden Impact"(The only Dirty Harry he directed), "Bird", "Unforgiven", "True Crime,"Space Cowboys" and more.Awesome stars are awed by working with Clint. Meryl Streep,Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman(who made me smile when he described his feelings at just being asked to work on one of Clint's films) and Laura Dern, are among those who have nothing but praise when it comes to talking about working with Eastwood. Clint himself devotes alot of time to this documentary, talking about his views on not just the films, but about how he is able to seperate himself from acting when he is also directing. Most of the actors describe this Hollywood Icon as "just a regular guy" who makes working on the set a pleasure. I very much enjoyed this entertaining tape that kept me interested for the entire length, with all the interviews and film clips. I also enjoyed hearing Allison Eastwood describe her dad as sometimes being a "goofball". It really showed what a down to earth person he is.For years Clint Eastwood has given us the gifts of his talents and it was a joy to see him speak about them on film. He seems as enthusiastic and energetic as ever and I'll be looking foward to more of his work in the future. If you are a fan of his work, you will find this documentary well worth the view.enjoy...Laurie"