There’s nobody in the world of cinema to compare to Clint Eastwood

Regular visitors to this blog will know that I am a lifelong fan of cinema and see quite a lot of films, all of which I review on my website. There is probably nobody who has starred in and/or directed more of the movies that I’ve viewed over the last six decades than the legend that is Clint Eastwood who is now aged 87 and still working. I don’t share his politics, but I believe that he is an outstanding talent, especially as a director.

A new box set of 40 of his films has been issued by Warner Home Video and today’s “Guardian” newspaper marks the occasion with a feature by Joe Queenan which notes:

“Eastwood, with whom the public has had a love affair for the 59 years since he debuted as high chaparral stud muffin Rowdy Yates in the TV series ‘Rawhide’, has probably had the most amazing career in motion picture history. There are bigger stars and there are better directors, and there are other stars who have become accomplished film-makers, but none of them can touch Eastwood for the breadth and quality of his work, for his success at the box office, and for his ability to never go out of fashion.”


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