Sunday, February 25, 2007

An Oscar Sunday Chat With Clint Eastwood

A perfect diversion on this cinematic holy day of obligation: a Guardian Q&A with Clint Eastwood that is thoughtful and interesting. One detail: Eastwood's three favorite movies: The Ox-Bow Incident, The Grapes of Wrath and The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre. Personally, I prefer different movies by all three directors: for Wellman, I'd choose "The Public Enemy," for Ford I'd choose "Stagecoach" (or "The Quiet Man" or "The Searchers") and for Huston I'd choose "The Man Who Would Be King" or "The Dead," perhaps the greatest final film by a major director. Thanks to George Robinson of the IRAs for pointing me to the story.

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