My approach to Clint is to grace him with a mighty hat and a bodacious cheroot. Outside the frame he’s packing heat, of course.
Clint Eastwood personifies a school of movie acting whose slogan is “Don’t just do something. Stand there.” Perhaps he said it himself. I read somewhere that Eastwood’s signature presence on camera has been crafted around a style of minimalism in gesture and expression. Well conceived. The camera, after all, not only adds weight, it also magnifies motion (and emotion) — the opposite of opera and stage, where projection is crucial.
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