Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood & Darren Aronofsky On Actors

Academy Award-winning director Clint Eastwood in conversation with Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky following the world premiere of Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. How Actors Are Like Horses: Eastwood has the audience in stitches as he explains how he learned not to yell “action!” back in his “Rawhide” days. Difficult Actors: Eastwood tells a story of Read MoreRead More

Clint Eastwood: the Actor that Redefined Westerns and Action Films

Scott Smith biographies Clint Eastwood, the actor that carried the torch from Western stars like John Wayne and brought a new sense of masculinity to western and action films. The Old Western was taking a beating in the 1960s. American New Wave directors like Sam Peckinpahand Arthur Penn attempted to revisit the genre and demystify the Read MoreRead More

MIT Course: Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking

Below we have posted a video from MIT’s course “Film as Visual and Literary Mythmaking.” You can download this and many other courses from their site for free or view them on their YouTube Channel.Read More

Paul Haggis Screenwriting Lesson

Acclaimed writer-director Paul Haggis has been a fixture of television and film for over 25 years. In this wide-ranging interview, the Oscar-winning co-screenwriter, director, and producer of Crash (Best Picture 2005) discusses a three-decade career that led from writing for sitcoms like Diff’rent Strokes and The Facts of Life to his breakthrough screenplay for Oscar-winning Read MoreRead More

Writing Lesson in “Hang ‘Em High”

“How to make your readers love your character.” In the first few seconds of the Clint Eastwood flick “Hang ‘Em High,” we see a beautiful example of a dramatic tool Blake Snyder calls a “Save the Cat” scene. This connects the viewer emotionally to the main character, and makes us care about and enjoy the Read MoreRead More