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A Perfect World | Clint Eastwood

March 3, 2019

A Perfect World‘s title is contradictory, born from a phrase that implies that life will never really amount to what we want it to — but abbreviated, so as to suggest that the central relationship in Clint Eastwood’s film is a utopian alternative to the injustices of reality. And yet, the world that is shared and created by the film’s surrogate father and surrogate son is never quite that, because for all of its ability to warp time and space and…

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Sully | Clint Eastwood

Late in Eastwood’s chronicle of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s emergency water landing of US Air 1549 (dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson”)—and the investigation that follows—Sully (a white-haired Tom Hanks) turns to his co-pilot (Aaron Eckhart), saying, “We did our job.” That pretty much…

September 7, 2016
by Peter Labuza Film

Jersey Boys | Clint Eastwood

The first thing you may notice about Jersey Boys is the lighting—or more specifically, the light sources. Set mostly in darkened rooms that look as if all the air’s been sucked out of them, numerous shot point to light sources in the foreground: table lamps at…

July 1, 2014
by Simon Abrams by Steve Carlson Podcasts

Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 9

#9: Tiny Terrors: When Puppets (and Dolls) Attack Download episode here. Episode Description: November’s podcast comes late this year, for which we apologize. But hey, uh, hey. We wracked our brains trying to think of a good topic for Thanksgiving, something we were really thankful for.…

December 12, 2011
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