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The Eastwood Factor screening

  In order to celebrate the incredible body of work of a true living legend, held a screening last night of , a new documentary by film historian Richard Schickel. Over 35 years now, has been working with Warner Brothers and has acted and/or directed 35 films for them, including his two Best Picture Oscar winners, and .

  Events such as this are momentous occasions and I always feel very privileged to be a part of them, as they give you a glimpse at something that is truly larger than life. The screening was followed by a with Clint Eastwood where he proved that he is every bit as charismatic and spritely, despite his age, as you would imagine. An impressive tall man with a clear sense of humor, is one of those stars who makes you stop for a moment and think. I was watching this man on the silver screen when I was a kid, and here we are so many years later and he is still creating some of Hollywood's most memorable films.
  Schickel's film manages to capture some of those rare moments where you get to see Clint Eastwood, the man, and not the superstar. Whether it's a quick, candid surprise shot behind the scenes, a look at Eastwood at work on the set, or Eastwood giving viewers a tour of the Malpaso offices on the Warner lot, he is always extremely affable and personable in the documentary - as in real life.
  The documentary is part of Warner's incredible 35 DVD set called that is in stores now and should probably be part of any real Eastwood fans' collection.
  Also in attendance last night was actor who has collaborated on numerous occasions with Eastwood, including the most recent film for which everyone has highest Academy Award hopes, of course. I, for one, will keep my fingers crossed for them.

I had no idea "Deep Impact" was on Blu-ray already, why am I always the last to know?

4/30/2010 3:51:29 PM

Mimi Leder
"Deep Impact" is already available as a Special Collector's Edition DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The May 2010 date must simply be a re-promotion.

2/22/2010 4:35:24 PM

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