What I Read: Clint Eastwood, Chicago’s Daley, Nola’s Treme

Out of the West“, Clint Eastwoods Shifting Landscape, The New Yorker

Clint Eastwood is a certified member  of our “Man-Acting” legends, and this article does a great job at understanding what makes The Man With No Name a solid-to-great director. A child of the 40s and 50s, Eastwood has deconstructed several mythological storytelling idioms of his day. Westerns (Unforgiven), Depression-era style Boxing stories (Million Dollar Baby) and especially WWII (Flags of Our Fathers and Sands of Iwo Jima), which needed to be humanized after the ‘Greatest Generation” lovefest that sainted a complex group of people.

The Daley Show“, Letters from Chicago, The New Yorker, Evan Osnos

If you want to understand Obama, politics and Chicago,  you got to understand Mayor Daley. Can’t wait to head back to that city where my brother works.

The HBO Auteur“, New York Magazine, Wyatt Mason

‘Treme’ show about New Orleans quickly coming on HBO. I sometimes am still extremely angry at how life played out because of Hurricane Katrina. This speaks to that.


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