The Sanction/Clint Eastwood the last legend: Arte's special evening is worth the detour

The Sanction/Clint Eastwood the last legend: Arte’s special evening is worth the detour

Channel 7 shares a touching, musical and moving portrait of the 93-year-old star.

Jonathan Hemlock, art professor, great collector and former member of the CIA, is responsible for eliminating a man about whom we know almost nothing other than that he is limping and is in the Eiger massif. If he accepts, Hemlock will obtain a Picasso that he has coveted for a long time; if he refuses, he will be reported to the tax authorities. With his back against the wall, the professor chooses to carry out his mission.

Arte will rebroadcast this weekend, Punishmenta thriller directed by Clint Eastwood in 1975. A little-known film from his incredibly busy career, which nevertheless deserves to be seen, and which is perfectly recontextualized in the documentary which will follow its rebroadcast.

Because at 11:05 p.m., the channel will once again offer Clint Eastwood the last legend (already visible in replay), a rich portrait of the 93-year-old star, still active to this day, by Clélia Cohen. A journalist passionate about cinema, she has already devoted very interesting films to John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Jane Birkin and even to Indiana Jones And Emmanuellefor the same channel.

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Impossible to fit Clint’s storied career into the traditional 52-minute format: The Star’s Journey Good, the Bad and the Ugly is exceptionally narrated over 1h17. And what a journey! From his initial passion for jazz to his way of filming his old age candidly, the life of Clint Eastwood is told here in movement.

Often on the road, this actor revealed by television, but truly becoming a star by exploding the codes of westerns with Sergio Leone, has continued to advance, to chart his path despite the sometimes virulent criticism of the profession (in a striking archive, the influential Pauline Kael assassinates her character in front of the camera Inspector Harry, then his words are counterbalanced by those of Martin Scorsese, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Orson Welles, all amazed by his work). His thrillers and westerns designed with Don Siegel were particularly poorly received, giving him a brutal image, even if the star found in this director a model, a “father of cinema” which will greatly influence him when he decides to go behind the camera.

Once at the top, Clint feels that his future will take shape more as a director and producer, via his company Malpaso, than as an actor, even if he will continue to tour, often for himself, taking charge of his career as few artists have been able to do. A way of constantly evolving its image: with its 1992 masterpiece, Ruthless, he notably questions his own violence on screen. It also reveals a softer and romantic side thanks to On the road to Madison, three years later. And continues to regularly stage himself at 70, 80, 90 years old… filming his own evolution, and therefore his old age, in an exceptional way in Hollywood.

An evening that First advises you, therefore. And stay tuned until the end of the documentary: Clint’s last (good) words should stay with you for a long time.

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