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Hocine
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« on: November 25, 2020, 09:54:30 AM »

Hello everybody,

I found a link which leads to a documentary on Clint's career, which is entitled Clint Eastwood: A Life in Pictures

The original title is Clint Eastwood: Le Franc-Tireur, which means Clint Eastwood: The Maverick in french

It was directed by Michael Henry Wilson and was released in 2007 in Arte, a French-German TV channel

Michael Henry Wilson, who passed away in 2014, interviewed Clint for many years for Positif, a French magazine specialized in Cinema

Wilson even published a book on Clint which reprises these interviews in 2007

I hope that this link works (This is the second video):

https://vimeo.com/channels/816989/99623619
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2020, 01:47:13 PM »

Thanks, Hocine! I've wanted to see that since it came out in 2007. We had a thread about it, here:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?topic=6735

The French-American writer Michael Henry Wilson, who wrote in French as Michael Henry, was a great connaisseur of Clint's films and did indeed interview him many times, mostly for Positif. We included three of his interviews in the second edition of the collection I co-edited, Clint Eastwood: Interviews, 2013.

When the first edition was published in 1999, I was responsible for the translations of the six French interviews it contained, including one by "Michael Henry." By the time we were preparing the new edition, his own collection had been published in French (as Clint Eastwood, entretiens, 2007) and in English, as Eastwood on Eastwood, 2010. To my surprise I found that the first interview in the English edition was, with very few minor changes, my translation from the 1999 edition of Clint Eastwood: Interviews! I got in touch with Wilson via LinkedIn for permission to use it again, along with two others, in the new book.

In the end, we actually got together via phone to discuss it. He owned up to using my translation (since he hadn't preserved an original tape or transcription of the 1984 original), and readily granted permission to re-use it in the new edition, along with one more from his book (his translation), and a newer one (my translation, with his input) from Positif. I remember discussing with him the difficulty of getting something as spontaneous as an interview into another language, in a coherent and idiomatic version, while trying to preserve both the substance and the "voice" of the original.

I'm going to watch that documentary tomorrow for a treat on Thanksgiving Day (as we celebrate it in the US)!
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2020, 02:00:27 PM »

Thanks, Hocine! ...

I'm going to watch that documentary tomorrow for a treat on Thanksgiving Day (as we celebrate it in the US)!

I've never seen this video. Thanks for posting Hocine. Great idea, KC! I'm not planning on traveling and don't have any Thanksgiving plans, so I think I'm going to do the same!
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2020, 04:28:16 AM »

Hello everybody,

I found a link which leads to a documentary on Clint's career, which is entitled Clint Eastwood: A Life in Pictures

The original title is Clint Eastwood: Le Franc-Tireur, which means Clint Eastwood: The Maverick in french

It was directed by Michael Henry Wilson and was released in 2007 in Arte, a French-German TV channel

Michael Henry Wilson, who passed away in 2014, interviewed Clint for many years for Positif, a French magazine specialized in Cinema

Wilson even published a book on Clint which reprises these interviews in 2007

I hope that this link works (This is the second video):

https://vimeo.com/channels/816989/99623619

Brilliant. thank you
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2020, 02:06:30 PM »

I thought this was pretty good!
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2020, 09:21:56 PM »

Excellent! Thanks again, Hocine! 8)
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2020, 04:52:38 PM »

My pleasure :)
I am so happy for all of you who finally saw it!
Actually, I did not know that this documentary was not available or shown in America
I think that it should have been included in some DVD extras
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2021, 03:10:19 AM »

I watched it this morning on Sky Arts..
Lovely documentary, well made... Clint comes across very relaxed...
10\10
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