By Patrick McGilligan
Aunque es uno de los rostros más conocidos de nuestra época, Clint Eastwood nunca se ha desprendido de una cierta charisma de misterio, sobre todo en lo que a su pasado se refiere. Ahora, Patrick McGilligan, uno de los más respetados biógrafos del mundo del cine, nos ofrece un retrato de cuerpo entero del gran cineasta, un retrato donde por primera vez se descubre al hombre que hay tras l. a. máscara cinematográfica.
A través de documentos, manuscritops inéditos y archivos, entrevistas con amigos, familiares y socios que nunca antes habían hablado, el autor nos propone un exhaustivo viaje biográfico a través de los claroscuros de una vida intensa, febril y en agunos momentos inquietante. En este libro ameno y riguroso a un tiempo, asistimos a l. a. lenta metamorfosis de un joven actor de películas de acción que ha acabado por convertirse en uno de los cineastas más premiados y admirados de nuestro tiempo. Y por supuesto, su vida íntima queda también reflejada en estas páginas, sobre todo sus atormentadas relaciones sentimentales y su recurrente paternidad ilegítima.
Estamos, en definitiva, ante una de las mejores biografías que se han escrito en los últimos tiempos, un libro iluminador, valiente y polémico.
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Don’t bother with antimalaria pills,” Jamieson told a young Iranian colleague Jamshid Anvar. ” But the drinking took its toll. The doctor told him to ease his workload. Vieira de Mello juggled his own duties in Sudan with the planning of his wedding in the French countryside. He had invited both of his parents to attend the ceremony, but Arnaldo declined. Back in Brazil, without work, he had retreated further into himself. His drinking picked up, and his health grew worse. His depression had deepened in 1970 when his youngest brother, Tarcilo, was killed by a passing car as he exited a taxi in Rio.
Arnaldo is getting engaged to my father,” Gilda joked to friends. The young couple married in 1940 in Rio, and Gilda gave birth to a daughter, Sonia, in 1943 and then to Sergio on March 15, 1948. The Vieira de Mellos lived a peripatetic existence typical of diplomatic families. In 1950 Arnaldo, then thirty-six, moved his wife and two children from Argentina, where young Sergio had spent his first two years, to Genoa, Italy. In 1952 Arnaldo was posted back to Brazil, where Sergio lived until he was nearly six.
Initially Jamieson’s scheme looked doomed because the Sudanese rejected the presence of Western soldiers on their soil, and the Dutch military refused to perform the task 28 CHASING THE FLAME out of uniform. But Jamieson quickly devised a compromise formula by which the Dutch would wear their uniforms without Dutch insignia. The all-steel Bailey bridge, which was completed in the spring of 1974, opened up southern Sudan to Kenya and Uganda, vastly increasing the flow of people and goods into the area.
Clint Eastwood. Biografía by Patrick McGilligan