To give honor to an iconic actor, Clint Eastwood, Turner Classic Movies is going to telecast his most popular movies on 31st August, 2010. Clint Eastwood’s extraordinary career will be celebrated by TCM with a 24-hour Eastwood movie marathon.
Clinton “Clint” Eastwood is a renowned American film actor, director, producer and composer. He is famous for his anti-hero acting roles in violent action and western films. He has received five Academy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, two Cannes Film Festival awards, and five People’s Choice Awards — including one for Favorite All-Time Motion Picture Star.
Morgan Freeman narrates “The Eastwood Factor,” an all-new, feature-length documentary which is written and directed by movie critic Richard Schickel, who wrote for Time and Life magazines for more than 43 years. The documentary was released earlier this year as part of the boxed set “Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years at Warner Bros.”
The documentary is flanked on the air by the evidence: nine Eastwood films, from “The First Traveling Salesman” in 1956 through “Magnum Force” in 1973. The marathon kicks off at 6 a.m. on 31 August, 2010 with “Escapade In Japan,” and ends with ‘First Traveling Saleslady’ at 4 a.m.
Other titles like Dirty Harry (1971) and its first sequel, Magnum Force (1973), Where Eagles Dare (1969) and Kelly’s Heroes (1970); the American western Hang ‘Em High (1968); and the Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns A Fistful of Dollars (1965), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1966) are included in this marathon.
Schedule of TCM’s celebration of Clint Eastwood’s extraordinary career (as per Eastern Time) is as follows:
Date: 31st August, 2010 (Tuesday)
6:00 A.M.: Escapade In Japan (1957)
After his plane crashes in Tokyo, an American boy tries to find his way home. Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Teresa Wright, Jon Provost. Dir: Arthur Lubin. C-93 mins, TV-G, Letterbox Format
7:45 A.M.: Paint Your Wagon (1970)
Two California miners share a gold claim and a wife. Cast: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg. Dir: Joshua Logan. C-159 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
10:30 A.M.: Hang ‘Em High (1968)
A mysterious drifter survives a lynching then goes back for revenge. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Ed Begley, Inger Stevens. Dir: Ted Post. C-115 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
12:30 P.M.: For a Few Dollars More (1965)
Two bounty hunters join forces to bring an outlaw to justice. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Gian Maria Volonte. Dir: Sergio Leone. C-132 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
2:45 P.M.: Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The (1966)
Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef. Dir: Sergio Leone. C-179 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
5:45 P.M.: Outlaw Josey Wales, The (1976)
A peaceful farmer turns vigilante when soldiers murder his family. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Chief Dan George, Sondra Locke. Dir: Clint Eastwood. C-136 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format
8:00 P.M.: Fistful Of Dollars, A (1964)
A mysterious stranger plays dueling families against each other in a Mexican border town. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonte, Marianne Koch. Dir: Sergio Leone. C-100 mins, TV-14, CC, Letterbox Format
9:45 P.M.: Bridges of Madison County, The (1995)
A photojournalist and a farmer’s wife share a four-day romance. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, Debra Monk. Dir: Clint Eastwood. C-135 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format
12:15 A.M.: Eastwood Factor, The (2010)
Film clips and interviews detail the career of actor-director Clint Eastwood. Cast: Morgan Freeman narrates. Dir: Richard Schickel. BW-88 mins, TV-MA, CC
2:00 A.M.: Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
A prison lifer attempts to tunnel his way out of the inescapable island fortress. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom. Dir: Don Siegel. C-112 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format
4:00 A.M.: First Traveling Saleslady, The (1956)
A corset designer takes a job selling barbed wire in the wild West. Cast: Ginger Rogers, Carol Channing, Clint Eastwood. Dir: Arthur Lubin. C-92 mins, TV-G, CC