Cinema: Elephant Man


Directed by Clint Eastwood

Screenplay by Peter Viertel, James Bridges and Burt Kennedy

It is a brave movie star who knowingly subverts the values implicit in his own image. It is a brave director who will guide him through a performance that satirizes the grand manner of one of recent movie history's most revered auteurs and, in the end, devastates the great man's macho posturings. Obviously, Clint Eastwood, who both plays John Wilson -- read that as John Huston -- and directs White Hunter, Black Heart, has more gumption than, say, Dirty Harry Callahan. After all, the...

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