'Paul Smith's work here is impressive; no one can write on
Eastwood now without referring to it, but the book will also influence
how we think about masculinity in film, the western, and the
cinematic apparatus in general.'
--Clint Burnham, review in Border/Lines, Canada
'Paul Smith's superb analysis illuminates the Eastwood persona in all
its stunning complexity....and moves across the different registers of
Eastwood's career with great skill. whether you are an Eastwood fan,
a student of mass culture, or both, Smith's provocative study will be
of enormous interest.'
--Judith Mayne, Ohio State University