Clint Eastwood has been back at work working on a new movie “American Sniper,” an autobiographical account from the book “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the most Lethal Sniper in U.S Military History,” written by Chris Kyle, a former US Navy SEAL sniper. Mr. Kyle served four tours in Iraq with a confirmed 160 kills. He was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Achievement Medals from the same branches. He was later shot and killed at a shooting range on February 2, 2013 in Chalk Mountain, Texas.
American Sniper Captures Eastwood’s Vision from Previous Movies
The movie is scheduled for a limited viewing on December 25, 2014. Clint Eastwood picked up directing the film on August 21, 2013 after Steven Spielberg dropped out on August 5. Clint Eastwood’s flair for finding interesting stories, characters and bringing them to the big screen in a dramatic fashion has kept us entertained for decades. American shares similar traits with Gran Torino, such as emphasis on the primary character, the human development and the personal struggle within the soul. The movie will carry it over the top like Gran Torino. The movie spreads forth to share a dramatic taste with “Letters from Iwo Jima,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” and “Heartbreak Ridge.”
Remembering Chris Kyle and the Power of Eastwood
Chris Kyle was killed by a fatal wound and his life as a father and as an American Serviceman should not be forgotten. Clint will definitely bring all of his skills as a Cinema Master to portray a small glimpse of one man’s life. This movie should be a turning point, such as the capture of the raw emotion, Eastwood’s drive to focus his actors on a natural performance. This movie should hit on a new level, unlike before, expect Gran Torino but with a higher caliber kick.