“Who is sitting in that empty chair?” – Eugene Ormandy By now you have probably heard about all the fuss over Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention. You may have even heard some of the jokes about “Eastwooding” and “The Old Man and the Seat”. Yes, many Eastwood fans are wondering whether Clint will […]
The hoopla is over, the streamers and confetti have been swept up and the delegates have returned home. Yes, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in the United States have concluded, but not before treating us to a Smörgåsbord of speeches. The speeches were full of stories of personal triumph over adversity, rhetorical barbs directed […]
One commercial that caught my attention during this year’s Superbowl was Chrysler’s motivational offering entitled “It’s Halftime America”. It featured actor and director Clint Eastwood. The ad has generated some controversy. However, I want to leave aside all commentary about politics and economics, and analyze the speech on its own merits. I found it excellent for many reasons […]
Clint Eastwood: “You can tell any story 20 different ways. The trick is to pick one and go with it.” Stories are powerful ways to get your message across.
It sounds like a tall order, I know, but a clever fellow named Matthew Belinkie has pulled it off. If you have not seen this montage of film scenes that he has put together, you are in for a treat. There is not much more that I need to say. So sit back, relax and […]