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Dirty Harry (1971)

Dirty Harry is an American neo-noir vigilante action thriller film series featuring San Francisco Police Department Homicide Division Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan. There are five films: Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983) and The Dead Pool (1988). Clint Eastwood portrayed Callahan in all five films and directed Sudden Impact.

Dirty Harry (1971) was directed by Don Siegel and starred Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan. Harry tracks serial killer Scorpio (loosely based on the Zodiac killer). Eastwood's iconic portrayal of the blunt-speaking, unorthodox detective set the style for a number of his subsequent roles, and its box-office success led to the production of four sequels. The "alienated cop" motif was subsequently imitated by a number of other films. At the beginning of the film, Callahan corners a bank robber and says, "You've got to ask yourself a question: 'Do I feel lucky?'. Well, do ya, punk?". The line became famous, although often misquoted as "Do you feel lucky, punk?"; the second movie, Magnum Force, opens with Harry asking, "Do you feel lucky?"

(At around ten minutes) In the bank robbery scene, Harry enters a burger joint across the street from the bank. Around the corner from the burger joint, the viewer can see a movie theatre marquee that lists Play Misty for Me (1971). Clint Eastwood starred in and directed that movie, which was the first theatrical movie directed by Eastwood.

Oprah Winfrey visited Clint Eastwood in 1997. Oprah interviewed Eastwood's family, she asked his mother Ruth Wood, (then eighty-eight at the time), what her favorite of her son's movies is, she replied, "Dirty Harry (1971)". Oprah's reaction was, "Really?!"

Doris Day said in an interview in 1993 on Vicki! (1992), which took place in Ms. Day's home of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, said that Clint Eastwood was one of her neighbors. When asked what her favorite Clint Eastwood movie was, she replied "Dirty Harry (1971)". N.A.T.O., (The National Association of Theatre Owners), named Doris Day number one on their list of the Top 10 Box-Office Stars in the world a few times back in the 1960s. Clint Eastwood made their list several times in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Dirty Harry (1971) from director Don Siegel is a seminal vigilante film of the decade, along with The French Connection (1971), the UK's Get Carter (1971), Death Wish (1974) featuring a vengeful Charles Bronson, Walking Tall (1973), The Seven-Ups (1973), and the Australian film Mad Max (1979) with Mel Gibson. Countless other cop-action films have been made to copy this original law-and-order film that was one of the first to appear on movie screens. However, the influential film received no Academy Award nominations. In the same year, Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Gordon Parks' blaxploitation film Shaft (1971) presented alternative views of crime and the place of law in society.

Director Siegel and star Eastwood had made other films together before this one: Coogan's Bluff (1968) with Eastwood as an Arizona deputy displaced to NYC, Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970), and The Beguiled (1971), and Siegel had also aided Eastwood with his directorial feature debut for Play Misty for Me (1971). Siegel also directed the excellent NY police detective film Madigan (1968) a few years earlier without Eastwood, but with Harry Guardino. This film was the actor's third feature in 1971. The director took advantage of many scenic views and locales in the picturesque city of San Francisco within the film, although the most famous set-piece - the bank robbery on a downtown street in the film's opening - was shot on a Hollywood studio set.

FYI--If possible, try to get the DVD for this one. I watched it streaming on Netflix and it was a very dark and muddy copy--and left a lot to be desired.Harry (Clint Eastwood) is a tough cop. He's good at his job but often gets on the wrong side of his superiors due to his propensity


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