All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
Detective Harry Callahan. He doesn't break murder cases. He smashes them.
When a madman dubbed the "Scorpio Killer" terrorizes San Francisco, hard-boiled cop Harry Callahan -- famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement -- is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.
The Outlaw Josey Wales takes out the trash on the streets of San Francisco armed with his .44 Magnum in Don Siegel's quintessential man's man fuck you political correctness action flick that introduced the world to one of the coolest badass motherfuckin' characters in the history of cinema Dirty Harry Callahan. Rooftop swimming pool. Shell casing. Scorpio manifesto. Mayor John Vernon. The usual. 211. Sudden Magnum Impact Force. The infamous question. Fuck haircuts. Fuck partners. Fuck highbrows. Fuck them all! Horoscope classifieds. Psycho smile. Blue Thunder's cousin. Tits at the window. Hot Mary? Useful partner? Jumper. Clint's hair. Chico's glasses. High-tech binoculars. Peeping Harry. Loose tooth. Payphone. Wild goose chase. Make out mountain. Alice. Statue stillness. Ski mask. Chico's timing.…
Well, this is surely the most confounding Terrance Malick film. Oh wait, that script was never produced.
What was produced turned out to be one of the most iconic films of the 70’s, and one that ushered in a new style of gritty detective drama. The Man With No Name is transported through time, and now works on the San Francisco police force. As the gun-slinger era drew to a close, Clint and his director friend Don Segal crafted “Dirty” Harry Callahan as the face of the modern day moral gunslinger; one who lives and acts by his own rules. The cherry on top in the form of the equally iconic pair of questions “Do I feel Lucky? Well, do…
It is so nice to re-watch a film you have known for your entire life and find that it really is as good as you remembered.
I'm not sure why I don't grab a Clint film automatically for my Friday Night Action/Thriller selection. Clint is the man. That sounds so 80s but he is The Man. He's always the same reliably rogue character with fantastic zingers when it counts. I was surprised to find that in Dirty Harry none of those were delivered in that way modern movies tend to include "The Zinger That May Go Viral". His were all understated and à propos. Nothing cute and catchy for its own sake. So refreshing.
What is particularly interesting about this…
I know what you're thinking. Didn't he review this already?
Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I didn't really lose track myself. No, I just decided to watch one of my absolute favourites again and I might as well just run through the whole series while I'm at it.
I reckon this is probably about my 63rd viewing of Dirty Harry and as I've mentioned before I probably first saw it, albeit in a heavily edited version, when I was 8. Each time I watch this film I think I watch it in a very different light. I think if you watch a favourite film enough you can start to see things that probably…
If there is one film that I'm most afraid for it falling into the hands of the Hollywood remake machine, it's this one.
It would not make my day if that would happen.
One of those rare films that wholly embodies its time period of disorderly, restless 70s crime, grime and ghetto culture, yet remains timeless in its storytelling. This movie could be released today as a period piece and still blow away audiences with how reserved it is. Still one of the coolest characters to ever grace to screen.
Perhaps the coolest movie I've ever seen. Clint Eastwood is a badass cop, he jumps on buses, he shoots first and asks questions later, he carries a switch blade. The use of a zoom lens on this was super effective it felt really fast paced. I like how Don Siegel used different matt box shapes for the lens, the sniper was sick and the binoculars were really cool. Amongst all the intense action, verbal threats, and racist puns I thought the film maintained a very energetic vibe just by having colorful scenery.
Truly ushering in the era of the supercop Dirty Harry is, for its first half anyway, a fairly exciting thriller. Once it gets weighted down in politics though, it becomes something far less effective.
My favorite scene in this movie is when Clint Eastwood calls in a possible bank robbery and goes about eating his hotdog at a diner. The bank's alarm goes off before back-up has arrived and Dirty Harry is forced into action mid-chew. He stalks out of the diner, gets shot in the leg and fires off a few shots rendering the bank robbers dead or severely wounded. All the while still eating. Best part is, even though he gets shot in the leg he doesn't limp.…
A classic urban Western, Don Siegel's mastery makes this an entertaining ride even after 40 years.
I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk? -Harry Callahan
A gritty, violent, cynical but brilliant thriller about the events of the Zodiac-Killer 1968/1969, that launched a 17 year-long running franchise with four additional movies.
Funny how 43 years later this seems both brutal (the skin-crawling villain, the racism, the beatings) and tame (Harry only shoots a couple people, his "dirty cop" activities seem reasonable compared to contemporary movie policemen). It's unfortunate that a lot of film critics and scholars take Pauline Kael's "fascism" crap far too seriously, parroting it as if it were an original or insightful thought instead of labeling the film as the classic it is.
Hmmm which is my favourite Clint Eastwood character?...Maybe that one where he was a bad ass...or that other one where he was a real bad ass. Hmm though I did like that one where it turns out he's a bad ass! No..... Dirty Harry is definitely my favourite Clint Eastwood bad ass.
Continuando con mi revisión de pelis relacionadas/rodadas en San Francisco, llego a Harry el sucio, bajo mi punto de vista es una película pasaría por una de nivel medio si no es por dos detalles que la hacen salir de esa media: Clint Eastwood, desenvolviendose como pez en el agua como el detective Harry Callaghan (por cierto inspirado en un detective real de San Francisco, Dave Toschi) y Andrew Robinson (Scorpio) creando un malvado, absolutamente histriónico y divertido, muy fan de él.
"I know what you're thinking, punk. You're thinking ""did he fire six shots or only five?"" Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow you head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself a question: ""Do I feel lucky?"" Well, do ya, punk?
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- The Rules of the Game
- Tokyo Story
Another year, another update. 2012 List can be found here.
The following is a really extensive and great list of…