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Lucky indeed for us Clint/DH fans !
One of the best villains ever,just totally bonkers.
The only way you could stop him re-offending is to kill him.
Which is what Harry did.
I love 'The Gauntlet'.
Its the best Eastwood/Locke team-up of all the films they did together.
I love Clint's face when the cop in the car starts getting all horny over Malley,and then flips when she says "Oh,by the way,does your wife know that you masterbate ? "
Great movies. I particularly like Thunderbolt and Lightfoot. Eastwood and Jeff Bridges are great double act and it has one of the saddest endings ever!
The Gauntlet is a guilty pleasure.....really good action scenes! Loose remake by Bruce Willis in 16 Blocks!
It didn't try to compete with The Gauntlet,which would have been a mistake.
It's one of Willis better films.
Am surprised a straight remake of The Gauntlet hasn't happened!
Remake a Clint film ? They would be mad !
By blowing their heads clean off
True. The new Death Wish didn't exactly go down well. It would probably be the same for Dirty Harry.
Certain icons needs to be left alone, and Harry is one of them, IMO. If a Dirty Harry reboot/remake with a younger actor were to have happened it probably would have been 10 years ago at least.
It's been 30 years now since the last Dirty Harry film, and at this point there probably isn't enough of a nostalgia for it to warrant a new version.
Perhaps we should choose our top five CE movies? (or has that been done)..oh well...
Oulaw Josey Wales
Firefox (yes, I know , cheese)
PS in the opening scene of DH, Harry pauses on top of the skyscraper and looks out over the city that he is protecting. Like Batman, I thought. Then the Joker similar to Harry's enemy. Turns out, many people online have made the same connection. So much for original thought :-)
Off hand, I would have to say :
Play Misty For Me
In The Line Of Fire
The Good,The Bad,And The Ugly.
I suppose if they were to bring Harry Callahan back,then Clint could direct the film,with this chap starring as Harry :
You are really do not have the good, the bad, and I ugly in your top five but Firefox ( which for itself it’s a perfectly fine movies, don’t get me wrong )? I really don’t mean to insult you, but I will never be able to wrap my mind around that. After all we are talking about the greatest entertaining movie ever made!
"You must think in Russian."
The Good , the Bad etc is a classic no doubt but I find it hard going and a little joyless.
Don't rate Firefox...It's quite boring and not a typical Eastwood flick!
High Plains Drifter is another great one!
And let's not forget Where Eagles Dare!! Marvellous stuff!
I just finished Dirty Harry and Magnum Force a few days back. Don't get me wrong, I love the original but I still much prefer the sequel. It's a pleasure to see greats like Hal Holbrook as well as other well known actors like David Soul, Robert Ulrich and Tim Matheson in their early days, and the concept of vigilantism and abuse of power/authority is more interesting to me. I just wish it would have ended with a shootout between Soul's Davis and Harry. The death by fall into the Bay seemed a tad anticlimactic after the tense buildup (love the car/bike chase which preceded it).
Magnum Force was a very clever reaction to those who criticised DH for being some kind of right wing, facist movie. It showed that, on the spectrum, Harry was actually part of the establishment and worked within it. It also used it as an opportunithy for us to know more about his character, re his family back story, bleak bedsit, hot neighbour etc etc,
Hard to think of a better double bill than Dirty Harry and Magnum Force.
As much as I,too,love Dirty Harry,i do prefer Magnum Force by a tiny tiny amount.
But I enjoy all the DH films...well,it's Clint..he's the man.
FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY
A PERFECT WORLD
Apparantly the film wasn't a pleasant production at all,Burt Reynolds got his jaw busted by a metal chair on the first day of filming and was on liquid food for a while.
1. THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY
2. FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
3. DIRTY HARRY
4. IN THE LINE OF FIRE
5. HANG EM HIGH